Hey! It’s been a while since I posted a new thread.
For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Gulzar and I hunt through the programming of Pokémon games in search of “beta programming.” Beta programming is anything programmed into a game that was not intended for the final release. In my search, I have discovered many beta maps, beta music, and other beta finds. You can see some of these finds here, here, and here.
A while back, I was exploring the event programming of Pokémon GSC. When I focused in on Olivine, I discovered that there was an extra house map associated with Olivine’s main map. This was a startling find, since I had assumed that all houses programmed into the game were accessible in regular game-play. I used Goldmap to view the events programming of the Olivine map, and this is what I saw.
Strangely enough, I seemed to be in working condition. Since the warp tile was up in the corner of the map, without a door nearby, it would be inaccessible during normal game-play.
But since I don’t do “normal game-play,” I was able to access it with some tweaking.
First, I added a door just below the Olivine gym in order to make the warp tile accessible. Next, I moved the warp tile to the door. This is what the resulting map looked like.
I then started up my emu and brought my character to the door, shown here.
I then proceeded to enter the beta house… Sounds like a scary story, doesn’t it? Inside was very strange.
Beta Olivine house part 1
Beta Olivine house part 2
As you can see, there are two sprites in the house, one is a woman and the other is a pokémon of sorts. The pokémon sprite changes as it walks, form a Rhydon-shape to a Clefairy-shape. I first checked the map on the wall, the window, the tv, and the bookcase. All were in working condition, and did nothing abnormal.
Then I spoke with the pokémon. It said this. It apparently was a Rhydon. After, I spoke with the woman, and here is what she said: 1, 2, 3.
As you can see from the conversation, the woman refers to a pharmacy in Ecruteak, as opposed to in Cianwood. Apparently, the pharmacy was originally intended to be located in Ecruteak. Maybe Cianwood city was not planed to even exist.
I consider this find of a beta house to be a rare one: never before or since have I found a beta house.
My question: What do you think of this? Was Cianwood city a last-minute addition? Was this house planned to exist in Olivine, or some other place? I know you all have good ideas!