History VideoGame / PokemonGoldandSilver

21st Feb '18 9:30:46 AM dmeagher13
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* {{Bowdlerise}}: The sprite for the Sage class, who are clearly based on Buddhist monks, was edited outside of Japan and Korea so that the Sages' arms were crossed instead of having their hands placed together in prayer, as per Nintendo's [[BanOnPolitics Ban On Religion]] that existed at the time. The remakes left the sprites intact in all countries but Korea, curiously.
13th Feb '18 6:02:37 PM MayIncon
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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/Gust 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/Gust Thunder/Gust/Twister respectively. They also take double damage while under those aforementioned phases.
13th Feb '18 5:04:00 PM MayIncon
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* MeaningfulName: A Male Swimmer on Route 19 is named Tucker, who is panting heavily, clearly exhausted. Or in other words, tuckered out.



* MissingSecret:
** Some Pokémon have Egg Moves listed for them that are impossible to obtain, whether because they don't have genders and cannot breed with anything other than Ditto (like Staryu) or because no eligible breeding partners can legitimately get those moves (Bulbasaur, Oddish, and Snorlax get Charm but nothing they can breed with learns it).
** The game considers the Pokédex as complete even if the slot 151, which is almost in the middle of the Old Pokédex, doesn't even have the "Seen" entry. The slot is obviously reserved for the event-exclusive Mew, which (in theory) can't be obtained without outside help (the same can be said for Celebi, which is the number 251, but it is much less glaring in Celebi's case, because if its slot doesn't have an entry, the Pokédex simply won't scroll past the slot 250) .



* MyNameIsQuestionMarks: This is how the rival first introduces himself. Of course the player is supposed to name the rival themselves but many a young kid actually still picked "???" as the real name.
* MythologyGag: Swimmer Suzie on Route 40 asks "Wasn't there a hit song about a boy riding a Lapras?", possibly referring to the sixth ending theme song of the Japanese Pokémon anime "Riding on Lapras".



* MeaningfulName: A Male Swimmer on Route 19 is named Tucker, who is panting heavily, clearly exhausted. Or in other words, tuckered out.
* MissingSecret:
** Some Pokémon have Egg Moves listed for them that are impossible to obtain, whether because they don't have genders and cannot breed with anything other than Ditto (like Staryu) or because no eligible breeding partners can legitimately get those moves (Bulbasaur, Oddish, and Snorlax get Charm but nothing they can breed with learns it).
** The game considers the Pokédex as complete even if the slot 151, which is almost in the middle of the Old Pokédex, doesn't even have the "Seen" entry. The slot is obviously reserved for the event-exclusive Mew, which (in theory) can't be obtained without outside help (the same can be said for Celebi, which is the number 251, but it is much less glaring in Celebi's case, because if its slot doesn't have an entry, the Pokédex simply won't scroll past the slot 250) .
* MyNameIsQuestionMarks: This is how the rival first introduces himself. Of course the player is supposed to name the rival themselves but many a young kid actually still picked "???" as the real name.
8th Feb '18 7:38:49 AM PDL
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** Surrounding Ecruteak City are routes containing a number of powerful Normal types (Stantler, Tauros, Miltank), all of whom are immune to Morty's Ghost attacks. Miltank gets bonus points in the remakes for possibly having Scrappy, to allow it to hit those Ghosts back with its powerful STAB Normal type attacks.

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** Surrounding Ecruteak City are routes containing a number of powerful Normal types (Stantler, Tauros, Miltank), all of whom are immune to Morty's Ghost attacks. Miltank gets bonus points If you traveled a little further to Mahogany Town and Route 43 in the remakes for possibly having Scrappy, ''Gold and Silver'' you can obtain a Girafarig that's not only immune to allow it to hit those Ghosts back with its powerful STAB Normal type attacks.Ghost moves but knows Confusion (which is effective against Gastly, Haunter and Gengar).
2nd Feb '18 10:10:29 AM rmctagg09
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** Surrounding Ekruteak City are routes containing a number of powerful Normal types (Stantler, Tauros, Miltank), all of whom are immune to Morty's Ghost attacks. Miltank gets bonus points in the remakes for possibly having Scrappy, to allow it to hit those Ghosts back with its powerful STAB Normal type attacks.

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** Surrounding Ekruteak Ecruteak City are routes containing a number of powerful Normal types (Stantler, Tauros, Miltank), all of whom are immune to Morty's Ghost attacks. Miltank gets bonus points in the remakes for possibly having Scrappy, to allow it to hit those Ghosts back with its powerful STAB Normal type attacks.



