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Silver (game)

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By the time the player reaches Indigo Plateau, Silver battles against the player not out of malice, but to prove that he is a good Trainer. He is defeated and departs to continue training. The player battles Silver on [[Mt. Moon]], and though he loses he claims he can feel his Pokémon getting stronger, and resolves to train at [[Dragon's Den]]. When battled the seventh time at [[Indigo Plateau]], Silver seems to have finally learned to care for his Pokémon properly, as his {{p|Golbat}} has evolved to {{p|Crobat}}, which only occurs when Golbat is very [[friendship|friendly]]. This is further expressed in Generation IV when his [[starter Pokémon]] starts to [[Walking Pokémon|follow him around]], much like the player's Pokémon; Professor Elm even expressly states that Silver's Pokémon have come to trust him when Silver returns to the lab, presumably to return the starter he stole.
Following Silver's final encounter with the player and after the player has become Champion, Silver can be found training on Tuesday and Thursday in the [[Dragon's Den]], where he cannot be battled, and will appear at Indigo Plateau on Monday and Wednesday to challenge the player to a battle, should he or she appear. He does not appear at all on Friday or the weekends, indicating that he may in fact take the day off, resting his Pokémon. In {{game|HeartGold and SoulSilver|s}}, Lance and [[Clair]] will appear in the Dragon's Den and challenge the player and Silver to a [[Tag Battle]] following the battle at [[Mt. Moon]] giving him the chance to avenge his loss from earlier.
In terms of personality, Silver is the darkest of the rivals in the series. While most other rivals are generally good-natured, or at least zestful enough to crack a joke at the player, Silver is (at first) cruel, hateful, power-obsessed and even physically abusive, pushing the {{player}} character around several times. Even after he starts to become kinder, he remains a rather serious individual. He does, however, express genuine happiness when Elm allows him to keep the Pokémon he stole.