Pokémon Gen 1 Living Pokédex Journey Introduction

I have wanted to build a living Pokédex in the Pokémon games for quite a while and decided that this summer would be as good time as any to start catching them all. After noticing accidental save corruption (some Pokémon disappeared from the box) in the emulator I was using previously, I decided to restart Pokémon Yellow and write down my experiences down the line.