History VideoGame / PokemonGoldAndSilver

23rd May '17 12:17:24 PM MayIncon
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* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Starting from this game, bonuses and penalties induced by Natures shows colored text on relevant stats. For example, an Adamant Nature ([=+Attack, -Special Attack=]) will highlight Attack in red and Special Attack in blue.
4th May '17 12:48:43 PM bowserbros
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The year is 1996. A new IP from Creator/{{Nintendo}} and Creator/GameFreak called ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Pocket Monsters Red & Green]]'' is released in Japan to immense critical and commercial acclaim, becoming an international sensation after its release in the West as ''Pokémon Red & Blue''. Recognizing the commercial potential a success like this brought, the developers decide to create a sequel for the UsefulNotes/GameBoyColor. Aided by the late Creator/SatoruIwata (who would later become Nintendo's president), Game Freak moves the series into the "second generation," unveiling a new region filled with more {{Mon}}s, threats, and challenges to await players.

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The year is 1996. A new IP from Creator/{{Nintendo}} and Creator/GameFreak called ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Pocket Monsters Red & Green]]'' is released in Japan to immense critical and commercial acclaim, becoming an international sensation after its release in the West as ''Pokémon Red & Blue''. Recognizing the commercial potential a success like this brought, the developers decide to create a sequel; like its predecessor, this sequel was developed for the UsefulNotes/GameBoyColor.UsefulNotes/GameBoy. ''Unlike'' its predecessor, however, it experienced some ScheduleSlip that motivated the developers to shift the project to the UsefulNotes/GameBoyColor, for which it was eventually released. Aided by the late Creator/SatoruIwata (who would later become Nintendo's president), Game Freak moves the series into the "second generation," unveiling a new region filled with more {{Mon}}s, threats, and challenges to await players.
1st May '17 9:10:15 AM Emreld3000
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** Many additions have to made to balance out the Psychic-type. The new Steel- and Dark-types have a resistance and immunity to it, respectively, stronger Ghost and Bug attacks have been introduced and accessible to more Mons thanks to having [=TMs=], and the aforementioned split of the Special stat makes dealing with them easier on the Special side.

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** Many additions have to made to balance out the Psychic-type. The new Steel- and Dark-types have a resistance and immunity to it, respectively, stronger Ghost and Bug attacks have been introduced and accessible to more Mons thanks to having [=TMs=], and the aforementioned split of the Special stat makes dealing with them easier on the Special side. At the same time, these two new types are weak to the formerly-lackluster Fighting-type, and one of them is weak to the previously-paltry Bug-type.
28th Apr '17 12:53:19 PM SpinAttaxx
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** Among the various things the player's mom can randomly buy is a Choice Scarf; something that is often unobtainable without slogging through [[BrutalBonusLevel the Battle Frontier or local variant]] (itself locked off until the Elite Four's defeat). Although [[RandomNumberGod you have to hope you get lucky in getting it]], Pokémon holding it may be locked into using one move, but almost ''nothing'' will outspeed them, even a Gym Leader or Elite Four's LightningBruiser.
24th Apr '17 11:39:40 AM rmctagg09
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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Starting from this generation, Pokémon under invulnerability phase thanks to Dig and Fly cannot avoid getting hit by Earthquake/Magnitude and Thunder respectively. They also take double damage while under those aforementioned phases.

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Starting from this generation, Pokémon under the invulnerability phase thanks to Dig and Fly cannot avoid getting hit by Earthquake/Magnitude and Thunder respectively. They also take double damage while under those aforementioned phases.
23rd Apr '17 10:59:08 PM MayIncon
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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Starting from this generation, Pokémon under invulnerability phase thanks to Dig and Fly cannot avoid getting hit by Earthquake/Magnitude and Thunder respectively. They also take double damage while under those aforementioned phases.



* InterfaceSpoiler: The souvenir shop in Mahogany Town (which is actually a front for the Team Rocket HQ) already has enough cues to indicate something is wrong about it; the biggest giveaway, however, is the unusual music that plays within the store.



* LethalLavaLand: Claire's Gym in Blackthorn is filled with lava pools. You can't fall in, but the Gym's puzzle requires that you move boulders into the lava to create makeshift bridges.

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* LethalLavaLand: Claire's Clair's Gym in Blackthorn is filled with lava pools. You can't fall in, but the Gym's puzzle requires that you move boulders into the lava to create makeshift bridges.


