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.

Site Updates

Only the most recent three updates will be displayed here.


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!

8/19/22 - Made a save converter for GSC save files to get cartridge and emulator saves working on the Virtual Console on 3DS!

8/17/22 - Wrote an informational article on the basics of shiny hunting as well as an article on DV breeding for shinies! The sidebars also have actual categories now, yay. If tables don't have colors or the sidebars don't have new categories, clear your cache.


The sites below are all various Pokémon fansites that I've chosen to be here for fun or interesting content. Go check them out!

If you'd like to affiliate, shoot my contact email a request. I'm not picky so long as you're running a site related to Pokémon in some way.
Just want to link to CPG? You can use this! (Please don't hotlink, download it to your site!)

Contact Webmaster

Need a private response from the webmaster for whatever reason? Just want to leave a private comment? Affiliation request? You can email CPG at the address classicpokemonguide@protonmail.com.