Nintendo released the original Pokémon games, Red, Blue, and Yellow Versions, on the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console earlier this year, but the series’ developer Game Freak recently stated they don’t have any similar plans for the games’ follow-ups, Gold, Silver, and Crystal.

This was one of the talking points on
this week’s episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia, and we’re pretty disappointed. Check out the discussion video above for our full thoughts, or keep reading below for a brief, brief summary.

This is a big missed opportunity to please fans and make extra money off of the second generation of
Pokémon. It’s especially lucrative considering data-miners recently found data for every single Pokémon from the Gold and Silver generation in Pokémon GO, and that would be an enormous opportunity to cross-promote the series. On the bright side, we can always look forward to more Pokémon remakes in the future.

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Colin McIsaac
I first played Donkey Kong Country before even turning three years old, and have since grown into an avid gamer and passionate Nintendo fan. I started working at Zelda Informer in August 2012, and helped found Gamnesia, which launched on February 1, 2013. Outside of the journalism game, I'm an invested musician who loves arranging music from video games and other media. If you care to follow my endeavors, you can check out my channel here: http://youtube.com/user/pokemoneinstein I was rummaging through some things a while back and found my first grade report card. My teacher said, "Oddly enough, Colin doesn't like to write unless it's about computers or computer-type games. In his journal he likes to write about what level he is on in 'Mario Land,' but he doesn't often write about much else." I was pretty amused, given where I am today. Also I have a dog, and he's a pretty cool guy. I don't care for elephants much. I suppose they're okay. You've read plenty now; carry on.

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