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Hands down one of the best Pokemon games of all time! With so much depth in the story and so many great new places in the Johto region, along with the original Kanto region (with some minor tweaks, like Veridian Forest an the Power Plant). The great characters stories like your Rival being a criminal who becomes good have never been matched by newer characters. Even Joey and his Rattata had more depth than any new Black and White trainer, and who didn't get annoyed by his constant calling, but still not feel bad for him whenever that Pidgey escaped his grasp?
Not to mention the new additions that forever changed Pokemon for what it is today: Genders in Pokemon an Main Characters alike, Breeding, Shiny Pokemon... The list goes on and on! The first game to have animated sprites and to have pokeballs that were made from apricorns. An amazing and haunting soundtrack (Who doesn't get nostalgic from Ecruteak City's theme song? and the first game to add different music for the "bad guys" and Legendaries.
Pokemon Crystal had not 8, but 16 obtainable badges! An elite 4 like no other, and a final battle against Red from the original games! What more could you want?
The first game to add a radio or communication device and re-matches as well. It added mysteries and puzzles like no other Pokemon Game. The Ruins of Alph still rank as one of the hardest puzzles in Pokemon history!
I still remember the first time I had played this game. I loved Red and Yellow, but Gold and Crystal blew them right out of the water for me. Along with a great story, they have a great amount of new Pokemon! Pre-Volutions like Pichu have been loved and never forgotten through all of Pokemons advances. New pokemon like Togepi and Togetic were some of my favourites. And the Legendaries like Suicune and Ho-Oh are some of the coolest and toughest Legenaries ever added to Pokemon and events to obtain special Pokemon like Celebi through e-reader cards were so fun and unique.
Not only has Crystal been fun on it's own. But it also has one of the funniest translated versions of Pokemon ever! Pokemon Vietnamese Crystal is something any die hard Pokemon fan needs to search up and watch/play (be warned though, as there is some bad language due to translating errors).
All in all, nothing brings back the childhood memories you cherish like Pokemon, and Crystal is one of the best ways of bringing those memories back.
I gotta say, this game was the first pokemon game that I really played through as a kid, but after a little while, I lost it and couldn't play it anymore. I was heartbroken and when I saw it again at a yard sale, I bought it in a heartbeat. It starts off with the best story of any pokemon game and also has one of the largest pokedexes to boot during the time when it came out. It was the first to incorporate moving pokemon which I thought was awesome and it had probably the longest story out of any pokemon game ever. What other game lets you fight Red? Sure silver and gold come close, but this is a step ahead of even those games. If you are a newbie to pokemon, I suggest this one as a starting game.
The hands down best pokemon game ever, great story line. I adore how it's like you have to prove yourself to the legendary dogs(suicune really) but the story doesn't prevent you from easily getting through the gyms like in black in white. My one peeve is how easily typhlosion can walk through the gyms, and how easy victory road is. That doesn't mean that this game is not challenging, the ice path can be very tough to figure out. Another plus to this game is access to 2 regions! 16 badges of awesomeness and epic battles vs Red packing lvl 80s. Pokemon Crystal is hands down the greatest pokemon game of all time!
It's a great game! I've had mine for 8 years of my life. The first two regions are all I ever cared about because they were my childhood. I have right about 800 hours on mine. If I included the time spent before restarting, it might be about 820. The amount of time this game can accumulate annihilates any Wii, GameCube, or N64 game I've played!
This game has pokemon from both the Kanto and Johto regions. So why vote for Pokemon Red or Blue? I understand that the newer games have more pokemon and some of the same ones. Some people just like the first and second generation pokemon more than the newer ones. This game should be rated #1.
Pokemon crystal was to me was the far best of the series because it integrated many of the new options and moving pokemon graphics until unfortunately the new games took them all out of proportion. It was simple and the pokemon didn't look retarded like many of the new ones do in the new installments. The amount of hours I've accumulated on crystal alone with out a restart is over 800 hours with restarts probably about 1500-to 2000 hr!
Who doesn't love Gen 2? It's the first sequel to the Pokemon franchise, introduced some 100 new Pokemon, while keeping the old Pokedex of Red/Blue. This was when the concept of moving battle sprites was introduced and it got rid of the inclusiveness of Gold/Silver, where you could only catch certain Pokemon in a certain game. A necessity for ANY Pokemon fan. Also, Pokemon Trainer Red.
This game is amazing! I love how you can battle Red, your rival and the elite four over and over again. But I don't like the fact that you can complete the game's story very quickly (I turned the game over within 3 weeks). The Pokemon are both Joto and Kanto. Amazingly you can battle gym leaders from both regions. Its worth playing
Introduction of a female character, the fact that you're able to travel to two regions, and are able to interact with the past Pokemon characters? I don't think any other Pokemon game does that, except the remakes. Even then, Kris was so much better than Lyra. It was my first Pokemon game and I abide my loyalty to it!
It's the best game so far. I think this is because of the innovations that were brought to the game. Such as breeding, Shinies, 2 regions to be explored, pokemon that aren't so repetitive as the ones today.. Also, it's the second pokemon game I've had after Yellow... But that was good too. But not as good as Crystal.
You could be a girl, Introduction to more wild legendary encounters, original team rocket, revisit hoenn, graphics were slightly better; but still had that classic feel, introduction to battle movement intros, intro to shines! Intro to breeding! Great story, and had you glued to the screen with its many mysteries!
This game took my whole high school years to get 248 pokedex, then the battery in my game pak died. Tsk.. Still the best version I've ever had! The transition version between the colored and advance versions. This version ROCKS! All the newer pokemons weren't much as significant as the pokemons in this version! :D
MAN I love that game! The time thing is the best. Too bad the battery in my game pak died... I can't save anymore!
A masterpiece. Truly, all of the Game Boy core Pokemon games are masterpieces. R/B/Y, the remakes, G/S/C, so on, are all so amazing that it was incredibly difficult to pick the best. In the end, though, I think Yellow and Crystal are tied, and possibly Emerald makes the tie too.
I am kind of wondering why this game isn't number 1. This game was epic. I grew up playing this game. I never got bored of it. Every time I finished it, I would restart the game again just to feel the thrill. So put this up on number 1 or I will hunt you down and kill you. Have a nice day
I love it and up to now I'm still playing this game. You can even catch suicune without it running unlike gold and silver plus it has a battle tower (like pokemon ruby and saphire) where you can train your skills its the best!
Two regions to explore. Contains the best two Pokemon generations to date and existed before Pokemon began to release an outrageous number of legendaries. How can this not be the greatest Pokemon game of all time!
I have played almost all the pokemon games and this stands out easily. it is the perfect blend of innovation and originality. (honorable mentions are emerald and leafgreen)
It has Johto, Kanto, three legendary beast, Lugia, Ho-Oh, a lot of impovements and most important pokemon from I and II generation which were made with love and consideration.
It takes 3 really good games, and perfects them, that is why gold silver and crystal are the best games. It mixes good graphics with the timeless 251 pokemon.
Love this game. A must play for anyone in the world. You have to buy this or at least get an emulator. KiGB works great...
I've grown up with this game, and despite all the new games with improvements, this still remains my favorite Pokemon game.
Good game real fun though bad grafics
Possibly the best gameboy game EVER
Pokémon Crystal was my first pokemon game ever! But my battery in it died and my mom made me throw it out. *sniffs* I miss you Crystal! You will alway be my favorite pokemon game!
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