Pokémon is a Game Boy game that was released a few years ago in Japan. After the immense success it received there, Nintendo of America decided to bring the two most popular versions (Red and Blue) to the United States.
Pokémon Red is one of the versions released in the United States, and has been readily received by the American public. In Pokémon, you play as Ash Ketchem (other names available), a young Pokémon trainer from Pallet Town. Your objective is to capture all 151 Pokémon, become the greatest Pokémon trainer in the world, and defeat your rival, Gary Oak (other names available), who is the grandson of the well-known Professor Oak. Though you start out with only one Pokémon, you capture others in the game through the use of Poké Balls. These items digitize Pokémon and store them in a ball, when enlarged, is the size of a baseball. Pokémon is generally classified as an RPG (role-playing game).
The other version released in the United States, Pokémon Blue is exactly the same as Pokémon Red, except for one thing. Each version has exclusive Pokémon that can only be obtained by trading with someone who has the other version through the use of a Game Link cable. You can also battle other Pokémon trainers this way.
Pokémon Green was not released in America due to its failure in Japan. Pokémon Green has a few exclusive monsters from Red and a few from Blue.
After the overwhelming success of the original Pokémon games, a new one was released, entitled Pokémon Yellow (a.k.a. Pokémon Pikachu). This version is based on the popular Pokémon T.V. show. The game is the same, except for a few things. First off, you start the game off with Pikachu, instead of the usual Charmander, Squirtle, or Bulbasaur. Also, it is now possible to capture Chamander, Squirtle, and Bulbasaur. In the original versions, you could get one of these and had to trade with someone for the rest. Finally, much of the artwork has been redone for the Pokémon. They now look much cleaner and crisper. In Pokémon Yellow, a wecome addition is having Pikachu walk behind you instead of in its Poké Ball (just like in the T.V. show). You can also see how Pikachu is feeling.
To be released in April in Japan, Pokémon Gold now has 250 Pokémon, with some being nocturnal and some being diurnal (meaning that you can only use some Pokémon at day and some at night). There will be a day and night like in Zelda 64, and full Game Boy Color support. The color and the innovative infrared link are fully supported.
Pokémon Silver: Pokémon Card:
Same as Pokémon Gold. GBC version of the card game.