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Silph Co.

Silph Co. is the large building at the center of Saffron City. It’s the headquarters of Silph Corporation, makers of items such as the Poke Ball and Silph Scope. For that reason, Team Rocket has taken it over. After chasing them out of their hideout in Celadon City and Pokemon Tower in Lavender Town, you’ll be able to enter Silph Co.

Blue circle pads with red X markers are laid throughout the building. These are warp pad. Step on one and you’ll be transported to a matching warp pad somewhere in the building.

1st Floor – Lobby

Enter the lobby to meet the Silph Co receptionist. She will tell you, your Rival, and Blue that Team Rocket has taken over the entire building. Before they will allow you to go forward, you must defeat Blue in a Pokemon battle.

Pokemon Trainer Blue

Exeggutor ♂
Grass/Psychic Lv.38
exeggutor
Power Whip Psychic
Grass Physical Psychic Special
Light Screen
Psychic Status - -
Charizard ♂
Electric Lv.40
charizard
Heat Wave Air Slash
Fire Special Flying Special
Slash
Normal Physical - -

Defeat Blue to receive P11,200. After the battle, search the southern part of the lobby near the fountain to discover an X Sp. Atk. The stairs to the next floor are at the northeast corner of the lobby. Instead of taking the stairs, use the elevator to skip to the fifth floor.

Fifth Floor

It’s best to go to the Fifth Floor before all others so you can find the Key Card. The Key Card will allow you to unlock all doors in Silph Co. The first Trainer of this floor is a Juggler. He can be found between the stairs and elevator.

Juggler Dalton

Hypno ♀
Psychic Lv.34
Poison Gas Meditate
Poison Status Psychic Status
Psybeam Headbutt
Psychic Special Normal Physical
Haunter ♂
Ghost/Poison Lv.34
Will-O-Wisp Sucker Punch
Fire Status Dark Physical
Toxic Shadow Ball
Poison Status Ghost Special
Kadabra ♂
Psychic Lv.34
kadabra
Flash Night Shade
Normal Status Ghost Special
Substitute Reflect
Normal Status Psychic Status

Defeat Dalton to receive P1,360 and 3 Poke Balls.

To the west are two members of Team Rocket, including the Admin, Archer! As you approach them, your Rival will run in and even things out with a multi-battle.

The Grunt will only have two Pokemon, but Archer will use three. It’s best to focus on the Grunt’s Pokemon first since they’re weak at the start of battle but will become troublesome if not taken care of. Also, with the Grunt’s two Pokemon out of the way, both you and your Rival can focus on the Team Rocket Admin. Archer mainly uses special attacks as you can see below. Electrode is the only one that should be problematic, as his self-destruct can take out most Pokemon that aren’t rock-types with high defenses.

Team Rocket Admin Archer

Electrode
Electric Lv.37
Swift Self-Destruct
Normal Special Normal Physical
Thunderbolt
Electric Special - -
Weezing ♂
Poison Lv.37
weezing
Sludge Bomb Flamethrower
Poison Special Fire Special
Dark Pulse Protect
Dark Special Normal Status
Golbat ♂
Poison/Flying Lv.37
golbat
Air Slash Crunch
Flying Special Dark Special
- - - -

Team Rocket Grunt

Muk ♀
Poison Lv.34
muk
Toxic Screech
Poison Status Normal Status
Minimize Protect
Normal Status Normal Status
Raticate ♀
Normal Lv.34
raticate
Sucker Punch Quick Attack
Poison Physical Normal Physical
- - - -

Defeat the two to receive P4,652. After they run off, your Rival will find the Card Key. This allows you to open up all doors throughout Silph Co! Before taking the lift back down to the second floor, finish exploring this area.

Use the Card Key to open up the small room to the west. A Trainer will be waiting inside near a Max Ether.

