I wonder if Gym Leaders and E4+Champion would be using held items? In B2W2, Iris had a Druddigon holding a Life Orb and her Haxorus had a Focus Sash. It was pretty impressive that they gave the champion useful held items so they wouldn't be too much of a pushover. Also, I know this is limited to Challenge mode, but the Elite4 also had held items such as Leftovers, Zoom Lens, etc. Even Colress and Ghetsis used held items in their teams (eviolite magneton and life orb hydreigon wtf), so maybe Maxie and Archie could have them as well? If not, then at least I'd like the E4 and Steven to use plenty of held items if possible.