Pokémon Crystal is coming to the 3DS eShop on January 26. It’s the third game in the Gold/Silver set (which both became available in September) and will be compatible with the Pokémon Bank as well as have wireless trading and battling with the other 3DS Pokémon games.

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Randy Randerson

Call it sacrilege if you want, but I just have the hardest time going back to the Gen I & II games because everything’s so slow. Last year I got Yellow on VC and played through most of it (mainly so I could finally do the Mew glitch and play through the gyms with it, which was...surprisingly underwhelming) but gave up 2/3 through because I’ve been spoiled by all of the many quality of life improvements that came after these games. I do miss the amazing time systems in Gen II so I might give Crystal a shot, but I’d probably just replay my copy of Soul Silver instead.

Sidenote: Turns out Mew’s no fun to use when you don’t have quality TMs to use on it, so I think I replaced it with a Haunter or something common like that.