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Silph Co. HQ
The Silph Corporation (Japanese: シルフカンパニー Silph Company) is a company in many versions of the Pokémon franchise. They are the manufacturers of many tools, including the Silph Scope, which allows the user to view spectral entities, and have headquarters in Saffron City. They are also speculated to run the Poké Marts in Kanto and possibly Johto and the Sevii Islands as well.
In the games
Silph Co. is the leading manufacturer of Pokémon technology. It is this company that produces the Poké Balls used by trainers to capture Pokémon, and they are constantly looking for ways to improve upon them. Their status made them a target in the Generation I storyline, in which Team Rocket orchestrated the takeover of their headquarters in Saffron City. The player, though, will arrive just in time to take on the mission of driving them out of the city, and the President of Silph will reveal afterwards the top-secret development Team Rocket was after: the Master Ball, which can catch any Pokémon without fail.
The Silph Co. Head Office Building is an eleven-floor skyscraper that is effectively a giant maze. In the games, the player must navigate using teleporter 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 fourth floor of the building in order to do this. Then the player must return to the third floor, open the doors in the center-left of the floor, and use the warp panel to the far left to be taken to the room with the warp tile to the board room. The player's rival waits in that room and the player must face him before continuing on. After he has been beaten, the other person in the room will give the player a Lapras, an extremely rare Pokémon. After this, the player may continue on to the board room to face Giovanni for the Master Ball. After rescuing Silph, the player is free to explore the building and talk to the employees.
In Generation II, Silph Co. has increased security, and the player is not allowed to enter the upper floors. One of the guards, however, will kindly give the player an Up-Grade for talking to him, which will allow a Porygon to evolve through a trade into Porygon2.
Here is a list of the items found inside Silph in FR/LG by the floor they are found on:
- 2nd- Thunder Wave (via move tutor)
- 3rd- Hyper Potion
- 4th- Full Heal, Max Revive, Escape Rope, TM41 (Torment), Card Key
- 5th- Protein, TM01 (Focus Punch)
- 6th- HP Up, X Special
- 7th- TM08 (Bulk Up), Calcium
- 8th- Iron
- 10th- Carbos, Rare Candy, Ultra Ball
- 11th- Zinc, Master Ball (from the President)
Below is a list of all the known items that are manufactured by Silph Co.:
In Super Smash Bros.
- In Super Smash Bros., Silph Co. is the main platform on the Saffron City stage. Sometimes, some pokémon appear from the building. Following is a list of Pokémon that appears:
In the anime
Although the Silph Co. head office building plays a major part in the the games, it is not mentioned nor seen in the Pokémon anime. This has led to some fan speculation that the company may be featured in the future. It may also be possible that the Devon Corporation produces everything in the anime.
It is speculated that Silph Co.'s name is derived from the sylph, a mythological creature.