Pocket Monsters: Pikachu

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Pocket Monsters: Pikachu
Basic Information
Video Game
Game Freak
Pocket Monsters: Blue
Successor title
Pokémon Gold Version, Pokémon Silver Version
Digital DownloadGame Boy Cartridge
Game Boy
Nintendo eShop, Virtual Console
Game Boy Color
Nintendo 3DS
Retail Features
Pocket Monsters: Pikachu
Main Credits
Satoshi Tajiri
Takehiro Izushi, Takashi Kawaguchi, Tsunekazu Ishihara
Junichi Masuda
Satoshi Tajiri, Toshinobu Matsumiya
Japan Japanese Release Date(s)
Game Boy
September 121998

Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console
February 272016
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Pocket Monsters: Pikachu is the sequel to Pocket Monsters: Blue. It is compatible to those games by use of the link cable to trade or battle, and share the same gameplay elements.

The primary difference is your starting Pokémon, which is unanimously Pikachu as the box art implies, to emulate the anime series that originated from Pocket Monsters Blue. You can see and interact with your Pikachu outside of battles. It will deliberately refuse to evolve into Raichu unless traded to a different version. Also, your rival will be given an Eevee, which will evolve into one of its (then) three evolutions depending on your win/loss ratio with your rival.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Features[edit | edit source]

  • Surfing Pikachu mini-game, there's a house on the beach near Fuschia City.
  • All starter Pokémon: Charmander, Squirtle and Bulbasaur can be obtained without the use of external trading, through normal progression of the story.
  • Two linked Yellow versions may battle in the following battle modes: Pika Cup, Poké Cup, and Petite Cup.
  • Team Rocket, Jessie, James and Meowth appear in the game.
  • Cerulean Cave has changed in layout from Pocket Monsters: Blue.
  • In Viridian Forest, there are Level 9 Pidgeottos, which is otherwise impossible.
  • There is a Missingno. Glitch, but it is done differently than in Pocket Monsters: Blue.
  • When played on a Game Boy Color, different areas and Pokémon have different colouring.

Missing Pokémon[edit | edit source]

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

Evolving via Trading[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

This game is supported by the Super Game Boy and the Game Boy Color.