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Pokemon - Crystal Version

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Overview

The title screen.
The title screen.
The seventh game in the Pokemon series.  It was a remake of Gold/Silver with minor changes, as Yellow was to Red/BlueEmerald to Ruby/Sapphire, and Platinum to Diamond/Pearl.   The plot is generally the same as gold/silver with a few new subplots added involving the legendary Pokemon Suicune and the Unown.  This was also the first game in the Pokemon series where you could choose the gender of your trainer. Also it is the first pokemon game  where the opposing pokemon each have a unique entry animation.
Besides minor graphical changes, such as the new animated sprites for the Pokemon, the biggest addition was the battle tower, allowing players to participate in stadium-like battles.

Gameplay

one of the new features, Battle Tower.
One of the new features, Battle Tower.
Pokemon Crystal follows closely the formula of the previous games, most notably Gold/Silver. You start the game in your home town and star capturing and training Pokemon aspiring being the greatest Pokemon trainer in the world. For that the player has the chance to choose the gender of the main character, something new to the series then, and choose which Pokemon he wants to start the adventure from three choices given by Professor Elm, Chikorita, Cyndaquil or Totodile. The player is able to buy as much Poké-balls as he wants and try to capture as much Pokemon as he feels like, though only six can be held with the player for use against wild attacks or other Pokemon trainers, the r