Gold & Silver Walkthrough
Welcome to the my
Gold and Silver F.A.Q. It's far from complete, but for those of you struggling
with the early few levels of the Jap. Gold and Silver, this guide is for you.
What's In This Guide:
1. The Story And Plot
2. How To Get To The
First 8 Gyms
3. The Shock League
4. The 'Retro' World
5. What's New
From Red, Blue, Green, and Yellow
6. Gameshark Codes
1. The Story And Plot
From what I understand from some of
my friends who can speak Japanese, the plot goes like this: You start the game
by setting the game's internal clock, and saying if you're a guy or a chick.
Then Oak goes into the normal "This is the world of Pokemon" introduction, and
you state your name (the default name is Kin), and are teleported to your house.
You then goto his lab where you have the choice between the 3 starting
#152: CHIKORITA (Plant)
I took the
Hinorashi, because it looks the coo|est out of the three, and he actually is
rather powerful (and unlike starting with Charmander, the first 3 gyms aren't
totaly against you). I have heard Waninoko is also a good choice, but havne't
heard anything about the leaf pokémon.
Anyways, Oak then tells you that
you should go to the proffesor in a cottage north to get your pokédex and
pokéballs. To get to this prof, you need to head west to the 2nd town you find.
On the way you'll see #161 OTACHI, and Pidgeys. When you get to the next town,
heal your pokémon at the pokémon center, and then head northeast to find the
cottage. Once you get there and talk and talk and talk some more, you go back to
Pallet(?) and fight your Rival (Gin). However, your rival isn't all that nice.
He got his pokemon by stealing them! When you battle him he'll have the oppisite
of your starting pokemon. He shouldn't be too hard to beat, seeing that his
pokemon won't know any of their specail attacks yet.
Finally you get to
Oak where he sets you off on your pokemon journey.
2. How To Get To The
First 8 Gyms and More
First of all, before you start you'll want to know that
you can get your pokéballs by hitting right on your item list twice. There are
also 3 versions of pokéballs in this game, but I'll get into them some other
Anyways, after you
go back to Oak's house, head back to that town where you were before. From there
head Northwest, where you'll notice the two kids having a battle and blocking
the road are now gone. On the way you'll see some farmilair pokémon from Red and
Blue. If you have the Gold version you'll be finidning Caterpies and Metapods,
and if you have the Silver version you'll be finding Weedles and Kakunas. Once
you get the most northern and western part you can go, you'll notice a house
that you can walk through. Going through here leads you to the first town with a
gym. When you go to the pokemon center, make sure that you talk with the guy
standing near the computer where joy is. He'll give you a Togepi egg that
hatches after approx 2,000 steps or so. If he's not there, you'll need to solve
the puzzle (stated below).
Before you go to solve the puzzle, hit the
gym in town. You'll find some easy trianers with bird pokemon, and the gym
leader having a 7 Pidgey, and a 9 Pidgeotto (easy stuff). Watch out if you
started with the leaf, becuase he will have some problems against
Next, when you head west, you'll notice that theres a tree
blocking the road that shakes when you press a on it. This is actually a
pokémon, but you can't fight it until later on. Instead, head south through the
house, and you'll find two caves. Goto the north cave, where you'll find a
little station where there's a puzzle you have to solve. When put together the
puzzle is a Kabuto. Remember that, for it will help you solve it. Once you beat
it, you'll be transported to the 2nd cave where you can fight a ghost type
pokémon with a ton of different forms (but one pokedex entry). Now, if you don't
already have a togepi, go back to the pokemon center and get one. After that, go
to the temple in the northwest town, where they're just crazy about bellsprouts.
