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Pokémon Crystal Version is the third as well as last Generation II core collection game for Video game Kid Shade. It was launched as a solitary version to Pokémon Silver and gold, which were launched one year before. It was launched in Japan on December 14, 2000, in North America on July 29, 2001, and also in Europe on November 2, 2001.

It included numerous fixes as well as some new enhancements, most significantly the introduction of the option to play as a lady. It occurs approximately Johto like Gold and Silver, with access to Kanto given later on in the game, with the player's beginning community being New Bark Community.

The Japanese version had much more brand-new functions, all related to a mobile phone-related connecting modern technology useful via the Pokémon Mobile System GB when attaching a Mobile Game Kid Adapter to a Video Game Boy Shade or Game Boy Advance (original or SP).

The game was launched on the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console on January 26, 2018. You can go to our site and  download this game. 


The gamer is called to Teacher Elm's lab to run a task. He gives the gamer with among three Pokémon: Chikorita, Cyndaquil, or Totodile to help them reach Mr. Pokémon's residence. The player fulfills Kanto's own Teacher Oak throughout the task for Elm. Oak, persuaded that the gamer has actually started their own Pokémon trip, gives them a Pokédex. Heading back, the gamer is struck by a spiteful as well as strange Pokémon Trainer. Upon the player's return to New Bark Community, they are educated that somebody has actually broken into Professor Elm's laboratory and also has actually swiped a Pokémon, the exact same Pokémon that the Fitness instructor from earlier coped (the Pokémon that the gamer's starter is weak against); a lot more so, that very same Trainer fits the summary of the Pokémon burglar. This Trainer will certainly come to be the player's opponent for the training course of the video game, having numerous conflicts with the player as to what it means to be the globe's biggest Pokémon Fitness instructor.

Team Rocket has returned with a new mindset, given that the loss of their leader Giovanni, and once again tries to take control of the world, beginning with the Johto region. They begin with minor points (such as cutting off the tails of Slowpoke to offer as food for a high price) before ending up being more devious, such as a strategy to utilize radio frequencies to artificially cause development in some Pokémon at the Lake of Craze near Mahogany community. When the player defeats or catches the Red Gyarados rampaging in the lake, Lance will certainly show up and also praise the player for their fighting and also demands that the player aid him find the resource of the radio signals. When the gamer go back to Mahogany community and enters the Keepsake Store, they will find Lance as well as his Dragonite intimidating the man in the shop. A secret door will certainly open to the Rocket base, which was disclosed by a Rocket Grunt to be an old ninja hideout. After the gamer beats the Rocket Executive discovered in the hideout, Lance asks the gamer to help him knock senseless the Electrode powering the equipment generating the radio waves.

After completing this task, Lance many thanks the player and provides the HM Whirlpool. After the player beats Pryce – the leader of Mahogany Health club – Teacher Elm will call the gamer and tell them concerning unusual programs from the Radio Tower in Goldenrod City. When the gamer gets to Goldenrod City, it is disclosed that Group Rocket has actually taken over the Radio Tower, their intent being to try to contact their missing leader, Giovanni, and also persuade him to return to Group Rocket. Also, the Director of the Goldenrod terminal has actually been abducted and also replaced by an impostor. After the gamer beats the impostor, he will tell them the place of the real Supervisor. When the gamer frees the genuine Director, he will certainly give the gamer the Card Key, which opens the door on 3F of the Radio Tower and results in the Rocket Executive presently accountable of the group. The gamer beats the executive as well as Team Rocket officially dissolves momentarily time. The Supervisor rewards the gamer with a Clear Bell.

Throughout the journey, the player will additionally come across Suicune, a Legendary Pokémon that passes through Johto after the gamer stirs up the 3 Epic monsters from their rest at the Burned Tower. Unlike Raikou and also Entei, Suicune notices the gamer; in a similar way, Eusine shows interest in Suicune, having sought it for 10 years as well as ultimately catching a glimpse of it thanks to the gamer. As Eusine challenges the player to a fight near Cianwood City, it becomes clear that Eusine intends to earn Suicune's respect to ensure that he can figure out what it is that it looks after. Nevertheless, it is when the gamer is delegated with the Clear Bell that the Wise Trio permit them to go into the Tin Tower, where Suicune has gotten here to place them to the test. Later in the story, after the player has actually proven their capacity to touch the hearts of Pokémon by capturing all 3 of the Famous monsters, Ho-Oh returns to the Tin Tower after 150 years of screening humans from afar.

