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It turns out that Silph Co. is being forced to produce advanced technology for Team Rocket. You must reach the top floor and free the company president from Giovanni's clutches. If you roust Giovanni, you won't have to defeat the rest of Team Rocket's agents individually. When you need to heal your Pokémon, look for a woman at the bottom-left corner of the ninth floor.

First Floor[edit]

Silph Company Floor 1

This 11 level building, with 31 trainer battles, only seems difficult. If you know where to go, you can make it to the top and save the President quickly and easily. Then, after scaring Team Rocket away, you can get the items without opposition. You will need the card to open the door for a warping panel that leads to the Rocket boss. While the warping panels are annoying, the items are well worth it!

The first floor lobby is eerily empty, so just advance to the stairs in the back. Note that the guard blocking the entrance to the building won't stand aside to let you in until you've cleared Pokémon Tower.

Note that the red circles on this map indicate the warp points that connect two teleportation tiles with the same letter to one another. Also, Silph Co. is one of the very few buildings that you can use your running shoes in.

Finally, while it is not recommended, you can skip most fights by following the instructions detailed in the Fifth Floor section.

Second Floor[edit]

Silph Company Floor 2
Name 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Money
Pokemon FRLG Team Rocket Grunt M.pngGrunt Pokemon 042Golbat.pngGolbat 25 Pokemon 041Zubat.pngZubat 25 Pokemon 041Zubat.pngZubat 25 Pokemon 020Raticate.pngRaticate 25 Pokemon 041Zubat.pngZubat 25
Pokebuck.png800
Pokemon FRLG Scientist.pngJerry Pokemon 081Magnemite.pngMagnemite 28 Pokemon 100Voltorb.pngVoltorb 28 Pokemon 082Magneton.pngMagneton 28
Pokebuck.png1344
Pokemon FRLG Team Rocket Grunt M.pngGrunt Pokemon 104Cubone.pngCubone 29 Pokemon 041Zubat.pngZubat 29
Pokebuck.png928
Pokemon FRLG Scientist.pngConnor Pokemon 088Grimer.pngGrimer 26 Pokemon 110Weezing.pngWeezing 26 Pokemon 109Koffing.pngKoffing 26 Pokemon 110Weezing.pngWeezing 26
Pokebuck.png1248

A Move Tutor lady in the northwest office next to the boxes will teach Thunder Wave.

Items[edit]

  • Ultra Ball (Hidden in the bottom plant of the southwest office)

Third Floor[edit]

Silph Company Floor 3

If you need combat experience, don't hesitate to seek out every Team Rocket agent and challenge him or her to duel.

However, if you want a quick end to this situation, follow the instructions from Fifth Floor so you can grab the Card Key, which will open every electronic door in the building. Then come to the Third Floor, and use warp tile O to reach the 7th floor, then step on warp tile P to reach the hallway outside of the president's office.

Read the info in Seventh Floor for information on the the challenges and rewards that await you on that Floor and beyond!

Name 1st 2nd 3rd Money
Pokemon FRLG Team Rocket Grunt M.pngGrunt Pokemon 020Raticate.pngRaticate 28 Pokemon 097Hypno.pngHypno 28 Pokemon 020Raticate.pngRaticate 28
Pokebuck.png896
Pokemon FRLG Scientist.pngJose Pokemon 101Electrode.pngElectrode 29 Pokemon 110Weezing.pngWeezing 29
Pokebuck.png1392

Items[edit]

  • Hyper Potion (Found near the scientist)
  • Protein (Hidden in the middle plant, among the plants in the southeast corner)

Fourth Floor[edit]

Silph Company Floor 4
Name 1st 2nd 3rd Money
Pokemon FRLG Team Rocket Grunt M.pngGrunt Pokemon 023Ekans.pngEkans 28 Pokemon 041Zubat.pngZubat 28 Pokemon 104Cubone.pngCubone 28
Pokebuck.png800
Pokemon FRLG Team Rocket Grunt M.pngGrunt Pokemon 066Machop.pngMachop 29 Pokemon 096Drowzee.pngDrowzee 29
Pokebuck.png928
Pokemon FRLG Scientist.pngRodney Pokemon 101Electrode.pngElectrode 33
Pokebuck.png1584

Items[edit]

  • TM41 Torment (On a table in the southeast room)
  • Iron (Hidden in the bottom right plant of the southeast room)
  • Full Heal (In the left room, unlocked after obtaining the Card Key)
  • Max Revive (In the left room, unlocked after obtaining the Card Key)
  • Escape Rope (In the left room, unlocked after obtaining the Card Key)

Fifth Floor[edit]

Silph Company Floor 5

Don't be confused by all the teleporters: The elevator will take you to any floor you want, and you only need to use one series of teleporters to get to the right part of Floor 11.