Get through it all and talk with the last guy and he'll give you HM 05, or
Tsukushi - When you get out of
the cave you were transported to, go east, and the go south. After fighting a
bunch of trianers, and several new pokemon that you haven't seen yet, you enter
a cave where you'll fight Geodudes and Zubats. When you get out of the cave
you'll find yourself going west to a new town. However, before you can get into
the gym or any other buildings in the town, you have to beat team rocket and
spread Slowpokes (why?) all over the town. But to get past the Team Rocket
member guarding the entrance to a cave, you'll need to go to a house in the
norhtwestern part of the town. Talk with the man, and he'll get the team rocket
member to leave. Now, when you go to the gym, you'll be fighting the bug gym.
The leader has a Metapod, Kakuna, and a Scyther. Pretty easy (especailly for my
fire guy). Now, you'll want to go west through a house into the forest. To get
through the forest you'll need the HM cut, which you get by chasing a bird
around (talk the officer once you get him to the officer).
Akane - Once you get through
the forest, you'll go north a little past some trainers and grass to a town that
is rather like Celadon. It has a big shop, and a ton of small little houses. The
gym here uses normal (including this really weird Cowkaskan [well, that's what I
call him]) pokémon. Fighting Pokemon should rip this gym up. Note: I had to talk
to the gym leader twice after beating her to get the badge.
Before you go
to the next part of the town, take a stop at that building that is covered with
black, and talk with the girl at the counter to the most right. She'll ask you
some questions, here's the order to answer them:
Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, No, Yes.
Then she'll give you the radio that you'll use way later on to get to some of
the later gyms.
Next, you'll have to wake the tree. Goto a house in the
northeast of town, where you can see flowers near it. Inisde, it will be like a
greenhouse. One of the girls in there gives you the item that you need to wake
the Tree Pokemon that blocks your path to the next city. Now, goto where the
tree is (head north, then east), press A to it, and you'll see a lot of text,
then will be asked a question. Respond yes (the first choice) to it, and you'll
fight it. Now, head northwest a little, and you'll end up in the next town.
Matsuba - This city has a gym
that specailizes in ghost pokemon. To get to the leader, you'll need to travel
across a path that you can't see or you'll be teleported back to the start. The
path is :
He/she has a
gastly, Haunter, Gengar, and another Haunter.
Now that you're about half
done the first part of the game, go congratulate yourself, pat yourself on the
back, and get back to the game! The next place you'll want to go is:
contains a man, and 5 eevee daughters. They have either a Vaporeon, Flareon,
Jolteon, #196 EFUI , or #197 BURAKKI
. Once you
beat them all, talk with the man and he'll give you HM 03 surf. Now you're ready
to head for the next gym.
You're going to want to travel west of the
town, past the guard house.
When you travel west some more, you'll find a 2
houses. I believe one of them contains a man giving away the Strength HM.
Next, head south to the town on the coast. When you get there, you'll
probally enter the gym. However, you'll notice that it's empty except for that
strange guy who gives out advice. The gym leader is actually up in the tower
(lighthouse), but she won't come down until you get the 5th badge, which is an
island town. Now, proceed to getting strength. A sailor in a hut in town will
give it to you, allowing you to now move brown boulders.
To reach the
island town, head a little west of the city, and when you see the 3 boulders
that you can't move, start surfing south. When there's a turn, head west, and
you'll end up in the island town. In the island town, talk with a lot of people
there, becuase one of them will trigger the gym leader in the coastal town to
chat with you then come down. Before you go back to the coastal town, battle the
gym leader, who uses fighting types. She has a primape and a poliwrath. Before
you leave, talk to all the people in the town. One person will give you HM 02,
or the Fly HM, and another will activate the 6th Gym Leader to come down from
her tower to fight you. (Only after you've talked with the leader once) Note:
You'll need strentgh to get to her.
Now, head back to the coastal town,
and head to the tower. Head to the 4th floor, and then jump down on of the holes
in the floor next to where you see 2 ladders. Then, climb up the ladder where
you fall down, and up another. Going up another floor gets you to the leader
with her steel onix, who, after a chat, goes back to her gym to fight.
back to the "Steel" gym, where you'll only find the gym leader (no junior
trainers!). She has a few magnemites and #208 HAGANERU or "Steel Onix". She
won't be too hard to beat. After you beat her, head back to the ghost gym town.
