I went to battle against Blue after healing my Pokemon, and I used my Ninetales against his Exeggutor. I was able to defeat it easily with a single Flamethrower attack, then I used my Raichu against Blue's Gyarados. I defeated it with Thunderbolt and I used Raichu against Blue's Rhydon. My plan was to have Raichu beat Rhydon with Iron Tail, but that didn't work out so well so I switched to Feraligatr and I beat Rhydon with Surf. I switched to Pidgeot when Blue sent out his Machamp and I beat it with Fly. I then used Feraligatr against Arcanine and finally Golem against Pidgeot. I obtained the Earth Badge and a TM from Blue upon attaining victory, and I headed out to the Pokemon Center. I swapped Pokemon there and took care of other stuff before heading south to Pallet Town again. I arrived at Prof Oak's lab and I obtained the Rock Climb HM and information about Mt. Silver. I then saved.