The Vermilion City GYM is owned and operated by Lt. Surge. He is the third GYM that you will need to face on your quest to collect all 8 GYM Badges for Kanto. Surge is an Electric Type GYM Leader. Once defeated, he will give you the Thunder Badge. Trainers will then be able to advance to Route 11. Trainer must defeat 2 GYM Trainers before they are able to challenge the GYM Leader.