As in all previous games, the major objective of the gamer is to defeat all the Health club Leaders of Johto, win all eight Badges, as well as tackle the Elite Four as well as the existing Pokémon League Champ. Later, the gamer will certainly be able to take a trip to the region of Kanto as well as handle the Kanto Gym Leaders for their Badges. After winning all 8 Badges, Teacher Oak will certainly offer the player authorization to head to Mt. Silver and face the protagonist from Generation I, Red.


  • The latest in the Gold & Silver series!
  • Traveling back to the globe of Johto as the Gold & Silver collection continues with new attributes! Whether you're reading the fresh summaries in your Pokédex, making use of the unique kind feature to organize your Pokémon in new means, viewing the brand new fight computer animations, or finding another means to catch Suicune, you'll need every one of your Poké-skills to understand Pokémon Crystal on your Video Game Child Color!
  • Open the mysteries of the Unown! Brand new puzzles as well as benefits await you in the Ruins of Alph!
  • Hammer out the Fight Tower, a difficult event including Johto's best trainers!
  • For the first time, play as a male or female fitness instructor!
  • Trade with Gold, Silver, Red, Blue, and Yellow variations to capture 'em all!
  • Compatible with Pokémon Stadium 2 for the Nintendo 64!


Modifications from Pokémon Gold and Silver

Visual adjustments

  • A female player character, Kris, is presented, marking the first time gamers can select the gender of their character. The choice is totally visual and also does not affect gameplay or the tale.
  • The gamer sprite for Kris is blue instead of red, this likewise applies to the Surfing sprite. Pokémon sprites on the party screen, along with the sprite that shows up when Fly is made use of, remain red for both Kris as well as Ethan.
  • To suit for this feature, some lines of discussion that described the gamer's gender have actually been rewritten to be gender-neutral. As an example, Blue calls the player character "Johto Champ" rather than "Johto boy".
  • When going into a location, its name is presented on-screen. This feature is carried forward in all succeeding games.
  • Several places have actually had their graphics modified:
  • The Bellsprout statues in Sprout Tower are currently off-white as opposed to gold.
  • The Goldenrod Video Game Corner as well as Celadon Game Edge are both revamped with a various color scheme as well as a brand-new design for the one-armed bandit.
  • The Goldenrod Radio Tower has a discreetly different color pattern, and the 2nd flooring has actually been largely redesigned with the enhancement of Buena's studio and brand-new furniture.
  • The fish pond in National forest now has a water fountain in the facility, and also a drinking fountain is added alongside the benches in the south of the park.
  • The Shed Tower looks like a visibly burnt-out structure on the outside. The interior is now dark and also has a different format.
  • The outside of the Shine Lighthouse has changed, with a brand-new window layout on top making it more clearly resemble a lighthouse.
  • The Ice Path is upgraded with a bright blue ice-like look. Some of the puzzles within have additionally been modified.
  • Lance's space at the Indigo Plateau now has a draconic look, with the generic statuaries in the room being changed with Dratini statuaries.
  • The restaurants in Olivine City, Celadon City, and also Fuchsia City feature a brand-new style with a various color design.
  • In the Celadon Mansion, there is an Easter rally the ideal side of the staircase that leads up from the roof's entrance/exit. Engaging with this wall surface produces the message "There's graffiti on the wall … added a moustache!"
  • Pokémon sprites are currently computer animated.

Pokémon sprites have been updated:

  • Front sprites for each Pokémon currently play a brief animation upon getting in fight and also a longer one when the Pokémon's account is viewed. This function had not been carried forward once again till Pokémon Emerald green.
  • While the majority of the Pokémon maintain their sprites from either Gold or Silver, specific Pokémon, such as Houndoom as well as Croconaw, were provided new ones. This consists of some Pokémon who had the same sprites in both Silver and gold, like Sneasel and also Suicune.
  • The W Unown was redesigned, as well as its new design is made use of in all subsequent games.
  • A few Pokémon, such as Spinarak, Magnemite and Sneasel, were recolored to much more very closely match their main art work.
  • Numerous of the Pokémon that were redrawn have different back sprites.
  • Particular Fitness instructors have different discussion to Gold and Silver.
  • Raikou, Entei, and Suicune have their very own unique fight motif when the player experiences them in the wild, making Crystal the initial game to sporting activity unique Fabulous Pokémon battle music.
  • The user interface utilized during Video game Link Cord professions was upgraded. Silver and gold used a simple black on white trading user interface that corresponded the one utilized in the Generation I games, mainly to maintain compatibility with older Game Boy systems. In Crystal, the food selections were revamped with full shade on a black history, a style which far better suits the abilities of the Game Kid Shade.

