Well, I have reached Cerulean City. However, I don't plan on challenging Misty quite yet as I don't think my team is capable of handling her at this point. I'll try heading up to Bill's house first, getting experience (and an Abra) along the way. I currently have a level 18 Charmeleon, level 18 Pikachu, level 17 Nidoqueen (thanks to the Moon Stone from Mt. Moon), and a level 17 Butterfree, which I'm mainly keeping so I can use Sleep Powder on Abra.