Pokemon Gold/Silver Walkthrough

Pokemon Gold/Silver Walkthrough

When you first start, you will be in Wakaba town, there are two options
that can be chosen. Choose the top one, which means 'New Game'. Now you
will be displayed with some numbers, the numbers here are to set the
time of the day. There is a defualt time, which is 10:00 AM, but you may
set the time for whatever you'd like it to be. After telling your mom
the time of day, she will give you the Pokegear.

You will begin by talking to Prof. Oak. He will talk to you about
Pokemon, much similar to the lecture you recieved in previous Pokemon
versions. You then are able to pick your name. I suggest, 
unless you can read Japanese, that you pick the second name, which will
either be silver or gold, silver if you are playing the silver 
version of the game, gold if you are playing the gold version of the

You begin playing now. You are in your bedroom. You can see the popular
PC, radio, and map. When you go downstairs, your mom will ask you what
day it is. This doesn't matter to you now.

Leave your house, heading left, to Prof. Utsugi's lab to pick one of
three Pokemon. Fire is your best bet  for your first gym battle against
the bird trainers, but you may choose whomever you want. 

Who should you choose?

Chicorita- a grass type Pokemon, and a follow-up to Bulbasaur. Many
people think it's best to choose him, because in previous Pokemon games,
Bulbasaur was chosen because he was the best beginner Pokemon to start
out with. In this game, he is not. 
The first gym, for instance, uses bird types, which happen to be strong
against grass types. Only choose Chicorita if you are an 
expert player.
Waninoko- The water type Pokemon, and probablly the most popular type
out of all three beginning Pokemon. He looks somewhat like an alligator,
and he is very strong. I chose him, considering since Bulbasaur and
Charmander  were either very bad, or very good, and not wanting to take
that chance this time, I chose him. I don't think there are any gyms
that have an advantage  over his type in the game, but I could be wrong.
Hinorashi- The fire type Pokemon, and probablly the best bet. Hinoarshi
will come in extreme handy in the first gym, and many others. He also
evolves into a powerful Pokemon, but like I said before, you can't
really go wrong with either one.

After choosing your Pokemon carefully, you must walk left, and leave
town. Here you will fight all different varieties of Pokemon, 
depending what time of day it is, or what day it is, or what version you
are playing. You can let the old man show you around town, but that
won't help you much. You are to go north, until you reach a house.
Inside, Prof. Oak will give you your  Pokedex, which is a big
improvement over the one in previous versions. you Pokemon will be
healed, and you have to go outside.

Once outside, you will recieve a phone call from Prof. Utsugi informing
you that one of his Pokemon have been stolen.

Right as you arrive at the beggining of the first town,  your rival will
appear, and he will challenge you to a Pokemon match. 

After defeating him and returning to Prof. Utsigi lab, you  will be
given 5 Monster Balls from Prof. Utsugi's  labratory aid. 
You might want to go to monster ball in your backback, and write it down
so you don't forget it. 

After doing this, go up to the northern part of the city.  You can now
go to the gym. 
Gym leader: Hayato  For: Wind Badge                               
I advise you, be leveled up with at least 2 backup Pokemon in case your
first one or two faints.

There, that was easy, you achieved your first badge, and by now, you
should at least have your starting Pokemon evolved. 

After exiting the gym, you receive a phone call from Prof. Oak. He tells
you to pick up something important at the Pokemon 
center. When you get to the Pokemon center, you will see one of Prof.
Oak and Utsugi's aids. He will give you a Pokemon egg. The egg will
hatch at about 1,000 steps.

Now, go north, and you will come upon a bellsprout shrine.  Enter, and

make your way to the top. You will receive HM05, Flash. 

Now go north of the town. Go east, then south, you will see many cave
entrances. In one of the caves, you have to solve a puzzle. Completing
the puzzle will show you a Kabuto. You are dropped to the next floor,
and you will find yourself in another 
cave you could enter before. However, this time, the people are gone,
and a Pokemon with many forms will appear. His name is 
Annon. He will make an excellent addition as a ghost Pokemon on your
team. He will have many forms, but is still the same pokemon
reguardlessand is still Pokemon #201.              

