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Second Generation Following the success of Red, Blue and Yellow, Pokémon Gold, Silver and Crystal introduced fans to an exciting new world full of new Pokémon to find, catch and train. Reminisce about your favourite moments in the Johto region, share your adventures and argue about the Johto master race.

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Old January 19th, 2013 (4:33 PM).
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According to my cartridge, 40 hours.
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Old January 29th, 2013 (4:05 PM).
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I was six years old when I first started playing so I honestly can't recall.

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Nostalgia binds me
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Old January 29th, 2013 (4:33 PM).
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38 hours, what the game said.
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Old January 29th, 2013 (6:28 PM).
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45 hours...mostly because I kept level grinding EVERY pokemon I caught.

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Old January 29th, 2013 (8:41 PM).
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Eh, I played it lightning fast, since I only trained Blastoise, So maybe ten hours at most.
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Old January 30th, 2013 (8:11 AM).
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It took me about 35-40 hours to defeat the entire game. When I first got the game when it was released in 1998, though, I was addicted and defeated the game in like 24 hours. xD
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Old January 30th, 2013 (1:42 PM).
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Ohohoho, here's a good one.

So, when I turned 6, my Mom got me Pokémon Yellow for my birthday. I was crazy about the cards and the anime, so the games were the next thing for me to become addicted to.

I've posted this story about 264534 times on this site now, so I'm going to cut it short and say it took 4 years to complete Yellow, entirely because of my on/off basis of playing it. :P I at least completed Gold in this 4 year period, became addicted, and didn't play Yellow for a long time.
So it's not that it took me four years, it's just I took a lot of long breaks :P

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Old January 30th, 2013 (2:14 PM).
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for my 5th birthday I got a GBC with Pokemon Yellow,Red and Blue (at the time my parents/familly didn't knew that they're all basicly the same ) I was stuck at Rock Tunnel/Lavender town, 2 years later I got Gold and later Silver they were a bit easier but I couldn't finish them either, It was until I heard about the release of FRLG that I decided to finish RBYGSC because a friend told me that it's going to be a sequel to those games and I didn't want to buy FRLG unless I finished the all... and what did I get.. everything I did the whole time but then in better screen and for some reason I still loved it and played it as a freak. I chose Leafgreen so that I had all 1st gen starters mascot games

I ended up playing 75 hours before I completed red for the first time and I can say that roughly 10-15 hours was spend in Rock tunnel/Lavender town

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Old January 30th, 2013 (9:47 PM).
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For me i just trained my mained pokemon the whole time, and Not catch anything other then hm holders. But if i would be taking my time then id catch everything slowly
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Old February 3rd, 2013 (2:25 PM).
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today I could probably do it in about 4-5 hours. when I first played when it first came out about a week.
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Old February 4th, 2013 (8:26 AM).
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I honestly don't even know how long it took the first time I played it, since I was so young and didn't know any english. I remember beating Blue though.

If I had to guess, I'd say it took about 50-60 hours of my life.
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Old March 2nd, 2013 (8:01 PM).
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I clocked 12 hours when i beat gary. my best pokemon was a lv 70 nidoking
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Old March 4th, 2013 (1:46 PM). Edited March 4th, 2013 by samiam391.
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Took me roughly 30 hours and I re-played it multiple times afterwards!

Originally Posted by dungeonmaster201 View Post
today I could probably do it in about 4-5 hours. when I first played when it first came out about a week.
4-5 hours? That'd be incredibly impressive. I doubt anyone could really do that!
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Old March 6th, 2013 (1:38 AM).
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The only time I had an opportunity to beat Yellow was when I borrowed my cousin's cartridge, and he had already gotten part way through the game. If I had to guess, I probably got past the Elite Four at about the 50-55 hour mark, with about 2/3rds of it being my own play time.
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Old March 6th, 2013 (2:39 PM).
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Just under 40 hours, I still remember how excited I was the first time doing so :D

It was red version on my GBC, many, many years ago :D
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Old March 18th, 2013 (8:24 AM).
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The first game I got was pokemon yellow C: during my first gameplay I made the stupid mistake of focusing on just pikachu.. so took me longer then average. I did manage to get through the league C:
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Old March 18th, 2013 (8:57 PM).
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The first game I ever played was Pokemon Red that I got right before my family left on a road trip over the weekend and I remember being attached to my game boy color for the rest of the weekend and beat all the gym leaders and I think a few more days until I beat the game. Same with Blue and Yellow but for those I can't remember quite as well only reason I remember the how long I took with Red is because it was a birthday present and it was my very first game for my gameboy color.

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Old March 19th, 2013 (5:03 AM).
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It took me 12 hours (I think).

I didn't continue it after beating the game,
I played Red btw, I was such a noob at pokemon back then.
Since I was only 4, at least I did understand things.
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