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Your guide to choosing the right Pokemon game.

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Some stick to their PC's, and some others stick to their home consoles. But there are a few, or many actually that do a lot of mobile gaming on some console devices small enough to play games almost anywhere. Nintendo, being one of the top mobile gaming(Mobile meaning a console like the DS) companies with Sony, etc, has some of histories top mobile games. One of the most famous games besides Zelda, is the Pokemon Franchise.

 

Now I have specifically created this 'Guide' to help those who want to play Pokemon but do not know what Pokemon game to receive as their very first.

 

Here is a history of every Pokemon Game that has been played by gamers around the world to date. 

 http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/List_of_games_by_release_date)

Please read the full list before going on.

 

 

So as you see there are so many to choose from, which one is the right one to play first?

Well before you choose a game from random, lets talk about the consoles that they can be played on and which one to get. 

 

POSSIBLE CONSOLES I RECOMMEND:

 

The Game Boy Advance SP:

The Game Boy Advance SP (a�ームボーa�a�ドバンa�SP Gēmu Bōi Adobansu Essu Pī?), released in February 2003,[7]is an upgraded version of Nintendo's Game Boy Advance. The "SP" in Game Boy Advance SP stands for Special.[8] The SP was marketed at US$99.99 at launch. In September 2004, Nintendo lowered the price to US$79.99. The SP is accompanied by the Nintendo DS (released in November 2004) and the Game Boy Micro (released in September 2005).

41X3B28XR7L._SX300_.jpg Here is an Image of the GBASP.

 

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_Boy_Advance_SP

 

The GameBoy Advance SP allows gamers to play Pokemon Red, Blue, Yellow Gold, Silver, Crystal, Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, Firered, and Leafgreen. The GBASP was really an amazing mobile console that really defined gaming for a long time before Nintendo stepped up their game to the first DS. I highly recommending purchasing one of these consoles for no more than $60 on Ebay or online somewhere else. They are not sold in GameStop anymore sadly.

 

Nintendo DS Lite:

The Nintendo DS Lite (ニンテンドーDS Lite Nintendō Dī Esu Raito?) is a dual-screen handheld game console developed and manufactured by Nintendo. It is a slimmer, brighter, and more lightweight redesign of the original Nintendo DS. It was announced on January 26, 2006, more than a month before its initial release in Japan on March 2, 2006 due to overwhelming demand for the original model.[3] It has been released in Australia, North America, Europe, New Zealand, Singapore, and defined regions in South America, the Middle East, and East Asia. As of December 31, 2009, shipments of the DS Lite have reached 89.19 million units worldwide, according to Nintendo.[1]

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Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nintendo_DS_Lite

 

The Nintendo DS Lite, (Dual Screen Console) was a more advanced version of the original Nintendo DS. The DS Lite had a few updates to it and started to incorporate WIFI capabilities as well. I'm not saying the DS Lite is so much better than the Nintendo DS, but the DS Lite was lighter, thinner and by far was a fan favorite myself. The Console is able to play GBA games such as Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, Firered, and Leaf Green. None of the original GBA games such as Red, Blue, Yellow, Crystal, Gold and Silver cannot be played on the DS Lite so there is about of a downside to this console, except for the fact that this console also incorporated the use of Nintendo DS cards in the DS slot on the back of the system. Later in the post I will compare GBA to DS cartridges and their sizes. To me, the DS Lite is my favorite Console. The GBASP is right behind this console. 

 

The 3DS XL: 

 

The Nintendo 3DS XL (Japaneseニンテンドー3DS LL HepburnNintendō Surī Dī Esu Eru Eru?, abbreviated to3DS XL) is the first Nintendo 3DS handheld game console revision produced by Nintendo. As with the transition from the Nintendo DSi to the DSi XL, the Nintendo 3DS XL features larger screens, longer battery life, and a greater overall size than the original Nintendo 3DS. The Nintendo 3DS XL is intended to complement the original 3DS, not replace it, as both models remain in production. When in its open position, the Nintendo 3DS XL is the longest, widest and heaviest system of the Nintendo 3DS family.[12]

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Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nintendo_3DS_XL

 

