Game Boy Advance(Redirected from Gameboy Advance)
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ゲームボーイアドバンス Game Boy Advance
A Game Boy Advance
The Game Boy Advance (Japanese: ゲームボーイアドバンス Game Boy Advance) is Nintendo's 32-bit handheld gaming system that surpassed the Nintendo Game Boy Color. The Game Boy Advance was released in 2001. It has a notably different form to its predecessors (a semi trapezoidal shape compared to the rectangle shape of the original Game Boy and Game Boy Color), and also contained a powerful processor, allowing it to display SNES-caliber graphics and even play voices. The Game Boy Advance was also capable of interaction with the Nintendo GameCube.
The Game Boy Advance, like the Game Boy and Game Boy Color before it, is not region-locked. This means that a player can play a Game Boy Advance game from any region in their own locally purchased console.
|Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire||Main series RPG||2002|
|Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire||Pinball||2003|
|Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen||Main series RPG||2004|
|Pokémon Emerald||Main series RPG||2004|
|Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team||Dungeon crawler||2005|
Game Boy Advance Video
Several Pokémon titles were released on Game Boy Advance Video, a series of GBA cartridges that play videos.
|Pokémon GBA Video: For Ho-Oh the Bells Toll!||Video playback||2004|
|Pokémon GBA Video: Johto Photo Finish||Video playback||2004|
|Pokémon GBA Video: Pokémon—I Choose You||Video playback||2004|
|Pokémon GBA Video: Beach Blank-Out Blastoise||Video playback||2004|
By backwards compatibility
|Pokémon Red and Green||Main series RPG||1996|
|Pokémon Blue||Main series RPG||1996|
|Pokémon Red and Blue||Main series RPG||1998|
|Pokémon Yellow||Main series RPG||1998|
|Pokémon Trading Card Game||Card game||1998|
|Pokémon Gold and Silver||Main series RPG||1999|
|Pokémon Puzzle Challenge||Puzzle||2000|
|Pokémon Crystal||Main series RPG||2000|
|Pokémon Card GB2: Here Comes Team GR!||Card game||2001|
Special Pokémon editions
- Gold Game Boy Advance: Features a Pikachu and Pichu. Initially exclusive to the New York Pokémon Center, but later released nationwide in September and October 2002. It originally retailed at US$69.99, but later US$59.99 during the Holiday season.
- White Game Boy Advance: Features a Pikachu and Pichu.
- Suicune Game Boy Advance: Features the legendary beasts, with an emphasis on Suicune. Exclusive to Pokémon Center stores.
- Celebi Game Boy Advance: Exclusive to Pokémon Center stores.
- Latias and Latios Game Boy Advance: Released in 2002 to commemorate the release of Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias.
- Diamond-encrusted Game Boy Advance: The winners of the Pokémon 10th Anniversary Journey Across America, Minh Le and Samin Syed, each won a one-of-a-kind diamond-encrusted Game Boy Advance.
- The Game Boy Advance family, as a handheld, has games from the least number of generations released for it, with the only generation being Generation III. However, it is tied with the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (which had a single, Japanese-only Generation I spin-off title) for the least number of generations on any Nintendo console overall.
|Game systems with Pokémon games|
|Nintendo handheld consoles|
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DS (Lite • DSi • DSi XL) • 3DS (XL • 2DS • New 3DS • New 3DS XL)
|Nintendo home consoles|
|SNES (BS-X • SGB • NP • SGB2) • N64 (DD) • GCN (GBP) • Wii • Wii U|
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