Pokemon Gold/Silver

Strategy Guide

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Change time

At the title screen, press Down + Select + B. You will need to enter a password to change the time, based on your Trainer name, Trainer number, and money. The password can be calculated online at The Bruise Brothers and The PokeMasters; or you can download a Windows 95/98/Me program to do it on your PC.

Restart game

At the title screen, press Up + B + Select.

In-game reset

While playing the game, press Start + Select + A + B to reset the game.

Faster credits display

During the credits, hold B.

Skip credits

During the credits, press Start + Select + A + B.

Clone Pokemon and items

Note: This trick could corrupt your saved game file. Put the Pokemon you want cloned in an empty box on Bill's computer. Then switch to another empty box. When it asks you to save select "Yes". Once it says there is another file, select "Yes" and at the same time turn the power off on the Game Boy system. Make sure the power is off before more text comes up or you will not get the cloned Pokemon. If done correctly, you will have the Pokemon that you cloned in your party and another one in Bill's computer where you deposited. This trick also works on items. -From: funkyewok@hotmail.com

Duplicate items

Go to the item that you want to be duplicate. Note: You cannot duplicate items in Poke Balls, such as Rare Candy. Then get the password to reset the time and change the day. This works best with berries and balls from Kurt.

Infinite money

Go to the Underground Path in Goldenrod City on Monday. Buy a Nugget and attach it to a Pokemon. Use the duplication trick as many times as needed. Detach the Nugget(s) and sell them for $5,000 each.


Go to the route after Violet City towards the Union Cave, and try to capture the electric sheep, Mareep/Meripu. Let it grow to level 15. It will evolve into Flaaffy. Train it to level 30 to get Ampharos/Denryuu. -From: togepi500@hotmail.com


Give Gloom a Sun Stone and it will evolve into Bellossom/Kirehana. Note: You cannot evolve Bellossom/Kirehana into Vileplume. -From: togepi500@hotmail.com

Gold Magikarp

Breed the golden Gyarados with a regular Gyarados to get a golden Magikarp.

Ho-Oh/Hou-Hou (Gold version)

Go to Ecruteak City, then go inside the house with another house beside it. Climb up and enter Tin-Tower. Climb up until you get to Ho-Oh/Hou-Hou. Note: You must have the Rainbow Wing. You can get this from the Station Manager after beating the Rockets in the Radio Tower. You do this after beating Mahogany Town gym. -From: togepi500@hotmail.com

Ho-Oh/Hou-Hou (Silver version)

Go to Pewter City and talk to the old man that walks around. He will give you a gold feather. Then, go to the place where Ho-Oh/Hou-Hou is located in the Gold version to find it.


Equip Seadra with the Symbol of King's Rock, and then trade it. -From: togepi500@hotmail.com


Enter the Union Cave on Friday and go to the pool in the lowest left side on the first floor. Surf across the pool to a ladder. Climb the ladder, then Surf across the pool. Go up the new ladder. Surf to the middle of the pool. Now go left to shore. Walk down until you get to another pool. You should now see Lapras. Note: There is only one, however there will be a new Lapras every Friday. -From: togepi500@hotmail.com

Lugia (Silver version)

Learn HM06 (Whirlpool) and go to Cianwood City. Destroy a whirlpoor and enter the cave. Go through the maze and you will reach Lugia.

Lugia (Gold version)

Go to Pewter City and talk to the old man. He will give you a silver feather. Then, go to the place where Lugia is located in the Gold version to find it.


Transfer a Pikachu from Pokemon Yellow into the game. It should have an item directly translated to "Electric Ball". Equip it to any Pikachu, and its special attack will double.

Red Gyarados

Go to the Lake of Rage in Mahogany Town. Surf the lake until you see a strange red Gyarados. Fight him and catch him.

Silver Rhyhorn

Go to Victory Road where you go to get to the Elite Four. You should encounter a silver Rhyhorn. -From: togepi500@hotmail.com


Equip the King's Rock on Slowpoke, and then trade it. It will evolve into Slowking/Yadoking. -From: togepi500@hotmail.com


Breed Jynx with Ditto while looking at your party to get Smoochum/Muchuru. -From: togepi500@hotmail.com


Equip the Metal Coat on Onix and trade it to another Game Boy. It will evolve into Steelix/Haganal.

