Gold (Adventures)

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ゴールド Gold
Gold HGSS Adventures 2.png
Gold in the HeartGold & SoulSilver arc
Age 17 (as of the Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire arc)
Gender Male
Birthday July 21
Blood type B
Eye color Gold
Hair color Black
Hometown New Bark Town
Region Johto
Relatives Mom
Trainer class Trainer, Breeder
Game counterpart Ethan

Gold (Japanese: ゴールド Gold) is a main character in Pokémon Adventures.


Gold grew up in a home full of baby Pokémon. His neighbors in New Bark Town refer to his family as the "Poké House". He usually wears a pair of goggles and travels on a scooter. Instead of throwing/kicking his Poké Balls, he uses a billiard cue to shoot them out, allowing for tactical maneuvers and deployments of his Pokémon. Gold's hobbies include gambling, skateboarding, and trying foods from different cities. His favorite idol/DJ is DJ Mary from the Goldenrod Radio Station.

Professor Oak noted that Gold is even more reckless and stubborn than Red. He likes playing billiards, but sometimes he may use his Pokémon to cheat. Gold's mother has described him as "careless". Gold also tends to lie or exaggerate at times, in a bid to make himself seem more impressive, and other people around him notice it. He also seems to exhibit a one-track mind at times, being an ardent fan of pretty girls like DJ Mary, Jasmine and the Kimono Girls, but failing to recognize Morty or the Johto Elite Four.

Despite his negative traits, Gold is also noted for his moments of ingenuity, formulating plans and executing them spontaneously while appearing to slack off. Ultimately, Gold cares extremely for those around him and won't hesitate to sacrifice everything for their sake.

Gold's special skill, as described by Professor Oak, is Pokémon hatching and is known as the "Hatcher" (孵す者 Hatcher), known as Breeder in Chuang Yi's translations. He has the ability to draw out the largest potential of a baby Pokémon, having lived with Pokémon his whole life. Togebo and Pibu are testaments to that title.


Spoiler warning: this article may contain major plot or ending details.

Gold, Silver & Crystal arc

Gold in the Gold, Silver & Crystal arc

During the first part of the third arc, Gold is the main protagonist. He first meets Joey by helping him get a bag filled with Pokémon that was to go to Professor Elm, but was stolen by a Murkrow. Then Gold gets his bag stolen when he decides to help Joey by going to deliver the package to Professor Elm and then go to Professor Oak in Cherrygrove City (mainly because he wanted DJ Mary's autograph). On his way to Professor Elm's lab, and arrives there just as Silver is stealing Totodile. Gold tries to battle Silver thinking that he is the one who stole his backpack with all of his family Pokémon in it, using Elm's Cyndaquil, which he names Exbo, but Silver gets away after Team Rocket, the real culprits behind his bag, knocked him out from behind in the middle of the battle. He is then asked to file a report against him by a police officer who almost arrested him for burning Professor Elm's field but he fakes it on purpose because he wanted to go after Silver himself.

Gold battling Silver

Gold then runs into Professor Oak, and after learning about the Pokédex and how Silver stole one, he wants one to level the playing field. While Oak initially says no, Gold eventually wins him over with his love and trust for Pokémon earning him a Pokédex. When Gold reaches Violet City, he realizes that Polibo was missing from his bag and tried his best to find it, but couldn't. He then stops a robber with a herd of Donphan and learns that Silver had headed for Sprout Tower and rushes off there and defeats a whole mass of Sages and their Bellsprout to find Silver again and finish what he started. After a long battle, he had the chance to take Totodile back to Professor Elm, but when he reaches out to it, it bites him and returns to Silver, showing that Totodile has actually grown attached to Silver. Their battle had then released a giant iron ball and it chased them down until Exbo heated it up and Totodile used Ice Punch to suddenly cool it down and smash it to pieces. After this, Silver manages to escape mysteriously once again.

