|“||The opponent is someone who abuses Pokémon for selfish reasons. It's unforgivable!||”|
–Gold in Pokémon Adventures: Volume 13
11 (GSC), 13 (Emerald), 16 (HGSS)
|Hometown:||New Bark Town|
Hailing from New Bark Town, the boy is incredibly athletic and lives in a house full of various Pokémon. Because of this, the neighbors have dubbed him “The Pokémon boy”. He started with the Pokémon Cyndaquil. His birth date is July 21. His blood type is B. Sampling popular foods from different places is his interest. Skateboarding and Billiards are his skills. Volcanic Steak is his favorite food.
As the reader becomes acquainted with Gold, one finds he’s a kind-hearted but very hot-headed young man who doesn’t seem to think things over well. When he first met Bugsy, he mistook him for a female and asked him out for tea. He also asked Jasmine, the Olivine City Gym Leader out on a date once. He also touched Green's bottom by accident when he was trying to pat her on the back, igniting Silver's anger. He can be compared to Fukuyama Kazuharu of Girls Bravo in terms of personality. For some reason when he first met Crystal he did not get along with her and when Crystal took the burnt food that he gave to her, he said that the blackness of the food matches her personality. Also at the end of the saga he flirted with Yellow, not knowing that she was a year older, until Crystal showed him the information about Yellow. Besides being a protagonist of the manga series, he also serves as comic relief (mostly due to his flirtatious nature, his nick-naming or his habit of not recognizing several characters who are famous or he met in person before.)
SkillsGold's special skill, as described by Professor Oak, is hatching eggs. He is known as "The Hatcher".
He has the same look as Gold from the game. He doesn't have that much changes in appearances. However, he sports his own goggles.
Gold, Silver and Crystal Chapter
Gold's adventure began when Joey took Gold to Prof. Elm's lab and sees Totodile being stolen by Silver. Gold used Cyndaquail to try and stop him. Along with the new protagonists, his rivals Silver and Crystal, they fight with Red's team against the Mask of Ice, and in the end, was able to cure Pryce (the true identity of the Mask of Ice) of his sadness with the help of Celebi.
Emerald ChapterAfter Red, Blue, Green, Yellow, and Silver are petrified into stone by the after-effects of the energy blast caused by Deoxys, Gold and Crystal re-appear in the Battle Frontier saga, where the new protagonists Emerald, Ruby, and Sapphire are battling against Guile Hideout, in hopes of achieving a goal that the current main characters are clueless about; reviving their old companions, who are statues trapped at the end of the top room of the Battle Tower. Later, they are surprised when Red said that why won't they hold a match and each and every Pokédex Holder will join, it is known that Emerald won it.
HeartGold and SoulSilver Chapter
So far in the HG/SS arc he seems to be searching for Lance and Arceus, the creator Pokémon.
|Explotaro ( Typhlosion )||Typhlosion/Expo started out as a Cyndaquil and when the Totodile was stolen by Silver, it became mad that its friend was taken and decided to go with Gold to try to get him back. Expo evolved to a Quilava after battling the Pokemon in the daycare. It evolved to a Typhlosion while battling Lugia in Whirl Island.||
Expo's Moves: Flamethrower
|Politaro ( Politoed )||As a Poliwag, it was acidently stolen by Team Rocket since they stole Gold's bag instead of Prof. Elm's bag. Poltaro's Poké Ball fell out and into a river with him still in it. Poltaro evolved twice in the Bell Tower with the help of Silver trading it when it was holding a King's Rock.||Politaro's Moves: Water Gun|
|Ataro ( Ambipom )||Ambi was one of the first Pokémon to acompany Gold on his adventures. Gold also used it to cheat in pool by wrapping paper around its Poké Ball and having it roll around to win.||
Ambi's Moves: Double Hit
|Sintaro ( Sunflora )||Gold caught Sintaro after the mass outbreak of Sunkern near his hometown and used Sintaro to beat Skarmory.||Sintaro's Moves: Giga Drain|
|Utaro ( Sudowoodo )||Gold met Utaro while in a bike race with Whitney. It was blocking the path of the race and both of them tried to get it out of the way, yet it didn't budge.||Utaro's Moves: Double-Edge|
|Togetaro ( Togekiss )||Togetaro was given to Gold as an egg so he could hatch it. It hatched into a Togepi and had an interest in gambling just like Gold.||Togetaro's Moves: Metronome|
|Pichu||Pichu is the offspring of Pika and Chuchu. Gold hatched it quickly after he saved it from The Mask of Ice.|
|Mantaro ( Mantine )||While battleing Lugia, Gold caught Mantaro in order to fly and damage Lugia. With Remoraid attached to his wings, Gold can glide with Mantaro through the air.||Mantaro's Moves: Water Gun|
Gold, Silver and Crystal Chapter
- All of his pokemon names ends with -taro except for Pichu, which who doesn't have a nickname.
- He tried to flirt with Bugsy not knowing he's a boy.
- Among all of the Protagonist in Pokemon Adventures he is the first male protagonist not to challenge the gyms and the Pokemon League.
- He was voted the sixth most popular character in 2005 and the second most popular in Japan 2011.