After exiting the cave, go south, and then east. You will come up to
another route changing house. After exiting the house, 
go south, there, you will fight many Pokemon trainers. A guy there will
ask you for $500. Pay him, and go in the cave. There are some Pokemon
trainers. You will fight Zubats, Geodudes, Onix, and Sandshrew here. 

After exiting the cave, go west, and you will end up in the second 
town. Go talk to the guy in the northern part of the town, and he will
remove the Team Rocket member that once blocked your path before. Go in,
and defeat the few rocket trainers there to free the Slowpokes. 

You can now go to the gym. Fight the gym trainers here, and then move
onto the gym leader. She will use bug-type Pokemon. 
Gym Leader: Tsukushi For: Insect Badge                            

You now have to go west, but make sure you have totally healed Pokemon,
because you will fight your rival. 

Now go north, and into a house that will lead you into the forest. You
see that a boy has lost his Farfetch'd, after returning it to him, his
father will come along and give you 
the HM01, Cut. 

Cut the shrub, and continue going north. You will eventually reach a
town much similar to Celadon City. It will have a large shop, and it
will be the largest town in the game. This town is also a very important

The gym here will use normal type Pokémon. Watch out, her Mirutanku is
extremely powerful.
Gym Leader: Akane For: Normal Badge                            

When you are done, talk to the gym leader to receive your badge and TM.
Go north, and into the park to fight many trainers, believe me, you need
the expirence. Go to the most upper  righthand house in the town, and a
lady will give you something  called 'Squirtle Water'. Now you can fight
the tree Pokemon, Usokki, that you could only move slightly before.
Catch this Pokemon, for it is rare. Go northwest, to 
reach the next town. In this town, a man will trade you a Krabby for a

A trainer just east of where Usokki used to be will give you the TM08
(Rock Smash) ability. This will allow you to break the rocks and free
the Legendary Cats.

Before you go, you can also go upstairs in the shop and purchase a TM02,
which will allow you to shake trees. You can fight all sorts of old and
new Pokemon in the trees, so shake all the little trees you find.

The gym here in this town will specialize in ghost Pokemon. Your Pokemon
should be at around level 30-35. You will have to follow a trail to get
to the gym leader. Once you get to the Gym leader, and believe me,
she's no joke:
Gym Leader: Matsuba For: Phantom Badge                            

After defeating the gym, go to a house in the northern part of the town.
The trainers here will use Eevee evolutions, which includes two new
Eevee evolutions. After you defeat them all, a man will award you with
surfing HM03.

A farm which has Mirutaknus, I'm guessing it would be called Mirutanku
farm will have a sick Mirutanku. The plant which gives you items next to
the town will give you a fruit that will heal the Mirutanku after about
after 7 or so. The mother inside the house will award you with a TM, and
the dad in the house gives you milk, which heals Pokemon HP.

When you get to the next town, you'll find the gym here to be completely
empty, except for the person who alwasy stands next to the statue at the

You might want to heal your Pokemon at the Pokemon center now, and take
out a Pokemon you would like to learn strength. Now, go to the house in
the most south western part of the town. A person inside will give you
the Strength HM, HM04.

Now you have to equip strength and surf on your Pokemon. Keep surfing
south, fighting the trainers here, gaining expirence. 

Eventually, you will come to a small town. In the southern part of  the
town, you will see the gym. You fight two trainers in the gym, and then
come up to a boulder maze. Move the left and right boulder up, and then
push the middle boulder to the left. You will fight one more trainer,
and then you
will come up to the gym leader.

