A possibly fake scan has been circulated all around the internet getting every Pokemon fanatic’s attention. It’s a scan featuring two box art covers exposing what looks to be a Pokemon Gold & Silver version remake for the Nintendo DS. Though I’m sure many fans were excited to see this scan there has still been no confirmation on a possible remake. Other sources indicate that GameFreak (Developers of The Pokemon video game series) has bought the rights to the names Dusk Gold & Dawn Silver. Although the Idea doesn’t seem so unlikely there’s still no solid proof.
In the latest Pokemon versions (Diamond, Pearl, & Platinum) a new migration system was installed where Pokemon could be transferred from any of the GameBoy Advance games such as: Fire Red, Leaf Green, Ruby, Sapphire, & Emerald. This addition was necessary for those devoted trainers who wished to stay true to the Pokemon motto and set a goal to try a catch em’ all. There was no other way to have a complete roster of all the Pokemon without this migration system. With the remakes of Pokemon Red & Blue Version, titled Fire Red & Leaf Green, for the GBA, one could capture Pokemon from both Kanto and Johto regions just like in the previous GameBoy releases except now transfers to ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald or even directly to Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum were possible. Transfers from GameBoy to GBA were impossible due to an unbalanced Pokemon stat system. Outside of Pokemon migrating ,Game Freak Utilized the GBA slot even further by allowing players to insert their old GBA Pokemon games to manipulate the appearances of certain Pokemon in areas that were unattainable otherwise. So there was now a way to virtually capture every Pokemon up to date, Outside of Pokemon conventions featuring event specific Pokemon.
Nintendo DSi & Pokemon
On November 1, 2008 in Japan, Nintendo released their latest version of the DS lite; the Nintendo DSi. With a Variety of Modifications added, one that stood out to many Nintendo fans was that it will no longer support GBA cartridges. This did not sit well in the Pokemon community. Though it’s new features and new looks were appealing to most, this would create a huge inconvenience to most Pokemon fans. Pokemon Migration would be impossible. It would benefit fans more to keep holding on to their Nintendo DS lite while the migration system was functional. Many believe that the Nintendo DSi’s lack of Support for GBA is what brewed rumors and fake scans on remakes of Pokemon Gold & Silver for DS, making it easier for players to trade Pokemon from previous regions without having to migrate them. This would also pose as a problem to players who rely on their GBA games to try and transfer or capture certain types that can’t be attained any other way.
With all the facts weighed, it’s safe to say that a remake of Gold & Silver would be a lovely addition to the Pokemon series. Me being a fan, I would personally like to see a remake of these two classics. I have tons of fond memories with these games but I’m also careful to keep my feet on the ground and not having my hopes set too high for something that, deep down inside, we all know might not happen. For those who wish to add any insight on the rumors please feel free to comment and add any other information regarding Dusk Gold and Dawn Silver. We can all agree that rumor or not, the idea of a remake isn’t so Far fetched. =)