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Even though I have Blue version downloaded on my 3DS, I feel much more motivation and drive to play Yellow version (that is, whenever I'm in the mood for it). Perhaps it's because I find it kind of fun to have Pikachu follow along with me, and I find the graphics a bit more visually pleasing than in Red and Blue.

But that's just me! Which do you guys prefer?
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    I've played both and honestly I prefer Yellow. The feel of having your starter always following you around as opposed to a Pokeball is a refreshing change frankly. Throw in Jesse and James for Team Rocket, changing up the Pokemon for certain Gym Leaders(Lt.Surge for example has a single Raichu as opposed to several Electric Pokemon) and sprucing up the GFX sprites makes for a compelling Generation 1 game.
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    Red/Blue. I don't particularly care much for the Pikachu that follows you. It's ok but like: it's Pikachu. It's the mascot of Pokemon... why must I conform?! Although there are a lot of benefits to Yellow... I just don't care for Pikachu lmao
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    Old July 17th, 2017 (8:04 AM).
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    Yellow had a few improvements, visually and some other stuff too I think? I never played the original RB games (!!) so I'm not sure on the details. Basically it was an upgrade from the earlier games though, and I prefer that to the previous ones. Pikachu aside, you get all three other starters too!
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      I prefer yellow version as well. On top of the graphics being more visually appealing, I love having my pick of which starters I want for my team. I usually don't do all three, usually depends on how I want my team to be spread. Regardless, yellow version has always been my favorite.
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        There's really no reason to play RGB over Yellow (even though I've played all of them and have played Blue more than Yellow).
        Yellow has mini games, better sprites (for the most part), the ability to get all of the starters, harder trainers and more battles overall, and a better design for Cerulean Cave.
        Plus it's nice getting to walk with your Pikachu <3
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          Definitely RB. I feel Yellow has a bit too much filler (?) for when I just want to play through a simple game without much interruption. The additions of Yellow feel a bit redundant to me and are only fun when I really feel up to it. Yellow also gives me less flexibility with creating a team because I don't have the heart to remove Pikachu from my team.

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            I'd take Yellow easily over Red & Blue.

            Better sprites and overall visually better, plus the idea of (only one, but still) Pokémon walking behind you which we only saw back in HGSS since.
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              I prefer yellow over red and blue its better in everyway dont listen to the pikahu haters out there he is a great and cute mascot
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                Yellow is more visually appealing and you get all three starters. I don't think you could get three starters in a game until HGSS when Steven would give you a Kanto and Hoenn starter at the end. And in Yellow you could get Surfing Pikachu which was awesome! Plus if you uploaded your starter Pikachu onto Stadium 2, It would have a lightball
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                I prefer Red/Blue for multiple reasons. One of them being that Pikachu really isn't one of my favorites, so I don't really care about the gimmicky things the Pikachu gets. I would have preferred to evolve it into Raichu if I could. Also another thing I don't like is that Yellow's sprite's coloring looks a bit washed out of something.

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                And of course as Pokemon Blue was my first Pokemon game, it'll always hold a special place in me. <3
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                  Pokémon Red and Blue all the way for me. I actually feel like the game is a bit more challenging for some reason. Also starting with one of the original three starters as opposed to a Pikachu is a huge plus for me.
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