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 February 15th, 2014 (3:10 PM).
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    No, I didn't get rid of it, but I didn't use it throughout the whole game.
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    Old February 15th, 2014 (6:55 PM).
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      I normally think of my first pokemon as my best friend throughout the game, and its often my best pokemon. But, honestly, Pikachu was the worst! With its inability to evolve, that makes it even worse... I gave him up once I got another pokemon.
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      Old February 15th, 2014 (7:17 PM).
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        I tried to get rid of Pikachu two times, if you count evolving it. Both times I felt horrible, because the game was based so close to the anime, and I tend to build bonds with my starters.

        (Plus, I also lost the fun of leaving Pikachu on the other side of a ledge and watching it become confused.)
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        Old February 17th, 2014 (10:09 AM).
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          Didn't have Pokémon Yellow, but a friend did. He had a Pikachu that he wanted to evolve so he traded it to me and I evolved it. Then I traded it back and for some reason his game file corrupted...O.o
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          Old February 17th, 2014 (7:58 PM).
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            No I always kept my Pikachu with me in Yellow every time I played it.
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            Old February 17th, 2014 (8:05 PM).
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              What kind of cruel person would get rid of a Pokemon following them! That's mean, I had to keep the little guy.
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              Old February 23rd, 2014 (8:39 AM).
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                NEVAH!! I always kept my pikachu. I was already watching anime at that point, so I was trying to be like ash. (But Red is better than Ash... and Gold is better than Red)
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                Old February 23rd, 2014 (2:10 PM).
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                  I've always kept my Pikachu, regardless if I trained it or now.
                  But now, I'm doing a YouTube Rainbow Challenge, and I am uncertain if I should keep Pikachu or not. I want Ninetales. Ughhhhhh!!!
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                  Old March 16th, 2014 (12:37 AM).
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                    It was in the spirit of the game for me to keep Pikachu, so I did. Regardless of its sub par stats.
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                    Old March 16th, 2014 (2:49 AM).
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                    I kept him.
                    I played this game as Ash, and that whas awesome!!!
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                    Old March 20th, 2014 (9:49 PM).
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                    I've never released that Pikachu. Ever. I loved the "follow me" aspect and felt it was vital to the game itself. I was so addicted to the anime, too; I tried my best to play as Ash and acquire the same kinds of Pokemon - Starters, Butterfree, Pikachu, Pidgeot.

                    I honestly thought Pokemon Yellow wouldn't allow you to release it.
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                    Old March 23rd, 2014 (12:54 AM).
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                      Unless I'm doing a challenge out of boredom(I don't do those anymore now), I keep my starter. I mean, it's your first pokemon, partner and dumping it in the PC feels so wrong especially when you end up relying on it a lot early in the game. It was really hard in Yellow to use my Pikachu because it couldn't evolve, but letting it learn Reflect, Light Screen, Double Team, and taking a risk with Thunder really helped it bit since the battle system was so limited (and glitchy) back then.
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                      Old March 23rd, 2014 (7:46 AM).
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                      I don't think I've ever played through Yellow without Pikachu. If I didn't want to use a Pikachu I was just pick up Red or Blue xD
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                      Old March 25th, 2014 (9:22 PM). Edited March 25th, 2014 by Danny0317.
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                      What type of evil person would get rid of that Pikachu...? I loved that little guy, and he definitely helped me through Yellow. I mean, without Pikachu, it's basically RGB but with 3 starters.
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                      Old March 25th, 2014 (10:18 PM).
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                        I dumped it in the PC 0W0
                        It wasnt much use to me, as its too vulnerable to almost any attack
                        Low def, low stats...o.o
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                        Old March 26th, 2014 (3:40 PM).
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                          Pikachu was my first Pokemon, and couldn't just box my first one.

                          ...so no I didn't.
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                          Old March 26th, 2014 (8:50 PM).
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                            Pikachu was literally the highlight of yellow, O_O I can't imagine playing it without pikachu.
                            I don't even recall him being all that weak either.
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                            Old March 29th, 2014 (8:50 AM).
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                              I did deposit Pikachu into the PC a few times but never released it. I couldn't do that, I never usually traded so I didn't care about the Raichu part and Pikachu could always hold his own pretty well. Not to mention one of the game's mechanics is centered around him and he's Yellow Version's mascot. I just couldn't stand to be cruel I guess.
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