Scientist Beau

Muk ♂
Poison Lv.35
muk
Toxic Screech
Poison Status Normal Status
Minimize Protect
Normal Status Normal Status

Defeat Beau to receive P2,100. To the south is a member of Team Rocket.

Team Rocket Grunt

Ekans ♂
Poison Lv.33
ekans
Glare Poison Jab
Normal Status Poison Physical
Slam Screech
Normal Physical Normal Status
Hypno ♂
Psychic Lv.33
Poison Gas Meditate
Poison Status Psychic Status
Psybeam Headbutt
Psychic Special Normal Physical

Defeat the Grunt to receive P924. Search the room to the west of the last Team Rocket Grunt to find a few items. TM54 Flash Cannon can be found on the floor, and 5 Poke Balls are on the shelf.

Follow the narrow passage along the south and east side of this floor to a gold Nugget. Pick it up and take a step forward to battle another Team Rocket Grunt.

Team Rocket Grunt

Zubat ♂
Poison/Flying Lv.33
zubat
Haze Leech Life
Ice Status Bug Physical
Toxic Air Slash
Poison Status Flying Special
Arbok ♀
Poison Lv.33
arbok
Bite Haze
Dark Physical Ice Status
Glare Poison Jab
Normal Status Poison Physical

Defeat the Grunt to receive P924. Investigate the offices in the center of the floor next. You’ll find a Guard Spec. in the server room to the left. That will take care of this floor. Head back down to the second floor and work your way back up.

Second Floor

Walk south of the staircase and elevator into the offices of the second floor. A Grunt will challenge you to a battle as you step foot inside.

Team Rocket Grunt

Raticate ♂
Normal Lv.33
raticate
Bite Super Fang
Dark Physical Normal Physical
Crunch Hyper Fang
Dark Physical Normal Physical

Defeat the Grunt to receive P924. Walk into the smaller office to the southeast next. A scientist will stop you and challenge you to a battle.

Scientist Jerry

Electabuzz ♂
Electric Lv.35
electabuzz
Swift Low Kick
Normal Special Fighting Physical
Light Screen Thunder Punch
Psychic Status Electric Physical

Defeat the Scientist to receive P2,100. South of this scientist is an X Attack.

Walk over to the west side of the office to find another Team Rocket Grunt.

Team Rocket Grunt

Koffing ♂
Poison Lv.33
koffing
Clear Smog Sludge
Poison Special Poison Special
Self-destruct Toxic
Normal Physical Poison Status
Koffing ♀
Poison Lv.33
koffing
Clear Smog Sludge
Poison Special Poison Special
Self-destruct Toxic
Normal Physical Poison Status
Koffing ♂
Poison Lv.33
koffing
Clear Smog Sludge
Poison Special Poison Special
Self-destruct Toxic
Normal Physical Poison Status

Defeat the Grunt to receive P924. Between the offices to the west is a Super Potion. Next, use your key card to open the office to the north. Speak with the woman inside to obtain TM42 Self-Destruct.

Enter the office to the south to find another Scientist. Like the others, he can be challenged to a Pokemon battle.

Scientist Connor

Weezing ♂
Poison Lv.35
weezing
Clear Smog Sludge
Poison Special Poison Special
Self-destruct Toxic
Normal Physical Poison Status

Defeat Connor to receive P2,100. That will take care of this floor. Head up to the third floor to discover another important area on your way to the top.

Third Floor

Walk into the small office to the southeast. Search the bottom-right corner of this office for an X Sp. Def. South of this office is a member of Team Rocket.

Team Rocket Grunt

Haunter ♀
Ghost/Poison Lv.33
Will-O-Wisp Sucker Punch
Fire Status Dark Physical
Toxic Shadow Ball
Poison Status Ghost Special

Defeat the Grunt to receive P924. Next, you’ll want to unlock the offices on the west side of this floor. Another scientist near the door will challenge you to a Pokemon battle.