He then met up with the same police officer he met when he needed to describe Silver but it turned out to be Falkner who was training to become the new Gym Leader of Violet City since his father went missing. With Gold's help, he caught a Skarmory and then they parted. Then he met Bugsy at the Ruins of Alph and, thinking that he was a girl, asked him out only to reveal he was a male. The two of them then enter the Ruins of Alph to help save Bugsy's lost companions but instead run into Team Rocket, who trapped them using a Spinarak's Spider Web. Gold, however, had Exbo use SmokeScreen to get the Unown that were awakened by them get caught in the web, and take out their anger on the members of Team Rocket. Gold then defeats a Granbull who had been stealing Pokémon from fisherman and when the Granbull gave back the Pokémon it turns out it took Gold's Polibo. Professor Oak's aide then comes to him with Togebo's Egg and Professor Elm asks Gold to take it with him with hopes of it hatching.

Gold then meets Kurt, and after making fun of his Apricorn Balls, Kurt challenges him to catch a Pokémon with one: if he lost, he had to become Kurt's apprentice. Gold chooses the Green Apricorn and a Friend Ball is made and since Kurt's granddaughter wanted to have a Friend Ball but Kurt would not make her one, Gold decided to use it to catch a friend for her. This was a Teddiursa which lived on a mountain Kurt told her to never go to. Gold decided to take her there and saw Silver trying to catch and Ursaring with a Heavy Ball, something that annoyed him since Kurt said only worthy Trainers could handle his balls meaning Silver was worthier than him. He found a Teddiursa and tried to catch it to no avail. He ended up getting in Silver's way a lot and Silver lost his Heavy Ball when Aibo ran into him. Gold then learned from Silver that he needed to hit Teddiursa's crescent moon on its head and Gold got back his Heavy Ball by using his billiard cue and Friend Ball to ricochet both of them back to their respective Trainers. Silver once again disappeared and Gold completed his task and gave Teddiursa to Maizie.

Gold then goes through the Ilex Forest but finds himself hopelessly lost. He then finds the unconscious Charcoal Kiln and his Farfetch'd and decides to carry them, but he realizes that a Gastly has possessed them from how unusually heavy their bodies were. After a bit of battling with Gastly a Houndour, a Delibird, and an Ariados appear to battle alongside the Gastly and then a Masked Man appears and reveals them to be his Pokémon and warns Gold to leave this forest. He quickly has his Ariados tie Gold up and simply disappears when he comes to the realization that his small scuffle with Gold has caused Celebi to flee from his grasp again.

Gold then goes to Goldenrod City and runs into a rogue Smeargle that paints over his face, much to his ire. A man then comes up to him and wants Gold to make an appearance on their Radio Show, which Gold accepts since he would be no longer be broke and he would get to finally meet DJ Mary, only to discover in horror that the Smeargle belonged to her. Gold and Whitney then got into a heated argument but when the director of the radio show found that the show's ratings were through the roof he proposed they have a race. Since the race was sponsored by Miracle Cycle, Gold initially couldn't ride his skateboard like he wanted to but he found a way to compromise by putting the handles from one of the bikes onto his skateboard to make a scooter. While Gold was promptly behind Whitney was stalled by a Sudowoodo disguised as a tree. Gold had his whole team attack it and saw how Polibo's Water Gun made it react more than Exbo's Ember attacks. When a Rhydon came up and kidnapped Whitney, Gold was able to figure out that the tree was a Sudowoodo. He was able to convince the Sudowoodo that it was strong and after it defeated the same Rhydon it was hiding from, it wanted to go with him, which Gold allowed, naming him Sudobo.

While Gold was asleep one night after being kicked out of several arcades for cheating by using Aibo's Poké Ball disguised as a cue ball, his Egg gets stolen by a Gligar. He does not wake up to notice it but his Pokémon go after it to save the Egg. In the process the Egg hatches into a Togepi, Togebo, who defeats the Gligar with ease even though it had just hatched. He only wakes up after Togebo defeats the Gligar with Metronome and it crashes right next to him. When Gold told Professor Elm he was at first ecstatic, only to become furious when he realized that Togebo became a natural at billiards, poker, and dice due to Gold's influence when it was an Egg.