Go east this time, through another gate, where you should surf across two rivers
(each having a cave that as far as I know are of no importance). You'll then get
to a town where you can't do much except visit the shop and the center. A man
blocks the gym, and another man blocks the path (he charges you 500 bucks to
talk with him). Go north through 1 house, and avoid the 2nd by going around it
in the grass (it contains rocket members who cost you 1k a crossing). Continue
to move north until you see a lake with a red gyrados visible. After fighting
him (try to caputre him!), Lance(?) will appear next to a sign.
Lance(?) and he'll run off to the shop, where you'll find him... ahem... forcing
some doors to open. This turns out to be a team rocket base entrance! After
going around (talk to all the trainers, and get all the items), try to open one
of the doors that has what appears to be a cardkey only entrance. After beeting
the trainer in the first door you open, goto the second door, where you'll find
lance and the two team rocket bosses. Lance takes out the guy, while you talk on
the chic, who has an arbok and a few others (however, it's not jesse). Next,
you'll have to take out the reactor (?) by battling all the electrodes around
it. Now, exit the cave, and all the men leave, along with lance. He'll also give
you HM 06, which allows you to get rid of whirlpools.
You'll now be able
to get into the gym, and go to the path to the west. Hit the gym, which is an
ice gym. The leader has a seel, a dewgong, and #221 INOMU. A fire type will
roast the place up. Once you have the 7th badge, you only have to get one more!
Before you get to the next gym, you'll need to take a pitstop at the
town with the 3rd gym (the one with the big market). Here you'll find that team
rocket has taken over the town. To beat them, head to the house a little west of
the gym, the one with the black steel on it. You'll fight a bunch of Team Rocket
Members (watch out, their golbats are REALLY annoying). When you destroy all of
them, go heal your pokemon, then set out to the northwestern ally of homes, to
the tunnel underneath the town. When you go down in the tunnel, you'll notice a
small little side ally, leading to a door locked until now. This looks like a
prison of some sorts, underneath the big shop.
Hit the switches, and beat
the rockets, to get to the elevator, where you head up to find that you're in
the big shop. Go to the center to heal your guys, then go back into the house
with the steel on it. Go to the 3rd or 4th floor (whatever one has the big door
on it), and hit the switch which opens it. Once you beat all the rockets there,
you'll finally be able to go to the next gym (it was blocked off it you stopped
there before, but now it's free for entry).
To get to the next gym, head
west (the guy who wouldn't let you through will no longer me there). You'll
enter an ice cave, that has #220 URIMU, and some zubats, along with some really
annoying ice mazes. It will take a lot of logic to figure out the first one or
this map at , and you'll
have to push down 4 boulders from the top level for the 2nd puzzle. The rest of
the sliding ice puzzles aren't too hard.
You'll exit the cave, and find
yourself in another town. The gym here is a dragon gym, where you'll again have
to push down boulders from above to step over the lava to the leader. The leader
is rather powerful, and has 2 Dragonairs, then a #230 KINGUDORA, and another
However, she's apparently either lost the badge, or isn't in
the mood to give the badge to you! So, you have to surf behind the gym, to a
cave. Once you get in there, surf around until you see a whirlpool. Using HM 06,
the whirlpool will disapear. Now, surf around till a small little plank where
you see an item ball. When you pick the item up, guess who appears: The 8th Gym
Leader. She now has the badge, and you can now use HM07 that you got in the ice
The rumor to get Houhou is you need some sort of
Gold Feather. I'm not exactly sure where you get that, but I'll clear that up
later. You may get one by beating all sorts of puzzles (I think), including the
kabuto, Houhou, aerodactly, and kabutops. I may be wrong. To get him in Silver,
I beleive you have to talk to some people in pewter city (later on), and
In case you didn't know, Houhou is the rainbow legendary
bird, and appeared in the first episode of the Television Series. Anyways, to
get Houhou, go to the Town with the 4th Gym (the ghost gym). Now, goto a brown
topped house that's next to another one that doesn't have a door. You'll go
through and underground path to another one of those temple shrines. If you went
there before you would have noticed that you couldn't do anything there.
