Originally Posted by KryOnicle
When you first get to Gran Pulse, do not engage the enemies. Run to your destination. When you return to the big open area you'll be the right level for them
Just for when you do play it through again.
I spent a good 2/3 hours in Grand Pulse before moving on to the next destination. I agree when you get to go back it is rather easier to defeat the enemies there, but by spending a good few hours there in the first place make things alittle easier going forward.