A lot of people had been asking all these years about the availability of the classic Pokemon games via the Nintendo Virtual Console.
Unfortunately, their game-designers are not considering releasing those older editions anytime soon:
\”We\’re always very careful—we believe that Pokemon is best on a handheld. If we were to put it on virtual console, on the home console, what would you do with the Pokemon you caught? It would be kind of stuck, was one of the concerns we\’ve had.\”