The battle tower part has me interested, and I will look into it.
I think I was 11 when pokemon blue came out, so yeah it has been quite a while...
If I do pick up a 3DS I will probably look into some of those games, but as I said I'm really not a handheld gamer, and neither is she except for pokemon (No, I am not trying to start a Handheld vs. Console vs. PC argument so please don't go there).
Thank you again for everyone's input, and for making my first post on the forums a positive and enlightening one.