The Fuchsia Gym was full of Tamers and Jugglers (one who was so good at juggling so none of his balls fell down). However, most of the Pokemon they used weren't Poison types at all, and were mostly Hypno and Sandslash. They did use Poison typed moves however, but thankfully none of the team were poisoned. The gym was also guaraded with invisible walls that gave Alata several concussions and headaches. After serious medical treatment, the injured hero faced off against...
Against the first Koffing, FlareBoost Flamethrowered it, but before KOing it the next turn, he got badly poisoned. The Muk was stalling against Emperor next with Acid Armor and Minimize. Emperor's Return started only doing a quarter of damage, so he was switched to 4chan, and one Psychic destroyed the grimy monster. The next Koffing was also defeated with a Psychic from 4chan. Last up was Weezing, who CentumBall tried to defeat. However, Weezing's Sludge was doing half of the Electrode's hit points, and Thunderbolt was just shy of 2HKOing it, but Sludge did. FlareBoost had to come in and finish the job with a few more Flamethrowers, narrowly getting the win as Toxic drained the health away.
Koga gave away his badge as well as the TM for Toxic. Alata rushed to the Pokemon Center to heal his badly wounded Pokemon, and then flew to Celadon City via Pidgey, defeated a Snorlax, and battled a ton of Bikers and Cubones. Surprisingly, a few had Machamp. One pour guy didn't know how to get one though, and was stuck with a Machoke.
After those shenanigans, Alata entered Saffron City by giving some tea to the idiot guards, but the city was overrun by Team Rocket! Before heading to the source, Silph Co., the protagonist headed to the Fighting Dojo to beat up some Karate Kings. After beating the true Karate King, he was allowed to pick up either a Hitmonlee or Hitmonchan. Alata chose Hitmonchan and named it Little Mac, not only for subliminal advertising but... well yes, for subliminal advertising.