GBC - Pokémon: Yellow Version



  • RPG


Pokémon: Yellow Version is part of the first generation of games within its famous series, known for having a very large number of beneficial glitches. In fact, the games can be completed in less than one minute of in-game time by save data corruption as shown by this run, and completed in around 10 minutes using a more "conventional" glitch, as shown by this run. These runs break the game, and avoid much of the gameplay intended by the developers.
In contrast, this run by TiKevin83 refrains from using any memory corrupting glitches and beats the game in a little over an hour and half. The Pokédoll trick is used to skip a dungeon in the game, but that is considered a minor developer oversight and does not corrupt the memory.

The author provided video commentary for this movie being played back on console that can be viewed here.
The current Pokémon: Yellow Version speed record uses heavy glitches that allow the player to catalog every Pokémon in slightly over a minute. Is there any way to get more ridiculous than that? Yes! In this run, using nothing but the Game Boy buttons and tool-assisted precision, the game is made to run an arbitrary program which greatly expands the game and shows off cool stuff from elsewhere too. For details on how this was achieved, see the author's comments.
This movie improves upon the predecessor by using a payload which builds upon the environment in the game highlighting new areas, new Pokémon, and shows off a lot more that can be done with arbitrary code execution than displaying the digits of Pi and some minor animation. For more runs that involve arbitrary code execution, see our published list of movies which execute arbitrary code as well as discussion in our forum.

Spoiler: Hover over the screenshot.

This video includes segments from some terrific games, including Pokémon Yellow, Gold, and Crystal, as well as from Super Mario Bros. Deluxe, Tetris, and The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX. Please check those games out.
This video includes music samples from The Orange Box soundtrack. If you've enjoyed what you've heard, you can purchase The Orange Box soundtrack from Amazon or iTunes.
This video includes a clip from SpongeBob SquarePants (season two), which can be purchased in its entirety from Amazon or iTunes.
The baseline tab shows the default movie beating the game as fast as possible without any special conditions.

Game Versions

Type Name Region Version Sha1 Md5
Good Pokemon - Yellow Version - Special Pikachu Edition (USA, Europe) (GBC,SGB Enhanced) UE cc7d03262ebfaf2f06772c1a480c7d9d5f4a38e1 d9290db87b1f0a23b89f99ee4469e34b
Good Pocket Monsters - Pikachu (Japan) (SGB Enhanced) J r0 1fb6c264e950d97ce3fd99b347e485b2150df4ff aa13e886a47fd473da63b7d5ddf2828d
Good Pocket Monsters - Pikachu (Japan) (Rev 1) (SGB Enhanced) J r1 28e4b8531ea4ea1de5a396fccb0cfba51b06b149 96c1f411671b6e1761cf31884dde0dbb
Good Pocket Monsters - Pikachu (Japan) (Rev 2) (SGB Enhanced) J r2 91864ecdf26d1c593bde4d9ed615520eb57d5e41 5d9c071cf6eb5f3a697bbcd9311b4d04
Good Pocket Monsters - Pikachu (Japan) (Rev 3) (SGB Enhanced) J r3 a40298a8123613ee60cd7aab204d788b8425976e 90ae2ea218f8e21afa678c6a4e7b6013