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When initially launched on the Game Boy Color system, the Pokémon Gold Version game continued to expand the Pokémon universe, adding 100 Pokémon, held items, Pokémon eggs, and real-time events thanks to an internal game clock. Now a new feature lets you trade and battle Pokémon using local wireless on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems!
Dozens of Pokémon join the action, including Legendary Pokémon trio Raikou, Entei, and Suicune. Pokémon Gold Version introduced new Pokémon types as well—look out for Steel-type and Dark-type Pokémon throughout your travels. At the start of your expedition, you'll have the option to choose one of three starting Pokémon: Chikorita, Cyndaquil, or Totodile. Then, prepare to battle your rival frequently as the two of you make your way across the incredible Johto region. You'll find Pokémon in Pokémon Gold Version that you won't find in Pokémon Silver Version, so look for a fellow Trainer to trade with!
- Experience the classic gameplay of the Pokémon Gold Version game!
- Discover the innovations that started with the Pokémon Gold Version game.
- Battle and trade with friends using local wireless
- Catch all of the 100 Johto Region Pokémon by trading with your friends who have the Pokémon Silver Version game!
This game is only playable in 2D.
This classic game is part of the Virtual Console service, which brings you great games created for consoles such as NES™, Super NES™ and Game Boy™ Advance. See more Virtual Console games for Nintendo 3DS.
- Nintendo 3DS
- Release Date
- 22 Sep 2017
- No. of Players
- 1 player
- RPG, Adventure
- GAME FREAK Inc.
* If eligible for a Just for You offer, the final price reflects the combined Sale and Just for You offers. The Just for You offer is discounted from the sale price.
©1995 - 2017 Pokémon. ©1995-2017 Nintendo/Creatures Inc./GAME FREAK inc. Pokémon and Nintendo 3DS are trademarks of Nintendo. © 2017 Nintendo.
As a bonus for purchasing one of these great games for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, Trainers will get a code*** that unlocks the Mythical Pokémon Celebi in their Pokémon Sun or Pokémon Moon game. Or, Trainers can hold on to the code and use it in either of the upcoming Pokémon Ultra Sun or Pokémon Ultra Moon games when they launch on Nov. 17.
Purchase the Pokémon Gold Version or Pokémon Silver Version game in Nintendo eShop by Jan. 15, 2018, to receive a bonus digital code**** for a Nintendo 3DS HOME Menu theme inspired by the version you bought.
***The code will be included on your Nintendo 3DS eShop receipt when you purchase Pokémon Gold Version or Pokémon Silver Version in Nintendo eShop between Sept. 22, 2017, and Sept. 21, 2018. Enter the code by Oct. 31, 2018, to claim Celebi in your Pokémon Sun, Pokémon Moon, Pokémon Ultra Sun or Pokémon Ultra Moon game. Celebi will not be available for your Pokémon Gold or Pokémon Silver game. For more info, visit Pokemon.com.
****Download code for the bonus Pokémon Gold Version and Pokémon Silver Version inspired Nintendo 3DS HOME menu theme will be available after the full game download has been completed. For more information about how to download, please visit http://support.nintendo.com/redeem-a-theme.
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Yes. As long as you have signed up for My Nintendo before you purchase the game, your game will qualify for My Nintendo Points. My Nintendo Points are automatically awarded to the Nintendo Account that was used to purchase the game. (Please note that DLC items, passes, and themes do not qualify for My Nintendo Points.)
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