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==Story==
 
==Story==
 
==Gameplay==
 
==Gameplay==
Pokémon Crystal Version is the third version to [[Pokémon Gold and Silver]]. It features an altered story with the mythical Pokémon Suicune and Mystery Man Eusine (which would also be included in the much later released remakes of Pokémon Gold and Silver, [[Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver]]), and various improved gameplay elements. The game also includes the Battle Tower; a tower filled with trainers with capped level rules, who must be battled in succession for prizes. In the Japanese version, this required the [[Mobile System GB]] to use (and would feature parties uploaded by other players) whereas the localisations altered it so that it could be played offline with hardcoded parties and Trainers instead.  
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Pokémon Crystal Version is the third version to [[Pokémon Gold and Silver]]. It features an altered story with the mythical Pokémon Suicune and Mystery Man Eusine (which would also be included in the much later released remakes of Pokémon Gold and Silver, [[Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver]]), and various improved gameplay elements. The game also includes the Battle Tower; a tower filled with trainers with capped level rules, who must be battled in succession for prizes. In the Japanese version, this required the [[Mobile System GB]] to use (and would feature parties uploaded by other players) whereas the localisations altered it so that it could be played offline with hardcoded parties and Trainers instead. The game cannot be played on a regular (DMG) [[Game Boy]].
  
===Mobile System GB features===
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===Mobile System GB features and DLC===
 
The Mobile System GB (requiring a mobile phone and [[Mobile Game Boy Adapter]]) would allow the player for a fee, to access Pokémon news, collect player gameplay data such as the number of Pokémon caught, trade and battle online (featuring a predecessor to the [[bp:Global Trade System|Global Trade System]]), access the Battle Tower and download exclusive items (special mail and the elusive "GS Ball", unlocking the mythical Pokémon Celebi). There was also mobile connectivity with [[Pokémon Stadium 2|Pokémon Stadium Gold and Silver]] for watching mobile battles recorded on Pokémon Crystal in 3D and interacting with collected data.
 
The Mobile System GB (requiring a mobile phone and [[Mobile Game Boy Adapter]]) would allow the player for a fee, to access Pokémon news, collect player gameplay data such as the number of Pokémon caught, trade and battle online (featuring a predecessor to the [[bp:Global Trade System|Global Trade System]]), access the Battle Tower and download exclusive items (special mail and the elusive "GS Ball", unlocking the mythical Pokémon Celebi). There was also mobile connectivity with [[Pokémon Stadium 2|Pokémon Stadium Gold and Silver]] for watching mobile battles recorded on Pokémon Crystal in 3D and interacting with collected data.
  
The game cannot be played on a regular (DMG) [[Game Boy]].
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All DLC can no longer be obtained in the intended way due to closure of the Mobile System GB. However, the Virtual Console releases of the game (including the localizations) were patched to re-enable the GS Ball event unlocking Celebi as built-in (non-DLC) unlockable content.
  
====Downloadable content====
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In addition to the GS Ball, the Blueskymail and Mirage Mail were both items which could only be obtained with Mobile System GB without glitches/external devices.
All DLC can no longer be obtained in the intended way due to closure of the Mobile System GB. However, the Virtual Console releases of the game (including the localizations) were patched to re-enable the GS Ball event unlocking Celebi as built-in (non-DLC) unlockable content.
 
  
 
The localisations never supported Mobile System GB, but have partial support for it (in addition to partially translated text) unused in the ROMs.
 
The localisations never supported Mobile System GB, but have partial support for it (in addition to partially translated text) unused in the ROMs.
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The localisations including cartridge versions also enable the Odd Egg event without the need of using Mobile System GB for downloading the Egg Ticket.
 
The localisations including cartridge versions also enable the Odd Egg event without the need of using Mobile System GB for downloading the Egg Ticket.
  
