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Revision as of 20:04, 5 April 2010

Silver
シルバー Silver
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Art from HeartGold and SoulSilver
Gender Male
Eye color Black*, Red*
Hair color Red
Hometown Unknown
Region Johto
Relatives Giovanni (father)
Trainer class Trainer, Rival
Generation II, IV
Games Gold, Silver, Crystal, Stadium 2, HeartGold, SoulSilver
Anime cameos A New Oath
Manga counterpart(s) Silver

Silver (Japanese: シルバー Silver) is the rival character of the Generation II games and their Generation IV remakes, playing opposite Ethan, Kris, or Lyra in Pokémon Gold and Silver, Pokémon Crystal, and Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver.

He is the son of Team Rocket Boss Giovanni, and was long speculated as such due to the reference made toward Giovanni's red-haired child in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, as well as his Pokémon Adventures counterpart also being Giovanni's son. His connection to Giovanni was finally revealed via an event in HeartGold and SoulSilver activated by taking a fateful encounter Celebi to the Ilex Forest Shrine.

In the games

Artwork from Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal

Silver first appears in the Generation II games, lurking outside of Professor Elm's lab. During the player's journey to Mr. Pokémon's house, Silver makes his move, stealing one of Elm's two remaining starter Pokémon (coincidentally always the one that is strong against the player's choice). He will meet with the player on the outskirts of Cherrygrove City, battling to get through.

Silver shows a strong dislike of Team Rocket. He considers them to be weak, and vows to take them, as well as any other weak Trainer, down. He steals a Sneasel from a Trainer in Cianwood City and, while Ethan/Kris/Lyra attempts to take down Team Rocket in Mahogany Town and Goldenrod City, interferes to prove himself. It is in the Mahogany hideout that he meets with Lance, Champion of the Elite Four at the Indigo Plateau. Silver challenges Lance and is easily defeated by the dragon trainer, who then proceeds to berate Silver for his callous ways towards training Pokémon. Though Silver is outraged for losing to someone with such an attitude, the loss and Lance's words ultimately set him on the path to becoming a better person. When Team Rocket takes over the Goldenrod Radio Tower, Silver follows the player as they battle Team Rocket, hoping that Lance will reappear and he can request a rematch.

By the time the player reaches the Indigo Plateau, Silver battles against the player not out of malice, but to prove that he is a good Trainer. He is defeated and departs to continue training. The player battles Silver on Mt. Moon, and though he loses he claims he can feel his Pokémon getting stronger, and resolves to train at Dragon's Den. When battled the seventh time at Indigo Plateau, Silver seems to have finally learned to care for his Pokémon properly, as his Golbat has evolved to Crobat, which only occurs when Golbat is very happy. This is further expressed in Generation IV when his starter Pokémon starts to follow him around, much like the player's Pokémon; Professor Elm even expressly states that Silver's Pokémon have come to trust him when Silver returns to the lab, presumably to return the starter he stole.

Following Silver's final encounter with the player and after the player has become Champion, Silver can be found training on Tuesday and Thursday in the Dragon's Den, and will appear at the Indigo Plateau on Monday and Wednesday to challenge the player, should he or she appear. He does not appear at all on the weekends, indicating that he may in fact take the day off, resting his Pokémon. In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, Lance and Clair will sometimes appear in the Dragon's Den and challenge the player and Silver to a tag battle.

In terms of personality, Silver is the darkest of the rivals in the series. While most other rivals are generally good-natured, or at least zestful enough to crack a joke at the player, Silver is (at first) cruel, hateful, power-obsessed and even physically abusive, pushing the player character around several times. Even after he starts to become kinder, he remains a rather serious individual. He does, however, express genuine happiness when Elm allows him to keep the Pokémon he stole.

Giovanni and Silver's relationship is revealed in HeartGold and SoulSilver if the player brings a promotional Celebi to the shrine in Ilex Forest. Celebi takes the player back in time three years to witness Giovanni abandoning Silver to go into seclusion because of his defeat at the hands of Red/Leaf. Silver's hate for Team Rocket apparently stems from them failing his father.

Pokémon

The starter Pokémon that Silver has will depend on which Pokémon the player chose to bring on Professor Elm's errand at the beginning of the game. As with all rivals, it will be the Pokémon whose type weakens that of the player's starter.

Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal

File:Silver Sprite GS.gif File:Silver Sprite C.gif File:SilverHGSS.gif HGSS Silver Back.png VSSilver.png
Silver sprite from
Gold and Silver
(Johto)
Silver sprite from
Gold and Silver
(Kanto)
Silver sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Silver back sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Silver VS sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver

For Silver's Pokémon in Gold, Silver, and Crystal Versions, see Silver (game)/Gold, Silver, and Crystal.

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

First battle

If the player chose Chikorita:



If the player chose Cyndaquil:



If the player chose Totodile:



Second battle

If the player chose Chikorita:



If the player chose Cyndaquil:



If the player chose Totodile:



Third battle

If the player chose Chikorita:



If the player chose Cyndaquil:



If the player chose Totodile:



Fourth battle

If the player chose Chikorita:



If the player chose Cyndaquil: {{Party|color=C0C0E1|headcolor=D6D6EB|bordercolor=7D7D92 |sprite=SilverHGSS.gif |prize=PokémonDollar.png 2176 |class=Rival |name=Silver |game=Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver |location=Goldenrod Tunnel |pokemon=5 |pokemon1=

Spr 4h 042 m.png
Types:
Poison Flying
Ability:
Inner Focus
Held item:
None
Golbat Lv.30
Air Cutter
Flying Special
Confuse Ray
Ghost Status
Bite
Dark Physical
Astonish
Ghost Physical

|pokemon2=

Spr 4h 093.png
Types:
Ghost Poison
Ability:
Levitate
Held item:
None
Haunter Lv.30
Shadow Ball
Ghost Special
Confuse Ray
Ghost Status
Mean Look
Normal Status
Curse
??? Status

|pokemon3=

Spr 4h 081.png
Types:
Electric Steel
Ability:
Magnet Pull
Held item:
None
Magnemite Lv.28
Thunder Wave
Electric Status
Spark
Electric Physical
Supersonic
Normal Status
SonicBoom
Normal Special

|pokemon4=

Spr 4h 215 m.png
Types:
Dark Ice
Ability:
Inner Focus
Held item:
None
Sneasel Lv.32
Faint Attack
Dark Physical
Quick Attack
Normal Physical
Icy Wind
Ice Special
Fury Swipes
Normal Physical

|pokemon5={{Pokémon|gen=4|game=HeartGold and SoulSilver|ndex=160|pokemon=Feraligatr |gender=male|level=32|type1=Water|ability=Torrent |move1=Thrash|move1type=Normal|move1cat=Physical |move2=Ice Fang|move2type=Ice|move2cat=Physical