Why is Pokemon Yellow the least expensive?

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Feb 11, 2012
  1. iMinotauro
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    I bought Yellow Version awhile now, I was looking all over for it. I wanted to own a copy for nostalgic purposes (I already have the 1 generation remake, Fire Red). I got it for a really good price and it looked like new. After a while just out of curiosity I looked up the price on ebay, it turns out Yellow was repeatedly listed cheaper than Red and Blue. Why do you think this is? I considered Red and Blue subpar, Yellow follow more closely to the story line namely because it included Team Rocket and it had sprites that more resembled Pokemon and on top of that it had COLOR. I owned Red before Yellow and I just had fonder memories with Yellow, Pikachu rocks!! :yay:
     


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    Probably because Yellow version was pretty different in every aspect. You started with Pikachu, but could get all three starters. That alone was an oddity to the series, and it still is. People likely value it less because it's the oddball. I also greatly enjoyed it, but Red and Blue are a more pure, Pokemon experience.
     
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    Because Red/Blue > Yellow.
    As simple as that.

    As for "Yellow follows more closely to the storyline", you gotta know that the storyline from the anime is supposed to be different than the story line from the games.

    By the way, play Red/Blue on Super Gameboy. It will have the same colors as Yellow does by default, but better.
     
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    My guess is Pokemon Red&Blue is the original, 1st, and most influential game in the series...

    I mean in comic books, its the 1st editions that get the buzz & value. Pokemon Red and Blue are like the 1st edition pokemon games.

    Of course these are going to sell better than the others. I really can't explain in detail why Red&Blue is more valuable... but its just sort of common knowledge/acceptance that it just is...

    I just know and expect Red and Blue to be worth more as general common knowledge, but can't really explain why.
     
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    Red and Blue were the first.

    The games and anime have different stories.

    Red and Blue have Team Rocket in them.

    Red and Blue also were color if you played them on a Super GameBoy or a GameBoy Color or higher.

    The Red and Blue sprites are as close to Pokemon as you can possibly get. These new game shave all of these "hi-res" textures and sprites, with animations, which look like crap. Old pixelated sprites ftw. Tackle? Move the sprite over and back about 20 pixels and call it a day.

    Red and Blue were better.
     
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    Then let's hear your suggestion for a different animation for Tackle.
    (BTW, the same animation was used in Red/Blue.)
     
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    No, that's what I am saying. I loved the old animations, or lack thereof. Gen I and II had the best animations, but maybe I am just getting nostalgic. But the newer generations look way to flashy and cheesy now. The games were almost more serious back then. And I know that R/B/Y used the same animations.

    Suppose I should have worded the last statement a bit differently in my last post. Sounded negative rather than positive towards the old games.
     
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    Just so I can understand where you guys' train of thought is: You think Yellow is cheaper when used because people think it's a lesser game than Red and Blue?
     
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    Yeah Red and Blue did in fact have Team Rocket, I was referring to Jesse and James. How was there a difference in stories for game and anime?? It followed the same premise which was to defeat Gym Leaders, take their badge(Followed the same order of Gym Battles) and compete in Poke'mon League (Not the same outcome). Sure not every event was in the game such as meeting all these different character.

    I agree on the argument of first edition, but I strongly believe Yellow was a much better game.
     
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    Pokemon Yellow kinda makes me want to vomit, but that's because I hate the anime with a passion...it totally "kid-ified" the Pokemon brand forever. IMO, Pokemon should be for all ages, not just kids, and the first Pokemon games (Red/Green in Japan, or Red/Blue in US) has kind of a serious feel that feels suitable for all ages, and Red/Green/Blue just screams to me, "POKEMON IS SERIOUS BUSINESS!!!"

    ...while Pokemon Yellow just screams to me, "POKEMONLOLOLOLWEEEEEEEEEE"


    EDIT: Come to think of it, I strongly believe the first Pokemon games (not Yellow) was actually designed for all ages, while modern games are more aimed at kids. The first games were harder and just felt more raw. I mean, the final boss topped out at Lv65, and you had to do a big level grind (SERIOUS BUSINESS!!!!) after the 8th Gym. While in Pokemon Black/White, no SERIOUS BUSINESS level grinding is required, and the game is a lot easier. I remember reading an interview on Gold/Silver, and they actually said, "we wanted the sequel [Gold/Silver] to be more forgiving on the player", meaning they purposely toned down the difficulty and SERIOUS BUSINESS!!!! of the Pokemon games.
     
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    I can agree with that, but that's how I saw Poke'mon. Although the girls brought out the SEXY, Dawn>Misty>May=Hot. The sprites in Red/Blue were so terrible that it was scary (Not kid friendly). XD
     
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    Was emulating Yellow on my phone last week in front of some of my friends. After like 5 minutes I said quite loudly "Pikachu is an annoying cunt and needs to get in a fucking pokeball" and force-closed the emulator.

    My pokemon-loving friends stared at me in amazement. I said "Pokemon Yellow sucks."
     
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    I agree, I don't get what's the big fuss over Pikachu. It's just a weak electric type Pokemon that sucks, there are so many better electric types.
     
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    How is he annoying? This would only apply if you were to constantly checking his mood... :unsure:.


     
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    Actually in my country you can get both Blue and Red quite cheap, while Yellow rounds the 40€ and over.
     
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    Oh really i did not know that /sarcasm


    Pikachu only became the Pokemon mascot once the anime started. And I hate it when people say, "no, Pikachu was Ash's starter BECAUSE he was the mascot", because that isn't true, there is no indication of Pikachu being the mascot in any of the Pokemon merchandise prior to 1997.

    And as Pingouin7 said, Pikachu is technically the anime mascot and not the games. The games mascot changes like every year XD.

    With that said, the current Pokemon mascot is technically Reshiram & Zekrom. Or if you take recent game announcements into consideration, the current Pokemon mascot would be Kyurem XD


    EDIT: I didn't want to steer off topic, so I will say this: Pokemon Yellow sucks. Pikachu sucks. Play Pokemon Red/Blue. Or if you know Japanese, play Pokemon Red/Green.
     
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    Chaos Rush, Pingouin8

    When you ask an average person about Poke'mon what do you think they would answer?
    Pickachu....

    Just to quote you "I don't get what's the big fuss over Pikachu."


    Good Day Sir.
     
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    my guess is that since Red and Blue came out first they probably have a bigger nostalgia factor than Yellow since they were probably played for a lot longer before the next games came out.
     
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    Really, OP? The Blue, Red, and Yellow versions only differ by 1-5 dollars in price if that... they are all about the same values... >_>
     

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