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Pokemon "Creepy Black" version
***THIS IS NOT AND NEVER WILL BE LINKING TO A ROM.***
This thread is merely for the discussion of the tale of Pokemon Creepy Black… All the info you could possibly need is right here so no need to go out looking Big Grin

I was stumbling around the internet last night (I’d said I was going to bed, but this pulled me in XD) when I happened to come across a page titled “Super creepy Pokemon hack.” Intrigued, I clicked it.

I’ve taken the liberty of putting the contents of that page in the spoiler below this paragraph because 1) it’s veeery long, 2) it might scare some of the 12-and-under year-olds (though you might not be old enough to understand the depth of the message in this game… either way, I’m not at fault if you didn’t heed my warning XD).

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I’m what you could call a collector of bootleg Pokémon games. Pokémon Diamond & Jade, Chaos Black, etc. It’s amazing the frequency with which you can find them at pawnshops, Goodwill, flea markets, and such.

They’re generally fun; even if they are unplayable (which they often are), the mistranslations and poor quality make them unintentionally humorous.

I’ve been able to find most of the ones that I’ve played online, but there’s one that I haven’t seen any mention of. I bought it at a flea market about five years ago.

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Here’s a picture of the cartridge, in case anyone recognizes it. Unfortunately, when I moved two years ago, I lost the game, so I can’t provide you with screencaps. Sorry.

The game started with the familiar Nidorino and Gengar intro of Red and Blue version. However, the “press start” screen had been altered. Red was there, but the Pokémon did not cycle through. It also said “Black Version” under the Pokémon logo.

Upon selecting “New Game”, the game started the Professor Oak speech, and it quickly became evident that the game was essentially Pokémon Red Version.

After selecting your starter, if you looked at your Pokémon, you had in addition to Bulbasaur, Charmander, or Squirtle another Pokémon — “GHOST”.

The Pokémon was level 1. It had the sprite of the Ghosts that are encountered in Lavender Tower before obtaining the Sliph Scope. It had one attack — “Curse”. I know that there is a real move named curse, but the attack did not exist in Generation 1, so it appears it was hacked in.

Defending Pokémon were unable to attack Ghost — it would only say they were too scared to move. When the move “Curse” was used in battle, the screen would cut to black. The cry of the defending Pokémon would be heard, but it was distorted, played at a much lower pitch than normal. The battle screen would then reappear, and the defending Pokémon would be gone. If used in a battle against a trainer, when the Pokéballs representing their Pokemon would appear in the corner, they would have one fewer Pokéball.

The implication was that the Pokémon died.

What’s even stranger is that after defeating a trainer and seeing “Red received $200 for winning!”, the battle commands would appear again. If you selected “Run”, the battle would end as it normally does. You could also select Curse. If you did, upon returning to the overworld, the trainer’s sprite would be gone. After leaving and reentering the area, the spot [where] the trainer had been would be replaced with a tombstone like the ones at Lavender Tower.

The move “Curse” was not usable in all instances. It would fail against Ghost Pokémon. It would also fail if it was used against trainers that you would have to face again, such as your Rival or Giovanni. It was usable in your final battle against them, however.

I figured this was the gimmick of the game, allowing you to use the previously uncapturable Ghosts. And because Curse made the game so easy, I essentially used it throughout the whole adventure.

The game changed quite a bit after defeating the Elite Four. After viewing the Hall of Fame, which consisted of Ghost and a couple of very under leveled Pokémon, the screen cut to black. A box appeared with the words “Many years later…” It then cut to Lavender Tower. An old man was standing, looking at tombstones. You then realized this man was your character.

The man moved at only half of your normal walking speed. You no longer had any Pokémon with you, not even Ghost, who up to this point had been impossible to remove from your party through depositing in the PC. The overworld was entirely empty — there were no people at all. There were still the tombstones of the trainers that you used Curse on, however.

You could go pretty much anywhere in the overworld at this point, though your movement was limited by the fact that you had no Pokémon to use HMs. And regardless of where you went, the music of Lavender Town continued on an infinite loop. After wandering for a while, I found that if you go through Diglett’s Cave, one of the cuttable bushes that normally blocks the path on the other side is no longer there, allowing you to advance and return to Pallet Town.

Upon entering your house and going to the exact tile where you start the game, the screen would cut to black.

Then a sprite of a Caterpie appeared. It was the replaced by a Weedle, and then a Pidgey. I soon realized, as the Pokémon progressed from Rattata to Blastoise, that these were all of the Pokémon that I had used Curse on.

After the end of my Rival’s team, a Youngster appeared, and then a Bug Catcher. These were the trainers I had Cursed.

Throughout the sequence, the Lavender Town music was playing, but it was slowly decreasing in pitch. By the time your Rival appeared on screen, it was little more than a demonic rumble.

