Along with the announcement of Pokemon Sun & Moon, Nintendo also announced that the re-release of the original Pokemon games (Red, Blue, and Yellow) would be compatible with an upcoming version of the Pokemon Bank which can be used to bring your first generation Pokemon into the new Sun & Moon games (this will not work for X & Y, or Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire)
Now for me this was what made me decide that I’m going to be getting Pokemon Yellow when it launches tomorrow, I originally wasn’t planning on getting them since I didn’t think that they would be able to transfer your Pokemon into the newer games. So I was very excited to hear about this.
But with this news, it makes me wonder if they will do the same thing in four years for Pokemon Gold & Silver, and Crystal. That way you have a way to play each version with a way to transfer between games.
Pokemon will celebrate their 20th Anniversary 02/27/2016. The games originally came out in 1996 and will be re-released on the Nintendo 3DS eShop on the 20th Anniversary of the franchise for $9.99