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 Pokemon Yellow (USA, Eur) is GBC
Argument: Generic , Closed by: Tauwasser
bre @ 2017-03-02 17:49:09

The English version of Pokemon Yellow supports the following GB modes:

Game Boy
Super Game Boy
Game Boy Color

In contrast. the Japanese version only supports Game Boy and Super Game Boy modes.

It happens to be the only entry in the GB datfile that supports GBC mode, which I can only assume by definition means it belongs in the GBC datfile.

Pokemon Yellow is not the only game to be backwards-compatible with classic GB. Pokemon Gold is also compatible with both classic GB and Super Game Boy; it is relatively common.

Unless there are provisions that imply No-Intro strictly follows the box art designations (Yellow's box simply says Game Boy), I see no reason Yellow shouldn't be in GBC. If this is the case, can it be proven that Yellow is the only GBC-supported game with a GB box art?

Consider moving this game to GBC.

Over at the GBC forum this issue was brought up in 2011, but I believe an error was made:

Nesco @ 2011-03-01 08:04:23

In the newest datfile, both pokemon yellow and Biohazard gaiden are no longer presesnt. Is this an omission, or was it deliberate?
kazumi213 @ 2011-03-03 11:53:49

Pokemon Yellow is a GB game and was moved to GB DAT.

Biohazard Gaiden is still in GBC DAT, as a clone of:

Resident Evil Gaiden (Europe) (En,Fr,De,Es,It)
C. V. Reynolds @ 2017-03-02 19:52:47

Traditionally No-Intro strictly follows the box art designations, yes. It has always been this way. Pokemon - Yellow Version - Special Pikachu Edition was thus decided to be a GB game. Pokemon Gold and Silver versions meanwhile were sold as GBC games. Thus it makes sense for them to be in the GBC dat by No-Intro's standards.

I'm not saying we can't reconsider and move Yellow back to GBC, but it was not an error. It was a decision we arrived at based on evidence.

I do find your information intriguing. The Japanese version truly doesn't support GBC mode? It certainly explains why we had the games arranged as we did in the past.