However, now there is a ladder so that you can go up the 2nd floor.... and about
5 more floors after that. To get around, you have to move over "jump squares" to
progress to ladders going up. Once you get to the top floor, you'll see the bird
like you would see a legendary bird in Red, Blue, Green, or Yellow. Remember to
SAVE before you fight him, so if you don't catch Houhou, you can just turn the
game off, and then turn it back on and fight him again. Make sure to have a ton
of ultra balls (the pokeballs that cost 1,200), because noting else will catch
Houhou, being at level 40 with a lot of recover attacks. Houhou has some sort of
fireblast attack that's pretty powerful (since it only has 5 pp), possibly a
leer attack, some sort of psychic attack, and recover.
like with Houhou, you need some sort of Silver feather I beleive to get
To get him, goto the town on the coast, where the gymleader wouldn't
go into her gym. Surf off the coast until you find some islands with whirpools
surronding him. Use HM06 to calm them down, and go into the cave (make sure you
have flash and strength). If you're in the right cave, you'll go right a little
bit, until you can go on one of 2 paths. Goto the path on the top, and you'll go
down a ladder. Now, you'll enter a small ledge with an item on it. Surf off
here, and go down the waterfall. Now, as soon as you get off the fall, go left a
little, to get on another small plank and into another section of the cave. Go
up a little, until you see Lugia (or you may not, depending on if you got the
feathers). Fighting him in Silver he'll be at 40, and still a pain to catch, and
in Gold he'll be at 70 and VERY hard to catch. Remember to save prior to beating
3. The Shock League
To get to the
Shock League, you'll need all of the badges, and almost all of the HMs. Now,
retrun to your home town, and travel east via surfing. You'll get to an area on
a coast with a cave. Now, using HM 07 to float up waterfalls, you'll easily get
past the cave, and on your way to the final cave before the leauge.
battling a ton of trainers, you'll end up in an easy to solve cave (unlike
Victory Road). Before you get to the end of the cave, your rival shows up for a
final time, to determine if you're ready for the league. If you struggle beating
him, trian your pokemon up some more. Once you finish this, you'll end up in the
center/market. Make sure that you have at least 1 or 2 pokemon over 60. You'll
also need 3 or 4 at 50 for backup. All those potions and such that you've picked
up over the way should be useful. There are also probally 3 or so revives that
you've picked up along the way to help.
The League has 5 trainers that
you have to battle. Here they are in the order that they appear, and their
????? - Psycic Pokémon?
Koga - Posion
Bruno - Fighting
Lance - Dragon
Once you beat
the league, you'll go through the credits, Oak and what looks like your Mom show
up, and you finish. At the end it reads THE END... of course, that's not the
4. The 'Retro' World
Now that you've become a Pokemon master,
it's time to take a step back into the past. Go back to your home town, and talk
with the guy who gave you your pokemon. He'll give you a ticket to be able to go
on the ship to the old world. Go back to Gym Town #6, with the empty gym. You'll
now be able to get somewhere in the large buliding with 3 men guarding the port.
This leads to a boat, and after beating some trainers on there it will arrive in
the Red and Blue world! Here you can compete for the 8 badges that you have
probally won a long time ago. Before you can access some of the gyms, however,
you'll need to do some specail things to access some of the gyms, so take a look
at this walkthrough:
Gym Leader 1: Lt. Surge:
Surge has been training a
lot, and now is a formable rival. His electric pokemon are around level 40 or
so, including a raichu and a few others. His gym is very easy to get to, being
in the same place, and just requiring the cut HM that you already have.
