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| Gold, Silver & Crystal chapter|
The Pokédex holders of the third chapter
Gold, Silver & Crystal (Japanese: 第三章 金 ・ 銀 ・ クリスタル (水晶) 編 The Third Chapter: Gold, Silver, and Crystal) is the third chapter of the Pokémon Adventures manga and it consists in seven volumes with ninety rounds, which makes it the longest completed chapter of the series. It began serialization in December 1999, and ended in December 2002.
This chapter features the journeys of Gold through Johto trying to at first search for the ones who stole his backpack and uncovers that the ones who stole his backpack are planning something. Two other new Trainers come into the plot of the story, Silver, whose life is tied in with the villains of this series, and Crystal, an average Pokémon Trainer with a staggering talent in catching Pokémon who later helps Professor Oak catch all the Pokémon to complete his Pokédex. Along with these three, the original 3 Pokédex holders come back to help these three along with Yellow. With their aid, will Gold be able to stop the reformed Team Rocket and the Masked Man's nefarious schemes?
- Main article: List of rounds in the third chapter of Pokémon Adventures
- Main article: Timeline of events in the third chapter of Pokémon Adventures
The following Pokémon are obtained:
The following Pokémon evolve:
No Gym Leaders are challenged.
- At 90 rounds, this is currently the longest chapter in Pokémon Adventures.
- This chapter was originally published as two separate chapters: the Gold & Silver chapter (Japanese: 金 ・ 銀編 Gold & Silver chapter) and the Crystal chapter (Japanese: クリスタル編 Crystal chapter), with the split occurring after Satoshi Yamamoto took over as the main illustrator.