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Silph Company シルフカンパニー
Silph Company
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
FL Silph Company.png
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Location: Saffron City
Region: Kanto
Generations: I, II, III, IV
Kanto Saffron City Map.png
Location of Silph Company in Kanto.
Pokémon world locations

The Silph Company (Japanese: シルフカンパニー Silph Company), or simply Silph Co. is a company headquartered in Saffron City that is featured in many versions of the Pokémon franchise. They are the manufacturers of many tools, including the Silph Scope—a device that allows the user to view spectral entities—as well as home appliances. They are also speculated to run the Poké Marts in Kanto as well as in Johto and the Sevii Islands.

According to a Team Rocket scientist in the core series games, Silph Co. has a Russian branch in Tiksi. In the original Japanese versions, the branch is in Ponaya Tunguska (Japanese: ポナヤツングスカ) instead. This is another reference to the real world in the Pokémon games and proves that Silph Co. has international branches in addition to the ones in locations other than Saffron City.

In the core series games

A Silph Co. Master Ball

Overview

Silph Co. is the leading manufacturer of Pokémon technology. This company develops the most commercially used Poké Balls and several other Pokémon-related items, including medicine and Technical Machines, looking for ways to improve them. It supplies the Poké Marts of its territory. Its president is a kind, old man.

History

Silph's status had made it a target of Team Rocket, which in Generation I and III, orchestrated the takeover of their headquarters in Saffron City. The situation will be resolved by the player, who will take on the mission of driving them out of the city. Team Rocket had also gained the Silph Co.-made Silph Scope to combat ghosts. It is revealed by the company's president that the top-secret development project Team Rocket was after is the Master Ball, which can catch any Pokémon without fail.

Headquarters

The Silph Co. Office Building, based in Saffron City, is an eleven-floor skyscraper that is effectively a giant maze.

Generations I and III

In Generations I and III, the player can navigate on the inside of the building by using warp tiles in order to reach the board room on the top floor. The player must find the Card Key, which unlocks Silph's doors like a hotel key, on the fifth floor of the building in order to do this. All the while, the player must battle through numerous Team Rocket Grunts, including the Rocket Brothers, and one Juggler, who is curiously also part of Team Rocket. Several Scientists have also defected to Team Rocket, sometimes pretending to be hostages, and will battle the player on sight. The bed at the bottom-left corner of the ninth floor can be used to heal the Trainer's Pokémon without having to leave the building.

Then the player must return to the third floor, open the doors in the center-left of the floor, and use the warp tile to the far left to be taken to the room with a further warp tile that leads to board room. The player's rival waits in that room and must be defeated before continuing on. After he has been beaten, the other person in the room will give the player a Lapras, an extremely rare Pokémon that cannot be obtained any other way in Generation I.

After this, the player may continue on to the board room to face Giovanni and ensure that the plans for the Master Ball are not stolen. After rescuing Silph, the player is free to explore the building and talk to the employees.

In FireRed and LeafGreen, there is a Move Tutor who will teach the move Thunder Wave to a Pokémon.

Generations II and IV

A Silph Co. Pokégear, bearing the company's logo

In Generations II and IV, Silph Co. has increased security, and the player is not allowed to enter the upper floors. One of the guards will kindly give the player an Up-Grade for talking to him.

In HeartGold and SoulSilver, the elevator has broken and is unsafe, denying the player access to the upper floors. However, upon defeating Red, the player may obtain one of the Hoenn region's starter Pokémon from Hoenn Champion, Steven Stone. He will also trade his Beldum for a Forretress.

Generation IV introduced a logo for the company that appears on the Pokégear and has a statue based on it in the company's building.

Rotom's Room

Main article: Rotom's Room

The alternate forms of Rotom may also be accessed here in Generation IV via the broken elevator. When Rotom is in the party, the Silph Co. building will be deserted of all people, including Steven. The notebook present in the room indicates that Charon may have had a past connection to the company.

