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The original Pokémon games get an eShop price cut

Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow go on sale for Summer.

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Pokemon eShop Sale

Pokémon RedBlue, and Yellow go on sale for Summer.

Pokémon Go might be all anyone on Earth currently cares about but if you don’t fancy all that walking around, upsetting shopkeepers, museum owners and police officers, we have good news. The original Game Boy games will soon be available at a discounted price.

Trainers who are new to the series, want to relive past glories, or are just excited about the upcoming release of Pokémon Sun and Moon, can pick up Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow at a discounted price from this Thursday.

Running from 14 – 28th July 2016, the Virtual Console releases of each version is getting a 30% discount on the Nintendo 3DS eShop, bringing them in at €6.99/£4.99.

Why would you want to play these old games, you ask? Well, for one thing, they hold up rather well and are a reminder of a time before berries, beauty contests and punch-bag training. But most usefully – and after a future update – you will be able to use Pokémon Bank to transfer Pokémon caught in Red, Blue, and Yellow and use them in Sun or Moon. 

You can find out how Pokémon Bank works check out the official website.


Want to get in on the eShop action? Pick up a Nintendo 3DS from Amazon now.


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