I've resigned myself to at least one death per gym from now on. ;_;
I grinded Nube the Swablu to 33, thinking that's when it evolved (since Winona has a level 33 Altaria), but had forgotten gym leaders usually have hacked evolutions, and thus boxed Nube since even at level 33 it would be useless against Winona.
Winona's Altaria gave me a bit of trouble, despite confusing it, it still nearly killed Rebote. Knowing that Altaria had Earthquake, I thought Espina might be good enough to live through it and hopefully get a crit on Slash, sadly it didn't and got killed by Dragonbreath. In the end it died to a Mach Punch, but damn Espina's death hurts since I used Dig TM on it.>>40053128
Oh man I'm heading to work so I can't watch, but good luck!