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Pokémon Crystal

by Nintendo
Game Boy Color
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 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
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Game Information

  • Platform:   Game Boy Color
  • ELSPA Minimum Age: 3
  • Media: Game Cartridge

Product details

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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: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,455 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description 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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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So you thought you were finished? 3 Nov 2001
By A Customer
Format:Game Cartridge
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
5.0 out of 5 stars If You Thought Gold & Silver Was Good.... 9 Sep 2001
By A Customer
Format:Game Cartridge
...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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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pokemon Crystal 5 Nov 2001
Format:Game Cartridge
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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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pokemon Crystal: Best of the Bunch 19 July 2004
Format:Game Cartridge
This review is about Pokemon: Crystal Version For Gameboy Colour.
The first "lot" of Pokemon was Blue,Red and Yellow. They were a hit, but people wanted more so Nintendo later came to Gameboy Colour again with "lot 2". This was Gold, Silver and of course, Crystal. They were another hit they had add-ons for sure: A Mobile Phone, A Radio, Two Regions, 16 Badges, Colour, 251 Pokemon, Day and night, Breeding Facility and New Dark and Steel Types.
The delay for female Pokemon fans was carrying on until Crystal came along. This game had the same up-grades as Gold and Silver and a few more: The option to be a Girl or Boy Trainer and new and improved battle animation. I think this means that Pokemon Crystal is the best Gameboy Colour pokemon game around. So don't buy Ruby or Sapphire just yet. Think about it.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enter A New World 27 Oct 2006
Format:Game Cartridge
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Pokémon has stepprd into the Johto area. The game is basically has the same goals as all the other pokémon games, catch 'em all. However, this version is slightly different to Gold/Silver. It has moving pokémon, see a wild pokémon, it moves. I would totally recommend this game to anyone with an interest in pokémon as you can explore Johto AND Kanto. Plenty to keep you busy. Not to be missed. It gets the official Dr. Wolves stamp of approval. Buy it, you won't be disappointed.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars best game ever 7 Nov 2001
By A Customer
Format:Game Cartridge
I thought Gold and Silver were good but this game is excellent the pokemon move which is so cool it will keep you glued to the screen for as long as the batterys last but then youll just go to the nereast shop and get some more I would really recomend this game if your a pokemaniac or you want to buy pokemon crystal as your first game
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best but beware! 10 April 2013
By AlexB
Format:Game Cartridge
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Hi guys, I haven't bought the game. But just a word of warning to anyone coming on here to buy them. These game is now over 15 years old. There is a very tiny battery (smaller than a watch battery) which keeps your save games. These battery's are now expiring! Meaning you cannot save your game any more. Gold, Silver and Crystal are 3 of the best pokemon games they have made. These batteries are changeable however you need a VERY small screwdriver and a specialized battery to do the change. By all means buy this amazing game but be prepared to have a little fiddle with it first!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Had a lot of problems
Returned like 3 different games because the battery inside them had died. Eventually got a working one. Childhood was brought back to life
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5.0 out of 5 stars wow
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