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Pokemon Discussion => Gameboy and Gameboy Color => Topic started by: Kloud on July 07, 2011, 04:00:11 pm



Title: Retro Discussion General
Post by: Kloud on July 07, 2011, 04:00:11 pm
This is basically a general discussion of Gameboy and Gameboy Color Pokemon games thread (think ToT, except for GB and GBC Pokemon games). Talk about memories, past and recent experiences, and more! Not limited to main series games, either- anything in the GSC era or sooner is welcome talk here.

Now for some of my nostalgic memories. xP Not all, but I'll put up a few.

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y286/nevaseen/2011-07-07154822.jpg)

That's my carrying case from when I was a kid. I still use it, it's awesome and has lots of pockets. It also matched my GBC (now lost, sadly, but I had a Grape one).

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y286/nevaseen/2011-07-07155110.jpg)

My current "retro set". Pinball (the original with the RumblePak) too! The Crystal also has a good condition game guide with it. So old <3

So, starter topics.

What were rumors you heard in this era? Since the internet wasn't widespread to those under 18 back when Red and Blue came out, this led to a lot of neighborhood rumors (at least for me). What did you hear? Did you try any?

What did you think when you encountered your first shiny/Red Gyarados?

Have you played any retro games recently? On a Nintendo console? Tell us about it.

Feel free to bring up new topics too! Keep it going people :D


Title: Re: Retro Memories Thread
Post by: Tuxedo Mask on July 07, 2011, 04:10:54 pm
i remember the old glitch where you got all starters. fake of course. ah the good old days


Title: Re: Retro Memories Thread
Post by: Kloud on July 07, 2011, 04:14:41 pm
i remember the old glitch where you got all starters. fake of course. ah the good old days
There's actually a glitch in GSC that lets you do that o.o I tried it once a long time ago, worked like a charm.

I heard about all sorts of ways to catch Mew (none of which were true), plus rumors about the Pokegods and Pikablu. I also heard about all sorts of Easter Egg type deals, but never tried any because I was worried I'd hurt my Pokemon. xD

Although once, on my original play of Blue, I encountered the freakiest thing. It was one of the cocoons (Kakuna or Metapod, can't remember) in the grass patch right below Mt. Moon. Not only do they not appear there, but it also used Vine Whip and Bubble. Needless to say, I was scared outta my mind xD


Title: Re: Retro Memories Thread
Post by: Tuxedo Mask on July 07, 2011, 04:35:05 pm
i once found a pikachu that was level 100 before i even got a badge


Title: Re: Retro Memories Thread
Post by: Kloud on July 07, 2011, 04:40:03 pm
So, for those of you who have played a GB or GBC recently, what do you think of it? After years with more advanced systems, I have to say, I'm disappointed. But my memories of how great it was make me smile... That had to contribute to why I wear glasses now LOL, since I''d try to play at night. It must have been a real chore to raise Pokemon without in-system lighting... I just remember how much I loved it, never really looked to complain back then xDD


Title: Re: Retro Memories Thread
Post by: RIIKYUUUN~<3 on July 07, 2011, 04:47:56 pm
i once found a pikachu that was level 100 before i even got a badge
That reminds me, I found a Pikachu that had a Metapod cry one time.

So, for those of you who have played a GB or GBC recently, what do you think of it? After years with more advanced systems, I have to say, I'm disappointed. But my memories of how great it was make me smile... That had to contribute to why I wear glasses now LOL, since I''d try to play at night. It must have been a real chore to raise Pokemon without in-system lighting... I just remember how much I loved it, never really looked to complain back then xDD
Ah~ The good days when I got so mad when I couldn't play my game at night, ah~.


Title: Re: Retro Memories Thread
Post by: Kloud on July 07, 2011, 04:51:43 pm
That reminds me, I found a Pikachu that had a Metapod cry one time.
Ah~ The good days when I got so mad when I couldn't play my game at night, ah~.
That sounds horrifying ._.;;

Same. xD

Watch this for retro music about why he loved the RBY:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=It6xj40UVRM

It's a dumb song, but funny. I kind of preferred it when I was a newblet, since I was GSC and before when I was most newbish. So I can relate to missing the good old days xD


Title: Re: Retro Memories Thread
Post by: JCBellsprout on July 07, 2011, 05:32:24 pm
Would anyone be interested in a Let's Play kinda thing?


Title: Re: Retro Memories Thread
Post by: Kloud on July 07, 2011, 06:14:53 pm
Would anyone be interested in a Let's Play kinda thing?
I would~~ I'm actually kind of doing it with the rp anyways. xD Everything I get in the rp is something I got in my Blue. :D But I've started trying to rebuild the team on LG and it's been a real pain, since some of them have wonky genders (just in case the battery dies anytime soon, I'd want to have the team still).


Title: Re: Retro Memories Thread
Post by: JCBellsprout on July 07, 2011, 06:41:20 pm
I would~~ I'm actually kind of doing it with the rp anyways. xD Everything I get in the rp is something I got in my Blue. :D But I've started trying to rebuild the team on LG and it's been a real pain, since some of them have wonky genders (just in case the battery dies anytime soon, I'd want to have the team still).

I was thinking of doing one run of Yellow and then Silver on Stadium, perhaps I should make a Let's Play topic , something where others can input as well.


