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    Pokemon Gold/Silver(GBA)
    Changes FAQ
    Project Started: 12/8/04
    Version Final
    by strawhat
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    {1.0} Introduction
    {2.0} Changes
    {3.0} New Pokemon
    {4.0} FAQ
    {5.0} End
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    |                            {1.0} Introduction                              |
    Pokemon Gold/Silver is a revolutionary addition to the Pokemon RPG series. It
    was these versions that took a gigantic step forward to greatly increase the
    number of Pokemon available to use, movesets that open up new strategies, and
    a whole bunch of additions such as gender, shinies, breeding, eggs, and much
    more. Haven't played Gold or Silver yet? Read about the extroadinary changes
    in this little spoiler-free guide.
    |                               {2.0} Changes                                |
    Let's start with the changes between old Red/Blue/Yellow. First, if you
    haven't noticed, every Pokemon has totally new sprites from the front and
    back. They are also in full color. Pokemon learn new moves and the special
    stat has been split into two different stats. There is Special Attack and
    Special Defense. Special attack judges the power of attacks that are the
    special type.(Fire, Water, Ice, etc.) Special Defense judges how much damage
    you take from them. 
    Some attacks from R/B/Y now have different effects. These moves include
    Reflect. Other sprites also have been updated and some are just plain old new.
    Pokemon Gold/Silver takes place in a whole different region. It is called
    Johto. Although the game does not say anywhere that it takes place after the
    original, that seems to be the case. Red(Ash/Satoshi) and Blue(Gary/Shigeru)
    are in the game as bosses. One Gym Leader gets a promotion and Giovanni of
    Team Rocket seems to have previously been thwarted by you know who. You also
    have a new rival who's much more badass than your last one.
    Battles haven't changed that much. It's still the basic four move movesets and
    based on turns. There are some new and added effects though. Whenever you
    start a battle, a digitized pokeball appear. There are more variations of
    battle music. Your rival gets his own song as well as the Elite 4. The attacks
    get a whole bunch of new special effects. There is an intersting new addition
    to battle strategy though. That is holding items. You can give your Pokemon
    items to hold that can have special effects. For example, if you give a
    Pikachu Leftovers to hold, it will gain a little bit of HP each turn and it
    doesn't count as an item used!
    Every Pokemon in the game has an entire new movelist. The moves are now closer
    together in level compared to the previous Pokemon. Combined with the new set
    of TMs and HMs, Pokemon traded from RBY and Egg Moves, you can get quite a
    variety of different Pokemon with different movesets.
    For those Pokemon battle freaks, the hidden numbers (DVs, EVs, etc.) have
    changed. The formula is different, but I'm unsure of what it is. You're
    probably best off asking the message board at GameFAQs.
    Menus have changed a lot of the better. You backpack has slots now. You can
    carry 20 normal items. There is a different slot to carry as many TMs/HMs as
    you want. There is one more for key items so you don't have to have items that
    clog up PC/item space(*coughsstickercough*) and one last one for Pokeballs.
    It's much more convinient. When viewing Pokemon, you can see the base power
    and accuracy for attacks as well as small descriptions. Pokemon summary pages
    also allows you to scroll back and forth. In the options menu, you can select
    which border you want for your menus. A nice little addition.
    You also have a new option called PokeGear. This option has a radio that lets
    you listen to some interesting information, a map, and a telephone. The phone
    allows you to record a certain amount of phone numbers. Trainers can sometimes
    give you numbers. They can decide to have rematches with you carrying stronger
    Pokemon! Some numbers are required for game progress though.
    A tiny little addition is that you mother collects money after every battle to
    save up for you. You can also deorate your room with dolls that you buy at
    stores or stuff that your mom buys you.
    Ever wonder if your Pokemon is a guy or a gal? Well, now you know. MOST
    Pokemon have genders now. Some are genderless. This is for breeding. You can
    now breed Pokemon to get eggs. The egg will contain a Pokemon at level 5. So
    what's the advantage of breeding? Well, you get special egg moves that can
    only be recieved by breeding. You can also pass on one-time TM moves. One more
    thing you can do is pass on shiny Pokemon.
    Shiny Pokemon are special Pokemon with inverted colors. They're VERY rare.
    Every Pokemon has a shiny form. They don't have any special abilities though,
    just there for bragging rights. There is also a special virus called Pokerus.
    It's good though, so don't worry about that.
    The best, most unique feature in Pokemon Gold/Silver is time. Only in Gold/
    Silver is there visible night/day. The game keeps track of what time it is in
    real life. It also keeps track of what day of the week it is and daylight
    saving's time. In the daytime, Pokemon that live in the day come out. Some are
    Pikachu and Pidgey. At night, others come out such as Zubat. Some Pokemon are
    out 24/7. The day and night has even more functions though. Some attacks like
    Synthesis will have different effects depending on the time of day. It will
    recover more health in the daytime of course. Some Pokemon will also evolve
    differently depending on the time.