This is the Nintendo 3DS XL. It is my 3rd place recommended console if you are going to be the newest Pokemon games to date. To date, this console is what High-tech nintendo gaming is. This console is what I recommend for all those gamers out there who adore quality in their games. For this console, or all 3DS consoles because their is a smaller version of this console, it plays DS cartridges and 3DS Cartridges. Once again, I will compare all there Cartridges shortly. But this console and all consoles after the Nintendo DS Lite took out the GBA Cartridge, and only allows gamers to play Pokemon DS and 3DS games such as, Pokemon Pearl, Diamond, Platinum, HeartGold(Remake of GBA Gold), SoulSilver(Remake of GBA Silver), Black, White, Black 2, White 2, X and Y. This console is very high-tech for use of WIFI and Infrared technology. The system also has 3 built in cameras. Also, it is 3D for 3DS games only. Another new thing about this console and the regular 3DS is that in the top left bottom of the console their is a joystick. This is a new feature for these consoles, because ever since the GBA it has only used the + Pad right below the joystick. 

 

Now if I were to rank these consoles it would go like this:

1.) DS Lite- For those who pick medium to old games to play(GBA and DS Games)

2.) GameBoy Advanced SP- For those who pick old games to play(GBA)

3.) 3DS XL- For those who play Medium to Newer games(DS and 3DS)

 

 

Now I have also been mentioning GBA, DS and 3DS Game Cartridges. Here is what they actually are.

 

GBA:

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Source: http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs48/i/2009/212/3/3/Pokemon_Rom_Icons_RBY_by_Alforata.jpg

 

 

These are RED, BLUE and YELLOW. These are the original Pokemon games. These are one type of GBA cartridges. Silver, Gold and Crystal are also this shape. 

 

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Source: (http://i00.i.aliimg.com/wsphoto/v1/729031058_1/New-5-X-font-b-POKEMON-b-font-Emerald-Sapphire-Fire-Red-font-b-Leaf-b.jpg)

 

As shown above is the other shape of GBA cartridges for the GBASP. The games shown above are Pokemon Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, Firered and Leafgreen. 

 

If I was to recommend an order for these games for you to purchase or get I would go by this list:

1.) Red and Yellow, get both.

2.) Emerald

3.) Gold or Silver

4.) Ruby or Sapphire

5.) Firered or LeafGreen 

(I understand I did not list some games but I did not care for the others)

 

NINTENDO DS:

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Source: (https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-q2uahRJRE8s/UOT5oao9g8I/AAAAAAAADx4/iKLk3BRbfjY/s640/IMG_0548.JPG)

 

This is the DS cartridge. A small chip that would fit into the back of a Nintendo DS Lite or 3DS. Pictured above is Pokemon Black. Here is a picture of all the RP Pokemon Games.

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Source: (

 

So if I were to recommend these games in a list here it is. 

1.) Pearl or Diamond(Pearl was more popular at the time of release)

2.) SoulSilver or HeartGold(SoulSilver was more popular at time of release)

3.) Black or White

 

(Platinum, Black 2 and White 2 were all continuations and almost the same game with a few extras, so unless you like playing the same game over again I do not suggest getting them).

 

3DS:

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Source: (http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/18j2r1j59dwp7jpg/ku-xlarge.jpg)

 

Pictured above is the 3DS game card. Pokemon games to date with this design are Pokemon X and Y, the first Pokemon Games to incorporate 3D Tech and updated Graphics. 

 

 

 

 

Now to end it all off, what do I recommend to you, now that you have seen all the Pokemon RP games?

 

Well I suggest to start with Pokemon Emerald as it is a very good GBA game, and to buy a DS LITE to be able to purchase HeartGold or SoulSilver later on to transfer Pokemon from both games with only 1* console.

 

*(To date, only a few GBA to DS games can transfer Pokemon with only 1 Console needed). 

 

I hope this was helpful to all of those thinking of playing Pokemon. It becomes pretty addicting after some time. Have fun!

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Actually dont even bother buying a gameboy or DS when you can easily emulate both systems for free
Get a 3DS or 2DS it is well worth the money and Pokemon X & Y trump any Pokemon game to date.

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I own a Gameboy color that my dad found one day. It was on the side of the road with Pokémon special Pikachu edition in it! I then later on bought Pokémon Blue for the GBC for 1.99 at a thrift store

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