Ten fun facts about Pokémon Gold and Silver

Fact 1
They were first released in Japan in 1999, Australia and North America in 2000, and Europe in 2001.

Fact 2
Pokémon Crystal, a special edition version, was released for the Game Boy Color roughly a year later in each region.

Fact 3
In 2009, Nintendo remade Gold and Silver for the Nintendo DS as Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver.

Fact 4
The games introduced 100 new species of Pokémon, and follow the progress of the central character, whose name the player may choose, in his quest to master Pokémon battling.

Fact 5
Pokémon Gold and Silver continued the enormous success of its predecessors as Pokémon began to form into a multi-billion dollar franchise.

Fact 6
The games almost matched the sales of Pokémon Red and Blue and went on to jointly sell millions of copies worldwide.

Fact 7
By 2010, the recorded sales of Gold and Silver were at 23 million units sold.

Fact 8
Like Pokémon Red, Blue and Yellow, Pokémon Gold and Silver are played from a top-down perspective, or third-person, with players directly navigating the protagonist around the fictional universe, interacting with objects and people.

Fact 9
While Pokémon Gold and Silver retain the basic mechanics of capturing, battling, and evolving introduced in Pokémon Red and Blue, new features were added.

Fact 10
Gold and Silver were first publicly showcased at the 1999 Nintendo SpaceWorld Expo in Japan, becoming the most popular exhibit at the program.

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Short about Pokémon Gold and Silver
are the second installments of the Pokémon series of role-playing video games developed by Game Freak and published by Nintendo; developed for the Game Boy, the games were enhanced for its successor, the Game Boy Color, and marketed for the latter console