The Old Man character appears several times in the PTD to either help the player, give an item, or offer a trade after using certain Pokemon in specific levels.
- Cerulean Gym 1
- Old Rod (Challenge Level)
- After completing the level, the Old Man will give the Player the Old Rod.
- Vermillion City
- Route 2
- Lavender Town
- An Old Man is seen in the crowd, while Giovanni is holding his speech. It is unknown if it is the same man, or simply a stock character.
- Rock Tunnel
- Route 15
- After completing the level, the Old Man will give the Player the Super Rod. He only appears the first time that you win this level.
- Viridian City
- Once again, an Old Man character is present in the group of characters surrounding Giovanni during the opening cutscene.
- Viridian Ending
|Ash Ketchum • Gary Oak • Joey • Mewtwo • Maruto|
|Mewthree • James • Jessie • Meowth • Jerry • Tom • Giovanni|
|Brock • Misty • Lt. Surge • Erika • Sabrina • Janine • Blaine • Gary Oak|
|Professor Oak • Camper Luigi • Cal • Bug Catcher • Old Man • Kyogre • Bill • Celebi • Bruno • Sam • Sensei • Groudon • Lorelei • Koga • Lance • Mew|