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Pokémon Yellow Version: Special Pikachu Edition (Game Boy)

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Pokémon Yellow, along with Pokémon Blue and Pokémon Red forms the first generation of Pokémon games. You control a number of fictional animals known as Pokémon and must travel the land using your current Pokémon to defeat and capture more.

There are 151 Pokémon that fall into various types such as fire, water and grass that have a complicated rock-paper-scissors relationship. You come across a series of town, each of which contains a gym where you must do battle with other Pokémon trainers. Each gym specializes in a different type of Pokémon. After beating each gym, you are given a new ability that lets you travel to new areas.

The object of the game is to defeat all eight gym leaders, or ultimately, to catch all the varieties of Pokémon. Some of them are not actually catchable in Yellow, so you must use the Game Boy link function to trade with friends using Red and Blue to complete your collection.

Pokémon Yellow differs from the other first-generation games because it is based on the Pokémon animé series. The main character looks like Ash and he starts the game with Pikachu, rather than choosing a Pokémon as in all other games in the series. Character graphics throughout the game are based on designs from the series and it includes Jesse, James and their Meowth, which the other games do not.

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Pokémon Yellow Version: Special Pikachu Edition Game Boy My status  (on a GBC)
Pokémon Yellow Version: Special Pikachu Edition Game Boy Title screen (SGB)
Pokémon Yellow Version: Special Pikachu Edition Game Boy Pikachu status  (on a GBC)
Pokémon Yellow Version: Special Pikachu Edition Game Boy Let's go  (on a GBC)

Alternate Titles

  • "Pokémon Version Jaune: Edition Spéciale Pikachu" -- French title
  • "Pokémon: Gelbe Edition - Special Pikachu Edition" -- German title
  • "Pokémon Edición Especial Pikachu: Edición Amarilla" -- Spanish title
  • "Pocket Monsters Pikachu" -- Japanese title
  • "ポケットモンスター ピカチュウ" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Final Fantasy in the Poke-Verse Gothicgene (83) 3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars
Better than Pokemon Blue, and RPG just keeps getting better! Jim Fun (222) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
The best Pokemon game of its time Dark Lord (46) 3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars

The Press Says

Total! (Germany) Jun, 2000 1 out of 6 100
IGN Oct 19, 1999 10 out of 10 100
VicioJuegos.com Jul 04, 2007 90 out of 100 90
Power Unlimited Sep, 2000 9 out of 10 90
GameSpot Jan 28, 2000 8.9 out of 10 89
GamesCollection Mar 30, 2010 8.5 out of 10 85
Jeuxvideo.com Jun 22, 2000 16 out of 20 80
Super Play Jun, 2000 8 out of 10 80
RPGFan Apr 14, 2001 73 out of 100 73
Pocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames Sep 01, 2000 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Jim Fun (222) added Pokémon Yellow Version: Special Pikachu Edition (Game Boy) on Oct 05, 2001