Umezono said, March 01, 2021, 02:21:20 AMIt is definitely overrated how difficult Cynthia is. The amount of content before Cynthia makes it very easy to overlevel and you literally just need to carry a coverage move for Garchomp so it couldn't set up (ideally by making her waste time on healing).To give Gen 4 credit, Platinum ups the difficulty curve to a significant degree both in terms of late and postgame. But the idea it sticks out as a particularly difficult game is really cause a lot of people grew up with gen 4 back when they didn't know as much as they did, and she's tough to beginners. I really don't think she's capable of sweeping unless your team is totally toploaded into one or two pokemon countered by Garchomp or Lucario.Honestly Gen 3 was harder to me, and to its credit, the Elite 4 and RR episode in Sun and Moon/USUM were on the tougher side as well if you didn't use experience share.That's fair enough -- personally I still find Gen 4 challenging even now (not as much as I used to) but I get it. And I will agree that Gen 3 was pretty damn hard.Even without experience share in USUM tho I found myself bordering Level 80 by the time I got to the Elite Four and Champ and that was with zero grinding.Not as bad as X/Y where I had two Level 100 Pokemon by the time I got to the Elite Four... yiiiiikes.