*Pokémon news (via Pokémon News Machine)
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====List====
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*Pokémon news, and quizzes/minigames (via Pokémon News Machine). Included prizes (e.g. TM04 (Easy game) or Blueskymail x3 (Hard game) for winning the Pokémon Character (Kana) Maze challenge/ポケモンもじめいろ).<ref>[http://www2u.biglobe.ne.jp/~kakeru/pokemon2/mobile/news/02_06.htm Pokémon News Machine - May 22 2002 backup]</ref>
 
*Battle Tower party and ranking data
 
*Battle Tower party and ranking data
 
*GS Ball distribution (unlocks Celebi event)
 
*GS Ball distribution (unlocks Celebi event)
 
*Egg Ticket redemption for (Shiny) Pichu, Cleffa, Igglybuff, Tyrogue, Smoochum, Elekid or Magby
 
*Egg Ticket redemption for (Shiny) Pichu, Cleffa, Igglybuff, Tyrogue, Smoochum, Elekid or Magby
 
*Mirage Mail
 
*Mirage Mail
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*Paid online battles
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*Record battles that can be replayed on Pokémon Stadium 2
  
 
== Related Games ==
 
== Related Games ==

Revision as of 16:39, 8 November 2019

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Pokémon Crystal Version
ポケットモンスター クリスタルバージョン
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Developer(s): Game Freak
Publisher(s): Nintendo
Platform: Game Boy Color
Category: RPG
Players: 1-2
Predecessor: Pokémon Gold and Silver
Successor: Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire
Copyrights: N/A
Release dates
N. America:

July 29, 2001

Japan:

December 14, 2000

Europe:

November 2, 2001

Ratings
ACB:

G8+

CERO:

N/A

ESRB:

E

GRB:

N/A

OFLC:

G8+

PEGI:

3

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Pokémon Crystal Version is a game in the Pokémon series for Game Boy Color.

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Story

Gameplay

Pokémon Crystal Version is the third version to Pokémon Gold and Silver. It features an altered story with the mythical Pokémon Suicune and Mystery Man Eusine (which would also be included in the much later released remakes of Pokémon Gold and Silver, Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver), and various improved gameplay elements. The game also includes the Battle Tower; a tower filled with trainers with capped level rules, who must be battled in succession for prizes. In the Japanese version, this required the Mobile System GB to use (and would feature parties uploaded by other players) whereas the localisations altered it so that it could be played offline with hardcoded parties and Trainers instead. The game cannot be played on a regular (DMG) Game Boy.

Mobile System GB features and DLC

The Mobile System GB (requiring a mobile phone and Mobile Game Boy Adapter) would allow the player for a fee, to access Pokémon news, collect player gameplay data such as the number of Pokémon caught, trade and battle online (featuring a predecessor to the Global Trade System), access the Battle Tower and download exclusive items (special mail and the elusive "GS Ball", unlocking the mythical Pokémon Celebi). There was also mobile connectivity with Pokémon Stadium Gold and Silver for watching mobile battles recorded on Pokémon Crystal in 3D and interacting with collected data.

All DLC can no longer be obtained in the intended way due to closure of the Mobile System GB. However, the Virtual Console releases of the game (including the localizations) were patched to re-enable the GS Ball event unlocking Celebi as built-in (non-DLC) unlockable content.

In addition to the GS Ball, the Blueskymail and Mirage Mail were both items which could only be obtained with Mobile System GB without glitches/external devices.

The localisations never supported Mobile System GB, but have partial support for it (in addition to partially translated text) unused in the ROMs.

The localisations including cartridge versions also enable the Odd Egg event without the need of using Mobile System GB for downloading the Egg Ticket.

List

  • Pokémon news, and quizzes/minigames (via Pokémon News Machine). Included prizes (e.g. TM04 (Easy game) or Blueskymail x3 (Hard game) for winning the Pokémon Character (Kana) Maze challenge/ポケモンもじめいろ).[1]
  • Battle Tower party and ranking data
  • GS Ball distribution (unlocks Celebi event)
  • Egg Ticket redemption for (Shiny) Pichu, Cleffa, Igglybuff, Tyrogue, Smoochum, Elekid or Magby
  • Mirage Mail
  • Paid online battles
  • Record battles that can be replayed on Pokémon Stadium 2

Related Games

References

External links

Pokémon Crystal guide on StrategyWiki


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