OLD BUT GOLD # 161 – Pokemon Yellow, the perfect version

Also this week back Old But Gold. After speaking in the last appointment of Devil May Cry 4, today the protagonist of our column will be the legendary and beloved Pokémon Yellow Version: Special Pikachu Editionbetter known simply as Pokémon Yellow.

Pokémon Yellow: Pikachu is finally following you

When they came out Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue in the far 1996, no one would have expected such success. The two video games for Game Boy conquered the public, prompting children (and others) from all over the world to try and capture all the 151 creatures available. Pokémon Yellow, however, is one of a kind. It is not a simple alternate version, but one perfect version of the previous titles.

To make it a step forward and to make it one of the most successful titles in the series, are the details. The first and most obvious novelty is the possibility of be followed from the real protagonist of the series: Pikachu, which will be the only one of its kind in the entire game. Not only this, in Pokémon Yellow, being the title dedicated to the small rodent, it is not possible to choose your own starterwhich will make the fight with the first gym leader more difficult: Brock.

On the other hand, by advancing in the plot and respecting particular requirements, it will be possible to recover the legendary starters Charmender, Squirtle And Bulbasaur. Obviously, a feature common to all the games in the series to date, some Pokémon are not available, especially Raichunot being your own Pikachu evolvable via the Pietratuonojust like in the anime.

Another welcome and fun novelty is to be able to meet the unfortunate trio known as Team Rocket, the bad guys who can’t be hurt. In Pokémon Yellow we will have the opportunity to face and defeat Jessie, James And Meowthmaking them “leave at the speed of light“.

All the secrets and legends of Pokemon Yellow

There first generation Pokémon is also the one around which they have created the most legendsFirst of all, the one according to which a Pokéball containing a Mew level 5 would have found herself hidden behind the pickup truck at the ship’s entrance M / B Anna. The vehicle should have moved using Force once the relative is obtained MN.

Another legend, which if it had been true it would have been fantastic, is the following: after having defeated the League Pokémon they should have gone back to Aranciopoliwhere the old gentleman and his Machop they would finally finish the gym under construction and you would have become the gym leader.

venustoise anime pokémon first generation game boy

Last legend is that of Venustoisea terrible pokémon in the guise of Venusaur And Blastoise. The pokémon, actually appearing in the anime, would appear in the disturbing Tower Pokémon from Lavender after a series of absurd passages. To fuel the legend, the confirmation of some players who claimed to have captured him.

Unfortunately the internet was not as accessible as it is today in 1998 and many of us, small and naive gamers at the time, tried everything to become a gym leader or capture legendary pokémon. Obviously without success.

An unrepeatable and unparalleled game

Some features, such as being followed by your own pocket monster, have unfortunately not been proposed again (except in Pearl And Diamond), despite being one of the most loved and requested features.

Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu!  / Pokémon Let's Go, Eevee!

Twenty years later was made a remake: Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu And Pokémon Let’s Go Eevee. Despite the repeated success, the charm of the original game, thanks to all the childhood memories of those who today think back with nostalgia to when they played with their Game Boy and exchanged Pokémon through the Game Link cable with other Pokémon trainers, Pokémon Yellow’s charm remains unrepeatable and unparalleled.

If you’ve never tried it, get it from official site. You will not regret.