Pokémon Crystal now available for 3DS Virtual Console
Pokémon Crystal is now available on Nintendo 3DS eShop for Virtual Console in North America, Europe, Australia, and Japan. Pokémon Crystal is the definitive edition of the Generation II core series games. Pokémon Crystal was the first Pokémon game to offer a female protagonist, as well as the first game to have a Battle Tower.
The Virtual Console release supports communication via 3DS local wireless communications. It can trade and battle with other Virtual Console copies of Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal; it can also use the Time Capsule function to communicate with Virtual Console versions of Pokémon Red, Blue and Yellow.
In this version of Pokémon Crystal, players can encounter the Mythical Pokémon Celebi after entering the Hall of Fame. After entering the Hall of Fame, when the player enters the Goldenrod Pokémon Center (Pokémon Communication Center in Japanese) they will be given the GS Ball, which is used in a series of events to encounter Celebi. In the original Japanese release of Pokémon Crystal, the player had to connect to the internet using the Mobile Game Boy Adapter to obtain the GS Ball; it was unobtainable in the Western versions.