I actually took the time to come and comment because I couldn't really answer from the poll in the messages page. For this reason, unlike other regions I don't have a particular favourite in hoenn. For one half of them I could destroy if I had the right starter or right companions. Like the first gym any of the starters can smash the rock gym. Treecko is grass so thats a no brainer. Same with Mudkip but it also has ground which If I recall does some nasty damage too. Then Torchic has double kick at level 16 I believe when it evolves. Also when I played the old games before I would trade between games so I can start the game with all 3 starters. Then some other gyms can be obliterated as well like using Mud shot in the electricity gym or water attack in the fire gym. etc.
Wattson. He's just this fun, jolly old man. I feel like he's the sort of cool grandpa who'd tell crazy stories and stick whoopie cushions under peoples' seats and make jokes to lighten serious situations. He's like Santa but electrically technical and with a wily disposition