Welcome to BMF!
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 become more intimate with these classic Pokémon games, this is the place.
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A lost media search is ongoing for the flash contents of the Pokémon Dream World! While not related to generations 1 or 2 of Pokémon, I would be remiss to not help out the wider Pokémon community with such an important gaming conservation search. If you like generation 5 of Pokémon and would like to help out, or if you ever played the Pokémon Dream World before its untimely shutdown in 2014, please check out the call for help over at Project Pokémon!
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12/31/23 - Happy new year! Today I have a pretty large maintenance update for the site. A lot was done, so I'm just going to run over all of it real quick. First off, there's a new Accessibility Settings page with some modes to change the BMF browsing experience in ways that may assist users with visual or motor impairment access the site. Alongside these new settings, I reviewed the code on every single page of the site and fixed any old HTML errors and whatnot, which may not be visible to the average user but would impact screenreaders. Importantly, I've added support for other language games to the Shiny Egg Hue Previewer, so now it can be used for English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish GSC. Additionally, the Generation 1 Shiny Tool's fossil conversion instructions needed a patch specifically for normal types, the Stadium Hue Previewer has a button to reset the hue shift to 0 now instead of requiring manual scrolling, and there are a bunch of other tiny changes in various places too small to mention. Oh, and BMF has an RSS feed now! Your RSS reader should be able to auto-detect the RSS feed on any page of the site, but if not there is a link to the feed on the right sidebar/mobile menu. I wanted to redo the Stat Experience Tracker Tool since it's wildly out of date, but I figured this update has taken long enough and has enough stuff to warrant pushing it a little early. That will be next!
10/9/23 - At long last, my Stadium hue project has been finished! This is a massive update that took months of on and off work. There's four new pages to check out. For an overview of the color changing feature in the Stadium games, check out the Stadium's Color Changing Pokémon page! Want to see how your Pokémon would look hue shifted in Stadium? The Stadium Hue Previewer is there to help. Shiny hunters can get use out of the Shiny Egg Hue Previewer page, too. Oh, and for the first time ever as far as I'm aware, I've created an archive of every single idle animation in Stadium 2 as GIFs which are free for the public to use, over at the Stadium 2 GIF Archive page. Please enjoy! I really need to work on some smaller projects after this...
9/9/23 - Super big update to the Mystery Gift and Decorations page today! Previously, we knew almost nothing about Stadium 2's inner Mystery Gift mechanics, and so BMF's article on the subject left it open-ended, but no longer! The information has been successfully decompiled and datamined for its secrets... With some interesting results. Other than just implementing the new Stadium 2 information, I also added a section on the Trainer House and a gallery of all the decorations in 3D. Oh, and in light of the Stadium 2 stuff, it made more sense to move the calculator that was previously on the Mystery Gift page to its own page, the TID Mystery Gift Calculator. Please enjoy! I'm still working on a very large project behind the scenes but I just had to get this out.
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