So where did Project HappyChild stand in all this? Somewhere between the two viewpoints, probably. The blue/red/yellow Pokémon games are wonderfully challenging for kids, teaching them to think laterally and inter-relate a vast number of different factors - and they *are* morally improving to a large extent - but dually these games are unbelievably complex and younger kids especially can get completely swamped by the sheer volume of inter-related facts they need to remember. Have a look around the Pokémon area and you'll see why this site resource is so popular - and so much needed.
The "Walk Through" at Andy's Guide to Pokémon for the blue, red and yellow games has to be the most straightforward to be found anywhere on the Internet, and has helped many children who are having trouble with the harder stages.
The Gold & Silver games were complex beyond description and the huge numbers of kids writing in for help with this area had to be seen to be believed. Many of the previous 150 Pokémon had altered characteristics in the Gold & Silver games, and there were 100 "new" Pokémon to take on board also - see the Gold & Silver Pokédex now on line here. A complete Gold and Silver walk through was eventually added, and gradually all the different facets of these games were brought together.
Of course when "Ruby and Sapphire" versions, shortly followed by "Fire Red and Leaf Green" came out, everything got a lot more complicated! but the "Ruby and Sapphire" area has been in place for a while now, with vast amounts of "cheats, tips and shortcuts" added to the site, and detailed descriptions of many parts of the games (along with a full "braille code" listing!), whereas the "Fire Red / Leaf Green" Pokédex was completed more recently, and new areas now include Diamond + Pearl and the Platinum Pokédex.