Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal

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Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal
DeveloperGame Freak
SystemsGame Boy Color, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS
ReleasedPokémon Gold and Silver
GBC JP: November 21, 1999
GBC AU: 13 October 2000
GBC NA: 15 October 2000
GBC EU: 6 April 2001
3DS (Virtual Console) WW: September 22, 2017
Pokemon Crystal
GBC JP: December 14, 2000
GBC NA: July 29, 2001
GBC EU: November 2, 2001
GBC AU: September 30, 2001
3DS (Virtual Console) WW: January 26, 2018
Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver
DS JP: September 12, 2009
DS NA: March 14, 2010
DS AU: March 25, 2010
DS EU: March 26, 2010
Added to
3DS, Crystal (Virtual Console): March 29, 2021

Pokémon Gold Version (ポケットモンスター 金, Poketto Monsutā Kin, "Pocket Monsters: Gold"), Pokémon Silver Version (ポケットモンスター 銀, Poketto Monsutā Gin, "Pocket Monsters: Silver"), and Pokémon: Crystal Version (ポケットモンスター クリスタルバージョン, Hepburn: Poketto Monsutā Kurisutaru Bājon, "Pocket Monsters: Crystal Version"), were the second generation of role-playing video games in the Pokémon series.


Pokémon Gold Version (known as Pocket Monsters Gold in Japan) and Pocket Monsters Siver Version (known in Japan as Pocket Monsters Siver) were released for Game Boy Color in Japan in 1999, in North America and Australia in 2000, and in Europe in 2001.

An expanded version, Pokémon Crystal Version (known as Pocket Monsters Crystal Version in Japan) was released for Game Boy Color in Japan in 2000 and in North America, Australia, and Europe in 2001.

Emulated versions of the Game Boy Color versions of Pokémon Gold Version and Pokémon Silver Version were released worldwide for the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console in 2017.

An Emulated version of the Game Boy version of Pokémon Crystal Version was released worldwide for the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console in 2018.

In 2009, Pokémon Gold Version and Pocket Silver Version received enhanced remakes in Japan and in 2010 worldwide for the Nintendo DS titled Pokémon HeartGold Version and Pokémon SoulSilver Version.