I would avoid Johto games; it is very hard to "grind like heck" in Johto. DPPt have Cynthia and her perfect-IV'd Pokemon... I'd pick a Gen III game or BW (because BW2 have Cheren). BW have the advantage of Audino after the first Gym. --- Generation (pi)(i). When you see this, raise e to the generation and add 1. Social experiment.