Talk:Silver (game)

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Is there any way to suggest that Silver is "Giovanni's red-haired son" without causing a discussion that would span for 40 days and 40 nights, break for an hour, then start up again? --Meowth346

>Emphasize that's fan speciulation at best? - Zeta

What if we classified it as "heavily implied?" Since, it seems to be. Cheesedude 03:19, 15 April 2007 (UTC)


If I'm remembering correctly, Silver steals his Sneasel from a guy in Cianwood. He gives Gold his Shuckle so Silve dosen't come back and steal that, too. That seems pretty relevant to me....Cheesedude 03:19, 15 April 2007 (UTC)

Wikipedia's article on Silver is MUCH more detailed, which is odd, since this is Bulbapedia....Cheesedude 03:20, 15 April 2007 (UTC)

responding to this a year later -_- Anyway if you have a look at Silver's non-starter Pokémon they are all more or less sweeper-based in stats. Shuckle has no offensive powers really, and the only time it has them is when it sacrifices all its defense (and its still too slow to be any good). I doubt Silver wanted it.--Outrage DD 19:10, 26 October 2008 (UTC)
Yeah, I definitely think that Silver steals his Sneasel from the guy in Cianwood, since he has it in a point of the game where you can't get it at that point yet. Chocolate 19:12, 26 October 2008 (UTC)

Crobat? does having a Crobat show that he loves his Pokémon? TinaTheKirlia ♥ 19:36, 12 October 2007 (UTC)

Because this means that his Pokémon love him, 'cause Golbat will evolve just if its Happiness is at maximum. And, a Pokémon can't be happy if the Trainer don't care about them, just if the Trainer really loves the Pokémom.うずまきハルカ 20:05, 12 October 2007 (UTC)

Yeah but, there are other ways too get your Pokémon to love you, loads of others, so it doesn't really mean he loved his Crobat in return. I'd look here for more info xD Takoto タコト| サソデイ = 愛 21:43, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
You have to be cruel to be kind.It's the Θρtιmαtum♏Talk|Links03:57 29 May 2008
↑ Wouldn't that just cancel it out...? --CAT2 A.K.A Cat2killer 00:35, 19 May 2009 (UTC)
It's tough love, but anyway. The Crobat is likely implied further evidence that Silver was not just spouting things about 'caring more' for his Pokémon, but actually changing (or has changed) his initial attitude of being a rash and cruel trainer.HechEff 12:27, 27 April 2010 (UTC)


I want to update the battle info to the new standard, but first, I need to know this: Do we currently have the Silver sprite uploaded? 'Cause we really need it for the template. --Chocolate (talk to me) 01:53, 19 October 2008 (UTC)

Do you have the moveset too? tc26 01:58, 19 October 2008 (UTC)
Check silversprite 1 and 2 tc26 02:15, 19 October 2008 (UTC)
I don't quite have the movesets, but I do know this: In Generation I, the 4 moves were always the most recent 4 moves that a Pokémon would know it its level. So, when I'm putting the table, I'll do it like that until someone else can confirm otherwise. --Chocolate (talk to me) 02:19, 19 October 2008 (UTC)
They've got movesets and stuff if you search hard enough in a GSC walkthrough on Gligar 02:25, 19 October 2008 (UTC)
Well, can someone more experienced update the battle info? I'm a bit too tired to do it right now. --Chocolate (talk to me) 02:42, 19 October 2008 (UTC)
I can do it. tc26 02:48, 19 October 2008 (UTC)
Why does the article has a Crystal sprite if it's the same as in Gold and Silver? The correct thing is to put a list of all the sprites and their variations like in Green's/Blue's article. Pokemon lover 21:51, 4 May 2009 (UTC)


Do we really need to mention that name? It's just the first player name choice for the Silver version, and Hiroki (the first for Gold) isn't the name used by Gold's Anime equivalent (Kenta). "Mentioned on an Anime website"? What site? Sounds like fanwank to me. Satosuke 13:54, 5 November 2008 (UTC)

Thank you, ArcToraphim. Satosuke 15:56, 5 November 2008 (UTC)

i think the original japanese you guys have in here for silver its not the right one cause while i put it in pokeani it appeared richie.

シルバ is correct. Pokéani isn’t really the best source. (See also: the recent removal of all the gym leader titles taken from Pokéani.) IIMarckus 19:52, 9 January 2009 (UTC)

Picture of Anime Debut

I just saw that it had all the text on it. If I possibly could, would it be acceptable for me to find one without text and replace the current one? シンジShinjiLover,Edits 07:39, 30 January 2009 (UTC)

By all means go ahead. -Sketch 00:07, 31 January 2009 (UTC)

Optional names?