Leader 2: Sabrina:
Again, Sabrina has been training, and she has some more
pokemon to her aresenol. However, she's probally easier than she was in Yellow,
seeing how she had 50 Abras, Kadabras, and Alakazams then. Now her Pokemon are
just around 40-some, and contains a psychic lineup. Her gym is right where it
used to be: Saffron City. However, the Fighting Dojo next door is trainer
less.... might they show up ever?
Gym Leader 3: Erika:
Right where she was in the old games, Erika
lives up to her other gym leaders, and has 40 some pokemon. She has grass (jee,
really!), and is pretty easy to eat (especailly if you have a Houhou or a fully
evolved fire starter).
Gym Leader 4: Koga's Sister:
As you have noticed,
Koga has been promoted to a Pokemon League contestant, so his sister has taken
over the local gym. Looks like she should have been in the league, because her
pokemon are right up there with koga's. At 40 some, you still probally will be
able to beat her pretty darned easily. Her gym is in the same kablam place, on
the same kablam network, at the same kablam time (wasn't that show cool when you
were a kid?).
Gym Leader 5: Misty:
If you went to fight Misty before you
beat the otehr 4 leaders, you'll find that she's not in her gym, nor anyone
(except that scary little advice guy). To get her in the gym, you'll have to
beat the other 4 gym leaders, and when you show up in her gym, you'll see a team
rocket member who runs off. Goto nugget bridge, and beat her, then go to where
bill used to be. You'll find Misty there, and she'll retrun to her gym along
with her other junior trainers. Beat Misty, who has some Starmies and other
water types, along with Golduck at 40-some levels, to earn the Cascade Badge.
Her gym is also right smackdown where it used to be.
Before you go to the
next Gym Leader (Brock), you'll need to play 'Wake The Oaf [snorlax]'. To play
this game (well, it's not really a game), go to where the power plant used to be
(west of Cerulean, then surfing down south to the plant), and talk with all the
guys there. When you leave, a guard will tell you something, probally saying
that they need a part that Team Rocket stole. To get this peice, return (bleh!)
again to Misty's Gym, and use your itemfinder. You'll notice something different
when you're walking about halfway up and to the left. Then press the A button
franticly until you find the item that the people in the plant need.
have the item, return to the power plant, and talk with the man next to the
machinne. Once you get there, he'll go on and on and on... until he finally
gives you TM 07. Once you have TM 07 (it's a powerful electric attack), fly to
lavander town, and go to the pokemon tower. Talk with the man with his face in
the wall, and he'll give you a station to listen to on your radio, to apparently
listen to the pokeflute.
Now after doing all this mess (and causing me to
write a LOT), FINALLY go a little south until you go to where snorlax was in red
and blue, and travel west a little past some trainers and grass till you get to
the new oaf (snorlax). Blast up the sound on your radio (go four down on your
menu, then press right 3 times) on the channel 14. Play this for a few seconds,
then close the radio and press A on snorlax. The big oaf will wake up, and fight
you (catch him! he's level 50!!!). Once you beat him or capture him you'll be
able to head through diglett's cave to the next gym!!!!
Gym Leader 6:
After comming out of the cave, and cutting down a bush head a little
north to Pewter. Heal your pokemon, and get ready to take on brock's onixes,
ryhorns, omastars, and his other rock pokemon that are at level 40 or so. Once
you beat him, and get the boulder badge, you're ready to travel south to your
next gym. Also, the gym is right where it used to be (what a surprise).
Leader 7: Blaine:
Go down through the now demolished viridian forest, through
viridian (where you may want to train your pokemon to the mirror image of
yourself, who has level 50 full evolutions of all the starters), down through
pallet to where cinnabar island used to be. It's now basicly just a volcano, and
the island is now very small. There is just 1 man, talk with him, and after a
very long chat, he'll soar into the air. Now, travel east to where seafoam
islands used to be (why did they take that out?! Why!!??). Go into the cave, and
you'll find (you guessed it) blaine. Blaine has some weird fire guys, among them
being a Rapidash, all at (you guessed it again) level 40 or so.
