Hello everyone and welcome to another installment of 31 days. Today’s song is a track that is often overshadowed by its predecessor.
Ruins of Alph
As a child this always unnerved me just a bit, certainly not as much as lavender town but just enough to make me play the radio if I was going to stay in there for a while. Unfortunately there was another super creepy tune on the radio that only spawned in 2 areas and that was one of them.
The plus side is you can find unknowns you don't own while playing this creepy tune... no thanks I think I'm good.
That aside the area was very interesting at the time as it was still quite mysterious. Crystal version expanded on the ruins a bit with secret rooms containing a bit of story about an ancient race that used to live there. With the release of HG/SS the purpose of the ruins and their history was defined in greater detail. Unfortunately much of this lore and a hidden area are locked behind an event that you can’t get to without hacking the game, which is a shame. If I had a complaint about Pokémon games it would be the needless locking of content that ultimately never gets used for no reason at all. This is by no means the only time this has happened. Pokémon has had a lot of unused events that are just left there and never used, which is often a shame. That said however I still love the idea of the ruins and I hope to see something like this come back in a future Pokémon game.