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->''"There are trainers who work hard everyday for Pokémon championships. These talented boys and girls... They are known as.. The [[TitleDrop Golden Boys]]!"''
- Gold.

A three volume manga based on ''{{Pokemon}} [[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Gold and Silver]]'', eventually including [[UpdatedRerelease Pokémon Crystal]] elements.

It's full name is "Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys", written and drawn by Muneo Saito. It follows the basic story of the games quite well, with quite a few twists added in. Rare for a Pokémon adaptation, it shows characters eating meat and shows cars quite explicitly.

Gold, a [[{{Determinator}} determined]] young boy, is asked by the well-known Professor Elm to Mr. Pokémon in Cherrygrove City. With his new Pokémon, a [[MakingASplash Totodile]], he invokes on a mission to meet this man and fulfill his mission. He encounters the mysterious Black, who becomes his [[TheRival rival]]. Unable to find Mr. Pokémon he goes on a journey to find him, fighting gym leaders on the side.

Not to be confused with a {{Pokemon}} adaptation of ''GoldenBoy''.

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!!!This series provides examples of:

* AdaptationDistillation
* AdaptationDyeJob: Hair color and eye variations. Almost everyone has BrownEyes, even Pokémon, regardless of their original colors. Kris's hair has been changed from blue to an almost green hue of teal.
* AmbiguouslyGay: Bugsy. He acts abnormally nice toward Gold, and not toward anyone else. He's always blushing near him, and making flirty remarks, toward him too. His movement is also quite flamboyant.
* AscendedExtra: Gym leaders, the rocket executive, and [[EnsembleDarkhorse Joey]].
* AuthorAppeal: Basketball appears quite a few times.
* BadassGrandpa: Kurt.
* BlushSticker: Variation. Almost everyone has markings on their cheeks. May just be long lasting blushes, since they disappear on occasion for a panel or so at a time.
* CanonForeigner: Technically speaking. The unnamed male Rocket Executive was made into a character named "Grey".
* EvilLaugh: Black is prone to these, often accompanied by flamboyant looking poses.
* EvilRedhead: Black.
* {{Expy}}: A Rocket Grunt that appeared looked a lot like [[SuperMarioBros Waluigi]].
* GratuitousEnglish: "OKAY!" is commonly stated by both Gold and Chris.
* JerkAss: Black, possibly more then any other Silver counterpart. He gets a "MyGodWhatHaveIDone" in the end, but it's in a "I have made a fool of myself" context.
* MeaningfulName: This has to be the reason for Silver being named "Black". Most likely referring to his clothing and his behavior (a "black" heart)
* MundaneMadeAwesome: Pokémon Basketball.
* NamesTheSame: Gold and Crystal have the same names as their ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'' counterparts, for obvious reasons. Oddly Silver does not go by any name from the games.
* NoExportForYou: Only released in Japan and Singapore.
* FaceFault: Everyone, all the time.
* ObstructiveVigilantism: A part at the beginning of the game - where the player is asked to give the name of their rival by reporting it to the police (in the original he tells you his name for no reason, in the DS remakes the Player Character gets a look at his trainer card) - is portrayed as Gold misleading the police so he can take him down himself.
* RedOniBlueOni: Gold and Black.
* RealMenWearPink: Black's starter, Chikorita, is a feminine looking [[GreenThumb grass type]]. [[spoiler:He quickly abandons it for being his standard of weak though. Gold obtains it]]
* TheRival: Black to Gold.
* {{Tomboy}} : Chris is both an explorer and a trainer. Unlike most Kris counterparts and {{Fanon}} interpretations, she owns a Cyndaquil rather then the more commonly used Chikorita.
* TomboyishName: Crystal's nickname, Chris.
* WordSaladTitle: Variation. It makes sense considering the protagonist is named "Gold" and it's based off a game series where one of the games is "Gold", but it still is random and makes no sense in it's apparent context.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Quite a few people.
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