POKEMON YELLOW FAQ Created by Jedah (TeamRocket@Jedah.force9.net) Latest release version 1.0 Date 19/5/99 CONTENTS: 1.0 Introduction 1.1 About this guide 1.2 Revision history 2.0 Changes from previous Pokemon Editions 2.1 Intro 2.2 Graphics 2.3 Starting Pokemon 2.4 Talking to Pikachu 2.5 Team Rocket 2.6 Anything different during the game 2.7 Missing Pokemon 2.8 Pokemon extra in this version * 2.9 Mystery Dungeon 3.0 Help this guide/Miscellaneous 3.1. how to help it 3.2 Where to download this guide 3.3 Legal bit 3.4 Disclaimer 3.5 Wishlist 1.0 INTRODUCTION 1.1 About this guide This is my attempt to help anyone out if they own the yellow Pokemon cartridge. Currently it is only available in Japanese, so working things out is difficult, but I have tried my best to put as much info here as I can. I hope it is of some use to you. Hopefully you should be ready for it's release into English, and be able to catch 'em all. :) 1.2 Revision History 1.0 - The first release! 2.0 CHANGES FROM PREVIOUS POKEMON EDITIONS 2.1 Intro Instead of Jigglypuff/Nidoran and Snorlax/Gengar (is it?) battling, you get to see a darkened Pokemon running at you on all fours. As it gets closer, you realise it's PIKACHU! During this various clips are shown of him doing a flying kick, riding a surfboard, flying on balloons, and then it shows him close up, and his cheeks start to spark, and then he lets rip with a Giant thundershock! The title screen then comes on, which is Pikachu saying something in Japanese (speech bubble, no idea what it says). It has new music too, sounds similar to the casino in Celadon City. Much better intro. 2.2 Graphics EVERY Pokemon in the Pokedex has been redrawn. They ALL look a LOT better too. Some of them are shown at my website (www.geocities.com/TimesSquare/Labyrinth/2127/TeamRocket.html) and others may be available on request. 2.3 Starting Pokemon Instead of choosing between Squirtle, Charmander and Bulbasaur at the beginning, Professor Oak stops you at the grass (you get to move one step further too. Ooooh :) ) and then captures a Pikachu! He brings it back to his lab and then lets you have it! As for Gary (your rival) if you look at the Pokeball on the desk, he shoves you out of the way and takes it. It's an Eevee! Then you fight. Later in the game, after battling Gary 3 times more, when you face him in the Silph Co. Building, his Eevee will have evolved into one of it's three other forms (Flareon in my case). Whether or not his choice of Pokemon change based on what Eevee he plans on getting is unknown. 2.4 Talking to Pikachu Pikachu follows you around on the map! Unless he fainted. You can talk to him at any time, bringing up a picture of his face, showing if he is happy or sad. If happy, sprite on the main screen will jump up and down, REALLY fast if super happy! If really upset he will turn around and not look at you! When he sees Bill The Pokemaniac as a Pokemon, question marks appear over his head! And when you go to the Pokemon meeting in Vermillion City, love hearts appear when he sees the other Pokemon! 2.5 Team Rocket Yes, it's true, Team Rocket appear in the game! I'm talking Jessie and James here! Just as you are about to leave Mt. Moon they come running over and battle you! They fight with Ekans, Meowth and Koffing! After you beat them they dissappear, like Giovanni. You meet them three times more, in the Casino/Rocket base (just before Giovanni), Lavender Tower (you beat them to save Mr. Fuji, and they have Arbok and Weezing now! (But still just Meowth :) ) And finally the Silph co. Building, just before Giovanni). And yes, just like the cartoon, they are easily beaten! 2.6. Anything different during the game -Nurse Joy is at every Pokemon Centre, with her Chansey! -Chansey has been redrawn in it's pen at Fuschia City (sigh, you didn't really need to know that one). -Officer Jenny is in Vermillion City. -Did I mention Team Rocket? Yeah? Well, I'll do it again! -The hut at the bottom of Fuschia City, inside, there is a Pikachu walking around! -The Thunderstone does NOT work on Pikachu! -Pikachu learns extra moves! I am not sure which level (I forgot) but a few levels after he gets Thunder, he learns a new barrier move! (Possibly Barrier or Light screen). Also, around level 20 he gets Barrier or Light screen! I don't know which way round they go or whether it is another field altogether, but they're my guesses! -Lt. Surge only has one Pokemon: Raichu! And it's bloody hard! -Some options on the computer system, but I have no idea what they are saying. -The people you trade with are generally asking for different things in this game. For example, I think the old man in the lab at Cinnabar Islands trades Rhydon for Golduck (I AM NOT CERTAIN THOUGH) 2.7 Missing Pokemon To ensure that Pokemon Yellow offers no distinct advantage over the previous versions/colours (yeah right, you can get Charmander, Bulbasaur AND Squirtle?? O--k, fair...), 11 Pokemon are unattainable again. Although I can't be certain at this time, here are my guesses as to which ones they are (note there are 20, so at least nine of these must be wrong, or perhaps not....): Farfetch'd (Where you normally trade it in