Recently Nintendo UK released a video of the classic Pokemon games.
It made headlines a few months ago when Japan was selling the Nintendo 3DS with the classic Pokemon games built into them. They were going to be a limited edition collectors DS. It seems now that the UK is also going to have an English release.
The reason why that is so great is that many people will finally get a second chance to catch ’em all (the total 151 Pokemon)! A decade ago that was nearly impossible, because many kids didn’t have the cable needed to trade Pokemon at the time (all the Pokemon can’t be collected without trading Pokemon). Trading Pokemon didn’t happen wirelessly over wifi like it does today. Even if someone was lucky enough to have a cable or they happened to have a friend who owned a cable they’d usually be unwilling to trade Pokemon. This caused many people to buy two copies of the game so that they could trade with themselves. That made the task of catching them all much harder than it would be today.
With the re-release of the classic Pokemon games it will be much easier to trade Pokemon. In a way that takes away from the almost impossible requirements of catching all 151. Also, Mew doesn’t appear naturally in the game, unless the player cheats through a glitch. The only way to receive Mew was through a special promotional event where it was given away by Gamefreak or Nintendo.
To read the previous Pokemon article go to Why Are There More Than 150 Pokemon?
To read the next Pokemon article go to Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon.