Pokémon Gold/Silver Remakes Coming?

By Ishaan . May 3, 2009 . 12:09pm

http://www.siliconera.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/pokemonsilver.jpg Pokémon Sunday is a sort of “fanservice” show in Japan, featuring reruns of old Pokémon episodes as well as a live-action “research” segment. This is less exciting than it sounds and basically consists of a “Pokémon research team” answering audience questions about the little critters sent to them via the Internet.

 

Sunday is a pretty popular show in Japan and has been used to promote the Pokémon games on various occasions in the past. The Diamond and Pearl launch was promoted by the hosts of the show and the games’ executive producer Junichi Masuda has made an appearance on the show as well.

 

Now, it seems that Nintendo/Game Freak/TV Tokyo/Whoever else is involved with the franchise are gearing up to make a big announcement on next week’s episode during the “Pokémon Game Arena” segment. A quote from the show’s website regarding the contents of the episode talks of “A worldwide first announcement and a worldwide first big scoop.”

 

http://www.siliconera.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/goldsilver_balls.jpg Furthermore, it seems the next issues of Japanese mags CoroCoro - which got the scoop on Pokémon Platinum last year – and Nintendo Dream are both in the know as well and will further elaborate on the game when they are released after the show next week. The preview for the announcement on the last Pokémon Sunday episode consisted of two balls; one gold and one silver, further adding fuel to the fire.

 

But wait! It gets better. The latest movie in the Diamond & Pearl movie trilogy, “Arceus: Toward the Overcome’s Time Space” just so happens to feature the Johto starter Pokémon as well. Coincidence? Doubtful.

 

http://www.siliconera.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/arceus_movie.jpgWith Fire Red and Leaf Green already out, it makes sense for the Gold/Silver remakes to be next. Pokémon Crystal was my favourite game for a long, long time. This might just be what reignites my love for the franchise after Diamond and Pearl failed to charm me in any way.

 

Does anyone else want Gold/Silver remakes?

 

Food for thought:

 

1. Since Gold/Silver/Crystal allowed you to revisit the Kanto region, this could be an excellent opportunity to make the first two generations completely compatible with the new one without the use of a GBA cart.

 

2. What are the chances of us seeing two new Deoxys forms – Special Atk and Special Def?

 

3. Will the red Gyarados make a return? This would be great for shiny collectors.


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  • http://myanimelist.net/profile/Kuronoa Kuronoa

    Yes please. My favorite era of the series and most of my favorite pokemon came from it.
    I wouldn’t mind buying it for my DS, as my battery died out on my games (and makes a perfect excuse to jump back in with new stuff).
    Also, I had Celebi from the contest so it’s painful to play my old cart of Silver.

  • Joanna

    yes, I hope it is a remake of G/S/C, that generation was one of my favourites, so I’m really excited :D

  • Monodi

    Yes. I would love it. LOVE IT. And probably do unappropriate things with it.

  • http://gplus.to/rootbeerking RootBeerKing

    Man, would this kick ass! Gold/Crystal is probably my favorite pokemon game EVAH! A remake like Leaf Green/Fire Red would be awesome! If they added even more to an already awesome packed game then it’d be even better! Maybe they could let you go to the lands of Diamond and Pearl aswell? That’d be pretty sexy!

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/xxHiryuuxx Hiryuu

    I’ve been hoping for a remake or G/S/C since I was in high school. If it takes them nine or ten years…it takes them nine or ten years, I guess.

    Still doesn’t change the fact I don’t have a DS, but this might very well change that.

  • calavero

    diamond and pearl where good games, it DID charm me in every way, shut up

  • ‘rafael highwind

    In my opinion,this is the best pokemon episode.I think that a remake is good .The new pokemons are strange,and G/S/C have good pokemons.

    • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

      That’s pretty much why Diamond & Pearl didn’t do anything for me. I don’t really like the fourth generation Pokémon. They seem to get more outrageous with each generation.

      • hans

        heeeeeeeeellllllllllllllooooooooooo diamond and pearl rules seeing new pokemon rocks

        hehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehe outrageous your the only one thats outrageous

  • Evila

    Bring it on I say! I remember commenting before here in a post about remakes we wanted to see. Now one of my wishes just may be coming true. I really enjoyed Diamond though, and am currently enjoying Platinum. It’s just the GBA games that didn’t click with me as much, because they seemed to go a step backwards feature wise (no day/night cycle, no time events, etc). But yes, I’d especially love this remake now because after hearing the rumor, I finally checked my Crystal game and the battery is dead, so it won’t hold a save anymore. :( Thankfully that isn’t a problem with the newer games.

  • pokemon

    OMG PLEASE COME!!!!! I REALLLY NEEED THAT NOWWWWWWWW!

    • hans

      you better be patient i want those pokegames to have no gliches its better that way

  • CocytusCustom

    2. What are the chances of us seeing two new Deoxys forms – Special Atk and Special Def?

    None, the Attack form already has 180 in SpAtt and the Defense form has 160 base SpDef. The only stat that isn’t higher than the rest is HP and I doubt that’d make a good pokémon.

    • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

      Wow, I had no idea the SpAtk and SpDef stats were so high. I haven’t used Deoxys at all, but the speed form looks very cool. So, do you think the new G/S games will introduce another legendary Pokémon in place of Deoxys or will it still be Ho-oh and Lugia?