Elm then had Gold take Togebo to the Day-Care Center where the old lady there convinced him to do their work by disguising it as a training for his Pokémon. It did pay off though when Exbo evolved into a Quilava. The Day-Care Couple then had Gold go fetch Jasmine, whose Pokémon were the parents of Togebo. Jasmine had been at Ecruteak City at the time an earthquake hit and was trapped inside the Tin Tower. When he made it to her he found Silver carrying her and he thought he had hurt her, although Silver simply found her unconscious and decided to save her. Gold then was simply given Jasmine and Silver walked away. Gold was able to get Jasmine out right before the rubble collapsed by having Amphy run her to safety, but him and Silver were trapped. Mud started to press up against then and they only made it through when Polibo evolved into a Poliwhirl and further into a Politoed thanks to Silver's help and the King's Rock the Day-Care Couple gave to Gold before he departed. He then found out that Team Rocket was, once again, the cause of the earthquake.

After Gold and Silver defeat the Team Rocket Grunts, Gold wonders whether or not Silver has ever enjoyed a battle, and requests one against him, to which he accepts. The battle starts out and remains pretty even, even against Silver's newly evolved Kingdra, until Silver uses a Tyranitar borrowed from Lance, which is able to wreak havoc on Gold's whole team with its Sandstorm but is able to defeat it with Togebo, however Togebo gets squashed and Gold is defeated. Silver then departs for the Lake of Rage with Gold insisting on coming with him.

Gold then follows Silver to the Lake of Rage, and he helps Silver in catching the Red Gyarados by distracting the other Gyarados, and once their leader was caught by Silver, they went away. However, they run into the Masked Man again and the two of them fight over who's to battle him. Shortly after the battle begins he reveals that he kidnapped Silver as a child and that he escaped, and that he's the real leader of the resurrected Team Rocket. Silver then gained Gold's respect and the two bounced back.

Gold and Red heading off to Mt. Silver at the end of the Gold, Silver & Crystal arc

Gold and Silver realize that they share a common enemy and battle the Masked Man together at the Lake of Rage, but they are defeated and sent crashing toward the now-frozen Lake of Rage, and their fates are left unknown for a while.

It is later revealed that the two boys were rescued by Entei and taken to the Whirl Islands for protection. Afterwards, they are found by Lt. Surge and their missing valuables, including the Red Gyarados, are returned. They meet Crystal after she nearly drowns in the wreckage and battle the rabid Lugia that starts attacking them, and they are all nearly defeated until his Quilava, Silver's Croconaw, and Crystal's Megaree all evolve into their final forms. The tables nearly turned when Gold even disabled the giant bird's Aeroblast attack by placing his billiard cue inside its mouth to keep it from closing with the aid of his new Mantine and Remoraid getting him close enough, but Gold fails at catching it due to not having his billiard cue, and it is later discovered that someone managed to catch it before they did when the Poké Ball Crystal kicked turned out to be empty. Having failed to track it down with the Area function of the Pokédex, Gold and Crystal then head to the opening ceremony of the Pokémon League, where all 16 Gym Leaders of Kanto and Johto have gathered to battle each other, to try to determine which one of the Gym Leaders is the Masked Man. They battle Sham and Carl in the Control Room and end up winning with a powerful Giga Drain, but are locked in until Crystal's Parasect melts the door. The Masked Man then appears at the scene with both Lugia and Ho-Oh and starts wreaking havoc before heading to the shrine in Ilex Forest, where the final battle then takes place.

Gold battles the Masked Man and finds out his real identity by smashing his mask after a clever combination that corners the villain, but to avoid defeat, the dastardly man threatens to crush Pika and Chuchu's Egg if he attacks once more. Gold is horribly beaten by the nemesis, but his efforts of attempting to protect the Egg in his arms cause it to hatch into Pichu, which inherits his personality as a result. After being reassured of his ability as the Hatcher of the Pokédex holders, he then follows the villain back in time with Silver and Crystal on the three legendary beasts, and eventually manages to escape after freeing Celebi. At the end of the Gold, Silver & Crystal arc, Gold goes to train under Red on Mt. Silver.

FireRed & LeafGreen arc

In Mewtwo Comes Through, Gold was briefly seen when Silver said he wanted to have a family like Gold does, with his shadow appearing in the next box.

Emerald arc

Gold during the Emerald arc

During this arc, Gold, along with Crystal, traveled to the Battle Frontier in order to bring the petrified Red, Blue, Green, Yellow, and Silver out of their stone state by wishing upon the Mythical Pokémon Jirachi and stop the armored man known as Guile Hideout.

