Site Notice
  • Please check our Coverage page to see what deserves an article and what doesn't.
  • Be sure to join the discussions going on our board.

Pokémon Yellow Version: Special Pikachu Edition

From NintendoWiki, your source on Nintendo information. By fans, for fans.
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Bulbapedia logo.png This article is a short summary of Pokémon Yellow Version: Special Pikachu Edition.
Bulbapedia features a more in-depth article.
Pokémon Yellow Version: Special Pikachu Edition
ポケットモンスター ピカチュウ
Poketto Monsutā Pikachū
Pokémon Yellow boxart EN.jpg
Boxart of Pokémon Yellow Version: Special Pikachu Edition
Developer(s): Game Freak
Publisher(s): Nintendo
Platform: Game Boy
Category: Turn-based role-playing
Players: 1
Predecessor: JP: Pokémon Blue
EN: Pokémon Red and Blue
Successor: Pokémon Gold and Silver
Copyrights: N/A
Release dates
N. America:

October 18, 1999


September 12, 1998


June 16, 2000


September 3, 1999













Bulbapedia has more information on this game:
Read it now!

Pokémon Yellow Version: Special Pikachu Edition (Japanese: ポケットモンスター ピカチュウ Pocket Monsters Pikachu) is the fourth main series game in the Pokémon series, the third to be released internationally. While largely unchanged from the other versions, Pokémon Yellow Version is more based on the Pokémon anime series.

In Japan, the release of this game was timed to coincide with that of Pokémon: The First Movie - Mewtwo Strikes Back, releasing two months afterward.[1] The Japanese version was also released alongside a special edition "Pikachu Yellow" model of the Game Boy Printer.



You've finally been granted your Pokémon Trainer's license, and now you're on your way to becoming the world's greatest Pokémon Trainer! The shockingly-cute Pikachu tags along behind you as you search the enormous world for monsters to train and evolve. Face off against Blastoise's torrential water cannons. Stand strong when facing Pidgeot's stormy Gust. Develop the ultimate Pokémon strategy to defeat the eight Gym Leaders and become the greatest Pokémon Master of all time!

  • Battle a friend in the new Colosseum 2 for the Pika Cup, Petite Cup, and Poké Cup titles (requires 2 Yellow versions and a Game Link® cable-each sold separately).
  • Print out your Pokédex data with a Game Boy® Printer and a Game Link cable (sold separately).
  • Trade Pokémon with your friends using a Game Link cable. You'll need to trade with both the Red and Blue versions to catch all 150 Pokémon and complete your Pokédex!
  • Requires basic reading skills to fully enjoy the entertaining story.


Technical details[edit]

Technical Details

Game Boy Game Pak
Nintendo 3DS digital download

Download size

84 blocks

Supported features

Original: Game Boy Color, Game Link Cable (2-player multiplayer), Game Boy Printer
3DS: Wireless communication

Input / compatible controllers

Game Boy
Nintendo 3DS

Other releases[edit]

Title Boxart Console Release Date(s) Notes
Pokémon Yellow Version: Special Pikachu Edition Virtual Console (Nintendo 3DS) 2016 An emulated port for Nintendo 3DS, allowing for special emulator features. Communication between this and the digital releases of its partner games is possible with wireless communications. Unlike the other versions, this version was released as a Game Boy Color title, using the full-color palette available when playing the game on a Game Boy Color system.

Related games[edit]

Related Games
is a partner game to
exports information to
exchanges information with

External links[edit]


Pokémon series logo

Related NIWA Wiki: Bulbapedia icon English Bulbapedia icon • Pokémon Central Wiki logo Italian Pokémon Central Wiki logo