Chris first met Gold in Escape From The Mystery Forest! when she was stuck in Suicune's illusory forest while chasing a wild Dugtrio. Since then, they have traveled together. Chris can sometimes act stubborn and childish, which annoyed Gold at first. Despite that, he was able to make friends with her.
Chris considers herself an explorer first and a Trainer second, and likes to explore old ruins and mysterious locations. She makes several references to deities, which is a rare occurrence in any Pokémon media. She also seems to believe in superstitions like shooting stars.
Chris caught six of these Magikarp when she was fishing in the ocean for Water-type Pokémon as Black's Gyarados was defeated by Jasmine's Steelix. Since the Magikarp were the only Pokémon she fished, the group decides to build a raft and have the Magikarp pull it to take them to Cianwood City.