Disguised as Guile Hideout

When he first arrived, he disguised himself as Guile Hideout, hoping to trick the real one's Pokémon into letting him get to Jirachi. This plan failed however and Gold was forced to use the ultimate Fire-type attack, Blast Burn, which Gold learned on Two Island thanks to the help of Ultima. This becomes the first attack the villain's reflective sword could not deflect. He also later adds that learning the technique, unlike his three predecessors and those to follow, took two whole months.

Now ready to take Jirachi back from Guile Hideout, Gold, Crystal, Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald prepare to face off their foe. This required Gold and Crystal to give the metal rings of Ultima to the first partner Pokémon of Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, and Silver (who was still petrified). When Gold spoke to Emerald, he made the younger boy rethink his relationship with Pokémon. This allowed Emerald to finally teach his Sceptile the powerful Frenzy Plant, and in turn free the petrified Pokédex holders with the help of Jirachi. Gold then combined forces with the other nine Pokédex holders in order to destroy the great sea demon that had manifested itself above the Battle Tower.

With the beast finally gone, the five petrified Pokédex holders back to life and Archie seemingly dead, Gold went and fought in a tournament in the Battle Dome against the other Pokédex holders, which he, at some point, lost (the only other Trainer to have been confirmed to lose is Crystal, who lost against Green in the first round).

HeartGold & SoulSilver arc

Gold in the HeartGold & SoulSilver arc

The arc opens up with Gold facing the Pokémon Arceus with his entire team. Despite his best efforts, none of his attacks seem to affect the Alpha Pokémon, which responds by attacking his Pokémon with a powerful roar. He tells his Pokémon to hold on and wait for Silver to arrive and help.

A few weeks earlier, Gold and Whitney travel to the Pokéathlon Dome so that they can compete in the Pokéathlon. After a forced change of clothes, Gold begins his challenge with the Jump Course, which he wins with the help of Sudobo, Sunbo, and Togebo. There, he encounters his idol, DJ Mary, along with the Radio Director, who were hosting the event.

Gold at the Pokéathlon

In the Speed Course, Gold faces another competitor, Jet, who manages to beat him at Hurdle Dash and Pennant Capture. In the final round, Relay Run, Gold faces Jet one last time. His opponent clearly outmatches him, but Gold and Togebo manage to beat Jet, earning Gold yet another Medal.

Having beaten four courses, Gold decides to challenge the final one, the Power Course. There, he encounters the Elite Four, Will, Karen, Koga, and Bruno, who have come to the Pokéathlon to compete and advertise the Pokémon League. Gold decides to challenge them, only to be clearly outmatched in the Circle Push and Goal Roll games.

In the final round, Block Smash, Gold, Aibo, Polibo, and Exbo face off against Bruno and his Machamp. Although he proves to be a powerful opponent, Gold uses a cunning strategy to beat Bruno, winning the final course and Medal in process. After congratulating his victory, Bruno reveals that he knows that Gold is at the Pokéathlon for another purpose other than just to compete.

With his cover blown, Gold reveals that Professor Oak had reluctantly asked him to meet up with Lance at the Pokéathlon because Lance has information on the newly-revived Team Rocket and the Pokémon Arceus. After finishing his story, a Dragonite emerges from a nearby lake and begins to attack the Pokéathlon Dome. With Togebo, Gold defeats the Pokémon and figures out that it belongs to Lance. Disappointed that Lance clearly is not going to show up, Gold forces the Radio Director to take him to Ecruteak City so that he can see the Kimono Girls.

At the Ecruteak Dance Hall, an infatuated Gold watches as the five Kimono Girls dance. Soon after, Aibo evolves into an Ambipom after doing some training with Polibo and Sunbo. He also meets Morty, the Ecruteak Gym Leader, and learns of his ability to track people with his clairvoyance. They go to the Ecruteak Gym, where Gold gives Morty a piece of Lance's torn clothes that he retrieved from the battle with the Dragonite in order to find Lance. Although Morty is unable to give an exact location on Lance's exact location, he is able to give a drawing of where he currently is. There, Gold meets up with Silver, who had made an appointment with Morty through the help of his friend, Eusine.

Gold attempts to catch up with Silver, only for Arceus to appear and blow away the Ecruteak Gym with its powers. Silver and Morty are knocked unconscious, leaving Gold the only one awake to combat Arceus. Gold attempts to face Arceus, but none of his team's attack are able to damage it. Arceus quickly leaves, angering Gold into following it while taking an unconscious Bugsy along for the ride. They follow Arceus to the Ruins of Alph, where they find an injured Lance.

