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Pokemon Yellow Cheats and Cheat Codes
  • Developer: Game Freak
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Genre: Role-Playing Console-style RPG
  • Release: Oct 19, 1999
  • ESRB: Everyone


Press Select + Start + A + B while the credits are displayed to restart the game. No data will be lost. »»

From: yeshaching


Squirtle's water attacks are not very effective on Misty's Pokemon. It will be destroyed while battling Electricity, Grass, and Poison types in the next three gyms. It would be average against Psychic »»


The U.S. version of the game contains the following glitch Pokemon, which is obtained by using these steps. Go to Cinnabar Island. Enter into the building where the man makes Pokemon out of fossils. E »»

From: spartaque1

Find the Missingno Pokemon and defeat him. A design will appear in your sixth item. Deposit your sixth item individually until it totals 99. Then you can divide the items by fifty.. If a no more room »»

From: Cheeta08

Walk around and press A in the Rocket Game Corner to find coins that people have dropped. »»

From: Ashyboy

In Copy Cat's house, go to her room. On the table at the top is a doll. Talk to the open space on the table next to it. There is a Nugget hidden there. »»

From: monster17

Duplicate a Master Ball using the "Unlimited Items" trick. Then, use the Master Balls on all the Pokemon that you do not have to quickly capture them. »»

From: the creater

Defeat the Elite Four, and at some point in the game, perform the "Unlimited items" trick. Go to the PC and look at the Pokemon League stats. The music will change and remain changed as long »»

From: Patricktei

Make a Pokemon run out of power points for a move it learned on its own. Then, store it in the PC, take it out, and heal it. One or more of its stats will be raised slightly. »»

From: killrules

Note: This trick requires a level 99 or less Pokemon, a Rare Candy, and a Max Potion. If a Pokemon faints, use the Rare Candy, then the Potion or Max Potion. Note: The battle must end before doing thi »»


Step to the right of the door at the gym where you get the Volcano Badge. You should be on the edge of the water. Use Lapras or another Pokemon to SURF out into the water. Then, come back in and go to »»

From: one_bad_cheater

This trick is similar to the old man on roof trick. Go into Celadon City. Store your bike on the PC, then go to the building that leads to Cycling Road. When you try to go past the guard, he will tell »»

From: Chaplain

An easy way to earn experience for a weaker Pokemon is to put your lowest-level Pokemon at the top of your list. When a fight begins, it will be the first Pokemon released. Instead of fighting, just s »»

From: Jordyn

When you go to the house with the group of casino machines, press B on the gambling people's backs to gain 10 to 20 coins each. You can get up to 120 coins this way. »»

From: AbertyReata

An Abra is hard to catch, but it is worth it. When your Pokemon are weak and you need to get to a Pokecenter quickly, press Start and choose Pokemon. A list of your Pokemon will appear. If you have Ab »»

From: schnippelline

Note: This trick requires another Game Boy and Pokemon game. Trade the Pokemon to be cloned, and have the other player get a Pokemon that he or she does not care about. Trade them, and make sure the p »»

From: Yori_Sancar

Here is a great way to keep getting money even after beating all the trainers in the game. Keep betting the Pokemon league 4 and your rival repeatedly. You can beat them an unlimited number of times. »»

From: Qfvaywok

First, find a rare Pokemon such as a Mewtwo. Then, immediately before entering a battle with it, save the game. Now you can battle the Pokemon without worrying about not catching it. If you make a mis »»

From: noelly

This trick requires the Blue version of the game, a super rod, and five badges. Go fishing in the Pokemon HQ building. To reach the building, use the path west of Viridian City (route 22). Once inside »»

From: Sweetpea

In order to block the move Swift, teach a Pokemon Substitute. Use it against a Pokemon that knows Swift. The opponent's attack will be taken by the substitute. Your Pokemon will remain unaffected. »»

From: jujulia81

Go into the fifth floor of the Silph Co. building in Saffron City. Go to the bottom of the screen to find a man standing next to a teleporter. Enter the teleporter to travel to another room. Get off t »»

