If you ask any veteran player of Pokemon Gold and Silver what their favorite part of the games are, one of the first things they would almost assuredly say is the pair’s offering of starters. Cementing the tradition that each main entry Pokemon game will feature a choice of grass, fire, and water starter from the outset, Gold and Silver’s Chikorita, Totodile, and Cyndaquil each make a compelling argument to be chosen. To this day, each’s final evolution remain a favorite among fans to use both casually and in competitive circles.
The three aforementioned monsters are just the start of what players soon discover to be a very colorful assortment of new additions to the Pokedex, including Tyranitar, Scizor, Kingdra, and Ampharos. Indeed, Gold and Silver set a precedent for how enthralling the challenge of catching them all could be and remains a staple to how new Pokemon introductions are made in the series.