Three legendary dogs

Go to Ecruteak City and enter Burned Tower (you must have Rock Smash). Break the rocks and fall down one of the holes to wake them up. Then, go outside and try to find them in the wild. -From: togepi500@hotmail.com


Defeat Violet City Gym and go into the Pokecenter. Talk to Aide and he will give you a egg. After 5,000 steps, it will hatch into Togepi. -From: togepi500@hotmail.com


Go to Ecruteak City, then go inside the second cave (second entrance to Mt. Mortar), turn to the right and Surf. Go to the top and enter the other cave that is there. Make your way around the mazes and talk to Blackbelt Kyo. Defeat him to get Tyrogue/Buruki. Note: Make sure you have an open space in your Pokemon holder.

Female Mr. Mime (Gold version)

Go to Saffron City before fighting Sabrina. Challenge Sabrina to discover that her Mr. Mime is female.

Enjyu City battle

When you go to Enjyu City, go to the tower and your rival will appear, but will not battle. However, if you first heal your Pokemon at the Pokecenter, defeat the Ghost Gym Leader, and then go to that tower, your rival will talk to you and fight.

Monorail ticket

Go to Saffron City and talk to the girl copycat. Fly to Vermilion City and talk to everyone in the house where you received the bike voucher. Someone will give you the Clefairy doll. Take it to the copycat to get the monorail ticket.

Metal Coat

Collect all eight badges, then talk to Professor Elm (the person from the start of the game). He will give you the S.S. Aqua ticket. Go to Olivine City where the Gym Leader was first not there. Go inside the house at the shore, the person will let you go through, and you will be on the S.S. Aqua. You will meet a man that wants you to find his daughter on the ship. You can find her with the captain. Return her to her father to receive the Metal Coat. -From: togepi500@hotmail.com

King's Rock

Go to the town where you had to rescue the Slowpokes from Azalea Town. Enter Slowpoke Cave where you got the Slowpokes from the two Rockets. Use Strength and push the boulder, then Surf in the pond. Find the ladder, go to it, and Surf. Talk to the person in that part of the cave. He will give you the King's Rock. -From: togepi500@hotmail.com

Unown Pokedex

First, solve the Kabuto puzzle, which you should know how to get to. The rest will require the HM for Surf, found in Ecruteak City, TM08 (Rock Smash), and the HM for Strength. Surf down by the Ruins of Alph (Violet City) and solve the puzzle there. The puzzles should be somewhat easy. Just put in the corner pieces first. Then, go to the Union Cave. Walk around and find the Pokemaniac. If you have not defeated him, fight him. Then, Surf in the waters near him. You will have to return here twice. Break the rock you find, and solve the puzzle. Then return, move the boulder, and solve the last puzzle. Catch three Unown, then exit the ruins. Talk to the scientist near the cave and he will give you a complimentary Unown Pokedex. -From: togepi500@hotmail.com

Unown Music

While in the Ruins of Alph southeast of Violet City go to the Pokegear option in the menu screen. Go to the radio option and on the fourteenth to the twentieth channel you can find a station Called ??????. That is the Unown Music. It can only be heard at Ruins of Alph. -From: togepi500@hotmail.com

Breeding Pokemon

You cannot breed every type of Pokemon, although some are male or female (like Mewtwos). They still cannot be bred together.

Breed without the other half

You do not need another of the same Pokemon to breed. Get the Pokemon you want to breed and put it as male or female. Get Ditto, place it with the male or female, and let the breeding begin.

Items from Time Capsule Pokemon

When you use the Time Capsule to trade with the other Pokemon games, every Pokemon that comes from the Red, Blue, or Yellow versions will have an item equipped with them. Some will just have berries, but others have better things.

Defeating Ash

Create a Pokemon team with different types; Grass, Psychic, Devil, Fire, Water, and Steel recommended. Each Pokemon should be level 65 or higher. If not, make sure you have a large amount of Hyper Potions and Revives.

New Poke Balls

You can give Apricorns to the Poke Ball maker in Azalea Town to get new types of Poke Balls:

    White Apricorn

    Fast Ball: Good for catching Pokemon that try to escape from battle quickly.

    Red Apricorn

    Level Ball: If your Pokemon's level is significantly higher than the wild Pokemon's, it will be an easy catch.

    Blue Apricorn

    Lure Ball: Good for catching Water types when fishing.

    Pink Apricorn

    Love Ball: If the wild Pokemon's gender is opposite that of your Pokemon's you will have an easier catch.

    Black Apricorn

    Heavy Ball: Big enough to catch heavy Pokemon like Snorlax.