Another cut to black. A few moments later, the battle screen suddenly appeared — your trainer sprite was now that of an old man, the same one as the one who teaches you how to catch Pokémon in Viridian City.

Ghost appeared on the other side, along with the words “GHOST wants to fight!”.

You couldn’t use items, and you had no Pokémon. If you tried to run, you couldn’t escape. The only option was “FIGHT”.

Using fight would immediately cause you to use Struggle, which didn’t affect Ghost but did chip off a bit of your own HP. When it was Ghost’s turn to attack, it would simply say “…” Eventually, when your HP reached a critical point, Ghost would finally use Curse.

The screen cut to black a final time.

Regardless of the buttons you pressed, you were permanently stuck in this black screen. At this point, the only thing you could do was turn the Game Boy off. When you played again, “NEW GAME” was the only option — the game had erased the file.

I played through this hacked game many, many times, and every time the game ended with this sequence. Several times I didn’t use Ghost at all, though he was impossible to remove from the party. In these cases, it did not show any Pokémon or trainers and simply cut to the climactic battle with Ghost.

I’m not sure what the motives were behind the creator of this hack. It wasn’t widely distributed, so it was presumably not for monetary gain. It was very well done for a bootleg.

It seems he was trying to convey a message; though it seems I am the sole receiver of this message. I’m not entirely sure what it was — the inevitability of death? The pointlessness of it? Perhaps he was simply trying to morbidly inject death and darkness into a children’s game. Regardless, this children’s game has made me think, and it has made me cry.

I kind of dreamed up an "abridged" version of this last night while I was thinking- I read this story a little after midnight, but didn't even feel sleepy until at least 2 AM XD I couldn't help but wonder what could have happened during those "many years"... so here's my part of the story:

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Let's just say in the legit run of the game, Red never used GHOST. He would have jokingly tried to dispose of the mysterious Pokemon, but he accepted that he never could get rid of it, so he kept GHOST as his sixth Pokemon that he never called upon.

All goes well for Red until he reaches the Elite Four battles. More specifically, his champion battle against Blue. They're so evenly-matched that by the time Blue pulls out his starter, Red is out of usable Pokemon... except for GHOST.

He had no choice but do the only thing GHOST could do: kill the opponent. So Red had GHOST curse Blue's Charizard/Venusaur/Blastoise... (This is vaguely supported by the fact that in G/S/C/HG/SS, Blue has no starter as a gym leader.)

Horrified at what he had done, Red fled to Mt. Silver immediately after becoming Champion. The look Blue had given him as he knelt beside his closest friend, dead, wasn't enough; Red thought he saw that look on everyone's face. There at Mt. Silver, Red remained completely isolated from trainers, hoping to never call upon the power of GHOST again.

But then you come along to face him in Gen 2. Although he has a team of 6 real Pokemon, that awful GHOST sits in his backpack; he could never get rid of it, no matter what he tried. You defeat Red.

Now think about this for a minute: in both G/S/C and HG/SS, Red is pretty darn far into Mt. Silver. How could he possibly get out with all those wild Pokemon around when all of his team has fainted?

You left him with no other choice but to invoke the power of GHOST once more.

Red made his way through Mt. Silver, death was all around him. But the more Red used GHOST, the more he got used to using GHOST... by the time he'd reached the Pokemon Center, he was starting to enjoy using GHOST.

And so Red's murderous rampage began, and continued until there was no one left to bug him. No wild Pokemon. No silly trainers. Nothing.

Then, Red returns to his roots, and he's forced to face the weight of his sins. As he "Struggles" (I bet that pun was intended XD) against his fate, GHOST remains indifferent, almost as though it's enjoying watching Red try to resist. He was once so powerful with GHOST under his control, but he used GHOST to destroy everything that mattered to him. GHOST waits until Red is finally on his last leg to put an end to his misery.

This does sound like a pretty amazing game though. But the way the story-teller tells it, it seems as though there was either only one, or very few copies of this bootleg unleashed into the world. Perhaps it's a good thing; can you imagine something like this in the hands of some poor 7 year-old just wanting to play a mysterious Pokemon game?

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Truth is, this game doesn't exist and never will.

Yeah, I can hear your mind denying that, I did too... unfortunately, it is the one and only truth :/

This story has debatable origins- it either surfaced first on Serebii or 4chan. If it was the former, it has a sliver of a chance of being real, but the latter... no chance XD

This story has no date, but it only recently surfaced sometime in July of 2010. The picture of the so-called "Pokemon Black" is actually a shooped image of a Game and Watch game if I remember correctly. Plus, it actually would be extremely hard to actually program a ROM to work in the way described.

There was a team that tried to recreate this game, but they either gave up or got shut down, so no playable Pokemon Creepy Black exists yet. 'Tis rather a shame, I actually would like to play it.

