Rising Badge

Pokemon Soul Silver Walkthrough and Guide

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Rising Badge

Goldenrod Radio Tower

As you leave the Gym you'll get a call that the Radio tower in Goldenrod has been taken over. Fly over there, but the Rocket Grunts won't let you in. Head to the underground and at the top right is a Grunt who will give you a uniform. Take this back to the Radio Tower and you can get in now. But as you head up the first flight of stairs your Rival will reveal who you really are. Beat the first Grunt and head up the stairs.

Keep heading up the stairs one floor at a time. There are a lot of Rocket Grunts to fight or just keep going. When you get to the fifth floor you will find Petrel who is impersonating the Radio Tower Manager this time. You need to beat him to find the real Manager.

BATTLE: Petrel
lvl 30 Koffing, lvl 32 Weezing, lvl 30 Koffing, lvl 30 Koffing, & lvl 30 Koffing  vs. lvl 40 Typhlosion & lvl 33 Dragonair

All his Pokemon are Poison so Psychic moves are your best bet. Once you beat him he'll give you the Basement Key.

Rising Badge - Goldenrod Radio

Underground Basement

Right as you enter the one of the Kimono Sisters will talk to you. Then head right and open the sealed door with the key. Then you'll be thrust right into a Rival battle.

lvl 30 Golbat, lvl 32 Feraligator, lvl 30 Haunter, lvl 28 Magnemite, & lvl 32 Sneasel vs. lvl 40 Typhlosion & lvl 32 Ampharos

After continue on fighting trainers until you get to the center switch room. The correct sequence is Red, Green, and then Blue. Continue to the right through the next set of sealed doors. Then keep going until you find the REAL Radio Manager. He'll give you a Key Card to get into the sealed doors on the 3rd Floor of the Radio Tower.


Back to the Radio Tower you go. Open the 3rd Floor doors and and you'll have a battle with Proton. No problem there after clearing out your Rival just a bit ago. Continue your way up and and you'll fight Arianna.

BATTLE: Arianna
lvl 32 Arbok, lvl 32 Murkrow, & lvl 32 Vileplume vs. lvl 42 Typlosion

After that head up the elevator and fight the current Team Rocket leader Archer.

BATTLE: Archer
lvl 35 Houndour, lvl 38 Houndoom, & lvl 35 Koffing vs. lvl 42 Typlosion & lvl 36 Dragonair

Once you beat him the Manager will come in and give you the Silver Wing (since we are playing Soul Silver). There is a woman near the sealed door on 3rd floor and she'll give you TM11 Sunny Day. On the 4th floor you can talk to DJ Mary and she'll give you some BrightPowder and finally the girl in the radio booth on the 2nd floor will give you the Blue Card for the radio show game. Now it's back to Mahogany Town and head East to Route 44.

Rising Badge - Radio Part Two

Route 44 / Ice Route

Lots of Trainers. Keep heading East until you see the stairs to take you to the Ice Path.

Floor 1 - There are two ice puzzles. #1 is up, left, up, left, down, left, up, right. #2, which is for HM07 Waterfall which you will need, is right, down, left, up, left, down, left, up, right. Then up the stairs and to the right for a ladder.

Floor 2 - This is a boulder puzzle. It's very easy and you just need to press the boulders into the holes that are next to them. After all four boulders are down below go down the ladder. Line yourself up with the boulder and go left, down, left, up, right. Then go down the ladder. You then need to push one of the Kimono Sisters and you'll get out of the Ice Route and be at Blackthorn City.

Rising Badge - Ice Route

Blackthorn Gym

This gym has a series of platforms that you need to maneuver to to get to the Trainers and Clair.

#1 Left, Rotate, Rotate, Right
#2 Up, Rotate, Right, Rotate, Rotate, Right
#3 Left, Rotate, Rotate, Right, Rotate, Up, Up, Up, Rotate, Right, Rotate, Up, Up

lvl 38 Gyarados, lvl 38 Dragonair, lvl 41 Kingdra, & lvl 38 Dragonair vs. lvl 36 Ampharos, lvl 45 Typhlosion, & lvl 44 Dragonair

This was probably the first battle that really gave me trouble with my team of Pokemon. Dragon type Pokemon are weak to Ice and other Dragon attacks but not matter what I did my Dragonair was always inferior to my opponents so most of the game was Hyper Potion and wait for Clair's Dragonair to miss. If you find a good Ice type Pokemon you'll want to have it for the end game as the final battles of this half of the game have a LOT of Dragonairs and Dragonites. Dragonairs/Ites also LOVE Thunder Wave so have 10 or so Parlyz Heals on hand to keep your Pokemon from being Paralyzed. The only bonus is that the attack does no damage so as long as you heal right away it doesn't really effect the fight.

