So a long time ago, 25th March 2009 according to the Digiex guide i made, I managed to backup my original Pokemon Gold save game before the battery died in the game cartridge. I don't truly know how old that save game is, however I believe it dates somewhere between October 2000 and January / February 2001. I know Pokemon Gold came out in America in October 2000 and that a local shop in my town imported it for me several months before it was released in Europe in April 2001. Either way that makes the save well over 16 and a half years old at this point! After backing my save game up i did nothing with it for another 8 and a half years, it's just safely sat on my harddrive with me knowing one day I could do something with it if i wanted. Earlier this year Nintendo announced Pokemon Gold and Silver were to be released on the 3DS virtual console, that gave me the motivation to find my old save out and finish it knowing I can use Pokebank to finally bring some of my favorite and oldest Pokemon to the current games. I only had around 20 Pokemon to get so it wasn't that difficult as I was able to trade with my Red / Yellow saves and didn't need any of the version exclusive Pokemon from Silver. What has taken me a lot of time though is the ever so annoying legendary dogs, Entei, Raikou and Suicune. I managed to catch Suicune last weekend, however Entei and Raikou eluded me. After another 3-4 hours of playing this evening i finally managed to capture Raikou and Entei. The end result is my Pokedex is 100% complete around 16 and a half years after I started. I guess the saying slow and steady wins the race applies here it's pretty crazy to think I was 14 years old when i started the save game! It has loads of Pokemon on it I got from trading with friends who were all Pokemon crazy at the time. I think only one or two of them who I have traded Pokemon from are still in to the games today. I have traded myself a Pokemon GEN1 Legit YOSHIBA Mew and a Pokemon GEN2 Legit PCYNb Celebi from the event save games we managed to preserve on Digiex. Now I intend to play though Pokemon Silver when it's released on the 3DS Virtual Console later this week.