    Speaking about evolutions, some of the old Pokemon now have some new
    evolutions/pre-evolutions. A few to mention are Golbat and Scyther. There's
    also a new method of evolution: trading with items. If you allow a Pokemon to
    hold an item and trade it, it may evolve.
    Do you miss Kanto? That's OK. At the end of the game, you can still revisit.
    I'm not going to tell you how though, that's for you to figure out. You can
    still get 16 badges in the game, but not face the old Elite 4.
    Speaking of Kanto, trading with Pokemon Red, Blue, and Yellow versions are
    still available after some time in the game. You can also battle, but the
    Pokemon must be available in the previous versions and they can't have any of
    the new moves.
    Many people ask if there's still a Pokemon duplication code. There is, and
    it also doubles up as Pokemon item code. It does not come in mass quantities
    Between Pokemon Gold and Silver, there's isn't that many changes. If you look
    carefully, some Pokemon have different sprites. There are still exclusives
    between each version(you also have to trade from RBY to finish your Pokedex).
    The opening screen of the two versions are different. Gold has Ho-oh during
    the day and Silver has Lugia during the night.
    |                             {3.0} New Pokemon                              |
    Here's a list of all the new Pokemon and a quick description about them.
    #152 Chikorita
    #153 Bayleef
    #154 Meganium
    This group are grass Pokemon that resemble dinosaurs. They have some sort of
    plant on their heads.
    #155 Cyndaquil
    #156 Quilava
    #157 Typhlosion
    These look like a...mole-type thing. One of its symbols is fire that can come
    out of its back when it is not tired.
    #158 Totodile
    #159 Croconaw
    #160 Feraligatr
    If you can't tell by the name, these are water type Pokemon that are
    alligators/crocodiles. They have high defensive and attack stats.
    #161 Sentret
    #162 Furret
    They look like a ferrets. They have long tails used to boost themselves up and
    are a brownish color.
    #163 Hoothoot
    #164 Noctowl
    They're owls. They come out at night and have the abilities to see in the
    #165 Ledyba
    #166 Ledian
    These guys are ladybugs. They are red and have spots on their back. Ledian can
    stand on two legs and is capable of inituating punch attacks.
    #167 Spinarak
    #168 Ariados
    Spinarak and Ariados are spiders. Big spiders. Spinarak is green with spots on
    its behind and Ariados is red. They come out at night and spin webs.
    #169 Crobat
    Crobat is the new evolution of Golbat. It is mighty fast with four wings. It
    is purple with dark eyes. IMO, it's pretty cool-looking.
    #170 Chinchou
    #171 Lanturn
    I don't know what these are. Lanturn looks like a fat dolphin while Chinchou
    some kind of water bug. They are both water/electric types and have pretty
    strong electric moves. They are blue like the ocean.
    #172 Pichu
    Pichu is the pre-evolution of Pikachu. The Pokedex description says it shocks
    itself a lot because it is at a young age, but that doesn't actually apply to
    the actual game play.
    #173 Cleffa
    Cleffa looks like a Clefairy that got crammed into a box and jumped out again.
    That's because it's Clefairy's pre-evolution. It's not very strong and learns
    very few moves.
    #174 Igglybuff
    Igglybuff is Jigglypuff's pre-evolution and pretty much follows the same
    description as above. Pink, round, and small.
    #175 Togepi
    #176 Togetic
    Togepi should already by known by those who watch the Pokemon TV show. Togepi
    is a small, spiky thing encased in a white egg with red and blue designs on
    it. Togetic is bigger and can fly.
    #177 Natu
    #178 Xatu
    Interesting birds that is told to be able to see the future. It's green and
    purple. Natu is small like a pigeon and Xatu is bigger looking more like a
    human. But not quite.
    #179 Mareep
    #180 Flaaffy
    #181 Ampharos
    Mareep and Flaaffy look like sheep. Ampharos however looks more like what the
    Lochness Monster might look like, except yellow and smaller. It has a tail
    that emits bright light that supposedly guides ships into docks.
    #182 Bellossom
    Gloom's new evolution via the Sun Stone. Bellossom doesn't really look like
    Gloom. It's small with flowers on its head and a dress of leaves.
    #183 Marill
    #184 Azumarill
    Marill and Azumarill are blue mice. Their symbol is a tail that can float
    above the water. They're round and not that big.
    #185 Sudowoodo
    Sudowoodo is a strange monster that's supposed to be a rock, but imitates a
    tree. It's brown with green orbs on its branches. Nonetheless, it's a rock
    type that learns rock type moves.