Where are his optional name? Lovely Rose 20:04, 11 May 2009 (UTC)

Not here. Anyone got GSC? Go find out for us. — THE TROM — 01:56, 12 May 2009 (UTC)
I... don't think he has any. It enters "SILVER" in Gold and Crystal, and "GOLD" in Silver, but other than that... nothing. TTEchidna 02:03, 12 May 2009 (UTC)
Would that be 50/50 split in Crystal? - unsigned comment from Cat2killer (talkcontribs)

There are no optional names. When the cop asks for his name, you have to come up with it yourself. --Ryuutakeshi 1:40 August 27 2009

Anime Counterpart

Isn't Paul Silver's anime counterpart, but it said on this page. --∫∆π©∑一二三 09:15, 15 May 2009 (UTC)

Yeah... that page lied.... naughty page... it's all better now. — THE TROM — 09:43, 15 May 2009 (UTC)

Silver's new design

Serebii has uploaded a scan showing Silver's redesign for the remakes, but the pic is too small [1]

I was wondering if anyone has a link to a bigger one, so that we can upload a decent image with his new design and update the article. -- Pokéman 12:05, 10 June 2009 (UTC)

Even if there WAS a decent version of this scan, there is no way it would be put in the article. just wait for the official site to update with the art. There is no reason for crappy quality art to be used. -Sketch 12:14, 10 June 2009 (UTC) and PokéBeach. Basically the same though. I agree, wait for the site. They're incomplete. The site may update this weekend, the next one or the one after that. tc²₆tc26 12:40, 10 June 2009 (UTC)
Sketch: Even if we don't replace the main image, shouldn't we add the scan with the redesign somewhere in the article?
Tc26: Thanks. I had checked PokéBeach and before writing the comment, but they hadn't updated with the new scans yet. -Pokéman 13:15, 10 June 2009 (UTC)
No, because it's low quality. Just wait for the site to update. It won't take long. -Sketch 13:23, 10 June 2009 (UTC)

HGSS sprite

Why does silver's HGSS sprite keep getting remove from the article? ShinyPika 20:13, 20 August 2009 (UTC)

Because we don't know it's final, just like we don't know if any of the other revealed sprites are final. Remember that Weavile and Munchlax got changed after being revealed for D/P, and a bunch of others that hadn't been revealed probably got changed too. R.A. Hunter Blade 21:08, 20 August 2009 (UTC)
Well, we know what the final one is now, considering Pokémon Sunday recently showed a battle with Silver. If they changed his sprite after that, I want to know why.--Ryuutakeshi 23:55, 7 September 2009 (UTC)
Is it the same one? I can't find the thing on Sunday... R.A. Hunter Blade 00:34, 8 September 2009 (UTC)
Look on this page. The sprite is kinda there. ShinyPika 00:44, 8 September 2009 (UTC)
Alright. Now I have to wait to see if the one on my Sandbox page is the final after the animation or not. R.A. Hunter Blade 01:07, 8 September 2009 (UTC)
This is probably known to you all, but we know can update ALL sprites, since they have all been ripped.--Ryuutakeshi 05:23, 11 September 2009 (UTC)
Including Silver's animated one? R.A. Hunter Blade 21:25, 11 September 2009 (UTC)
You know, I know that there are people out there who have it, but I can't for the life of me find it. - unsigned comment from Ryuutakeshi (talkcontribs)
When Bulbagarden gets hold of the sprite, they will go up. Don't rush. Thank you. —darklordtrom 01:45, 12 September 2009 (UTC)


That's right. Silver has a new name now, his default is either Heart (ハート Heart) or Soul (ソウル Soul) depending on your version. --Raine 15:14, 13 September 2009 (UTC)

It was like that in Gold and Silver too, his name was either Gold or Silver was his default name depending on the version. The exception is Crystal, where his default name is Silver. Drake Clawfang 18:23, 13 September 2009 (UTC)

But not anymore.

His posssible names are only Heart and Soul, not Gold or Silver, so the article should be moved.--Raine 22:34, 13 September 2009 (UTC)

We're leaving it where it is until the English versions come out. Same for Gold. ZestyCactus 22:40, 13 September 2009 (UTC)
Must we really change it? People still call him Silver. A lot of people don't even realize his new defaults. --Ryuutakeshi 02:34, 15 September 2009 (UTC)
Well no wonder, the game hasn't even been out for a week, and is Japanese-only so far. Drake Clawfang 02:54, 15 September 2009 (UTC)
His default name is:
  • Pokémon Gold: Silver
  • Pokémon Silver: Gold
  • Pokémon Crystal: Silver
  • Pokémon HeartGold: Soul
  • Pokémon SoulSilver: Heart
So if we did move, which one would we move him to? His history makes me lean towards keeping the article at Silver. --FabuVinny |Talk Page| 18:25, 15 September 2009 (UTC)
Also, placeholder data in HGSS calls him "Silver". So, we should stick to that, just as we call FRLG girl "Leaf". --Maxim 18:50, 15 September 2009 (UTC)
Kotone has the default names "Heart" and "Soul" as well. If we call Silver Heart or Soul, that'll get... confusing. ZestyCactus 19:03, 15 September 2009 (UTC)
I would like to stick with Silver. If you look for the most common default name in the list, that is the answer. I would think that it would be one of the player characters if you were to sau Heart or Soul, not Silver. Solar Dragon 19:07, 15 September 2009 (UTC)
As I'm sure you all know, the Pearl article was recently changed to Barry on the grounds that it appears at the top of two of three default name lists. I guess you can sort of apply the same argument here, but keep in mind this is a remake. In addition, the Barry article chose to ignore the placeholder name. Keep in mind that placeholder data isn't necessarily reliable (Red would otherwise be Ninten, Blue'd be either Sony or Terry and Barry would be Cedric), though it was used in a case where no clear default was ever indicated (Leaf). I guess the real answer to this is if Bulbapedia is willing to include an outdated generation in this. I personally wouldn't, but it's your call. LinkTheLefty 04:15, 11 April 2010 (UTC)

Say What?!

