Jimmy flew back to Lavender Town and headed North, fighting a mercedes of trainers along the way. One guy even had the guts to use three very weak Magikarp. Another guy used very kingly Pokemon, and a high leveled Magikarp. That's an inside joke with Japan, because Magikarp's Japanese name is King Koi. I liked it when he used Seaking though. We eventually encounter the Teacher trainer type, which I believe is only in 2nd Gen Kanto. Apparently many ledges popped up in the last few years as well. Because of this, Jimmy had to pass through twice in order to beat everyone.
After this, it was off to Saffron Gym to fight a ton of Psychics. Apparently some gave up being a trainer and left, since there seems to be less than Kanto. I ended up sweeping the whole gym with just Carolina, though she couldn't OHKO most of the monsters. Eventually, we did meet...
Ok Sabrina, I'm digging the new look, but what's with those power ring/bracelet thingies? They look mighty heavy... That aside, I consider Sabrina to be one of more annoying fights in the game. In fact the first playthrough I fought her, I had to whip out my Ho-oh in order to beat her. That aside, I had some guts to send Cannonbolt against Espeon. She Calm Minded, while Cannonbolt's Earthquake brought it down to the red. Sabrina healed, while Cannonbolt Ice Sharded, but then a lucky Quick Claw let it Earthquake beforehand and defeat it.
Next up was the big guns, Alakazam. I had no hesitation to switch to Kindle and Shadow Claw it, but for some reason it did not OHKO it, and it used Reflect. Nevertheless, one more Shadow Claw defeated it. Last up was Mr. Mime. Now the hero sent S.MachoMan out. Why exactly? Because Jimmy's strategy is to ignore type disadvantages, kick reason to the curb and believing in the gym guy who believes in him. While the Mr. Mime sets up a Light Screen, S.MachoMan gives it a DYNAMICPUNCH, and the mime is the first Pokemon to ever live such a thing, but gets confused. It hurts itself in confusion, and a lucky critical-hit Stone Edge ends Sabrina, giving us the badge!
Kindle Lv. 59
Carolina Lv. 58
S.MachoMan, Nassie, Cannonbolt, Escargo Lv. 57