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Metal Series FAQ for Gold, Silver and Crystal
Last edited by Vito Winstrate on December 7th 2003
By Vito Winstrate (a.k.a Shigeru-san/Jake/Masato-san)

This FAQ notes the differences between "Gold and Silver" and Crystal, and the changes between the Crystal Japanese version and English version. It will also give steps on catching Celebi, and a few Gold and Silver Facts. If there is something you want me to add, PM me and it'll be answered in my next edit.

Pokmon Crystal's omissions and additions.
Many have wondered about what changed with the Japanese Crystal and the English Crystal. This document lists those changes.

The changes of Pokmon Crystal Japanese and English are
- The Pokmon Communication Center Administration Area's main people (Nurse Joy, the people who give you tips, etc.) were moved into an added Pokmon Center and they changed the Pokmon Communication Center main building into a Pokmon Center. The data for that Center is the same as the casual Gold and Silver Pokmon Center. In fact, the Pokmon Center seen in the English Pokmon Crystal was already built into the Japanese Crystal, but there were originally no people in it (they were moved into the PCC).
- The Nurses won't give you a GS Ball unless you make AT LEAST ONE MOBILE CONNECTION which you can't do in the English Crystal. The Mobile System is now down so such thing can't be done.
- The upstairs rooms of the Pokmon Centers had 2 doors for each section (except for the Time Capsule), one was a trading/battle room and one was a Mobile trading/battle room where you had to dial a number to battle with your friend or someone using the adapter.
- Without obtaining the GS Ball you can't activate the Celebi event.
- The Battle Tower in the Japanese Crystal would allow battles with other people you didn't know via Mobile Adapter, while the Crystal English one was just as the same, but with set trainers with random Pokmon.

Pokmon Additions basing from Gold and Silver.
- Some areas (Ice Cave, Rooftop of Celadon Mansion, etc) have changed map data.
- There is a Pokmon Communication Center in Goldenrod Center (Japanese Version).
- Duplicating Pokmon has been omitted.
- The forest shrine has added event data (Celebi).
- Trainers of whom you exchange phone numbers with will tell you if they have a rare stone.
- PokGear Trainers will talk in their own manner rather than a generic manner (eg. "I spotted a rare HOPPIP earlier." will have expression such as "When walking earlier around I saw a cute little HOPPIP.").
- If you call trainers they might ask you to battle, and unlike in GS they won't forget.
- Addition of the Battle Tower.
- Addition of the Wise Trio and Eusine. The Wise Trio are a trio who each have 2 Pokmon, one a Noctowl and another will be one of the original Eevee evolutions. On the way to the Tin Tower after obtaining the Clear Bell, they will contront and battle you. You meet Eusine at least 3 times in your adventure, the first time in the Burnt Tower.
- Awakening the legendary dogs is compulsory to continue your adventure.
- You need to get the three dogs to get Ho-oh.

The Safari Zone and omitted maps and map data.
In Pokmon Gold, Silver and Crystal, there are useless maps and areas such as the Safari Zone.
The Safari Zone exists, but no Pokmon are in it.

Duplication of Pokmon.
Yes, it's true, such exists. It's easy, all you have to do is follow these steps:
  1. Select the Pokmon you want to duplicate from your party and deposit it into your PC.
  2. Change the box, during the saving process however, turn the game off during the save process.
  3. If timed correctly, you'll have a copy of your Pokmon in your party and the other selected box.
WARNING! Such cheat may erase your game. I am not responsible for any damages by this code.
This glitch has been rectified in Pokmon Crystal, so it isn't possible to duplicate it in Crystal.

Catching Pokmon 251 - Celebi.
Celebi does exist, and is catchable only in Crystal via code or Japanese version.
- The Pokmon Communication Center Administration Area's main people (Nurse Joy, the people who give you tips, etc.) were moved into an added Pokmon Center and they changed the Pokmon Communication Center main building into a Pokmon Center. The data for that Center is the same as the casual Gold and Silver Pokmon Center. In fact, the Pokmon Center seen in the English Pokmon Crystal was already built into the Japanese Crystal, but there were originally no people in it (they were moved into the PCC).
- The Nurses won't give you a GS Ball unless you make AT LEAST ONE MOBILE CONNECTION which you can't do in the English Crystal. The Mobile System is now down so such thing can't be done.
- Without obtaining the GS Ball you can't activate the Celebi event.
- If you had the GS Ball you'd have to give it to Kurt, who'd examine it for a day. The next day, he'll say that it was mysterious, and then he will notice a strong gust is being blown in Ilex Forest.
- He'll walk outside, you have to go into the Shrine and place the GS Ball in the Shrine, and Celebi would appear.

GS Code to activate this event is: 91C089DA
This GameShark code that activates the event. Kurt will have the GS Ball, which later he goes outside as a strong gust blows in Ilex Forest.
'Talk' to the shrine and you will be asked to put in the GS Ball.

Catching the legendary dogs.
During your adventure you may have awakened the legendary dogs, Gold, Silver and Crystal's legendary trio (most definitely awakened during your quest in Crystal). Otherwise, to awaken them enter the Burnt Tower. You will confront your rival who will challenge you to a battle, or in Crystal, you will meet Eusine and Morty. In Crystal's case, you need to go through the area and find your rival. He will challenge you, after beating him you will fall through a hole and then you must confront the legendary dogs there (there's no getting out until you do). In Gold and Silver, you need to use Rock Smash to plough through rocks and get to the end, where after dropping you will also confront them.

In Pokmon Crystal, Suicune is easier to catch, as after confronting it in the Tin Tower (first time entering) it'll battle, and not flee. However, Raikou and Entei still flee, and are at random areas of the map.
In Gold and Silver, however, all dogs run around Johto. You will have to put them to sleep in battle, because even if you use Mean Look at them, they can use ROAR.
Simply throw PokBalls at them to catch them.

In Crystal, you need to catch all three dogs to get to Ho-oh. If they are defeated, you will never be able to get it and will have to start the game again. So make sure you save!