Quote: "Giovanni and Silver's relationship is revealed in HeartGold and SoulSilver if the player brings a promotional Celebi to the Ilex Shrine in Ilex Forest. Celebi takes the player back in time three years to witness Giovanni abandoning Silver to go into seclusion because of his defeat. Silver's hate for Team Rocket apparently stems from them failing his father."

What's this event? I've heard of the pichu event and arceus event, but not this one. Where did this come from, and why can i not find anything else about it on any other pages? The curiosity is killing me! Morgil27 19:00, 14 September 2009 (UTC)

Maybe because the games have been out less than a week and thus information is still coming in? But it's true, here - Drake Clawfang 19:02, 14 September 2009 (UTC)
Nintendo haven't acknowledged it in the pre-release info but it has been found inside the game's code. --FabuVinny |Talk Page| 15:20, 15 September 2009 (UTC)
Serebii has an article on it if you'd like more info. ZestyCactus 18:57, 15 September 2009 (UTC)


Now that Giovanni is confirmed to be Silver's dad in the games, should we change Silver's hometown from "Unknown" to Viridian City? It'd make sense. Reign 23:05, 17 September 2009 (UTC)

No... think about it. Parents could be born someplace totally different from child. ht14 23:10, 17 September 2009 (UTC)
Giovanni is also shown abandoning Silver at the gate to Johto near Viridian... Drake Clawfang 00:27, 18 September 2009 (UTC)
Exactly. I'd say that Silver's hometown being Viridian is a pretty safe bet. Reign 02:12, 18 September 2009 (UTC)
Umm just wondering, was he born in Johto or Kanto?--Midnight Blue 02:14, 18 September 2009 (UTC)
Um... that's what we're talking about... sorta... Alpha CuboneKing 02:15, 18 September 2009 (UTC)
Well I'm kinda a blond, but with brown hair. Well back to the topic, did it say anything in the games?--Midnight Blue 02:17, 18 September 2009 (UTC)
Read the stupid article and find out. Alpha CuboneKing 02:18, 18 September 2009 (UTC)
I know it was confirmed in the game, I'm just talking about did it say anything in the games of where he came from.--Midnight Blue 02:21, 18 September 2009 (UTC)
That makes no sense. Alpha CuboneKing 02:22, 18 September 2009 (UTC)
Did it say anything about if he came from Kanto or Johto? B/c Giovanni is a Kanto native(presumably), Silver must be from Kanto, but he could been born in Johto.--Midnight Blue 02:25, 18 September 2009 (UTC)
Which is what we're talking about. Giovani is from Viridian, and the scene in the game where Giovanni leaves Silver is at the gate connecting Viridian to the rout eleading to Johto.So while it's never outright said Silver is born in Viridian, chances are he was. Reign 00:22, 19 September 2009 (UTC)
Think about it. Giovanni's job as Mr. Evil Overlord takes him all over the Pokémon world. You see him in Saffron and Celadon Cities. Silver may have been born there. Let's not forget the fact that it is (or so I am led to believe) the woman who gives birth; no in-game evidence ties Giovanni to anyone in particular. It's entirely possible that Silver is Julia's son, and Giovanni's just been lying about being a sailor because his woman doesn't like Team Rocket. Or something equally absurd. Point of the matter is, Silver's birthplace is unknown and we aren't going to put anything in. —darklordtrom 06:01, 19 September 2009 (UTC)
Eh? The only places we saw Giovanni travel to were Kanto cities (and Tohjo falls, AFTER we see him leaving Kanto and abandoning Silver). Not only there's no evidence to suggest that he had to travel to other regions prior to his defeat by Red, but it's highly unlikely considering that Team Rocket was mainly a Kanto-based organization during Gen I. - Crystal Master
The point was we don't know where Silver is born. We can guess, but it is not going into the article. —darklordtrom 20:43, 19 September 2009 (UTC)
It's likely Silver was born in Viridian, but unless it's confirmed for sure no, it shouldn't be added. Drake Clawfang 21:33, 19 September 2009 (UTC)


This page's introduction is kind of confusing. When I first read it, it sounded like the Fame Checker referenced Special and "Silver's dark demeanor" along with the red haired child clue. I'd edit this myself, but wanted to ask if this was just me or if other people also find the sentence structure confusing.

