You can now relive the moments of your childhood on the new Nintendo 3DS with Pokemon gold and silver. Players are able to catch the 100 new Johto Pokemon including Tyranitar, Girafarig, Skarmory and 97 more Pokemon. With the edition of eggs and berry’s it totally changed the whole reflection of the game Pokemon. As Nintendo Kid Ambassadors, we received codes to download the game and test out. All opinions are my own.
When eggs and breeding came out every one was confused or surprised and thought it was awesome. The idea of baby Pokemon was adorable, and new evolution’s for Scizor and Onix having to trade with metal coat was hard but was definitely worth it with new types and appearances that made them look awesome with the new edition of the dark and steel type.
Also they got rid of special and added the special defense and special attack. The dark type balancing the power of the psychic type. The steel type beating the rock and ice types (also fairy types but they weren’t out yet so I am not counting the fairy type.)
With still small glitches that take forever in silver and gold they really worked on those and have gotten better and got rid of most glitches. So now you can feel nostalgia about gold and silver and new players like me can experience the great game that is Pokemon gold and Pokemon silver.
Genders came out and people were excited that there was a new aspect to the game to learn with breeding groups and pairs. Gold and silver were the first games where you coulg catch a legendary (unown) pretty early in the game. With the new legnedraries to catch you have the legendary dogs (entei, suicuine, and raikou) as well as all 26 unown , the two cover legendraries lugia and ho-oh and the mythical celibi (who I guess you can’t catch but you get the gist) then when you complete Johto you can go back to a fan favorite Kanto region and do red and blue again and get even more nostalgia. While going through the Kanto region, you get to battle all the gym battles you faced in red and blue all over again. And then still get all the Johto badges and continue on catching even more legendaries including the legendary birds (articuno moltres and zapdos) an of course the great Mewtwo. So you can go back through Johto and Kanto. For those people who started with heart gold and soul silver (like i started with alpha sapphire), you can finally play the original versions of there first games or one of there are first games and can play the regular gold and silver.
My Thoughts on the Pokemon Gold and Silver:
Pokemon Gold and Silver is super cool because we can go back to Kanto. You get the free Togepi rather early in the game. You get to have more than 8 gym badges which is something I’ve always wanted to do. You get the free shiny/red Gyrados later in the game. I don’t like how most of the Spinarak in gold look like the shiny Spinaraks. While they are great to look at, my sister got all confused and we thought we had something better than we did. I like how they kept the old graphics instead of using the new updated graphics. The difference in graphics makes the game different to play. I dislike the roaming beasts (Raikou, Entei, and Suicune) because even though you can put them to sleep they can still run away. Then you have to continue on re-tracking them down again and again until you find it again and eventually capture it to complete your Pokedex. I disliked how (not counting mega Gyrados) not a single gen one Pokemon received the new dark type how ever gen one Pokemon received the new steel type. (For example the Magnemite line). Overall the Pokemon Silver and Gold versions are great to play a different way of the Pokemon games. You get different graphics and a different region to play in.
Pokemon Gold and Silver are available for download in the Nintendo eShop on your DS devices.