After 8 strong years, Pokemon Crater closed last December 1, 2007 by it's webmaster Aaron. Due to the intense responsibility of maintaining the site and other responsibilities, webmaster Aaron decided to take Pokemon Crater offline. This was his message posted on his website:
The site was a great place to play Pokemon for free, my only wish was that someone could have succeeded Aaron and continued the legacy, but as they say, all things must come to an end.
- In the ninth grade, I became fascinated with Pokémon. I bought all the games and played them over and over. When a friend who shared my interest moved away, I thought that it would be great to put a similar game on the Internet that he and I could play together. Through the years, he and I and thousands of our site viewers enjoyed my version of Pokémon.
- Soon I will be graduating from college. Life has its demands and responsibilities, life will be changing, and it is not going to be possible to maintain PokemonCrater.com. As a result I have decided to shut down PokemonCrater.com on December 1, 2007.
- Thank You to all the viewers who shared my interest in Pokémon and a special Thank You to those who contributed ideas and challenges through the years. It has been great.