Lance reveals that he was ambushed by someone, which is why he didn't appear at the Pokéathlon. Lance praises Gold's skill at beating the Pokéathlon, but believes that he will be unable to calm Arceus down due to Gold not connecting with Togebo enough. Angered by Lance's words, Gold goes back to face Arceus when it finally lands. Gold faces Arceus in battle again, only to have the same result as earlier. Arceus uses its powers to create a powerful barrier around them, locking Gold and his Pokémon inside. Arceus continues attacking, forcing Gold to dodge all of its attacks.

Gold reveals that he doesn't intend to give up and wishes to learn more about Arceus. Outside the barrier, Silver and Crystal arrive to help. Reacting to the Plates in Silver's pockets, Arceus opens the barrier to let them in, along with Archer, Ariana, Petrel, and Proton, who sneak inside. Arceus uses its powers to transport all seven of them to a snow-filled area. Upon entering the ruins, they find Arceus being dragged onto a stage by the Executives. There, Archer reveals that they landed at the Sinjoh Ruins, a mysterious area where the cultures of Johto and Sinnoh meet.

Petrel forces Silver to hand over the Plates to Archer, who proceeds to force Arceus to use its powers. Gold, Silver, and Crystal attempt to stop him, but are blocked by Ariana, Petrel, and Proton. Archer uses the Plates to force Arceus to activate its Ability, Multitype, so that it can use its various types to attack Gold, Silver, and Crystal. Archer praises the trio for helping them use Arceus for their goals when they were just trying to help Arceus.

Archer has Arceus use its power to create the three legendary Pokémon Dialga, Palkia, and Giratina. Silver attempts to distract the Executives by feigning suicide, allowing Gold and Crystal to attack while their guard is down. With the assistance of Silver's Feraligatr, Gold and Crystal destroy the legendary Pokémon before they fully form with the Ultimate Attacks. With the three Pokémon destroyed, Arceus retaliates against the Executives by blowing them away and absorbs the Plates into its body.

Although they believed themselves to have won the battle, the Pokémon Arceus created quickly reform themselves. Archer reveals that once the creation process begins, it cannot be stopped, and was only halted temporarily so that Arceus could complete itself. Although the situation seemed hopeless, Lance arrives with two allies, the former enemy Pryce, along with the leader of Team Rocket, Giovanni. The three Trainers begin combating the Pokémon, and manage to hold them off for a little while. When Gold questions how Pryce returned, the man reveals that the one who saved him from the crack in time was Celebi, who could see the destruction that Arceus would bring with the legendary Pokémon it created.

After everyone else leaves to take their battle outside, Gold remains in the Sinjoh Ruins to calm Arceus down. Gold sends out his entire team to try and face Arceus, but they are quickly swatted away and defeated again. The only one left standing is Togebo, who Gold refuses to let fight as he does not fully trust in his power. Despite this, Togebo refuses to listen to Gold's commands and continues to hopelessly attack Arceus.

Seeing how determined Togebo is causes Gold to remember how they are both treated as last resorts, which puts them in similar situations. Gold decides to trust in Togebo, and sends him to attack Arceus. Togebo evolves twice into Togetic and Togekiss, respectively, and delivers a Double-Edge attack, which doesn't hurt Arceus, but calms it down enough to end its rage. With the battle over, Arceus flies to parts unknown, but Gold decides to follow it to give Arceus a proper send off.

After returning, Gold says his goodbyes to Crystal and Silver. Just then, the Radio Director shows up, revealing that he has decided to go into the television business. Silver gets an interest in the show the Radio Director created and frequently visits Gold's house to use his television.

Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire arc

Gold makes a cameo in Ultima's flashback after comparing his initial struggles in mastering Blast Burn to Sapphire and Emerald's quick mastery of Blast Burn and Frenzy Plant.

In PS616, Gold, along with Crystal and Silver, was called by Emerald to ask for assistance in destroying a giant meteoroid threatening to destroy the world. During the call, Gold revealed that Norman was with them after he had been accidentally left behind in Johto.

