I got to Eterna City and realized that the gym leader is a grass specialist. I managed to catch Ponyta on a route out of town, but it didn’t have any fire attacks. I tried training it by fighting the gym leader’s lackey, but even though it gained a few levels, it still didn’t get any. I saved my game before fighting the gym leader and stopped playing there.

I defeated the gym master and got my first badge. This allows me to use the Rock Smash move outside of battle. Since the north route (207) is for bikes only, I had to return to Jubilife city. On the way back, I was able to clear a few rocks in the mountain between Orenburgh and Jubilife. This opened a passage to B1 of the dungeon where I caught Psyduck. I’m going for badge number two next.