I was planning to add this bit in my other question, but I decided that it was worth its own space and attention.
It dawned on me that the trainer you meet on Mt.Silver is your character from the Special Pikachu Edition version of the older generation.
This was deduced, and I'm not going to beat around the bushes with this one, due to the presence of both a Pikachu and all three of the starters in Red's team.
You may think that this proves nothing, cause after all, Red was only there to represent the player's last trial before finally accomplishing the greatest feat one could achieve, surpassing yourself, with theoretically the best team one could get in the prior generation, right?
Well, not really.
At no point during Red and Blue (or even Green, if you played the Japanese versions) could you get all three of the starters and, furthermore, you could evolve your Pikachu, so why wouldn't you?
Debatable choice thought, because that thunderstone could have been used on, hands down, the best Electric Pokémon the first generation had: Jolteon.
Thus, this should solidify my statement regarding Red in G/S/C been the Yellow game's protagonist.
If we take as canon what I've proven with logic, we should also realise that the Viridian City's Gym leader is the same Blue we faced in Pokémon Yellow.
But something is missing from his team: his Eevee.
Let that sit in the back of your head for now and go take a look at the only pokémon Red has in his team from the second generation.
• Why would Red, of all people, be handed an Espeon instead of Blue, who got an Alakazam?
• Shouldn't their Pokémon be swapped?
• Could it be that they traded and the Eevee evolved from sheer happiness?
After all, nowhere in this game, or in the last one, could you find an eevee in the wild for, as even the Pokédex stated,
There are only a few alive.
Let me know what you guys think!