First take warp tile G, then come back though the same warp tile, and follow the path to the right and you'll find the Card Key. With that you can open any of the locked doors! Check the info in Floor 3 to make your way up to the top!

Be wary of the bald guy on this floor, for he's the one of the only ones to use Psychic-types Kadabra and Mr. Mime. If there's a Pokémon on your front line with low HP, it'll be quickly knocked out, so be sure to put a strong Pokémon on top before entering battle.

Name 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Money
Pokemon FRLG Team Rocket Grunt M.pngGrunt Pokemon 097Hypno.pngHypno 33
Pokebuck.png1056
Pokemon FRLG Juggler.pngDalton Pokemon 064Kadabra.pngKadabra 29 Pokemon 122Mr.Mime.pngMr. Mime 29
Pokebuck.png1160
Pokemon FRLG Scientist.pngBeau Pokemon 082Magneton.pngMagneton 26 Pokemon 081Magnemite.pngMagnemite 26 Pokemon 109Koffing.pngKoffing 26 Pokemon 110Weezing.pngWeezing 26
Pokebuck.png1248
Pokemon FRLG Team Rocket Grunt M.pngGrunt Pokemon 024Arbok.pngArbok 33
Pokebuck.png928

Items[edit]

  • Protein (In the northwest room, unlocked after obtaining the Card Key)
  • TM01 Focus Punch (In the southwest room, unlocked after obtaining the Card Key)
  • PP Up (Hidden in the central right room, in the top right plant)
  • Elixir (Hidden in the central left room in the bottom plant)
  • Card Key (Around the southern area)

Sixth Floor[edit]

Silph Company Floor 6
Name 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Money
Pokemon FRLG Team Rocket Grunt M.pngGrunt Pokemon 066Machop.pngMachop 29 Pokemon 067Machoke.pngMachoke 29
Pokebuck.png928
Pokemon FRLG Team Rocket Grunt M.pngGrunt Pokemon 041Zubat.pngZubat 28 Pokemon 041Zubat.pngZubat 28 Pokemon 042Golbat.pngGolbat 28
Pokebuck.png896
Pokemon FRLG Scientist.pngTaylor Pokemon 100Voltorb.pngVoltorb 25 Pokemon 109Koffing.pngKoffing 25 Pokemon 082Magneton.pngMagneton 25 Pokemon 081Magnemite.pngMagnemite 25 Pokemon 109Koffing.pngKoffing 25
Pokebuck.png1200

Items[edit]

  • HP Up (In the southwest room, unlocked after obtaining the Card Key)
  • X Special (In the southwest room, unlocked after obtaining the Card Key)
  • Carbos (Hidden in the northwest room, in the plant on the left)

Seventh Floor[edit]

Silph Company Floor 7

Even if you can best the Rocket members and Scientists here, you'll still be in for a tough fight with Blue. Before stepping out of pad O, make sure to bring a wide variety of Pokémon types to exploit his party's weaknesses and ensure that your Pokémon are at least level 35 or above.

After defeating your rival, go back and heal at either the Pokémon Center, or on the beds located in the Ninth Floor. You only have tougher fights ahead.

Also, this is where you can receive a level 25 Lapras from the person standing at the other side of the room. Lapras can be an excellent addition to your team, especially if you did not choose Squirtle as your starter, as it is a very powerful Water/Ice Pokémon. Step on pad P and head to the Eleventh Floor and your next challenge!

