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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 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 fourth 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.
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 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 that cannot be obtained any other way in Generation I.
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.:
If the player chose Bulbasaur:
If the player chose Charmander:
If the player chose Squirtle:
In the anime
Despite its role in the games, Silph, co. was only briefly visited by Ash and Co. (when they were lured into a trap by Team Rocket, they entered a building, and this building also had a warp tile, as Jessie shoves Ash and Co. into it, which, other than Saffron Gym, the only other place in the games to have warp tiles is 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:
It is speculated that Silph Co.'s name is derived from the sylph, a mythological creature.
In other languages
- Spanish: Silph S.A.
- Italian: Sliph SpA
- German: Silph Co.
- French: Sylphe SARL