Diamond & Pearl arc

In High-tailing It from Haunter, Gold was briefly seen together with the other Pokédex holders from Kanto, Johto, and Hoenn when the Advanced level Grunt was talking to Diamond about the Pokédex.


As with other Pokédex holders, Gold's Pokémon follow a pattern for their nicknames. In the Japanese and Chaung Yi translation versions of Pokémon Adventures, Gold ends the nicknames of his Pokémon with -taro (a common masculine name ending in Japanese). In the VIZ Media English translation, the '-taro' suffix is replaced with '-bo'.

In rotation

Aibo (CY: Ataro)
Main article: Aibo

Aibo (Japanese: エーたろう Ētarō) is one of the family Pokémon at Gold's home that he grew up with. Like his Trainer, Aibo is very mischievous. Aibo's tails allow him to hold items and use many tricks and tactics in battle. In Pleased as Punch With Parasect, he evolved into an Ambipom after learning Double Hit. As of All About Arceus V, he is at level 83, has a Naive nature, and his Characteristic is that he is "mischievous."

Debut Murkrow Row
Polibo (CY: Poltaro)
Main article: Polibo

Polibo (Japanese: ニョたろう Nyotarō) is one of the family Pokémon at Gold's home that he grew up with, beginning as a Poliwag. When Team Rocket Grunts stole Gold's backpack containing the Poké Balls with Polibo's, he was washed away by the stream and ended up with a wild Granbull. Gold had hopes of having him evolve into a Poliwrath after seeing Red's own Poliwrath, but Polibo instead evolved into a Politoed right after his evolution into Poliwhirl from being traded with a King's Rock to Silver in Ampharos Amore. As of All About Arceus V, he is at level 80, has a Quiet nature, and his Characteristic is that he is "capable of taking hits."

Debut Murkrow Row
Exbo (CY: Explotaro)
Main article: Exbo

Exbo (Japanese: バクたろう Baktarō) was the Pokémon Gold had received from Professor Elm and evolved twice throughout his journey, first in Quilava Quandary and again in Lively Lugia (Part 3). He gave Gold the upper hand while fighting the Masked Man at the end of the Gold, Silver & Crystal arc with the help of Sunbo's use of Sunny Day. As of All About Arceus V, he is at level 84, has an Impish nature, and his Characteristic is that he is "a little quick tempered."

Debut Murkrow Row

Sunbo (CY: Sintaro)
Sunbo (Japanese: キマたろう Kimatarō) was caught as a Sunkern in Sunkern Treasure to launch Exbo's Poké Ball high into the air to defeat a raging Skarmory, using its amazing jumping ability. Sunbo had also been the last one to touch Gold's Egg and is the apparent reason for Togebo hatching from it. She sometimes assists Exbo by using Sunny Day to power up Exbo's Fire-type attacks, most notably after evolving into Sunflora in The Last Battle VI, during the battle against the Masked Man. As of All About Arceus V, she is at level 75, has a Serious nature, and her Characteristic is that she is "very finicky."

Sunbo's known moves are Flash, Growth, Mega Drain*, Sunny Day, Giga Drain, and Solar Beam*, and her Ability is Chlorophyll.

Debut Sunkern Treasure
Sudobo (CY: Utaro)
Sudobo (Japanese: ウーたろう Ūtarō) was captured while on a race around Goldenrod City with Whitney, the local Gym Leader. The two competitors soon reached an enormous tree that neither of the Trainers' Pokémon could move. Suddenly, a large Rhydon burst out and Whitney tried to stop it, getting herself carried away by it. The strange tree reacted to Polibo's Water Gun attack and shrank in size. Gold then found out that Sudowoodo was hiding from Rhydon and they went after it, defeating it and saving Whitney. Afterward, he decided to join Gold's team. As of All About Arceus V, he is at level 78, has a Jolly nature, and his Characteristic is that he "nods off a lot."

Sudobo's known moves are Focus Punch, Mimic, Low Kick, Dynamic Punch, Mud-Slap, Flail, and Rock Tomb*, and his Ability is Sturdy.
Sudobo has also used Cross Chop* and Fury Swipes* via Mimic.