Scientist Jose

Grimer ♀
Poison Lv.35
grimer
Minimize Disable
Normal Status Normal Status
Sludge Screech
Poison Special Normal Status
Magmar ♂
Fire Lv.35
magmar
Clear Smog Low Kick
Poison Special Fighting Physical
Fire Spin Fire Punch
Fire Special Fire Physical

Defeat the scientist to receive P2,100. Directly to the north is a Max Lure.

The warp pads in this office on the third floor are very important. The one in the first office (next to the scientist) will lead you directly to your Rival, which then takes you to the boss of Team Rocket. The second warp pad to the west will take you to the ninth floor where you can heal your entire team. Your team has probably taken a beating by now. You can warp to the ninth floor right now using this tile.

Ninth Floor

After reaching the ninth floor via warp pad, walk west and battle another member of Team Rocket.

Team Rocket Grunt

Koffing ♂
Poison Lv.33
koffing
Clear Smog Sludge
Poison Special Poison Special
Self-destruct Toxic
Normal Physical Poison Status
Haunter ♀
Ghost/Poison Lv.33
Will-O-Wisp Sucker Punch
Fire Status Dark Physical
Toxic Shadow Ball
Poison Status Ghost Special

Defeat the Grunt to receive P924. Use the key card to open the door nearby. The Nurse by the beds will heal your team completely for free.

Investigate the beds to the east of the nurse to discover a hidden Elixir. A Revive can also be found between the beds to the southwest.

Exit out the door to the east. One of the four Rocket Sisters will be waiting for you here. Originally, there were four rocket brothers in Pokemon Red, Blue, and Yellow, but for some reason they changed it to Rocket Sisters.

Team Rocket Grunt

Persian ♀
Normal Lv.33
persian
Feint Fury Swipes
Normal Physical Normal Physical
Screech Slash
Normal Status Normal Physical

Defeat the Grunt to receive P924. Enter the office to the east next. Inside is another scientist Trainer.

Scientist Ed

Weezing ♀
Poison Lv.35
weezing
Clear Smog Sludge
Poison Special Poison Special
Self-destruct Toxic
Normal Physical Poison Status
Electrode
Electric Lv.35
Thundershock Swift
Electric Special Normal Special
Self-Destruct Screech
Normal Physical Normal Status
Electabuzz ♂
Electric Lv.35
electabuzz
Swift Low Kick
Normal Special Fighting Physical
Light Screen Thunder Punch
Psychic Status Electric Physical

Defeat the scientist to receive P2,100. Search the nearby shelves for 3 Ultra Balls, 3 Great Balls, and 3 Poke Balls. That will clear the ninth floor. You can take the elevator back down to the fourth floor if you wish to work your way back up. It’s best to battle everyone to earn a lot of money, and search each floor to collect all items.

Fourth Floor

A member of Team Rocket is located inside the office to the southeast. Speak with him to start a Pokemon battle.

Team Rocket Grunt

Koffing ♂
Poison Lv.33
koffing
Clear Smog Sludge
Poison Special Poison Special
Self-destruct Toxic
Normal Physical Poison Status
Electrode
Electric Lv.33
Thundershock Swift
Electric Special Normal Special
Self-Destruct Screech
Normal Physical Normal Status

Defeat the Grunt to receive P924. South of the Grunt is a Dire Hit. Next, walk over to the southwest section of this floor. Another Team Rocket Grunt can be found in the middle of the hall.

Team Rocket Grunt

Rattata ♀
Normal Lv.33
raticate
Crunch Hyper Fang
Dark Physical Normal Physical
Sucker Punch Double-Edge
Dark Physical Normal Physical
Grimer ♂
Poison Lv.33
grimer
Minimize Disable
Normal Status Normal Status
Sludge Screech
Poison Special Normal Status

Defeat the Grunt to receive P924. The office to the north has no items, but there is another scientist Trainer.

