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CazTGG
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(09-22-2017, 06:48 AM)
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Developer: Game Freak
Publisher: Nintendo
Release Date: September 22nd, 2017 (Virtual Console)
External Links: Official Website
Price: $9.99 USD; $12.89 CAD
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
Genre: Japanese Role-Playing

The sequel to the cult phenomenon that was Pokémon Red & Blue, Pokémon Gold & Silver places you in the land of Johto for an adventure spanning two continents. With 100 new critters and two new types, journey through the entry that established several series staples like eggs, the Special Defense split, shiny Pokémon and the day/night cycle!

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FAQ

Does multiplayer still work?

A: Yup! Much like Red, Blue & Yellow's Virtual Console release, it's all done over the 2/3DS' wireless connection. You can even connect to a Virtual Console copy of Red, Blue or Yellow once you reach the Time Capsule in Ecruteak City!

Is it worth playing this if I already played HeartGold/SoulSilver?

A: Absolutely! Aside from historical significance, the original Gold & Silver feature a different approach to world-building and plays very differently than its remake. Multiplayer battles and competitive battling in particular is far more focused on stalling than the speedy, hyper offensive teams found in later generations.

What about Crystal?

A: It's not available...yet. Recent revelations suggest that a Virtual Console version of Crystal exists but may have been held back due to featured in that game needing to be altered much like Pokemon Yellow's surfing minigame (although that game released alongside Red & Blue/Green so it's unclear as to why there's been a delay, assuming it comes out at all).

Who is the best starter?

A: They're all good choices in Gold & Silver...but Totodile is the best one.

Also there's a glitch that lets you get all the starters in a single run anyway...

Forkball
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(09-22-2017, 06:49 AM)
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I swear to god if any of you say this isn't a whole new place with a brand new attitude...
Yazzees
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(09-22-2017, 06:51 AM)
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Chikorita runs are such a damn slog for the first few gyms.

*picks chikorita anyway*
FZZ
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(09-22-2017, 06:52 AM)
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Silver brehs

although for the remakes I bought Heart Gold
Cisce
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Originally Posted by Forkball

I swear to god if any of you say this isn't a whole new place with a brand new attitude...

But you still gotta catch 'em all!
Last edited by Cisce; 09-22-2017 at 06:56 AM.
DecoReturns
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(09-22-2017, 06:53 AM)
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Time to beat this game with Ampharos again.
AlexFlame116
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(09-22-2017, 06:53 AM)
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This OT is an absolute travesty. Cyndaquil is clearly the best! For shame OP.

Great job on the thread!

FOR SHAME!

Also Pokémon Gold is best.
Shiggy
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(09-22-2017, 06:54 AM)
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Damn, I still have to wait a few hours till the postman brings the games.

Don't forget that you get a special Gold it Silver home menu theme if you buy the game, while a third theme is available on My Nintendo (100 PP).
Milennia
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(09-22-2017, 06:54 AM)
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gold is my favorite pokemon game of all time

miltank can fuck right off though
Martin5000
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(09-22-2017, 06:55 AM)
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Got my beloved silver edition! Going to pick my favorite Cyndaquil.
ASaiyan
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(09-22-2017, 06:56 AM)
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You have picked the correct starter, OP. I fully approve of this thread.
And Blastoise is better than Charizard.

Originally Posted by Forkball

I swear to god if any of you say this isn't a whole new place with a brand new attitude...

The Japanese anime theme for the Gold/Silver arc is pretty great too. Random hardcore guitar, do like.
TheOnlyOneHeEverFeared
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(09-22-2017, 06:57 AM)
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I ordered those neat boxed versions with the download code, but they probably won't arrive till tomorrow >.<

Recent revelations about Crystal?
ryushe
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(09-22-2017, 06:57 AM)
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Originally Posted by Forkball

I swear to god if any of you say this isn't a whole new place with a brand new attitude...

but you sti--

Originally Posted by Cisce

But you still gotta catch 'em all.

Ah, it's already covered.
Delio
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(09-22-2017, 06:59 AM)
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I always go Gold so for this run I went Silver. Going to pick Totodile to mix it up as I always pick Cyndaquil.
Martin5000
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Originally Posted by Shiggy

Damn, I still have to wait a few hours till the postman brings the games.

Don't forget that you get a special Gold it Silver home menu theme if you buy the game, while a third theme is available on My Nintendo (100 PP).

except if you bought the boxed code version. Then you only get the celebi code for Sun/Moon.
And finally they send the code to your mail!!
Last edited by Martin5000; 09-22-2017 at 07:15 AM.
RoyaleDuke
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(09-22-2017, 06:59 AM)
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Wow, the regret of not having my 3DS anymore is too strong right now.

I love Gold.
KojiKnight
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(09-22-2017, 07:00 AM)
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Holy crap this is today eh? I've been feeling the urge to play some pokemon again, may dip this way.
Shift Breaker
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(09-22-2017, 07:13 AM)
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Originally Posted by CazTGG

Also there's a glitch that lets you get all the starters in a single run anyway...