Debut Smeargle Smudge
Eggy → Togebo (CY: Togetaro)
Main article: Togebo

Togebo (Japanese: トゲたろう Togetarō) was created from an Egg created by Jasmine's two Togetic. Due to Gold's special ability, Togebo inherited parts of Gold's personality, including his love of gambling. During a battle against Arceus, Togebo evolved into a Togetic and then into a Togekiss with a Shiny Stone received from Lance. As of All About Arceus V, he is at level 81, has a Naughty nature, and his Characteristic is that he "hates to lose."

Debut Gligar Glide
Egg → Pibu
Main article: Pibu

Gold's Pichu (Japanese: ピチュ Pich) was hatched from an Egg laid by Pika and Chuchu. Together, they defeated Pryce with Super Rising Thunder and put an end to his schemes. He has a Naughty nature.

Debut The Last Battle XII

In Box

Tibo (CY: Mantaro)
Tibo (Japanese: マンたろう Mantarō) is a Pokémon Gold encountered at the Whirl Islands when Lugia was rampaging. When supported with the Remoraid, Tibo can glide across the air, allowing Gold to travel aerially. As of The Last Battle XIV, he is level 28 and has a Calm nature.

None of Tibo's moves are known and his Ability is Water Absorb.

Debut Lively Lugia (Part 2)
Remoraid (×20)
Gold has multiple Remoraid that are attached to his Mantine for flight. Gold received these Remoraid from Wilton that were caught by Crystal in Really Remoraid, after they had caused a commotion while they were sailing. After nearly drowning at the Whirl Islands, he used them in conjunction with his newly found Mantine, allowing him to travel aerially.

Their only known move is Water Gun.

Debut Really Remoraid

Given away

Gold caught Teddiursa for Kurt's granddaughter Maizie with a Friend Ball to prove that he was a capable enough Trainer to handle them. When he went off to catch her, he ran into Silver, who was catching the father Ursaring. Both Pokémon were caught with precise aim using Gold's billiards pole, and Gold gave Teddiursa to Maizie. She is level 13 and has a Naive nature.

Teddiursa's known moves are Fury Swipes, Leer*, Lick*, and Scratch*.

Debut Teddiursa's Picnic



Seadra → Kingdra
When Gold had Poliwhirl briefly given to Silver so he could evolve and save the two of them, he unknowingly acquired Seadra which evolved into Kingdra in his care; she was quickly traded back to Silver for Politoed.

Kingdra's known moves are Smokescreen, Water Gun, Twister, Waterfall, and Brine, and her Ability is Swift Swim. She is at level 80 and has a Serious nature.

Debut Zap! Zap! Zapdos!


Chinchou (multiple)
These Chinchou were caught by Gold whilst looking for Polibo's missing Poké Ball simply to avoid being electrocuted and were quickly released afterward.

None of Chinchou's moves are known.

Debut Number One Donphan

Status unknown

Murkrow was caught by Gold so he could get Joey's bag of Pokémon for Professor Elm that the Murkrow stole. It was not listed in the character listings at the end of Volume 15 and has not been used since its capture, meaning he could have released it or it could be at his house.

None of Murkrow's moves are known.

Debut Murkrow Row


Main article: Raikou (Adventures)

Raikou was the legendary beast that paired up with Gold in the final battle with the Masked Man, and super-charged his Pichu so it could use Super Rising Thunder. After its release, it was revealed that it was recaught by Anabel in the Emerald arc.

Debut Slugging It Out with Slugma
Main article: Lance's Dragonite

Dragonite was given to Gold after it went on a rampage and was put back in a Poké Ball by Bruno. It was later returned to Lance.

Debut Extricated from Exeggutor

At home

These are Pokémon Gold has grown up with in his home. He doesn't use any of them to battle except for Aibo and Polibo, which are on his current team.



Gold's five Medals

Medals obtained

This listing is of the Pokéathlon Medals Gold has obtained:


  • Gold is 5'6" (168 cm) tall and weighs 114 lbs (52 kg).


