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Pokemon Pikachu Edition N64

Words & Images - James Ross

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Combining a (then) cutting edge games console with a loveable franchise character and some garish colours, this yellow and dark blue console was perfect for Pokemon fans across the age spectrum. This limited edition PAL Nintendo model was released in Europe as a special edition and is one of the most common special editions due to the widespread popularity of the Pokemon popularity.

Pokemon PAL limited edition N64

Features included a poke ball power button and a raised relief Pikachu with light up red cheeks and pressable foot reset button. A matching blue Pokemon branded N64 controller with yellow buttons complemented the console unit.

I picked this one up unboxed and without controller at a local car boot sale, but in the end opted to stick with my classic version and sold this less common version on to a collector.

A number of Pokemon games were available for the Nintendo 64, these included Pokemon Snap, Pokemon Stadium and it’s sequel, Pokemon Stadium 2