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.


6/9/22 - Created the Stat Experience Tracker, a useful calculator when grinding stat experience. I've been picking up new JavaScript skills to make more useful tools around the site, hopefully! Also added the first affiliate (woo!), added CPG's contact email to the front page, and changed the Gold site theme to be less straining on the eyes since it was bothering me haha.

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.


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Contact Webmaster

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