Language Name Origin
Japanese ゴールド Gold From Pokémon Gold
English, German, Czech,
Brazilian Portuguese, Vietnamese
Gold From Pokémon Gold
French Or From Pokémon Version Or (Pokémon Gold)
Italian Oro From Pokémon Versione Oro (Pokémon Gold)
Spanish Oro From Pokémon Edición Oro (Pokémon Gold)
Korean 골드 Gold From Pokémon Gold
Chinese (Mandarin) 阿金 Ā Jīn* From 金 jīn, gold
小金 Xiǎo Jīn*
Chinese (Cantonese) 小金 Síu Gām From 金 gām, gold
Thai โกลด์ Gold Transliteration of his Japanese name


Language Name Origin
Japanese ナンヤネン Nanyanen From なんやねん Nan ya nen, a pun on other Sages' names ending with -nen
English Nanyanen* Same as Japanese name
Awful* From awful, a pun on other Sages' names ending with -ful
Czech Vendelín
Brazilian Portuguese Ovaldo Probably from ovo (egg)


Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 孵化者 Fūfajé
Mandarin 孵化者 Fūhuàzhě *
孵化之人 Fūhuà-zhī Rén *
  Czech Množitel
  Italian Schiuditore
  Korean 부화시키는 자 Buhwasikineun Ja
  Brazilian Portuguese Incubador
  European Spanish Criador
  Vietnamese Người ấp trứng

Gold's Pokémon

Main article: Aibo → Names
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Language Name Origin
Japanese キマたろう Kimatarō From キマワリ Kimawari and ~たろう -tarō
English Sunbo* From Sunflora and -bo
Sintaro* From Sunflora and -taro
French Toutourne From Tournegrin
German Sonny From Sonn
Italian Sinkern From Sunkern.
European Spanish Sintaro From Sunflora and -taro
Latin American Spanish Sutaro From Sunflora and -taro
Korean 해돌이 Haedor-i From 해~ Hae- and ~돌이 -dor-i
Chinese (Mandarin) 向日太郎 Xiàngrìtàiláng* From 向日~ Xiàngrì- and ~太郎 -tàiláng
认真太郎 Rènzhēntàiláng* From 认真 rènzhēn and ~太郎 -tàiláng
Chinese (Cantonese) 向日太郎 Heungyahttaailòhng From 向日~ Heungyaht- and ~太郎 -taailòhng
Czech Suňák From Sunkern and -ák
Brazilian Portuguese Sunplom From Sunkern and -plom
Vietnamese Kimatarou Transliteration of her Japanese name


Language Name Origin
Japanese ウーたろう Ūtarō From ウソッキー Usokkie and ~たろう -tarō
English Sudobo* From Sudowoodo and -bo
Utaro* From its Japanese name
French Simumu From Simularbre
German Mogli From Mogelbaum
Italian Sudo From Sudowoodo.
Spanish Utaro From its Japanese name
Korean 꼬돌이 Kkodor-i From 꼬지모 Kkojimo and ~돌이 -dor-i
Chinese (Mandarin) 胡太郎 Hútàiláng* From 胡說樹 / 胡说树 Húshuōshù and ~太郎 -tàiláng
胡说太郎 Húshuōtàiláng* From 胡说树 Húshuōshù and ~太郎 -tàiláng
Chinese (Cantonese) 鬍太郎 Wùhtaailòhng From 鬍說樹 Wùhseuisyuh and ~太郎 -taailòhng
Czech Suďák From Sudowoodo and -ák
Brazilian Portuguese Sudoplom From Sudowoodo and -plom
Vietnamese Utarou Transliteration of his Japanese name


Language Name Origin
Japanese マンたろう Mantarō From マンタイン Mantain and ~たろう -tarō
English Tibo* From Mantine and -bo
Mantaro* From Mantine and -taro
Italian Mantina From Mantine.
Spanish Mantaro From Mantine and -taro
Korean 만돌이 Mandor-i From 만타인 Mantine and ~돌이 -dor-i
Chinese (Mandarin) 巨翅太郎 Jùchìláng* From 巨翅飛魚 Jùchìfēiyú and ~太郎 -tàiláng
巨太郎 Jùtàiláng* From 巨翅飞鱼 Jùchìfēiyú and ~太郎 -tàiláng
Chinese (Cantonese) 巨翅太郎 Geuihchilòhng From 巨翅飛魚 Geuihchifēiyùh and ~太郎 -taailòhng
Czech Manťák From Mantine and -ák
Brazilian Portuguese Manplom From Mantine and -plom
Vietnamese Mantarou Transliteration of his Japanese name

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Pokémon Adventures main characters
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GSC/HGSS: GoldSilverCrystal
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