Overview: Pokemon are the creatures of the world trainers around the world use to battle in Pokemon Tournaments to become the number one Pokemon Master! You play as Ash, an up-and-coming young man who goes on his own quest to become Pokemon Master. However, Professor Oak, genius of Pokemon all around, stops him, and brings him to his lab. Ash is then given a Pokemon, namely Pikachu (who has become one of the most renowned Pokemon in the world). With his new companion, Ash must catch other wild Pokemon, and be on his own way to fulfill his destiny.
This game is a masterpiece of an RPG. It's pretty much either Pokemon Red or Blue, only you have little Pikachu following you everywhere, like in the TV show. But that doesn't make it unexciting. All controls and battle systems are similar. Same goes with sound and graphics.
Directions: This game plays like Pokemon Red or Blue. But in case you haven't played either, here's how it works...
In order to succeed in this game, you'll need to catch creatures called Pokemon. You'll start out with one before you go off and battle, but one just isn't enough. That's why the Pokeballs are there. Buy them at Markets or find them in forests, caves, and the like. Then you must go into a wood-like area, and walk around until you encounter a wild Pokemon. Then you must weaken it. Do not defeat it, or you will not be able to catch it! Then when it's weakened enough, select a Pokeball, then it will be decided if you caught it or not.
You will also need Badges to get into the Pokemon League. Eight badges. You gain these by defeating the Gym Leaders from town to town. Be sure to know what kind of Pokemon they use, then get Pokemon who are more resistant to that kind, and can do more damage to it.
Also, be sure to stock up on Potions and Antidotes. Pokemon Centers can heal your Pokemon, but you'll be screwed if you don't have the next best thing far from a town. I cannot stress this enough!
Well, good luck, and happy playing!