ONM - To an outsider, the Pokémon games must seem insane. A ten-year old scurries off to explore the world alone, armed only with one tiny monster. Then they are constantly berated by wild animals and challenged to battles with fully grown bikers in a world where healthcare is free, yet lemonade costs £350.
And still we love it. We'd happily forgo our education in favour of befriending wild animals and training them to attack others.
Pokémon Crystal has everything a Pokémon trainer could want; the two best regions ever conceived, sixteen of the greatest gym battles, and 251 of the most iconic and beautiful pocket monsters ever created.