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Seen July 23rd, 2017
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My hope is that Pokmon Crystal's delay is just due to the extra features, to avoid cannibalizing the potential sales of Pokmon Gold/Silver. For the Mobile System thing, I'd rather have an incomplete Japanese rerelease of Crystal (removing Mobile System if need be) than no rerelease worldwide at all (and I don't think it would be too unfair, since technically the original English release of Crystal was incomplete anyway due to lacking the Mobile System (it appears as a result of the technology being infeasible at the time in non-Japan countries), yet Crystal still released internationally in that "incomplete" form), mostly because I think that preserving/experiencing Generation 2 Johto is important for videogaming as a whole, as opposed to retaining and being exposed to nothing of Johto at all.

The ideal scenario, in my opinion, would be Crystal's eventual worldwide release with Mobile System intact in all territories, and I would be mightily impressed if that happened. But Mobile System isn't too necessary - if one wants global wireless battling and trading, well, that's what Pokmon Sun/Moon & Pokmon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon are for.. XD (in the meantime, at least).
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I'm sure Crystal will be soon. I doubt they'd leave it out for those extra sales from Nostalgia. With all the stuff happening right now, like US/UM's and Pokken's announcments, they're racing around and people are digging for information from the hype. They might do the same thing for Emerald if the 3rd gen gets a release there.

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Would've loved to see Crystal get a re-release for the VC, as I've been interested in playing that one for a while (played Gold/Silver back in the day, but never got the chance for Crystal). But perhaps it'll come along eventually.

Though it hardly matters, as I don't have the space for it on my 3DS, and I doubt I'll be buying extra 3DS storage space either.
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I hadn't thought about the mobile thing. Perhaps that Japanese feature is an issue, though I suspect they can either work around it (by introducing wifi for everyone, though that could be a reason for a delay, or by cutting it out). Plenty of titles on the virtual console have cut out functionality compared with their original releases (like the lack of wifi in Animal Crossing: Wild World, or several other similar changes), and it wouldn't surprise me if the feature were to get cut.

I just hope they release it eventually. It's a guaranteed money-maker, so it wouldn't surprise me to see it out someday. Maybe they want to spread out the releases to increase profits, or to help advertise another game in the future.

Aside from the mobile thing, one concern I have is that Crystal features Kris, who wasn't in HGSS. It's been long enough that I doubt GF would care, but since they replaced Kris with Lyra in HGSS, would they be reluctant to return to Kris? That being said, FRLG didn't remake Yellow, and if anything, Yellow was even less relevant today than Crystal would be (tying in with anime plot lines from years gone by), so references to older elements/features probably isn't a concern. Plus, HGSS did include a number of Crystal references/plot elements, so hopefully Crystal's features are still considered relevant enough to be worth re-releasing.
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In addition to the Mobile System issues, I also suspect that they had issues getting the 3DS to emulate Crystal well. Remember that Crystal is the only one of the Gen 1/2 games that's GBC-exclusive, so it's internally different (and more advanced) than RBY and GS. From what I recall, Stadium 2 had issues emulating Crystal (ie. making the game monochrome when you used Dodrio mode with it), so it wouldn't be unheard of.

Either way, not having Crystal on the VC still sucks. Hate seeing my favorite main series game get shafted like this. :(

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In addition to the Mobile System issues, I also suspect that they had issues getting the 3DS to emulate Crystal well. Remember that Crystal is the only one of the Gen 1/2 games that's GBC-exclusive, so it's internally different (and more advanced) than RBY and GS.
While I understand that the long-obsolete Mobile System may be a factor in why we aren't seeing a Crystal re-release; I don't think emulation capability of a GBC-exclusive game would be much of an issue as other "Only for Game Boy Color" marked games have seen Virtual Console re-releases, including Super Mario Bros. Deluxe and Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons.
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While I understand that the long-obsolete Mobile System may be a factor in why we aren't seeing a Crystal re-release; I don't think emulation capability of a GBC-exclusive game would be much of an issue as other "Only for Game Boy Color" marked games have seen Virtual Console re-releases, including Super Mario Bros. Deluxe and Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons.
I'm only theorizing, just like everyone else. Some GBC games may be easier to for the 3DS to emulate than others, and browsing through the list of GBC games that were re-released on the VC, I'm still finding that most of them were "black cartridge" games (aka. GB games enhanced for the GBC) rather than true GBC games. I hope I'm wrong and that we won't have to wait until the Switch VC to get Crystal.

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Maybe they'll release it at a later date, to make people buy Crystal as well as Gold/Silver, perhaps to make more money (?):P
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Though it hardly matters, as I don't have the space for it on my 3DS, and I doubt I'll be buying extra 3DS storage space either.
Er, wait. Supposedly Red/Blue/Yellow on the VC were less than 100 blocks (someone please confirm/deny) so if that's the case I would certainly have enough space on my 3DS for a Crystal download.

so nintendo plz do a crystal re-release, i want =(
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Seeing as I've only ever played Crystal from Gen 2, it'll be good to try out Gold or Silver. But still, please just give it a VC release <3
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I've emailed someone at TPCi about this in the form of General Feedback, yesterday:

I've seen the Pokmon Direct today, and while I'm amazed that Pokmon Gold and Pokmon Silver have been announced for the 3DS Virtual Console, I'm concerned that Pokmon Crystal hasn't been announced for the 3DS Virtual Console. Will Crystal also be released for the 3DS Virtual Console on the same day as Gold and Silver, or are you going to save Crystal for a later release?
Not long after, I got an answer...