Rival battle[edit]

If the Player chose Bulbasaur
Name 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Money
Pokemon FRLG Rival.pngGary Pokemon 018Pidgeot.pngPidgeot 37 Pokemon 065Alakazam.pngAlakazam 35 Pokemon 102Exeggcute.pngExeggcute 38 Pokemon 130Gyarados.pngGyarados 35 Pokemon 006Charizard.pngCharizard 40
Pokebuck.png1440
If the Player chose Charmander
Name 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Money
Pokemon FRLG Rival.pngGary Pokemon 018Pidgeot.pngPidgeot 37 Pokemon 065Alakazam.pngAlakazam 35 Pokemon 058Growlithe.pngGrowlithe 38 Pokemon 102Exeggcute.pngExeggcute 35 Pokemon 009Blastoise.pngBlastoise 40
Pokebuck.png1440
If the Player chose Squirtle
Name 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Money
Pokemon FRLG Rival.pngGary Pokemon 018Pidgeot.pngPidgeot 37 Pokemon 003Venusaur.pngVenusaur 40 Pokemon 130Gyarados.pngGyarados 38 Pokemon 058Growlithe.pngGrowlithe 35 Pokemon 065Alakazam.pngAlakazam 35
Pokebuck.png1440


Name 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Money
Pokemon FRLG Team Rocket Grunt M.pngGrunt Pokemon 104Cubone.pngCubone 29 Pokemon 104Cubone.pngCubone 29
Pokebuck.png928
Pokemon FRLG Team Rocket Grunt M.pngGrunt Pokemon 020Raticate.pngRaticate 26 Pokemon 041Zubat.pngZubat 26 Pokemon 042Golbat.pngGolbat 26 Pokemon 019Rattata.pngRattata 26
Pokebuck.png832
Pokemon FRLG Scientist.pngJoshua Pokemon 101Electrode.pngElectrode 29 Pokemon 089Muk.pngMuk 29
Pokebuck.png1392
Pokemon FRLG Team Rocket Grunt M.pngGrunt Pokemon 027Sandshrew.pngSandshrew 29 Pokemon 028Sandslash.pngSandslash 29
Pokebuck.png928

Items[edit]

  • TM08 Bulk Up (In the top room on the east side, unlocked after obtaining the Card Key)
  • Calcium (Around the southwest, near the scientist)
  • Zinc (Hidden in the top room on the east side, hidden in the bottom plant, unlocked after obtaining the Card Key)

Eighth Floor[edit]

Silph Company Floor 8
Name 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Money
Pokemon FRLG Team Rocket Grunt M.pngGrunt Pokemon 020Raticate.pngRaticate 26 Pokemon 042Golbat.pngGolbat 26 Pokemon 024Arbok.pngArbok 26 Pokemon 109Koffing.pngKoffing 26
Pokebuck.png832
Pokemon FRLG Team Rocket Grunt M.pngGrunt Pokemon 110Weezing.pngWeezing 28 Pokemon 109Koffing.pngKoffing 28 Pokemon 042Golbat.pngGolbat 28
Pokebuck.png896
Pokemon FRLG Scientist.pngParker Pokemon 088Grimer.pngGrimer 29 Pokemon 101Electrode.pngElectrode 29
Pokebuck.png1392

Items[edit]

  • Iron (In the east room)
  • Nugget (Hidden in the east room, in the top plant)

Ninth Floor[edit]

Silph Company Floor 9

By the time you reach the Ninth Floor, your team is bound to be a bit worse for the wear. Visit the woman between the beds in the lower-left corner of the floor to fully recover your Pokémon's HP and PP.

Name 1st 2nd 3rd Money
Pokemon FRLG Team Rocket Grunt M.pngGrunt Pokemon 042Golbat.pngGolbat 28 Pokemon 096Drowzee.pngDrowzee 28 Pokemon 097Hypno.pngHypno 28
Pokebuck.png896
Pokemon FRLG Team Rocket Grunt M.pngGrunt Pokemon 096Drowzee.pngDrowzee 28 Pokemon 088Grimer.pngGrimer 28 Pokemon 066Machop.pngMachop 28
Pokebuck.png896
Pokemon FRLG Scientist.pngEd Pokemon 100Voltorb.pngVoltorb 28 Pokemon 082Magneton.pngMagneton 28 Pokemon 109Koffing.pngKoffing 28
Pokebuck.png1344

Items[edit]

  • Max Potion (Hidden in the room to the right of the beds, in a space beside the boxes)
  • Calcium (Hidden in a room on top of the one containing the boxes, in the plant on the right)

Tenth Floor[edit]

Silph Company Floor 10
Name 1st 2nd Money
Pokemon FRLG Team Rocket Grunt M.pngGrunt Pokemon 067Machoke.pngMachoke 33
Pokebuck.png1056
Pokemon FRLG Scientist.pngTravis Pokemon 081Magnemite.pngMagnemite 29 Pokemon 109Koffing.pngKoffing 29
Pokebuck.png1392

Items[edit]

  • Carbos (In the southwestern room, unlocked after obtaining the Card Key)
  • Rare Candy (In the southwestern room, unlocked after obtaining the Card Key)
  • Ultra Ball (In the southwestern room, unlocked after obtaining the Card Key)
  • HP Up (Hidden in the northeast room's plant)

Eleventh Floor[edit]

Silph Company Floor 11

The teleporter right past Gary (P) takes you directly to the Eleventh floor, where players will have to deal with two more Rockets before approaching their boss.

