Well. Decided to come back to this game after coming across the idea of Lucky Egg strats, to run with Infernape the whole game instead of Palkia. It's only marginally faster in the end (imo), but I wanted to just get a PB with it, and move on. This ended up being a really nice time.
Overall, the whole run was not entirely great though. The first half of this run was pretty bad, but the second half was really, really good. And this is a game that can throw a whole can of shit at you. It's my least favourite game of Gen 4/5 to run (which are my fav generations to run), so I'm more than happy with this, and to move on.