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Pokemon Crystal Coming to 3DS Virtual Console

Back when Nintendo announced that Pokemon Gold & Silver were going to be released on the Virtual Console for the Nintendo 3DS hardware line, I was a bit surprised at the omission of the third title in the generation, Pokemon Crystal.

Pokemon Crystal for Game Boy Color!

With the first generation games all three title, Pokemon Red & Blue along with the later arriving Pokemon Yellow, were released at the same time.  This time around however, Nintendo seems to want to follow the original release pattern.  Pokemon Gold & Silver were released back in September.  Now we have just gotten the word from Nintendo that Pokemon Crystal will be available next month.

Virtual Console Bound

I suppose this is consistent with how things ran back in the day.  For a stretch Nintendo and Game Freak had a pattern of releasing a pair of titles, each with Pokemon exclusive to one or the other, then following up with a revised version that allowed players to catch them all, and a few more, on one combined title, slightly updated, but set in the same region.  This continued on through Pokemon Platinum, the follow on title for Pokemon Diamond & Pearl.

After that the plan seemed to be to rework and old title, like Pokemon HeartGold & SoulSilver, or release two more follow on titles, as in the case of the current Pokemon UltraSun & UltraMoon.

Anyway, if you’ve gotta collect all the titles, you will be able to pick up Pokemon Crystal come January 26, 2018.

Return to Pokemon Gold and Silver

Pokemon.com announced last week that the next installments in the Pokemon series would return to the Johto region last visited in Pokemon Gold, Silver, and Crystal back in the days of the original GameBoy and the GameBoy Color.

The new games will be called Pokemon HeartGold and Pokemon SoulSilver and will bring all the advances found in the recent Pokemon games to a long absent region.


As with the original Pokemon Gold and Silver, players will start off with one of three Pokemon, Chikorita, Totodile, or Cyndquil, representing leaf, water, and fire types.

The game is slated for Spring 2010.  Pokemon games usually release in Japan first, so I am sure we will hear a lot about these two titles before they arrive in other markets.