Here's the sentence as it is now: Prior to the release of Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, fan speculation held that Silver was Giovanni's red-haired child, due to Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen's Fame Checker's many references to Pokémon Gold and Silver versions, to Giovanni being Silver's manga equivalent's father in Pokémon Special, and to Silver's dark demeanor and detestment of Team Rocket.

And here's how it could be changed: Prior to the release of Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, fan speculation held that Silver was Giovanni's red-haired child, citing as evidence Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen's Fame Checker's many references to Pokémon Gold and Silver versions, Giovanni being Silver's manga equivalent's father in Pokémon Special, and Silver's dark demeanor and detestment of Team Rocket. A sidequest in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver later proved the theory true.

--AndyPKMN 01:59, 22 September 2009 (UTC)


Shiningpikablu252: Oh, come on! You said yourself that Leaf should be mentioned in the FR/LG section of the timeline article but not in the G/S/C/HG/SS section because she existed on FR/LG but not on the G/S/C/HG/SS timeline. Now you're contradicting yourself by mentioning her in an article that is about a GSC character, and therefore, it's about the GSC timeline (especially considering that the part I edited was talking about a line said by Giovanni in HG/SS, not FR/LG, so he was clearly talking about Red). What's up with that?

And second, why was the article protected? No "canonicity debacle" started. I simply corrected a mistake, and before anyone could agree or disagree with it, you reverted it and protected the article. - Crystal Master 02:47, 22 September 2009 (UTC)

If the fact that Red appears in Mt. Silver and Leaf doesn't appear at all were enough to outright suggest that only one of them can exist in canon, then there wouldn't even be any canonicity debates to begin with. However, the one and only text reference in the original Generation II games that explicity implies Red came from Copycat, something that can easily be changed to be gender-neutral in a remake. Even back in Generation II, they said Team Rocket was broken up three years ago by "a kid", which in Genration IV context would imply either Red or Leaf. And odds are the writers wouldn't insert any new text that would explicitly imply Red is the only canon character from the three-years-ago timeline, especially since they took the trouble of perfecting Leaf to begin with. (Yes, I said perfecting--female player characters were taken into consideration as far back as the original concepts for the Japanese Red and Green, but weren't implemented until Crystal due to technical restrictions.)
Furthermore, Red's team at Mt. Silver is based primarily on other forms of Pokémon media, primarily Ash from the anime, but also in Generation II from Red in Pokémon Special (this would explain Espeon). As far as we're concerned, if the depiction of Red is not fully video-game-based, then nobody has a place to say that Leaf has absolutely no place in canon simply because Red's there and Leaf's not.
In closing: The Leaf mentions stay. To remove them would imply that the Generation I games were the one and only proper canon for the three-years-ago story, and that FireRed/LeafGreen themselves are non-canonical, and that in turn would put some doubt on HeartGold/SoulSilver's canonicity. Whether the Leaf mentions remain in the current wording or not, that remains to be seen. --Shiningpikablu252 03:26, 22 September 2009 (UTC)

"If the fact that Red appears in Mt. Silver and Leaf doesn't appear at all were enough to outright suggest that only one of them can exist in canon, then there wouldn't even be any canonicity debates to begin with."
The point is - Leaf's story from FR/LG isn't canon. Red and Leaf can't both be the kid who defeated Team Rocket and became the regional Kanto champion in the same continuity.

"However, the one and only text reference in the original Generation II games that explicity implies Red came from Copycat, something that can easily be changed to be gender-neutral in a remake. Even back in Generation II, they said Team Rocket was broken up three years ago by "a kid", which in Genration IV context would imply either Red or Leaf."
If that was the case, I wouldn't have a problem with leaving the kid's identity's ambiguous. However, you're wrong. Blue stated that he was defeated by Red (yes, he mentioned his name) after he became champion when you meet him in Cinnabar Island.

"Furthermore, Red's team at Mt. Silver is based primarily on other forms of Pokémon media, primarily Ash from the anime, but also in Generation II from Red in Pokémon Special (this would explain Espeon). As far as we're concerned, if the depiction of Red is not fully video-game-based, then nobody has a place to say that Leaf has absolutely no place in canon simply because Red's there and Leaf's not."
Not really. Special Red's team was based on GSC Red's, not the other way around.
GSC and HG/SS Red's team is based on the four Gen I starters (Pikachu, Venusaur, Charizard and Blastoise) and Pokémon that Red canonically met in Gen I (he got Eevee from that man in Celadon, Lapras from that Silph scientist, and Snorlax when he met it blocking the path to Fuchsia). The only part of HG/SS Red's team that is a reference to other media is Pikachu, as it has the same moves as the anime Pikachu.