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* MusicalSpoiler: The souvenir shop in Mahogany Town (which is actually a front for the Team Rocket HQ) already has enough cues to indicate something is wrong about it; the biggest giveaway, however, is the unusual music that plays within the store.
21st Apr '17 7:42:36 PM Karxrida
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* AnimationBump: Despite most Pokémon sprites suffering from color limitations (see OffModel below) , Parasect's sprite actually looks almost three-dimensional (helped by good use of dithered gradients and by Parasect's body being more or less of one color in the first place) .

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* AnimationBump: Despite most Pokémon sprites suffering from color limitations (see OffModel below) , limitations, Parasect's sprite actually looks almost three-dimensional (helped by good use of dithered gradients and by Parasect's body being more or less of one color in the first place) .



* BossOnlyLevel: For a given definition of "level", the Olivine, Viridian and Cinnabar Gyms still only have their respective Leader to fight. Both the Olivine and Cinnabar gyms justify it in some way:
** The Olivine Gym's lack of trainers is made up for with the Glitter Lighthouse, which is a prerequisite for being able to fight Jasmine. In the remakes, the trainers who moved back in with her just encourage you along, since they already fought you in the lighthouse.
** The Cinnabar Gym was relocated to the Seafoam Islands following Cinnabar Island's destruction, leaving Blaine as the only trainer to fight. This is changed in the remakes, in which he had time to rearrange a proper gym with trainers and a flame design.
** Also in the remakes, the Viridian Gym makes up for its lack of trainers with its puzzles and adding Ace Trainers in it, and the fact that you need all other Kanto badges to reach it, as in ''Red and Blue''.

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* BossOnlyLevel: For a given definition of "level", the The Olivine, Cinnabar, and Viridian and Cinnabar Gyms still have no puzzles or {{mook|s}} trainers, only have their respective Leader to fight. Both the Olivine and Cinnabar gyms justify it in some way:
** The Olivine Gym's lack of trainers is made up for with the Glitter Lighthouse, which is a prerequisite for being able to fight Jasmine. In the remakes, the trainers who moved back in with her just encourage you along, since they already fought you in the lighthouse.
** The Cinnabar Gym was relocated to the Seafoam Islands following Cinnabar Island's destruction, leaving Blaine as the only trainer to fight. This is changed in the remakes, in which he had time to rearrange a proper gym with trainers and a flame design.
** Also in the remakes, the Viridian Gym makes up for its lack of trainers with its puzzles and adding Ace Trainers in it, and the fact that you need all other Kanto badges to reach it, as in ''Red and Blue''.
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12th Apr '17 10:13:06 AM Kindle4Light
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** The gender of a Pokémon is based on a randomized hidden value that modifies the Attack stat; higher values result in male Pokémon (unless the species is purely female) and thus they're physically stronger. This was in place to maintain compatibility with the [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue previous games]], in which all Pokémon save for the Nidoran families were genderless. How this affect the female zigzagged on species-to-species basis though, depending on whether they use a physical attack.

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** The gender of a Pokémon is based on a randomized hidden value that modifies the Attack stat; higher values result in male Pokémon (unless the species is purely female) and thus they're physically stronger. This was in place to maintain compatibility with the [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue previous games]], in which all Pokémon save for the Nidoran families were genderless. How this affect the female zigzagged on species-to-species basis though, depending on whether they can make use a of physical attack.attacks themselves.
10th Apr '17 1:16:39 PM lord_puppy
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* DoorToBefore: The duo of Route 45 and Route 46 acts as this for Johto as a whole, connecting Blackthorn City, the location of Johto's 8th and last gym, to Route 29, the game's very first route, located right outside New Bark, the player's hometown. The pair's practical contribution as a Door, however, is limited by the fact that you will almost certainly already have been using Fly for a while by the time you leave Blackthorn. It is also a one-way Door, given that Route 46 can only be traversed towards the South, since it's made up of many of the Pokémon world's infamous ledges.
2nd Apr '17 1:04:32 AM rmctagg09
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* ExposedToTheElements: Neither Ethan/Lyra or Red have any qualms about exploring an icy cave or climbing a snowy mountain with freezing temperatures, even with just shorts (Ethan/Lyra) or a t-shirt (Red).
** Undermined when talking to Pokemon or specific types as they will complain about the weather.

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* ExposedToTheElements: ExposedToTheElements:
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Neither Ethan/Lyra or Red have any qualms about exploring an icy cave or climbing a snowy mountain with freezing temperatures, even with just shorts (Ethan/Lyra) or a t-shirt (Red).
** Undermined when talking to Pokemon or Pokémon of specific types as they will complain about the weather.
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