From: zelda4ever

If you have a Pokemon that knows CUT (TM 01), cut down a tree, stand on the place where the tree was cut down, save the game, and turn it off. Turn the game back on, select "Continue" and pr »»

From: donloudoun

Walk into the Elite Four PokeCenter and go to the Elite Four. There is a door higher up on the screen if you move forward. You should now be in a room with Lorelei standing on a large platform with wa »»

From: viperG

To get this Pokemon, go to the top of Viridian City. Go to the old man and answer "No". Watch him catch a Weedle via a Pokeball. Then, Fly to Fuchsia City. SURF to Seafoam Islands and SURF u »»

From: justginger71

Buy the Magikarp offered to you just before Mount Moon by entering the Pokemon Center. A fat man will ask you if you want a Magikarp for 500 dollars. Although it may seem like a bad price, it will be »»

From: Naigmarrida

Go to the Pokemon Center in Fuchsia City. Go left and keeping moving in that direction past Koga's Gym. Then, keep going up and find the Cycling Road Entrance House. Enter use the stairs to find Profe »»

From: robert

Trade a Meowth from the blue version of the game as soon as you catch it to a new red version game. Meowth will soon acquire the Payday attack. Although Meowth will be hard to control, you will be abl »»

From: lyoid

To get Mankey, talk to the old man that tells you how to catch Pokemon. Then, go to the first patch of grass on the way to the Pokemon League. There are many Mankeys at that location. »»

From: marquise58

Pikachu can be found in Viridian Forest on level 3. First, walk through the door that connects Pallet town and the Forest. Then, walk about three to seven steps north. Then, turn either right or left »»

From: joeblack1234

When you are in a link battle and your opponent uses the weak rare candy trick on a Mewtwo, use an Electrode (have a two or so in your line-up). Attack Mewtwo until you are too weak to continue. Then, »»


At the title screen, where it shows you holding a Pokeball and a Pokemon in the background, the Pokemon will change. When you press A on a Pokemon's picture, the battle cry it emits will be heard. »»

From: Rose Vic

When using a two turn attack, use a sleep attack first. For example, if you have a Venasaur that can use Solar Beam, use a sleep attack such as Sleep Powder to put the other Pokemon to sleep. If it is »»

From: keeplosingsleep

Wild Pokemon of the same level are weaker than the same kind of Pokemon of the same level that you raised yourself. You can also select the moves that the Pokemon you learned (and forgotten) at an ear »»

From: misa

Use the following trick when playing the game on a Game Boy Color. Press Down + B + Select (as can be done with any classic Game Boy Game) to change the color scheme to match that found normally in th »»

From: casper

Go to Vermilion City. Go to the Pokemon Club. Talk to the Rapidash man. He will give you a Bike Voucher. Go to the bike shop in Cerulean City. Talk to the man at the counter. He will trade your Bike V »»

From: elizmt1230

Buy a Pokedoll in Celadon Mart. Fly to Saffron City and enter the Copycat's house. Give her a pokedoll and will give you TM 31, which is Mimic. »»

From: smackdown24

While in the Power Plant next to Zapdos, go up and right. You will see two slots. The right one contains a PP up. »»

From: Th3Dawnz

There are five moon stones for Nidorina, Nidorian, Clefairy and Jigglypuff. In upper left corner of Mt. Moon, first floor. At Mt. Moon, before the fossils, walk down to right and search the dead end. »»

From: JaverHell

The following Super Potions can be found before you have the Item Finder. A Super Potion is located immediately before you get to the Rock Tunnel. Use cut On the bush nearest to the entrance of the tu »»

From: papSewMesmags

Use a water type Pokemon and surf in the area above the gym. Surf up one space and look to the right. Press A to get Max Ether. »»

From: affemitwaffe

Fly, or walk to Cerulean City. Go into the gym. When you enter, walk on the board walk and stand in front of any part of it. Get a Old, Good or Super Rod and you can fish. »»

From: lisa_bails

Look in the following locations to find Technical Machines. TM01: Mt. Moon, Celadon Dept. Store TM02: Celadon Dept. Store, Game Corner TM03: Silph Co. TM04: Route 4 TM05: Victory Road, Celadon Dept. S »»