"In closing: The Leaf mentions stay. To remove them would imply that the Generation I games were the one and only proper canon for the three-years-ago story, and that FireRed/LeafGreen themselves are non-canonical, and that in turn would put some doubt on HeartGold/SoulSilver's canonicity. Whether the Leaf mentions remain in the current wording or not, that remains to be seen."
What? You're saying that for FR/LG to be canon, Leaf has to exist? How does that work? Last time I checked, FR/LG presented two alternate continuities: one where Red traveling Kanto, collecting badges, defeating Team Rocket, and becoming the Kanto champion. The other one was identical except for Leaf taking Red's place. You're telling me that both continuity are canon within the same timeline? How is that even possible? You're saying that Team Rocket took over Silph, was defeated by Red (or Leaf) and ran away, then decided to come back and take over Silph once again, just to be defeated by Leaf (or Red)? That Giovanni was defeated by Red (or Leaf) in his Gym and disbanded TR, then had a change of mind and went back to the gym, then was defeated by the other player character and decided to disband TR once again? That the S.S. Anne sailed from Vermilion City two times (nevermind the fact that it was said that it only comes back once every year)? That Kanto had TWO regional champions? That...
Sorry, but no. The kid who became the Kanto champion and defeated Giovanni and TR was either Red OR Leaf, not both. And since HG/SS blatantly stated that Red was the Kanto champion (therefore canonizing Red's story from FR/LG), then Leaf has no place in the timeline. - Crystal Master 04:10, 22 September 2009 (UTC)
GS was a continuation of RB. It had Red at the end coz Red was the player character. How is your copy of HGSS going to know which gender you played as in FRLG? It makes sense to simply approximate the whole story to Red's journey only. Leaf's journey exists in the FRLG canon, true it is blissfully ignored, but it still exists and to that extent we as Bulbapedians are bound to cover it. —darklordtrom 04:53, 22 September 2009 (UTC)
He has a point though. The one that Giovanni lost to is the same person at the summit of Mt. Silver. Who is that person? Red. Not Leaf. I'm not saying to deny her existence. But the point is that she's not the one at Mt. Silver. Red is. It's that simple. Unless I'm wrong and someone can prove that if you play as Kotone and Leaf will appear instead, then that's basically the case. --ケンジガール 05:26, 22 September 2009 (UTC)

"if you play as Kotone and Leaf will appear instead"

That actually sounds plausible, make sense to me. Can anyone check that? Drake Clawfang 05:35, 22 September 2009 (UTC)
I plan on doing it once my game arrives. --ケンジガール 05:37, 22 September 2009 (UTC)
You all probably know by now, but nope. Leaf's not there. Sorry Leaf, you're not canon (or at least you didn't become champion, defeat team rocket and become a legend. --GEN1KING 23:19, 14 April 2010 (UTC)

Back sprite

Could someone please upload Silver's Back Sprite from his Tag battle with the Player? ShinyPika 20:20, 3 October 2009 (UTC)

  Kingofall42 10:20, 10 October 2009 (UTC) there you go.

Thank-you. Now someone needs to put it in the table EDIT: Nvm, didn't notice it in there. ShinyPika 13:51, 10 October 2009 (UTC)

Girl Silver

Are you sure that's a girl? Cause the only difference I see is that he has bigger eyes in that drawing. Does it say it in the text or something? --ケンジガール 08:03, 15 February 2010 (UTC)

It doesn't look female at all to me. --electAbuzzzz 10:04, 15 February 2010 (UTC)


He's "Boy". That's his default name in HGSS. Move it? /sarcasm TFLambda 20:10, 16 March 2010 (UTC)

Where's that taken from? Way I figure, his HGSS name is either simply "Rival" (Japanese DeviantArt Pixiv uses that tag often enough) or "Soul" (similar to FRLG's "Green"(/"Blue") as the rival of "Red"). TJF588 20:58, 2 April 2010 (UTC)
Actually, it is "Passerby Boy". Blake Talk·Edits 20:47, 15 April 2010 (UTC)
Wouldn't "Passerby" be his trainer class? -KinCryos 02:55, 5 November 2010 (UTC)

Celebi Event: Silver's Abandonment Dialogue

Silver: You told me... you were the number one in the world! Are you gonna quit? What are you going to do now? Giovanni: .................. One must acknowledge one's defeat before he can move on... I will go solo... for now... So that one day I will form a stronger organization! Silver: What aspect of you was number one? Gathering so many only to be defeated by a mere child! Giovanni: Putting together the potential of many is how you produce a huge power... That's what an organization is... That's the strength of an organization! I failed... to make the best use of my subordinates' potential...! But you shall witness one day the revival of me and my Team Rocket! Silver: I don't understand you! You don't make any sense! Giovanni: .................. One day, you will understand. (Walks away) Silver: I don't want to understand you! I will never become someone like you. A coward when you're alone and acting like a tyrant when you're in front of other cowards! I will become strong! I will become a stronger man all by myself! All by myself!* (Walks up to player) Silver: ...What are you staring at? (Kicks or pushes player) (Runs off)

  • Stretched Text

You're welcome --GEN1KING 23:52, 14 April 2010 (UTC)

Massive problem with his image, literally.

