So I grabbed the opportunity of night time and almost immeadiately caught a Gastly. Unfortunately, it had a Jolly Nature but I'm happy sticking with the first Pokemon I catch. Anyhoo, I also forgot to nickname it so I guess I'll have to wait 'til Goldenrod until I can give it a name.
Anyway, most of my time consisted of painstaking battling to try and give my Pokemon some half decent moves. In the end I got bored and ascended the Sprout Tower. During my ascent Ava learned Astonish and Rocky learned Rock Throw, which was alright.
At the top I saw Silver douching out, and he left with his TM- the perfect ploy for an antagonist. Anyway, I beat the Elder without any trouble, grabbed Flash and left.
I was going to save challenging the Violet City Gym but my adventure so far was like swimming in treacle, so I decided to speed things up and battle. Rocky's newly acquired Rock Throw came in handy and annihilated the Gym Trainers. I came to Falkner who delusionally talked about how amazing Flying Types were, and we battled.
Toto took out his Pidgey with three Water Guns, and Rocky managed to win the battle by defeating Pidgeotto. So Falkner gave me TM51 for Roost and also the Zephyr Badge. With this hand I saved and decided to continue my travels and leave Violet City tomorrow.
Location: Violet City Gym
, Toto, Male, Lv11
, Ava, Female, Lv11
, Rocky, Male, Lv11
, GASTLY, Male, Lv10