I had a lot of time to play yesterday, so I got quite a bit done.
Heading on to Route 11, I continued to train my Pokemon to face off against Lt. Surge. Angel was going to be my main Pokemon for that gym. He learned Dig from a TM and practiced it against plenty of Electric Pokemon. Once all the trainers on the route were defeated with ease, we set our sights on Surge to get our third badge.
That gym was so easy. Angel was faster than Raichu and took that mouse down with a Dig attack and a quick Horn Attack to finish it up. The Thunder Badge was in hand. With it, we headed back to Cerulean City to get to the Rock Tunnel.
Along the way, I evolved Angel into the BEST POKEMON EVER because Nidoking.
With all the Rock types in the area, Val got a lot of training. Ender got a little too to take care of any Fighting types, since he learned Aerial Ace. We stumbled around in the dark Rock Tunnel for a while because I wasn't about to go back to Route 2 and get Flash when I have a perfectly good map to follow.
Stumbling out into the sunlight, we took care of the last few trainers before entering Lavender Town to rest up.
Valentine the Clefairy - level 29
Andy the Pikachu - level 27
Angel the Nidoking - level 30
Ender the Charmeleon - level 27
Ch'Ding the Farfetch'd - level 12