Pokémon Crystal Info
Pokémon Crystal is the latest
Pokémon GB game to come out of Japan. What is basically is is
the "Yellow" to Pokémon Gold & Silver, with additional
features, like new characters, different Pokémon rotation,
and.... a way to battle your friends over the phone!
All I have to show you is Pokémon Crystal
info from PA!'s Affiliate, Pokémon
Forever (THANKS!). But considering that
very little of the big sites have it, I'd thought I'd share it with
you and beat everyone to the punch! Well... not everyone, I mean PF
had it before me.. :P
Wheee! Let's see what we've got:
Pokémon Crystal Info
off, you've got your title here. Wheee! It's all blue and
we've got what seems like TWO playable characters. We all
know the boy (he's not Ash but Hiroki). But the girl is all
new, but doesn't have a known name yet. Let's just call her
we have a simple cartoon idea of what the deal is with the
cell phone. It's quite simple....
The yellow Game Boy is inserting the
Pokémon Crystal game cartridge into it's game thing
slot, and also attaching what seems to be a blue MODEM into
it's plug dohicky. Then we've got the cell phone (or I'm
guessing any phone) plugging into the blue modem.
Now why do thing? Well, this is so that
you can battle your friends without even being there! You
phone them up, say "I'm too lazy to walk over to your house,
so let's play over the phone!" and then you start battling!
as for the game itself, nothing new storyline wise has been
added. As far as I know, it's the same a Pokémon Gold
However, aside from "Kristine", a new
feature is being added into Crystal. And it's.... battle
animations! Yes! Pokémon will move and flare up
when you battle them. A-mazing!
here is the box image for Pokémon Crystal.
It's Suikun! ... Yes, the main focus of this game is Suicun.
... Er... that is, you'll be able to find Suikun in the
field (like how you can find Moltres or Mewtwo), and that
your NEW rival will be a girl with a TON of Suikuns
So what are the details about the
physical plastic game?
- The game will cost ¥3800, which
is about oh... $35.61 in the all powerful US
- Pokémon Crystal is set to be
released on December 14th, 2000. Why that's a
- The cartridge will be only for Game
Boy Color, will have Pocket Printer, Link Cable, infrared
Link, and 64GB compatibility. It will also include a
attachable back-up feature.... whatever that is.
- The box will also include the modem
thing to that you can hook up your phone to in order to
play over the phone.
Wow! I can't wait for it to come out in
English! Kind of makes Pokémon Gold and Silver seem
Pokémon Crystal Info
Many rumors on Pokémon Crystal has come
along, however this page will help debunk or prove a great many of
Pokémon CAN'T learn more than 4
attacks. Unless there's something I missed, I don't think because
it's Crystal doesn't give Pokémon NEWER game
Crystal WILL be released
in the States, and so will the Mobile Transmitter device thingy.
Why? I HIGHLY doubt NOA will pass up a Pokémon GB title
JUST BECAUSE of modem incompatibilities between Japanese phones
and American phones. Without a doubt, NOA designers and programers
are already working on a version of the transmitter that works on
REGULAR phone plugs. Heck, if Nintendo can convert COMPLICATED
VOICE RECOGNITION PATTERNS in Hey You, Pikachu, then it's
VERY LIKELY Nintendo can convert telephone signals. Now although
NOA "says" that won't translate the game, they also "said" that
they won't translate Hey You, Pikachu! because of the voice
says that there "new" Pokémon that may be seen in
Pokémon Crystal. You know what? There won't be any.
Why? First off,
Nintendo isn't in a position to hype up 5 new Pokémon in a
game. The changes between Gold & Silver and
Yellow are as different than the changes from Red &
Blue and Yellow.... which is very little. I don't
recall seeing Marril, Togepi, etc in my Yellow game.
Secondly, these SAME Pokémon foot prints
were in Gold & Silver too! Check out these exclusive
screenshots I took while playing the Japanese version of Gold last
year (when it came out in Japan).
It's GS Missingno. I was able to battle and
capture it using the Gameshark code: 91FCDFD0. Try it
yourself on Japanese GS if you don't believe me.
Recognize the footprint? It's the same one seen
What also backs up my statement is... UPN has 5
foot prints, 252 through 256. Now in GS, there are 256
Pokémon "slots" in the game (FF equals 256 in hexadecimal).
251 of those slots are used up by REAL Pokémon data....
which leaves 5 EMPTY slots. 5 foot prints, 5 empty slots...
and that's Ross!
So that's that, there is NO new Pokémon
being introduced in Crystal, nor will it have to do with
Pokémon Stadium GS or anything else. The next time
we'll see new Pokémon is when a Pokémon game is made
for GAME CUBE.
RockyR at the PA! Forums has
confirmed Celebi's existance. Here's what he wrote:
Nick went and supplied that you
stick an item in the 'well' in Ilex Forest. Apparently, since I
looked at th' screenshots, you get the item from Gantetsu
[Kurt]. The item is the "Jiiesu" Ball. Which...confused
me for a bit...but it actually means GS. So then you get the GS
Ball from Kurt ^_^
Apparently this is after you beat the
Kanto side as well...and you might actually find him
At least the screenshots were ordered
like that is the case. Pokemon number requirements could be an
issue too ^_^ Meowth knows his Gameshark cheats well and he
could have skipped ahead or done that event modification thing
to speed up his play, or he had a lot of time on his hands.
But it's definite! Awesome.
Score! This also relates to the event that'll
happen in the 4th Pokémon movie.
New Crystal Stuff
"Stuff is good." - Rocky
I don't think anyone who's been playing Crystal
has made any list of all th' changes. That and the previews are
rather vague. Where I'm playing...I see what's new. Here's a list. A
lot of the stuff hasn't been mentioned. Other stuff is old from the
beginning news of Crystal...but if th' list is gonna be concise, it
has to be there.
