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I think you want this in Older Games, but anyway lemme give it a go.
I won't specify movesets and stuff.
Salamence/Flygon (depends on personal preference honestly, I like Flygon.)
This is open, kind of a wild card slot. I like Cacturne/Shiftry or another grass type like Breloom. You could also put Glalie or another Ice type here though, which I do for the Elite Four.
Mixing together all of my favorites from my Hoenn-based runs of the game, using only 'mons new to the Hoenn dex:
That's right. Metang, not Metagross (reason being that I didn't evolve him at the time because I found Metang to look a lot sleeker and more agile, as opposed to the "standing artillery" look that Metagross gave off.
The reasoning behind thses choices is availability, difficulty in raising, movepool and coverage. Gardevoir is the only out of these that is hard to find and slightly difficlut to raise but the rest are easily available, learn good moves, evolve early and can carry you for the whole game.