The Road to Saffron City
On the way to Saffron
When you land in Celadon hit the Pokecenter to heal and save, and then sort out the Pokemon in your Incoming Box to their proper boxes. Now hit the Department Store and restock any of your kit that you have used up.
-- Optional --
Now that we have Surf and can use it outside of battle, you may want to grab your Clefairy and Surf over to the old man by the house that can only be reached this way. He is a Move Teacher who will teach you the move Softboiled, which is a useful move for Clefairy to have.
After you do that remember to head back to the Pokecenter and swap Clefairy back into her box and grab whatever team member you temporarily swapped out to do this, right?
-- End of Optional --
Now exit the Pokecenter and head east to the Gatehouse. You will recall that this Gatehouse, just like the one on the other side of the City, could not be passed through because the thirsty guards were not permitting anyone to enter. Ah, police corruption at its zenith!
Now, if you will recall, back when we were first in Celadon we obtained a Key Item, Tea, from the kind old woman in the Mansion, yes? If for whatever reason you did NOT obtain that, head back to the City and get it now. Got it? Good!
Now enter the Gatehouse and the guard will stop you, but this time he will notice the Tea that we are carrying, and like all cops everywhere, he will be willing to accept that Tea as a bribe to allow you to pass through the Gatehouse and enter the City! Good on ya! You made it to the City!