I met Bill, and then went to Vermillion City, training my lv18 Oddish along the way. I went to the Diglett Cave to train my Oddish, and now he is a lv.27 Gloom. I also caught a Dugtrio at lv.29, which surprised me since he was at such a high level. Oh, and my Wartortle is now at lv.30.
I going to defreat all the the trainers on route 209, and then I'm going to board the SS Anne. I doubt that I will catch anymore Pokemon before that, but I think the three I have right now will suffice.