Right now his image is stretching the page it's so large, I've forgotten how to make images in a template smaller. Just go on his page and you'll see what I mean. Can someone fix this? - Takoto 19:51, 15 April 2010 (UTC)

It's a simple enough fix, I just don't know the specific size it's supposed to be or I'd fix it. Politoed666 should be able to do it. --ルレ 19:56, 15 April 2010 (UTC)


In Gold, Silver, Crystal, HeartGold, and SoulSilver, Silver (In my games I own, I call him Jackson) can be rematched at the Indigo Plateau on Mondays and Wednesdays. Dragon Ace Cameron 01:03, 17 April 2010 (UTC)

We know...In fact, I've found out most, I believe, if not all of them, of their moves, but yeah, we already knew...--Psyライダー 01:10, 17 April 2010 (UTC)

Stadium 2

Is he really called "Rival Rival?" CuboneKing 23:00, 2 May 2010 (UTC)

Hair color?

Has nobody seen the difference in haircolor from Silver's HGSS back and VS sprites? Alexjuuhh 18:23, 8 May 2010 (UTC)

It's because of the lighting, you can see slight color differentiations in the other character's back and VS sprite as well. Jello 19:31, 8 May 2010 (UTC)

Three eye colors?

Gen II art is black, Gen IV art is grey...I'm not seeing "red" among his sprites. So where does it come from? Luna Tiger * the Arc Toraph 23:14, 7 June 2010 (UTC)

The opening animation when starting the game shows them as red. R.A. Hunter Blade 23:35, 7 June 2010 (UTC)

Just curious...

..but does anyone know where to see this placeholder data in HGSS that says his name is Silver? Pocketfanmk 06:24, 21 January 2011 (UTC)


I went to Dragon's Den on a Thursday and he was there, but he wouldn't battle me?!? It was kind of like I had battled him, as his words were like I had, but I hadn't.--Juzey!! (Talk) 16:38, 3 February 2011 (UTC)

Have you already done the tag battle against Lance & Clair? That's the only battle involving Silver that takes place in Dragon's Den. If you want to battle him again directly, you have to meet him in Indigo Plateau on a Monday or Wednesday. —Minimiscience 18:04, 3 February 2011 (UTC)
In that case the article needs to be made clearer: 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, and will appear at the Indigo Plateau on Monday and Wednesday to challenge the player, should he or she appear. implies that you can battle him when he is at Dragon's Den. --Juzey!! (Talk) 09:57, 4 February 2011 (UTC)
I fixed it. --Juzey!! (Talk) 10:01, 4 February 2011 (UTC)

His son ? Really ?

I just did the Celebi event in my SoulSilver version and found nothing to suggest that Silver is Giovanni's son. Did I miss something here, or does this article need to be edited ?--WenGobou 21:26, 22 February 2011 (UTC)

It's spelled out in the Japanese text, IIRC. Blazios 22:16, 22 February 2011 (UTC)

Kay, thx. But why would they remove it from the English version ? Could a Japanese person confirm this ?--WenGobou 12:31, 23 February 2011 (UTC)

Weak starter

Playing on an emulator, and using Pokesav to mod my save file, I gave myself Totodile and Chikorita in my PC box, and then picked Cyndaquil as my starter. I get to the first battle with Silver and he sends out a Chikorita, not a Totodile like he should have.--Lycos Ex Mortis (talk) 07:26, 19 August 2012 (UTC)

Why is his Gold/Silver/Crystal pokemon on another page?

That doesn't make any sense. - unsigned comment from StarDragonJP (talkcontribs)

It's because the page is too big. If any page gets large enough, it becomes difficult or impossible to load, so at that point large sections need to be moved to a subpage to alleviate the server stress. Since GSC is older and thus less relevant than HGSS, it makes sense that GSC information would be the first to be moved to a subpage. Pumpkinking0192 (talk) 07:09, 26 November 2013 (UTC)

Passerby Boy

I think we should move the article to Passerby Boy, as Silver is not his official name, and since Ethan is no longer called Gold, looks really silly to call the rival Silver. Although Passerby Boy is a title rather than a name, it is actually used ingame. Silver in fact is not his default name in Silver and HGSS. RubyLeafGreenCrystal (talk) 20:38, 29 March 2017 (UTC)

No. His counterparts are called Silver, fans (or alternatively, everyone) primarily calls him Silver. Passerby Boy is more like his trainer class than an actual name. And saying it looks ridiculous when paired with Ethan is an opinion, and a rather weak one. Ethan is technically still Gold, just with an official name.--ForceFire 06:07, 30 March 2017 (UTC)
technically, only Passerby was his trainer class with Boy being used as a placeholder name. this only enforces why we shouldn't move the article. --KinCryos (talk) 19:54, 6 June 2017 (UTC)

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I saw a Soul Silver nuzlocke runthrough on YouTube once and after battling Silver the game said something like his ID card fell out. Then Silver said something like "Oh no! You saw my name!" or something. (I honestly don't know, I'll try to find the video again.) Since it was probably modified to work on a computer, should we put it in? --Mira Zannah (Feel free to yell at me) 20:13, 4 March 2018 (UTC)