Discoveries and inventions

Within the company, there are reports of discoveries that serve as in-game trivia for the player.

In the Generation I games, one report says that only four Pokémon evolve when traded, referring to Kadabra, Graveler, Machoke, and Haunter. In Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, it instead says that some Pokémon evolve when traded.

Another report confirms that Pokémon can learn over 160 techniques in the Generation I games, while in FireRed and LeafGreen it's over 350 techniques.

A third report informs the player that Porygon, the first virtual-reality Pokémon, was created by the Pokémon Lab in Cinnabar Island.

Manufactured items

Below is a list of all the known items that are manufactured by Silph Co.:

Items

Item Location Games
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM36 (Selfdestruct) 2F; received from a woman in the top-left area  R  B  Y 
Bag Ultra Ball Sprite.png Ultra Ball 2F; in a plant in southwest part (hidden)  FR  LG 
Bag Hyper Potion Sprite.png Hyper Potion 3F; near the Scientist  R  B  Y  FR  LG 
Bag Protein Sprite.png Protein 3F; in a plant in southeast part (hidden)  FR  LG 
Bag Full Heal Sprite.png Full Heal 4F; left part of the room, next to the other two items  R  B  Y  FR  LG 
Bag Max Revive Sprite.png Max Revive 4F; left part of the room, next to the other two items  R  B  Y  FR  LG 
Bag Escape Rope Sprite.png Escape Rope 4F; left part of the room, next to the other two items  R  B  Y  FR  LG 
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM41 (Torment) 4F; on a table near the bottom right room  FR  LG 
Bag Iron Sprite.png Iron 4F; in a plant in southeast part (hidden)  FR  LG 
Bag Card Key Sprite.png Card Key 5F; on the thin path on the bottom-right  R  B  Y  FR  LG 
Bag Protein Sprite.png Protein 5F; in the top-left area behind a door  R  B  Y  FR  LG 
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM09 (Take Down) 5F; in the bottom-left area behind a door and next to a teleporter  R  B  Y 
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM01 (Focus Punch) 5F; in southwest area with boxes  FR  LG 
Bag Elixir Sprite.png Elixir 5F; in a plant west of Juggler Dalton (hidden)  R  B  Y  FR  LG 
Bag PP Up Sprite.png PP Up 5F; in a plant south of stairs (hidden)  FR  LG 
Bag HP Up Sprite.png HP Up 6F; in the bottom-left area behind a door  R  B  Y  FR  LG 
Bag X Sp. Atk Sprite.png X Special 6F; in the bottom-left area behind a door  FR  LG 
Bag X Accuracy Sprite.png X Accuracy 6F; in the bottom-left area behind a door  R  B  Y 
Bag Carbos Sprite.png Carbos 6F; in a plant near warp tile (hidden)  FR  LG 
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM03 (Swords Dance) 7F; in an area on the right with two doors  R  B  Y 
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM08 (Bulk Up) 7F; near laptop in eastern room  FR  LG 
Bag Calcium Sprite.png Calcium 7F; on the bottom-left near the Scientist  R  B  Y  FR  LG 
Bag Zinc Sprite.png Zinc 7F; in a plant south of elevator (hidden)  FR  LG 
Bag Iron Sprite.png Iron 8F; south of elevator  FR  LG 
Bag Nugget Sprite.png Nugget 8F; in plant near a Scientist who does not battle (hidden)  FR  LG 
Bag Max Potion Sprite.png Max Potion 9F; on the bed to the left of the nurse (hidden)  R  B  Y 
Bag Max Potion Sprite.png Max Potion 9F; near boxes (hidden)  FR  LG 
Bag Calcium Sprite.png Calcium 9F; in a plant near boxes (hidden)  FR  LG 
Bag Carbos Sprite.png Carbos 10F; in the bottom-left, next to the other two items  R  B  Y  FR  LG 
Bag Rare Candy Sprite.png Rare Candy 10F; in the bottom-left, next to the other two items  R  B  Y  FR  LG 
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM26 (Earthquake) 10F; in the bottom-left, next to the other two items  R  B  Y 
Bag Ultra Ball Sprite.png Ultra Ball 10F; in the bottom-left, next to the other two items  FR  LG 
Bag HP Up Sprite.png HP Up 10F; in a plant in eastern room (hidden)  FR  LG 
Bag Zinc Sprite.png Zinc 11F; in southeastern corner  FR  LG 
Bag Revive Sprite.png Revive 11F; in a plant south of president's room (hidden)  FR  LG 
Bag Master Ball Sprite.png Master Ball 11F; received from Silph Co.'s president  R  B  Y  FR  LG 
Bag Up-Grade Sprite.png Up-Grade Received from a guard  G  S  C  HG  SS 
Bag Dawn Stone Sprite.png Dawn Stone Held by Iron, a Beldum the player can obtain in a trade  HG  SS 

