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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 (SGB)
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.

Promo Images

Pokémon Gold Version Screenshot
Pokémon Gold Version Screenshot You can decorate your room back home in New Bark Town with many items, including a very huggable Snorlax doll. Restore your Pokémon to full health at a Pokémon Center. The map in your Pokégear is great for keeping your bearings.
Pokémon Gold Version Screenshot
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. Game Boy Color AkibaTechno (254)
A sequel as a sequel should be. Classic! Game Boy Color Rensch (218)
An awesome sequel to the original Pokemon Game Paks. Game Boy Color pocketgamer2000 (22)
Certainly one of the best games of all time... Game Boy Color Jim Fun (252)

Critic Reviews

Edutaining Kids Game Boy Color Jun, 2001 A 100
IGN Game Boy Color Oct 16, 2000 10 out of 10 100
Deaf Gamers Game Boy Color 2001 9.8 out of 10 98
Gaming Target Game Boy Color Nov 03, 2000 9.6 out of 10 96
Power Unlimited Game Boy Color Apr, 2001 90 out of 100 90
Super Play (Sweden) Game Boy Color Apr, 2001 9 out of 10 90 Game Boy Color Apr 02, 2001 16 out of 20 80
Electric Playground Game Boy Color Nov 14, 2000 7.5 out of 10 75
Legendra Game Boy Color Oct 21, 2007 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Gamekult Game Boy Color Apr 02, 2001 6 out of 10 60


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Related Web Sites

  • Pokèmon Elite 2000 (A Pokèmon fan site good at covering the latest news about coming and existing Pokèmon games.)
  • Psypokes (A comprehensive Pokémon site that pretty much covers everything there is to know about the games.)
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