It's on the page right under HGSS quotes: "Give it back! That's my Trainer Card! Oh no! You saw my name…" ht14 04:16, 5 March 2018 (UTC)

Real Name

As stated in the above Passerby Boy section: The name Silver is pure fanon, taken only from one of two conflicting, flimsy original sources (if we consider Pokémon Crystal a secondary source). However, in both sources, this character directly and absolutely states his name, which is ???. For your observation I have provided an evidence: [2]

This is then confirmed when you speak to the police officer who asks for ???'s name. When you answer with the correct answer, ???, the cop accepts your correct answer and lets you continue with the game. ??? is then identified by his canon name, ???, throughout the whole game for decades. This is still the case on my original copies of both Pokémon Gold AND Pokémon Silver - and yours too if you played it right and the batteries didn't die.

It is irresponsible to refer to this character by his fanon name when a clear canonical exists. Please refer to him as ??? in future. I thank you. Today (talk) 02:29, 10 March 2018 (UTC)

... no... just no. That's called being ridiculous, there's no way we're going to move this page to ??? - this page is never getting moved period. "Silver" is the name of his manga counterparts, which makes calling this page "Silver" valid enough, even if it is not confirmed to be his official name in the games.--ForceFire 03:10, 10 March 2018 (UTC)
Unfortunately, I don't see any strictly canonical reason why this would be incorrect. Furthermore, the localizers/translators would have had his dialogue rephrased to something other than "My name's ???" so early in the game (why would he introduce himself at all if he didn't have a name yet?) if that wasn't the character's name. It's a pointless guesture to impose what we think is "ridiculous" on these games. Milotic1 (talk) 04:01, 19 March 2018 (UTC)
I don't think the dialogue "My name is ???" is meant to be taken so literally. The "???" is a placeholder. Him introducing himself "when he doesn't have a name" is an in-game thing and isn't meant to be taken so literally.--ForceFire 04:29, 19 March 2018 (UTC)
For your info, Silver is the name of only 2 manga counterparts. His other two are instead Black and Tsubaki. Also, what authority do you have that gives you the right to say that this page is never getting moved period, or to remove a suggested moving template like you did to mine months ago? No bad feelings, but I would like to know if admins are allowed to remove "suggested" moving templates, just because they disagree. I am not for or against keeping the page "Silver". Just wanted to point out a fact and to know your position. RubyLeafGreenCrystal (talk) 21:41, 19 March 2018 (UTC)

Name suggestion (Gnohio)

Looking over the debate of "Silver" vs "???", my friends and I, after some discussion, believe we have forged a suitable compromise. Many Johto/2nd gen fans prefer to call him Gnohio. This is a very unique name and exotic but fits well in the Pokemon world, especially for the son of Giovanni. There is also some speculation that the devs who created the Spaceworld Demo used the name Gnohio. Additionally there is suggestion of a tradition among some Pokemon livestreamers to use the name Gnohio as a rival in gen 2 games. As a result of these discussions, I have added a note detailing that he is also known in English as Gnohio. -- unsigned comment from Bogavante (talkcontribs)

As someone who frequents Pokémon streams I have never heard this, and the only reference between this name and the Pokémon series is from a RP board on steam. Post some proof. -Spriteit (talk) 00:10, 4 October 2018 (UTC)


??? is difficult to say actually. That sounds weird. Plus it doesnt make sense grammatically. I prefer to agree with the name Gnohio due to it being used by the Spaceworld developers. - - unsigned comment from Doondook De Storm (talkcontribs)

Show me where it's used by the Spaceworld developers. -Spriteit (talk) 00:10, 4 October 2018 (UTC)

All right: - unsigned comment from Doondook De Storm (talkcontribs)

If the thing about "Gnohio" (which I've never heard about, also I wonder how it'd be spelt in Kana) is genuine and not a hoax, then it's still trivia material at best. It's comparable to "Gyarao" for Blue. --Maxim (talk) 07:31, 5 October 2018 (UTC)
Aside from this supposed screenshot of Shigeru Miyamoto responding to some email, there no proof of this present. Also, Shigeru Miyamoto was a producer for Pokémon Crystal but NOT Pokémon Gold and Silver. TCRF makes note that the Rival already has a pre-selected name but Gnohio is not one of the known names. Frozen Fennec 09:04, 5 October 2018 (UTC)
Also, I find it highly suspicious that Shigeru Miyamoto would talk so openly about the Spaceworld Demo with some random fan. --Maxim (talk) 09:28, 5 October 2018 (UTC)

Hm. Seems with Miyamoto's word, Gnohio has been confirmed as the beta name of the character. I think it vastly is superior to ???, because ??? is not possible to pronounce. It does not have enough vowels in it to be pronounced easily in the English language. Also it seems the site glitched out and deleted the edit I made earlier adding Gnohio to the names. So the debate now is, where should the name be included? I think it's good for the Names section and maybe a trivia question. What do you guys think? - unsigned comment from Bogavante (talkcontribs)