    #186 Politoed
    Poliwhirl's second evolution via King's Rock. It looks like a toad(duh) that's
    green. It loses the signature whirl on its belly though.
    #187 Hoppip
    #188 Skiploom
    #189 Jumpluff
    These are light plant monsters. They are speedy, but not too strong. Hoppip is
    brown, Skiploom is green, and Jumpluff is blue. They all have plants on their
    #190 Aipom
    Aipom looks like a monkey on crack. Seriously. It always has a strange smile
    on its face and its tail is a hand. Plus, it is purple, the color of evil.
    #191 Sunkern
    #192 Sunflora
    Sunkern is a little yellow seed with a leaf coming out of its head. Sunflora
    is a scary, dancing flower with petals surrounding its yellow head.
    #193 Yanma
    Yanma is a brownish green dragonfly. It flies very fast and is rare and hard
    to catch.
    #194 Wooper
    #195 Quagsire
    Wooper and Quagsire are like fish with legs. They are blue and look slipper.
    Wooper has things sticking out on both sides of its head. Quagsire is smooth
    as paper though.
    #196 Espeon
    One of Eevee's new evolutions. It's purple with long whiskers(I think they're
    whiskers...) and a hooked tail.
    #197 Umbreon
    The other new Eevee evolution. It's a dark type that's black with several
    yellow rings. It looks like mixed breed of cat and dog.
    #198 Murkrow
    Murkrow is like a crow. It's black with short wings. Just imagine a Spearow
    that's black and has a long neck.
    #199 Slowking
    Slowpoke's additional evolution via King's Rock. It looks just like a Slowpoke
    standing up with Slowbro's shell thing on its head.
    #200 Misdreavus
    The only pure ghost obtainable. It looks purplish black with a necklace. It
    floats and has little to no body. Its head is also a little wispy.
    #201 Unown
    Unown can be caught in a certain cave. There are many different types although
    only one is required to be in your Pokedex. They look like all the letters in
    the English alphabet.
    #202 Wobbuffet
    Wobbuffet has a funny shape. It is just an oval with a constipated face. It
    also has a dark tail that is meant to be a shadow.
    #203 Girafarig
    Girafarig has two sides, a giraffe head and a snake tail. They are both meant
    to have different personalities.
    #204 Pineco
    #205 Foretress
    Pineco and Foretress look totally different. Pineco looks like a blue pinecone
    and Foretress looks like a steel clam shell with cannons on its sides.
    #206 Dunspace
    Dunsparce looks like an orange slug that's slimeless. It has closed eyes and
    is slow moving.
    #207 Gligar
    Gligar's a cool looking Pokemon. It looks similar to Crobat. It's purple with
    wings attached to its arms and legs. Sort of like a metal Butterfree.
    #208 Steelix
    Steelix is Onix's evolution. It looks like it is made out of a skeleton. Its
    head is large and white.
    #209 Snubbull
    #210 Granbull
    These two are tough dogs that are of a purplish tint. Granbull looks very
    tough with two strong teeth coming out of its lower jaw.
    #211 Qwilfish
    Qwilfish looks like a pufferfish with spikes coming out all around it. Its
    color is divided like a Pokeball. The top is blue and the bottom is ivory.
    #212 Scizor
    Scyther's new evolution does not gain any stats; it just looks different and
    shifts its stats over. It is red with pincers instead of scythes. Its head is
    differently shaped. It's spiked up. BTW, Scizor's no longer a mantis.
    #213 Shuckle
    Shuckle is a creatures that likes to hide in a shell with many holes in it.
    It's yellow and is said to create berry juice.
    #214 Heracross
    Heracross is a cool fighting/bug breed. It has a long horn used for
    overthrowing opponents. It's blue and has wings, but is not considered a
    flying type.
    #215 Sneasel
    Sneasel looks like a black bug, but is actually a dark/ice type. It is black
    with purple claws and isn't very strong.
    #216 Teddursa
    #217 Ursaring
    These two are the bear Pokemon. Teddiursa looks like a small brown teddy bear
    while Ursaring is like a large grizzly bear.
    #218 Slugma
    #219 Magcargo
    Slugma and Magcargo are fire slugs. Slugma is red and leaves a trail of lava
    while Magcargo is more brownish and resembles what would happen is Slugma
    #220 Swinub
    #221 Piloswine
    Swinub looks is like a pink, round pig. It has black stripes on its back.
    Piloswing looks like a flat mammoth. It has a large hump and two tusks. It's
    also brownish.
    #222 Corsola
    Corsola is a coral Pokemon. It's pink with a white bottom. It has lots of
    little branches sticking out of its head.
