Dude

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.

Pokémon

Caught in tutorial

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Type:
Normal Unknown
Held item:
None
Rattata/ Lv.5
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The battle screen also shows that he has a single, unseen, Pokémon on his team during the capture tutorial.

Quotes

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?"
  • 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?"
  • No
"Oh, fine then. Anyway, if you want to catch Pokémon, you have to walk a lot."
  • Yes (same as saying yes the first time)
(Shows how to catch Pokémon) "That's how you do it. If you weaken them first, Pokémon are easier to catch."
  • If talked to again
"Pokémon hide in the grass. Who knows when they'll pop out..."

Items

Items pocket:

Poké Balls pocket:

Sprites

GSC Dude Back.png Cooltrainer m II OD.png
Back sprite from
Generation II
Overworld sprite from
Generation II

Trivia

  • He, the old man, and Primo are the only NPCs to receive a back sprite but not a front one.


Capture tutors
Old manPrimoDudeEthan/LyraWallyLucas/DawnProfessor JuniperBiancaCalem/Serena


Non-player characters in the core series games
Johto Professor ElmProfessor OakMomEthanLyraSilverMr. PokémonEusineLanceRedKiyoBaobaMagnusEarlKurt
CarrieMaryBuenaRadio DirectorHaircut brothersWebsterMasterLiWilmaPrimoMaximoJetDudeMr. Game
Team RocketGym guideGym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsKimono GirlsName RaterFelicityTealaCameron

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