Pokemon 3DS Ports Can Be Played in Original Game Boy Resolution


Just like old times.

Revisiting Pokemon Red, Blue and Yellow on 3DS is already a great nostalgia trip, but there’s a way to make the experience even more authentic. Thanks to the magic of emulation, the Nintendo 3DS can display these games in native Game Boy resolution, complete with green tint.

This feature can be activated on all Game Boy or Game Boy Color titles on 3DS. Holding Start or Select while the game boots up changes the resolution and adds a Game Boy border. Holding L+R and pressing Y will simplify the colors to the classic Game Boy green tint.

The original trilogy of Pokemon games are now available on the Nintendo 3DS eShop for $10 each. In between watching marathons of the anime series and guessing where the new Sun and Moon games take place, try this trick for a great flashback to the early days of Pokemon.

If you haven’t revisited these titles lately, check out the reasons why Pokemon Red and Blue are still great today and reminisce on the urban legends and myths these titles started.


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