Last night, after writing in my journal, I traveled northward to camp out in front of Route 31. A trainer with two Caterpie challenged me to a battle, which I won. I awoke early, hoping to find a Ledyba, but I instead found and caught a Bellsprout, whom I named Pitcher. I found another apricorn tree, this one producing black fruit.
A Bug Catcher named Wade fought me. He was, at least, more varied than the one from last night: In addition to three Caterpie, he had a Weedle. After the match, he said that he would call me if he found any useful items, as he sometimes does, so we exchanged phone numbers.
I made my way into Violet City - interrupted by Lyra, who gave me a Vs Recorder - and proceeded to explore. In the south of the city, I found another apricorn tree, this one producing yellow fruit. I also met a man who seemed eager to teach people about status conditions, and I met someone in the southeast who wants to trade his Onix for a Bellsprout. I'll keep that in mind for later.
I first headed west, to Route 36. There was little going on there. Apparently, it is normally busier, but a strange tree is blocking the path. I approached the tree myself, noting how hard it was to the touch, but, more surprisingly, it seemed to move in reaction to that.
I decided to journey through the Ruins of Alph, which have their north entrance on Route 36. There were some scientists at the research facility, but I avoided the ruins themselves for the time being. The east entrance of the ruins leads back to Route 32, which connects to Violet City on its southern side. I heard that there were wild Ekans there, so I tried my luck, but found instead another Bellsprout. I named her Vine.
I heard that the rare Ghost-type pokémon come out of Sprout Tower at night, so I waited until nightfall before entering, doing some slight training. Pitcher learned Growth, which I'm sure will come in handy; she previously knew only Vine Whip.
When night fell, I entered Sprout Tower, hoping to find a ghost, but instead finding one of the Rattata that run around in its walls. It was very close - Sting had poisoned him with her Poison Sting, so I had to quickly use an Antidote to not lose him. I named him "Scrounger". After treating them at the pokémon center, I decided to call it a night.
Note: I stored Vine in the PC, since I already have Pitcher.
[NOTE: Despite the date of this posting, day 2 actually corresponds to Saturday, October 20th, 2012, if memory serves.]