Gym Leader: Shijima For: Shock Badge                              

After you beat the gym, go south to a house. A guy inside the
house,wearing sunglasses will give you some medicine. Take this medicine
and go back to the fifth gym, but don't forget to get the Fly HM, HM02,
from the house nearest the gym, and also important is the medicine from
the house with the guy who will be wearing unglasses, for the medicine
he gives to you is what you need to give to Mikan, so she can heal her
sick Pokemon.Assend the light house, and give the medicine to the gym
leader at the top. She will give the medicine to her sick Pokemon and
then return to her gym. She 
introduces a new type of Pokemon here called the steel type.
Gym Leader: Mikan For: Steel Badge                              

After defeating the gym leader here, go east, and through the route
change house. Someone takes some of your money for no reason at all! Now
go north, taking the grassy path, as not to be charged 1,000 for every
path you take on the Team Rocket side. Eventually, you will come up
across a lake. You can see something in the lake. When you fight it, it
turns out to be a Gyrados! Try to catch it.

After getting out of the water, you will notice Lance, the dragon
trainer waiting for you. You will talk to him, and he will take you to
the 'shop' in the town with the ghost gym. He will show you a secret
underground passageway in the shop, and you will follow him downstairs,
only to fight a many Rocket trainers. Eventually, you will meet up with
Lance again, and he
will heal your Pokemon. He will then go off again, and you have to keep
fighting many Rocket trainers. There are many items here, and make sure
you have room for all of them. Also, talk to each and every Team Rocket
trainer you beat, and you will get the keycard to the second level door. 

Once on the second level, open the door, and fight the trainer. He will
give you the first level keycard. Go to the first level. Lance and you
fight each fight two Rocket trainers. A girl and a boy. Lance takes on
the boy with his Dragonite, and You fight the girl, who may look
falmilliar to you.

After defeating the Rocket Trainers, you and Lance need to shut down the
power supply to the generator. You can do this by defeating the

Finally, now that you've destroyed the generator, Lance will award your
hard work with an, HM06, the whirlpool remover HM.
You can now enter the Ice gym, or gym No. 7. Getting to him will be
tough, so I made an ice maze strategy. When you first enter the gym,
move to the very left if the left statue. Go up, up, right, down, left,
up and 
finally right. You will be standing in front of the gym leader. Good

Gym Leader: Yanagi For: Ice Badge                                

You will get a phone call informing you that the city in which you
recieved your third badge, the one with Mirtanku, the cow Pokemon, has
been overrun by Team Rocket! Fly to the city, and you will see that Team
Rocket has pretty much overrun the whole city. Go back to the building
with the 
Jigglypuff inside of it. This is where all of the Team Rocket trouble is
going on. Go on up the tower, defeating trainers, and defeat the final
guy at the top of the tower.

One of the people in the underground tunnel will give you an Eevee if
you have a space in your inventory.

Now you have to go to an underground tunnel outside. When you are in the
tunnel, go right, to the door that was once locked. You recieved the key
when you defeated the final person atop the tower. Be ready for a fight
with your rival. He will have the final evolution of his starting
Pokemon. Defeat the Rocket 
trainers, and play around with the switches until you get over to the
elevator. Fight the woman, and then take the elevator up. You should now
be able to open the once locked door back in the Team Rocket tower.

Go to the third floor, and defeat the last of the Rockets, and return to
the seventh town. Go right and fight the trainers. Marril lovers can
catch a Marril here. Now enter the cave. The first Ice maze is the most
diffucult, but, I have the solution on how to complete it! Complete it
by standing on the area right below the ice. Now, go up, left, up,
right, up, right, down,left, up, left, down, right, down, right, up,

When you complete the first ice maze, go right and get the Pokeball.You
will get a HM07, or waterfall climbing HM, which can later be taught to
Goldeen. From here go to the next floor, and use strength to move the
boulders to the lower level, so you can get out.

