Pokemon Gold is a role-playing game and is one of the first installments in the second generation of the Pokemon video game series. This game was released in 1999 for GameBoy Color console along with the Pokemon Silver version. This game takes place in a new region known as Johto and the young trainer starts his journey in New Bark Town. You also start the game with new starter Pokemon – Totodile, Chikorita, and Cyndaquil.
In this game, you will have to conquer eight gyms (which are different from Kanto gyms) and then the Elite Four to become the Pokemon Champion. Once you win the game, you can also head to the Kanto region to conquer the gyms over there. One of the main differences between this game and its predecessors is that you get to meet and capture Dark-type and Steel-type Pokemon too.
Another amazing thing about Pokemon Gold is that it allows you to breed a new Pokemon. It is also one of the first games to introduce the concept of day and night and few Pokemon appeared only during a certain time of the day. You get a chance to discover 100 new Pokemon but you need to trade with a player in Pokemon Silver game to catch all the Pokemon information in your Pokedex.
What Game emulator to use to run this ROM?
If you wish to run the Pokemon Gold rom on your devices such as PC, mobile phones, etc. then you would need to download and install a Gameboy Color (GBC) emulator for the chosen device. For running the Pokemon Gold rom on Windows, you would need to download GBC emulators like BGB 1.5.3, BasicBoy, TGB Dual, GB Enhanced+, and so on.
Three Related Games
If you liked Pokemon Gold, then there are a few other games that you might like too:
Similar to Pokemon Gold, Pokemon Silver version is a second-generation game that features a new region Johto and requires the trainer to defeat the eight gyms and the Elite Four to become the Pokemon Champion. However, there are a few Pokemon that are exclusive to Pokemon Silver that you cannot catch in Pokemon Gold and will have to trade Pokemon between the two versions to complete Pokedex.
Pokemon Yellow is the part of the first generation Pokemon video games series and follows the journey of Ash Ketchum. In this game, you start your journey with Pikachu as your start Pokemon just like the anime series. The main goal is to defeat the trainers and gym leaders so that you can challenge the Elite Four, all the while thwarting of Team Rock’s evil plans.
Pokemon Heartgold in an enhanced version of Pokemon Gold and gives a chance to the players to explore both Johto and Kanto region. This game features improved graphics and menu system and you can capture legendary Pokemon like Lugia and Ho-oh.