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{{StrategyWiki|Pokémon Yellow}}
 
'''Pokémon Yellow Version: Special Pikachu Edition''' (Japanese: '''{{j|ポケットモンスター ピカチュウ}}''' ''Pocket Monsters: Pikachu''), often known as '''Pokémon Yellow Version''', is the third Pokémon game for [[Game Boy]] released worldwide, as a [[core series|solitary version]] of [[Pokémon Red and Blue Versions]]. In Japan, the game was the fourth Pokémon game released, as a second solitary version of {{game|Red and Green|s|Pocket Monsters Red & Green}}. Unlike other games, Pokemon Yellow was inspired by the {{pkmn|anime}}.
 
On November 12, 2015, a [[Nintendo Direct]] announced that Yellow will be released in Japan, North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand on February 27, 2016, the [[Pokémon 20th Anniversary]], for the [[Nintendo 3DS]] [[Virtual Console]].
==Plot==
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Much like before, players journey across Kanto from their hometown, Pallet Town, defeating the eight [[Gym Leader]]s ([[Brock]] and [[Misty]] do not join the player, unlike in the anime) and eventually the [[Elite Four]].
 
[[Team Rocket]] battles feature yet another special, anime-based surprise, as [[Jessie]] and [[James]] show up, along with their Pokémon, {{TP|Jessie|Ekans}}, {{TP|James|Koffing}}, and {{MTR}}. Beyond these changes, the plot of Yellow is very similar to that of the Japanese {{2v2|Red|Green}} and {{game|Blue| (Japanese)|Japanese Blue}} as well as of the {{game|Red and Blue|s|Western Red and Blue}}.
 
* If the player does not have {{PDollar}}500, they can still enter the {{safari|Kanto}}. The player will have to pay any money they do have and will receive a number of Safari Balls proportional to the amount paid (but at least one).
* {{m|Kinesis}} is given to {{p|Kadabra}} as its [[signature move]]. In the previous games, {{m|Kinesis}} was never used and the only way it might appear would be if randomly called by {{m|Metronome}}.
* Each Kanto starter can be obtained.
* A new mode, "Colosseum 2", was added to the [[Pokémon Center#Generation I|Cable Club]].
 
* It is the only localized game prior to [[Generation III]] to lack the [[Gotta catch 'em all!|slogan]] below the Pokémon logo.
* This is the only core series game influenced heavily by the anime.
* Pokémon Yellow is the first core series game to be directly translated as Pokémon Red, Green, and Blue were not directly translated.
* Pokémon Yellow is the only core series game in which the player cannot choose their own starter Pokémon, and whose starter is not {{t|Grass}}-, {{t|Fire}}-, or {{type|Water}}.
* Pikachu had its [[cry]] changed to that of its anime counterpart for this game. [[Junichi Masuda]] details the modification of [[Ikue Ohtani]]'s voice to a sound capable of being made by the low-tech [[Game Boy]] in his [https://www.gamefreak.co.jp/blog/dir_english/?p=144 Director's Column]. However, Pikachu's original cry was used in some parts of the game.