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Gideon (Japanese: スミオ Sumio) is a scientist associated with Team Rocket at their Sevii Islands branch in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen.

The first possible sighting of Gideon happens if the player attempts to enter the Dotted Hole prior to defeating the Team Rocket Grunts in the Icefall Cave. Gideon will be seen blocking the entrance, pondering how to get in.

After the player arrives in the chamber of the Dotted Hole that contains the Sapphire, and attempts to get it, Gideon falls through the hole of the floor above and grabs the Sapphire with the intent to sell it to Team Rocket. Before he leaves, he tells the player to take it back if he wants it and reveals the second password to the Rocket Warehouse in Five Isle Meadow. Infiltrating the said warehouse is the only way to get it back and thus making it possible to trade with the Generation III Hoenn-based games. After battling through a pair of Team Rocket Admins, the player must battle Gideon, who complains that your arrival ruined his entire deal to sell the Sapphire. After defeating Gideon, he angrily hands over the Sapphire (deeming it worthless) and remains in the warehouse, even after Team Rocket has abandoned it.

Notably, once the player leaves the warehouse and returns after delivering the Sapphire to Celio, Gideon comments to the player that Giovanni has a child with red hair. Through further revelations in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, it is shown that this red-haired son is in fact the rival of the player in the Johto-based games, Silver.



  • Gideon is the only in-game Trainer in FireRed and LeafGreen to use a Porygon.
  • Gideon is the only known scientist seen in the Sevii Islands branch of Team Rocket, though his dialogue seems to indicate that he is not a proper member of Team Rocket and is simply trying to make some money by selling the Sapphire to them.


Language Name Origin
Japanese スミオ Sumio
English, Italian Gideon
French Gedeon Similar to English name.
German Ingo
Spanish Gil

Members of Team Rocket
Bosses: Giovanni (animeAdventuresPocket Monsters)

Madame Boss*Masked Man*

Executives: ArcherArianaPetrelProton


Jessie, James, & Meowth (JJM)
Koga, Lt. Surge, & Sabrina (Triad*)
Ken, Al, & Harry (TRET)
Carr, Sird*, & Orm (T3B)
Duos: Butch & CassidyAttila & HunAnnie & Oakley*

ExecutivesScientistsGruntsRocket BrothersGideonDr. Fuji
DominoIron-Masked MarauderTysonWendyDr. Namba
SebastianViperMondoPierceDr. ZagerChristopher
MiyamotoRocket ScoutMatoriKaedeBlaine*

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