When you get out, you will be at the 8th town. There is a very useful
person here who can remove your Pokemon's moves that are unwanted, but
most importantly, you can now go to the eighth gym. This gym is a dragon

Again, you will need strength to move boulders to the lower level to
reach the gym leader.
Gym Leader: Ibuki For: Raging Badge                             

After defeating her, she tells you she has no badge for you. You can
still get the badge, though, by taking a Pokemon that has surf and one
that can remove whirlpools, and surfing behind the gym. When you are 
about to pick up one of the Pokeballs, she will show up, awarding you
with your eighth
badge! You can also now use the HM07 you got in the ice cavern.

We now move on to the hunt for Houou! Fly back to the town where you
fought the ghost gym before. Go to the northern part of the town. You
can enter a house here and go upstairs. You will have to solve a puzzle
to get to the top. However, the puzzle is worth it, when you get to the
top, you will see Houou flying there. Save before you fight Houou, for
you will only get one chance to catch it. After you catch it, you can
fly from the roof instead of going back down the maze. Fly back to your

Once home, go to Prof. Utsugi's lab and heal your Pokemon. Now go
outside and surf eastward. You will eventually come up to a coastal area
with a cave. Enter the cave. I suggest you catch a Goldeen and teach it
HM07, so you can go up the waterfalls. The cave is simple, and when you
get out, you
may want to look at the map. Keep moving northward, until you come up
upon a house. A girl inside will heal all of your Pokemon. Keep going
north, fighting trainers. You will find yourself in a much simpler,
trainer-freeVictory Road. Here you can catch for the very first time,
the best Pokemon, Donphan. Be prepared, for your rival will have many
strong Pokemon with her. You fight her because she wants to see if you
are really ready for the Orange league.

After defeating the Orange League Trainers, you've beaten the first half
of the game. A very impatient news reporter comes, and expects you to
"do" an interview with you. Finally, Lance will become impatient and
take you into the next room to be inducted into the hall of fame while
the news reporter lady paces back and fourth saying "What about my
interview!" The credits will roll, while playing some snappy music, and
finally the game will say the end. Don't turn your Gameboy off yet, the
game isn't over.

There is no more fighting your rival at the end of the game....well at
least yet. The game isn't over yet!

After the credits finish rolling, go into Prof. Utsugi's lab. He will
give you a boat ticket! Take that ticket back to the town with the light
house and where you got strength. Go south, until you reach a house
that  takes you down to a docking bay. Here you can get on the boat.
Once on the boat, you will fight many trainers. Fight them all, it is
fun. Afterwards,you will talk to a guy in a room that looks like he
works on the ship. Talk 
to him, and he will leave the room. When you get off the boat, you will
find yourself in Vermillion City!
Feel free to look around a little bit. You see the gym looks pretty much
the same and the Pokemon club is also still there. However, this time,
the city has a giant snorlax locking the path to Diglett's Cave. First,
heal your Pokemon. Now, go get the Ultra Rod from the fishing man. Now
it is time to go and face Lt. Surge.
Gym Leader: Lt. Surge For: Orange Badge 
After easily defeating Lt. Surge, it is time to go to Saffron City.Once
you get to Saffron City, you'll notice that Silph. Co. Has been blocked
off by a guard who won't let you go upstairs. Anyway, we aren't worrying
about Silph. Co. right now. We are worrying about your tenth badge right
now. You have to fight Sabrina. After all these years, she is still
working as a Pokemon Gym Leader. Her gym is exactly the same, and the
trainers are still there. This time, it is harder to avoid gym trainers
in her gym, because 
they are constantly looking in all different directions. They also have
a longer sight range. You should fight them anyway. Sabrina has a new
look, but she doesn't look entirely different like some other trainers
will further in the game.
Gym Leader: Sabrina  For: Gold Badge                               

She is even easier than Lt. Surge, but not the easiest trainer in the

Before anything, go to the power plant near Cerulean City.  You will
have to surf to get there. Inside the Power Plant, talk to everybody.
When you are leaving, someone will say something  to you. Leave the
power Plant.

