After approximately five years of inactivity, I decided to go back and restart my Gold game. I always enjoy restarting a Pokémon game that I haven't played in years - it's a real thrill to return to the beginning and carve out your journey all over again. After just an hour and a half of gameplay, I'm already at Violet City, armed with Chikorita, Hoothoot, and Spinarak. Just for fun, I want to see if I can make it through Johto with nothing but second generation Pokémon (though I'll allow first-genners that have second-gen evolutions, like Pikachu or Oddish), then go back and catch the first-gen Pokémon for the sake of completing my Dex.
I got all excited when I first came across a Spinarak and thought it was shiny, but then I remembered that its Gold and Silver sprites were purple instead of green for some reason.