Gym Leader 8:
Jeez, anyone can have their own gym now a days. Looks like Gary
bummed out after being defeated by Ash in the league, and decided to take over
the Viridian Gym (apparently after Giovanni vanished or something like that).
Gary won't be at the gym until you have 15 badges (lazy I bet). Once you get
there, he won't be as easy as the other leaders. His pokemon are levels 50-60,
and have pokemon that he generally had in the leauge when you last faced him
(amazing how some of his pokemon actually lost levels). Nonetheless, after
beating everyone else and all the trainers, you should be able to beat him
pretty easy, although he may actually be tougher than lance.
you have 16 badges, head over to pallet town (in the old world), and talk with
Professor Oak. He'll tell you something or other, and now you can go to the path
that the guard used to block before you got to Victory Road. Next go to where
the leauge would be in the old map, and enter the house. Go left a tiny bit, and
exit through the door. You're now at the Unknown Dungeon of Gold and Silver.
Instead of battling mewtwo at the end of this, you'll battle: RED!(Ash). But to
get to him, you'll have to go west through some grass with 40-50 level
Before you enter the cave to the west, make sure that you stop at
the pokemon center! You'll need to have your pokemon up there, because Red has
pokemon in excess of level 80. Once you have your pokemon healed, save, so if
you lose, you won't lose half of your money, you can just turn the game off, and
restart from where you save. Anyways, enter the cave, where you'll need to use
all of your knowledge to get through it. At the end of the cave, you'll finally
meet up with Red. His team consists of:
Pikachu lvl 82
Beating him rolls the
credits again. But is this the end? What about the orange league? Was the that
TV show only? What happend to the Pokemon League? Why did you have to get 16
badges? Why is Koga in the league? Why was the league so horrible? What the heck
is up with pokemon #251, and where is it? Why are you transported to the
mountain pokémon center when you beat Ash, not your house? Why can't you do
anything if you go back on the boat from when you're in the Retro Map back to
the Gold and Silver one? All these questions and more will hopefully be answered
by next time.
5. What's New From Red, Blue, Yellow, and Green?
one thing, the graphics are totally different. They're now in full color, and
are much improved over yellow, which were improved over the 3 previous versions.
Next, there are 106 new pokemon (at least), with several rare ones (where are
Lugia and Houhou?). There is also a new clock feature, which determines if it's
day or night (you can only get some pokemon in either hte day or the night).
Each pokemon now has a male or female sign, and you can breed pokemon (although
I'm not sure where that is).
I have yet to see the skateboard, which was
rumored to be the new tranportation in the game. There were also rumors that
Togepi evolved like eevee, with different stones, but those rumors have been
6. Gameshark Codes
The following codes are for Gameshark,
and will only work on Gameshark. So, without further ado, here they are:
91??DFD0 - Fight Any Pokemon
(replace ?? with the following... note these names aren't the offical ones, but
since they were sent to me and I don't have a gameshark, I'm not sure what to
replace some of these with, so I'll keep them as they were
D8=Xile the Great
F1=Tank de leche
CD=Clump of Mud
E4=Red GRR grr
C3=Max evo of water starter
A0=2nd evo of
BB=Oddish thingy 1
The following are
rumors, and probally are not true, however, they might just be! Crossed out
rumors have proven to be false. Here they are so far:
You can actually get
to the original league.
You can get up the radio tower, and up the Silph
You can get Lugia by catching a baby lugia in the night while
swimming near where there are 3 fishermen after the 1st gym.
one of the 3 legendary dogs at the islands off the coast of the 6th
*- Writer - [TK]-Pikachu
*- New Pokemon Names - Bulbasaur's Mysterious Garden
*- Thanks To Andog for tips on the Jolt Leauge,
*- Thanks To Inn0vaX5@aol.com for Gameshark Codes
*- Written For -
*- Written For - GameFAQS