Scientist Rodney

Voltorb
Electric Lv.35
voltorb
Swift Self-Destruct
Normal Special Normal Physical
Screech Thunderbolt
Normal Status Electric Special
Voltorb
Electric Lv.35
voltorb
Swift Self-Destruct
Normal Special Normal Physical
Screech Thunderbolt
Normal Status Electric Special
Electrode
Electric Lv.35
Thundershock Swift
Electric Special Normal Special
Self-Destruct Screech
Normal Physical Normal Status

Defeat the scientist to receive P2,100. The storage room on the west side of the floor contains a Full Heal, Escape Rope, Star Piece, 5 Great Balls, and Revive.

That takes care of the fourth floor. The fifth floor should have been cleared when you obtained the card key. Head up to the sixth floor to continue sweeping Silph Co.

Sixth Floor

Enter the smaller office in the center of this floor. A Sp. Atk can be found near the white board. Another member of Team Rocket can be challenged on the south side.

Team Rocket Grunt

Raticate ♀
Normal Lv.33
raticate
Bite Super Fang
Dark Physical Normal Physical
Crunch Hyper Fang
Dark Physical Normal Physical
Golbat ♂
Poison/Flying Lv.33
golbat
Swift Confuse Ray
Normal Special Ghost Status
Haze Leech Life
Ice Status Bug Physical

Defeat the Grunt to receive P924. On the east side of the office is a PP Up. One of the four Rocket Sisters will be standing to the northwest.

Team Rocket Grunt

Meowth ♀
Normal Lv.33
meowth
Fury Swipes Screech
Normal Physical Normal Status
Slash Nasty Plot
Normal Physical Dark Status
Raticate ♂
Normal Lv.33
raticate
Bite Super Fang
Dark Physical Normal Physical
Crunch Hyper Fang
Dark Physical Normal Physical

Defeat the Grunt to receive P924. Walk down the hallway to the south to find another scientist Trainer.

Scientist Taylor

Magnemite
Electric/Steel Lv.35
magnemite
SonicBoom Light Screen
Normal Special Psychic Status
Thunderbolt Screech
Electric Special Normal Status
Magnemite
Electric/Steel Lv.35
magnemite
SonicBoom Light Screen
Normal Special Psychic Status
Thunderbolt Screech
Electric Special Normal Status
Magmar ♂
Fire Lv.35
magmar
Clear Smog Low Kick
Poison Special Fighting Physical
Fire Spin Fire Punch
Fire Special Fire Physical

Defeat the scientist to receive P2,100. South of the scientist is a Super Potion.

Two more items can be found in a small storage room to the southwest. Inside is a Max Repel and a Hyper Potion. That will clear the sixth floor. Climb the stairs to the seventh floor next.

Seventh Floor

Open up the small office on the east side to challenge one of the four Rocket Sisters.

Team Rocket Grunt

Voltorb
Electric Lv.33
voltorb
Swift Self-Destruct
Normal Special Normal Physical
Screech Thunderbolt
Normal Status Electric Special
Voltorb
Electric Lv.33
voltorb
Swift Self-Destruct
Normal Special Normal Physical
Screech Thunderbolt
Normal Status Electric Special
Voltorb
Electric Lv.33
voltorb
Swift Self-Destruct
Normal Special Normal Physical
Screech Thunderbolt
Normal Status Electric Special

Defeat the Grunt to receive P924. On the table to the right of the Rocket Sister is TM34 Dragon Pulse, a strong, dragon-type special attack. 3 Smart Candies can be found through the door to the south.

Walk over to the west side of the floor next. Another member of Team Rocket will challenge you to a battle.

Team Rocket Grunt

Zubat ♂
Poison/Flying Lv.33
zubat
Haze Leech Life
Ice Status Bug Physical
Toxic Air Slash
Poison Status Flying Special
Golbat ♂
Poison/Flying Lv.33
golbat
Swift Confuse Ray
Normal Special Ghost Status
Haze Leech Life
Ice Status Bug Physical

Defeat the Grunt to receive P924. A small group of people are being held hostage in the room to the south. Save your game and enter the office.

