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Unlockable Virtual Console Features

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Should you transfer Pokemon from the 3DS Pokemon Virtual Consoles of Pokemon Red, Pokemon Blue, Pokemon Green, Pokemon Yellow, Pokemon Gold and Pokemon Silver, you can unlock a specific number of features within the game. The first unlockable feature is that of the Apricorn Balls found back in Pokemon Gold & Silver. In order to unlock and receive these special type of Poke Balls, all you must do is show the man in the Heahea City GameFreak Building a transferred Pokemon from the Virtual Consoles of either Pokemon Gold or Pokemon Silver when he asks you if you prefer the color Gold or Silver.

Another unlockable feature is that of the history of GameFreak itself. If you show any transferred Pokemon from any of the Virtual Consoles to Morimoto in the Heahea City GameFreak Building, he will give you specific history of GameFreak depending on the game the Pokemon you show him originated from. Below is all the history Morimoto will share with you.

Morimoto GameFreak History

Pokemon Red Transferred Pokemon Shown

You know Mankey, right? I'm actually the one who came up with it! The boss told me to make a Pokémon with a bit of this and a bit of that, and that's what I drew! I'm pretty fond of it myself!

You know, I thought up the Pokémon moves myself and programmed 'em in myself, too. So I never really wrote down the details or anything. Sorry about that...

We had a poll in the company once a long time ago to see which Pokémon was most popular... and back then the winner was Exeggutor!

Pokemon Green (Jp) / Pokemon Blue (Intl) Transferred Pokemon Shown

Tauros used to be real strong, huh? I was the one who thought up that one. But Blizzard was a bit too strong, eh?

You know Diglett, right? It’s actually basically just a character that I had made up when I was a little kid. I even drew up a flip-book featuring it then!

You know Mew, right? I made it. Everything about it. The pixel art, its cry, its Pokédex entry, everything. I just barely finished in time, too! It was right at the very end of the game’s development!

Pokemon Blue (Jp) Transferred Pokemon Shown

Can I tell you a little something, just between you and me? See, the Japanese version of Pokémon Blue was an exclusive release when it first came out. Only certain people could get it. From what I heard, that was a real pain for the people working in the shops that sold it...

We were all young folks in the office back when we first made Pokémon Blue to be sold in Japan. Now we’re all a bunch of middle-aged coots.

Back in the day, the programming used up all the space on a cartridge, so if we wanted to add something new, we had to clean it up first... First we’d find enough space, then we could make what we wanted... It was a pain!

Pokemon Yellow Transferred Pokemon Shown

In that one game, you could talk to the Pokémon following you to find out how it was doing. I was the one who came up with that idea!

I heard something from Masuda one time... Apparently the sound that plays when you save is different in each version... I gotta tell you...I can’t tell any difference at all!

Just between you and me, but... When we were working on these new titles once, I got told to come up with Version Differences... Boy, I was gobsmacked! But in the end, I’m glad I helped make them.

Pokemon Gold Transferred Pokemon Shown

You know Shuckle, right? I was the one who thought it up. Bet you were surprised to find out that giving a Shuckle a Berry to hold in Gold and Silver would turn it into a Berry Juice after battling!

You know Piloswine? I designed that Pokémon. I felt like I had to get all 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac together, you know?

The Time Capsule was pretty awesome, right? Boy, it still sounds like a dream... To be able to go back and forth in time, popping back to the past or into the future as you’d like! But making it work was a real pain.

Pokemon Silver Transferred Pokemon Shown

I loved the Bug-Catching Contest! Did you know that you can win it even by catching a Caterpie or Metapod? It’s true!

Boy, when we were told halfway through development to make Kanto, too... I thought I might just expire on the spot! But I’m glad we made it that way.

When we were having trouble fitting all the data in for Gold and Silver, and we were really in a pinch, this amazing guy came along and made a program for us that solved all our problems. He went on to become the amazing president of a real big company soon after that, too.

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