Pokémon

Generation I

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Gift Pokémon
131 Lapras
R B Y
Gift Gift
15 One
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.

Generation III

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Gift Pokémon
131 Lapras
FR LG
Gift Gift
25 One
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.

Generation IV

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Gift Pokémon
252 Treecko
HG SS
Gift Gift
5 One
255 Torchic
HG SS
Gift Gift
5 One
258 Mudkip
HG SS
Gift Gift
5 One
Special Pokémon
374 Beldum
HG SS
205 Trade
Forretress
The same as the Traded Pokémon One
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.

Trainers

Generation I

2F
Trainer Pokémon
Rocket
Rocket
Reward: PokémonDollar.png750
042 Golbat Lv.25
No item
041 Zubat Lv.25
No item
041 Zubat Lv.25
No item
020 Raticate Lv.25
No item
041 Zubat Lv.25
No item
Scientist
Scientist
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1400
081 Magnemite Lv.28
No item
100 Voltorb Lv.28
No item
082 Magneton Lv.28
No item
Rocket
Rocket
Reward: PokémonDollar.png870
104 Cubone Lv.29
No item
041 Zubat Lv.29
No item
Scientist
Scientist
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1300
088 Grimer Lv.26
No item
110 Weezing Lv.26
No item
109 Koffing Lv.26
No item
110 Weezing Lv.26
No item

3F
Trainer Pokémon
Rocket
Rocket
Reward: PokémonDollar.png840
020 Raticate Lv.28
No item
097 Hypno Lv.28
No item
020 Raticate Lv.28
No item
Scientist
Scientist
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1450
101 Electrode Lv.29
No item
110 Weezing Lv.29
No item

4F
Trainer Pokémon
Rocket
Rocket
Reward: PokémonDollar.png840
023 Ekans Lv.28
No item
041 Zubat Lv.28
No item
104 Cubone Lv.28
No item
Rocket
Rocket
Reward: PokémonDollar.png870
066 Machop Lv.29
No item
096 Drowzee Lv.29
No item
Scientist
Scientist
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1650
101 Electrode Lv.33
No item

5F
Trainer Pokémon
Rocket
Rocket
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1015
097 Hypno Lv.33
No item
Juggler
Juggler
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1160
064 Kadabra Lv.29
No item
122 Mr. Mime Lv.29
No item
Scientist
Scientist
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1450
082 Magneton Lv.26
No item
109 Koffing Lv.26
No item
110 Weezing Lv.26
No item
081 Magnemite Lv.26
No item
Rocket
Rocket
Reward: PokémonDollar.png990
024 Arbok Lv.33
No item

6F
Trainer Pokémon
Rocket
Rocket
Reward: PokémonDollar.png870
066 Machop Lv.29
No item
067 Machoke Lv.29
No item
Rocket
Rocket
Reward: PokémonDollar.png840
041 Zubat Lv.28
No item
041 Zubat Lv.28
No item
042 Golbat Lv.28
No item
Scientist
Scientist
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1250
100 Voltorb Lv.25
No item
109 Koffing Lv.25
No item
082 Magneton Lv.25
No item
081 Magnemite Lv.25
No item
109 Koffing Lv.25
No item