Whoever wrote the original story, they're one heck of a good storyteller XD

One last note before you respond:

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Before saying "HEY, I KNEW THIS STUFF IS FAKE," at least hide it behind a spoiler first, I'd hate it if someone accidentally read ahead and saw a comment saying "I knew this was fake" and didn't even get a chance to read this amazing story yet XD I'm thinking it'll be okay after the first page and a half because most people will have read this by then...

(I just realized how silly the contents of this look when you omit the spoilers XD)

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01-03-2011 12:13 AM
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lol, at first i thought that the story was YOURS.

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btw, i thought it was legit, until u told me :S
01-03-2011 12:29 AM
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RE: Pokemon "Creepy Black" version
pretty good story, u guys should read all of it. its not so scary, so people over 9 should be able to read it ;)

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01-03-2011 12:31 AM
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It is really, really scary... Although it should and must have a moral...
It was the most I have ever read in my life XD
But I really want this game Sad
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Too bad it isn't real desu...
And because I'm such a stupid idiot I'll look it up on 4Shared

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(01-03-2011 12:39 AM)Lucarioqueen Wrote:  It is really, really scary... Although it should and must have a moral...
It was the most I have ever read in my life XD
But I really want this game Sad
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Too bad it isn't real desu...
And because I'm such a stupid idiot I'll look it up on 4Shared

....What was scary again? Help

EDIT: make sure you say it in spoiler so people dont read it without opening the spoiler ;)

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iYwMgG8d...re=related
This, listen to the Squirtle's cry and you'll soon see what I am talking about

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(01-03-2011 12:46 AM)Lucarioqueen Wrote:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iYwMgG8d...re=related
This, listen to the Squirtle's cry and you'll soon see what I am talking about

I did, but i would not find that scary. The sound was made darker and it didnt really sound like a scream, so i stick with my conclusion.

Although people have they're own meanings i respect it if they think its scary.

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(01-03-2011 12:46 AM)Lucarioqueen Wrote:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iYwMgG8d...re=related
This, listen to the Squirtle's cry and you'll soon see what I am talking about

the only thing i got kinda scared was at the end with the slowed down lavender town music
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I read a creepypasta like this before on deviantART about the life of your rival in the G/S/C games. It ended the same way, but the game was much more difficult (supposedly). Wild Pokemon would flee from you ASAP.

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Of course, it's all fake XD

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(01-03-2011 01:47 AM)Von Xelcyus Wrote:  I read a creepypasta like this before on deviantART about the life of your rival in the G/S/C games. It ended the same way, but the game was much more difficult (supposedly). Wild Pokemon would flee from you ASAP.

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Of course, it's all fake XD

could u post? please?
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*Yawn*
Non-scary creepypasta is non-scary.
I can't believe people actually find these creepy.
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RE: Pokemon "Creepy Black" version
I liked your side of the "many years later". Very cool.
And at one point, I actually laughed when it said
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something about the Trainer not being there, just a tombstone. XD

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Err... daughter. XD

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RE: Pokemon "Creepy Black" version
That was very creepy and interesting...Made me even more sad Dx *sigh*
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I hope someone isn't lazy to re-do pokemon Creepy Black :L Because I would enjoy a horror pokemon game.
EDIT: Some guy is trying to...I think o_0
Edit: I got the rom of the re-told story. (with pics) And there was something at the end that spooked me so much Dx lol
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Its ghost that curses you :L lol it's either swearing...or ghost actually cursed me *sarcastic*
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I enjoyed reading that XD

sounds fun, I WANNA PLAY D: xD

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01-03-2011 03:35 AM
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I had heard of Creepy Black before I came here. Creepy Black is the reason I now hate Ghost Pokemon and groan whenever I see Fantina or Murphy.

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(01-03-2011 03:18 AM)EliOceans Wrote:  I liked your side of the "many years later". Very cool.
And at one point, I actually laughed when it said
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something about the Trainer not being there, just a tombstone. XD

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Err... daughter. XD

Why thank ye, I had fun writing it actually XD
I'm saving that cool story pic.

(01-03-2011 02:07 AM)chinqs96 Wrote:  
(01-03-2011 01:47 AM)Von Xelcyus Wrote:  I read a creepypasta like this before on deviantART about the life of your rival in the G/S/C games. It ended the same way, but the game was much more difficult (supposedly). Wild Pokemon would flee from you ASAP.

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Of course, it's all fake XD

could u post? please?

^ I'm intrigued as well O.o

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Argh, I found a load of Lyra creepypasta, but I can't post them. XD
Shame, they're pretty lulzy.
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theres alot of them here : [linked removed]


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Hmm, one of the Lyra ones seems to be okay to post, but it's more of a fanfic than creepypasta, so I'mma give it a miss.
Plus Copy/Paste = No PD for me, so meh.
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I don't mean to sound morbid, but that's actually fun to read. I love morbid, horror things like that. =D It gets me intrigued.
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