Hehe, title is self-explanatory.
Well, in Pokemon Emerald I was stuck in Verdanturf and Mauville City because I thought that I had to surf across the water to continue the game. I had a Swampert so I spent at least 5 days of just training it to see if it'd learn Surf. (Yeah, I was a pokenoob!) Anyway, it eventually learnt "Muddy Water" so I thought that if I tried using it against the sea it'd work - it didn't. I was so confused, my Pokemon at least level 50 now. Then it finally hit me to go back to Petalburg where my "Dad" awaited me.
-___-" what a waste of my time.