Pokemon: Silver Version is a 1999 role-playing video game developed by Game Freak and published by Nintendo for the Game Boy Color. It is the second installment of the second generation of the Pokémon series and the sister game of Pokémon Gold Version. The game is set in the Johto region, a new region separate from the region of the original Pokémon games. The player controls the protagonist, a young Pokémon trainer, who goes on a journey to capture and train Pokémon, battle other trainers, and defeat the Elite Four to become the champion of the Johto region.
The game introduces new Pokémon to catch and train, as well as new moves and abilities for existing Pokémon. Players can also collect Gym Badges, the badges needed to challenge the Elite Four. Along the way, players will meet a variety of characters, including rival trainers, gym leaders, and research scientists, who will provide information and support.
One of the main novelties of the game is the inclusion of a day and night system. In which different Pokémon appear in the wild, and their behavior changes depending on the time of day.
As with other games in the Pokémon series, Pokémon Silver Version features a mix of adventure, RPG elements, and turn-based battles. Players can capture and train Pokémon, battle other trainers, and trade Pokémon with other players via a link cable. The game also introduces a new mysterious character, called “Team Rocket”, who is causing trouble in the area and the player must stop them.
The Pokémon Silver version received generally positive reviews upon its release and is considered a classic in the Pokémon series. It was well received for its new features, such as a day and night system and the addition of new Pokémon to catch, as well as an engaging story and challenging gameplay. It is also part of the second generation of Pokémon games that include remakes of Gold, Crystal and HeartGold, and SoulSilver.