7F
Trainer Pokémon
Rocket
Rocket
Reward: PokémonDollar.png870
104 Cubone Lv.29
No item
104 Cubone Lv.29
No item
Rocket
Rocket
Reward: PokémonDollar.png780
020 Raticate Lv.26
No item
024 Arbok Lv.26
No item
109 Koffing Lv.26
No item
042 Golbat Lv.26
No item
Scientist
Scientist
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1450
101 Electrode Lv.29
No item
089 Muk Lv.29
No item
Rocket
Rocket
Reward: PokémonDollar.png840
027 Sandshrew Lv.29
No item
028 Sandslash Lv.29
No item

Pokémon Red and Blue

Bulbasaur If the player chose Bulbasaur:



Charmander If the player chose Charmander:



Squirtle If the player chose Squirtle:



Pokémon Yellow

Vaporeon If Eevee evolved into Vaporeon:



Jolteon If Eevee evolved into Jolteon:



Flareon If Eevee evolved into Flareon:



8F
Trainer Pokémon
Rocket
Rocket
Reward: PokémonDollar.png780
020 Raticate Lv.26
No item
041 Zubat Lv.26
No item
042 Golbat Lv.26
No item
019 Rattata Lv.26
No item
Rocket
Rocket
Reward: PokémonDollar.png840
110 Weezing Lv.28
No item
042 Golbat Lv.28
No item
109 Koffing Lv.28
No item
Scientist
Scientist
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1450
088 Grimer Lv.29
No item
101 Electrode Lv.29
No item

9F
Trainer Pokémon
Rocket
Rocket
Reward: PokémonDollar.png840
042 Golbat Lv.28
No item
096 Drowzee Lv.28
No item
097 Hypno Lv.28
No item
Rocket
Rocket
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1400
096 Drowzee Lv.28
No item
088 Grimer Lv.28
No item
066 Machop Lv.28
No item
Scientist
Scientist
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1400
100 Voltorb Lv.28
No item
109 Koffing Lv.28
No item
082 Magneton Lv.28
No item

10F
Trainer Pokémon
Scientist
Scientist
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1450
081 Magnemite Lv.29
No item
109 Koffing Lv.29
No item
Rocket
Rocket
Reward: PokémonDollar.png840
067 Machoke Lv.33
No item

11F
Trainer Pokémon
Rocket
Rocket
Reward: PokémonDollar.png750
019 Rattata Lv.25
No item
019 Rattata Lv.25
No item
041 Zubat Lv.25
No item
019 Rattata Lv.25
No item
023 Ekans Lv.25
No item
Rocket RB
Rocket RB
Reward: PokémonDollar.png960
104 Cubone Lv.32
No item
096 Drowzee Lv.32
No item
105 Marowak Lv.32
No item

Pokémon Red and Blue


Pokémon Yellow




Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen

2F
Trainer Pokémon
Team Rocket Grunt
Team Rocket Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png800
042 Golbat Lv.25
No item
041 Zubat Lv.25
No item
041 Zubat Lv.25
No item
020 Raticate Lv.25
No item
041 Zubat Lv.25
No item
Scientist Jerry
Scientist Jerry
ヒデオ Hideo
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1344
081 Magnemite Lv.28
No item
100 Voltorb Lv.28
No item
082 Magneton Lv.28
No item
Team Rocket Grunt
Team Rocket Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png928
104 Cubone Lv.29
No item
041 Zubat Lv.29
No item
Scientist Connor
Scientist Connor
ユヅル Yudzuru
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1248
088 Grimer Lv.26
No item
110 Weezing Lv.26
No item
109 Koffing Lv.26
No item
110 Weezing Lv.26
No item
Trainers with a Vs. Seeker by their names, when alerted for a rematch using the item, may use higher-level Pokémon.

