Opinion Prone

My opinions, let me tell them to you.


Naturally, the Pokémon community exploded today with this much, much anticipated announcement. It’s something that pretty much everyone knew was coming, but I guess I was always one of those cautiously optimistic ones. I don’t like putting too much faith into things until they’re official, and even then, sometimes announcements don’t follow through. I probably should have known better though. After all, Pokémon is never going to die! So no worries! HeartGold and SoulSilver are now official! And it will have a lot of new/updated features and other awesome things that will make people want to buy it more than they already do!

It’s like the anticipation for the original Gold/Silver all over again. The glorious nostalgia returns! I think keeping up hardcore with the news back then for G/S is one of the reasons I consider G/S my favorite generation and one of the reasons I have the fondest memories of my Silver game. Even though all the rumors didn’t follow through in the end (no male/female choice for instance), there was just such a huge upgrade between the second generation and the first generation that it was hard to be disappointed.

I don’t expect that things will be quite as drastic this time around, but consider this: the original G/S (and Crystal) were the only games that featured the lands of the previous generation. Can you imagine how amazing it would be if the remake featured all four major islands? Kanto, Jhoto, Hoenn, and Sinnoh, and probably a few extra feature islands too? I think all Pokéfans everywhere would just shit themselves with head-exploding happiness if that happened. Man, oh man. It’s highly unlikely considering the complex map shenanigans they’d have to pull, but we can dream, right?

As of yet, we don’t seem to have a projected release date or any hints towards what the newly added features might be, but I don’t doubt it’ll be fun following this news for the next however long it takes.

I absolutely cannot wait to have Totodile as my starter again, holy crap. You don’t even know!

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  1. Joe on May 7, 2009 11:26 pm

    Freakin’ awesome….. now I just need a DS.

    I always wanted a Pokemon game that just kept going with tougher gym trainers. I barely remember the Kanto stuff in Silver/Gold- but I’m sure it wasn’t too in depth. I always tend to pick six pokemon to raise and stick with them- but I never managed to get them to level 100 because I never had the patience. It would be AMAZING if the gym leaders eventually had Pokemon around that level O_O

  2. Kiriska on May 7, 2009 11:39 pm

    I’ve never legitimately trained a Pokemon to 100. My highest is 86 or 87, I think. The original G/S did hold the record for the highest level trainer Pokemon though — Red’s Pikachu was lv. 81. A lot of the Battle Tower/related stuff they’ve added since second gen has evened out fights so that level isn’t as big an issue as actual stat content and ability, so it’s not like you can’t find hard fights without high-level opponents. :O

  3. AstrayP03 (Zhe) on May 8, 2009 2:56 am

    haha, my highest was lv 96… then the bloody game restarted…

  4. Shazzbaa on May 8, 2009 10:05 pm

    My original Blue team was up to 100, but the G/S elite four is a lot wussier, so I never managed to get my Silver team up there.

    But I'm definitely with you; G/S was my favourite generation (probably since I lost interest afterwards. >.>) Geeeez, I'd want to play this so badly. I wonder if I'll manage the time. TT_TT

  5. Kiriska on May 8, 2009 10:14 pm

    @Shazz: My Red team was also up to 100, but not legitimately. XD Missingno-generated rare candies, woo!

    The G/S Elite Four was weaker, but I think the stuff afterwards like Red made up for it. :3 I don’t remember how high my team was on Silver though. And I did lose interest for a while after G/S until I picked up Pearl last year. 8D

    A few hours of Pokemon a day… you can do it! ;D (Then again, I also have Platinum and have been delaying playing it since I’ve been busy…)

  6. AstrayP03 (Zhe) on May 8, 2009 11:08 pm

    mine was ruby/sapphire… so no cheats =(