Pokémon Pikachu 2 GS

Pokémon Pikachu 2 GS
Pokémon Pikachu 2 GS
Basic info
Platform: Self-contained
Category: Virtual pet
Players: Single player
Connectivity: Infrared
Developer: Jupiter Corporation
Publisher: Nintendo
Part of: Generation II peripheral
Release dates
Japan: November 21, 1999
North America: October 16, 2000[1]
Australia: 2000[2]
Europe: 2000
South Korea: ?
Hong Kong: N/A
Taiwan: N/A
Japanese: Pokémon.co.jp (archived)
Jupiter (archived)
English: Nintendo (archived)
Pokémon Pikachu 2 GS Japanese.png
Japanese Pokémon Pikachu 2 GS

Pokémon Pikachu 2 GS (Japanese: ポケットピカチュウカラー 金・銀といっしょ! Pocket Pikachu Color! Gold & Silver Together!), known as the Pokémon Pikachu Color in Europe and Pokémon Pikachu Color Gold & Silver in Australia and New Zealand, is a step counter and virtual pet toy.

It was released on November 21, 1999 in Japan, October 16, 2000 in the United States, and 2000 in Europe, Australia and New Zealand.[2] It can communicate with Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal via infrared using the Mystery Gift function; the player can send Watts accumulated by walking, which are then converted into items. The virtual pet toy is a sequel to the Pokémon Pikachu, which was released in 1998. Unlike the original Pokémon Pikachu, the user does not have to take care of Pikachu.

This device served as the inspiration for the Pokéwalker, which comes bundled with Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver.


European boxart


At the top of the screen on the Pokémon Pikachu 2 GS, there are three icons, the first resembling a clock, the second resembling a gift, and the third resembling two coins. These can be scrolled through using the left and right buttons on the control pad. An icon can be selected by pressing the biggest button, resembling the A-button on the Game Boy Color.


The clock screen allows the user to check how many steps they have taken and how many Watts they have received in the past week.

After reaching 1,000,000 overall steps, a special screen will appear with Pikachu holding up a sign congratulating the owner. It can be viewed anytime by pressing left on the clock screen.


The gift screen allows the user to check the current amount of Watts they have, and give Watts to Pikachu to buy friendship.


The coin screen allows the user to play a game with Pikachu. The user is shown a card, and must guess whether a second card Pikachu is holding is higher or lower than the first. The second card will then be the card held by Pikachu if the player chooses to continue to the next round. The card game works on a "double or nothing" rule, so if the player wins, their potential earnings double, but all their potential earnings are lost if they lose. The player can opt out of the game after each round to receive their earnings.


In Pokémon Pikachu 2 GS, Pikachu cares for itself. At different times of the day, Pikachu performs different daily tasks, such as eating an apple, brushing its teeth, taking a shower, sleeping, exercising, etc.


The user can befriend Pikachu by giving it Watts. Friendship will increase more when giving Pikachu larger amounts of Watts. The Pikachu faces a different direction, depending on whether or not it likes the user. This status can be checked by pressing the button representing the "select" button on the Game Boy Color. If the user does not take a minimum of 100 steps in a given day, Pikachu's Friendship will decrease by 500-600 Watts after that day.

Friendship Status Direction
Stranger (In Poké Ball)
Meanie Backward
Playmates Left
Friends Forward
Best Pals Closely forward


Main article: Watt

Every time the user takes 20 steps, a Watt will be added to the gift screen. These Watts can be given to Pikachu to buy its friendship, gambled on the coin screen, sent to another Pikachu 2 GS, or sent to Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal as a Mystery Gift, provided both the Pokémon Pikachu 2 GS and the Generation II game are of the same region.


A melody can be created in the options menu using notes from A flat through F. The melody can be 64 notes long.


The handheld

It is designed to look like a Game Boy Color. The Japanese version normally has a clear case, but blue, gold, silver and clear blue were also available as limited edition models. The silver edition was exclusive to the Pokémon Center store.[3]

There is a basic continue feature that will retain the current Watts, steps and friendship level when the CR2032 battery is replaced quickly enough.

Interactions with Generation II

The toy also communicates with Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal's Mystery Gift feature via infrared. The player selects a number of Watts to transfer, and different items result from transferring different amounts of Watts. This is the only way outside of random Mystery Gift exchanges the Miracle Berry can be obtained. As with Mystery Gift between Game Boy Color systems, both the Pokémon Pikachu 2 GS and Generation II game must be of the same region, or else the user will see a communication error when attempting to transfer an item via this method.

Item Watts
Eon Mail 1
Berry 100
Bitter Berry 200
Great Ball 300
Max Repel 400
Ether 500
MiracleBerry 600
Gold Berry 700
Elixir 800
Revive 900
Rare Candy 999


  • The Pokémon Pikachu 2 GS also appears as an item in Animal Crossing, though it is only a quest item, and the player cannot get one of their own.
  • The device was repurposed for a Sakura Wars virtual pet as part of the cross-promotional deal with Sega that produced the Sega Pico Pokémon series. It replaced Pikachu with Sakura Shinguji, the main character of the series, but was otherwise largely the same.


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