    Green Apricorn

    Friend Ball: Pokemon caught with Friend Balls will become very attached to their trainer. Good for Chansey (if you want it to evolve into Blissey).

    Yellow Apricorn

    Moon Ball: Good for catching Pokemon that evolve with Moon Stones, like Clefairy and Jigglypuff.


    Flanker: 7 Pidey, 9 Pideyotto in Violet City
    Bugsy: 14 Metapod, 14 Kakuna, 14 Sycter in Azalea Town
    Whiteny: 18 Clefariy, 20 Miltank in Goldenrod City
    Morty: 21 Gastly, 21 Haunter, 25 Gengar, 23 Haunter in Ecruek City
    Chuck: 28 Primape, 30 Machamp in Cinawood City
    Bryce: 29 Seel, 29 Dewgong, 31 Piloswine in Mahongy Town
    Jaminse: 30 Magimite, 30 Magmite, 35 Steelix in Olive City
    Clair: 37 Dragonair, 37 Dragonair, 37 Dragonair, 40 Kingdra

Starting Pokemon

Select one of the following to get your first Pokemon:

    Chicorita/Chickorita: A Grass type, like Bulbasaur.
    Waninoko/Tododile: A Water type, like Squirtle.
    Hinorashi/Cyndaquil: A Fire type, like Charmander.

Breeding evolutions

    Breed two Pikachus to get Pichu.
    Breed two Electabuzzes and you get Elekid/Eleckid.
    Breed two Clefairies and you get Cleffa/Pi.
    Breed two Jigglypuffs and you get Igglybuff/Pipurin.
    Breed two Magmars and you get Magby/Magar.

Orange League Trainer tactics

Use the following Pokemon types to battle the indicated Trainer:


    Xatu/Neiteio: Use Psychic or Fire type
    Slowbro: Use Psychic type
    Xatu/Neiteio: Use Psychic or Fire type
    Jynx: Use Psychic type
    Exeggutor: Use Fire type


    Ariados/Araidosu: Use Psychic or Fire type
    Venomoth: Use Fire type
    Muk: Use Psychic type
    Crobat/Kuroba: Use Psychic or Fire type
    Forretress/Fuoretosu: Use Psychic or Fire type


    Hitmontop/Kaporea: Use Psychic or Grass type
    Hitmonchan: Use Psychic type
    Hitmonlee: Use Psychic type
    Machamp: Use Psychic type
    Onix: Use Grass type


    Umbreon/Burakki: Use Psychic or Fire type
    Vileplume: Use Fire type
    Gengar: Use Psychic type
    Murkrow/Yamikarasu: Use Psychic or Fire type
    Houndoom/Heruga: Use Psychic or Fire type


    Gyarados: Use Electric type
    Dragonite: Use Ice type
    Dragonite: Use Ice type
    Dragonite: Use Ice type
    Aerodactyl: Use Grass, Water, or Electric type
    Charizard: Use Water or Electric type

Gym Leader tactics

Use the following Pokemon types to battle the indicated Gym Leaders:

    Hayato (for Wind Badge)

    Pidgey: Use Electric type
    Pidgeotto: Use Electric type

    Unknown (for Insect Badge)

    Metapod: Use Fire type
    Kakuna: Use Fire type
    Scyther: Use Fire type

    Akane (for Normal Badge)

    Clefairy: Use Psychic type
    Mirutanku: Use Psychic type

    Unknown (for Phantom Badge)

    Ghastly: Use Psychic type
    Haunter: Use Psychic type
    Gengar: Use Psychic type
    Haunter: Use Psychic type

    Unknown (for Shock Badge)

    Primeape: Use Psychic type
    Poliwrath: Use Grass type

    Mikan (for Steel Badge)

    Magnemite: Use Fighting type
    Magnemite: Use Fighting type
    Haganail: Use Fighting type

    Unknown (for Ice Badge)

    Seel: Use Electric type
    Dewgong: Use Electric type
    Inomu: Use Electric type

    Ibuki (for Raging Badge)

    Dragonair: Use Fire type
    Dragonair: Use Fire type
    Kingudora: Use Fire type
    Dragonite: Use Fire type

    Lt. Surge (for Orange Badge)

    Raichu: Use Fighting type
    Magneton: Use Fighting type
    Electabuzz: Use Fighting type
    Electrode: Use Fighting type
    Electrode: Use Fighting type

    Sabrina (for Gold Badge)

    Mr.Mime: Use Psychic type
    Alakazam: Use Psychic type
    Eifi: Use Psychic type

    Erika (for Rainbow Badge)

    Tangela: Use Fire type
    Victreebell: Use Fire type
    Vileplume: Use Fire type
    ????: Use Fire type

    Anzu (for ?)

