I see a lot of fan arts like this one, a trainer challenging red. He always has a Typhlosion but I have never seen the other of his pokemon in any fan art. It seems like this place is Mt.Silver.

  • Who is this trainer?
  • What are his pokemon?
  • Where is he originated from? Games, anime, manga?

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  • He's looks like the main (male) character from Pokemon Gold/Silver Crystal.
    – Mysticial
    Commented Feb 22, 2014 at 7:56
  • yes that part seems obvious
    – Esqarrouth
    Commented Feb 22, 2014 at 7:57

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This character's name is Gold. Like Madara mentioned, he is the main character in Gold/Silver/Crystal. He is most likely from the Pokemon adventures manga (which I read).

The one facing him is most likely Red from the manga as well. I just do not remember him having a Lapras, but I do know that at the Deoxys arc of the manga he used all 3 of the Kanto starters at some point.

In the manga, Gold's team would be Sudowoodo, Ambipom, Sunflora, Politoad, Togetic and Typhlosion (as of Volume 43). He has a Pichu called Pibu, but it's more or less there for cute appeal.

This scene is most likely drawn to depict their training at Mt. Silver, or in the game where Red is like the "final boss" of HG/SS.

  • @Esq if there is anything you require clarification just let me know :)
    – xwillflame
    Commented Sep 15, 2014 at 18:08
  • Storyline-wise it seems to match up, but Red was indeed not supposed to have those pokemon at that time, but I guess that's what makes it fanart? Commented Jul 14, 2015 at 9:37

That would be the main character in Gold/Silver/Crystal. In Generation II he had no official name (and so was unofficially known as Gold), but was given a name in the Generation IV remakes to Gold/Silver, and was given the name Ethan.

  • but the link doesn't mention typhlosion, but it seems silver has one
    – Esqarrouth
    Commented Feb 22, 2014 at 10:39
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    @Esq: It's an art of a scene from the games, when the character fights Red at the end of the game. Typhlosion is a common starter pick in GSC, as well as HGSS. The art you linked above is not canon. Commented Feb 22, 2014 at 10:41

He could also be Jimmy from "Pokemon and The Legend of Thunder!" It was a three part episode/movie in the Pokemon chronicle series. Jimmy did have a Typhlosion, he also was shown to have a beedrill. He came from newbark town in the Johto region and chose a Cyndaquil as his partner.

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    Welcome to stack exchange! When you are posting an answer, if there is some try to put some sources and links in the answer.
    – Esqarrouth
    Commented Jul 14, 2015 at 18:39
  • You could improve this answer by adding a pic of the character so we can see for ourselves how close the resemblance is.
    – Torisuda
    Commented Jul 24, 2015 at 4:40

He is the main character in Generation II Pokemon Gold/Silver and the male character in Pokemon Crystal and their remakes in Generation IV HeartGold & SoulSilver, Ethan. It's also known as Gold in Generation II.

He is also the main protagonist in The Legend of Thunder!, known as Jimmy. Both Jimmy and Ethan is from New Bark Town in Johto.

The image is more like Ethan from the game, because he fight Red where the player can fight him at the top of Mt. Silver after beating Elite Four and Champion and also have all 16 Badges from Johto and Kanto.

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