The male protagonist of Pokemon Gold, Silver, Crystal, HeartGold, and SoulSilver. In the games, Ethan is a young trainer from the Johto region, who sets out to prove himself three years after Red became the League Champion. Ethan's journey as a Pokemon trainer begins when Professor Elm asks him to run an errand for Mr. Pokemon, who lives north of Cherrygrove City. This protagonist is the inspiration for Jimmy, one of the heroes of "The Legend of Thunder", the multipart episode at the beginning of Pokemon Chronicles. Ethan inspired Gold of Pokemon Adventures. Ethan had gone without an official name for many years until the recent remakes HeartGold and SoulSilver; fans previously referred to him by the unofficial name, Gold.