Pokémon: Gold & Silver Version

ポケットモンスター 金・銀

Pokémon: Gold & Silver Version
System Game Boy Color, Nintendo DS
Developer Game Freak
Genre RPG

A young boy from New Bark Town in the Johto region is setting out on his Pokémon adventure. He is asked to collect a strange egg by the local Pokémon expert, professor Elm, and gives him his very own Pokémon to take with him.

The Johto region is home to 100 new Pokémon, new gym leaders, and new Pokémon attacks. Pokémon can also hold items to assist them in or out of battle. There are also two new Pokémon Types: Steel and Dark.

You can battle and trade with other players using a GB Link Cable, trade with Pokémon Red, Green & Blue using the Time Capsule, or use the GBC infra-red function to earn items for your room.

Alternate Versions

Pokémon: Crystal Version

Pokémon: Crystal Version

Remake of Pokémon Gold & Silver exclusively for the Game Boy Color. Now you can choose between a boy or girl trainer at the start, and there is a new substory about the legendary Pokémon Suicune woven throughout the main game.

Pokémon battle sprites are now animated, and you can challenge Pokémon Trainers in the new Battle Building.

Pokémon: HeartGold & SoulSilver Version

Pokémon: HeartGold & SoulSilver Version

A full remake of Pokémon Gold & Silver for the Nintendo DS. The graphics and sound have been completely remade, now featuring 3D elements. You can choose to have any Pokémon from your team follow you on the overworld or transfer them to the Poké Walker accessory to train them while walking.

There are new regions to explore, and the game supports linking and trading with Pokémon Diamond & Pearl.

Release Information

Gold Version

Region Date Name System
Japan 21 Nov 1999 ポケットモンスター 金 Pocket Monster Kin Game Boy Color
US 15 Oct 2000 Pokémon: Gold Version Game Boy Color
Europe 06 Apr 2001 Pokémon: Gold Version Game Boy Color

Silver Version

Region Date Name System
Japan 21 Nov 1999 ポケットモンスター 銀 Pocket Monster Gin Game Boy Color
US 15 Oct 2000 Pokémon: Silver Version Game Boy Color
Europe 06 Apr 2001 Pokémon: Silver Version Game Boy Color

Crystal Version

Region Date Name System
Japan 14 Dec 2000 ポケットモンスター クリスタルバージョン Pocket Monster Crystal Version Game Boy Color
US 30 Jul 2001 Pokémon: Crystal Version Game Boy Color
Europe 02 Nov 2001 Pokémon: Crystal Version Game Boy Color

HeartGold Version (Nintendo DS)

Region Date Name System
Japan 12 Sep 2009 ポケットモンスター ハートゴールド Pocket Monster HeartGold Nintendo DS
US 14 Mar 2010 Pokémon: HeartGold Version Nintendo DS
Europe 26 Mar 2010 Pokémon: HeartGold Version Nintendo DS

SoulSilver Version (Nintendo DS)

Region Date Name System
Japan 12 Sep 2009 ポケットモンスター ソウルシルバー Pocket Monster SoulSilver Nintendo DS
US 14 Mar 2010 Pokémon: SoulSilver Version Nintendo DS
Europe 26 Mar 2010 Pokémon: SoulSilver Version Nintendo DS

Cameos

A Winner Is You!

The phrase "A Winner Is You!" was a piece of bad English that originally appeared in Pro Wrestling on the NES that later became an internet meme. The phrase appears twice in this game:


Want to be a winner is you?

Earl Dervish of the Pokémon Academy speaks in broken English. At one point he asks:

"Want to be a winner is you?"

This refers to the phrase "A Winner Is You". This appears in both the Game Boy and Nintendo DS versions.


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Bug-Catching Contest (HeartGold/SoulSilver Version)

When you place first in the Bug-Catching Contest, one of the things that might be said is:

"You won? The winner is you?"

Submitted by Fryguy64, TV Eye, Johans Nidorino

Game Freak

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As in Pokémon: Red & Blue, the Game Freak headquarters can still be found in Celadon City when you reach the Kanto region.

GB Sounds (HeartGold/SoulSilver Version)

Once you get all 16 badges, speak to the Game Freak sound designer and he will give you the GB Sounds item. It appears as an original model Game Boy with headphones. It changes the music in the game to sound like the original Game Boy versions.

Submitted by Wanderingshadow, Johans Nidorino, TV Eye

Nintendo 64

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When you arrive in Pallet Town in the Kanto region, you can visit Red's house. While in the original Pokémon: Red & Blue he has a Super Famicom, Red now has a Nintendo 64.

Submitted by Guilherme

Wii (HeartGold/SoulSilver)

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The hero of the game has a Wii in his or her bedroom.

Submitted by Wanderingshadow

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