Area changes

  • Turf is currently existing on the eastern side of Course 36, west of Violet City. In this lawn, Growlithe can be caught, permitting gamers to acquire a Fire-type Pokémon much earlier than in various other versions (thinking they did not choose Cyndaquil), as well as making a huge difference in the schedule of Fire-types for areas like the Azalea Gym and also the Sprout Tower, where Fire-types are super efficient.
  • Just like in the Japanese Pokémon Blue and all releases of Pokémon Yellow, modifications are made to available wild Pokémon:
  • A number of Pokémon that were exclusive to either Silver or gold, like Gligar and Skarmory, can be found in Crystal. But particular types that were offered in both variations, like the Mareep household, are not available in Crystal.
  • Sneasel appears in the Ice Course, whereas in Silver and gold it can just be discovered in Mt. Silver.
  • Magmar can no longer be located in the Shed Tower, instead showing up solely in Mt. Silver.
  • A few of the wild Pokémon that show up in Kanto have been changed.
  • Mass episodes can now just accompany among 3 Pokémon as opposed to one of seven. Tauros, Marill as well as Snubbull are currently conveniently readily available in the wild, and the latter was relocated.
  • Some Pokémon that are readily available whatsoever times of the day in Silver and gold, like Smeargle or Tauros, are currently simply diurnal or nighttime.
  • Some fitness instructor positionings in the overworld have been readjusted.
  • A number of new Fitness instructors have been included, some of which can just be battled when particular problems are met. As an example, Pokéfan Jaime on Path 39 can just be battled in the evening. A few of these new fitness instructors will not lock eyes with the gamer, as well as when spoken with won't play the "encounter" songs prior to taking part in fight.
  • The Goldenrod Department Store includes a brand-new rooftop area. Sales are occasionally held right here, which the gamer is informed concerning if Camper Todd's number is signed up in the Pokégear.
  • The Blossom store in Goldenrod City has been relocated somewhat better from the major street and decorated with blossoms, making it stand out from the surrounding structures.
  • A Fight Tower, the very first in the series, is currently existing to the north of Course 40.
  • Cianwood City has actually been a little increased further northwards, with the addition of the Poké Seer's house as well as a small walk.
  • The design of Mt. Mortar is considerably different contrasted to Gold and Silver.
  • The Dragon's Den has received several modifications: the Dragon Shrine can be gone into, some Headbutt trees are included directly behind Temple, as well as the Den itself is currently populated with trainers.

Gameplay modifications

  • Ho-Oh and Lugia can just be caught after finishing the video game and getting to Kanto. They are both at degree 60.
  • Ho-Oh can be captured after Raikou, Entei, and also Suicune are all caught and Eusine is talked to in Celadon City.
  • Lugia can be caught after acquiring the Silver Fly Pewter City, like in Pokémon Gold.
  • Modifications have been made to the Damages of Alph. This consists of a lot more usual Unown, along with a new subplot– finishing sufficient challenges allows the player to read a secret message left by the Unown. It recommends that the Unown were left by the ancient people that constructed the Ruins of Alph, which the statues that line the inside were made by those individuals.
  • Trainers that call the player on the cellular phone now have distinct personalities (one discuss shopping, another regarding brushing and so on), and call for factors other than battling, such as offering the gamer things, or educating them of an unusual Pokémon appearing (Wade provides the player Berries, Alan provides a Fire Rock, and so on). In Silver and gold they all claim the same expression, with only the names of the Pokémon they reference transforming.
  • A new radio program, Buena's Password, has actually been added. Gamers can listen out for a password on their Pokégear radio and also inform Buena the password to get factors, which can be invested to retrieve rewards.
  • The function to reset the clock in non-Japanese and also non-Korean variations of Gold and Silver remains, although it is currently more difficult to gain access to.
  • On the title screen, the player should first hold the ↓, SELECT, and also B buttons.
  • While holding SELECT, they must release ↓ and also B.
  • Still holding SELECT, they must now hold ← as well as ↑.
  • Finally, the gamer needs to launch SELECT.
  • Kurt can currently make numerous Spheres from same tinted Apricorns all at once.
  • The Odd Egg can be acquired from the Day-Care Man after talking with him for the first time.
  • 15 Pokémon have actually transformed level-up movesets; nonetheless, all other than Suicune just have a single change.
  • Some pests with the battle mechanics were taken care of; nonetheless, the game carries out a check when it discovers a Link fight to make use of the older as well as buggy auto mechanics in order to keep compatibility with Pokémon Gold and Silver. This happens also in between linked gamers of Pokémon Crystal games.
  • Also, the video game additionally performs a check that partly transforms Kris right into Ethan at the Cord Club as well as Time Capsule spaces, even if all the gamers using the Cable Club rooms are particularly playing Pokémon Crystal.
  • A Pokémon's friendship can be enhanced better by training in the very same area where the Pokémon has actually been caught or hatched out.

