Oh, hey, I surprised myself by being super efficient and actually reaching the end of the game!
Overall, I wasn't a big fan of the game, and that's probably my fault for starting with the hardest of the GBC Pokémon games. There is definitely a good game in that cartridge, but it's obscured by a lot of unexplained rules and problems, such as "you can't tell what an item does BEFORE you use it". I hear good things about the GBA remakes, which solve a lot of the general problems and tweaks/fixes the battle system problems in particular.
...Wait. They did GBA remakes of the GBC games? Seriously? Wow. That's like Zelda: Link's Awakening getting a GBC remake of the GB original. Huh.