I've played a lot of Pokémon Yellow in my time. Like, a lot. A stupid amount, really. Arguably more than I should have. I've beaten the game well over a dozen games, smashed the Elite Four with almost every possible lineup, caught every Pokémon, and raised a small army of Level 100 monsters that I used to crush my friends on the playground.
I thought I'd seen everything the game had to offer. Every move, every monster, every hidden corner and secret item. You can imagine how astonished I was, then, to discover that after 20 years Pokémon Yellow had one last surprise for me.
As I'm sure most of you know, one of the reasons Pokémon Yellow is a notable entry is because you're contstantly followed around by your very own Pikachu. Just like in the animated series, you're stuck with a real diva that doesn't want to live inside a ball. You'll also know doubt be aware that there are one or two pitch black caves in the game that will only light up if you teach a Pokémon the Flash HM. Except it turns out that isn't the case at all and everything I thought I knew was a lie.
Twitter user Dobbs shared a mind-blowing video that proves there's another way to light up dark caves in the game. If you teach your Pikachu the moves Thunder or Thunderbolt while in the cave, talking to your companion immediately after leads to an animation in which the critter lights up the cave using its newfound electric moves.
Granted this is far from an ideal way to get around the cave and it doesn't last forever, but this is such a cool little detail that I had to share it with you all.
What other secrets might Pokémon Yellow be hiding that we didn't know about? Between this and the fact that you can use the Cut HM to get rid of long grass, I'm starting to think I don't actually know these games at all.
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