Now you have to go to Cerulian City. When you get there,  you will
notice that the place looks pretty much the same. However, when you go
into Misty's gym, you'll notice that the gym is empty. 
A Team Rocket trainer will bump into you and leave. After you leave the
gym, go north. You will be going in the direction where Bill's
lighthouse used to be. You will fight the Rocket Trainer you met in the
gym and he will confess to you after you beat him that he hid something
in the Cerulian City gym.

Take the piece that you got from the gym and go to what used to be the
power plant in older Pokemon games. The person here will thank you and
give you a TM, and you are now eligible for a radio upgrade. Go back to
Lavander town and go in the radio station. 
The man standing looking at the wall will give you a radio upgrade,
which allows you to awaken the Snorlax.

It isn't over yet. Now you must go to Vermillion City, and enter the
Pokemon Lovers Club. A man sitting at the table will give you his
Pokemon doll that was sitting next to him. Remember copycat  from
Saffron City in Red,Blue, Yellow, and Green? She of course still loves
dolls, and does a really creepy impression of you, but 
when you bring her the doll, she will give you an item that will allow
you to travel between the two maps much easier.

Go back to the gym. In the little pool in the middle, you will find what
the trainer was talking about, a missing part that belongs to the power
station in the left upper corner. When you reach what used to be Bill's
lighthouse, you will find Misty, and she will be smooching, as quoted
from Pokemon Zero. She will then return to her gym, suprised from what
just happened. Don't surf in the waters to get it. It is in the upper
right hand area which can be obtained without ever going into the water.

When you return to her gym, you will see that she is no piece of cake
like the last two gyms were. Misty is not to hard. 
Gym Leader: Misty For: ?

After you defeat Misty, you can now get your 12th badge from Erika. So
go to Celadon City. You can play slots here, and the big Pokemart is
also still here. If you go in the back of the house, you won't get an
Eevee, and a floor has been cut off of the place. You can go around
front of the same
building and still look at the programmers things. Now it is time to
fight Erika.
Gym Leader: Erika For: Rainbow Badge    
After defeating Erika, you now must take the Bicycle path down the
trail. When you reach the bottom, you will go right and end up in Fushia
City. The town is almost perfect... Until you find out that the Safari
Zone has been removed! Go in the houses and talk to the people. Now you
can get 
your 13th badge! The leader in this gym is obviously not Koga. She will
use Poision and Bug types, just like Koga did.
Gym Leader: Anzu For: ? 

After defeating her, It is time to awaken the Snorlax that blocks your
Using your upgraded radio, fly back to Vermillion City, and go to the
Snorlax. Tune into the second to last station, and push A. The music
will begin to play. When the music begins to play, return to the game
and talk to the Snorlax. It will wake up, and like before, attack in a
grumpy manner.

The Snorlax is a great Pokemon to catch. It heals itself after every
move it does, and when it rests, it will do a very harmful attack. It
also still has headbutt. It will also learn Hyper Beam at level 57!
However, the 
fact that it slightly heals itself after every attack, even while
sleeping, makes this Pokemon very diffucult to catch. I finally used my
Master Ball equivelent. It was well used. 

After the battle with Snorlax, go in the cave that was blocked by it.
You are in Diglett's Cave. You may catch a Diglett if you want.
Dugtrio's also randomly appear.

When you come out of the cave, you will find yourself just South of
Pewter City. Brock is the gym leader here.
Gym Leader: Brock For: ?  

After defeating Brock, go east to Mt. Moon. When you get to Mt. Moon,
you will encounter your rival for the first time in a long time. This
may or may not be the final time you battle her, but she is strong, and
she appears to be going somwhere important after you defeat her. Go
upstairs, and into the house. Face the man. Tune into the same frequency
you tuned into for Snorlax. This is supposedly a way to obtain Serebii,
but has not been proven.

You'll need to go south. You can try to stop 
at the Viridian City gym, but no one is there...At least now.  Instead,
go south, until you reach Pallet Town. Go inside Prof. Oak's Lab and
talk to him. He will tell you to go face the Seafoam Island Gym leader,
because Cinnibar Island no longer has people living on it. Talk to
Professor Oak's mputer also.

