Will F1 Race Game Boy save battery work on Pokémon Gold?

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  1. UltraMew
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    Title. I honestly don't care if the time part doesn't matter, and I don't wanna crack open my Red Version. I lent them to a friend, so I don't have them and won't for a while.

    Hi?

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    raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

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    I don't get exactly what you're asking.

    You want to take a battery from another game (F1 Race) and stuff it into your Pokemon Gold?

    Why not just buy a new one? They're cheap as peanuts.
     
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    To further expand on raulpica's point, you're going to take a used, years-old battery and put it in a cartridge that has a used, years-old DEAD battery in it already, where if your battery dies, you lose all of your progress. That's just...

    Yes, it would work.

    GBC games take a CR2025 battery, however a CR2032 will fit and last longer, it's just a tight squeeze getting the cover back on.

    Replacing the battery will restore time functionality in the game and allow you to save again.

    Target sells them for $5. I've seen Dollar Tree sell them in multi-packs for $1. Harbor Freight sells them somewhere in between those two prices.
     
  5. UltraMew
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    I don't have much free cash.
     
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    raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

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    Not even $2-3?

    You know, the battery in F1 Race is probably old as shit too, so it could probably last something like a few weeks.

    You wanna risk everything with Pokemon? It can be REALLY frustrating when it happens.
     
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    I'll see.
     
  8. driverdis

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    I did this and am glad I did. no more battery backed (Volatile) SRAM for saves.
    I replaced the SRAM with FRAM on Pokemon Red and Yellow with ones i took out of GBA game's Yu-Gi-Oh Reshief of Destruction, and Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories.

    Doing this also works with G/S/C but the a battery is still needed to for RTC, but at least every time the battery dies, you do not lose your save too.