Pokémon: Shinygold Version Walkthrough
Contained in this walkthrough will be the rosters, levels, and rewards of every trainer encountered, Pokémon encounter rates, and my team’s progress throughout the game, shown at every gym battle and rival encounter. All major battles - that is to say, Rival battles, Gym Battles, Rocket Admin battles, Elite Four battles, etc - will be proceeded by a "VS" graphic; you'll know them when you see them. Any thoughts by me will be italicized. This walkthrough is written for the normal version of the game, not Shiny Gold X, the reason being that if you’re good enough to play Shiny Gold X, you probably know a lot of this stuff already, and have no need for a walkthrough. However, to the best of my knowledge, Pokémon encounter rates are the same in both versions of the game. This walkthrough will contain full maps for all areas of the game; do not proceed if you do not wish to view them.
Act I: Welcome to the world of Pokémon Advance past the legal screen, the Gengar/Nidorino battle, and the title screen. As in any other Pokémon RPG, a
Pokémon Professor will talk to you and explain the significance of
Pokémon in the world; after, of course, the usual short tutorial found
in Firered hacks. Also before the Professor are a few credits from the
hack's creator, Zel. After this, you have the option of choosing your
character's gender. Professor Oak will ask you your name, and also the
name of your rival for the game. I myself will be named “Gold”; my
Rival will be named “Silver”. After this, you will appear in your room
and your adventure will begin. The first thing you’re going to want to do in your room is head to the Computer and withdraw the single Potion. Potions will heal your Pokémon, and it is therefore recommended that you always have a couple on hand. You can also check out the Johto region map to the left of the stairs.Upon arriving downstairs, your mother will inform you that Professor Elm is looking for you. She also gives you the Phone Card and a Pokébeeper. The Phone Card allows you to use the pay phones situated around the Johto region. The Pokébeeper allows you to receive messages from those who have your phone number.
Unless you feel like "exploring" your house a little, duck outside and head towards Professor Elm's Lab. (Directly to the left of your house.)