Official Pokmon Gold And Silver Adventure Guide
|Official Pokémon Gold and Silver Adventure Guide|
|Versus Books Staff|
Official Pokémon Gold and Silver Adventure Guide is a strategy guide published by Versus Books. Out of all of Versus Books’ strategy guides, it is volume 16 overall. This guide covers only the walkthrough/strategy portions of the game – it does not have listed Pokémon movesets and base stat totals.
Gold Silver & Crystal Chapter
During the first part of the third chapter, 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 . 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.
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.
Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Arc
He also appeared in a call Emerald made with Silver and Crystal. Emerald asks the Johto trio to help destroy the giant meteor. During the call, it was revealed that they were with Norman who accidentally left them behind.
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Sun Moon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon
This chapter features a boy named Sun who is a courier with the hope of gathering 100 million Yen and a girl named Moon who is a pharmacist and an archer. In order to calm the wrath of the Tapu, one of which unexpectedly attacked them, the guardian deities of Alola, they embarked on an island challenge journey, and will face Team Skull and Aether Foundations Ultra Beast-related conspiracy, the mysterious creatures come from another dimension Ultra Space.
The Entire Pryce Or Mask Of Ice Storyline
Pryce, the Gym Leader of Mahogony Town, is an incredibly different character in the manga than in either the games or the anime. In the manga, hes the mastermind behind the GSaC sections main conflict. He’s also a manipulative, power-hungry person, trying to control time itself using Celebi.
In the anime and games, though, hes just an experienced elderly trainer who meditates under a waterfall all the time. The two versions of this character are like night and day in terms of their personality and goals.
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Firered & Leafgreen Chapter
In the fifth chapter, inspired by Green meeting her parents, Silver renews his quest to find the truth about his own past. This journey takes him to Viridian City, where he meets Yellow, who reads the mind of his Sneasel, who has a memory of the statue of Giovanni that further supports Silver’s theory that he grew up in Viridian.
Soon, two admins of Team Rocket, Sird and Orm, arrive and confronted Yellow and Silver in battle. After the battle, Sird revealed that Giovanni is, in fact, the father of Silver. After hearing this, Silver fainted and was taken by Sird to the Team Rocket airship in order to reunite the boy with his father. When he awakes, Silver refuses to accept that Giovanni is his father and that he is the heir of Team Rocket.
Although Silver was initially unhappy about his true heritage, Blue helped him realize that Giovanni has his good qualities, and Silver uses his Ursaring to help rescue his father. He then helped the other Pokédex holders support Red to keep the airship from crashing in Vermilion City. They celebrated the victory, but soon after their win, Sird turns Silver and his friends to statues with a beam intended for Deoxys.
The Concept Of An Energy Point
Interestingly, early concepts introduced in Pokemon Adventures often made their way into game mechanics much further down the line. It does make sense, considering the creator of Pokemon, Satoshi Taijiri, said in an interview that this manga is the closest representation to how he imagined the Pokemon universe to be.
One such example is GSaC’s introduction of the concept of each Pokemon having an Energy Point, where Pokeballs would have the best chance of working on a Pokemon. Then, seventeen years later, Pokemon Go came out and hinted at a similar concept in their catching mechanics. Who knows what age-old ideas will pop up in the upcoming Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl?
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Gold Turns His Bike Into A Scooter
Gold is like the perfect encapsulation of a 90s kid. He wears a backward hat, skateboards around, has goggles, and doesnt listen to authority. So when he ends up facing Whitney, the Goldenrod City gym leader, in a bike race, hes going to go about it his own way.
Instead of using the bikes the franchise is so iconically known for, Gold instead takes the bike apart. He combines them into a scooter, a method of transport that was an icon of the 90s. Sadly, it wasn’t an option in the games.
The Gym Leader Exhibition Match
One of the most exciting events in the GSaC section is the Gym Leader exhibition match. The Pokemon Federation sets up this exhibition match of Kanto vs. Johto gym leaders.
Ultimately, it was a way for Oak and his Pokedex Holders to identify the Mask of Ice antagonist of the section, who was known to be one of these gym leaders. It’s an awesome event that would have been incredible to see in the games, especially in an already underrated entry like Pokemon Crystal.
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Heartgold & Soulsilver Chapter
The chapter 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.
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.
Silvers Past With Pryce Giovanni & Green
Silver is a much more likable character in the manga compared to his game incarnation. For example, the version of Silver in the manga was kidnapped by Pryce, made into a slave along with Green, and escaped. He eventually started working with the ex-Pokemon Champion Lance, and eventually got his own Pokedex.
The game iteration doesnt have this same background. This is likely because Pryce isnt nearly the same character in the games, and Green was sadly not around as a character this early in the franchise. That said, both versions of the character are still the son of Team Rockets leader, Giovanni.
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Heartgold & Soulsilver Arc
Three years after the events in the Emerald arc, the story starts when Gold arrives in the Pokéathlon Dome, looking for a person with information he is supposed to meet with. The person never shows up and Gold starts investigating. The disappearance of the person in question might have something to do with the sudden recent sightings of Team Rocket. Silver, Gold and Crystal carry out investigations to see who the mastermind behind all this is. Their investigations lead them to the Sinjoh Ruins where the mastermind’s plan, involving the legendary Pokémon Arceus, is unfolded. As told, Gold faced Arceus alone with all his team members but Togebo which Gold didn’t want let him fight thinking he will get hurt but after believing in him, Togebo evolved into a Togetic and later into Togekiss after seeing the bond between Gold and his Togekiss. Arceus believed in humans and his anger was calmed.
