Even the 8th gym leader only had 3 Pokemon… I stopped playing after Emerald, so I'm used to up to 5 Pokemon. And I'm pretty sure Wally&May had a full team. So yeah they might've dumbed it down gradually over the last 3 gens, but since I haven't played them, this is kind of a shock.
I guess that's true about me being late But there's a lot of shiny legendaries floating around in the GTS, many boasting to have 6 perfect IV's etc. - that just seems too lucky to be legit, if there's several of them. Just like my shiny 6IV Ditto that I got through wondertrade. No way that one is legit.
For some reason I though he had 4, they did say some time ago htey wanted to make the game more accessible even though it was always ez so maybe thats why, but I dont care I dont expect a challenge from Pokemon games atleast no outside battle facilities or online.
I have legit shiny legendaries, events, soft reseting but yes there are obviously hacked ones also but hacked pokemon existed back in Emerald so that shouldn't surprise you atleast lol, you can carry over some hacked mons and now there is powersaves that can changs IVs, etc plus there is a save editor tool also but I think its only in japan right now, a lot of hacked stuff has appeared becaue of it becasue unlike powersaves that only lets you make edits that dont affect the legality of the pokemon, that save editor lets you do wtv, bunch of people getting 6 Huge power Slaking teams, Mega evos without mega evolving(they can hack the mega into the game as its own poekmon), etc hopefully GF does something in ORAS to change that, they need to improve their filters.
I have a Manaphy but I cant trade right now, maybe tomorrow, we are on the same timezone so it shouldn't be hard.