Playing through every region before X and Y come out so I decided to start off with the 1st region in FireRed. I went with Bulbasaur as my starter this time because it has been awhile since I chose it. I then had to train Bulbasaur to Lv11 before I could defeat Gary near Viridian City (stupid critical hits). I had planned out my team prior to starting this playthrough but in Viridian Forest I found a Pikachu and gosh darn it I love it so much that I decided to heck with that team and added it to the team. Despite its Adamant nature it seems like it'll be useful so I'm happy with the addition. After beating all the Bug Trainers I got to Pewter City and beat Brock with 4 Vine Whips.
After getting my badge I went ahead and traded a random Weedle for a Vulpix, my third team member. Me being ignorant about trading in the 3rd Gen since I very rarely did it I forgot that the levels for obeying don't increase by every gym like in Gen4. Woops. As I headed to Mt Moon Bulbasaur evolved into Ivysaur. I got to Mt Moon, made it about halfway through, and took a break.