This is what I know from the beginning of th' game
to where I am now.
New Stuff from the Beginning:
The title screen
is...new. Kinda follows the Yellow theme with the main character
[Suicune] flying all over the place.
Mhnn..everyone knows you can choose to
be one of the two heroes. The main character's 'normal' name (Red,
Blue, Yellow...) is Kris. That's a choice for the guy or girl. In
Japanese, the guy's three other base names...are Youkuse,
Takehito, and Takao. The girl's three other base names are Chuhu,
Kiyomi, and Satoko.
The girl's mom is in the hero's house as
well as the original one.
Utsugi has a new second computer...
Walking into a new area (like from
Newbark to Rt. 29) prompts this nice text box at the bottom of the
screen to tell you where it is. There's a screesnhot of this
included (it's also a screenshot of something different)
The Pokédex info is new again. Makes for five
different (Yellow was cheap in some areas with paraphrasing...but
still) sources of info now.
Pokémon animation stuff. Everyone knows they
animate...but not specifics.
> Beginning of battles (the opponent)
> Checking their stats
> Evolution thing.
The animations range from cheaper (Sentret's
has like 2 frames repeated) to smooth and awesome (more are the
high quality). When you view the stats, you'll get an 'extra' four
frames not seen in battle which are along the lines of the
Pokémon blinking twice, flapping its' wings, etc. It's
usually the blinking.
If the Pokémon is under status
conditions, it won't animate. Figures. The animation is meant to
enhance the cry I guess, cause it's simultaneous and they open
their mouthes and whatnot.
- Pokémon sprites
themselves...have changes. (besides the animation) Seems like they
used an edited pallete or something...because a variety of
Pokémon have fixed colors. Spearow actually has a pink
beak...Pidgey doesn't have pink on th' wings, Unown doesn't have a
green edge, Onix is totally gray...Remoraid is lighter....Okay,
that's quite enough. ^_^
And...some Pokémon images (when they
aren't animated) are from Gold...some from Silver, and some are
all new. This is due to fixes and the animations themselves. The
Gold image of Mankey was used....because they wouldn't want Mankey
to animate, and then stay in a kicking pose....like it oughtn't
have stopped. Some Pokémon were in the air jumping (like
Raichu)...same deal...they used the one where it's standing. Both
Pikachus were apparently no good so they made a new one. It's a
Suicune, Entei, and Raikou now have their own
tiny picture thing. Now they don't look like the generic 'mammal'
Like Yellow, a lot of Pokémon locations are
switched. From what I've seen.... (All this applies to Johto. I
don't have that Kanto attachment yet)
Matching with the Pokémon
location change...the Game Corner (in Goldenrod) now has as th'
Abra for 100
Cubone for 800
Wobbuffet for 1500.
So Abra's price is split and the other two
(Ekans, Sandshrew) are available both in the wild
There's even new
buildings/houses...etc.. Screenshots are in there.
- Pokémon Communication
Takes the place of the normal old Center. It's spacious
inside...and houses a thing for the Mobile....I assume for
trading...battling...whatever the Mobile is supposed to do.
Saffron tends to mirror Goldenrod, so Saffron might have one as
- Battle Tower...near Olivine
to the west
I'd like to know what this is. A huge skyscraper with some
people looking on. I can't get in. I'm guessing you have to
beat the Johto League gyms...maybe also the League
Champions...possibly the Kanto Gym leaders. Being a 'Battle
Tower'...it's probably some sort of awesome battling place.
Could be like the challenger house in Viridian City with more
matches... Could also be something else for the Mobile...they
could have people update the game with the Mobile for it to
open...and have a sizable championship/tournament...thing with
no travel! It's really big...so I assume it's good.
- Some old woman in Cianwood. She tells
you...after selecting a Pokémon where you caught it and
at what level. ^_^ Right next to this...the first time
visiting...you'll find Suicune on the rocks.
- The 'Burnt Tower' was redone. The top
actually looks burnt now. The inside is dark and very
There's that Minaki guy... who's after Suicune. I suppose
you fight him multiple times...he challenged me once in Cianwood
after Suicune runs over the ocean. He's got a Drowzee, a Haunter,
and an Electrode (Electrode is apparently his best
Pokémon...kind of like the starter is your Rival's best.
Electrode already knows Thunder at...LV. 24...making it harder.
He's nothing like your Rival because his team is smaller
Looking at strategy guide pictures shows
that trainers...a bit frequently, so for Trainers ...mhn...
positioning and owned Pokémon... have been moved into new
positions (ones that wait for you). It's meaningless, but moreso
than Elm's computer... I guess the positions are more
Apparently no one knew to prove me wrong...I assumed from
the screenshots that Kurt hands it to you after some
accomplishment late in the game. I actually recieved it at the
Communication Center from some woman working there. I don't know
what I did first...but upon walking in I got it. You can't do
anything with it then, however. You just get Oak and his "This
isn't the right time for that" deal.
Blue card (?)
It isn't a Buruu card...because it isn't spelled totally the same.
A woman at the Radio Tower gave this to me... It relates to some
kind of Point system (seeing as it uses the word "Point" and gives
a number value.) How you get Points...I don't know. It relates to
a new Radio show...that's mentioned at IGN. 'Hello Aoi'. Some
hat-wearing woman in the studio has a list of items that can be
taken from getting points on the Blue Card.
(Other new items include:)
Taurin (I spose it's talon? The translating sites
don't like it.)
Max Up (Elixir, isn't that it?)
The other three things...I don't know what they
are either. C_C I'm guessing a lot of the things there are normal
That's...as far as I can think, all that's new up
to the point where I am. -_- ^_^
Stuff is good.