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, and Pokémon battles featured animation.
And now, this game is available in 2D via the Virtual Console service and invites you to explore the Johto region again—or for the first time. Pokémon Crystal Version is now available in the Virtual Console service on Nintendo 3DS via the Nintendo eShop in North America, Europe, the UK, Australia and Japan. To watch the official launch trailer for the Nintendo 3DS version of Pokémon Crystal Version, check out any of the videos below: