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Ethan, formerly Gold (ゴールド Gold), is the male protagonist of the Generation II games and their remakes. He is also a character in the Adventures manga.

If Lyra is chosen as the playable protagonist in the remakes, Ethan will appear as a side character.

Appearance

Ethan is a young boy with fair skin and black hair. Unlike some Pokémon protagonists, he appears in five games (Gold, Silver, Crystal, HeartGold, and SoulSilver), with his appearance changing in the latter two.

Gold and Silver

In the Generation II games, Ethan has a smug appearance with sharp eyes and a cocky smirk. He wears a mustard yellow and black backwards-cap, a red and white hoodie, a black T-shirt underneath, and yellow shorts with black sides. On the righthand side of his hoodie, Ethan sports a Poké Ball holster. His footwear consists of sneakers (coloured red, white, black, and yellow) paired with short red socks. To carry his items, he hefts around a bulky backpack, which is typically shown as white with a red Poké Ball design on the front pocket.

HeartGold and SoulSilver

In the remakes, Ethan's design is more friendly and inviting, with happy gray eyes that are wide open paired alongside a smile rather than a smirk. He wears a red hoodie with a collar, black shorts, red and white sneakers (this time with no socks), and a gray satchel. The cap's appearance remains mostly faithful to the original, but the yellow portion is thinner in the redesign.

Personality

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Biography

Games

Gold and Silver

Ethan is a young Trainer from the Johto region who sets out to prove himself three years after Red became the Pokémon League Champion.

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Crystal

His role in Crystal is the same as it is in Gold and Silver.

HeartGold and SoulSilver

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Other appearances

Sprites

Ethan's GS Battle Sprite


Ethan's C Battle Sprite


Ethan's GSC Back Sprite


Ethan's Vs. Sprite


Ethan's HGSS
Battle Sprite


Ethan's HGSS Pokéathlon sprite


Ethan's HGSS
Back Sprite
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Pokémon

HeartGold and SoulSilver

Catch Tutor

Trivia

  • Ethan is the first protagonist in the main series to receive a female counterpart.

Gallery

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