3F
Trainer Pokémon
Team Rocket Grunt
Team Rocket Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png896
020 Raticate Lv.28
No item
097 Hypno Lv.28
No item
020 Raticate Lv.28
No item
Scientist Jose
Scientist Jose
トモノリ Tomonori
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1392
101 Electrode Lv.29
No item
110 Weezing Lv.29
No item
Trainers with a Vs. Seeker by their names, when alerted for a rematch using the item, may use higher-level Pokémon.

4F
Trainer Pokémon
Team Rocket Grunt
Team Rocket Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png896
023 Ekans Lv.28
No item
041 Zubat Lv.28
No item
104 Cubone Lv.28
No item
Team Rocket Grunt
Team Rocket Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png928
066 Machop Lv.29
No item
096 Drowzee Lv.29
No item
Scientist Rodney
Scientist Rodney
マサヒロ Masahiro
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1584
101 Electrode Lv.33
No item
Trainers with a Vs. Seeker by their names, when alerted for a rematch using the item, may use higher-level Pokémon.

5F
Trainer Pokémon
Team Rocket Grunt
Team Rocket Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1056
097 Hypno Lv.33
No item
Juggler Dalton
Juggler Dalton
テリー Terry
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1160
064 Kadabra Lv.29
No item
122 Mr. Mime Lv.29
No item
Scientist Beau
Scientist Beau
カズユキ Kazuyuki
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1248
082 Magneton Lv.26
No item
081 Magnemite Lv.26
No item
109 Koffing Lv.26
No item
110 Weezing Lv.26
No item
Team Rocket Grunt
Team Rocket Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1056
024 Arbok Lv.33
No item
Trainers with a Vs. Seeker by their names, when alerted for a rematch using the item, may use higher-level Pokémon.

6F
Trainer Pokémon
Team Rocket Grunt
Team Rocket Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png928
066 Machop Lv.29
No item
067 Machoke Lv.29
No item
Team Rocket Grunt
Team Rocket Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png896
041 Zubat Lv.28
No item
041 Zubat Lv.28
No item
042 Golbat Lv.28
No item
Scientist Taylor
Scientist Taylor
ソウスケ Sōsuke
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1200
100 Voltorb Lv.25
No item
109 Koffing Lv.25
No item
082 Magneton Lv.25
No item
081 Magnemite Lv.25
No item
109 Koffing Lv.25
No item
Trainers with a Vs. Seeker by their names, when alerted for a rematch using the item, may use higher-level Pokémon.

7F
Trainer Pokémon
Team Rocket Grunt
Team Rocket Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png928
104 Cubone Lv.29
No item
104 Cubone Lv.29
No item
Team Rocket Grunt
Team Rocket Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png832
020 Raticate Lv.26
No item
041 Zubat Lv.26
No item
042 Golbat Lv.26
No item
019 Rattata Lv.26
No item
Scientist Joshua
Scientist Joshua
シュウイチ Shūichi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1392
101 Electrode Lv.29
No item
089 Muk Lv.29
No item
Team Rocket Grunt
Team Rocket Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png928
027 Sandshrew Lv.29
No item
028 Sandslash Lv.29
No item
Trainers with a Vs. Seeker by their names, when alerted for a rematch using the item, may use higher-level Pokémon.

Bulbasaur If the player chose Bulbasaur:



Charmander If the player chose Charmander:



Squirtle If the player chose Squirtle:



8F
Trainer Pokémon
Team Rocket Grunt
Team Rocket Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png832
020 Raticate Lv.26
No item
042 Golbat Lv.26
No item
024 Arbok Lv.26
No item
109 Koffing Lv.26
No item
Team Rocket Grunt
Team Rocket Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png896
110 Weezing Lv.28
No item
042 Golbat Lv.28
No item
109 Koffing Lv.28
No item
Scientist Parker
Scientist Parker
ヒデキ Hideki
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1392
088 Grimer Lv.29
No item
101 Electrode Lv.29
No item
Trainers with a Vs. Seeker by their names, when alerted for a rematch using the item, may use higher-level Pokémon.