Vermillion, the guy is not there!) Psyduck; usually available in Seafoam Islands and the Safari Zone. I have tried for hours but have never seen one. Golduck (note that there is a man on Victory Road who fights you with one) Dratini (Tried again for hours at the Safari Zone, never seen) Dragonite (owned by Lance) Dragonair (owned by Lance) Magmar Weedle (None in Viridian Forest or anywhere else, but many "Bug Catchers" have them) Kakuna (again, many bug catchers have them) Beedrill (Never seen) Jynx (though Lorelei of the Elite Four has one) Raichu: Using the Thunderstone on Pikachu does NOT WORK. He will not take it! And since there are No other Pikachus in the game besides your starting one...... ?? (Lt. Surge has one) Electabuzz Magmar Ekans (No nest on map, unable to find. Jessie has one :) ) Arbok Meowth (No nest on map, unable to find. Team Rocket have one :) ) Persian Koffing (No nest on map. Unable to find. James has one :) ) Weezing In a way, making you miss out on Dragonite (perhaps one of the hardest of all Pokemon) sort of makes up for the huge advantage of getting Blastoise, Charizard AND Venusaur without trading not to mention Gengar, Golem, Machamp and Alkazam!) If you have found any of these then please tell me which and where, and I will update. 2.8 Extra Pokemon in this version I do not mean brand new Pokemon (see the upcoming Silver or Gold, and the cartoon for Togepi :) ), but I mean certain Pokemon you could only get one or the other of in the previous versions. a) Scyther and Pinsir BOTH are in this version :) Both can be found in the same area in the Safari Zone. b) Charmander After Nugget Bridge, there is a man standing on a raised bit of land. If you talk to him (don't ask me what he's saying though) he'll ask you something. Choose the top answer and you get a Charmander! c) Squirtle In Vermillion City, after the trip on the St. Anne, talk to officer Jenny and she'll ask you something. Choose the top again and you'll get a Squirtle! d) Bulbasaur It stands to reason that you should be able to find a Bulbasaur.... but I haven't yet. Anyone? e) The four "Tradies" (Gengar, Golem, Alkazam, Machamp) They are available within the game! Or.... so I have heard. Somewhere people trade you wither something for them, or something for their "previous form" (example, someone trades you a Graveler, and it then evolves to Golem because it has been traded). BUT, I haven't a clue who to trade with (it's all Kanji!!!) so more to come on that. 2.9 Mystery Dungeon The layout of the last dungeon is slightly different, with more water sections. Also, there are different Pokemon inside from previously. These are the ones I have run into: Ryhorn, Rhydon, Ditto, Gloom, Golbat, Chansey, Graveller, and, of course, Mewtwo. 3.0 HELP THIS GUIDE 3.1. How to help this guide If you know anything that is unclear in this guide, please email me with the information, and if it's kosher, I'll put it in and credit you! Specifically: -Where's Bulbasaur! -Which Pokemon on my missing list are actually obtainable? -Where do you get Gengar, Golem, Machamp and Alkazam? -Did I miss any new features? Email any suggestions for improvement or new sections, or answers, to TeamRocket@Jedah.force9.net 3.2 Where to download this guide Gamefaqs: A great place to get info on ALL games! www.gamefaqs.com Team Rocket's Blast Off: My own Team Rocket site! www.geocities.com/TimesSquare/Labyrinth/2127/TeamRocket.html Want to add this FAQ to your site? Thanks! Email me first to check it's ok. Then I'll add you onto here! A link to my page would be nice too! :) 3.3 Legal bit This FAQ is copyright Jedah, aka Mr. Schofield, and taking any information and using it for profit without asking me/sending me a share of the profit will result in you getting hit with a big hammer, or, lawsuit. There's a simple thing called ASKING. I always reply to any email, provided it is in good taste. 3.4 Disclaimer Pokemon, Team Rocket, Pikachu and most of the other names used in this FAQ are trademark and copyright of Nintendo, Game Freak and Creatures. I take no credit for this awesome, awesome game, nor would I even try to. 3.5 Wishlist -To see Pokemon (any colour) finally released in my country!!! (England) -All those Pokemon doubters to shut the hell up and just play the game, rather than write it off because it looks childish. -Playstation owners to admit that, besides possibly FF7, NOTHING comes close to touching Pokemon! -As for every other system, heh, well, what have they got? (N64 does have Pokemon Stadium :) ) -Pokemon Stadium to get a UK release! (Not likely, I'm glad I buy JAP/USA imports!) -I want to see the unaired episodes of Pokemon! Like the 3-D one (the seizure one) and even the one where James has breasts! (Ewww) -I want a GENGAR! Nobody else in the country having Pokemon SUCKS! -AND A GOLEM! -And maybe the other two! -Someday I'd like to be bothered to earn enough cash to get the Porygon! -Bring Pokemon out on the N64! It'd be great! Battle in 3-D, Team Rocket making their poetry in actual speech.... wowee! And you could download your Pokemon through that Gameboy adaptor, and use 'em! Sweet! Got any wishes to add? Mail 'em me!