I just want to point out that if you are using Nidoran♂ (what are the other optional Pokemon, anyway?), use Red Version. Also, you can catch Spearow on the way to Mt. Moon if you don't see it on Rt. 22 right away.
I'm planning on starting a trial run soon, trying to go off the video/map for the path, and using Blastoise and Nidoking. I'll post updates here I guess. I will be saving, but won't be resetting unless I get wiped out or make a colossal mistake.
So what's the plan with MSN, Myrrh?