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Pokemon on the 3DS Virtual Console. What version are you buying? [poll]
Pokémon Red only. (1/19 vote)
Pokémon Blue only. (0/19 votes)
Pokémon Yellow: Special Pikachu Edition only. (4/19 votes)
Both Pokémon Red and Blue. (0/19 votes)
Both Pokémon Red and Yellow. (0/19 votes)
Both Pokémon Blue and Yellow (2/19 votes)
All three! Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow. (1/19 vote)
None of these. $9.99 is too pricey. (2/19 votes)
None of these. I'd want them on Wii U instead. (1/19 vote)
None of these. For an other reason listed below. (8/19 votes)
Well, less than a day now till we can finally play the original Pokémon Trilogy on our 3DS systems. Tons of classic nostalgia is to be found.

The games are often loved for being the first foray into the series plus the streamlined Pokémon roster and simplified EV/IV system is often touted as appreciated.

I'm somewhat bored of the newer installments these days but I might dip into Pokémon Yellow since I never did start with my own Pikachu. What is everyone else looking to do with these new releases?

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Posted: 02/26/16, 18:08:07  - Edited by 
 on: 02/26/16, 18:08:01
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None, I'm just not all that interested in playing mainline Pokemon games anymore. And if I were going to get back into them, I'd try a newer game to experience how it's changed since Gold/Silver.

I do think the Pokemon Bank compatibility is pretty cool, and $10 isn't an unfair price. If I had to pick one of the three, I'd probably get Red, since I already had Blue and Yellow as a kid. Well, we also had Red, but that was my brother's.
Posted: 02/26/16, 18:22:23  - Edited by 
 on: 02/26/16, 18:22:43
I will only play a mainline Pokémon game if it appears as a full featured, giant release on the Wii U or NX or whatever.
Posted: 02/26/16, 18:30:59
Yellow because I never played it back in the day. Should be fun to start with an electric type.
Posted: 02/26/16, 18:38:42  - Edited by 
 on: 02/26/16, 18:39:50
None for now. 10 dollars is pretty ridiculous, even with the preserved multiplayer function. Plus, I'm more than content with the wonderful gen 1 remakes on GBA.

However, I might be tempted to pick up Yellow if it goes on sale for less than $5. It seems pretty novel and charming to start with a Pikachu that follows you around. I loved having my Pokemon follow me in the gen 2 remakes.
Posted: 02/26/16, 18:51:40
I guess there was no room for a "simply not interested" option. I appreciate what these games did to start a phenomenon, but I find them too primitive to enjoy today. If they put up the Gen II games sometime, I might bite on Crystal.
Posted: 02/26/16, 20:59:03
None of these. For an other reason listed below

I'm not in a hurry to buy any of these games since I already own a Game Boy and Pokemon Red, but I might buy Pokemon Yellow at some point.
Posted: 02/26/16, 20:59:10

I own all of these on cartridge already (including the GBA version) but...I GOTTA CATCH 'EM ALL.

Not sure if I'll buy them all for MYSELF, or spread them out between me and my two kids.
Posted: 02/26/16, 21:58:50
10 bucks is too much. Kinda feels like they're gouging us a bit. I understand that the trading feature is updated (which is nice), but I have zero interest in Pokemon Bank, so I'd hypothetically mainly be just getting this to play it normally. At 5 or 6 dollars, I'd get it, but not 250% of a normal GB game. I'd rather just play Trading Card Game instead!
Posted: 02/26/16, 22:00:28  - Edited by 
 on: 02/26/16, 22:01:02
If I were to buy any it would be Red. It's the only version I don't already own. But I really don't have any desire to buy it. I will play through my copy of Pokemon Blue every now and again just for nostalgia sake so it's not like having a copy on my 3ds would be any big deal for me.
Posted: 02/26/16, 23:22:26
TriforceBun said:
10 bucks is too much.

That's what I said when Earthbound hit the VC.
Posted: 02/27/16, 00:48:42
I see that this is compatible with Pokemon Bank, and local wifi trading....what about *online* trading?

That might be the kicker for me. If I could trade mons with you guys... If not then maybe wait for a sale.
Posted: 02/27/16, 00:53:05

No, it's local-only. Just like back in the day.
Posted: 02/27/16, 01:07:23


If you can open it up to Pokemon Bank, you can open it to online trading.
Posted: 02/27/16, 01:10:49

Well, *I* can't do that.
Posted: 02/27/16, 01:17:39

Figurative You . Nintendo You.

Posted: 02/27/16, 01:32:04  - Edited by 
 on: 02/27/16, 01:32:16


At least EarthBound was ten times cheaper than a physical cart would run you. What's Pokemon's excuse?
Posted: 02/27/16, 02:31:21  - Edited by 
 on: 02/27/16, 02:33:41
None. I don't like to double-dip on games that I still own, and I'm not hardcore into Pokemon enough to care if I have the ability to trade Pokemon from Red, Blue, and Yellow to the newest versions or not.
Posted: 02/27/16, 02:42:12
Wake me up when I can transfer my original Blue cart Pokemon to the Pokebank.

I have very fond memories of playing Blue, but I feel the games haven't aged super well.
Posted: 02/27/16, 03:00:34
I am buying pokemon blue tomorrow and once I am done reliving that nostalgia, I am getting pokemon yellow. We will see how pokemoned out I am and if I even get yellow by the time I trudge through blue.
Posted: 02/27/16, 03:44:19

Pokemon doesn't need an excuse - it's physical carts aren't prohibitively priced.
Posted: 02/27/16, 04:49:09
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