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Dude (Japanese: おにいさん Dude) is a Trainer on Route 29 right outside New Bark Town in Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal. He notices the player pass by a few times and decides to teach him/her how to catch Pokémon. He is the Generation II equivalent of the old man, and was replaced with Lyra or Ethan in HeartGold and SoulSilver.


Caught in tutorial

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Normal Unknown
Held item:
Rattata/ Lv.5

The battle screen also shows that he has a single, unseen, Pokémon on his team during the capture tutorial.


Bag Items pocket icon.png Items Bag Poké Balls pocket icon.png Poké Balls
Potion Potion ×1 Poké Ball Poké Ball ×5


  • He, the old man, and Primo are the only NPCs to receive a back sprite, but not a front one.

Capture tutors
Old manPrimoDudeEthan/LyraWallyLucas/DawnProfessor JuniperBiancaCalem/Serena

Non-player characters in the core series games
Johto Professor ElmProfessor OakMomEthanLyraSilverMr. PokémonEusineLanceRedKiyoBaobaMagnusEarlKurt
CarrieMaryBuenaRadio DirectorHaircut brothersWebsterMasterLiWilmaPrimoMaximoJetDudeMr. Game
Team RocketGym guideGym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsKimono GirlsName RaterFelicityTealaCameron

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