shadowman 1) I'd give you my own opinion, but just look at her post, mine will be waaay more ridden with nostalgia. I must say that, personally, I really liked being able to do go through two regions in Gold(/Silver/Crystal), but I've never played the remakes so I can't really compare. 2) You heard of Pokémon Bank? It's a service you can store all your pokémon in (games that are compatible with it anyway) across different games. For me it's a pretty good reason to play some of the games that are on the eshop instead of in their original form.