I didn't know this! So we actually never got the first "original" Pokemon game from Japan. We had the enhanced version o_O.
On this day in 1996, seventeen years ago, the Japan-exclusive Pokémon Blue was released. This game originally was available only through CoroCoro magazine before it had a full retail release on October 10th 1999. This game was the first enhanced version and featured new sprites and engine fixes which were then seen internationally in our Red & Blue. It featured new encounters n the game such as finding wild Lickitung, which wasn't possible in Red & Green. Have you ever played this game? Do you like the concept of enhanced versions that stemmed from this game? Pokémon Red & Blue