Pokémon: Gold/Silver/Crystal/HG/SS (1999)

Back & better than ever – with the best starters, new creature designs, and feature additions like shinies, day/night cycles, & buddies alongside phenomenal box legendaries, mythicals, rich Kansai/Tokai/Shikoku-inspired Japanese region, and the only game to shockingly include TWO regions for 2x the adventure (+ Post-Game) value, G/S/C/HG/SS are the Greatest Pokémon Games Of All-Time. 10/10.

Plot Synopsis: Pokémon Gold Version and Pokémon Silver Version are role-playing video games developed by Game Freak and published by Nintendo for the Game Boy and Game Boy Color. They are the first installments in the second generation of the Pokémon video game series.

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Most Memorable Moments: Ho-Oh and the Burned Tower story, Ilex Forest Shrine & Celebi, Suicune encounter, Whitney’s Miltank

My Top 6 Gen 2 Pokemon: Typhlosion, Feraligatr, Celebi, Ampharos, Lugia, Espeon

Pros: Absolutely INCREDIBLE new pokemon – best and most charismatic, rich inventive generation ever in terms of pokemon design, ability to choose to playbas a girl character introduced, new features like phone, better graphics, new soundtrack that isn’t same level as the original but near it and respectfully completely changes things up audibly with soundtracks that are still great and expressive to the mood of each town/battle, probably the 2nd best set of starters in pokemon history, after the originals as they’re just too classic but gen 2 starters still breathtaking perfect especially typhlosion who is one of my top 10 favorite pokemon of all-time and arguably my favorite and the most badass fire type ever, a sort of further sophistication/finesse noticeable right away feom the start that you didn’t feel in the originals as great as they were, Addition of SHINIES which forever changed pokemon and instantly became one of the favorite activities of the game for many hardcore fans like me shony hunting, great new animations bringing the sprites to life, expanded items pocket, addition of day and night and different fitting pokemon for each an awesome addition that adds spice and realism to the vortual pokemon world, egg hatching and breeding brought whole new things to pokmeon and made the series great changing everything, weekly events, new pokemon types, legacy being the games that took pokemon from a novel idea and potentially forgotten one-off to the $60-BILLION powerhouse company and worldwide icon they are today.. not an exaggeration to say that these games are what cemented pokemon’s and the countless of rip-offs and rpgs’ legacy and overcame crushing pressure to do so, graphics more realistic, colorful with non-monotones, and beautiful, team rocket back and even better – same great villain classic to pokemon back with an even more ominous scheme involving even hurting them now like cutting off slowpoketail that makes you want tl beat them even more badly – really like that they really cemented TR as the definitive pokemon villain while expanding and improving their reach/mission instead of coming up with a new villain team that would’ve likely been weak like pretty much every pokemon villain team has been except team magma/aqua which this game using rocket freed up time to really let them come up with a good villain for R/S/C.. you’re welcome guys,phenomenal new gym leaders who seem to match more with their style of pokemon than before like falkner with bird pokemon and busgy with bugs, absolutely INCREDIBLE legendaries!! Much better than Gen 1 imo with better typing and much more intricately designed. Celebi is one of my Top 5 favorite Pokemon of All. Time. and his story and legend in Ilex forest is just incredible. Suicine and Lugia two of my favorites too, ultra challenging levels and gyms like Whitney and her dreaded Miltank.. rollout :O,

Cons: –

Official CLC Score: 10/10