Speak to the man on the right to obtain a very rare species of Pokemon called Lapras. It will have really great stats, but the nature will be random. Reset the game to get a nature that boosts special defense or even special attack. Lapras doesn’t need speed or attack to be boosted. A Rare Candy can also be found in this room.

Walk to the far southwest corner of the floor next. A scientist Trainer will challenge you to a Pokemon battle.

Scientist Joshua

Koffing ♂
Poison Lv.35
koffing
Clear Smog Sludge
Poison Special Poison Special
Self-destruct Toxic
Normal Physical Poison Status
Magneton
Electric/Steel Lv.35
Thunder Wave SonicBoom
Electric Status Normal Special
Light Screen Thunderbolt
Psychic Status Electric Special

Defeat the scientist to receive P2,100. To the north is the final item of the floor, a PP Up. Take the stairs to the eighth floor.

Eighth Floor

To the west of the staircase is another one of the four Rocket Sisters.

Team Rocket Grunt

Grimer ♂
Poison Lv.33
grimer
Minimize Disable
Normal Status Normal Status
Sludge Screech
Poison Special Normal Status
Koffing ♂
Poison Lv.33
koffing
Clear Smog Sludge
Poison Special Poison Special
Self-destruct Toxic
Normal Physical Poison Status

Defeat the Grunt to receive P924. There’s only one more Rocket Sister left! Walk to the south side of the floor to find the doors to the offices. Inside the office to the east is an X Attack near the bookshelves.

Investigate the offices on the west and you’ll be stopped by a member of Team Rocket.

Team Rocket Grunt

Gastly ♂
Ghost/Poison Lv.33
Toxic Shadow Ball
Poison Status Ghost Special
Dark Pulse Dream Eater
Dark Special Psychic Special
Persian ♂
Normal Lv.33
persian
Feint Fury Swipes
Normal Physical Normal Physical
Screech Slash
Normal Status Normal Physical

Defeat the Grunt to receive P924. Unlock the smaller office further west. A scientist Trainer will challenge you to a battle.

Scientist Parker

Electrode
Electric Lv.35
Thundershock Swift
Electric Special Normal Special
Self-Destruct Screech
Normal Physical Normal Status
Porygon
Normal Lv.35
porygon
Barrier Tri Attack
Psychic Status Normal Special
Thunder Wave Conversion
Electric Status Normal Status

Defeat the scientist to receive P2,100. Pick up the Revive in the back of the room to clear the eight floor. The ninth floor should have been cleared earlier, but you can always return to heal your team. When ready, head up to the tenth floor.

Tenth Floor

Enter the small offices on the east side of the floor. A scientist will meet you near the door and challenge you to a Pokemon battle.

Scientist Travis

Grimer ♂
Poison Lv.35
grimer
Minimize Disable
Normal Status Normal Status
Sludge Screech
Poison Special Normal Status
Muk ♀
Poison Lv.35
muk
Toxic Screech
Poison Status Normal Status
Minimize Protect
Normal Status Normal Status

Defeat the scientist to receive P2,100. Investigate the box to the west of the scientist to discover a hidden X Accuracy.

Exit out of the offices and grab the Full Heal near the table to the west. Enter the storage room to the south and battle the Rocket grunt inside.

Team Rocket Grunt

Voltorb
Electric Lv.33
voltorb
Swift Self-Destruct
Normal Special Normal Physical
Screech Thunderbolt
Normal Status Electric Special
Raticate ♂
Normal Lv.33
raticate
Bite Super Fang
Dark Physical Normal Physical
Crunch Hyper Fang
Dark Physical Normal Physical

Defeat the Grunt to receive P924. Walk over to the storage room in the south. Inside is a Max Revive, Rare Candy, and most importantly TM37 Flamethrower. This is one of the best fire-type attacks in the game. That will clear the tenth floor, which leaves one more to go!

