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Metal & Color Generation Take a walk down memory lane with Red, Blue, and Yellow, the games that started it all! Then revisit the best region ever in the original Johto games, Gold, Silver, and Crystal.



View Poll Results: Which is better?
Gold 7 46.67%
Silver 8 53.33%
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Old 3 Weeks Ago (12:28 AM).
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the red vs blue led me to ask, which you believe is better. Gold or Silver

I personally believe silver is bettter because it has better pokemon such as vulpix. but what do you believe? i'm seeing it really simple.
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I played the Silver version as well as I like most of the sprites better, although the Gold version has cuter sprites sometimes.
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This is going to become a ho-oh v lugia thread... You just can sense it. (You should put crystal into the discussion)
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It's a bit more of an even trade-off with Gold/Silver than it is with Red/Blue. Arcanine and Ariados (Gold) are generally superior to Ninetales and Ledian (Silver), but on the other hand, Skarmory and Donphan (Silver) are generally superior to Mantine and Ursaring (Gold). It's better to just get Crystal, though, which gets you all of the version exclusives except Vulpix and Mankey (neither of which are that useful).

As for Lugia vs Ho-Oh, Lugia's cooler, while Ho-Oh has a rarer typing and more immediately useful stat spread (Ho-Oh's built for offense, while Lugia's more defensive).
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I grew up with Silver, so maybe I'm biased, but I prefer it's version exclusives, with Phanpy, Donphan, Skarmory and Delibird being some of my favourite 2nd gen pokemon. As for sprites, I'd say Gold probably nudges it. Mainly for it's Mewtwo sprite. That sprite is amazing. I also love Gold's Murkrow sprite with it's back turned to you. I also prefer Lugia to Ho-oh too, but in a way Lugia makes Silver too easy because it's such a beast. With the right moveset that thing can legitimately solo the Elite Four.
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I first had Silver for the longest time. But I like Gold's exclusives more, so it was kind of disappointing that I was stuck with the one that I wasn't quite as fond of.
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I like Ho-oh more than Lugia, so yeah.
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Quote originally posted by Zehn:
This is going to become a ho-oh v lugia thread... You just can sense it. (You should put crystal into the discussion)
Its too easy to include Crystal. Crystal is an enhanced/definitive version of the two.
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Silver for me. Ho-Oh felt better as a post game legendary if you ask me.
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I personally loved Silver more then Gold, I played them both but, to be honest, the way the Silver Version's box looked as well as the game, I really REALLY wish it had a flavor and was drawn to it. I still am to this day. As well as Lugia being one of the best legendary Pokemon ever! <3
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I'm only the second vote for Gold? :( Awe. It's my preference because I love Ho-Oh and preferred the design of the box art! Lugia has never appealed to me.
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Quote originally posted by Sheep:
I'm only the second vote for Gold? :( Awe. It's my preference because I love Ho-Oh and preferred the design of the box art! Lugia has never appealed to me.

I voted gold too, I just prefer ho-oh and the box art
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Gold. The only reason being I was bought Gold and my brother got Silver.
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My preference is Gold, primarily because it's the version I played as my main game and have the most memories from. I also like the Gold exclusives better overall (Arcanine and Ariados, and I also really like bears, so Ursaring probably tops Donphan for me). I do wish Gold had Donphan as well, as it's a pretty good Pokemon and probably more useful combat-wise than Ursaring on the whole, even if I subjectively like Ursaring better. Since both Ho-oh and Lugia are available in both games, it doesn't really matter which one you get (especially if you factor in Stadium 2 to eliminate any disadvantages from missing out on moves on one bird vs. the other).
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Yeah, using stadium to get their exclusive attack is really handy ;*)
Lugia is just really cool. Ho-oh reminded me a bit too much of Moltres, and there's still a bit of trauma attached to catching it in Blue.

Crystal's only disadvantage is the battery issue. So sad that.
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Gold, in my opinion was the best cause Ho-Oh is just such a good Pokemon, lugia is still a good pokemon though.

And the cover art on the box really appealed to me, as well as being an original remake, and i loved the original. ♥
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I think Silver had slightly better sprites. Then it all goes down to version exclusives; Gold = Ursaring. The badass bear. And silver had Donphan and Meowth, so it was easier to double your cash (Pay Day) on the SS Aqua, without grinding the league. And Silver had Skarmory, while Gold had Gligar. Urgh... Gligar. Skarmory every day.
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i thought gold was a clear win but its not so clear. i'm glad my opinion is slightly more popular (statistically)
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I preferred Silver because I always had an affinity for Lugia. Kind of sucks the second gen gave more precedence to Ho-Oh and the legendary dogs but then again at least Lugia had its own movie. I would have loved to see a legendary birds and Lugia arc in Kanto to complement Ho-Oh and the dogs in Johto.
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Quote originally posted by Virtual Chatot:
I preferred Silver because I always had an affinity for Lugia. Kind of sucks the second gen gave more precedence to Ho-Oh and the legendary dogs but then again at least Lugia had its own movie. I would have loved to see a legendary birds and Lugia arc in Kanto to complement Ho-Oh and the dogs in Johto.
That's something I've never liked, either, even if it was understandable. The remakes missed a huge opportunity in canonizing Lugia and the birds.
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Quote originally posted by Virtual Chatot:
I preferred Silver because I always had an affinity for Lugia. Kind of sucks the second gen gave more precedence to Ho-Oh and the legendary dogs but then again at least Lugia had its own movie. I would have loved to see a legendary birds and Lugia arc in Kanto to complement Ho-Oh and the dogs in Johto.

Quote originally posted by BettyNewbie:
That's something I've never liked, either, even if it was understandable. The remakes missed a huge opportunity in canonizing Lugia and the birds.
i always theorized that Lugia created the three birds in a similar fashion of Ho-oh revived the legendary dogs.
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Quote originally posted by Shiny_Unown:
i always theorized that Lugia created the three birds in a similar fashion of Ho-oh revived the legendary dogs.
That's an interesting theory. I wish the games had explored it better, even if only in the remakes.
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