In Pokemon Ruby, I turned my Wailord into a beauty queen and entered her in all the beauty contests. Getting the master rank ribbon took many many tries for a very frustrating reason; I never saved my game. I probably won the master beauty competition with her almost ten times, but every time I got the ribbon, I had to go move something, or my battery would die, or i'd get caught up in a lecture and I'd have my GBA immediately powered off, etc. What didn't help was that the other contestants were MAJOR CHEATERS. I was consistantly thrown in second place thanks to some shock technique. Wailord's got all the ribbons now, but still!
I also recall the trip from Johto to Kanto in my old Gold version rather well. I scoured that accursed S.S. Aqua until finally locating the Metal Coat, I was so excited!
PS, Silver in the games is officially Silver. Game freak recognizes him as Silver in every continuity he's included in.
Serving up shade since it was relevant.
Nothing ever breaks except for my spirit, and even that much is self-inflicted.