Pokemon - Gold Version

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Joined Feb 3, 2014


February 14 2014, 1:25pm, edited December 20 2021, 5:05pm

Official Topic Post for discussion about Pokemon Gold Version (Game Boy Color) Pokemon Gold Version (Game Boy Color)

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1. Pokemon - Gold Version (USA, Europe) (SGB Enhanced) (GB Compatible).gbc
Pokemon - Gold Version (UE) [C][!].gbc
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Joined Feb 3, 2014


February 14 2014, 1:32pm

Achievement Suggestions

I'll craft my own - have Kurt make you a pokeball
Calendar Man - Acquire every Day of the Week held item (there are 7 npcs that appear and give you hold item)
Fishing Pro - Collect all 3 Rods
Breeder Beginner - Breed your first Pokemon
Game master - Earn the top prize in both game corners (Golden Rod and Celadon)
My Friends Are Bugs - Win the bug catching contest in National Park
Seeing Red - Defeat Red on Mt Silver
Masterful - Use a Masterball

Joined Jan 2, 2014

February 14 2014, 5:46pm

Wow i like "seeing red" that one is a must! :D

Joined Jul 5, 2013

February 14 2014, 6:09pm

With emulation, the game does not accurately use the time features correctly, so the Pokeball, the Day of the Week and the Bug Catching Contest will be difficult to play in the game, so I didn't think about putting them in.

The game used the battery in the cartridge for the clock in-game, and the save file on a PC doesn't have that luxury. Also, the save file is not accessed when the emulator is not using it, so the clock doesn't process outside the emulator. Even when the save file is being used and you use the throttle, the game still accurately ticks to the real world.

Joined Dec 29, 2013

March 21 2014, 12:33am

Hi. For some reason the Be nice achievement didn't unlock for me. i've beaten four gyms now and i got the achievements for those but not for naming my rival. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Joined Jan 3, 2016

July 28 2016, 10:31pm, edited August 9 2016, 10:57pm

I cant seem to get Milk Maid to trigger, any ideas? I started again and managed to get this.

Joined Jan 3, 2016

August 9 2016, 10:57pm

I'm now having problems with rocket rage, I defeated team rocket completely now and got the next team rocket achievement. Any ideas what when wrong and why I can't trigger rocket rage?

Joined Aug 9, 2015

August 10 2016, 12:39am

You're using RetroArch which is what causes that

Joined Jul 22, 2016

August 16 2016, 10:17pm

How many Pokemons do you need to get the achievement "Gotta Catch 'em All - Gold"?

I'm currently at 160, and saving stones. Do you need to clone stones?

Joined Jan 3, 2016

August 17 2016, 11:39am

I was also wondering this.

Joined Jan 3, 2016

September 14 2016, 11:24pm

Anyone else having issues getting brocks badge achievement to unlock?

Joined Nov 26, 2015

October 7 2016, 2:46pm

The three "Rocket [...]" achievements pop for me in the intro before even starting the game...

Joined Aug 11, 2017

October 23 2017, 10:51am

Hay I can't get milk made I've defeated the gym like 4 times won't trigger

Joined Jul 5, 2013

November 6 2017, 6:16pm, edited November 6 2017, 6:18pm

I'm looking into improving the code for the achievements for this game and Silver. I believe most of the bugs that have been reported were using incorrect ROMs, the Kanto gym badge cheevos to be precise. Although, I will be adding save file protection for all the events (Gym Badges and Rocket bases) by using the badge addresses in a smarter way.

The Pokedex cheevo will be getting overhauled as I didn't realize when I made the set that the phone people didn't give any Elemental Stones until Crystal. Moon and Sun stones will still be required as those are functional infinite due to Monday nights at Mt. Moon and the Bug Catching Contest on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

I also realized the emulator uses the OS time to help it keep track of time in-game, so the clock works in real time even when not being played.

These changes should be coming soon.

Edit: Whitney doesn't give her badge immediately after defeating her because she is a cry baby. The achievement is earned when the player gets the badge, not when they defeat the Gym Leader.

Joined Sep 1, 2017

November 6 2017, 8:35pm, edited November 6 2017, 9:05pm

The Pokédex achievement is perfectly fine, 199 is the correct number, it's already considering that you only get one evolutionary stone of each kind besides Moon and Sun

Unobtainable Pokémon in GS = 19

Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur, Charmander, Charmeleon, Charizard, Squirtle, Wartortle, Blastoise, Kabuto, Kabutops, Omanyte, Omastar, Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, Mewtwo, Mew, Celebi.

Starters Not Chosen = 6

Trade Evolutions = 10

Alakazam, Machamp, Golem, Gengar, Politoed, Slowking, Steelix, Scizor, Kingdra, Porygon2.

Version Exclusives = 10

These are the Pokémon you cannot get in each version

Gold: Vulpix, Ninetales, Meowth, Persian, Ledyba, Ledian, Delibird, Skarmory, Phanpy, Donphan.
Silver: Mankey, Primeape, Growlithe, Arcanine, Spinarak, Ariados, Gligar, Teddiursa, Ursaring, Mantine.

Evolutionary Stones = 7

You can only get one of the following per stone.

Water: Poliwrath, Cloyster, Starmie, Vaporeon.
Leaf: Vileplume, Victreebel, Exeggutor.
Thunder: Raichu, Jolteon.
Fire: Arcanine/Ninetales, Flareon.

Total=52 out of 251
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