3/7/23 - A massive article on generation 2 Mystery Gift and decorations has been added! I am fairly certain it's the most comprehensive resource on the topic that currently exists. Please enjoy!
2/28/23 - A small update today but an important one! The GSC Save Converter has been updated to include compatibility with Japanese Crystal, which it didn't before, as well as a somewhat common alternative emulator save file size. It should be compatible with any language Gold, Silver, or Crystal saves of any kind now, but please do send in a bug report with the form on the page if you run into any issues!
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!
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.
7/23/22 - Created the Crystal Sprite GIF Archive - a page hosting every single animated Crystal sprite with a transparent background in GIF format! These sprites can also be used across CPG easily now, woohoo!
7/22/22 - Updated some invisible stuff and more importantly, CPG has a custom domain now! All previous neocities links will redirect to plainly classicpokemonguide.com. New pages are still being worked on, I just fell ill last month.
6/2/22 - Added a theme changer! Try deleting your cache if the site isn't loading properly. Feel free to report any bugs!
5/27/22 - Long time no see! My health's tanked in recent months so updates may continue to be sporadic. The hardware guide was updated to add spin-off games, and a page on obtaining the Lucky Egg optimally in generation 2 has been added.
2/3/22 - Updated CSS to be more functional, made a correction to the hardware guide.
12/21/21 - Added extensive information complete with images to the buying advice sections of the games and hardware guide. Still working on the other pages in the guide! Also added a guestbook.
12/17/21 - Wrote an "about me" page, started the games and hardware guide, and fixed up some more backend stuff. Things are coming along...
12/15/21 - First article added! Fixed up some backend stuff too so editing the site in the future should be easier. Also added a method of contact.
12/14/21 - Home page created! Site should be functional on any device of any screen size, but there aren't any articles to look at quite yet. Categories in the menus are placeholders and definitely subject to change.