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Silver (Japanese: 銀次郎 Ginjirō) is a character from the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga. He is a rival of Red and is based on Silver from Pokémon Gold and Silver.
Silver first appeared in Welcome Back, Clefairy!!, where he was recommended to Professor Oak along with Gold by Professor Elm to travel around the Johto region and complete the Pokédex. Starting off with a Totodile, Silver receives his hand-held device, a Pokédex, and sets off. During that time, he meets Red who tells him the basics of training. Unlike the games, he does not steal Totodile but another Trainer got that honor. He makes a cameo in the next chapter in Professor Elm's flashback.
Silver reappeared in Clefairy, the Battle Instructor, where he has his Totodile battle Clefairy. During the battle, Clefairy uses a vehicle powered up by Donphan to chase Silver and Totodile away.
In Pokémon Snowball Fight, he competes in a race with Red's other rivals. During the race, he does not make it onward after Green threw him off course with his Charizard. Silver reappeared in Return light to Bellossom!! where he helps Red fight off a Pineco.
Silver is very different from his game counterpart as he did not steal the starter Pokémon that was weaker than Gold's. Also, he is seen being friendly to Red most of the time in contrast to Red's rivals in Kanto.
|| 銀次郎 Ginjirō
|| From 銀 gin, silver, and 次郎 jirō.