|Pokémon Red and Blue|
|Developer(s)||Nintendo, Game Freak|
|Mode(s)||Single player, Multiplayer|
|Followed by||Pokémon Yellow|
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Pokémon Red and Blue were the original releases of the Pokémon RPG games for the Game Boy, and are some of the best-selling games of all time. They were released in Japan in 1996. The Japanese versions were Red and Green. Then they revised Green and released it as Pocket Monsters: Blue Version before localizing it as Pokémon Blue in North America.
Become the greatest Pokémon trainer in the world! Start your Pokémon Game Boy adventure by choosing a Pokémon at the home of the great Professor Oak. Then start your journey.
Your mission: Beat the Elite Four and become the Kanto Region's Pokémon Champion, and catch all 151 species of Pokémon. To complete both tasks, you must train your Pokémon, as well as use them to capture other Pokémon. Along the way, many skilled trainers, such as your rival (known as Gary in the TV show, and Blue in the games), Gym Leaders, members of Team Rocket, and many others will challenge you to Pokémon battles. You can't back down, so be ready for anything!
Pokémon share many similarities to the animals that we know, but there are fundamental differences you must keep in mind on your Pokémon Journey. To become the Pokémon Champion and collect all 150 species, you'll need to train captured Pokémon so they evolve. For instance, a captured Caterpie will evolve into a Metapod, which will then turn into a Butterfree. Each transformation adds more power to the Pokémon-giving you more power to defeat and capture other Pokémon. Some Pokémon cannot be caught in the game without cheating or trading. For example, Growlithe can only be caught in Pokémon Red, whereas Meowth can only be caught in Pokémon Blue. There are also Legendary Pokémon that can only be encountered once. Newer Pokémon from Generation 2 and later do not appear in this game.
Now, go out and become a Pokémon Master!
Table of Contents
- Catch 'Em All
- Raising Champions
- Competitive battling
- What's New in Pokémon Yellow
- Species strategies
- Speed runs
Other: Battrio · Box: Ruby/Sapphire · Channel · Dash · Hey You, Pikachu! · Rumble · Rumble Blast · My Pokémon Ranch · PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure · PokéPark 2: Beyond the World · Snap · Trading Card Game · Card GB2 · Conquest · Dream Radar
mini: Sodateyasan mini · Party mini · Pichu Bros. mini · Pinball mini · Puzzle Collection · Puzzle Collection Vol. 2 · Rally Race · Shock Tetris · Snorlax's Lunch Time · Togepi's Great Adventure · Zany Cards
Sub-series: Pokémon Mystery Dungeon