Pokemon Yellow

Strategy Guide

  • Bulbasaur

    Bulbasaur can be found at Cerulean City, near the Pokecenter.

  • Charmander

    Charmander can be found at Route 24 N.W.

  • Farfetch'd

    Farfetch'd can be found on Routes 12 and 13.

  • Magnemite

    Magnemite can be found in grass before the rock tunnel entrance.

  • Squirtle

    Get the Thunder Badge on the S.S. St. Anne, then go to Vermilion City to find Squirtle.

  • Arcticuno, Zapdos, and Moltres

    When you have reached the mystical bird (Arcticuno, Zapdos, and Moltres), save the game before going into battle. This will allow you to restart if you knock them out or run away.

  • Pikachu surfing mini-game

    Note: The Pokémon Stadium game on the Nintendo 64 is required for this trick. Successfully complete the tournament mode on Pokémon Stadium without using any rented Pokémon. Then, transfer Pikachu to the Pokemon: Yellow Edition cartridge to play the Pikachu surfing mini-game.

    Note: This trick requires a Game Shark cartridge. Use the following code to unlock Surfing Pikachu without using Pokémon Stadium. Note: Pikachu must in the first position, then use one of the following codes:

      013972D1 (To overwrite the first attack with Surf)
      013973D1 (To overwrite the second attack with Surf)
      013974D1 (To overwrite the third attack with Surf)
      013975D1 (To overwrite the fourth attack with Surf)

    This will not glitch the game if you set the switch to normal and turn it to on after the game starts. To play the mini-game, simply travel to the Surfing Guru south of Fuchia City and talk to him.

    Another method is to trade Pikachu to a Red version of the game. Use the GameShark code on that version of the game to teach Pikachu Surf. Then, trade Pikachu back to the Yellow version. Travel to the Surfing Guru south of Fuchia City and talk to him.

  • Printing Pokemon

    Your Pokemon can be printed at the Pokemon Club in Vermilion City.

  • Defeating Brock

    Catch a Caterpie in Viridian Forest. Advance it to level 7 and he will evolve into a Metapod. Advance it to level 11 and it will evolve into a Butterfree. Butterfree can beat JR. Trainer and Geodude. Butterfree will have to be at least level 13 before it can beat Brock. Note: Use your Pikachu's tail whip to lower their defense.

  • Jesse and James locations

    To find these team rocket members, go to these locations:

      Mt. Moon (before you exit)
      Celadon game corner (before you face Giovanni)
      Pokemon tower, Lavender Town (before you rescue Mr. Fuji)
      Sliph Co. (before facing Giovanni again, and before you get a Master Ball)

    Game Shark Codes

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