On November 22, 1997, an early playable demo of Pokémon Gold and Silver was shown at Spaceworld '97. Long considered lost treasures, on May 26, 2018 an anonymous user unexpectedly dumped ROMs of the elusive demos online. The ROMs themselves were built on November 15, 1997.
This image shows that Hoothoot has a unique "fade-in" send out animation, which was used in a 1996 build and is visible in some pre-release footage. It's still present in the final game, albeit unused. The enemy Pokémon is this build's version of Porygon2.
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