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Best version?

Discussion in 'Pokémon Generation I & II Discussion' started by pacman000, Nov 5, 2012.


Best version?

  1. Gold

    7 vote(s)
  2. Silver

    8 vote(s)
  3. Crystal

    31 vote(s)
  1. pacman000

    pacman000 Well-Known Member

    What is the best version in the 2nd generation?
  2. Vatti

    Vatti The One and Only

    I'd say Crystal. Animations, cleaner look, choice of gender, etc. Gold might be beter for those who like ho-oh tho. In Crystal and Silver you gotta catch all three dogs to get him. So people might not like that.
  3. Charoshi

    Charoshi Charmander is best

    Crystal version is my favourite game in the franchise so.... Crystal.
  4. Unoin

    Unoin Well-Known Member

    Well I've never caught any of the dogs and I still caught Ho-oh in Silver:D Crystal is my favourite but I think Silver has the best sprites
  5. Vatti

    Vatti The One and Only

    Really? then i guess its just in Crystal you gotta catch em all
  6. Estellise

    Estellise freeze!

    I've always preferred Lugia to Ho-oh, so Silver Version. However, Crystal is the best out of the three; I love Kris, animated sprites, and Suicune. :p
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2013
  7. Kalosian

    Kalosian Never Say Forever

    Crystal is my favorite since it had a lot of features that Gold & Silver lacked and introduced many new things. The best thing being that Suicune wasn't a roamer anymore. But its not perfect, being unable to get a Lugia with Aeroblast and Ho-oh without Sacred Fire always annoyed me. It also lacks wild Mareep, which let me down when I played it. But I still think it's the best of the three.
  8. Lorde

    Lorde Banned

    Silver version without a doubt. It had better sprites than Gold version, and the version exclusive Pokemon were cooler in my opinion (I loved being able to find wild Delibird and Phanpy). Encountering Lugia early was also a bonus.
  9. Aquarelle

    Aquarelle Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    Even though I've spent more time playing Gold than the other Gen II games, I would have to pick Crystal as being the best version for having features that weren't in Gold/Silver like the Suicune plot, Battle Tower, etc.
  10. auteur

    auteur Fossil freak

    I've only played Crystal once, but it was enough to clearly stand above Gold and Silver in my eyes. It's the definitive Gen II version.
  11. wc662

    wc662 Green Goblin

    Crystal by far. only real downside is it wasn't playable on the super game boy for snes
  12. Zoruagible

    Zoruagible Lucario Lover

    I like Crystal the best. I almost completed the whole poke dex
  13. Arcos

    Arcos Umbreon Master

    I like Crystal the best cuz it was my first pokemon game and i love Pokemon Crystal
  14. Shymain

    Shymain Shaymin Lover

  15. Crystal6

    Crystal6 Gen.2 Shiny Breeder

    Crystal because: There is a new game in the Radio Tower thing that lets you get rare candies and other poke-drugs. You get the Mysterious Egg from the Daycare which means free pokemon with a higher chance of being shiny, and you get a Dratini with Extreme Speed from the Dragon's Den.

    The only downside I can think of is lack of Lugia/Ho-oh and other silver/gold exclusive pokemon.
  16. Porygon tamer

    Porygon tamer May Fanboy.

    Crystal because you can choose either male or female and the enchantments to the story, obviously.
  17. Kutie Pie

    Kutie Pie 桜咲くこの坂を今も上っている

    I only ever had Silver, but after watching a certain someone's let's play of it, and from what I remember seeing on my friend's cartridge years ago, I would say Crystal. It was an improvement, especially as it gave a bit of a story, had animated sprites, a choice of gender, some scenery upgrades in some places... and I think that's it. Not much else to say, really.
  18. FrozenConstellation

    FrozenConstellation There for grace I go

    I would say Crystal, since the animations were better and it was more of a challenge.....
  19. Cutty

    Cutty Forever now

    It is Silver for me.
  20. Bolt the Cat

    Bolt the Cat Bringing the Thunder

    It's a tie between Gold and Silver for me (it depends on which Pokemon you like), but since you're throwing Crystal in there, Crystal is definitely the best, they added on some new features and stuff. I don't like how they handled the legendaries in Crystal, though.

    It is just Crystal. Here's how it works in all three versions:

    In GS, all three of the Beast trio are runners, but you don't need any of them for Lugia and Ho-oh. You get your version mascot (Ho-oh in Gold, Lugia in Silver) after defeating Team Rocket in Radio Tower and the other one when you get the Rainbow Wing/Silver Wing from an old man in Pewter City.

    In Crystal, only Raikou and Entei are runners, while Suicune is fought in Tin Tower after defeating Team Rocket in Radio Tower. You then need all three of the Beast trio (and to defeat the Elite 4 IIRC) to get the Rainbow Wing from the monks and climb Tin Tower to catch Ho-oh. Meanwhile you get the Silver Wing from the old man in Pewter City and catch Lugia then.
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2012

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