Well, well, well. What can I say? If you’re new to the world of Pokémon Go, you absolutely love Pikachu, you want to fight Jesse and James, and you want all of the starting Pokémon (Bulbasaur, Squirtle, and the mighty Charmander), then this version of Pokémon’s for you (by the way, if your Pikachu knows the Surf ability, you can play a minigame south of the Fuschia City Pokémon Center). If you notice carefully, the Pokémon in this version learn moves at different levels (and, more often than not, more/better moves – e.g. Pikachu learns Thunderbolt without the need of TM 24 from Lt. Surge, Butterfree will learn Gust at level 32, and Vaporeon gets to learn Aurora Beam), and they may also evolve at different levels (a Dragonair – from the Safari Zone fishing ponds – at level 15 just HAS to be good!), and so this would be the version of Pokémon that new gamers should buy.
However, if you already have one of the other versions (Blue, Red, or Green – Green’s the Japanese version of Blue), then I can’t exactly recommend that you buy it because what I’ve said earlier would be the only stuff you’ll be buying the game for (and you don’t exactly need them to live) – nothing else has changed. Besides, because of the set of Pokémon available in Pokemon Go hack for unlimited resources, you’ll have to trade with both red AND blue versions to get a complete set of Pokémon – which may be a good or bad thing, depending on what Pokémon you want. For example, there are no Raichus in the wild and Pikachu won’t take any Thunderstones, Weedles don’t appear in the game, and neither do Jynxs (and both examples suck anyway, so it doesn’t really matter). The TM and HM compatabilities have also changed (Charizard can now learn Fly), which may also be a good/bad thing depending on what you want to teach on a favorite Pokémon.
Overall, this game plays just like its red/blue/green counterparts, and is only recommended to those who have yet to buy a Pokémon game. In that case, I’m giving this a 4 for new players, and 2 for those who already have this game.
Can be summed up in a few points:
– walk/ride/surf/fly (with Pikachu by your side) to travel to cities and to encounter wild Pokémon or trainers with pokémon of their own.
– when in battle, use a Pokéball to capture, or use your best Pokémon Go to fight for experience (or against other trainers).
– use items such as TM/HM’s, vitamins (Carbos/Iron/Protein/Calcium/HP up) to improve your Pokémon Go.
– and, um, that’s it (apart from battling human opponents via Link Cable or Stadium – for which I’ll add an extra point)!
Same old ‘plinky, plonky’ crap as the other versions (well, aren’t all Gameboy games like that?). Also with Pikachu voices (bet you that the voice actor for that filthy electric rat gets paid good!). Some of the tunes are OK, but most are annoying. Bonus point for NOT chucking in an announcer à la Pokémon Stadium!