Welcome to CPG!
Playing the generation 1 and 2 Pokémon games in modern times can be difficult when going past the surface level. Googling various questions about the games often lead to old, disorganized forum threads, FAQ sites, and wiki pages, making researching RBY/GSC and their associated games a game of telephone from two decades ago.
This site serves as a roadmap to get the most enjoyment out of generation 1/2 Pokémon for the passionate player. It isn't just a list of information and stats, but also gives direction on what there even is to do in generations 1 and 2, and why it's worth trying. If you've ever wanted to clear the Crystal Battle Tower, 100% the Stadium games on the N64, or just want to become more intimate with these classic Pokémon games, this is the place.
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Currently looking for help on a CPG-related project! I am trying to make transparent, easy-to-use GIFs of every single idle animation in Pokémon Stadium 2. I have done a lot on my own, but it would go by faster with help. If you are decent at using the computer, familiar with emulators, or simply just know your way around image/GIF editing, and have some time and energy to kill on some tedious busywork for the sake of Pokémon archival, please shoot me an email using the email on my contact page! Thank you so much!
A lost media search is ongoing for the flash contents of the Pokémon Dream World! While not related to generations 1 or 2 of Pokémon, I would be remiss to not help out the wider Pokémon community with such an important gaming conservation search. If you like generation 5 of Pokémon and would like to help out, or if you ever played the Pokémon Dream World before its untimely shutdown in 2014, please check out the call for help over at Project Pokémon!
Only the three most recent updates will be displayed here. You can use the button below to view all previous site updates.
1/31/23 - Belated happy New Year! You'll see that the front page and sidebars of the site have received a facelift (press
CTRL+F5 or clear your browser cache if not) and there is a new theme to pick from, the "Shiny Quag" theme. My contact information has been fleshed out over on the new contact page, where you can also send me an affiliation request if you also run a Pokémon related site. Most importantly, I wrote an article about the history of the GS Ball Celebi event and how to play it yourself in the modern age, so do check it out! Updates to the generation 1 shiny hunting guides probably coming soon, as well as a million other things as usual.
12/14/22 - Happy 1 year anniversary to CPG! I can't believe this site's already been around for a year. Thank you very much for all the love and support in this short-yet-long time. I worked very hard and stayed up very late to get this big update out today on the site's birthday - there is now a guide to shiny hunting in generation 1 (yes, it's possible!) alongside the Generation 1 Shiny Tool to automate a large part of the process for anyone on any device, making generation 1 shiny hunting accessible to more people for the first time that I know of. It's by far the most complicated thing I've ever coded, which isn't saying a ton, but I'm still very proud of it. I don't usually get this personal in update logs, but I'm gushing due to CPG's anniversary. Once again, thank you for checking out my little passion project site, and hopefully by this time next year there's even more things to look through and enjoy!
10/9/22 - Apologies for the lack of updates! On top of my usual illness, I've been working on a very extensive guide for generation 1 shiny hunting that is taking much longer than anticipated due to the complexity of what I need to write and code for it. That'll be coming sometime down the line, but in the meantime, take the Time Changing Passcode Generator and the article I wrote on why I made this website to hold you over!
If you just want to leave a public comment of any sort, go sign the guestbook! I don't respond to all comments, but I promise I do read all of them and it's very much appreciated.
For any other inquiries or messages, including affiliation requests, please refer to the contact page and read its contents before sending your message. I'd love to hear from you!
By the way, you can use the dropdown menu in the footer of any page to change the theme of the site! It'll change colors and the header graphics. Pick whichever one you like best!