• If you are finding yourself unable to log in, you should be able to fix the issue by following the following process.
    1. Close all browser tabs with any part of Bulbagarden open.
    2. Delete all Bulbagarden.net cookies (and if possible, any cached site data for Bulbagarden) from your browser.
    3. Close and reopen your browser, open a new tab, and log into the forums on the new tab.
    If you've followed this process and are still having issues, please contact us via the "Contact us" link at the bottom of the forum.

Greetings from a (sorf of) new Pokemon trainer!

Lass Amy
Joined
Feb 18, 2021
Messages
42
Reaction score
90
Hey there PokeTrainers, nice to meet you all. :) My name is Amy and I've recently become re-interested in Pokemon. I remember loving Pokemon Yellow as a kid but never actually finishing it. Well, not only did I finally do that, but now I'm playing Crystal :D (on my way to fight the Elite Four right now)

I've never played any of the other games yet so I thought it's be cool to do that now and see how Pokemon has changed over time. I'm thinking of skipping Kanto and going straight to Emerald after beating the champion. What do you guys think?
 
Hmmm what are these creatures and do I splat them?
Joined
Nov 21, 2020
Messages
759
Reaction score
351
Hi! welcome to the forums! You have played way more pokemon games than me
 
Moderator
Joined
Oct 27, 2015
Messages
8,171
Reaction score
3,412
Welcome :)
While you shouldn't skip the Kanto part of Crystal, you should definitely play Emerald!! I'm biased towards the Hoenn games though. And the Unova ones.
 
Lass Amy
Joined
Feb 18, 2021
Messages
42
Reaction score
90
Welcome :)
While you shouldn't skip the Kanto part of Crystal, you should definitely play Emerald!! I'm biased towards the Hoenn games though. And the Unova ones.
Thank you :) And I see so many people saying good things about Gens 3 and 4. I can't wait to get to them :wynaut:
 
is a goat now
Joined
Oct 1, 2010
Messages
4,140
Reaction score
1,119
Preferred Pronouns
she/her
Crystal is amazing!! I think it's one of my most replayed games ever lol, just never gets old. Welcome Amy, nice to meet you <3
 
"The project is still on schedule."
Joined
Jan 9, 2021
Messages
3,215
Reaction score
1,999
Hello Amy! I'm Katherine, welcome to the forums. I've seen that Gengar is your favorite Pokémon, mine too :bulbaLove:. About the Kanto part I highly recommend you to not skip it, you can complete both games at the same time, at least that's what I did :ROFLMAO:, but do what is best for you. I wish you luck and lots of fun in this forums :bulbaWave:.
 
The snake witch of DWMA
Joined
Aug 22, 2009
Messages
8,739
Reaction score
384
Welcome to the forums :D Crystal is a great game :D Hoenn is always one I will cherish, it was my very first game (Sapphire) and I never looked back. Have a wonderful time with us on the forums
 
Lass Amy
Joined
Feb 18, 2021
Messages
42
Reaction score
90
Hello Amy! I'm Katherine, welcome to the forums. I've seen that Gengar is your favorite Pokémon, mine too :bulbaLove:. About the Kanto part I highly recommend you to not skip it, you can complete both games at the same time, at least that's what I did :ROFLMAO:, but do what is best for you. I wish you luck and lots of fun in this forums :bulbaWave:.
Hi! You have really good taste lol. Gengar is one of those Pokemon that's just brimming with personality. I'll probably play through the whole Kanto region since everyone is recommending it. I wonder how it's changed since the first gen :unsure:

Thank you everyone else for the warm welcome! I already feel at home :bulbaLove:
 
Beta Content Nerd
Joined
Feb 18, 2020
Messages
516
Reaction score
238
Preferred Pronouns
She/Her
Welcome to the forums Amy!~

Should do a run-through of the Kanto section of Crystal mainly to encounter the end-game boss Red. Hope you fun with Emerald as well, the Battle Frontier and animated intro sprites were my favorite parts of that game.
 
Lass Amy
Joined
Feb 18, 2021
Messages
42
Reaction score
90
Welcome to the forums Amy!~

Should do a run-through of the Kanto section of Crystal mainly to encounter the end-game boss Red. Hope you fun with Emerald as well, the Battle Frontier and animated intro sprites were my favorite parts of that game.
Oh yes, I remember hearing how hard that battle is. None of my Pokemon are even over level 50 yet :confused: Wish me luck.
 