I agree. It should be put into the first paragraph, as well as Names and Trivia. - unsigned comment from Doondook De Storm (talkcontribs)
*sigh* Firstly, like I said in the above section, "???" is not meant to be taken so literally and seriously. "???" is not his name. It's just the game placing a placeholder until you've named the rival. Secondly, do you honestly believe that is Miyamoto? That's he'd respond to a random fan, in Englishno less. Seriously. How do you fall for that? I need a drink...--ForceFire 04:04, 6 October 2018 (UTC)
Nothing has been confirmed and given the wording of the email; this literally just points to someone impersonating Miyamoto in hopes that a fanon name gets taken as canon. If "Gnohio" had ever been a canon name, it would have been mentioned years ago in some continuity. Frozen Fennec 14:10, 6 October 2018 (UTC)
Literally everything in this e-mail is dubious. Firstly, Miyamoto having such a private conversation with a random Pokémon fan without any associations with press or anything like this. Secondly, why would Miyamoto even talk so openly about a thing that Nintendo never officially acknowledged (and they seem to be doing everything to keep the leak secret - for example, the spreadsheet with Spaceworld Demo data has recently been taken down)? Thirdly, the phrase "Spaceworld developers" makes no sense. The name "Spaceworld demo" is merely a fan name for the leaked ROM, as it was presented on the Nintendo Spaceworld '97, it is not something that would be used internally by the devs. And who the heck are "Spaceworld developers"? It was just the usual Game Freak team of that time. Really, nothing makes sense in this e-mail. Either the author of the screenshot got tricked by someone, or they just fabricated this entire message to shill their own unbased ideas. It is also strange that this name was proposed by two completely new users whose only contributions are centered around the matter in question. Perhaps I'm overreacting, but I would check whether these two accounts aren't the same IP. --Maxim (talk) 14:36, 6 October 2018 (UTC)

I agree with the user who explained that ??? was simply a placeholder, although it's easy to comprehend why people are confused due to the character introducing himself as ???. I was just pointing out furthermore that this is an impossible option due to it being impossible to pronounce. How would one pronounce it, questionmarkquestionmarkquestionmark? Other than that, the Spaceworld details warrant further investigation and cannot be dismissed offhand. I wouldn't draw conclusions so quickly, instead we should see if this is the real Miyamoto, maybe try to get in contact with the real one to confirm it somehow. Given that it has been two decades since the Spaceworld demo was created, it doesn't seem odd for him to talk about it off the record, especially after it was initially leaked. Developers talk about finished products afterwards and reveal details all of the time. It could be a big breakthrough, I see a lot of nitpicking and a lot of logical errors. My guess is "Spaceworld developers" refers to the team who developed the Spaceworld demo, but you would have to ask Miyamoto that question, pure speculation. Also @Maxim, those details need to be ironed out elsewhere. I've welcomed the admins to look over our IP addresses after previously being accused of sockpuppeting by a different user (which is not true). - unsigned comment from Bogavante (talkcontribs)

There is absolutely ZERO reason to believe that is Miyamoto who even wrote that email. The English is very broken and written by someone who is more or less trying to pass off fanon as canon. Unless there is a valid and visible email that can be seen; there is no point discussing if that is actually Miyamoto. As admin ForceFire pointed out, the email is sketchy at best and otherwise not worth investigating or looking into. Frozen Fennec 22:56, 6 October 2018 (UTC)
Frankly, this whole Gnohio thing seems like you and/or your friend making something up and seeing if you can get Bulbapedia to accept it.
You come out of nowhere with something no one else knows anything about, present a "screenshot" that could easily be faked, and you've at the very least coordinated with someone else to make it look like you're not just a lone crazy. That's fishy as all get out.
All this means that it's not remotely on us to investigate anything. If you want to show us some proof, get something that you can link to on Miyamoto's official Twitter, or record him saying it in person or something. The way things look right now, that's about all that would be convincing. Tiddlywinks (talk) 00:19, 7 October 2018 (UTC)
Not that there was any chance of "Gnohio" being a legitimate name, but through the power of Google, searching "gnohio" brings up very little in general, and almost nothing Pokémon related (the one I found that was, was a fanmade Eeveelution). So "Many Johto/2nd gen fans prefer to call him Gnohio" would be very incorrect. --Celadonkey 23:27, 8 October 2018 (UTC)

Official figurine of Silver naming him... Silver

Bandai has started releasing figurines for the Gen II characters, including Silver. This allows us to see the current name of this character in Japanese, which is... Silver (「シルバー」). While not surprising, at least now a source for the name is available.--Mister Wu (talk) 20:41, 5 January 2020 (UTC)

So does that mean we should take down the unknown name template from this page? SeanWheeler (talk) 05:16, 6 January 2020 (UTC)
If we didn't have any source like this in the past, I guess so. It would be surprising, but again for some reason the main characters and rivals went unnamed until recent times.--Mister Wu (talk) 12:14, 6 January 2020 (UTC)
Return to "Silver (game)" page.