      (Seeing Mewtwo in Kanto would be nice. Kanto was stripped down in the original G/S/C)

      • CocytusCustom

        If theres a new form or something like that, Ho-Oh, Lugia or Celebi would be likely candidates. FR/LG did introduce two new forms after all.

        And I’m not even expecting to see Kanto in the remake, my bet is that they’ll add a ton of stuff to the Johto part and drop the already explored Kanto region.

        • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

          That thought crossed my mind, too, but I wiped it clean in denial. Honestly, that would suck so hard. I really hope they don’t do a cop-out and include Kanto.

          After all, DSi has no GBA slot. How are DSi owners supposed to obtain the older Pokémon?

          • CocytusCustom

            Well everyone that has DP has a Phat or Lite, and 90% of all pokemon are already available in D/P/Pt. Trading with people for the remaining 10% is incredibly easy, too.

          • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

            Right, but keep in mind that millions of kids are introduced to Pokémon for the first time every year. What if your introductory game happens to be the G/S remake or if you missed out on Di/Pe/Pl and you want to find the previous Pokémon?

            I’d say there are two possible solutions:

            1. Bring Kanto back in the G/S remake and make the older Pokémon available this way. Mewtwo included. (fat chance, like you said)

            2. Another game in the style of Pokémon Colosseum that you could trade with.

            3. Being able to trade with the non-RPG Pokémon games (although, I’m not certain how this would work).

            Either way, you’re probably right. Game Freak and Nintendo probably aren’t keen on the idea of making things more convenient in this regard.

        • http://gplus.to/rootbeerking RootBeerKing

          It wouldn’t be a remake of gold and silver if it didn’t have kanto, and they have have no excuse not to keep it….I mean if the GB cart could hold both lands, and they are smaller in size than a DS cart, then it begs to differ that the DS cart could hold Kanto, and then some. If this rumor is true, I would think they’d add more to the game, instead of taking away, what was already in the original.

          • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

            We aren’t questioning space or technical limitations. Just ambition. ;)

          • http://several-hours-into-the-game.blogspot.com/ Nika

            Even so, taking kanto away would be near suicidal. Everyone loved the game so much because you could revisit kanto. Taking that away would horribly disappoint the fans and probably anger them a lot.

            I expect Kanto to be there, along with some new and random islands (I am still waiting for the Orange Isles). I wonder if the newly added SEVII islands are also included…?

          • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

            Agreed. I spent two whole years of my life playing nothing but Pokémon Crystal because there was so much to do. I think we all expect the same quality of this remake and if it’s not there, it won’t be pretty.

            And I completely forgot about the Orange Islands! Weren’t they alluded to in one of the games? I forget which one it was though…

            Anyhow, let’s hope some juicy info crops up this weekend! We’ll be all over it of course.

          • CocytusCustom

            The Orange Islands were just a plot device to extend the anime until GSC was out, I don’t see how you’d participate in speed surfing challenges or ice bobsleigh carving to win badges.

  • Senshi

    Hmmm, this is a tough one… Even tough I absolutely LOVED my Gold game, I don’t know if another remake could quench my Pokemon gaming thirst for the coming years. That being said, Maybe this time they could add even more (all?) regions in the game, starting in Johto, taking the Train to Kanto, then the S.S. Anne to Hoenn and lastly ending up in Sinnoh… Oh well, let’s keep dreaming for now.. ;)

  • Blues(SSR)

    Its offically confirmed now(Ign.com) that there are going to be gold and sliver remakes for the ds by this fall for japan. the games are going by pokemon:heart gold and pokemon:soul silver.

  • hans

    pokemon is very nice at last instead of completing my pokedex in emerald and migrating il use this game to complete patialy of my pokedex in pearl

  • hans

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  • hans

    pokemon pokemon now who wouldnt want g/s version its like sooooooooo nice also they say there are a billion fans of pokemon so in short pokewmon rules

  • Lyndsey Odachowski

    oh i hope so! my first pokemon game that got me into it was Silver. Id love to buy that version. i dont care how much it`d be, i`d splurge it (:

  • akkemi

    oh i hope so!!!!! i lovvveeddd pokemon silver. Thats what got me into it, theybetter remake it

  • Joanna

    because of this news I checked my silver and crystal carts and yes the battery is dead in both. Surprisingly, the older blue cart is still functional :0 :D

  • http://www.pokemon.marriland.com/ DeathToPikachu

    i want soul silver coz im a lugia fan + i also like groudon. u get kyogre in heart gold and groudon in soul silver. if u trade them from soul silver to heart gold rayquaza appears!!!!

  • http://www.pokemon.marriland.com/ DeathToPikachu

    my starter is gonna be totodile and i will try to get ALL the events or just use Action Replay!

  • Goldsilver FANATIC!!!!!

    I saw a screen shot with the red gyarados in it, so yeah. it’ll be there.

  • Code_2008

    What they need to do though is add the Hoenn Region to this game.

    If they are planning on expanding the game, what about the Hoenn Region? It’ll be the only Region not upgraded to the DS version (Kanto is included already for the HeartGold/SoulSilver).

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