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Platform: Nintendo Game Boy Color

Region: PAL

ReleaseDate: 2003-01-01

Players: 1

Co-op: No

2003 Pocket Monster Carbuncle

Also know as: Pokémon Sapphire Version | Pocket Monster Ruby | Pocket Monster Saphire

2003 Pocket Monster Carbuncle is a Pokémon-based strategy RPG for the Game Boy Color. The main character is initially Pichu, but evolves into Pikachu and then Raichu, although its sprite on the map screen is always Pikachu. As you progress through the game you recruit other Pokémon to your cause to a total of 20, four of each type. Those types are celerity, balance, strength, super power and defense, which roughly correspond to electric/flying, water/grass, fighting/fire, psychic/normal, rock/ground types in the original games, each type being strong against the next one. Your team travels around the world map fighting battles in areas loosely based on those from the first two generations of Pokemon games. Some battles are required to progress, others give you an item which is required to progress elsewhere, others are completely optional but may give you a new team member or evolution badge. Towns also have a "palaestra" in which you can fight as many times as you like (standard battles can only be played once) in order to level up your Pokemon.

ESRB Rating: Not Rated

Genre(s): Adventure | Role-Playing

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