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Mr. Pokémon

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Mr. Pokémon
ポケモンじいさん Old Man Pokémon
Mr Pokémon Golden Boys.png
Mr. Pokémon in Pokémon Gold and Silver: The Golden Boys
Gender Male
Hometown Unknown
Region Johto
Generation II and IV
Games Gold, Silver, and Crystal, HeartGold and SoulSilver

Mr. Pokémon (Japanese: ポケモンじいさん Old Man Pokémon) is a non-player character who lives in a house on Route 30 in the Johto region. He casually researches Pokémon findings as a hobby, and is old friends with Professor Oak. He keeps in contact with Professor Elm because he knows that Elm is the authority on Pokémon evolution.

In the games

Relation to the plot

Mr. Pokémon's House in Generation II

At the beginning of Pokémon Gold, Silver, Crystal, HeartGold, and SoulSilver, Mr. Pokémon contacts Professor Elm about a Pokémon Egg he has found. In Generation II, this Egg is notably one of the first Eggs to be found, but in Generation IV (to tie in with breeding in the games set before HeartGold and SoulSilver) it is just "another Pokémon Egg". Elm sends Ethan/Kris/Lyra to collect the Egg on his behalf, and later entrusts the player with the Egg. It eventually hatches into Togepi and is revealed to have been given to Mr. Pokémon by the Kimono Girls.

Mr. Pokémon's House in Generation IV

Later in the games, in exchange for a Red Scale, obtained from either catching or defeating the Red Gyarados in the Lake of Rage, Mr. Pokémon will give the player an Exp. Share.

In HeartGold and SoulSilver, after obtaining both the National Pokédex and the Kanto starter Pokémon from Professor Oak, Mr. Pokémon will give the player a Blue Orb in HeartGold or a Red Orb in SoulSilver. This will activate the Embedded Tower event.

Quotes

Gold and Silver, and Crystal

  • First time talking to, in his house
"Hello, hello! You must be <player>. Prof. Elm said that you would visit. This is what I want Prof. Elm to examine." (hands over Mystery Egg) "I know a couple who run a Pokémon Day-Care service. They gave me that Egg. I was intrigued, so I sent mail to Prof. Elm. For Pokémon evolution, Prof. Elm is the authority. Even Prof. Oak here recognizes that. If my assumption is correct, Prof. Elm will know it."
"You are returning to Prof. Elm? Here. Your Pokémon should have some rest."
"I'm depending on you!"
  • After giving Egg to Elm
"Life is delightful! Always, new discoveries to be made!"
  • If player has the Red Scale
"Hm? That Scale! What's that? A red Gyarados? That's rare! I, I want it... <player>, would you care to trade it? I can offer this Exp. Share I got from Prof. Oak."
Yes:"Life is delightful! Always, new discoveries to be made!"
No:"That's disappointing. That happens to be very rare."
  • After player gives the Red Scale
"Life is delightful! Always, new discoveries to be made!"

HeartGold and SoulSilver

  • Entering house for the first time
"You must be <player>. It was I who sent an email to Professor Elm earlier. This is what I want Professor Elm to examine."
(gives egg)
"A friend of mine from Ecruteak gave it to me. I bet you can't find this kind of Egg in Johto. I thought Professor Elm might be able to tell what this is. "He's the best when it comes to the research of Pokémon evolution." That's a quote from the famous Professor Oak. You are returning to Professor Elm? Here. Your Pokémon should have some rest."
  • If talked to again
"Sorry to trouble you, having you go back and forth. But please make sure to hand it to Professor Elm!"
  • After delivering the Egg to Professor Elm
"Life is delightful! Always, new discoveries to be made!"
Exchanging Red Scale for Exp. Share
"Hm? That Red Scale! What's that? A red Gyarados? That's rare! I... I want it... <player>, would you care to trade it? I can offer this Exp. Share I got from Professor Oak."
No: "That's disappointing. That happens to be very rare."
Yes: The items are exchanged. Mr. Pokémon says nothing.
  • After the exchange
"Life is delightful! Always, new discoveries to be made!"
Obtaining Blue/Red Orb
  • Entering house after obtaining Kanto starter from Professor Oak
"Hi, <player>! I have something I want you to have and was just about to send an email to Professor Oak."
"The thing is... A friend of mine from Hoenn came over to give this to me."
"That Orb has something to do with the ancient ruins located past Cianwood City, called the Embedded Tower. But only a handful of Trainers can reach there... That's where you come in. Professor Oak thinks highly of you, and you are the proud Champion after all. I'm sure you can solve the mystery of the Orb and the secret of the ruins."
  • If talked to again
"The Embedded Tower is past Cianwood, somewhere in the Cliff Cave. Or so I heard. Or so I remember. Or so I believe!"
"Kimono Girls? What're you talking about? I don't know such people. Hee hee..."

Sprites

Name rater Johto II OD.png Baoba OD.png
Overworld sprite from
Generation II
Overworld sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver

In the manga

In the Pokémon Gold and Silver: The Golden Boys manga

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Mr. Pokémon appears in the Golden Boys manga where he gives Gold an egg as an errand for him to deal with.

Characteristics

According to Professor Elm, "Mr. Pokémon" is merely a nickname; the character's true name is unknown. As a researcher, Mr. Pokémon takes pride in the discoveries he makes, although Elm suggests that these are not as exciting as he would make out.

The contents of his house, located at the northern end of Route 30, suggests that he travels a great deal since he has a large collection of foreign magazines and coins. After the Embedded Tower event, Professor Oak cites Mr. Pokémon's research on Groudon and Kyogre, indicating he may have traveled to Hoenn in his past.

Golden Boys characters
GoldBlackChrisGreyProfessor Oak

Professor ElmMr. PokémonDJ MaryTakeoKurt
Day-Care CoupleFalknerBugsyWhitneyMorty
ChuckJasmineEusineBlack TyranitarJoey



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

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