...Go on.
JoeM86
(09-22-2017, 07:15 AM)
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Been working to make sure I had everything Gen 2 on the site in order over the past month. My older sections have not exactly been top quality before I'm forced to redo them haha
peanutbutterlatte
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(09-22-2017, 07:15 AM)
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Moved over to Switch so won't be picking this up, but adore these games. People can tell me Gen 2 nostalgia is wrong for whatever reason, but these will forever be the pinnacle of the Pokémon series for me (alongside their superior remakes). No game released since has come close.
sgjackson
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(09-22-2017, 07:18 AM)
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haven't played og gold/silver in over a decade, but had a ton of fun with red (way more than i expected) so i'm grabbing gold

does anyone know if the time capsule can connect with the copy of rby currently on your 3ds, or does it require two 3dses?
jelmerjt
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(09-22-2017, 07:21 AM)
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You don’t get the Extreme Speed Dratini in these games right?
Seiniyta
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(09-22-2017, 07:22 AM)
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One thing I always adored about Gold/Silver/Crystal is the nighttime colour palette and how the windows lit up giving the game a very warm and inviting feeling.

I was like super dissapointed as a kid when Ruby & Sapphire came out and there was no more visible nighttime.
Aaron Strife
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(09-22-2017, 07:22 AM)
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Originally Posted by ASaiyan

The Japanese anime theme for the Gold/Silver arc is pretty great too. Random hardcore guitar, do like.

There's an instrumental version of this that even the dub would use all the time during battles (notably Ash vs. Gary in the Silver Conference).

Speaking of the US theme though, the 3rd Movie remix was clearly superior.

Anyway, really stoked, already have Silver pre-loaded. I managed to fill the Pokedex in Yellow so that's my goal this time too, salty as I am about no easy way to get Celebi.
TheOnlyOneHeEverFeared
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(09-22-2017, 07:23 AM)
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Originally Posted by Shift Breaker

...Go on.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5v4CAp14t5o
WhiteRabbitEXE
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(09-22-2017, 07:24 AM)
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What’s this about “revelations” in regards to Crystal?
HiroTSK5
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(09-22-2017, 07:31 AM)
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I love Gold, it's the game that gave me my user name "Hiro" because after playing yellow which clearly starred Ash it never occurred to me to name the new trainer after myself so I went with the best sounding default name.
WrenchNinja
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(09-22-2017, 07:31 AM)
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Aww yeah let's go Johto boys and girls

GuitarGuruu
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(09-22-2017, 07:32 AM)
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Can't wait! Been a while since I've played a game in Johto.
Saucestin_Roast
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(09-22-2017, 07:33 AM)
Silver is the best clearly.

Man... Gen 2 might be my favorite now that I think about it. I love John's atmosphere so much. The music is spectacular also.
Sigismundo
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(09-22-2017, 07:33 AM)
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I like Cyndaquil the most but GSC Totodile might be the best in-game starter in Pokémon history.
Rymuth
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(09-22-2017, 07:34 AM)
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Originally Posted by Yazzees

Chikorita runs are such a damn slog for the first few gyms.

*picks chikorita anyway*



I mean, how can you say no to that face?
Yazzees
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(09-22-2017, 07:34 AM)
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Originally Posted by Seiniyta

One thing I always adored about Gold/Silver/Crystal is the nighttime colour palette and how the windows lit up giving the game a very warm and inviting feeling.

Still gives me goosebumps. Didn't feel quite the same in the remakes. Something about the specific palette used in GSC made it special.

Originally Posted by Rymuth

I mean, how can you say no to that face?

By remembering you're resigning yourself to a ton of bullshit to get past the first gym and that the damn thing doesn't do you any favors for several gyms after that. I remember being mind-blown as a kid that it learns razor leaf so early though, compared to the bulbasaur family.
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(09-22-2017, 07:36 AM)
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Originally Posted by TheOnlyOneHeEverFeared

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5v4CAp14t5o

This might just convince me to get Gold again. Got a voucher I need to spend, too, wonder if the store where it's valid will have a boxed code.
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(09-22-2017, 07:36 AM)
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This is gunna be huge for my living dex. Filled almost all of the dexs in yellow/sun/black/Y/alpha saphire. I need to get ahold of diamond and trade up to black to get those in after this.
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(09-22-2017, 07:37 AM)
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Originally Posted by Yazzees

By remembering you're resigning yourself to a ton of bullshit to get past the first gym and that the damn thing doesn't do you any favors for several gyms after that. I remember being mind-blown as a kid that it learns razor leaf so early though, compared to the bulbasaur family.

Chikorita has almost no positive matchups in major fights in the first half of the game. Doesn't have too many in the Kanto portion either.

Conversely to Totodile it is probably the worst in-game starter in history.
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(09-22-2017, 07:38 AM)
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Originally Posted by WrenchNinja

Aww yeah let's go Johto boys and girls

Amen

Typhlosion <3
Yazzees
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(09-22-2017, 07:38 AM)
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Originally Posted by Sigismundo

Chikorita has almost no positive matchups in major fights in the first half of the game. Doesn't have too many in the Kanto portion either.

