I got 10 times more respect for Silver when he tracked me down at Mt. Moon. I had a team of pokemon in the low, say, 10s for training against wilds and then he comes and kicks my Awesome-Pokemon-In-Training out the door.
Still haven't worked up the guts to try again after that manslaughter. I have a mix of respect and hate boiling for that guy.
EDIT: "GO, BULBASAUR!"
And it was one-hit-city from there.