While we do not publish the Pokmon games for 3DS, we do take your concerns seriously and have forwarded them to the appropriate parties. Please note, you will not receive a reply directly.
I do hope Crystal gets released for the 3DS Virtual Console.

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The Mobile System is technically really outdated, dial-up connections aren't used anymore so they would need to update it to support modern broadband connections if they want to include it in the re-release version.
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From a marketing perspective it makes sense now. They wanted to release Gold & Silver first as they wouldn't have sold anywhere near as many copies if they were put up alongside Crystal. Now though, if they do choose to release Crystal at a later date say this holiday season or early next year, people would still probably buy it even if they'd previously bought Gold or Silver.

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<p>Aaaaand apparently Mobile System GB may get patched out.</p><p><a href="http://forums.glitchcity.info/index.php?PHPSESSID=pp943hc0ndna4hjaeh1obm20hgt5641s&topic=8086.msg206918#msg206918">http://forums.glitchcity.info/index.php?PHPSESSID=pp943hc0ndna4hjaeh1obm20hgt5641s&topic=8086.msg206918#msg206918</a><br></p>
I was figuring that maybe the Mobile System would have to be disabled altogether for a Virtual Console re-release to Japan. Should that be the case, though, I think a Japanese re-release version of Crystal will end up being nearly identical in features and functionality to the versions the rest of the world got (since the Mobile System GB never was released outside of Japan).

As for re-releasing Crystal separately at a later date: If Crystal does eventually get re-released, I wouldn't be surprised if it happens sometime next summer at the very earliest (since, although the release span between G/S and Crystal was over a year apart in Japan, North America got those released about nine months apart).

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I've got this strange feeling we will get Crystal announced on Christmas. It's not really fair to deprive people from it when the urge will be there after playing G/S :/

Sorry I know this post might make you guys think there's an update sorry haha.
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Maybe Nintendo and Game Freak wanted to invoke the feel of Gold and Silver being the only true sequels in the main series Pokemon game canon by leaving out what was less of a sequel and more of another glorified extension, that being Crystal.

The reason they kept Yellow, on the other hand, was probably to further celebrate the franchise's 20th birthday (Which was the reason they released Red and Blue on VC in the first place) by also releasing the only Pokemon game to have actual ties to the show (Since it's very loosely tied to the games). Since Crystal has no ties to the show and the franchise's 20th birthday has already ended, they probably thought it was irrelevant to put forth the extra resources to re-release it.

But they might re-release Crystal someday, maybe on that game's birthday, since it did after all introduce some things that have since become game tradition (Like an alternate gender for the player and a battling facility).

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I was figuring that maybe the Mobile System would have to be disabled altogether for a Virtual Console re-release to Japan. Should that be the case, though, I think a Japanese re-release version of Crystal will end up being nearly identical in features and functionality to the versions the rest of the world got (since the Mobile System GB never was released outside of Japan).

As for re-releasing Crystal separately at a later date: If Crystal does eventually get re-released, I wouldn't be surprised if it happens sometime next summer at the very earliest (since, although the release span between G/S and Crystal was over a year apart in Japan, North America got those released about nine months apart).
Speaking of disabled features, did anyone else get a slight wave of depression after speaking to the photo guy and being unable to say "Yes", because the Game Boy Printer is officially ancient history?...
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I realize this is kind of old but has anything changed since this article was written as far as features/patches?

It seems like a lonely adventure if the only thing we can exchange/battle is restricted to local. Sun and Moon is just too much to learn for some people (me) and not seeing any sort of more compatible system is really depressing.

We don't have 100 children running around the streets like back in the day where we can challenge each other or trade with y'know? For G/S/C to simply serve as some bridge to "migrate" Pokemon into the "newest" and apparently better games just kind of
sucks.

Even years after their original release it was disappointing to learn about the mobile system for the first time and it not even being implemented due to most of us being technologically-challenged. That isn't the case anymore. It's even easier and cheaper to do so now- so why stop here? Can we just create a friendly non-negotiable petition for Nintendo to follow through with their old ambitions they once had for their franchise?

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Speaking of disabled features, did anyone else get a slight wave of depression after speaking to the photo guy and being unable to say "Yes", because the Game Boy Printer is officially ancient history?...
I didn't actually check this in-game myself, but I read about it, and honestly I'm kinda disappointed that they just disabled it altogether... it would've been really cool if they'd set it up to save the screenshot to be printed with the GameBoy Printer as a .png to your 3DS's image gallery or something instead rather than just disabling it altogether.
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I didn't actually check this in-game myself, but I read about it, and honestly I'm kinda disappointed that they just disabled it altogether... it would've been really cool if they'd set it up to save the screenshot to be printed with the GameBoy Printer as a .png to your 3DS's image gallery or something instead rather than just disabling it altogether.
That's a good point. I never had a GameBoy Printer, so I've never tried to actually print anything from my Pokemon games, but in the modern era, it seems like an easy way to get Pokemon images from your 3DS to the internet/your computer. I still find it irritating that I can't really take high-quality screenshots of any of my "official" Pokemon games from over the years, especially when taking screenshots is a common practice in many other games these days.

My guess is that GF either thought it would be too much work to come up with an alternative printing feature, or figured no one would ever use it. Still, it seems odd that they updated certain mechanics (like trading) while leaving others untouched or crippled.
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