It's okay because the entire second half of Johto you are still encountering trainers with pokemon leveled in the late 20s.
Beren the Empty-Handed
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(09-22-2017, 07:39 AM)
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Totodile/Feraligatr is the worst of the starters in that gen.

Sorry, OP.
Forkball
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(09-22-2017, 07:44 AM)
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Originally Posted by WhiteRabbitEXE

What’s this about “revelations” in regards to Crystal?

I'm not exactly sure, but people found some data in the eShop suggesting there is a placeholder for Crystal. It would be awful if they release GS and then Crystal though since I would certainly pick up Crystal instead.

It's a little hard to get excited since GS is ironically the worst versions when compared to Crystal and HGSS. Thinking about my team though:

Meganium (never picked Chikorita in any of my playthroughs)
Crobat (never used in main game)
Red Gyarados (always boxed him)
Umbreon/Espeon (whichever comes first)

Skarmory comes so late, and I always use Ampharos so...
Hoagmaster
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I recall blazing through much of Johto with just Typhlosion in Silver. I'll recreate that, but probably add Ampharos, some other one, and then an HM slave to boot.
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(09-22-2017, 07:47 AM)
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Originally Posted by Yazzees

Chikorita runs are such a damn slog for the first few gyms.

*picks chikorita anyway*

You know what's up
Farsi
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(09-22-2017, 07:48 AM)
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Originally Posted by WrenchNinja

Aww yeah let's go Johto boys and girls

My man.
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(09-22-2017, 07:50 AM)
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Originally Posted by Seiniyta

One thing I always adored about Gold/Silver/Crystal is the nighttime colour palette and how the windows lit up giving the game a very warm and inviting feeling.

I was like super dissapointed as a kid when Ruby & Sapphire came out and there was no more visible nighttime.

Originally Posted by Saucestin_Roast

Silver is the best clearly.

Man... Gen 2 might be my favorite now that I think about it. I love John's atmosphere so much. The music is spectacular also.

Both of these. Gen 2 was always my favorite, and a big part of that was always the atmosphere. The music, the color palettes (nighttime was soooo good), the look of the towns. All awesome.

I was always disappointed by the nighttime color palettes in later games. Not dark enough.
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Originally Posted by Sigismundo

Chikorita has almost no positive matchups in major fights in the first half of the game. Doesn't have too many in the Kanto portion either.

Conversely to Totodile it is probably the worst in-game starter in history.

Bayleef gets poisonpowder early which helps greatly in the most important early game fight (Miltank). Considering there isn't much else threatening until the 8th gym, that makes up for it's poor performance in the first 2 gyms IMO.

Meganium's real problem is how hard it falls off in the late game, especially without access to Toxic until Kanto. In fights that actually matter like Clair, Karen, and Lance it's pretty useless outside of paralyzing things with Body Slam and occasionally stalling/tanking with synthesis.
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(09-22-2017, 07:58 AM)
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Originally Posted by Forkball

Crobat (never used in main game)

Crobat doesn't learn Sludge Bomb in Gen 2. Just a heads up.

Originally Posted by Crayolan

Bayleef gets poisonpowder early which helps greatly in the most important early game fight (Miltank). Considering there isn't much else threatening until the 8th gym, that makes up for it's poor performance in the first 2 gyms IMO.

Meganium's real problem is how hard it falls off in the late game, especially without access to Toxic until Kanto. In fights that actually matter like Clair, Karen, and Lance it's pretty useless outside of paralyzing things with Body Slam and occasionally stalling/tanking with synthesis.

I feel like it has poor performance in most gyms after, though. The only matchups I can think of that Bayleef/Meganium does ok are vs Whitney's Miltank, Chuck's Poliwrath and Clair's Kingdra and that's on the basis of being very tanky and poisoning them to death (and Razor Leaf vs Poli).
Last edited by Sigismundo; 09-22-2017 at 08:04 AM.
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So, according to the weekly eShop press release, there is a Gold/Silver 3DS theme supposed to be available as MyNintendo reward (in Europe a least). I can't find it, though. Is the update not live, yet or is the site not working properly for me?
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(09-22-2017, 08:06 AM)
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Originally Posted by scamander

So, according to the weekly eShop press release, there is a Gold/Silver 3DS theme supposed to be available as MyNintendo reward (in Europe a least). I can't find it, though. Is the update not live, yet or is the site not working properly for me?

https://my.nintendo.com/rewards/df9dcc3fee2399b2
ramparter
(09-22-2017, 08:09 AM)
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Yeah man after Pokemon Yellow playing Crystal was a legit upgrade, probably the biggest the series has seen. Details like the xp bar were really cool. Loved also the remakes, dont know if I can play the original now.
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(09-22-2017, 08:10 AM)
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So, when does this unlock?

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