Dragons Den

After you beat here she will refuse to give you the badge until you prove yourself at the Dragons Den. You need to Surf off the back of the gym and head into the Den. You will need Whirlpool also. At the end talk to the Dragon Master and answer:


Then Clair will come in and tell you that you obviously failed and the Dragon Master will say you passed and you'll finally get your Rising Badge.

Rising Badge - Badge Battle


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19 comments, latest first.
Thanks so much! It took me forever to get this until I watched this video! And I have a question. Will a water pokemon work or no?

Added 11th Mar 2014, ID #363175

I need help I have fought all the gym leaders and defeated them, then I defeated team Rocket in the radio tower, and prof. Elm didn`t call me yet, and I DO NOT want to restart my game.

Added 31st Dec 2012, ID #232990

To deecg2- If you need the HM for rock smash, the guy to the west(left) of Violet City, on the Route 36, I think, gives you it. The route that has a fork in it?

Added 22nd Aug 2012, ID #178798

yes indago plateeu

Added 12th Jul 2012, ID #163328

Hello I normally don't train my pokemon much... i just stick with my strongest one which has to be my typhlosion lv. 49... Now i'm training my flaafy lv.21, swinub lv.23, and jynx lv.23, for my 8th gym battle with Clair and I need a good place to train... right now I'm training them at the big patch of tall grass in front of the safari zone.
Do you have any suggestions for a better place to train?

Added 24th Oct 2011, ID #82652

How do you catch leagrandry pokemon?

Added 4th Sep 2011, ID #72378

i didnt get the call from professor Elm but i did everything i was supposed too and i went bak to goldenrod city like u said there are 2 more team rocket members but the radio tower hasnt been taking over and i havent heard their broadcast either what should i do? i dont want to restart my game

Added 2nd Aug 2011, ID #63559

Please help, I've must have missed something but I have beaten all the gym leaders & gone into the mountain on my way to The Elite Four, I'm not far from Indigo Plateau and I've just realised I haven't got rock smash. Where should I have got it from?

Added 1st Aug 2011, ID #63131

to fly go to you pokemon teach one of them fly then click that pokemon and it will say fly beside summary click it and it will show he town map click one of the citys or towns you already been to and you will be there buut remember before you do any of this stuff you must beat leader chuck and the lady outside will give you the HM fly.

Added 24th Jul 2011, ID #60719

I found a lv 15 dratini in the water just outside of where the elder lives!!!

Added 10th May 2011, ID #42338

Guys in pokemon silver the boards in the basement is all blue. Please tell me the right way to open them. Plz help.

Added 24th Apr 2011, ID #39418

How do you fly?

Added 18th Jan 2011, ID #25897

whered u get the dratini?

Added 17th Jan 2011, ID #25868

get some dragon or ice types

Added 30th Dec 2010, ID #23134

please help me!!! even though i have lv.60 noctowl,lv. 47 meganium, and more pokemon above lv. 40 i cant beat clair

Added 23rd Nov 2010, ID #19073

If you talk to the elder after you get dragon pulse froclair he will give you a dratini if you aswered his questions with
thedratini will know extremspeed

Added 17th Oct 2010, ID #15491

To get an Ampharos- Catch a Mareep (you can find them in that route beneath Violet Vity) and level it up. I believe it evolves at level 30.

If you didn't get a call- Did you beat Team Rocket in Mahogany Town? Did you beat the Cianwood, Olivine, and Mahogany Gyms, all in that order?
If you've done all this and Prof. Elm still hasn't called you, I'm not sure what to do. You can try checking your PokeGear Radio and seeing if you receive Team Rocket's broadcast. Or just head to Goldenrod and battle them if they're there.
If you haven't done all that, then do so. You'll probably get the call.
If it still does not work, you might want to consider restarting your game.

Added 2nd Oct 2010, ID #14205

where do i get an ampharos?

Added 16th Aug 2010, ID #9125

plz help i cnt do this because i didnt get a call

Added 6th Aug 2010, ID #7696