Story adjustments

  • The gamer needs to initially satisfy the floral designer's assistant on Path 36, who after that heads back to inform her boss concerning the weird tree blocking the course, prior to the SquirtBottle can be obtained.
  • Suicune, as opposed to being a side Legendary Pokémon, has a noticeable role in the video game's story. Awakening the Legendary Beasts is currently a requirement for challenging Morty. Hereafter, the player will frequently locate Suicune in different areas throughout Johto. After obtaining a Clear Bell (where in Gold and Silver, the Rainbow or Silver Wing would be obtained instead), the gamer will have a possibility to battle and catch it in the Tin Tower, and it will certainly not escape.
  • A brand-new personality, Eusine, is included in the game. He is looking for Suicune as well, and will fight the player in Cianwood City to gain its regard.
  • The chain of events to get the Climbing Badge is modified. Whereas in Gold and Silver it includes a journey to the Dragon's Den to obtain the Dragon Fang, it currently involves getting in the Dragon Shrine within the Den. There, Clair's grandfather and also leader of the dragon-user clan quizzes the gamer on their design of battling. Clair shows up as well as still rejects to turn over her Badge after the player passes. In feedback, her grandfather intimidates to tell her cousin, Lance, of whom Clair is horrified. If all the concerns are responded to properly, the player will obtain a Dratini that recognizes ExtremeSpeed upon returning as well as speaking to Clair's grandpa.

Localization modifications

  • The localized launches of Crystal, while enhancing the technicians of Pokémon Silver and gold, did not reprise a number of newer features that the Japanese variation had received:
  • In the Japanese variation, Celebi might be captured at Ilex Woodland after completing a short side-mission. A special event requiring the Pokémon Mobile System GB allowed gamers to get the GS Round. This product, offered by a registered nurse at the Pokémon Interaction Center in Goldenrod City, may be required to Kurt in Azalea Community to investigate. After a day passes, Kurt returns the GS Sphere to the gamer and asks them to check the troubled Ilex Forest. Taking the GS Sphere to the temple at Ilex Woodland summons a degree 30 Celebi to battle. Despite the fact that the GS Ball was not available overseas without dishonesty or hacking, the event was equated and adapted to the normal Pokémon Center in Goldenrod City of the Western launches of Crystal, indicating that it was meant for the localizations to consist of the event, however was later on scrapped.
  • Goldenrod City's Pokémon Center was changed by a much bigger structure, the previously mentioned Pokémon Communication Facility. The localizations returned it to the Pokémon Facility of Pokémon Gold and Silver while altering a few of the NPCs to match those in the Pokémon Interaction Center.
  • Players can connect to trade or fight via the use of the Mobile Video Game Boy Adapter and the previously discussed Pokémon Mobile System GB.
  • Gamers might leave a Pokémon as well as a request for the Pokémon species that it be traded for at the Pokémon Communication Center's Profession Corner. A player can additionally check out Pokémon up for profession from other players, and also trade with them. This is similar to the existing Global Trade System of the Generation IV and also later video games.
  • The Pokémon Information Device at the Pokémon Interaction Facility upgraded over the Pokémon Mobile System GB. Pokémon News was assembled from the conserved game data of players throughout Japan, permitting gamers to review various other gamers' journeys.
  • The Day-Care Man at the Pokémon Daycare on Route 34 provided an Egg Ticket which, when taken to the Profession Edge at the Pokémon Communication Facility, could be traded for an Odd Egg which hatched out into an infant Pokémon that knows Dizzy Punch as well as has a 50% opportunity of being Shiny. In the localizations, the Day-Care Male instead gives away the Odd Egg himself and it just has a 14% possibility of being Shiny.
  • The Battle Tower does not link to the Pokémon Mobile System GB in the localization versions as well as is open in any way times.

Battery life

Cartridges of the Generation II video games usually lose the ability to conserve in a much shorter amount of time than duplicates of other Pokémon video games as a result of the battery preserving both the conserved game and also real-time clock information, triggering it to drain pipes quicker. A sign of a battery running dry is the game's inability to keep track of the moment correctly and also the mistake message TIME NOT SET might also show up on the title display.

The cartridge memory is powered by a CR2025 or a CR2032 battery. Considering that it powers the memory containing the save documents, the battery running out or disrupting the power by getting rid of the battery will cause any current save file to be removed and body clock to be reset. External source of power as well as 3rd party devices have been made use of to maintain or backup and bring back the save documents to as well as from an external memory or a desktop computer.

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