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Silver
SilverHGSS
Silver in Generation IV
GENERAL INFO
BIRTHPLACE possibly Veridian City
PERSONAL INFO
CLASS Pokémon Trainer,
Rival
MISCELLANEOUS INFO
This page refers to the Pokémon Trainer. For the hedgehog, see Silver the Hedgehog.  For the Zaxinian Lifts character, see Silver Zin.

Silver (Japanese: シルバー Silver), also known as Black in the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga, is a fictional character in the Pokémon. He serves as the rival to the main protagonists of Pokémon Gold, Silver, HeartGold, and SoulSilver Versions. He is the son of Giovanni, the leader of Team Rocket.

In the games

Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal: VC Edition

In the Generation II games, Silver is your rival of the game. The VC edition of these games were released for the Nintendo 3DS. He uses the same Pokémon as he did in the original versions for the Game Boy Color, but the levels and movesets are different this time.

First battle

After getting the Pokédex from Professor Oak at Mr. Pokémon's house on Route 30, Silver will steal s starter Pokémon from Professor Elm's lab. As you're about to exit Cherrygrove City from the east, Silver will show up and battle you for the first time.

Chikorita chosen

Pokémon Level Item Moves
Cyndaquil 5 None Tackle, Leer

Cyndaquil chosen

Pokémon Level Item Moves
Totodile 5 None Scratch, Leer

Totodile chosen

Pokémon Level Item Moves
Chikorita 5 None Tackle, Growl

Second battle

After defeating Team Rocket at the Slowpoke Well, exit Azalea Town from the west side and your rival will come to battle you.

Chikorita chosen

Pokémon Level Item Moves
Gastly 16 None Lick, Hypnosis, Mean Look, Curse
Zubat 16 None Leech Life, Supersonic, Bite, Swift
Quilava 18 None Ember, Leer, Mud-Slap, Swift

Cyndaquil chosen

Pokémon Level Item Moves
Gastly 16 None Lick, Hypnosis, Mean Look, Curse
Zubat 16 None Leech Life, Supersonic, Bite, Swift
Croconaw 18 None Scratch, Leer, Mud-Slap, Water Gun

Totodile chosen

Pokémon Level Item Moves
Gastly 16 None Lick, Hypnosis, Mean Look, Curse
Zubat 16 None Leech Life, Supersonic, Bite, Swift
Bayleef 18 None Razor Leaf, Mud-Slap, Reflect, Poison Powder

Third battle

When you enter the Burned Tower for the first time, your rival will tell you about the legendary Pokémon and battle you again.

Chikorita chosen

Pokémon Level Item Moves
Gastly 23 None Lick, Hypnosis, Mean Look, Curse
Magnemite 23 None Thunder Shock, Sonic Boom, Thunder Wave, Supersonic
Golbat 23 None Leech Life, Confuse Ray, Bite, Swift
Quilava 25 None Ember, Rollout, Mud-Slap, Swift

Cyndaquil chosen

Pokémon Level Item Moves
Gastly 23 None Lick, Hypnosis, Mean Look, Curse
Magnemite 23 None Thunder Shock, Sonic Boom, Thunder Wave, Supersonic
Golbat 23 None Leech Life, Confuse Ray, Bite, Swift
Croconaw 25 None Water Gun, Ice Punch, Mud-Slap, Bite

Totodile chosen

Pokémon Level Item Moves
Gastly 23 None Lick, Hypnosis, Mean Look, Curse
Magnemite 23 None Thunder Shock, Sonic Boom, Thunder Wave, Supersonic
Golbat 23 None Leech Life, Confuse Ray, Bite, Swift
Bayleef 25 None Razor Leaf, Mud-Slap, Reflect, Synthesis

Fourth battle

After obtaining the Basement Key from the Radio Tower during Team Rocket's takeover, go to the Underground Warehouse of Goldenrod City to unlock the door with the key. Venture into the underground and your rival will burst in to battle you again.

Chikorita chosen

Pokémon Level Item Moves
Sneasel 36 None Quick Attack, Shadow Ball, Icy Wind, Dynamic Punch
Haunter 35 None Shadow Ball, Confuse Ray, Curse, Hypnosis
Magneton 35 None Thunder Shock, Supersonic, Rollout, Tri Attack
Golbat 36 None Wing Attack, Bite, Confuse Ray, Swift
Typhlosion 38 None Flame Wheel, Thunder Punch, Rollout, Swift

Cyndaquil chosen

Pokémon Level Item Moves
Sneasel 36 None Quick Attack, Shadow Ball, Icy Wind, Dynamic Punch
Haunter 35 None Shadow Ball, Confuse Ray, Curse, Hypnosis
Magneton 35 None Thunder Shock, Supersonic, Rollout, Tri Attack
Golbat 36 None Wing Attack, Bite, Confuse Ray, Swift
Feraligatr 38 None Surf, Ice Punch, Slash, Bite

Totodile chosen

Pokémon Level Item Moves
Sneasel 36 None Quick Attack, Shadow Ball, Icy Wind, Dynamic Punch
Haunter 35 None Shadow Ball, Confuse Ray, Curse, Hypnosis
Magneton 35 None Thunder Shock, Supersonic, Rollout, Tri Attack
Golbat 36 None Wing Attack, Bite, Confuse Ray, Swift
Meganium 38 None Razor Leaf, Body Slam, Reflect, Mud-Slap

Fifth battle

As you're near the end of Victory Road, Silver will storm in to battle you again.

