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Pokémon Gold takes place several years after Red, Blue and Yellow, and puts the user into a brand new world, Johto. The gameplay is very similar to the previous games, but with several improvements. These include new functions for the player's PokéGear, a Pokédex that can now be sorted by evolution type, and, of course, new Pokémon. Once again, the objective of the game is to become the champion trainer, and try to complete the Pokédex. To become the champion, the player battles Gym Leaders to obtain various badges. Completing the Pokédex requires a different set of actions, and involves capturing wild Pokémon, battling various trainers to obtain money, and trading Pokémon with NPC's and other owners of Pokémon games.


Pokémon Gold Version Game Boy Color Title screen
Pokémon Gold Version Game Boy Color Status screen
Pokémon Gold Version Game Boy Color Inventory- well, kind of.
Pokémon Gold Version Game Boy Color Title screen (SGB)

Promo Images

Pokémon Gold Version Screenshot
Pokémon Gold Version Screenshot Pokémon new to Pokémon Gold and Silver include Chikorita. The many exciting new features include a Daycare center where you can breed your Pokémon.
Pokémon Gold Version Render Hovered over
Pokémon Gold Version Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "ポケットモンスター 金" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Pokémon Goldene Edition" -- German title
  • "Pokémon Edición Oro" -- Spanish title
  • "Pokémon: Attrapez-les tous! - Version Or" -- French title
  • "Pocket Monsters Kin (Gold)" -- Japanese title
  • "Pocket Monsters 2: Gold" -- Working title
  • "포켓몬스터 금" -- Korean spelling

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User Reviews

The apex of the series and the only one worth playing. AkibaTechno (254) 3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars
A sequel as a sequel should be. Classic! Rensch (216) 4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars
An awesome sequel to the original Pokemon Game Paks. pocketgamer2000 (22) 4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars
Certainly one of the best games of all time... Jim Fun (243) 4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars

Critic Reviews

Video Games Dec, 2000 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100 Dec 05, 2010 10 out of 10 100
Edutaining Kids Jun, 2001 A 100
IGN Oct 16, 2000 10 out of 10 100
Gaming Target Nov 03, 2000 9.6 out of 10 96
Power Unlimited Apr, 2001 90 out of 100 90
Super Play (Sweden) Apr, 2001 9 out of 10 90
Electric Playground Nov 14, 2000 7.5 out of 10 75
Legendra Oct 21, 2007 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Gamekult Apr 02, 2001 6 out of 10 60


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Jeremy Ou (33) added Pokémon Gold Version (Game Boy Color) on Dec 13, 2001
Other platforms contributed by Rik Hideto (363936)