Pokemon Yellow: Special Pikachu Edition is a Game Boy Color RPG game, published in 1999 by Game Freak, Inc (Nintendo). You will be a main boy character with Pikachu in a adventure around Kanto region. In this region, there are about 151 Pokemons in Pokedex, which is given by Professor Oak. Including in Pokedex, the feature Pokemons are Mewtwo, Mew, Legendary birds. The missons of player are defeating Elite Four, fighting with Team Rocket and collecting Pokemons to complete Pokedex. This is a very interesting and high user-rated game, which has 8.9 score in GameSpot.com and 10 score IGN.com. Let ‘s Gotta Catch Them All.
Pokémon Yellow: Special Pikachu Edition (ポケットモンスターピカチュウ, Poketto Monsutā Pikachū, lit. “Pocket Monsters Pikachu”), is a 1998 role-playing video game developed by Game Freak and published by Nintendo for the Game Boy handheld video game console. Along with the release of Pokémon Yellow, a special edition yellow Pokémon-themed Game Boy Color was also released.
Pokémon Yellow is an enhanced version of the Game Boy games Pokémon Red and Blue. Like its predecessors, it is a third-person, overhead perspective and consist of three basic screens: an overworld, in which the player navigates the main character; a side-view battle screen; and a menu interface, in which the player configures his or her Pokémon, items, or gameplay settings. The player can use his or her Pokémon to battle other Pokémon. When the player encounters a wild Pokémon or is challenged by a trainer, the screen switches to a turn-based battle screen that displays the engaged Pokémon. During battle, the player may select a maneuver for his or her Pokémon to fight using one of four moves, use an item, switch his or her active Pokémon, or attempt to flee. Pokémon have hit points (HP); when a Pokémon’s HP is reduced to zero, it faints and can no longer battle until it is revived. Once an enemy Pokémon faints, the player’s Pokémon involved in the battle receive a certain number of experience points (EXP). After accumulating enough EXP, a Pokémon may level up. A Pokémon’s level controls its physical properties, such as the battle statistics acquired, and the moves learned. Also It should be said that these creatures all have personalities that make each and every one unique.
Catching Pokémon is another essential element of the gameplay. During battle with a wild Pokémon, the player may throw a Poké Ball at it. If the Pokémon is successfully caught, it will come under the ownership of the player. Factors in the success rate of capture include the HP of the target Pokémon and the type of Poké Ball used: the lower the target’s HP and the stronger the Poké Ball, the higher the success rate of capture. The ultimate goal of the games is to complete the entries in the Pokédex, a comprehensive Pokémon encyclopedia, by capturing, evolving, and trading to obtain all 151 creatures. Pokémon Red and Blue allow players to trade Pokémon between two cartridges via a Game Link Cable. This method of trading must be done to fully complete the Pokédex, since each of the two games have version-exclusive Pokémon. The Link Cable also makes it possible to battle another player’s Pokémon team.
Pokémon Yellow features several enhancements and changes. Including the below-mentioned inclusion of Pikachu as the only available Pokémon to start with, Pikachu is given both a voice and a personality unique from other Pokémon. It follows the player-character on the overworld, and can be examined by speaking to it. While it initially has an indifferent opinion of the player-character, it can grow to love or hate him based on the players’ actions; leveling up will keep Pikachu happy, while fainting frequently will make it unhappy. There is an area in Pokémon Yellow that features a “Surfing Pikachu” mini-game. In order to play it, players must have a Pikachu who can learn “Surf”, a Water-based attack. At the time, players could only accomplish this by winning a contest to get a “surfing Pikachu”. However, if players use their Pikachu from Yellow in Pokémon Stadium and beat a certain mode under the proper circumstances, they are rewarded with the Surf ability, which can be used both in battle, out of battle, and in the above mentioned mini-game.
Like Pokémon Red and Blue, Yellow takes place in the region of Kanto, which features habitats for 151 Pokémon species. The objectives remain the same as well, though some differences exist along the way. For example, in the beginning, players are not given an option of choosing one of three starters. Instead, a wild Pikachu that Professor Oak catches becomes players’ Pokémon, while the rival character takes Eevee. The plot takes from the anime, and features characters that were not featured in the game or have been enhanced to resemble their anime characters, including Jessie James, and Meowth, Nurse Joy, and Officer Jenny. Similar to the anime, Pikachu refuses to evolve. Players are also given the opportunity to obtain the original three starters. As players quest on, they collect more Pokémon and use them to defeat the eight Gym Leaders and eventually the Elite Four, all the while battling Team Rocket, a gang devoted to using Pokémon in order to make themselves more powerful.
|Designer(s)||Satoshi Tajiri (director)
Ken Sugimori (artist)
|Engine||Modifed Pokémon Red/Green/Blue engine|
|Platform(s)||Game Boy (with SGB and GBC support)|
|Genre(s)||Console role-playing game|
|Mode(s)||Single player, Multiplayer|