See, there is something VERY odd about it.
If you look at the GBC code for gen 1 and 2, it actually shows Game Freak was very clever with graphics programming. They actually did a good job. And look how stable the game is. It runs even when you fuck up RAM everywhere. They made enjoyable, if unbalanced games, and truly revolutionized video gaming with trading and battling using link cable in the schoolyard.
So WHAT THE FUCK HAPPENED
HOW DO YOU GO FROM THIS