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Game Boy Pocket

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Game Boy Pocket
ゲームボーイポケット Game Boy Pocket
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The Game Boy Pocket
Release dates
Japan: July 21, 1996
N. America: September 3, 1996
Europe:  ???
Australia: 1997
South Korea: N/A
Technical specs
  • 48.5mm×43.5mm display
  • Black-and-white display
  • 8 KB RAM.
  • Holds 2 AAA batteries
  • Batteries last about 10 hours
Related information
Console generation: Fourth generation
Pokémon generations: I, II
Console type: Handheld
Colors:
Green
Black
Silver
Metallic Ice Blue
Pink
Red
Blue
External links

The Game Boy Pocket (Japanese: ゲームボーイポケット Game Boy Pocket) is a handheld console produced by Nintendo. It is an improved model of the Game Boy. This was the first Game Boy system to be released in Australia. Like all handheld consoles until the Nintendo DSi, it is not region encoded.

Differences from Game Boy

  • It has space for two AAA batteries, which provide about 10 hours of game play.
  • The link cable port style was adjusted, and is the same style as that of the Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance.
  • The screen has been changed to true black-and-white display rather than the monochrome display of the Game Boy.
  • It has a larger screen than both the Game Boy and the Game Boy Color, being 48.5mm (1.91") × 43.5mm (1.71"), with a diagonal length of 65mm (2.56").
  • Originally there was no LED to show battery levels, but this was quickly added.

Pokémon games

Title Genre Release
Pokémon Red and Green Main series RPG 1996
Pokémon Blue Main series RPG 1996
Pokémon Red and Blue Main series RPG 1998
Pokémon Yellow Main series RPG 1998

Game Boy Color Pokémon games

Although designed for the Game Boy Color, these Pokémon games can also be played on the Game Boy Pocket.

Title Genre Release
Pokémon Trading Card Game Card game 1998
Pokémon Pinball Pinball 1999
Pokémon Gold and Silver Main series RPG 1999


Game systems with Pokémon games
GB (PocketGBLSGBSGB2) • GBCminiGBA (SPGBmGBP) • DS (LiteDSiDSi XL) • 3DS (XL2DS)
SNES (BS-XNP) • N64 (DD) • GCNWiiWii U
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