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Frequently Asked Questions About Pokemon Yellow

"Pokemon Yellow," also frequently known as "Pokemon Yellow: Special Pikachu Edition," is the hit 1998 Game Boy title from Nintendo and is available on eBay. An enhanced version of "Pokemon Red and Blue," "Pokemon Yellow" revolves around the idea of capturing, nurturing, and fighting Pokemon creatures against each other. The game is partially based on the anime of the same name.

What should you look for in a used game?

"Pokemon Yellow," like most cartridges from the time, uses a battery-backed save system. Due to the age of the game, the battery can wear out over time. You should pay close attention to the status of the battery in the cartridge if the seller lists it. Some users have replaced the battery themselves, so it is less likely to fail with frequent use.

What are some features of "Pokemon Yellow"?

Easily found on eBay, "Pokemon Yellow" follows the same basic formula as the other Pokemon games. Here is what you need to know about it:

  • First-Generation Pokemon - "Pokemon Yellow" features the cast of first-generation Pokemon, which includes Pikachu, Squirtle, Charmander, Bulbasaur, Eevee, etc. Players complete the Pokedex by capturing or evolving the Pokemon they find. Not every one of the 151 first-generation Pokemon are in the game, so you will need to trade with other players thru the Game Link Cable to complete the Pokedex. You can also connect and trade with subsequent games in the series such as "Pokemon Gold," "Pokemon Silver," and "Pokemon Crystal" thru the time capsule feature.
  • Starting Pokemon - Pikachu is the only starting Pokemon in the game. "Pokemon Yellow" is also the first game in the series in which the starting Pokemon follows you around on the overworld. Pikachu can become happy or dissatisfied based on the actions of the player or how the player treats Pikachu during the course of the game. Pikachu also has a unique voice and personality that sets it apart from the other Pokemon.
  • Multiplayer - Players can fight their Pokemon against each other in matches once they connect thru the Game Link Cable. There are three different battle modes, depending on the Pokemon's level and characteristics.
Is "Pokemon Yellow" compatible with other Game Boy systems?

Yes, the game is compatible with the Game Boy Colour, the Game Boy Advance, and the Game Boy Advance SP. When you play the game on one of these systems, you will be able to access a slightly enhanced colour palette, at least compared to the monochromatic original Game Boy system. You can also play Game Boy games on the Super Nintendo via the Super Game Boy cartridge.

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