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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 March 30th, 2011 (7:54 PM).
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    Hmm. I just found a diary on my long dead save file on my Red that got deleted. Here it is:
    I just beat the Elite 4 for the 15th time! My PokeDex is almost full. I just need Blue to trade a few Pokemon with me! I was bored, so I went home. Mom made me dinner, asked how I was, I told her I was fine. I dug out a Mr Mime, Kadabra, and Chansey out of the PC to help and keep her company around the house. She thanked me and I went outside. I visited Oak's lab. He congratulated me and told me I was going to finish the PokeDex. I went to Blue to nag him to trade but to no avail. I guess he's pretty pissed off that I beat him w/ a critical hit. I hope we will settle and have a pure battle, no crits, no hax, nothing. Just a fair battle. Well see ya later.
    That's how I imagine a life in Red/TYSON (the save's name) Unfortunatley, the save was wiped after my bro kicked the N64 and smacked the controller out of my hand.
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    Old March 31st, 2011 (3:07 PM).
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      I think my first memory from red was in '96 when I played a translated Japanese copy, and I had no idea what the game was about or what I was doing, so I just kept going to the Pokemon center because I liked the music XD

      From silver (my favorite version by the way) I remember just loving the whole experience. That was the best game for me at the time, because I liked the way the story kind of advanced after 3 years.
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      Old March 31st, 2011 (3:12 PM).
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        Last week or so I was playing on my Game Boy with my old Blue version, and started over. I was training the Magikarp from the old man.

        However, the stupid Jigglypuff kept singing my NidoranM to sleep. Every. Single. Turn.

        But I prevailed! Eventually, they would fail at their song and I would knock them out in one turn.

        The days before the EXP. Share were painful... T_T
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        Old April 6th, 2011 (5:49 PM). Edited March 31st, 2013 by TwilightBlade.
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          I remember next to nothing about Red, my first Pokemon game, since I was 5 or 6 at the time. I don't remember a lot of specific things about Gold or Crystal, but I sure remember a lot of nostalgic feelings about them!

          One unfortunate event that I do remember. I was training my Tyrogue, and I must not have been holding the Gameboy very firmly. It slipped and hit the hard floor, and I think the Gameboy broke AND I lost the save data :( I was so attached to those Generation 2 games.

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          Old April 11th, 2011 (2:26 PM).
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          Old April 26th, 2011 (1:01 AM).
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          My fondest memory of Blue is Hydro Pumping my way through the E4. It was so funny, because the attack looked like the opponent's Pokemon had broken a water main underneath it or something, because all these little spouts of water came up underneath it. Out of interest, my Blastoise was my only Pokemon that first playthrough. I never caught anything else. Ever.

          Remember the old 'it's super effective' sound? ;; So nostalgic. I'm getting shivers thinking about it.
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            Old May 2nd, 2011 (8:09 AM).
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              I got Pokémon Blue when I turn 5 along with a Game Boy color. I couldn't read by the time, much less English :D

              The thing I remember the most when playing that game is how hard I pressed A button when trying to catch a Pokemon or inflict more damage :D

              I also remember doing the Missingno glitch for hours and hours searching for a Mewtwo, because my uncle always got one :D I just found why this happened last week when reading about the glitch, my name was always BERNARD and my uncle's name was PEDRO, so it was impossible for me to get one that way.
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              Old May 6th, 2011 (7:26 AM).
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                My Pokemon Red memory (the one i can remember) was when i first got the game. I was 9 years old. At 9, a lot of changes happened around me. The day after my 9th birthday, we moved to a bigger house. It was old, it had bugs, but it had 3 bedrooms, so my teenage brother was more than satisfied with not having a baby like me in the room with him. Anyway, like most kids, i went to bed early Christmas Eve. That December i covered my bases. i wanted Toys, Video games, and toys. Anyway, with my bedroom being directly across from the living room, i ran toward the tree. a lot of stuff that i use to this day was probably under there...but the star of the show was Pokemon Red. i played for hours that day....good times...

                I also have a Yellow memory,(A short one) I was at walmart, or kmart, and i went to the videogame section. my brother was there and my mom too. back then, i had to go to a certain section with somebody, but we all went. I saw Yellow edition. Back then, i watched the tv show too, so i thought it was the tv show edition if pikachu is the starter. I begged my mom to get it. my bro chimed in and said "its just like the other one you have", in a non-helping nature. i said it had differences. my mom saw they eye of the tiger...or maybe that i was going to throw a fit...so she bought it for me....also, i was stuck on brock for a month or 2 before i realized i needed a butterfree.

