The very first game I ever owned. I quickly cleared it but kept playing until I had collected all the cards that I could. I spent years hoping for another Pokemon TCG game to be released in the west. I know there's Pokemon TCG online and other options now, but I'm a weirdo who prefers to play against the AI.
My favorite feature of this game was that you could talk to Pikachu. It was the cutest thing. The glitch that actually allowed you to catch Mew was a lot of fun as well. That being said, I always enjoyed reading the extremely elaborate fake descriptions of how to catch Mew in Red and Blue.
Yellow also has the bonus of an adorable intro:
I wasn't too invested in the legendaries of the previous generation, but Lugia instantly won me over. I was pumped to get far enough in the game to add it to my team.
Finding out that it was possible to travel to Kanto was so exciting! Revisiting the region was great fun.
To my younger self, the radio was a very exciting feature. I used that thing a lot and was so pleased with it.
I also adored the beginning of the intro, it both looked peaceful and conveyed a sense of adventure to me. Lugia struck me as extremely elegant on the title screen, making me even more excited about encountering it later in the game.
I had a lot of fun with Sapphire's secret bases as well as the Pokemon contests. It was really fun to have a competitive feature that wasn't centered around the normal battle system. I just wish it'd have been easier to reach the out-of-the-way secret bases because that could be a major pain.
Exploring underwater with dive was also very exciting at the time.
Favorite Location: Mt. Pyre
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I really want to replay this game someday! It had a lot of really interesting locations.
I played this game a lot compared to the previous ones! The region had a lot of cute and enjoyable touches to it, and being able to dress up the trainer was super exciting.
My playtime on this one was notably lower than X and most of the other entries, but it certainly was a fun ride that surprised me at several points. My favorite location was Mount Lanakila, so majestic. That being said the game features a lot of enjoyable locations.
Pokemon teams created according to various concepts. The picks are made based off Pokedex entries and I try to keep comments in line with those (some speculation occurs).
Concept: A Pokemon team that could conceivably be used to render anesthesia care.
Concept: A Halloween team where half the Pokemon are dedicated to "trick" and the other half to "treat".