Chikorita chosen

Pokémon Level Item Moves
Sneasel 44 None Quick Attack, Shadow Ball, Icy Wind, Dynamic Punch
Haunter 45 None Shadow Ball, Confuse Ray, Curse, Hypnosis
Magneton 45 None Thunder Shock, Supersonic, Rollout, Tri Attack
Golbat 45 None Wing Attack, Bite, Confuse Ray, Swift
Kadabra 44 None Psychic, Recover, Reflect, Fire Punch
Typhlosion 47 None Flame Wheel, Thunder Punch, Swift, Earthquake

Cyndaquil chosen

Pokémon Level Item Moves
Sneasel 44 None Quick Attack, Shadow Ball, Icy Wind, Dynamic Punch
Haunter 45 None Shadow Ball, Confuse Ray, Curse, Hypnosis
Magneton 45 None Thunder Shock, Supersonic, Rollout, Tri Attack
Golbat 45 None Wing Attack, Bite, Confuse Ray, Swift
Kadabra 44 None Psychic, Recover, Reflect, Fire Punch
Feraligatr 47 None Surf, Ice Punch, Slash, Earthquake

Totodile chosen

Pokémon Level Item Moves
Sneasel 44 None Quick Attack, Shadow Ball, Icy Wind, Dynamic Punch
Haunter 45 None Shadow Ball, Confuse Ray, Curse, Hypnosis
Magneton 45 None Thunder Shock, Supersonic, Rollout, Tri Attack
Golbat 45 None Wing Attack, Bite, Confuse Ray, Swift
Kadabra 44 None Psychic, Recover, Reflect, Fire Punch
Meganium 47 None Razor Leaf, Body Slam, Earthquake, Light Screen

Sixth battle

When you enter Mt. Moon for the first time, Silver will be there, and you'll battle him again.

Chikorita chosen

Pokémon Level Item Moves
Sneasel 50 None Slash, Shadow Ball, Icy Wind, Dynamic Punch
Gengar 51 None Shadow Ball, Confuse Ray, Curse, Hypnosis
Magneton 50 None Zap Cannon, Supersonic, Rollout, Tri Attack
Golbat 50 None Wing Attack, Bite, Confuse Ray, Swift
Alakazam 51 None Psychic, Recover, Reflect, Fire Punch
Typhlosion 53 None Flame Wheel, Thunder Punch, Swift, Earthquake

Cyndaquil chosen

Pokémon Level Item Moves
Sneasel 50 None Slash, Shadow Ball, Icy Wind, Dynamic Punch
Gengar 51 None Shadow Ball, Confuse Ray, Curse, Hypnosis
Magneton 50 None Zap Cannon, Supersonic, Rollout, Tri Attack
Golbat 50 None Wing Attack, Bite, Confuse Ray, Swift
Alakazam 51 None Psychic, Recover, Reflect, Fire Punch
Feraligatr 53 None Surf, Ice Punch, Slash, Earthquake

Totodile chosen

Pokémon Level Item Moves
Sneasel 50 None Slash, Shadow Ball, Icy Wind, Dynamic Punch
Gengar 51 None Shadow Ball, Confuse Ray, Curse, Hypnosis
Magneton 50 None Zap Cannon, Supersonic, Rollout, Tri Attack
Golbat 50 None Wing Attack, Bite, Confuse Ray, Swift
Alakazam 51 None Psychic, Recover, Reflect, Fire Punch
Meganium 53 None Razor Leaf, Body Slam, Earthquake, Safeguard

Seventh battle

After getting all eight Kanto gym badges and defeating Silver at Mt. Moon, return to the Indigo Plateau. On Monday and Wednesday, if you're about to approach the Elite Four, Silver will come by to battle you.

Chikorita chosen

Pokémon Level Item Moves
Sneasel 56 None Slash, Shadow Ball, Dynamic Punch, Blizzard
Gengar 56 None Shadow Ball, Giga Drain, Fire Punch, Thunder
Magneton 56 None Zap Cannon, Supersonic, Rollout, Tri Attack
Alakazam 56 None Psychic, Thunder Punch, Fire Punch, Reflect
Crobat 58 None Wing Attack, Bite, Steel Wing, Giga Drain
Typhlosion 60 Gold Berry Flamethrower, Thunder Punch, Swift, Earthquake

Cyndaquil chosen

Pokémon Level Item Moves
Sneasel 56 None Slash, Shadow Ball, Dynamic Punch, Blizzard
Gengar 56 None Shadow Ball, Giga Drain, Fire Punch, Thunder
Magneton 56 None Zap Cannon, Supersonic, Rollout, Tri Attack
Alakazam 56 None Psychic, Thunder Punch, Fire Punch, Reflect
Crobat 58 None Wing Attack, Bite, Steel Wing, Giga Drain
Feraligatr 60 Gold Berry Surf, Slash, Earthquake, Blizzard

Totodile chosen

Pokémon Level Item Moves
Sneasel 56 None Slash, Shadow Ball, Dynamic Punch, Blizzard
Gengar 56 None Shadow Ball, Giga Drain, Fire Punch, Thunder
Magneton 56 None Zap Cannon, Supersonic, Rollout, Tri Attack
Alakazam 56 None Psychic, Thunder Punch, Fire Punch, Reflect
Crobat 58 None Wing Attack, Bite, Steel Wing, Giga Drain
Meganium 60 Gold Berry Giga Drain, Body Slam, Earthquake, Safeguard

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