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Sega Pico

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Sega Pico
キッズコンピューター・ピコ Kids' Computer Pico
Pikachu Sega Pico.jpg
A special Pikachu Sega Pico
Release dates
Japan: June 26, 1993
North America: November 1994
Europe: April 1994
Australia:  ???
South Korea: N/A
Technical specs
  • CPU: 16/32-bit Motorola 68000
  • RAM: 64 KB of Main RAM
  • Video RAM: 64 KB
  • ROM: "Storyware" cartridges of various sizes
  • Video: 315-5313 VDP, same as in Mega Drive
  • Sound: Texas Instruments SN76489 PSG and custom PCM chip
  • Input: pen and buttons
Related information
Console generation: Fourth generation
Pokémon generations: II, III
Console type: Handheld


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The Sega Pico (Japanese: キッズコンピューター・ピコ Kids' Computer Pico) is an edutainment console developed by Sega.

The Pico used book-shaped cartridges known as Storyware. Each time a player turns the page of the cartridge, the screen changes to replicate the image in the book. The games are controlled by buttons and a stylus. The back page of each book features a drawing mode, where the player can insert stamps of characters from within the book. All released software for the Pico was rated by the ESRB.

In 2005, in Japan only it was succeeded by the Advanced Pico Beena. According to Sega Toys, the Beena is intended to be the upper-end model in the Pico series.

Pokémon games

Title Genre Release
Pokémon: Catch the Numbers! Edutainment July 23, 2002
Pokémon Advanced Generation:
I've Begun Hiragana and Katakana!
Edutainment November 17, 2003
Pokémon Advanced Generation:
Pico for Everyone Pokémon Loud Battle!
Edutainment July 13, 2004

Pokémon specials

A Pikachu special edition Sega Pico comes bundled with Pokémon Advanced Generation: I've Begun Hiragana and Katakana!


  • The Pico was the first Sega console to have a Nintendo-licensed game.

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