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Pokemon Yellow

Update: Added Pokemon Red, Blue and Green footage after the break.

Pokemon Yellow – along with Red and Blue – are hitting the 3DS Virtual Console in celebration of the series’ 20th anniversary. Take a look at over an hour of footage from the download below.

During today’s Pokemon Direct, it was announced that Pokemon Red, Blue, and Yellow on the 3DS Virtual Console are all compatible with Pokemon Bank. That means any Pokemon you catch in the classic games can eventually be transferred over to Sun and Moon.

Back when Pokemon Yellow originally came out, players needed a Surfing Pikachu in order to access the mini-game Pikachu Beach. Moreover, the only way to obtain this Pokemon is with a copy of Pokemon Stadium.

Thankfully, Pikachu’s Beach is still in the 3DS Virtual Console version of Pokemon Yellow. Additionally, you now only need to talk to the man in the Summer Beach House near Fuchsia City to play.


Pokemon Red, Blue, and Yellow are releasing on the 3DS virtual console later this month and their respective pages have finally gone live in the European and North American eShop.

The pricing details for Europe have been revealed through this. There is now confirmation that the price of the games in Europe will be £8.99/€9.99.


Also revealed are the language options for the games. English, French, and Spanish are the options in North America. The options in Europe are English, French, Spanish, German and Italian.


The first actual gameplay of Pokemon Yellow running on the 3DS Virtual Console has emerged. Check out the footage below.

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