Title: Re: Retro Memories Thread
Post by: Kloud on July 07, 2011, 06:52:02 pm
I was thinking of doing one run of Yellow and then Silver on Stadium, perhaps I should make a Let's Play topic , something where others can input as well.
Might be fun :D At least a place to randomly chat about runs. I'd have a lot to brag about with my Blue run xD


Title: Re: Retro Memories Thread
Post by: RIIKYUUUN~<3 on July 07, 2011, 07:13:03 pm
Might be fun :D At least a place to randomly chat about runs. I'd have a lot to brag about with my Blue run xD
Me too. On one of my Emerald runs almost every Pokemon I had in my team had awesome natures and IVs. (Blaziken/Adamant, Linoone/Jolly, Gardevoir/Calm, Ninjask/Adamant, Shedinja/Adamant, Wailord/Bold)


Title: Re: Retro Memories Thread
Post by: Tuxedo Mask on July 07, 2011, 07:37:19 pm
Me too. On one of my Emerald runs almost every Pokemon I had in my team had awesome natures and IVs. (Blaziken/Adamant, Linoone/Jolly, Gardevoir/Calm, Ninjask/Adamant, Shedinja/Adamant, Wailord/Bold)

i had a torchic....... yeahhhhh not so good


Title: Re: Retro Memories Thread
Post by: RIIKYUUUN~<3 on July 07, 2011, 07:56:07 pm
i had a torchic....... yeahhhhh not so good
What happened?


Title: Re: Retro Discussion General
Post by: Tuxedo Mask on July 08, 2011, 07:26:37 am
it was level 100


Title: Re: Retro Discussion General
Post by: RIIKYUUUN~<3 on July 11, 2011, 03:31:56 am
it was level 100
*facepalm*
Why exactly?


Title: Re: Retro Discussion General
Post by: Tuxedo Mask on July 11, 2011, 12:13:02 pm
i dont know. all i know is i had everyone in the national dex except for blaziken and combusken


Title: Re: Retro Discussion General
Post by: RIIKYUUUN~<3 on July 11, 2011, 04:18:34 pm
i dont know. all i know is i had everyone in the national dex except for blaziken and combusken
Did you have someone else to trade with?


Title: Re: Retro Discussion General
Post by: Tuxedo Mask on July 11, 2011, 04:19:28 pm
no


Title: Re: Retro Discussion General
Post by: RIIKYUUUN~<3 on July 11, 2011, 04:23:49 pm
no
i dont know. all i know is i had everyone in the national dex except for blaziken and combusken
Than this is impossible, as about 20 of the Pokemon in the Hoenn Dex must be traded to obtain, as most of them are version exclusives.
National Dex is completely impossible with no one to trade with as 200 or more Pokemon must be traded as well.


Title: Re: Retro Discussion General
Post by: Tuxedo Mask on July 11, 2011, 04:25:12 pm
i had two gameboys


Title: Re: Retro Discussion General
Post by: RIIKYUUUN~<3 on July 11, 2011, 04:27:48 pm
i had two gameboys
Then how did you fill the National Dex?
Not all of the Pokemon were available in Hoenn, nor Kanto without a certain program.


Title: Re: Retro Discussion General
Post by: Tuxedo Mask on July 11, 2011, 04:48:59 pm
i used a link cable and traded with them


Title: Re: Retro Discussion General
Post by: RIIKYUUUN~<3 on July 11, 2011, 05:07:55 pm
i used a link cable and traded with them
Even with a link cable, some Pokemon like Houndour are unavailable without a certain program.


Title: Re: Retro Discussion General
Post by: Scarlet Spider on July 11, 2011, 05:10:55 pm
To complete Gen 3's national dex a person uses all the Gen 3 games, RSE, FRLG, C/XD and of course some mons need events... :P it was a gen which was a good money making thing for nintendo since the mons were spread out xD
and in gen 4 it's possible to get most mons on one games but it's just so screwy with some of the methods, it's just easier to use all of them xD


Title: Re: Retro Discussion General
Post by: RIIKYUUUN~<3 on July 11, 2011, 05:23:02 pm
To complete Gen 3's national dex a person uses all the Gen 3 games, RSE, FRLG, C/XD and of course some mons need events... :P it was a gen which was a good money making thing for nintendo since the mons were spread out xD
and in gen 4 it's possible to get most mons on one games but it's just so screwy with some of the methods, it's just easier to use all of them xD
Exactly.
I was referring to the E-Reader, you could use it to obtain a Houndour in FR/LG, it's the only way to get a Houndour without C/XD.


Title: Re: Retro Discussion General
Post by: Tuxedo Mask on July 11, 2011, 06:03:46 pm
i traded from xd/c


Title: Re: Retro Discussion General
Post by: Kloud on July 11, 2011, 06:07:43 pm
Exactly.
I was referring to the E-Reader, you could use it to obtain a Houndour in FR/LG, it's the only way to get a Houndour without C/XD.
You can get Houndour in Emerald via the Safari Zone. :D

But yeah, there are a number of Pokemon that were neigh-impossible to get back then...


Title: Re: Retro Discussion General
Post by: RIIKYUUUN~<3 on July 11, 2011, 06:19:46 pm
i traded from xd/c
Of course you did.
You can get Houndour in Emerald via the Safari Zone. :D

But yeah, there are a number of Pokemon that were neigh-impossible to get back then...
Really, I never found one. -_-


Title: Re: Retro Discussion General
Post by: Kloud on July 11, 2011, 06:20:22 pm
Of course you did.Really, I never found one. -_-
Yeah, they're pretty hard to come across, but I've found one or two.


Title: Re: Retro Discussion General
Post by: RIIKYUUUN~<3 on July 11, 2011, 06:23:25 pm
Yeah, they're pretty hard to come across, but I've found one or two.
*facepalm*

Really, two!?

The rarest thing I thought that I found was a Shuckle.


Title: Re: Retro Discussion General
Post by: Tuxedo Mask on July 11, 2011, 06:37:47 pm
oh yeah. i found a stantler,an aipom, a houndour,and a wooper