From: more of Mario

Look in the following locations to find Hidden Machines. HM01: S.S. Anne HM02: Route 16 HM03: Secret House HM04: Wardens House HM05: Route 2 »»

From: hgvonetel

Look in the following locations to find Rare Candy. Mt. Moon: First Floor S.S Anne: Second Basement Celedon Game Corner: Third Basement Pokemon Tower: Sixth Floor Silph Co.: Tenth Floor Fuchsia City: »»

From: eagexpeft

Fish at the following locations to catch the indicated Pokemon. Pallet Town: Tentacool, Poliwag Viridian City: Tentacool, Poliwag Route:22: Goldeen, Poliwag Cerulean City, Routes 4, 24, 25: Goldeen, P »»

From: Siobhan

Abra: Same as Jigglypuff Aerodactyl: Fossil in Pewter Articuno: Seafoam Bellsprout: same as Oddish Bulbasaur: Celeraun City Caterpie: Forest Chansey: Safari Zone Charmander: Above Celeraun City Clefai »»

From: Megz1

The following items can be purchased for the indicated prices. [Viridian City Pokemon Mart] Pokeball: 200 Antidote: 100 Paralyze Heal: 200 Burn Heal: 250 [Pewter City Pokemon Mart] Pokeball: 200 Potio »»

From: kirara42991

Use these to beat brock: Nidoran(Boy) L.V14 Nidoran(Girl) L.V14 Mankey L.V13 Butterfree L.V10 Pikachu L.V17 Use these to defeat Misty: Pikachu L.V22 Bellsprout L.V19 Oddish L.V19 Nidorino/Nidoking L.V »»

From: Chazza

When you find mewtwo save before you start to battle him so if you die from him you can turn the game off and back on to fight him again when you do battle him lower his hp and you dont need masterbal »»

From: Itsjohn

Complete your Pokedex (Mew is optional) and visit the game designer in the Celadon Mansion. He will give you a diploma as a reward. »»

From: millerew786

Once you've obtained the HM Cut you can use it to teach some of your pokemon the attack of the same name. This ability now cannot only be used to cut down certain trees but also to get rid of any gras »»

From: Travis25

Use the Pikachu from your Pokemon Yellow in every match in the Tournament mode of Pokemon Stadium. Pikachu should learn Surf. Now go south of Fuschia City and into the house at the beach. Talk to the »»

From: fales

In fushia city go to the house where you get the good rod and go out back to the water behind the houses. use the super rod and you will battle a gyrados around level 15 (also works on red and blue) »»

From: paco

To get a squirtle beat Lt. Surge. Then talk to officer Jenny in the middle of the city and she'll give you a squirtle. »»

From: BOB

Enter Viridian Forest from Viridian City. Go north to the person by the "Great Deku Tree", then left all the way to the stanalone patch of grass where a girl is. Walk around until the Pidgeo »»

From: 2 B A Master

Easter Eggs

Earlyer today I discovered (by myself) a way to get a pokemon over lvl100!!! do the gambler glitch fly to lavender town go to the route south of it and fight the second fisherman. Then fly back to lav »»

From: riolu963


When you first start your game, you will have 1 potion in your pc that's in your room. Get it out. Continue playing the game untill you get Pikachu but haven't battled Gary's Eevee yet. Use the potion »»

From: NP9385

Do the ditto glitch with a lvl 13 paras or at least a pokemon with a special of 21 and use all your growls at the ditto then beat it. After beating it use your escape rope if u re enter the route the »»

From: riolu963

After doing the safari zone glitch. then do 499 steps then fly to fushia and make your last step in the pokemon center door u will not enter the poke,on center though. U will enter the safari zone rec »»

From: riolu963

Ok, so to get this glitch to work, you need only your Pikachu, preferably Lv10, so that it has Thunder Wave, and you need an Escape Rope, oh and make sure you have enough Pokeballs. Next, you need to »»

From: ShadowLucario23

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