Pokémon Yellow: Special Pikachu Edition is a great way for new Pokémon
Trainers to enter the Pokémon universe, and it gives experienced Trainers
a new challenge in their quest to become the world's greatest Pokémon
The major innovation in Pokémon Yellow is the starring
role of Pikachu. You start the game with a Pikachu, which is the only one
in the game. If you place Pikachu in your party, it will follow you
around. Pikachu's mood will change depending on how you've been treating
Other Differences between Pokémon Yellow and Pokémon Red or
Pokémon Yellow is compatible with the Game Boy Printer. For example,
you can print out pictures from your Pokédex.
Pokémon Yellow features all-new pictures of all Pokémon found in Red
Your Pikachu can evolve into Raichu, but must first be traded to
Pokémon Red, Blue, Gold or Silver.
You can enter a new building just below Fuchsia City and, if you have
a Surfing Pikachu, play a side-scrolling minigame. This game is also
called Surfing Pikachu. Your goal is to perform as many radical stunts
as possible. You can print out your high score. Gnarly!
Weedle, Kakuna, Beedrill, Ekans, Arbok, Raichu, Meowth, Persian,
Koffing, Weezing, Jynx, Electabuzz and Magmar are not found in Yellow.
You must trade for them.
Other Pokémon are found in different areas.
On a Game Boy Color, the enhanced colors in Pokémon Yellow are better
than the colors seen in Pokémon Red and Blue. However, the opening
sequence is the only portion of the game that uses GBC's full 56
colors. Like Pokémon Red and Blue, Pokémon Yellow is fully compatible
with monochromatic Game Boy systems.
Jesse and James, the bumbling Team Rocket duo, are found several times
through normal game play.
Bulbasaur, Charmander and Squirtle can all be found in Yellow. To
receive them, you must complete special tasks.
Gym Trainers use different strategies and are more difficult to defeat.
The Unknown Dungeon is different in this version.
With two Pokémon Yellow Game Paks, two Game Boy systems and a Game
Link cable, you and a friend can enter three new battle modes: Pika
Cup, Poké Cup and Petite Cup.