Game Boy Pocket

Game Boy Pocket
ゲームボーイポケット Game Boy Pocket
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The Game Boy Pocket
Release dates
Japan: July 21, 1996
North America: September 3, 1996
Europe: ???
Australia: 1997
South Korea: N/A
China: N/A
Hong Kong: N/A
Taiwan: N/A
Technical specs
  • 48.5mm×43.5mm display
  • Black-and-white display
  • 8 KB RAM.
  • Holds 2 AAA batteries
  • Batteries last about 10 hours
Related information
Console generation: Fourth generation
Pokémon generations: I, II
Console type: Handheld
Metallic Ice Blue
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The Game Boy Pocket (Japanese: ゲームボーイポケット Game Boy Pocket) is a handheld console produced by Nintendo. It is an improved model of the Game Boy. This was the first Game Boy system to be released in Australia. Like all systems in the Game Boy family, it is not region encoded.

Differences from Game Boy

  • It has space for two AAA batteries, which provide about 10 hours of gameplay.
  • The Game Link Cable port style was adjusted, and is the same style as that of the Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance.
  • The screen has been changed to true black-and-white display rather than the monochrome display of the Game Boy.
  • It has a larger screen than both the Game Boy and the Game Boy Color, being 48.5mm (1.91") × 43.5mm (1.71"), with a diagonal length of 65mm (2.56").
  • Originally there was no LED to show battery levels, but this was quickly added.

Pokémon games

Main article: Game Boy → Pokémon games

The Game Boy Pocket is compatible with the same games as the original Game Boy.

Game systems with Pokémon games
Nintendo handheld consoles
GB (Pocket · GBL · SGB · SGB2) • GBCminiGBA (SP · GBm · GBP)
DS (Lite · DSi · DSi XL) • 3DS (XL · 2DS · New 3DS · New 3DS XL · New 2DS XL)
Switch (Lite · OLED)
Nintendo home consoles
SNES (BS-X · SGB · NP · SGB2) • N64 (DD) • GCN (GBP)
Wii (Family Edition · mini) • Wii U
Switch (OLED)
Sega consoles