Name 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Money
Pokemon FRLG Team Rocket Grunt M.pngGrunt Pokemon 104Cubone.pngCubone 32 Pokemon 096Drowzee.pngDrowzee 32 Pokemon 105Marowak.pngMarowak 32
Pokebuck.png1024
Pokemon FRLG Team Rocket Grunt M.pngGrunt Pokemon 019Rattata.pngRattata 25 Pokemon 041Zubat.pngZubat 25 Pokemon 023Ekans.pngEkans 25 Pokemon 019Rattata.pngRattata 25 Pokemon 019Rattata.pngRattata 25
Pokebuck.png800

Boss[edit]

Then there's Giovanni, the leader of Rocket. After you busted up his racket in Celadon City, Giovanni moved his base to Saffron City. It's too bad for him you arrived in time to short-circuit his new scheme. Defeat Giovanni's Nidorino, Rhyhorn, Nidoqueen, and Kangaskhan to rescue the Silph Co. president.

He's not any tougher than Gary, but you'll definitely need to be in peak condition to stand a chance. Before engaging Giovanni, use Dig to warp back to the Pokémon Center, or retrace your steps and take the elevator up to the Ninth Floor, where the girl by the beds will heal you.

Giovanni is tough, but easily beatable if you make use of type advantages. Nidorino is weak to ground, so Dig will make quick work of him here. Rhyhorn is a ground/rock type, so Metal Claw or Water moves work well here. Use a high power attack on Kangaskhan that KOs it in one or two hits. Nidoqueen is a Poison/Ground Pokémon that is weak against Water, Ground, Psychic, and Ice.

Name 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Money
Pokemon FRLG Boss Giovanni.pngBoss Giovanni Pokemon 033Nidorino.pngNidorino 37 Pokemon 111Rhyhorn.pngRhyhorn 37 Pokemon 115Kangaskhan.pngKangaskhan 35 Pokemon 031Nidoqueen.pngNidoqueen 41 Pokebuck.png4100

When you've sent Giovanni running, the president of Silph Co. will be ecstatic that you interrupted his "meeting" with Giovanni. To reward you for breaking Team Rocket's hold on his company, he'll hook you up with the incredible Master Ball. This technological wonder will catch any Pokémon without fail, but this is the only one you'll get in the entire game, so be sure to save it for a special occasion (such as the Legendary beasts). When you're finished, you can collect the items in the now Rocket-free lower floors.

Items[edit]

  • Zinc (On the east side of the floor, reached by taking the elevator up)
  • Revive (Hidden outside of the President's office in the middle plant)
  • Master Ball (Given to you by Silph Co.'s President after defeating Giovanni)

Late to Fuchsia City[edit]

#131 Lapras
Pokemon 131Lapras.png
Talk to the Silph Co. employee next to Blue after your fight for a well-deserved reward: a Water/Ice-type Lapras. Apart from Icefall Cave, this is the only place you can get one in the game.

It comes at level 25 without Water Gun but with a bunch of HP. To get anything else good, you'll need to level it up significantly. Level 31's Ice Beam and level 49's Hydro Pump are fairly strong and you can teach it Surf once you get HM03 from Fuchsia, which is decently powerful, so it should fill in some holes in your offensive line-up.

The next destination on this guide is Fuchsia City, since we jumped ahead to Saffron, as following the game's order Fuchsia City should have been taken on before Saffron City. For example, you can check the order of your Trainer Card badges. Your Pokémon are going to be overleveled, making things even easier. There, you'll get the HM's Surf and Strength.

There are two major routes that you can take: You can head south of Lavender Town, or you can head west from Celadon City. The latter path is quicker (and you can pick up HM 02 Fly, on the way), so it is covered first. But eventually you'll also need to take the other route to get the Super Rod.