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Pokémon Yellow Version
ポケットモンスター ピカチュウ
Pokemon Yellow
Pokémon Yellow box art cover.
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Game information
Generation Generation I
Players 2 players
Platform Gameboy
Developers Game Freak
Publishers Nintendo
Release dates
Japan September 12, 1998
North America October 1, 1999
Europe June 16, 2000
Australia September 3, 1999
South Korea N/A
Ratings
CERO N/A
ESRB E
ACB G
OFLC G8+
PEGI 3
GRB N/A
Pokemon Yellow JP
Pokémon Yellow Japanese box art cover.
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Pokémon Yellow: Special Pikachu Edition, simply referred to as Pokémon Yellow, is the third instalment in the international Pokémon franchise and the fourth in the Japan releases. It is only for GB. Pokémon Yellow is notable as it is the first of the series to allow Pokémon to walk alongside the player character, as well as having an Electric-type Pokémon being the starter Pokémon, as opposed to a Water-type, Fire-type, or Grass-type,

Pokémon Yellow is very similar to its predecessors, using the same locations and sequences of them, however, Pokémon Yellow expands upon the basis of the original pair to become more similar to the anime series. Much like Ash Ketchum's adventures in the Kanto region, the player character begins the game with a Pikachu at the beginning of the game when you leave home and walk to the small grass Oak will intercept you but instead you will be attacked by a wild Pikachu, Oak catches the Pikachu, and you get taken to the lab, but instead of getting the Eevee, your rival pushes you out of the way and gets Eevee, so Oak gives you Pikachu instead, Pikachu grows more fond of the character over time and refuses to return to its Poké Ball, and has frequent run-ins with Jessie, James and Meowth. Additionally, the starter Pokémon of the original pair, Bulbasaur, Charmander and Squirtle, can all be found in-game. Charmander is received from a poor trainer in the areas north of Nugget Bridge in Cerulean City, Bulbasaur is received from nurses in Cerulean City and Squirtle is received from Officer Jenny after defeating Lt. Surge in the Vermillion City gym.

Gym Leaders

Brock(Y)Sprite
Boulderbadge
Brock
Type Rock
Pewter City
Misty(Y)Sprite
Cascadebadge
Misty
Type Water
Cerulean City
Lt. Surge(Y)Sprite
Thunderbadge
Lt. Surge
Type Electric
Vermilion City
Erika(Y)Sprite
Rainbow Badge
Erika
Type Grass
Celadon City
Koga(Y)Sprite
Soulbadge
Koga
Type Poison
Fuchsia City
Sabrina(Y)Sprite
Marshbadge
Sabrina
Type Psychic
Saffron City
Blaine(Y)Sprite
Volcanobadge
Blaine
Type Fire
Cinnabar Island
Giovanni(Y)Sprite
Earthbadge
Giovanni
Type Ground
Viridian City

Elite Four and Champion

Lorelei(GenI)Sprite
Lorelei
Type Ice
Bruno(Y)Sprite
Bruno
Type Fighting
Agatha(Y)Sprite
Agatha
Type Ghost
Lance(Y)Sprite
Lance
Type Dragon
Blue3(Y)Sprite
Blue
Type ???

Walkthrough

Trivia

  • Pokémon Yellow is the first game in the series to have only one starter Pokémon.
  • Pokémon Yellow is the only pokemon version game to have a pure Electric-type Pokémon as the version mascot.
  • Pokémon Yellow is the only game to have a starter Pokémon that needs an Evolution Stone to evolve.
  • It is impossible to fully complete the Pokédex without doing the Mew Glitch.
  • The gym leaders' Pokémon's levels in Pokémon Yellow are generally higher than those in Pokémon Red/Blue.
  • Pokémon Yellow is the first game to feature your starter following the player, the second being Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver.
  • Pokémon Yellow is the only game where Pikachu won't evolve, the only way to make it evolve is to trade it, evolve it, then send it back to Yellow.
  • During the game, you are able to obtain Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle in different locations, so you are truly able to complete your Pokédex.
  • It is the very first game to have color in it, despise the software being released for the original Game Boy and not Game Boy Color.
Main game series
Generation I Red & Green(Japan)
Blue(Japan)
Red & Blue(International)
Yellow
Generation II Gold & Silver
Crystal
Generation III Ruby & Sapphire
FireRed & LeafGreen
Emerald
Generation IV Diamond & Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold & SoulSilver
Generation V Black & White
Black2 & White2
Generation VI X & Y
Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

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