Did you know it's possible to do gym badges out of order? I discovered this by accident in my Fire Red game. I couldn't get into Sabrina's gym in Saffron because I hadn't done the Silph Company building because I hadn't done whatever I needed to do to make the Team Rocket guard move. So after clearing out the Fighting Dojo in Saffron, I went on to Fuschia to do Koga's gym. Then I got distracted by Colosseum (again) and breeding in Leaf Green, and didn't play FR for a while. When I got back to it, I knew that Fuschia was the last gym I'd done, so thought the next one must be Cinnabar. It was only when I was halfway round and noticed the Pokemon levels seemed a lot higher than my team that I remembered I hadn't actually done the Saffron gym yet! Having got halfway round, I figured I'd go on anyway and see if the game would let me do the badges out of order. Well, it did. Or at least, it let me get the 7th badge after defeating Blaine, despite having a big gap on my trainer's card for no 6. I don't know whether it would then let me get the 6th badge because I didn't save. Mostly because I couldn't remember what the 6th and 7th badges unlock, and figured that if the 6th badge unlocks "all Pokemon up to level 50 obey you" and the 7th badge unlocks "all Pokemon up to level 70 obey you", doing them out of order might do seriously bad stuff to my game. And I didn't really feel like enduring ~25 hours of gameplay just to find out if it screws up or not, especially as it might screw up in a way that's invisible at first but quite messy later. What do the 6th & 7th badges get you? I'm very tempted to find out the answer to whether it'll let me get the 6th badge if I already have the 7th one, by a) finishing the rest of the 6th gym, b) trading across a level 60ish pkmn, c) SAVING then d) defeating Blaine, e) defeating Sabrina. But this seems like a lot of hassle just to find out something that's not very interesting. Ah well.