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Dude (Japanese: おにいさん Dude) is a Trainer on Route 29 right outside New Bark Town in Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal. He notices the player pass by a few times and decides to teach them how to catch Pokémon. He is the Generation II equivalent of the old man and was replaced with Lyra or Ethan in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver.


Caught in tutorial

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Normal Unknown
Held item:
Rattata/ Lv.5

The battle screen also shows that he has a single, unseen, Pokémon on his team during the capture tutorial.


Gold, Silver and Crystal

  • Before Silver steals a starter
"Pokémon hide in the grass. Who knows when they'll pop out..."
  • After talk with Policeman and Prof. Elm
"I've seen you a couple times. How many Pokémon have you caught? Would you like me to show you how to catch Pokémon?"
  • Yes
(Shows how to catch Pokémon) "That's how you do it. If you weaken them first, Pokémon are easier to catch."
  • No
"Oh, fine then. Anyway, if you want to catch Pokémon, you have to walk a lot."
  • If talked to again
"Huh? You want me to show you how to catch Pokémon?"

(yes or no will appear, the answers given are the same as saying yes or no the first time)

  • If talked to again
"Pokémon hide in the grass. Who knows when they'll pop out..."


Items pocket:

Poké Balls pocket:


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Back sprite from
Generation II
(Male Player)
Back sprite from
Generation II
(Female Player)
Overworld sprite from
Generation II


Capture tutors
Old manPrimoProfessor OakDudeEthan/LyraWallyLucas/Dawn
Professor JuniperBiancaCalem/SerenaProfessor KukuiLeonProfessor Laventon

Non-player characters in the core series games
Johto Professor ElmProfessor OakMomEthanLyraSilverMr. PokémonEusineLanceRedKiyoBaobaMagnusEarlKurtCarrieDude
MaryBuenaRadio DirectorHaircut brothersWebsterMasterLiWilmaPrimoMaximoJetCaitlinCynthiaCameronMr. GameFelicityTeala
Team RocketGym guideGym LeadersFrontier BrainsKimono GirlsWeek SiblingsName RaterPoké SeerDay-Care CoupleProfessors' aides

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