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Old March 20th, 2012, 01:43 PM
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Trainin' in a Winter Wonderland

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Pokemon Gold Version


Story:
This is much more than a simple graphics hack to add snow. This game takes place the same year as GSC, just later in the year. It assumes that the events of GSC (the radio tower take over, magikarp being forced to evolve, and all that) took place that summer, so the major events will be different, and more winter or holiday themed. Since this is part of what I'm calling the "Johto Legacy", I like to think of this as something of an "alternate third version", sort of like Crystal, Platinum, and Christmas themes all mixed together.


What's New:

- Ability to play as a Boy or a Girl player, chosen in the intro
- Kris as the player's friendly rival
- Major events changed to holiday themed ones
- New tilesets to give it a snowy winter feel, as well as a "Gen II-and-a-half" feel
- Map updates to be more in line with Heart Gold's map designs
- New Pokémon added (from newer gens)
- New moves. Flame Ball is a new move to melt ice blocks, and there are a couple moves from newer gens as well.
- New items (Key Items, Regular Items, etc.)
- Ice sliding on frozen lakes, not just in Ice Path
- A few references to my other hacks you might catch (including hints at the prequel)
- New locations, including: South Isle, Battle Tower, Ecruteak Shinto Shrine, and more
- Restored Kanto locations, including: Viridian Forest, Pewter Museum, and more
- Some wild Pokémon location changes, some are the same
- Trainers sprites and rosters updated
- All Gym Leaders have additional Pokémon, and all of Kanto's gyms are higher levels
- Lots of events have been redone, removed, added, etc.
- Some trainer classes have been changed
- There have been changes to the Elite Four
- Viridian has a different leader
- New Game Corner prizes (Johto and Kanto)
- Additional Prize Exchanges added at the Battle Tower
- Practice Battle Machines added for the Battle Tower. (They are like the ones in the old Sterling Silver, but improved)
- More

New Pokémon
Spoiler:

Glaceon
Leafeon
Weavile
Mamoswine
Snorunt
Glalie
Froslass
Mudkip
Marshtomp
Swampert
Zigzagoon
Linoone


New Evolutions
**NOTE** The new evolutions listed for Pokémon that normally evolve via trade apply to the upcoming version, NOT the 2012 version.
Spoiler:

Eevee -> Glaceon = Ice Shard
Eevee -> Leafeon = Leaf Stone
Snorunt -> Glalie = Level up
Snorunt -> Frosslass = Sun Stone
Piloswine -> Mamoswine = Level Up
Sneasel -> Weavile = Moon Stone
Poliwhirl > Politoed = Moonstone
Kadabra > Alakazam = Moonstone
Slowpoke > Slowking = Moonstone
Haunter > Gengar = Moonstone
Machoke > Machamp = Lv 44
Graveler > Golem = Lv 41
Onix > Steelix = Lv 30
Scyther > Scizor = Lv 30
Porygon > Porygon2 = Thunderstone
Seadra > Kingdra = Moonstone



Pokémon You Cannot Get (Even by trading)
Spoiler:

Hoppip (Replaced by Mudkip)
Skiploom (Replaced by Marshtomp)
Jumpluff (Replaced by Swampert)
Spinarak (Replaced by Mamoswine)
Ariados (Replaced by Weavile)
Dunsparce (Replaced by Leafeon)
Tangela (Replaced by Glaceon)
Sunkern (Replaced by Snorunt)
Sunflora (Replaced by Glalie)
Yanma (Replaced by Froslass)
Sentret (Replaced by Zigzagoon)
Furret (Replaced by Linoone)



Trading
If you have VBA link or another emulator that supports trading, you can still trade like normal. All Pokémon that require trading to evolve will still evolve normally if traded, but they will also be able to evolve without trading as well in the ways described in the "New Evolutions" section.


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Here is a banner you can put in your signatures, (on forums that have them) or you are free to make your own. I just put this together because I realized I hadn't made one!


