I am getting a 1st gen iPod touch for a friend and I was wondering if you can download like apps and games on it and if it has emojis? It would help to get an answer before I buy it!
Yes, the App Store exists as that was introduced with iPhone OS 2.0, however most apps on the store do not support iPhone OS 3.1.3 (the last version available for the 1st generation iPod touch).
Emojis can be activated through 'emoji hack' apps on the App Store.
You can download apps for it, but it is now so old that it will only run iOS 3.1.3 so many newer apps & games will be unlikely to be supported.
Emoji I think was added to the built-in font around iOS 5, so they will be unavailable.
See http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/ipod/specs/ipod-touch-specs.html for more details