Pokémon Gold & Silver (Spaceworld 1997 Demo)

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Pokémon Gold & Silver (Spaceworld 1997 Demo)
Build date Nov 15, 1997
Dump status Released
Dumped by Zammis Clark
Released by Anonymous
Origin 2018 Nintendo data breach
Lot 2018 Nintendo data breach
Game Pokémon Gold & Silver
System Game Boy
Genre RPG
Final build JP Oct 17, 1999
US Jul 7, 2000
FR Dec 19, 2000
DE Jan 9, 2001
IT Jan 30, 2001
ES Feb 7, 2001
KR Dec 29, 2001
Release date JP Nov 21, 1999
AUS Oct 13, 2000
US Oct 13, 2000
EU Apr 6, 2001
KR Apr 24, 2002

Pokémon Gold & Silver were briefly demoed at Spaceworld 1997 and is notable for showing the game in an early state prior to a complete redesign. At this point in development, much of the world map outside of the cities is unfinished and the new 100 Pokémon are under development.

Notes

The Cutting Room Floor research
  • Only Chikorita survived the axe. The other two Starter Pokémon were redesigned.
  • Several dozen others were placed in different slots or redesigned entirely.
  • No new tunes have been composed yet, so it re-uses those from Pokémon Red and Blue.
  • Completely different title screen and SGB border.
  • The origin of this dump was initially unknown at the time of release, but it was later known to have originated from the 2018 Nintendo data breach, devised by hacker Zammis Clark.

Acknowledgments

Thanks to Sanqui, GlitterBerri, Obskyr, Orchid (from HelixChamber), rufus10, IIMarckus, Pokeglitch, 2Tie, Catstorm (from HelixChamber), and countless others for documenting this prototype and helping with its release.