Well yes, Pokemon Giallo blows out 25 candles. Exactly on September 12, 1998 the classic for Game Boy made its debut in Japan, presenting itself as the fourth and final version of the games Pokémon of First Generation.
Also known by its full name Pokémon Yellow Special Pikachu Editionthis edition in terms of story, gameplay and contents was practically identical to the other versions already available (Pokémon Red and Bluebeyond Pokemon Verde exclusive to Japanese territory), but nevertheless presented some differences aimed at making the Yellow edition closer to the television animated series. So here is our Starter Pikachuthe only “voiced” creature in the entire game and which will follow us everywhere, never remaining within its Poké Ball. Also consistent with the anime, it is not possible to make it evolve into a Raichu via Thunderstone, thus preparing to face any opponent in its basic form.
However, there is the possibility during the adventure to obtain Bulbasaur, Charmander e Squirtle just like it happens Ash Ketchum throughout the anime. And again, they are present as adversaries too Jessie and James of the Team Rocketready to challenge us with theirs Meowth, Ekans e Koffing (the latter destined to evolve respectively into Arbok e Weezing) on several occasions during the match. Aside from the anime callbacks, Pokémon Yellow also features updated sprites for all the little monsters, now more refined and more faithful to the original artwork. For the rest it is the same, great game loved a few years earlier in the Red and Blue versions, still today the best-selling Pokémon games of all time.
The title Nintendo it has also achieved a high collectible value: did you know that a $10,000 copy of Pokémon Yellow was destroyed by US customs in early 2023?