Pokemon Adventures Gold And Silver Box Set
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The Origin Of The Name Team Rocket
The Team Rocket organization had a lot more bite in the manga series, where they’re a lot more dangerous. However, the manga does one hilariously corny thing to take this villainous team down a notch. It gives their name an absurdly stupid origin.
In the GSaC section, Lt. Surge tries to get through to some brainwashed Rocket goons by talking about how they got their name. Apparently, Giovanni likened their organization and its members to tusks, which would be used as tools of evil for his own goals. Hence the phrase “Raid On The City, Knock Out…Evil Tusks” was born. It’s never been confirmed if this is the canonical background of the name, but its hilariously nonsensical all the same.
Hints At Regional Variants Before They Became A Reality
In the same vein, Bill hinted at regional variant Pokemon in the GSaC section of the manga. At this point in the story, Crystal had already received her Pokedex from Professor Oak and was traveling with her all-star team of surprisingly capable Pokemon, sending anything she caught back to the Professor for his research.
While talking to Bill, he mentions to her that Pokemon have regional variants based on where theyre found and captured. In the GSaC games, this isnt true . However, a long way down the line, these regional variants became a reality starting with the Sun and Moon games.
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Gold Silver & Crystal
The third adventure is based on the Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal versions of the game. It features the protagonists Gold, Silver and Crystal, and is centered mostly around the Johto region, with Gold as the point of view character. Gold first started his journey to chase a thief that broke into Professor Elm’s lab, and stole a Totodile. Gold then made it his mission to get Totodile back from Silver , and follows Silver. In Gold’s quest to steal back Totodile, he decided to become fully involved in Silver’s life. But following him gets him wrapped up in Neo Team Rocket , and Gold tries to stop them. In a shocking reveal, it turns out one of the gym leaders is the Neo Team Rocket’s leader, the Ice type gym leader, Pryce. He was also the Mask of Ice, a mysterious man who kidnapped Silver and Green as children. The Johto Trio then stop both Neo Rocket and the Mask of Ice in a dramatic final battle to end off the chapter.
Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Chapter
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 Omega Alpha Adventure 20, 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.
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Pokeballs Themselves Function Differently
Speaking of Pokeballs, they function a bit differently in the Adventures manga series. Firstly, the red top half of a Pokeball turns semi-transparent once a Pokemon is inside it, allowing the miniaturized Pokemon within to communicate with their trainers while still in the ball. Secondly, this is the first Adventures section to actually discuss how Pokeballs work which the games do not.
For example, the Bug-type Gym Leader Bugsy’s catching net is made from the same thread that Pokeballs use to capture and tame the Pokemon. It’s nice to have some sort of canonical confirmation that Pokeballs aren’t just pure magic.
Throwing The Pokeball As Another Layer Of Strategy
This concept pops up all over the manga series, but really only starts taking off in the GSaC section. Basically, its the concept of trainers using their Pokeballs in unique ways to add new levels of complexity to their battles.
For example, Gold likes to use a pool cue to hit his Pokeballs in ways that allow his Pokemon to pop up behind opponents. Crystal likes to kick Pokeballs at Pokemon to capture them, and can kick several at once to capture groups of Pokemon in a flash. Yellow likes to use her fishing rod to control how her Pokemon are released.
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Firered & Leafgreen Arc
In the fifth chapter, inspired by Green meeting her parents, Silver renews his quest to find the truth about his own past. This journey takes him to Viridian City, where he meets Yellow, who reads the mind of his Sneasel, who has a memory of the statue of Giovanni that further supports Silver’s theory that he grew up in Viridian. Soon, two admins of Team Rocket, Sird and Orm, arrive and confronted Yellow and Silver in battle. After the battle, Sird revealed that Giovanni is, in fact, the father of Silver.
After hearing this, Silver fainted and was taken by Sird to the Team Rocket Battle Airship in order to reunite the boy with his father. When he awakes, Silver refuses to accept that Giovanni is his father and that he is the heir of Team Rocket. Although Silver was initially unhappy about his true heritage, Blue helped him realize that Giovanni has his good qualities, and Silver uses his Ursaring to help rescue his father. He then helped the other Pokédex Holders support Red to keep the Battle Airship from crashing in Vermilion City. They celebrated the victory, but soon after their win, Sird turns Silver and his friends to statues with a beam intended for Deoxys.
The Gym Leaders & Their Legendary Beasts
The three Legendary Beasts have a different purpose in the Adventures manga than they do in the games. All three roam the world in the manga, battling gym leaders to see if theyre worthy of wielding them. Over the course of the story, Suicune ends up beating most of the Johto Gym Leaders.
Its not until he comes across Misty that Suicune finds someone he wouldnt mind lending his power to. A few chapters later, Entei ends up healing and working with Cinnabar Island’s Blaine. Raikou lends his power to the one and only Lt. Surge. Its a neat story element, but it doesnt at all match the events of the games.
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