Log, have your tried the new Pokemon Ranger? It's a hellava lot more fun than the original game despite that you aren't as free with what pokemon you catch in the game. :/ But, you get to choose your partner, and I think that's cool.
I've got this thing where I have to beat the first before I can move onto the second.
Also, That's the one question I had about the second, too.
@HK: My godsdamned Izuna save got corrupted or something so I'm very angry at it.