This Nintendo Direct was full off exciting announcements! One of them being the return of the original 3 of the Pokemon series: Pokemon Red, Blue and Yellow (coming to the virtual console on 3DS Eshop).
It is truly an exciting time for those who grew up with the originals to return to their nostalgic roots. The sweet 8 bit aesthetics of simpler times is definitely charming, but what is there for the new fans or dedicated Pokemon trainers who have gone through all the generations? There are a few very important questions about the remake that we must ask that could bring forward some awesome possibilities.
1 Will RBY keep the same glitches?
This question was probably asked by many dedicated trainers. What separated Red, Blue, and Yellow from the rest of Pokemon were some the most memorable and rewarding glitches of all time. Very notable is the MissingNo. glitch but even more important is the Mew glitch. What could be more creative than a glitch method to catch the rarest Pokemon of all.
The teaser for the announcement emphasized keeping the games exactly the same as possible. And interestingly enough many ports remain untouched or modified unless absolutely necessary.
Here’s a clip from a Donkey Kong Country 2 Speed Run on the virtual console where an old glitch is still utilized.
So say Mew is in this remake, there’s one more question we need to ask…
2 Will RBY be compatible with Pokemon Bank?
Say we have the glitches and we get Mew! Wouldn’t it be much more rewarding if it was transferable? While some may just enjoy having the Mew, Pokemon transfer is becoming a more popular and streamlined process. Many, including myself, consider one of Pokemon’s strongest assets is backwards compatibility.
I believe that Nintendo’s tech is easily capable of this, so it’s a question of willingness (perhaps this is why they waited so long to remake these games). RBY Pokemon already got locked away since Generation 3 wasn’t backwards compatible, it would be a shame to have it happen again.
In addition, Mew hasn’t been officially available since My Pokemon Ranch in 2008. For those seeking to catch em all, they deserve to have this chance to bring Mew into their current game.
3 Will there be any extra content?
Most likely the answer to this is no. From the way they discussed this port, it’s much more likely to get the legendary Mew from the glitch than a new event. It is a fun idea to imagine a new special event to be added to the classic games. Maybe seeing an RBY design of Ho-Oh like 90’s kids dreamed of? Hey, many doubted Red, Blue and Yellow even being remade, so who knows what plans they have for this?
Tell us what you think and what would you like to see in the new Virtual Console ports!