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Second Generation Following the success of Red, Blue and Yellow, Pokémon Gold, Silver and Crystal introduced fans to an exciting new world full of new Pokémon to find, catch and train. Reminisce about your favourite moments in the Johto region, share your adventures and argue about the Johto master race.

View Poll Results: Did you get rid of it?
Yes, I did! 40 19.14%
No, I didn't. 169 80.86%
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Old January 1st, 2013 (6:21 PM).
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I never got rid of him. I would always trade him to my red or blue, evolve him, and trade him back to Yellow. He doesn't follow you at that point though.
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Old January 1st, 2013 (10:12 PM).
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Of course I kept him!! It was the only Pokemon that I would keep as a part of my party that was intentionally unevolved. I thought he added a certain flare and the little pictures when you talked to him were just so adorable!! *o*


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Old January 1st, 2013 (10:23 PM).
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Of course not, how else would I have gotten my special Pichu in Gold?
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Old January 1st, 2013 (11:47 PM).
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For me, Yellow was an excuse to use Pikachu as it would be as if I was simply playing Red or Blue without all the extra Pika-features! Pikachu was actually good addition to my team because it was one of the most decent Electric-types available throughout the game. Plus, I don't really give a damn how technically strong a Pokémon is.
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Old January 2nd, 2013 (6:20 AM).
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I don't, I just use him and the three starters and although I don't like Blastoise/Charizard, I think they're fun to use in the first generation.
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Old January 3rd, 2013 (5:03 PM).
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I got curious when I was younger and tried to get rid of Pikachu in Yellow two different ways. One being to release it via PC Box, and two, using a Thunder Stone to evolve into Raichu. Neither attempts worked. I think Game Freak programmed the game so that it is impossible (without hacking) to throw out Pikachu.
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Old January 6th, 2013 (5:58 PM).
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Pikachu was my favorite feature in that game. There's no way I'm playing without him.
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Old January 6th, 2013 (9:35 PM).
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I loved Pikachu in that game. Having it follow me around was cool, and I also thought it gained a special boost in yellow for some reason. Anyway, Pikachu was a must for me in that game, and I intend to keep him if I ever play through Yellow again.
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Old January 6th, 2013 (10:40 PM).
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I kinda felt obliged to keep mine. I'd have felt dirty if I released it.
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Old January 6th, 2013 (10:43 PM).
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Nope, I kept Pikachu the whole time, in fact he was one of my main Pokemon.
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Old January 7th, 2013 (7:03 AM).
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Nope, it was my excuse to be Ash. After that first run through yeah, he might have magically vanished the moment I got Jolteon or something else evolved, but he was the reason I got the game in the first place...
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Old January 7th, 2013 (9:22 AM). Edited January 28th, 2013 by Seth Rollins.
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Originally Posted by KarosNB View Post
Nah, just let it sit in the box, like ThatIceman said, it was weak.
@ThatIceMan and KarosNB: Wow, you don't like Pokemon. :p Your just like Silver (game) from HG,SS,S,G,C you only want to win and that's all. So, It's weak, for you, but he was the reason I had the 6th badge (Sabrina). Sabrina completely KO'ed my team when I was in the middle of Yellow, Venusaur,Charizard,Watortle and guess who KO'ed her? Pikachu, so no, I didn't release or put him in PC. You can put him in PC, but calling him weak? (Magikarp may be weak at first, but when he evolves, you'll regret what you said.)

@EVERYONE (Not everyone but some): Haha, guys. That's a game, so It's basically Red not Ash . But something interesting in Yellow is that you CAN be Ash, catch his Pokemons and all. Something good in Yellow too is that they put Jesse and James.
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Old January 28th, 2013 (1:30 AM).
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I always kept Pikachu. I didn't want it to be misguided or unloved.
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Old February 2nd, 2013 (6:08 PM).
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Me and my friend had this genius idea to trade each others Pikachus to each other, evolve it and trade it back. We felt stupid when it wouldn't follow us around anymore... So i guess in a way I did get rid of it.
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Old February 5th, 2013 (8:57 PM).
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BLASPHEMY! How dare anyone who had Yellow think about getting rid of Pikachu?!

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Old February 6th, 2013 (10:51 AM).
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Nope never did. Whenever I played Yellow, I felt like Ash and so I thought it was wrong to ditch Pikachu and felt obligated to keep it with me the whole time.
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Old February 8th, 2013 (6:31 PM).
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Nope, I kept Pikachu! It was pretty cool to me how he would follow me around and let me interact with him, plus sending him into battle without a Pokeball was awesome when I was 9. As often as he fainted I still found it worthwhile to keep him. <3;
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Old February 10th, 2013 (7:09 AM).
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Originally Posted by AzaleaLightning View Post
I never get rid of my starters and Pikachu was included. The biggest part of Yellow Version was Pikachu's "follow me" feature too, which was another reason! It does kind of suck how you can't evolve it, but I never had a problem beating the game with it.
Exact same reason why I never got rid of mine. It's Yellow version after all.
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Old February 10th, 2013 (9:29 PM).
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I always use my starter Pokemon no matter what so I never had an urge to get rid of Pikachu.

It never was the focal point of my team though, since I had the other starters and Mew on my team.
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Old February 11th, 2013 (1:39 PM).
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Kind of a two fold reasoning here:
1: I always keep my starters. ALWAYS.
2: It just seemed wrong in a game that had a main difference of letting you have Pikachu as a starter and follow you around to just get rid of him. Nope, I let him be a valuable asset to my team.
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Old February 14th, 2013 (3:07 PM).
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No. If I didn't want Pikachu on my team I would have played Blue or Red instead. But I kept Pikachu on my team in the time I did play some Yellow. Considering picking it up again sometime and maybe actually finish the game.
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Old February 14th, 2013 (7:45 PM).
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No matter how over-leveled it had to be to kill anything, I kept it just because it's the mascot of Pokemon Yellow.. it wouldn't really be Pokemon Yellow without the little guy following you everywhere.
Unpaired... what a loner, right?
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Old February 14th, 2013 (10:30 PM).
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Pikachu is great, but his defensive stats can be a burden. Annoying you can't evolve him, but it's understandable. I always use him though.
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Old February 15th, 2013 (3:51 PM).
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Hmm.. At that time I don't know Pokemon's stat difference lol.. So leaving my Pikachus behind is a nono. As for the topic's subject, my Sister and I traded Pikachu to Crystal? or Blue?.. I don't remember.. But After I got Pikachu back, it became angry >:o
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Old February 16th, 2013 (4:43 PM).
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Enough said. Pikachu is at the top.

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