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Rumor: Pokemon Gold / Silver on 3DS have data for Pokemon Crystal

Posted on September 21, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in 3DS eShop, Rumors

Pokemon Gold and Pokemon Silver are the newest releases on the 3DS Virtual Console. However, the third game in the series has been left out. Currently no announcements have been made about bringing Pokemon Crystal to the Virtual Console. Interestingly though, one dataminer says he’s found code that could point to Crystal launching eventually.

Apparently, data was found within a patch in the ROM fileworks for Pokemon Gold and Pokemon Silver on 3DS. This is the same person who initially leaked the existence of Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions, which was eventually announced at E3 earlier in the year.


Maybe Pokemon Crystal will be distributed further down the road? Only time will tell.

Thanks to Roadymike for the tip.

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  • Shonenfan

    SciresM is a very credible hacker. Don’t say its a rumor if its coming from the hacker itself

    • Gestrid

      Technically, anything unconfirmed by the developer is a rumor. That’s probably the only reason it’s marked as one.

      • Shonenfan

        Then again the article title is misleading. Could have said: Pokemon GS has hidden data for a possible future Crystal release? Or : Could Pokemon crystal be coming?

        • Carlos

          How is the title misleading when there is data for Pokémon Crystal in G/S?

          • Shonenfan

            Read my comment again. Its no rumor when the data is actually in those games. The rumor is that a Pokemon crystal is probably on the way.

          • Shonenfan

            Forget what i said i was half asleep when i read the article. Its Pokemon crystal not being confirmed by the devs that makes it a rumor. Lol

          • Carlos

            It’s just as bad as drunk texting, lol.

      • Shonenfan

        Yeah better not read a article when you half asleep.

        • Gestrid

          Yeah, probably a good idea.

  • Dunnington

    If they released the games all at the same time, I probably would have gotten Crystal. But alas, Gold it is.

  • RoadyMike

    I’d still get Crystal if it ever gets released

  • Princess_Eevee9

    PLEASE GIVE ME MY FEMALE PROTAGONIST!

  • Reggie

    I was thinking about getting Gold but after this…Crystal is the better version in every way.

    But then again, it’s still nothing definitive. Maybe they were considering Crystal in earnest at one point but decided to drop it for whatever reason.

    • Gestrid

      Or it could be coming later, similar to how the other third games always release a little later than the first two.

      • Reggie

        But the thing is, why delay a Crystal port for later? I always figured they couldn’t they couldn’t port Crystal because the Japanese version had net battles via mobile phones that couldn’t be replicated. And rather than disable it like they did with the overseas release, they chose not to bother…

        Unless they’re delaying it with the intention of making more money later on, knowing that people would double dip…. -sigh-

        • Gestrid

          It’s possible that they’re porting the battle functionality to the 3DS’s internet functionality. And of course they’re wanting to make money. They’re a company, after all.

  • Tlink7

    Kinda weird how they didn’t just release all three at once… probably some sort of money strategy behind that xD

  • Devlind

    Kind of weird that they didn’t release it alongside the other versions, but they probably had their reasons.

  • umichuu

    This is our chance to get a legit Celebi in Gen2 here in the West. I was urked for years about this, with the lack of the phone connectivity to get Celebi. I hope this new opportunity isn’t wasted. They could definitely implement the GS ball in some special way.