As gamers, we all have shared experiences. When I say certain game titles, say, Pokémon Pearl, you know exactly what I’m talking about. Right? Not exactly.
According to Twitter user and Taiwan native @Taiwanjin, “Reminiscing on Pokémon Pearl with a Japanese friend didn’t quite jive, because for some reason, things in the the Taiwanese version I played were different.”
The first hint should be that the official versions of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl were released on the Nintendo DS. Taiwanjin played Pokémon Pearl on the Game Boy Advance.
So yes, this Twitter user grew up playing a faux version—which, I guess, is somewhat understandable because Nintendo didn’t release an official, localized version of the game in Taiwan or mainland China, for that matter.
In the past, Pokémon knock-offs like these were fairly common, resulting in some interesting titles. Check out the Pokémon Jade:
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