New Member
Joined
Mar 3, 2021
Messages
8
Reaction score
8
Hello fellow forum noob, from a Pokemon veteran TT. GSC's level curve is a terror. But def play Emerald - there are many memorable moments and surprising challenges in it!
 
Lass Amy
Joined
Feb 18, 2021
Messages
42
Reaction score
90
Hello fellow forum noob, from a Pokemon veteran TT. GSC's level curve is a terror. But def play Emerald - there are many memorable moments and surprising challenges in it!
Yeah grinding is definitely my least favorite part of Pokemon lol. I'm hoping to evolve my Eevee to an Umbreon. It's lvl 36 right now so maybe soon?
 
Lass Amy
Joined
Feb 18, 2021
Messages
42
Reaction score
90
Welcome to the forum.


It evolves at night with high friendship.
Thanks for the tip. The lady at Goldenrod said he "sort of" looks happy so I'm guessing he's
not there yet :/
 
Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 29, 2013
Messages
1,760
Reaction score
522
Since you're playing Crystal, Goldenrod Tunnel has groomers that can increase the friendship of your pokemon.
 
"The project is still on schedule."
Joined
Jan 9, 2021
Messages
3,215
Reaction score
1,999
Yeah grinding is definitely my least favorite part of Pokemon lol. I'm hoping to evolve my Eevee to an Umbreon. It's lvl 36 right now so maybe soon?
Is your game clock working? If it doesn't work, you won't be able to evolve Eevee into Umbreon :confused_emoji:. Oh, sorry, that happens in Emerald, you're playing Crystal :confused:. Good luck ;).
 
Last edited:
Lass Amy
Joined
Feb 18, 2021
Messages
42
Reaction score
90
Since you're playing Crystal, Goldenrod Tunnel has groomers that can increase the friendship of your pokemon.
Thanks. I'll give that a try.

Is your game clock working? If it doesn't work, you won't be able to evolve Eevee into Umbreon :confused_emoji:. Oh, sorry, that happens in Emerald, you're playing Crystal :confused:. Good luck ;).
Ha! Katherine you scared me there for a second :wynaut:
 
"The project is still on schedule."
Joined
Jan 9, 2021
Messages
3,215
Reaction score
1,999
Sorry Amy :ROFLMAO:, I thought you were talking about Emerald. But at least now you know that if the clock doesn't work in Emerald time-related functions don't work, like plant berries or evolutions at a specific time of the day.
 
Beta Content Nerd
Joined
Feb 18, 2020
Messages
516
Reaction score
238
Preferred Pronouns
She/Her
Yeah grinding is definitely my least favorite part of Pokemon lol. I'm hoping to evolve my Eevee to an Umbreon. It's lvl 36 right now so maybe soon?
An easy way to do this is to get the Bike from the Goldenrod City Bike shop. If you only got the Eevee directly from Bill then ride the Bike up and down Goldenrod City to increase the friendship value without fighting (every 512 steps increases the friendship value of all Pokemon in the party by +1).

However, a semi-quicker way to get Umbreon would be to do the following:
- Breed your current Eevee with a Ditto or another Pokemon from the same egg group if your Eevee is female
-- This is because Pokemon by default have a friendship value of 70 but a Pokemon hatched from an egg will always have a default friendship value of 120 when starting.
- If you hatch Eevee on Route Past Goldenrod City then you should be fine since in Crystal, Pokemon hatched or caught have a met location and if you level up the mon at the met location (for instance, Johto Route 36 or Johto Route 37) then instead of gaining only 3 or 2 points, you will gain 6 or 4 points instead which makes a very big difference in my opinion. And with all the walking you will do, should be able to level Eevee up to Umbreon within only roughly 15 - 20 minutes at best.
 
Lass Amy
Joined
Feb 18, 2021
Messages
42
Reaction score
90
An easy way to do this is to get the Bike from the Goldenrod City Bike shop. If you only got the Eevee directly from Bill then ride the Bike up and down Goldenrod City to increase the friendship value without fighting (every 512 steps increases the friendship value of all Pokemon in the party by +1).
Since you're playing Crystal, Goldenrod Tunnel has groomers that can increase the friendship of your pokemon.
I did both of these and some leveling up and I think it worked! It's daytime right now so it evolved into Espeon. I saved the game right before it evolved, so I'll come back later and evolve it once its nighttime. Thanks again guys ^_^

Only took until level 50 :annoyedVoltorb:
 
Last edited:
Top