Pokémon Yellow Version

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Pokémon Yellow Version
Pokémon Yellow Version's boxart, featuring Pikachu.
Basic info
Platform: {{{platform}}}
Category: RPG
Players: 2 players simultaneous
Connectivity: None
Developer: Nintendo/Creatures Inc./GAME FREAK Inc.
Publisher: Nintendo
Part of: {{{gen_series}}}
ESRB: Everyone
Release dates
Japan: Sep 12, 1998
North America: Oct 1, 1999
Australia:  ???
Europe:  ???
South Korea: N/A
Hong Kong: N/A
Taiwan: N/A
Japanese: ポケットモンスター ピカチュウ
English: Games : Pokémon Yellow

Pokémon Yellow (also Pokémon Special Pikachu Edition) is a sister game to Pokémon Red and Blue and Pokémon Green. Inspired by the Pokémon anime, the Yellow version of the Gameboy Pokémon series stars Pikachu and adds new Team Rocket battles featuring Jessie and James and their Meowth, Koffing, and Ekans.

The English version of Pokémon Yellow is the first Pokémon game designed to take advantage of the Gameboy Color.

Differences from Pokémon Red and Blue

  • Pikachu is the player's starting Pokémon, and the rival begins with an Eevee.
  • Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle may be obtained later in the game.
  • Jessie and James appear at various points throughout the game.
  • Some Gym Leaders have changed their battle team and strategies.
  • The Unknown Dungeon has a new layout.
  • Pokémon have all new graphics.
  • The English version (and other non-Japanese releases) take advantage of the Game Boy Color.
  • The Game Boy Printer may be used to print out Pokémon from the Pokédex.
  • A Surfing Pikachu mini-game is included.
  • Two linked Yellow versions may battle in the following battle modes: Pika Cup, Poké Cup, and Petite Cup.

Pokémon missing from this game

The following Pokémon do not appear in Yellow version, and must be traded from another version:

  • Weedle, Kakuna, Beedrill
  • Ekans, Arbok
  • Raichu
  • Meowth, Persian
  • Koffing, Weezing
  • Jynx
  • Electabuzz
  • Magmar