Pokémon Yellow Special Pikachu Edition for Nintendo 3DS

Pokémon Yellow Special Pikachu Edition

Feb 27, 2016
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About this game

Developer: Game Freak
Content Rating: Everyone


Set out on your adventure together with your friend Pikachu, complete with monochromatic pixel art, 4-bit background music and, for the first time in the series, enhanced color elements. You'll take on the role of a Pokémon Trainer and travel across the land searching for Pokémon with Pikachu. Catch, battle, and trade as you work to become the best Pokémon Trainer! If you want to catch all of the Pokémon, you'll need to trade wirelessly with your friends who have Pokémon Red or Pokémon Blue Version.

Gamer Reviews

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May 11, 2021

a solid port of an amazingly well done game. It's probably the most difficult of all of the gameboy Pokemon games I played as a kid, and this is a really well done and nostalgic time. Highly recommend playing it if you get the chance.



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May 19, 2021
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Critic Reviews

9 Reviews
Bryan RoseMar 21, 2016
Yellow is the most refined version of the Kanto experience, barring the GBA remakes, and has a Surfing Pikachu mini game. What more could you ask for? The story is kind of linear, but then again Pokémon has always been about the adventure and the charm, not so much dialogue and engaging characters. Pokémon Yellow has aged wonderfully since it’s release in 1999, and sets the tone for future Pokémon games with it’s pleasant atmosphere, charming music and addicting gameplay.
Laura Kate DaleFeb 29, 2016
Still, I'm very excited about getting a chance to take Pikachu and pals to the next convention I attend, anticipating the chance at crossing paths with other trainers to compete with.
Alex SeedhouseMar 29, 2016
Much is already known about Pokémon Yellow: Special Pikachu Edition, so there’s no surprises here. I’m glad to see that all three games have finally made their way to the Virtual Console service, especially with Local Play support. This is a welcome emulation that has given me chance to re-spark many childhood memories and sits as a worthy purchase for anyone that wishes to similarly reminisce.