                G/S memories are kinda sad. i was in middle school around this time. i remember the egm magazine with Ho-Oh on the cover. i was so into the game. i remember i even had Pokemon magazines with articles about it, and on the back, showed the starters and there evolutions. another good thing was that my good friend was into it too. so when he would spend the night, we would battle, and trade and stuff. one of my favorite moments was when i got to goldenrod city. it is my all time favorite city! i love everything about it, and i remember falling in love with the Olivine music. and a WTF moment, when some random guy gave me HM Strength. the sad part comes from when i let some guy borrow my Gold. he never returned it. i asked and asked every day. i even asked a friend to interrogate him about it...but it was no use. i bought Silver sometime after and then it was taken also...
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                Old May 11th, 2011 (4:15 PM).
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                  Pokemon Silver, This may be a bit too late but in 2006 my adventure started, it was really fun I enjoyed it, Just like GSC I have enjoyed HG&SS FR&LG B&W!
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                  Old May 12th, 2011 (4:26 AM).
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                    Played Red ever since I was 3 or 4. It was a gift from my grandmother's friend. My cousin (2 years older than me) and I shared it. I remember the days we fought over the cartridge. Squirtle is my first pokemon. Although my first level 100 is Snorlax, I didn't train it. I remember finding a way to get into the room where Lt. Surge was. I didn't knew how to get in there and I skipped Gyms. After weeks of finding a way, my cousin helped me get the 3rd badge and we are off to Saffron City. However, we didn't knew how to past through the Saffron Guards. We were stucked there like a few months till I bought a fresh water and walked through there and walah! After that, my cousin took the cartridge from me and I never saw it again.
                    Until last year, I asked my cousin for the cartridge and he gave it to me. However, the game save was deleted (well, after not playing for like 7 years?) and I started it since than and my first level 100 of that run was Snorlax. (again )
                    All those memories, I missed them.
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                    Old May 14th, 2011 (8:17 AM).
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                      I started playing yellow wen I was 7 n man was I mad when my haunter didn't evolve lol. Then came yellow and I couldn't beat Brock lol. Then came silver and I didn't know how to move the two people battleling on the way to go get your first badge lol. Really good times
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                      Old May 14th, 2011 (8:32 PM).
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                        I was four when I received my first ever video game, Pokemon Yellow. I was so awesome at it, even though I couldn't read half the words. In fact, I was SO AWESOME at it that I trained my Pikachu (and only my Pikachu) to level 70, had my brother evolve it through a trade, and then sobbed when Blue sent out his Sandslash at the Indigo Plateau. Ah, youth.

                        Pokemon Gold turned out slightly better (but not really). I kind of scrambled through the game until the Lake of Rage, where I captured the Red Gyarados and spent the better part of two years getting to level 100. I then proceeded to own everyone in the game. Obviously, I didn't have much skill (come on, I was six), but me and Gyarados are best buddies. I even traded a clone to Crystal to preserve him for eternity, because my save battery is due to die any minute now.

                        Yeah, I know this is a huge tl;dr. Sorry. :l
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                          I have begun playing Blue again and I am at Vermilion ( Haven't beat Lt.Surge yet) with this Team:

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                          But since Lt. Surge is an electric leader and every time I try to catch a wild Pokemon I One-hit it, I am stuck.
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                          Old June 25th, 2011 (8:09 PM).
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                            My most recent run through Gold brought some of my favorite moments in the game in awhile. First off, I raised my Eevee into an Umbreon. I'm very glad I did, because that is not only my first Umbreon, but it really impressed me in battle, even before it evolved. And another thing I loved about this was my battle against Lance- I haven't had this close a match in awhile.

                            It started off with Ampharos against his Gyarados. Gyarados used Rain Dance, Ampharos used ThunderPunch, down. Then he sent out his first Dragonite, used Blizzard, took down a lot of health. But then I got lucky with a critical ThunderPunch that was further boosted by Rain Dance. Second Dragonite, I switch to Furret who does little damage before being taken down. Then I sent out Kadabra, who I was expecting to be a major staple in this match. Wrong, one Psybeam, one Hyper Beam. Then I sent out Umbreon, who only needed one Take Down to defeat it, thanks to being weakened from the previous two Pokemon. It managed to get in a Twister before, which in addition to Take Down recoil, left Umbreon with little over half HP. Aerodactyl, I send out Ampharos. It took Ampharos a Thunder Punch and an Iron Tail to defeat Aerodactyl, and he was left with red HP. Lance sent out his last Dragonite who easily took down Ampharos, and to my surprise, my Red Gyarados. Still, my Gyarados put up an impressive fight before being taken down, leaving Dragonite with less than half HP. I send out Typhlosion and use RollOut, which takes out Dragonite by turn 2, but its Outrage attack did a number. Lance sent out Charizard, but it got taken down in one hit by Typhlosion, and I won the match.

