One of the most beloved Pokémon games is back, this time on the 3DS eShop. Pokémon Crystal was the first game in the franchise to allow players to choose a male or female character and the battles actually featured animation. The game is now available for $9.99.
Originally released for the Game Boy™ Color system in 2000, the Pokémon™ Crystal game added several new features to the Pokémon franchise. For the first time, players could choose a female or male character, Pokémon battles featured animation, and more. And now, this Virtual Console™ release is available for the first time in Nintendo eShop on the Nintendo 3DS™ family of systems for only $9.99. *
In this version of Pokémon Crystal, players also have the chance to encounter the mythical Pokémon Celebi in an event after completing the game. In the original Pokémon Crystal game, Celebi could only be obtained by using a special accessory.
As with the Nintendo eShop editions of the Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver games, Pokémon Crystal takes advantage of the wireless communication capabilities of the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, allowing players to enjoy Link Trades and Link Battles with each other. With the Time Capsule feature, players can even trade and battle Pokémon from Pokémon Red, Pokémon Blue, and Pokémon Yellow: Special Pikachu Edition, which are also available in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS (additional games and systems required; sold separately).
But that’s not all! Fans can now play Pokémon Crystal on a New Nintendo 2DS™ XL system that features Pikachu’s iconic face, now available in stores at a suggested retail price of $159.99.
The New Nintendo 2DS XL Pikachu Edition system is just as electric as the Pokémon itself, with an eye-catching yellow design featuring a stylized close-up of Pikachu’s face. This special edition system is a must-have for Pokémon fans! As with all Nintendo 2DS systems, the New Nintendo 2DS XL Pikachu Edition system plays Nintendo 3DS games in 2D. (The Pokémon Crystal game and Pikachu Edition New Nintendo 2DS XL system are sold separately.)
For more information about Pokémon Crystal, visit https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/pokemon-crystal-version-3ds.
For more information about the New Nintendo 2DS XL Pikachu Edition system, visit https://www.nintendo.com/2ds/buynow#new-nintendo-2ds-xl-pikachu.
*Pokémon Crystal for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems is only playable in 2D.