History YMMV / PokemonGoldAndSilver

15th Jul '16 4:34:04 PM TheJayman49
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* EvenBetterSequel: When released, ''Gold and Silver'' were highly praised by gamers and critics alike for being an overall better game than the originals. They introduced a number of mechanics that would become staples to the franchise as a whole: breeding, holding items, Day/Night cycles, hour-based schedules, protagonists of both sexes[[note]]only in Crystal[[/note]], special Poké Balls, rematches with trainers previously fought, and friendship evolution.

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* EvenBetterSequel: When released, ''Gold and Silver'' were highly praised by gamers and critics alike for being an overall better game than the originals. They introduced a number of mechanics that would become staples to the franchise as a whole: breeding, holding items, Day/Night cycles, shiny Pokémon, hour-based schedules, protagonists of both sexes[[note]]only in Crystal[[/note]], special Poké Balls, rematches with trainers previously fought, and friendship evolution.
10th Jul '16 6:55:42 PM TheJayman49
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--> Remember my super-cool RATTATA? My RATTATA is different from regular RATTATA. [[MemeticMutation It's like my RATTATA is in the top percentage of RATTATA]].

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--> Remember "Remember my super-cool RATTATA? My RATTATA is different from regular RATTATA. [[MemeticMutation It's like my RATTATA is in the top percentage of RATTATA]]."
10th Jul '16 6:53:08 PM TheJayman49
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%% Joey has also become an EnsembleDarkhorse for basically the same reason. In LetsPlay/TwitchPlaysPokemonCrystal, he was actually beloved by the mob of players to the point of them going on a lengthy detour to regain Joey's number after they accidentally deleted it.

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%% *** Joey has also become an EnsembleDarkhorse for basically the same reason. In LetsPlay/TwitchPlaysPokemonCrystal, he was actually beloved by the mob of players to the point of them going on a lengthy detour to regain Joey's number after they accidentally deleted it.
8th Jul '16 11:03:44 PM shonengirl
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** The change in gender determination listed under GameFavoredGender (based on behavior, not physical strength) reflects growing understanding of the differences between sex (biologically based) and gender (social expectations of behavior tied to either sex). It also reflects how for some species, the females would be larger and physically stronger on average, such as Ariados. It's simpler to standardize sex determination as independent from the Attack stat than to have a different formula for each species.

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** The change in gender determination listed under GameFavoredGender (based on behavior, not physical strength) reflects growing understanding of the differences between sex (biologically based) and gender (social expectations of behavior tied to either sex). It also reflects how for some species, the females would be larger and physically stronger on average, such as Ariados. It's simpler to standardize sex determination as independent from the Attack stat than to have a different formula for each species.
27th May '16 7:18:22 AM PDL
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* MemeticLoser: Meganium has the dubious honor of being rated as the worst starter Pokémon in the franchise, both competitively and in-game. Even Yellow's Pikachu and Evolite Bayleef manages to outrank it.

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* MemeticLoser: Meganium has the dubious honor of being rated as the worst starter Pokémon in the franchise, both competitively and in-game. Even Yellow's Pikachu and Evolite Bayleef manages to outrank it.it. Of the Johto gyms, it's at a disadvantage five of them (Flying, Bug, Steel, Ice and Dragon) while having an advantage against a whooping ''zero''.
27th May '16 7:14:22 AM PDL
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* MemeticLoser: Meganium has the dubious honor of being rated as the worst starter Pokémon in the franchise, both competitively and in-game. Even Yellow's Pikachu manages to outrank it.

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* MemeticLoser: Meganium has the dubious honor of being rated as the worst starter Pokémon in the franchise, both competitively and in-game. Even Yellow's Pikachu and Evolite Bayleef manages to outrank it.
27th May '16 7:09:33 AM PDL
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* MemeticLoser: Meganium has the dubious honor of being rated as the worst starter Pokémon in the franchise, both competitively and in-game. Even Yellow's Pikachu manages to outrank it.
17th May '16 10:28:55 PM Metz77
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** Starting with these games, Nintendo dropped Nob Ogasawara, the translator they'd been using since Red and Blue, in favor of moving localization in-house. Given that Ogasawara had a small following online and the new translators didn't have his knack for natural-sounding dialogue, many fans were miffed by this choice.
18th Apr '16 9:01:31 PM Kindle4Light
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* UnfortunateImplications: In an effort to maintain backwards compatibility with ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'', these games determined a Pokémon's gender using part of the data structure that was already in place: Individual Values[[labelnote:*]]hidden numbers used to calculate the Pokémon's final stats for battles, randomly generated when the game first creates the Pokémon[[/labelnote]]. Unfortunately, Game Freak chose to implement this by choosing a cutoff value depending on the gender ratio of the species and declaring all Pokémon with an Attack IV above the cutoff to be male, leaving the rest to be female. This meant that female Pokémon always had less potential as physical attackers than males of the same species. Thankfully, ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'' introduced a different hidden number, the Personality Value, to determine gender, divorcing it from the Pokémon's stats.
18th Apr '16 7:22:53 AM SpinAttaxx
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** [[RuleOfThree Yet another disliked introduction]] are [[SocializationBonus trade evolutions]] that need a Pokémon to hold a specific item. Even with the introduction of the GTS in later games, getting these trade evos is ''nearly impossible'', because anyone offering the Pokémon in question either doesn't have the necessary item on them, or otherwise asks for a Legendary or ''the evolved form you're trying to get''. What's more, even if you specifically request that you recieve a Pokémon holding the item, it's more a ''suggestion'' in practice; one that no-one will follow, by the by, netting themselves a free Rhyperior and leaving you with a Rhydon and no Protector. Oh, and woe betide those who fail to get a hold-item trade evo when the item necessary to evolve them is either very hard to get, or is only availiable ''[[LostForever once per game]]''.
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