                            That was a good match in my opinion.
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                              I was four when I received my first ever video game, Pokemon Yellow. I was so awesome at it, even though I couldn't read half the words. In fact, I was SO AWESOME at it that I trained my Pikachu (and only my Pikachu) to level 70, had my brother evolve it through a trade, and then sobbed when Blue sent out his Sandslash at the Indigo Plateau. Ah, youth.
                              I lol'd at this. Good times.

                              So inspired by this thread, I just pulled out my GBC and am restarting Yellow as I type. I am flooded with memories from being 8 years old.

                              My fondest memory, though, is training an Abra, evolving it, then trading back and forth with my friend Cody to get an Alakazam. I think I got Ala to about level 70 by the time I was at the E4. I remember running out of PP on my attacks though so I had to beat Blue with Flash and Struggle.
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                              Old July 30th, 2011 (4:24 PM).
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                                i remember not ever beating ONE game when i played. I could never figure out that there was a story line you had to follow. i just liked beating gyms and making a whole bunch of wild pokemon faint!

                                But since i found my yellow and changed the internal battery in my crystal 2 days ago, im having a wonderful time! i beat yellow a month ago, and im in Olivine city heading to Cinnabar Island right now in crystal!

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                                Old August 2nd, 2011 (1:43 PM).
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                                  Playing through Yellow again, and the gym leader music is instantly my favourite again. I just love it. I have to argue that it's the some of the best music in the series.
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                                  Old August 29th, 2011 (4:49 PM).
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                                    I remember being 5 and playing Yellow.... I would get to Pewter with hardly anything other than the Pikachu, then take on Brock. I'd lose, start back at my house, then rage quit after about three tries.... I seldom ever got past Brock, and would die in Mt. Moon and NEVER be able to beat anything... So I'd turn the game off!
                                    A year or two later, I found out you could heal at a Pokemon Center... then a little later, I found the Save function... then finally caught a Caterpie and evolved it fully.
                                    When I was 7 or 8, I got all the way to the mansion in Cinnabar, couldn't figure anything out, then quit till I was maybe 11, when i finally beat the game!

                                    The sad part is that I beat Gold and Crystal before Yellow....
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                                    Old September 3rd, 2011 (6:31 PM).
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                                      mmm the colour ones probally had my best memories - like getting blastoise for the first time. also when i defeated the first 5 gyms before i lost the game. made me pretty proud :D
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                                        Ohhhhhh the metal games' music was so charming, and the color games were the best as well. I like 8-bit music ALOT.
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                                        Old September 6th, 2011 (8:41 PM).
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                                          Just started playing Silver version over again last night, the music and the graphics are a blast from the past

                                          Going to start to build a strong six Pokemon team early so I'll have an advantage later on.
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                                          Old September 28th, 2011 (2:13 AM).
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                                            I remember I was playing on my game boy pocket instead of my GBC and was in the bug catching came and caught a venonat whilst not really paying attention.. then a scyther showed up and I was like OMG and I tried to catch the scyther but couldn't and got all upset.. but I got in second with my venonat.

                                            then I went on my bro's GBC to discover that the venonat was a shiny..

                                            @_@ I was like.. omg..
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                                              I remember in Blue version when I defeated Lance I went on against Blue "Gary" & when the champion music came up I was like huh whats happening!? And finally I realized it was the champion battle when I saw "Champion Gary would like to battle". I was mindblown
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                                              Old November 1st, 2011 (1:00 PM). Edited November 1st, 2011 by Sephirothxx.
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                                                A while back in like March or something I finally managed to get a hold of a GB/GBA switcher link cable from a friend and got to evolve my hard-trained scyther in crystal. I felt so great! I love my Scisor!

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                                                I remember in Blue version when I defeated Lance I went on against Blue "Gary" & when the champion music came up I was like huh whats happening!? And finally I realized it was the champion battle when I saw "Champion Gary would like to battle". I was mindblown
                                                Ha ha I love the feeling you get when you read "Champion Gary wants to fight!" and that awesome music starts to play. I cherish that moment in Red. I even take a pause before I send out my pokemon to listen to the first 30 secs of the battle theme!
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