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Pokémon Crystal

Platform : Game Boy Color
38 customer reviews

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  • Explore Johto, a giant all-new world
  • A real-time clock tracks your progress
  • Train, battle, and breed your Pokémon creatures
  • Two new types: Dark and Steel
  • Trade Pokémon with Gold or Silver editions of the game
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Game Information

  • Platform: Game Boy Color
  • ELSPA Minimum Age: 3
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

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  • ASIN: B00005LBHM
  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 6.4 x 0.3 cm ; 45 g
  • Release Date: 1 Nov. 2001
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,562 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description

Amazon.co.uk Review

Pokémon Crystal is, to a large extent, identical to Pokémon Gold or Silver, though there's a new intro, a few extra animations, a bit more info on the Unown and some changes to the rarity, availability and position of certain Pokémon--and for the first time you can now choose whether to play as a male or female character. Crystal's big selling point in Japan was its compatibility with the Mobile Adapter, allowing players to trade and fight at a distance via their mobiles, but that functionality is sadly lacking in the Western release.

Much of the game is still about nurturing your Pokémon creatures, breeding them to create new types and pitting them in battle against the Pokémon of other trainers. Crystal also retains the day-and-night gameplay and the ability to import trained Pokémon from older versions of the game or trade with friends .

Also, as in Gold and Silver, you can communicate with in-game non-playing characters by giving them your character's phone number. Doing so will open up opportunities for you to receive rare items and important information. You will also find a radio tuner mixed in with your gear; a radio show can put you in touch with special items, too. For players of Pokimon Red, Blue or Yellow there are two new Pokémon types, Dark and Steel, as well as an all-new world to explore.

In summary, then: a great game, and a very worthwhile buy--but only if you're a Pokémon completist or you haven't already upgraded to Pokémon Gold or Silver.


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3.9 out of 5 stars

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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 3 Nov. 2001
Format: Video Game
Wow. That's pretty much all I can say.
I love this game! I've only had it for a few hours and already it's incredible. The intro sequence in itself is almost enough to warrant a review (perhaps not, but I loved it) - and the little Pichu is so cute when Suicune runs past it!! I haven't even got to Violet City yet and already I've noticed the changes. I'm a girl (yahoo! With a cute pink bag!), Pokemon keep moving when I'm fighting them (yay!) and I've already got a phone number from a guy who promises to give me things. *big fat smile*
So, anyway, the actual review. OK, the big differences in Crystal are that you can now play as a girl trainer (if you're a girl or if, like me, you're just fed up of being a boy) and also that when the Pokemon come onto the screen in a battle, they do a little jig! (Cyndaquil goes all flamey, Chikorita swings round its leaf, Pidgey flaps its wings, etc etc) I think the graphics have changed a bit as well, little redrawing perhaps. It has the advantage of having Gold/Silver's great graphical quiality with more freedom of choice. Also, apparently later on the Unown come into play much more, and Suicune has a bigger part to play (duh, he's on the box!). From what I've read, there's also a special thingy where you can get things off the radio, more people give you things (hands up all those who found it sooo annoying when there was never enough of anything in Gold/Silver) and there is also a battle tower, plus a PokeSeer who tells you where/when you caught your Pokemon and how happy it is.
Overall,if you're not Pokemon's biggest fan and have Gold and Silver, then you'd best steer clear and wait for the next generation (please, Nintendo . . . please!!!), but if you love it enough to appreciate the little tweaks and adjustments, it's a solid buy.
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 9 Sept. 2001
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...wait until you see this!This beautiful Pokémon game has many many new features changed or added from the Gold and Silver versions,including Battle Tower and the Seer.Although most of the good stuff in the Japanease version was taken out by Nintendo in translation :( it's still a worthwhile buy,even if only to get your Marowak with Swords Dance or Cloyster with Spikes.Definately the best Poké game yet.There's only one thing left to clear up:YOU CANNOT CATCH CELEBI IN THE ENGLISH CRYSTAL.This and the Mobile Adapter were the 2 main things all English and American Pokéfans were looking foward too,but Nintendo had to go and take them out.Interestingly enough,when you enter a certain GameShark code,you find out that Nintendo translated it but didn't keep it in the game.Thanks so much Nintendo...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Luke Thrower on 8 July 2010
Format: Video Game
Pok'emon Crystal is the sixth game in the series and is known more as a "Director's cut" if you like , in the same way Yellow was, essentialy the same game but a few extra's.

For those of you new to the this whole Pok'emon shennanigans , in the 90's and early 00's a craze following of the Anime Pok'emon began, it follwed Ash katchum, a 10 year old boy in Kanto who lives alongside creatures known as Pok'emon. He wants to become a trainer , to battle using Pok'emon. There's two main objectives from it , one to become the ultimate trainer and two to " catch em all".
This is passed over to the games where you control new characters , battling through different areas to become the ultimate trainer.

I'll point out now that the bulk of the story, Pok'emon and gameplay is covered in my previous review of Gold and Silver, this review will just comment on the new features rather than a copy and paste job. Cheers.

This game was mainly bought by the collectors and purists, it threw in a couple of firsts for the series and led to changes later on the series.
The first addition to the game was the ability to choose the gender of your character, this had not been done before and the series and was actually due to the surprise from Nintendo that so many women were playing the game, It was mainly aimed at 10 year old boys. There was no real customisation added to this idea , you just got to be a punk sorta looking chick. Being a young lad at the time I wasn't to keen on this , I mean how could they expect a girl to be a Pok'emon trainer.

The second addition was more graphical, for the first time basic animation was thrown in to battle scenes, all be it in the smallest possible way.
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Adam Crago on 5 Nov. 2001
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The special edition of Gold and Silver is finally here and proves to be better than yellow was. Yellow was meant to be based around the tv series but only that you got a Pikachu and Joy and Jenny were in the game. But Crystal keeps to the same formula as a normal pokemon game with more features. The new feaures are exceptional. The chance for female gamers able to choose to be a female is a good new feature (being a female in the game changes what some people in the game give to you). The battle tower is a great place to train your pokemon and the chance of catching Sucinue in a normal battle instead of the annoying way you have to catch the legendry dogs. If you are a poemaniac or new to the world of pokemon then this is a excellent addition to you collection.
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