9F
Trainer Pokémon
Team Rocket Grunt
Team Rocket Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png896
042 Golbat Lv.28
No item
096 Drowzee Lv.28
No item
097 Hypno Lv.28
No item
Team Rocket Grunt
Team Rocket Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png896
096 Drowzee Lv.28
No item
088 Grimer Lv.28
No item
066 Machop Lv.28
No item
Scientist Ed
Scientist Ed
スグル Suguru
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1344
100 Voltorb Lv.28
No item
082 Magneton Lv.28
No item
109 Koffing Lv.28
No item
Trainers with a Vs. Seeker by their names, when alerted for a rematch using the item, may use higher-level Pokémon.

10F
Trainer Pokémon
Team Rocket Grunt
Team Rocket Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1056
067 Machoke Lv.33
No item
Scientist Travis
Scientist Travis
ヨシヤ Yoshiya
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1392
081 Magnemite Lv.29
No item
109 Koffing Lv.29
No item
Trainers with a Vs. Seeker by their names, when alerted for a rematch using the item, may use higher-level Pokémon.

11F
Trainer Pokémon
Team Rocket Grunt
Team Rocket Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png800
019 Rattata Lv.25
No item
041 Zubat Lv.25
No item
023 Ekans Lv.25
No item
019 Rattata Lv.25
No item
019 Rattata Lv.25
No item
Team Rocket Grunt
Team Rocket Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1024
104 Cubone Lv.32
No item
096 Drowzee Lv.32
No item
105 Marowak Lv.32
No item
Trainers with a Vs. Seeker by their names, when alerted for a rematch using the item, may use higher-level Pokémon.



Layout

Inside design

1F-6F
Version 1F 2F 3F 4F 5F 6F
Red (JP) Silph Co 1F RBY.png Silph Co 2F RBY.png Silph Co 3F RBY.png Silph Co 4F RBY.png Silph Co 5F RBY.png Silph Co 6F RBY.png
Green
Blue (JP)
Red
Blue
Yellow
FireRed Silph Co 1F FRLG.png Silph Co 2F FRLG.png Silph Co 3F FRLG.png Silph Co 4F FRLG.png Silph Co 5F FRLG.png Silph Co 6F FRLG.png
LeafGreen
 
7F-11F
Version 7F 8F 9F 10F 11F
Red (JP) Silph Co 7F RBY.png Silph Co 8F RBY.png Silph Co 9F RBY.png Silph Co 10F RBY.png Silph Co 11F RBY.png
Green
Blue (JP)
Red
Blue
Yellow
FireRed Silph Co 7F FRLG.png Silph Co 8F FRLG.png Silph Co 9F FRLG.png Silph Co 10F FRLG.png Silph Co 11F FRLG.png
LeafGreen
 
Generations II and IV
Version 1F
Gold Silph Co 1F GSC.png
Silver
Crystal
HeartGold Silph Co 1F HGSS.png
SoulSilver
 

Outside design

Silph Co RBY.png Silph Co GSC.png Silph Co FRLG.png Silph Co HGSS.png
Generation I Generation II Generation III Generation IV

In Super Smash Bros.

Main article: Saffron City (stage)
Silph Co. in Super Smash Bros.

Silph Co. appears in Saffron City as a playable stage in Super Smash Bros. (called Silf in the Japanese version). The battle takes place on the roof of Silph Co. and a few smaller surrounding buildings, along with two small moving platforms. This is the home stage of Pikachu and Jigglypuff in the game.

Certain Pokémon will emerge from the elevator on the Silph Co. building and attack briefly, similar to Pokémon summoned from Poké Balls. Occasionally, Pidgey, Fearow, Butterfree, and other Flying-type Pokémon will appear in the background.

