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Pokémon Red Version (1996)

Poketto Monsutâ Aka (original title)
Play as a young Pokémon trainer trying to catch all 150 Pokémon.

Director:

Satoshi Tajiri

Writers:

Satoshi Tajiri (creator: original concept), Satoshi Tajiri (game scenario) | 5 more credits »
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Storyline

Ash is a young trainer traveling around the Pokemon world with his partner Pikachu. He is joined by his friends to help aid him in his journey. His ultimate goal is to become a Pokemon Master, which he will not stop training and working hard to achieve. Written by Ryan

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Link to Blue Version to catch all 150 monsters See more »


Certificate:

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

28 September 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pokémon Red Version See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Game Boy Color version)| Black and White | Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In early prototypes there were 55 Technical Machines (TMs). Five were dummied out and reintroduced into later games. See more »

Goofs

Go to the item list, and select any HM. Attempt to use it on a Pokemon. Before you do, the text below will say "Use TM on which Pokemon?". However, you are attempting to use an HM, not a TM. See more »

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No matter how bad the television show and trading cards were, this game was still amazingly fun!
20 June 2008 | by TOMNELSee all my reviews

Pokemon Blue Version is probably my favorite game for the original Gameboy. It is challenging, but certainly not impossible, and it's extremely addictive. It's a sandbox style game where you can walk around to different towns and talk to various people, and as your Pokemon grow in level and learn new moves, you can find new areas and new Pokemon and items.

Your character you play as has just woken up to the first day when they can get a Pokemon. You go to Professor Oak and he gives you the choice of 1 of 3 different starter Pokemon. Your main goal is to collect all 8 badges from the different Gym Leaders and catch new Pokemon to fight them. In the end, you are granted access to a cave containing the genetically engineered Mewtwo, which is a very climactic battle, more so than in any other game up to this point.

This game is just pure fun. The battles are cool to get into and necessary to get money to buy more items for your Pokemon. Some of the sub-plots are really interesting, including trying to get through a ghost tower full of unknown ghosts, and you must first get a scope to see what they are, and the constant attacks from Team Rocket who for some reason just want to bully you. The music in the game actually really impresses me too. It's like a full musical score, with some well thought out tunes, my favorite being the creepy tune from Lavender town, which is a creepy and sad song. After you've beaten the game and collected all the Pokemon there's not much to do, but good look trying to collect them all without cheating. It will take you days. It's just a great game.

Pokemon has been killed with the television program and the trading cards, and even the more complicated newer games. The oldest is the best, and is one of the funnest games I've ever played! My rating: **** out of ****.


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