Surf to Cinnibar Island anyway, and talk to the mysterious person here.
He will shoot up into the sky and leave. Could that have been Gary Oak? 

Keep surfing to Seafoam Island, fighting trainers along the way, and
eventually you'll get there. Inside the place, you'll meet up with
Gym Leader: Blane For: ? 

After defeating Blane, you should return to Pallet Town and talk to
Prof. Oak again. He will tell you to go to the Viridian City gym. Go
heading for the gym, and fight any missed trainers. Finally, when you
get to the gym, you will see that it is no longer empty. There is one
person in  here, and his name is.......Gary!
Gym Leader: Gary  For: ? 

Gary is not so easy. He may take numerous tries to beat. Use a good
strategy, but remember, unless you know Japanese, there is no way of
telling what Pokemon he will use next, for every trainer uses Pokemon in
different orders.

After you beat Gary, you now have 16 badges! It isn't over yet. Go back
to Pallet Town and talk to Professor Oak. He will tell you that there is
something related to Pokemon that is sure to suprise in the mountains.

Once again, go back to Viridian City, but head west, and go to where
Pokemon League used to be. When you enter the building, keep going west,
and go out the door. You will now be in the mountains that Prof. Oak was
talking about. The Pokemon here are extremely strong. There is a Pokemon
Center here also which also allows you to fly back here at any given

Eventually, you will come across a cave in which you need Flash to see.
Collect the items here and make your way through the cave. The final
room in the cave will hold none other than the famous Pokemon Trainer
Ash Ketchum himself! Talk to him, he will not say anything. You will
just begin
battling him.
Final Battle: Ash Ketchum For: Bragging Rights 

After you defeat Ash, the credits will roll. 
Congradulations, you have completely beaten the game! Every couple of
days, Ash will return to the mountain if you want to rematch him or just
get plain old experience.

5. Routes 1-29 and the Aqua-Gou

After achieving all eight badges, and defeating the orange leage, you
will be able to go to the old world, that was once only 
able to go to in the Previous versions of the Pokemon games. Fly back to
the town where you got your 6th badge, or the one with the really tall
lighthouse in which you had to get the gym leader to come down from. Go
south. You will be able to board Aqua-gou, and  fight Pokemon trainers
while waiting. Make sure you are healed 
before you go here, for there is no Pokemon treatment center on the

Eventually, you will arrive at Vermillion city. A lot of the music has
been remixed to almost sound like the old games. Here, you 
can fight Lt. Surge, Misty, Erika, Sabrina, A new trainer at Koga's gym,
Brock and even Ash Ketchum himself! Sure this section  tells you  how to
get to routes 1-29, but the walkthrough section will tell you exactly
what to do when you get there.

You can go back on the Aqua-gou anytime you want, but you may not know
how to get off of the boat. Well before I thought it was a specified
amount of time you had to wait to get off, but I now know that you can
goto sleep in the bed at your room and when you wake up,  you'll be able
to leave.

.... there, that's the walktrough. Believe me, Ash is very, very tough.

Oh, One more thing...
Houou- A legendary Bird Pokemon that was recently discovered flying
through a rainbow after a gentle summer shower.** 
Type 1: Fire  Type 2: Flying                                          

-Silver Version: Houou Lv. 70                                   
After beating the game, go to the old world, and get a Rainbow  Feather
from Pewter City. Go back to the new world, and surf over to the
islands. Go in the upper right island. Here, you will fight
Lugia- A legendary Pokemon that was discovered in a cave underwater. It
has powerful psychic powers that can rander any 
opponent unconsious.**        Type 1: Psychic  Type 2: Flying
-Gold Version: Lugia Lv. 70                                     
After beating the game, go to the old world, and get a Silver Feather
from the man in the eastern part of Pewter City. Go back to the new
world, and surf over to the islands. Go in the upper right island. Here,
you will fight Houou.

Extra special thanks to Revolution readers Jay and Belinda Nelson!