In the anime

In the main series

Artwork from the Game Freak website

According to artwork from the Game Freak website, the P1 Grand Prix is sponsored by Silph Co. and held in the Celadon City Hall.

In Pokémon Origins

Silph Co. in Pokémon Origins

Silph Co. appeared in the Pokémon Origins episode File 3 - Giovanni. Like in the games, it was taken over by Team Rocket. Hearing from Silph Co.'s vice-president of how Team Rocket was experimenting on Pokémon in order to accelarate the completion of Master Ball, Red decided to storm the building. Doing so, he freed all the Pokémon and Scientists that were trapped inside, even obtaining a Lapras from one of the Scientists as a thank-you gift. Finally he arrived at the president's office, where he encountered Giovanni. Before Giovanni could escape, Red proclaimed that he would always be out there to stop their plans, irritating the Team Rocket Boss. Wanting to teach Red a lesson, Giovanni challenged Red to a Pokémon battle, which ended with Giovanni's Nidoqueen defeating Red's Charizard and wrecking a big portion of the building in the process. Afterwards, Giovanni escaped with a helicopter, leaving before the police could arrive. It was also mentioned that the development of Master Ball was put on hold for a while due to this incident.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Silph Co. in Pokémon Adventures

Silph Co. made a brief appearance at the end of Holy Moltres in the Red, Green & Blue chapter, where Sabrina was in the office with Giovanni saying that they have captured all the legendary birds. Later, the Pokédex holders battled against the evil Gym Leaders and Thu-Fi-Zer in there, and defeated them, causing the building to collapse and freeing the legendary birds in the process. Two years later in Ponyta Tale, Agatha picked up the Badge Amplifier that was buried in the rubble for usage at Cerise Island.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Silph Co. in Pokémon Pocket Monsters

Silph Co. appeared in Finish Off Team Rocket!!. Erika's father is the president of Silph Co.

In the Pokémon Zensho manga

Silph Co. in Pokémon Zensho

Silph Co. was seen in Saffron City. After hearing from the Dojo Master that the Gym Leader Sabrina's talking Psychic Lapras had been stolen by Team Rocket and taken to the Silph Co., Satoshi infiltrated the building, where he soon found Sabrina, who had just found her Lapras. Satoshi and Sabrina decided to team up against Team Rocket, and used Sabrina's teleporting powers to reach the top floor, where Giovanni was keeping the Silp Co.'s president as hostage. After defeating Giovanni's Nidoqueen with Lapras, Satoshi obtained the Master Ball from Silph Co.'s president and the Marsh Badge from Sabrina as a thanks for his help.

Trivia

  • Scientist Taylor in the Generation I games and Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen claims that the Tiksi branch of the company is "in Russian no-man's-land". In the Japanese versions, where the branch is in Ponaya Tunguska (ポナヤツングスカ) instead, he claims that it is located "deep in Russia". Ponaya Tunguska appears to be a shortened form of the transliterated name of Podkamennaya Tunguska in Japanese (ポドカメンナヤツングースカ).
  • Though a logo for the company was not introduced in-game until Generation IV, several possible logos have been seen in previous games. One appeared on the side of the Silph Co. building in Super Smash Bros. (see above), another appeared on the original Pokégear artwork as a stylized 'S' and a third one can be seen on the Time Capsule; however, none of them is truly confirmed to be the company's logo.
  • In the Generation II games and Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, Maisy mentions that her father works for Silph. Scientist Ross, who can be battled in the Team Rocket HQ, also claims that he used to work for Silph.

Name origin

Silph Co.'s name is a corruption of Sylph, a mythological creature.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 西爾佛總公司 Silph Company (Taiwan)
希鲁夫公司 Silph Company (Mainland China)
France Flag.png European French Sylphe SARL
Germany Flag.png German Silph Co.
Italy Flag.png Italian Sliph SpA
South Korea Flag.png Korean 실프 주식회사 Silph Corporation
Spain Flag.png European Spanish Silph S.A.


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