Pokémon Yellow: Special Pikachu Edition (1998)

4.27 from 145 votes
An enhanced version of Pokémon Red/Blue, designed to more closely resemble the popular Pokemon anime. Instead of choosing a starter Pokémon, players are given a Pikachu that follows them around.
First released
Sep 12, 1998
Aliases
Pokemon Yellow: Special Pikachu Edition, Pokemon Yellow
Franchises
Pokémon, Pikachu
Developed by
Game Freak, Inc.
Published by
Nintendo, The Pokémon Company, Gradiente
Platforms
Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Nintendo 3DS eShop
Genres
Role-Playing
Themes
Fantasy, Anime
Rating
ESRB: E, OFLC: G, CERO: A
Releases
  • 3DSE - Pokémon Yellow Version: Special Pikachu Edition United States
  • 3DSE - Pocket Monsters Pikachu Japan
  • GB - Pokémon Yellow Version: Special Pikachu Edition United States
  • GB - Pocket Monsters Pikachu Japan
  • GB - Pokémon Yellow Version: Special Pikachu Edition United Kingdom
  • GB - Pokémon Yellow Version: Special Pikachu Edition Australia

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Pokemon Yellow improves with elements from the anime added in it
Game: Pokemon Yellow
Genre: RPG
Developer: GameFreak/Nintendo
System: GameBoy Color (GBC)
Total Score: 91/100
Value Score: 9.1/10

• Story: 8/10
• Characters: 10/10
• GamePlay: 10/10
• Graphics: 8/10
• Sound: 7/10
• Music: 10/10
• Length: 8/10
• Replay Value: 10/10
• Player Value: 10/10

Pros
+Very lengthy for a portable game
+A lot of different characters/pokemon to play as - up to 150 different kinds
+Multiplayer available which includes competing and friendly trading
+Great memorable OST
+High replayability thanks to breeding, Multiplayer and trading
+Yellow version ties closely to the anime featuring characters and some storyline elements from the anime.
+Yellow version consists of different colors depending on what area of the game you are - in comparison to other versions which only stay one color throughout the entire game

Cons
-Multiplayer requires the use of a link cable which comes separately
-Some pokemon cannot be obtained unless through trade with other versions
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