What I have right now:
Oliver: Mighty Mite, Najalisk, Oroboros
Ester: Griffrigerator, Hip-Hooray, Napcap
Swaine: Bone Ranger, Monolith, Dumbelemur
I'm planning on trading out the Mighty Mite for a Dinoceros and the Dumbelemur for a Girlfriend when I come by them.
The rest I'm keeping on to max them out, making sure I don't metamorphosize until the level limit has been reached.
What I wondered, though, was how effective any of you have found the Monolith (either of it's top forms) versus the Tin Man?
Also, as strong as my Griff is now, I had read that the Grimray would make a better front man in the long run and a Lumberwood would be my best bet for a third party member.
What's been your experience?