*** In ''Crystal'', Suicune also becomes available immediately before the Blackthorn City Gym. Though a pure Water type, he comes pre-packaged with Aurora Beam, and can also learn the aforementioned Icy Wind, while having the high stats typical of a legendary to better suit him for combating Clair's powerful Pokemon.

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*** In ''Crystal'', Suicune also becomes available immediately before the Blackthorn City Gym. Though a pure Water type, he it comes pre-packaged with Aurora Beam, and can also learn the aforementioned Icy Wind, while having the high stats typical of a legendary to better suit him it for combating Clair's powerful Pokemon.
2nd Feb '18 6:08:39 AM sjm85345
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*** In ''Crystal'', one can also get Growlithe shortly prior, being one of many early-route additions made for the game.


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** Surrounding Ekruteak City are routes containing a number of powerful Normal types (Stantler, Tauros, Miltank), all of whom are immune to Morty's Ghost attacks. Miltank gets bonus points in the remakes for possibly having Scrappy, to allow it to hit those Ghosts back with its powerful STAB Normal type attacks.


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*** In ''Crystal'', Suicune also becomes available immediately before the Blackthorn City Gym. Though a pure Water type, he comes pre-packaged with Aurora Beam, and can also learn the aforementioned Icy Wind, while having the high stats typical of a legendary to better suit him for combating Clair's powerful Pokemon.
31st Jan '18 4:20:28 PM MayIncon
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* UnfortunateNames: A trainer you can battle in The Burned Tower is named Firebreather Dick. Unsurprisingly, his name was changed to Richard in the remakes. It's still a bit ironic, considering that the name Dick is a slang name for people named Richard.

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A trainer you can battle in The Burned Tower is named Firebreather Dick. Unsurprisingly, his name was changed to Richard in the remakes. It's still a bit ironic, considering that the name Dick is a slang name for people named Richard.
** The Japanese name for Fast Ball is ''Speed Ball'', which is a name for [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speedball_(drug) a mixture of cocaine with heroin or morphine]].
31st Jan '18 4:10:16 PM MayIncon
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* LostInTranslation:
** Want to know why Azurill is referred to as a "Polka Dot Pokémon" despite its design not featuring any Polka-dots? In Japanese, Polka Dots are known as a "Mizutama" or "Water Ball", which is a more apt descriptor for Azurill.
** Wobbuffet's Japanese name is a pun for the phrase "That's the way it is". Naturally, this cuts down a lot of its humour value in the English dub of the anime. Translators did not make the same mistake with Wynaut.

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* LostInTranslation:
** Want to know why Azurill is referred to as a "Polka Dot Pokémon" despite its design not featuring any Polka-dots? In Japanese, Polka Dots are known as a "Mizutama" or "Water Ball", which is a more apt descriptor for Azurill.
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LostInTranslation: Wobbuffet's Japanese name is a pun for the phrase "That's the way it is". Naturally, this cuts down a lot of its humour value in the English dub of the anime. Translators did not make the same mistake with Wynaut.
29th Jan '18 6:16:00 PM HeatEdgeSword
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* LostInTranslation:
** Want to know why Azurill is referred to as a "Polka Dot Pokémon" despite its design not featuring any Polka-dots? In Japanese, Polka Dots are known as a "Mizutama" or "Water Ball", which is a more apt descriptor for Azurill.
** Wobbuffet's Japanese name is a pun for the phrase "That's the way it is". Naturally, this cuts down a lot of its humour value in the English dub of the anime. Translators did not make the same mistake with Wynaut.
27th Jan '18 4:18:10 AM GastonRabbit
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On June 6, 2017, it was announced the ''Gold'' and ''Silver'' versions would be re-released for the 3DS UsefulNotes/VirtualConsole via Nintendo eShop, adding the same features as the Virtual Console releases of their predecessors, including compatibility with Pokémon Bank and Poké Transporter and wireless battling and trading, as well as retaining the original Generation II games' ability to use infrared communication for Mystery Gift. ''Crystal'' was later announced to get the same treatment on December 14, 2017, with it releasing on January 25, 2018. This version of ''Crystal'' had the additional bonus of having the Mythical Pokemon Celebi available without the need for events.

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On June 6, 2017, it was announced the ''Gold'' and ''Silver'' versions would be re-released for the 3DS UsefulNotes/VirtualConsole via Nintendo eShop, adding the same features as the Virtual Console releases of their predecessors, including compatibility with Pokémon Bank and Poké Transporter and wireless battling and trading, as well as retaining the original Generation II games' ability to use infrared communication for Mystery Gift. ''Crystal'' was later announced to get the same treatment on December 14, 2017, with it releasing on January 25, 26, 2018. This version of ''Crystal'' had the additional bonus of having the Mythical Pokemon Celebi available without the need for events.
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