Credits:

Spoiler:
RED - Contributed a lot of the code for the gender selection, also a few devamped tiles
Miksy91 - Taught me ASM, and was a lot of help with the routine for the Pickup ability
Tauwasser - Created the Ex Tileset patch which I used
Koolboyman - Original designer of the Physical/Special split routine
Kanzure, and the other contributors to Pokecrystal - Even though this is a hack of Gold, Pokecrystal helped me track down several various routines that I needed to modify. Sorry I talked bad about that project in the past, that was very stupid of me.
~G0LD! and Chamber - Town Map graphics
Luigi-San - Various sprites
Amvz08 - Various sprites
Pixel Eye - Various sprites
Berries Inc - Various sprites
Pia Carrot - Various sprites
Mateo - 99% of the devamped tilesets, also primary scripter, mapper, designer, etc. Generally everything else.


Inspirations:

Spoiler:
South Isle and the Legend Festival were inspired by Pokémon: The Movie 2000.
Ecruteak Shinto Shrine was inspired by Sailor Moon.
Above Cerulean Cave was inspired by Pokémon Secrets and Rumours.
Jack's Secret Base was inspired by Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire.
Battle Tower was inspired by Pokémon Crystal, Pokémon Sterling Silver, and various Battle Frontiers.
Town and Route designs inspired by Pokémon Heart Gold & Soul Silver.
The Rival's personality was inspired by Lyra from Pokémon Heart Gold & Soul Silver, and May from Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire.
The Rival's design was inspired by Pokémon Crystal.
Vulpix appearing in Union Cave was inspired by Pokemon Brown, where Vulpix can be found in Merson Cave.



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2014 Version Coming Soon!

The 2012 Version is still available below. However, since it is old, that version does not have several things I've been posting about lately or that you might see in some of the screens, such as the ability to play as a boy or a girl and the FireRed graphics, along with some new locations and several new or changed events and all of that. The 2012 version is a complete game, in that you will never come to a "this is the end of the demo" or anything. You can still beat Johto and Kanto and the final trainer. But the 2014 version will be an overhaul that changes several things along the way (especially things that were too similar to original Gold) and adds several new features and locations and things like that. The 2014 version will be available soon.
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Old March 22nd, 2012, 01:29 PM
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Hey nice job mateo i really enjoy it!
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Old March 22nd, 2012, 04:21 PM
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nice to see this posted, gonna have to try this out as it sounds pretty fun.
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Old March 23rd, 2012, 03:32 PM
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Thanks guys! I knew it probably wouldn't get a ton of hits immediately with it not being Christmas time right now, but glad you guys enjoy it!
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Old March 23rd, 2012, 05:31 PM
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It sounded kind of awkward to release a christmas hack right now, but oh well, I might try it.
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Old March 23rd, 2012, 08:29 PM
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Well it was one of those things where I originally released it at Christmas on Skeetendo, and then I got bogged down with classes so it took a while to get caught up on bug fixes, so once it was finally *done* I figured I would post it around, even if it didn't make a lot of sense in March. Although I guess I could have waited until July and said "Happy Christmas in July!" like people sometimes do.
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Old March 24th, 2012, 03:43 AM
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This looks good. Nice work. I appreciate surprises but is there any way you could explain some more about what makes this different than the original? What are the new pokemon you've added and have you changed the trainers or the wild pokemon locations?
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Old March 24th, 2012, 06:37 AM
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Hey, did you happen to edit the trade evolutions so they evolve by level instead? I want to know if I should even train my geodude and abra.
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Old March 24th, 2012, 09:34 AM
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New Pokemon
Spoiler:
Glaceon
Leafeon
Weavile
Mamoswine
Snorunt
Glalie
Froslass
Mudkip
Marshtomp
Swampert



New Evolutions
Spoiler:
Eevee -> Glaceon = Ice Shard
Eevee -> Leafeon = Leaf Stone
Snorunt -> Glalie = Level up
Snorunt -> Frosslass = Sun Stone
Piloswine -> Mamoswine = Level Up
Sneasel -> Weavile = Moon Stone



