A Summer Nintendo eShop sale will see you become the ultimate Pokémon trainer.

By ·July 12, 2016 4:22 pm
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Fans of Pokémon around the world will be overjoyed to learn that Nintendo’s eShop is having a sale specifically targeted towards Pokémon fans. Pokémon trainers young and old now have the opportunity to experience where the franchise begun as Pokémon Red, Blue, and the special Pikachu Edition of Yellow go on sale for as much as 30% off the original price, while veteran fans can experience the amazing sense of nostalgia replaying these iconic games.

Pokémon Red & Blue sees a young boy, Red (or whatever you decide to call him), journey through the Kanto region on a quest to become the world’s greatest Pokémon Master, as he captures and befriends countless Pocket Monsters. However, it won’t be as easy as it sounds, oh no; You will find yourself facing off against your very own rival, Blue, and, of course, Kanto’s various legendary gym leaders, an endless number of fellow trainers, as well as the despicable Team Rocket, oh, and let’s not forget the internationally famous Elite Four. And just what is all this talk about a mysterious, genetically engineered Pokémon that seems to have settled within a local cave?

The special Pikachu Edition will have fans of the original TV show filled to the brim with glee as it follows the show’s narrative much more than the original games’, and even has the world-renouned mascot – Pikachu – following the player as they journey around Kanto, continuously dogged by Jessie, James, and Meowth (that’s right!) from the dastardly Team Rocket.

Pikachu'll mess bad guys up!

This little guy will mess evil doers up!

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So once again, join the rest of us in living, or, indeed, reliving the story of where the legendary phenomenon that is Pokémon began. Man, I’m filling with nostalgia just writing this article!

Additionally, users of Pokémon Bank may be interested to know that a future update will allow players to use the bank to transfer their captured Red / Blue / Yellow Pokémon into their copy of Pokémon Sun & Moon.

The Pokémon eShop sale will begin on 14th July and end on 28th July 2016, with the games discounted to €6.99 / £6.29. Regular prices for the games are €9.99 / GBP 8.99.

Image Credits: The Pokémon Company, Nintendo.

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Written by Oliver Ducker

Gaming and Comics Writer

Oliver is a graduate of computer science and games development, and an aspiring 2D and 3D graphic artist.

He is a huge fan of villains, anti-villains, and anti-heroes in media.
His specialist subjects involve The Punisher, Deadpool, Batman and his Rogues Gallery, Pokémon, LOST, and Middle-Earth.

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