On the short flight to Toronto I was able to only make it to completing the first gym because I was slowed by Chikorita’s type disadvantage.
I had a much longer flight from Toronto to Guangzhou, and was able to capture 2 more badges between sleeping periods. I enjoyed slowly shaping a team and exploring the region.
My final flight from Guangzhou to Manilla gave me enough time to get one more badges and be close to the mid point of Johto. I’ll have a couple flights in the Philippines coming up after Christmas, and then my flights home, so I expect I’ll finish the main part of the game by the time I return home.
The 3DS is still a great system to travel with and I’ve enjoyed the smaller, simpler experience this game offers as a virtual console game. It’s remarkable how much story and life was able to be created with the limited Game Boy Color hardware; I’ve been more engaged than I expected to be.