Pokemon is 20 years old! 1996 – 2016
In 1996 the first Pokemon game was released in Japan. Not knowing what a big hype it would be. Now 20 years later new Pokemon games are still being released.
Because of the anniversary there are a lot of new releases planned.
Pokemon Yellow, Blue & Red
The original games where released for the 3DS on 27 februari. The games are for sale for €10 in the Nintendo e-shop. You can now trade without the link cable. I’m playing yellow right now and it’s so fun to see that old world back again. You really notice how much better the games have gotten.
The first games in Japan where actually red & green. The Japanese green version is the same as the english blue version. They did release a blue version in Japan but it was only after the first two and it was a little different then the others.
A few things I noticed are:
- You can’t catch Pokemon when your box is full.
- You can only carry a limited amount of items.
- You can only store a limited amount of items.
- No running shoes.
- You can only be a boy.
They released a special red & blue limited edition 3DS with Charizard & Blastoise coverplates. They also released special edition packs for the 2DS in red, blue, yellow & green (Japan only). The limited editions come with a preinstalled version of one of the old games.
Pokemon Go for mobile phones which is in beta right now and will be released sometime this year. I’m really curious what this game will be like. And will it be pay to win or totally free?
Pokemon Sun & Moon
A few days ago the next games where announced. Pokemon Sun & Moon where announced for the 3DS. There are a lot of rumours going around that they might have a new generation to catch. There also are some signs that the story will be in Hawaii.