Eleventh Floor

If you enter the eleventh floor from the staircase or elevator, you can battle a member of Team Rocket to the east.

Team Rocket Grunt

Drowzee ♂
Psychic Lv.33
drowzee
Meditate Psybeam
Psychic Status Psychic Special
Headbutt Psychic
Normal Physical Psychic Special
Zubat ♂
Poison/Flying Lv.33
zubat
Haze Leech Life
Ice Status Bug Physical
Toxic Air Slash
Poison Status Flying Special
Golbat ♂
Poison/Flying Lv.33
golbat
Swift Confuse Ray
Normal Special Ghost Status
Haze Leech Life
Ice Status Bug Physical

Defeat the Grunt to receive P924. Follow the path to the southeast and pick up the Max Elixir near the dead end.

To get to the boss of Team Rocket, return to the third floor and take the warp pad in the west office, then take the next warp pad past your Rival. You’ll be stopped by Team Rocket as you get closer to the president’s office.

Team Rocket Jessie and James

Weezing ♂
Poison Lv.36
weezing
Sludge Bomb Flamethrower
Poison Special Fire Special
Dark Pulse Thunderbolt
Dark Special Electric Special
Arbok ♂
Poison Lv.36
arbok
Glare Poison Jab
Normal Status Poison Physical
Crunch Rock Slide
Dark Physical Rock Physical

Defeat Team Rocket to receive P3,456. There’s only one battle to go. Make sure your team is fully healed and ready to fight. Remember, you can return to the third floor via warp pad and take the next warp pad back up to the ninth floor. When you’re ready to fight, enter the office on the eleventh floor.

Team Rocket Boss Giovanni

Persian ♂
Normal Lv.39
persian
Slash Feint
Normal Physical Normal Physical
Fake Out Play Rough
Normal Physical Fairy Physical
Rhyhorn ♂
Ground/Rock Lv.39
rhyhorn
Drill Run Take Down
Ground Physical Normal Physical
Megahorn Rock Throw
Bug Physical Rock Physical
Nidoqueen ♀
Poison/Ground Lv.39
nidoqueen
Body Slam Crunch
Normal Physical Dark Physical
- - - -

Giovanni’s Pokemon are very tough and very durable Pokemon. They will use powerful physical attacks of various types, and their defenses will allow them to withstand enough physical damage to hit back.

A lot of damage can be done to Persian with a fighting-type attack, but Persian can move fast and hit hard with Play Rough, a fairy-type attack that will deal 2x damage to fighting-type Pokemon. Try using a fighting-type attack from a non-fighting-type Pokemon, or use Pokemon with high enough defenses to withstand Persian’s attacks.

When facing Rhyhorn and Nidoqueen, the easiest option is to use special water-type attacks. Grass-type attacks work well against Rhyhorn as well, but they could run into trouble with Rhyhorn’s Megahorn if a grass-type Pokemon is using them.

Defeat Giovanni to receive P6,240. After the battle, speak with the President of Silph Co. For helping the company and all its employees, he will reward you with the Master Ball. This ball will catch any Pokemon 100% of the time. There’s only one in the game, so it’s best to save it for a special occasion.

Return to the Pokemon Center in Saffron City to heal your team and save your game. Right outside the Pokemon Center is an executive of Silph Co with his Porygon. Speak with him to obtain that same Porygon for free! Like other gift Pokemon, the Porygon will have great stats but a random nature.

Next, head to the far northeast side of Saffron City near the Gym. Speak with Officer Jenny to receive the Police Set for defeating Team Rocket! These are new sets of clothes for you and your partner Pokemon. You can now challenge the Saffron City Gym or go south to Fuchsia City. The path to Fuchsia must be taken west of Celadon via Pokemon Road or south of Lavender through Route 12-15.