Pokemon You Cannot Get (Even by trading)
Spoiler:
Hoppip (Replaced by Mudkip)
Skiploom (Replaced by Marshtomp)
Jumpluff (Replaced by Swampert)
Spinarak (Replaced by Mamoswine)
Ariados (Replaced by Weavile)
Dunsparce (Replaced by Leafeon)
Tangela (Replaced by Glaceon)
Sunkern (Replaced by Snorunt)
Sunflora (Replaced by Glalie)
Yanma (Replaced by Froslass)



Trading
You can catch Trade Evolutions in Cerulean Cave, but if you have VBA link you can trade still. While Pokemon centers are only one floor, there is a Global Trade Station on South Isle allowing you to trade.


Changes
-New locations
-Some wild pokemon location changes, some are the same
-Some trainers changed, several the same
-Lots of events have been redone, removed, added, etc.
-Some trainer classes have been changed
-There have been changes to the Elite Four
-Viridian has a different leader
-Game corner prizes (Johto and Kanto)
-Etc.
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Old March 24th, 2012, 03:55 PM
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Hey is it possible to get eevee before Celadon City?
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Old March 24th, 2012, 04:05 PM
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Yes. Eevee is available from Bill in Goldenrod city (he was in original gold, too) Although now you can get him before Ecruteak, whereas in Gold you had to have Bill tell you the time capsules were online first.
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Old March 25th, 2012, 04:05 AM
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Oh yea of course, been a while since I played gold. Thanks mate.

And sorry to be annoying, but can you get evolution stones before Kanto?

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Old March 25th, 2012, 06:50 AM
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Mateo the hack is great. No surprise there, all your hacks are epic and well done.
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Old March 25th, 2012, 01:24 PM
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Thanks, glad you enjoy it!

And yes, you can purchase the stones in the department store. It bothered me that they took them out of the kanto dept. store in Gold, so I made up for it by putting them in both.
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Old March 25th, 2012, 10:48 PM
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OK, thanks mate.

Great hack btw
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Old March 28th, 2012, 07:26 AM
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Old April 10th, 2012, 04:05 AM
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Oh, I simply love GSC hacks, and this one is really great.
Nintendo should be proud of this modification of Gold

Btw. Some movesets are weird - for example Glaceon can't learn return
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Old April 10th, 2012, 09:16 AM
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Ah, thanks for pointing that out. I've found a few more small things after release too. I'll get a patch together soon that will fix them. The others that have been found have pretty much been text errors (someone says you met Lance when you didn't, and the "How does ELM know you got an egg from the daycare couple?" question people ask)and other minor things, like a couple of the new Pokemon were in the wrong egg groups. If you guys find anything else, let me know and I'll include it in the minor fixes patch too.

Glad you guys are enjoying this, even with it released at a random non-christmas time xD
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Old April 10th, 2012, 12:14 PM
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Wow! This sounds great! How much of the hack is done?
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Old April 10th, 2012, 01:25 PM
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The whole thing is done, and it should be mostly bug free, other than the ones I just mentioned.
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Old April 10th, 2012, 11:30 PM
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This may be a dumb question, but what do you do after you meet Lance at the Lake of Rage? It's clearly different than the original game.
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Old April 11th, 2012, 08:46 AM
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Remember that gatehouse leading into the woods that had rockets blocking the exit saying they were stirring up trouble? You should check that out again after talking to Red at Lake of Rage.
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Old April 11th, 2012, 04:55 PM
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I loved this hack, especially near the end. I haven't played the fixed version yet, but I'll make sure to try it out! I'll be pretending it's December again whilst I play
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Old April 11th, 2012, 05:36 PM
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Remember that gatehouse leading into the woods that had rockets blocking the exit saying they were stirring up trouble? You should check that out again after talking to Red at Lake of Rage.
Alright thanks. I'm enjoying this hack.
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Old April 11th, 2012, 06:23 PM
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I'm really thinking into downloading the file so I can play this, I read every single positive post here, and while I don't get as much excitment from GSC hacks (personal peference) I will try this out, knowing that this will be more enjoyable. :D
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