Blue And Yellow: Deciding which one was the true Third Version to GenI

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    Default Blue And Yellow: Deciding which one was the true Third Version to GenI

    This is something that keeps coming up lately, so I think it's time we finely let the community just vote on it.

    The argument is simple: What is the true Third Version to Generation I: Blue Version (JP) or Yellow.

    Blue Version was the third Pokemon game released in Japan in October of 1996. It was a minor revision to the original Red and Green versions that were released earlier that same year, and was originally only available to subscribers of CoroCoro. Blue had the same story as it's predecessors, but offered a slight update to the graphics and sounds from the original two versions, and also fixed several known glitches. When it was time to start releasing Pokemon in other regions, the original Red and Green versions provided the version exclusive lists, but Blue provided the graphics, game engine, and script for translation.

    Yellow Version was released in Japan in September of 1998. Yellow was originally intended to give GF time to do some re-tweaking on the at-then upcoming GenII games. It was the fourth game released in Japan, but was the third game released world wide. While Yellow followed the same basic storyline as the other Generation 1 games, there were a few key differences that set it apart. Instead of choosing between Bulbasaur, Charmander, or Squirtle at the beginning of the game, the player is given a Pikachu. The player's rival receives an Eevee as his starter Pokemon, and chooses it's evolution based on the outcome of several early game battles against him. The other three starter Pokemon can be received about a quarter way through the game after certain conditions have been met. Jessie and James from the anime have several appearances throughout the game and can be battled. Also of note, level-up and TM compatibility were changed slightly. (This was actually the first game in the series where Charizard could learn Fly.)

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    Default Re: Blue And Yellow: Deciding which one was the true Third Version to GenI

    I think it should be yellow as blue is what they used to make red/blue when pokemon was released outside of Japan and yellow added new content and had alot of updates from blue(jp) and red/blue such as glitch fix's and new sprites and much more.

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    Default Re: Blue And Yellow: Deciding which one was the true Third Version to GenI

    Yellow was the one which changed the plot even if slightly. Blue was identical to RG.

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    Default Re: Blue And Yellow: Deciding which one was the true Third Version to GenI

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    Even if it was realeased as joint 1st out of Japan it was still the third pokemon game ever made. It's that simple.
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    Yellow. It has the differences to qualify it as a 'third version' even though it's not literally the third version, whereas Blue was more of a correction rather than an explicitly-redone slightly-different version.
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    Yellow.

    Was the true fourth game.

    Blue came out third. Yellow had more features than Blue but it came out fourth.
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    Blue is the third version. Yellow was a special edition based off the anime, hence the Japanese name being Pocket Monsters Pikachu and the English version having the subtitle Special Pikachu Edition.
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    Default Re: Blue And Yellow: Deciding which one was the true Third Version to GenI

    I think it would be Blue version; because with the other third versions theres always some adjustments but nothign too major.
    In the case of yellow, it follows the anime too closely and the other third versions do not
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    Blue changed nothing but the graphics. In fact, its closer to a remake.

    Calling any game a 'third version' is wrong. We are looking for 'updated deluxe version'.

    And Yellow doesn't even follow the anime that closely. Brock and Misty don't travel with you, the league isn't a tournament but exactly like the one in previous games (A gauntlet of 4 follewed by the champion), you actually win the league, etc.

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    Default Re: Blue And Yellow: Deciding which one was the true Third Version to GenI

    There is also Red's team to consider in GSCHGSS.

    I can understand how how Yellow could be the "true third game". But the reason for creating it wasn't exactly the same as with Crystal, Emerald, Platinum and the eventual Grey. Those games are revisions of the first two, and if they want, expand on the story.

    Blue is that, a revision.

    Yellow was just created to promote the anime, or something along those lines.

    I can't really come to a conclusion, and nor do I care to much. But look forward to reading posts, this debate should be interesting.

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    Default Re: Blue And Yellow: Deciding which one was the true Third Version to GenI

    I think you worded this poorly, or perhaps it's just the circumstance that put you in such an awkward position.

    Although it is not literally the third game, Yellow set the precedent for other games such as Emerald, Platinum and Crystal. So in that sense, it is the first "third game".

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    Blue.

    Yellow was Pokemon: Anime Fan Edition. And just like the anime, it was filler until GSC came out.
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    Default Re: Blue And Yellow: Deciding which one was the true Third Version to GenI

    Blue is the true 3rd version. It may not have brought as much to the table as other 3rd games, but it was the first gen so it doesn't really matter, it was an improvement of the first two, & that's the base idea.

    Yellow was just released for the anime fans. It is not the true third version. The games and manga are canon, not the anime.
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    Pokemon Yellow was not solely released for anime fans, nor was it only bought by anime fans. Thus, Pokemon Yellow is canon.
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    Default Re: Blue And Yellow: Deciding which one was the true Third Version to GenI

    Quote Originally Posted by DCM View Post
    Pokemon Yellow was not solely released for anime fans, nor was it only bought by anime fans. Thus, Pokemon Yellow is canon.
    True. But it was made with anime fans in mind, & also has blatant anime aspects/references. Yes, there is a Yellow section of the manga, but the game doesn't relate to the manga in the case of Yellow; it's more of a alternative version where you can play the anime, to an extent. I did word my post wrong. Yellow is canon, but Blue is the true 3rd game canon. Yellow is in it's own bracket, in my eyes.
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