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Pokémon Gold and Silver/Changed Graphics
This is a sub-page of Pokémon Gold and Silver.
Several graphical changes were made between versions. They range from changes due to Nintendo's censorship policies to seemingly arbitrary changes to details on Pokémon's sprites. This data comes from ii.marck.us; the Shiny sprites were not copied over since the palettes remain unchanged.
None of these changes apply to the Korean versions.
Beauties' shorts were lengthened, and they no longer wink.
Sages no longer pray.
Mediums no longer carry beads.
Female Swimmers no longer wink.
Fishers no longer smoke.
Most of the sprite changes listed below (e.g. Lanturn, Slowpoke, Feraligatr) were done to make the Pokémon's sprite more accurate to its official artwork; others were just minor touch-ups (Pichu, Sneasel, Girafarig). All these changes were taken into account for the Japanese and international Crystal as well, although with new sprites in most cases.
Jynx's skin color was changed from black to purple outside of Japan as a result of public backlash following the publication of an article by African-American scholar Carol Boston Weatherford that pointed out the Pokémon's unfortunate similarities to the blackface stereotype. Due to consequent palette issues, the change in hue of Jynx's skin also necessitated the bleaching of her hair and the changing of her dress from red & gold to magenta & white. Later games would follow suit with this makeover, though in Japan, the change was not implemented until Generation III.
In the Japanese Virtual Console release of Pokémon Gold and Silver, Jynx's sprite was changed again to match the English version's sprite.
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