    #223 Remoraid
    #224 Octillery
    Although Remoraid and Octillery are in the same family, they look entirely
    different to one another. Remoraid is a grayish-blue fish with fins. Octillery
    is an Octopus with a mouth like a cannon firing Octazookas and elemental
    #225 Delibird
    Delibird is an ice penguin Pokemon that acts like Santa's little helper. It
    is red and carries around a brown bag with presents. Presents that can
    #226 Mantine
    Mantine is a unique stingray Pokemon. It's grayish-blue like Remoraid and has
    wide "wings."
    #227 Skarmory
    Skarmory is perhaps the coolest Pokemon released in this generation. It looks
    like a large, metal bird with a long beak. Its wings looks like they are made
    of spikes and it has sharp talons.
    #228 Houndour
    #229 Houndoom
    Also pretty cool Pokemon. Houndour and Houndoom are black dogs. They breathe
    fire. Houndoom has horns which makes it look like it came from, quote DBZ:
    "another dimension."
    #230 Kingdra
    Kingdra is Seadra's new evolution. Kingdra is the only new dragon type
    released this generation. It has a beak and loses the spikes, but is larger.
    #231 Phanpy
    #232 Donphan
    These two are like elephants. Phanpy is blue and looks like a baby. Donphan is
    gray and much bigger. It has a groove cut down the middle.
    #233 Porygon2
    As you can probably guess, this is Porygon's new evolution. It's pretty much
    Porygon made of rounded shapes instead of polygons.
    #234 Stantler
    Stantler is a reindeer with large antlers. The antlers looks like they have
    eyes and are used for inducing hypnosis.
    #235 Smeargle
    Smeargle is a random Pokemon capable of creating any moveset in the game since
    it copies attacks - permanently. It looks like a dog standing up with an
    artist's hat and a pallet.
    #236 Tyrogue
    #237 Hitmontop
    These two fall into the same family as Hitmontop/Hitmonlee. Tyrogue is their
    new pre-evolution and Hitmontop is an additional evolution. Tyrogue looks like
    Hitmonchan minus the gloves. Hitmontop looks like an upside-down Hitmonlee.
    #238 Smoochum
    Jynx's pre-evolution. It looks like a tiny Jynx with short hair and a purple
    #239 Elekid
    Elekid is Electabuzz's pre-evolution. It looks like Electabuzz except with two
    plugs on the top of its head so it looks like it can go into a socket.
    #240 Magby
    Magmar's pre-evolution. Magby looks like a small Magmar except a paler red. It
    has a weird, brainish thing on the top of its head and does not have a lot of
    fire covering its body.
    #241 Miltank
    Miltank is a cow. Its face looks kind of like a dog, but everything else looks
    exactly like a cow. Seriously.
    #242 Blissey
    Chansey's unneeded evolution. Blissey is round like Chansey and a darker pink,
    almost purple. Blissey still has the signature egg.
    #243 Raikou
    Raikou is the electric type of the new legendary trio. It looks like a tiger,
    not a gerbil as some people might say. Its tail looks like a lightning bolt
    and it is very large.
    #244 Entei
    Entei is the fire type of the legendary trio. It looks like a dog with sharp
    fangs and a red mask. It is brownish.
    #245 Suicune
    Suicune looks like it is made out of toothpaste. It's blue and
    semi-transparent. Its face is narrow and it has long, waving hair.
    #246 Larvitar
    #247 Pupitar
    #248 Tyranitar
    Larvitar and Tyranitar are pale greenish monsters. They look like dinosaurs
    with high spikes on their backs. They also have random black spots. Pupitar
    however, looks like a cocoon with Spikes.
    #249 Lugia
    Lugia is the one of the two major legendaries. It's pale periwinkle with signs
    of texture on its back. It doesn't have legs and has two black spots near its
    #250 Ho-oh
    Ho-oh is the other major legendary. It's like a phoenix. Its feathers are
    mostly red, but you can find a rainbow of them.
    #251 Celebi
    Celebi is the hidden legendary. It's green and is the sign of peace in the
    forest. You can only get this Pokemon during special events or via a cheating
    |                                 {4.0} FAQ                                  |
    Q: Is Missingno in this game?
    A: To be honest, I don't know. It's not naturally in the game, but it might be
    possible to get via Gameshark.
    Q: Is there a faster way to duplicate items?
    A: Nope.
    Q: Is Kanto exactly the same as it was in RBY?
    A: No. Many places are smaller to conserve space in the game. You don't visit
    all the towns in order and the Gym Leaders have different Pokemon. Some caves
    are also sealed off.
    Q: Does Kanto have the same music as the original?
    A: Nope. They're remixes of course. ;)
    Q: Can you find the same Pokemon in Kanto as the original?
    A: No. They're slightly changed.
    |                                 {5.0} End                                  |
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