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Found my old Pokémon Crystal save file with PCNY events and eggs [Gen II]

Discussion in 'Pokemon Save Games' started by pokedudedotcom, May 29, 2022.

  1. pokedudedotcom

    pokedudedotcom New Member

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    Hello!

    I got into contact with an old friend who had a device to dump save files to a computer back then. I asked him if he still had the save or the computer and he still had the old IBM laptop in question with the save file on it in a No$Gmb save folder, but didn't know it at first.

    I tried to load the save file on VBA but it just loaded a "new game" like there was no save. There was like no way to load this save. But I tried to load the save file on PKHex and it loaded! It was the save file we were looking for with the events on it! But it wouldn't load.

    One time I had a Pokémon Blue save file corrupted and was able to use it again by loading it on PKHex, saving it with the program and using the new file with VBA and it would work. So I did the same with the corrupted Crystal save file and it worked!

    I saw these kind of events were rare so I decided to share them, here they are!
    Gotta_Catch_'em_All_Station_logo.png

    Event - Articuno.png Event - Zapdos.png Event - Moltres.png
    Event - Mewtwo.png Event - Mew.png Event - Celebi.png
    Egg - Bellsprout - Sweet Kiss.png Egg - Delibird - Spikes.png Egg - Doduo - Low Kick.png
    Egg - Drowzee - Amnesia.png Egg - Dunsparce - Horn Drill.png Egg - Eevee - Growth.png
    Egg - Ledyba - Barrier.png Egg - Marill - Hydro Pump.png Egg - Nidoran F - Lovely Kiss 2.png
    Egg - Nidoran F - Lovely Kiss.png Egg - Nidoran M - Lovely Kiss.png Egg - Nidoran M - Shiny - Lovely Kiss.png
    Egg - Oddish - Leech Seed.png Egg - Poliwag - Growth 2.png Egg - Poliwag - Growth.png
    Egg - Poliwag - Lovely Kiss 2.png Egg - Poliwag - Lovely Kiss.png Egg - Sneasel - Moonlight.png
    Egg - Wooper - Belly Drum.png
     

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  2. Gridelin

    Gridelin Well-Known Member

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    Do you mind me asking if you or your friend personally attended these events back in the day? Any stories about receiving these events in person would be great :)
     
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    pokedudedotcom New Member

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    We did! It was brief and I unfortunately moved to France not long after but I still have memories of it since I was like 16 when it happened. I remember we used to hang around the Pokémon Center a lot looking for trades and we came with all of our friend's, cousins, mom's, grandpa's carts (lol) to get a ton of Pokémon.
    Another (painful) memory is getting home and discovering that ly sister's save was corrupted after attending one of the event (maybe a Celebi? I don't exactly remember) and we could never restore it.
     
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    Very nice find, you must have got extremely lucky back then to obtain both a shiny Mew (0.5% chance) and Shiny Celebi (1% chance).

    Also pretty interesting to see you have Pokémon from campaigns we don't have here: Pokemon GEN 2 & 3 PCNY Distribution Machine Save Downloads

    Thanks for sharing these, its great to see more extremely old event Pokémon surface.
     
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    pokedudedotcom New Member

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    Hehehehehe unfortunately I'm not THAT lucky. As I obtained most of the eggs myself, all the shiny Pokémon were obtained by trades except Celebi. I remember throwing a whole bunch of Pokémon cards to get this shiny Mewtwo.
     
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    Awesome stuff, so awesome to hear about this stuff all of these years later. For what it's worth, when we were redeeming a lot of Gen2 PCNY Pokemon for preservation, we also had several saves get corrupted. There is some problem with the Gen2-era distribution that can totally nuke the GBC saves with CPLD data.

    Since your friend was backing up all these save files, were they also duplicating/cloning Pokemon to trade haha? We've heard stories like that in the past from PCNY attendees, and any more stories would be greatly appreciated :)
     

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