    Kurobatto: Use Psychic or Fire type
    Ariadosu: Use Psychic or Fire type
    Weezing: Use Psychic type
    Weezing: Use Psychic type
    Venomoth: Use Fire type

    Brock (for ?)

    Graveler: Use Grass type
    Onix: Use Grass type
    Rhyhorn: Use Grass type
    Omastar: Use Grass type
    Kabutops: Use Grass type

    Blane (for ?)

    Magakarugo: Use Water type
    Rapidash: Use Water type
    Magmar: Use Water type

    Gary (for ?)

    Pidgeot: Use Electric type
    Alakazam: Use Psychic type
    Exeguttor: Use Fire type
    Rhydon: Use Grass type
    Arcanine: Use Water type

    Ash Ketchum (Final battle for bragging rights)

    Pikachu: Use Fighting type
    Efi: Use Psychic type
    Blastiose: Use Electric type
    Venusaur: Use Fire type
    Charizard: Use Water type
    Snorlax: Use Fighting type

People with items

MondayMonicaRoute 40
TuesdayTuscanyRoute 29
WednesdayWestleyLake Of Rage
ThursdayArthurRoute 36
FridayFriedaRoute 32
SaturdaySantosBlackthorn City
SundaySunnyRoute 37

Pokemon with items

Teach a Pokemon TM46 (Thief), which is picked up in Team Rocket's Hideout in Mahogany Town. After that, use this list for items that you can get:

BeedrillPoison StingRare
ButterfreeSilver PowderRare
ChanseyLucky EggRare
ClefairyMoon StoneRare
ClefairyMysteryberrySometimes attached
CuboneThick ClubRare
DodrioSharp BreakRare
DragonairDragon ScaleRare
DratiniDragon ScaleRare
FearowSharp BeakRare
FurretBerrySometimes attached
FurretGold BerryRare
Growlithe (Gold) Brunt BerrySometimes attached
Ho-ohSacred AshAlways attached
HorseaDragon ScaleRare
JynxIce BerrySometimes attached
MagmarBrunt BerrySometimes attached
MagnetmiteMetal CoatRare
MarowakThick ClubRare
MiltankMooMoo MilkSometimes attached
MisdreavousSpell TagRare
ParasBig MushroomRare
ParasTiny MushroomSometimes attached
PoliwhrilKing's RockRare
SeadraDragon ScaleRare
ShellderBig PearlRare
ShellderPearlSometimes attached
ShuckleBerrySometimes attached
SlowbroKing's RockRare
SlowpokeKing's RockRare
SneaselQuick ClawRare
SnorlaxLeftoversAlways attached
StaryuStar PieceRare
StaryuStardustSometimes attached
Vulpix (Silver)Brunt BerrySometimes attached

Normal Mystery Gift items

Bitter BerryCommon
Brunt BerryCommon
Dire HitCommon
Fire StoneRare
Gold BerryUncommon
Great BallUncommon
Guard Spec.Common
HP UpVery rare
Ice BerryCommon
Leaf StoneRare
Max ElixierRare
Max EtherRare
Max RepelUncommon
Max ReviveRare
Mint BerryCommon
Morph MailCommon
Music MailCommon
PP UpVery rare
Super RepelUncommon
Thunder StoneRare
Water StoneRare
X AccuracyCommon
X AttackCommon
X DefendCommon
X SpecialCommon

Room decoration Mystery Gift items

Beedrill DollCommon
Big Lapras DollVery rare
Big Onix DollRare
Blue CarpetRare
Bulbasaur DollUncommon
Clefairy PosterCommon
Diglett DollCommon
Gengar DollCommon
Geodude DollCommon
Green CarpetRare
Grimer DollCommon
Jigglypuff DollCommon
Jigglypuff PosterCommon
Jombo PlanetRare
Machop DollCommon
Magikarp DollCommon
Nintendo 64Uncommon
Oddish DollCommon
Pikachu PosterRare
Pink BedUncommon
Poiwag DollCommon
Polkadot BedUncommon
Red CarpetRare
Shellder DollCommon
Squirtle DollUncommon
Staryu DollCommon
Super NESCommon
Surf Pikachu DollVery rare
Tropic PlanetUncommon
Virtual BoyRare
Voltorb DollCommon
Yellow CarpetRare

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