Pokémon Red and Pokémon Green Version

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Pokémon Red Version
ポケットモンスター 赤
Pokémon Red Version.PNG
Official art of Pokémon Red Japanese version.
Pokémon Green Version
ポケットモンスター 緑
Pokémon Green Version.PNG
Official art of Pokémon Green Japanese version.
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Game Information
Generation Generation I
Players 1-2*
Platform Game Boy
Category RPG
Developer Game Freak
Publisher Nintendo
Game Information
Japan February 27, 1996
North America N/A
Europe N/A
South Korea N/A
Australia N/A
Ratings
CERO N/A
ESRB N/A
ACB N/A
OFLC N/A
PEGI N/A
GRB N/A

Pokémon Red Version (Japanese: ポケットモンスター 赤 Poketto Monsutā Aka) and Pokémon Green Version (Japanese: ポケットモンスター 緑 Poketto Monsutā Midori) were the very first Pokémon video games that has been introduced in Japan on February 27, 1996. The main mascots of the two video game versions are the third evolution types of Charmander and Bulbasaur, which are Charizard and Venusaur.

Plot[edit]

The main protagonist Red, on a bicycle.

The story of Pokémon Red and Pokémon Green starts in the region Kanto. The player plays the role of a ten-year-old Pokémon Trainer that is starting with his journey at his home place in Pallet Town. The player's rival also started on the same day as the player with his Pokémon journey and is waiting for his grandfather, the famous Professor Oak. After that the player chooses a Pokémon which he can choose out of: Bulbasaur, a grass-type Seed Pokémon, Charmander, a fire-type Lizard Pokémon, and, Squirtle, a water-type Tiny Turtle Pokémon. After the player's first battle with his rival, his journey starts from that point, defeating the eight Gym Leaders who are: Brock a gym leader located in Pewter City, Misty a gym leader located in Cerulean City, Lt. Surge a gym leader located in Vermilion City, Erika a gym leader located in Celadon City, Sabrina a gym leader located in Saffron City, Koga a gym leader located in Fuchsia City, Blaine a gym leader located in Cinnabar Island, and Giovanni, a gym leader located in Viridian City. After obtaining all the eight official Gym Badges, the player can participate at the Pokémon League and can challenge the four strongest trainers in the Kanto Region calling themselves the Elite Four containing to be: Lorelei, a elite four trainer that has knowledge about water and ice-type Pokémon, Bruno, a elite four member that has knowledge about fighting-type Pokémon, Agatha a elite four member that has knowledge about ghost-type Pokémons, and Lance a elite four member that has knowledge about dragon-type Pokémon. After defeating the members of the Elite Four, the player can challenge the strongest trainer of the entire Kanto region, which turns to be his rival.

During the player's journey, he encounters a criminal organization named Team Rocket which he encounters a lot in the game. Another mission of the player is to stop Team Rocket's mayhem to protect everyone's Pokémon.

Information[edit]

Connectivity[edit]

Pokémon Red and Green Version have both the ability to trade Pokémon or battle with another trainer through a Game Boy link cable. It allows the player to trade his Pokémon with his friend that cannot be found in his/her video game, or evenly testing their strength throughout a Pokémon Battle. It also allows the player to trade with his friend and let certain Pokémon evolves wuch as Graveler and Kadabra. It cannot be traded with other Pokémon games with different languages which is impossible. If do so, the game always result in corruption if it is attempted. The reason for this error can be that Pokémon Red and Pokémon Green cannot automatically translate the Pokémon, known that there is not enough room on the cartridge and for all the text in so many languages.

Features[edit]

Pokémon[edit]

There are a total amount of 151 Pokémon in the Pokémon Red and Pokémon Green Version. Known is that the player cannot encounter all 151 Pokémon or catch all 151 of them. In order to reach that is through hard training of a captured Pokémon, trading and through a event. The Pokémon Mew is the most extremely rare Pokémon in the video game, known that he cannot be found in the game. Only access to capture Mew is through a official Nintendo event, glitch or to use a cheating device.

Gym Leaders[edit]

There are in total 8 Gym leaders in the Pokémon Red and Green version. Each eight Gym Leader are specialized in a certain type and are seen in a representing town or city. The known Gym Leaders in their representing town or city are: Brock from Pewter City, a gym leader that is specialized in rock-type Pokémon. Brock's signature Pokémon is Onix. After defeating Brock, the player will receive the Boulder Badge. Misty from Cerulian City, a gym leader that is specialized in water-type Pokémon. Misty's signature Pokémon is Starmie. After defeating Misty, the player receive the Cascade Badge. Lt. Surge from Vermilion City, a gym leader is specialized in electric-type Pokémon. Lt. Surge's signature Pokémon is Raichu. After defeating Lt. Surge, the player will obtain the Thunder Badge. Erika from Celadon City, a gym leader that is specialized in grass-type Pokémon. Erika's signature Pokémon is Vileplume. After defeating Erika, the player will obtain the Rainbow Badge. Koga from Fuchsia City, a gym leader that is specialized in poison-type Pokémon. Koga's signature Pokémon is Weezing. After defeating Koga, the player will obtain the Soul Badge. Sabrina from Saffron City, a gym leader that is specialized in psychic-type Pokémon. Sabrina's signature Pokémon is Alakazam. After defeating Sabrina, the player will obtain the Marsh Badge. Blaine from Cinnabar Island, a gym leader that is specialized in fire-type Pokémon. Blaine's signature Pokémon is Arcanine. After defeating Blaine, the player will obtain the Volcano Badge. Giovanni from Viridian City, a gym leader that is specialized in ground-type Pokémon. Giovanni's signature Pokémon is Rhydon. After defeating Giovanni, the player will obtain the Earth Badge.

Pokémon League[edit]

After defeating every gym leader in the Kanto region, the player can participate at the Indigo League, the main name of the Pokémon League were he can challenge the strongest trainers from the Kanto region known as the Elite Four. After defeating the Elite Four, the player can challenge the most strongest trainer of the Kanto region known as the champion.

Elite Four[edit]

The Elite Four are the strongest trainers of their respective region. They are known to be specialized also in type but have advanced strategies and strong leveled Pokémon. The main respective Elite Four are: Lorelei, a Elite Four trainer that is specialized in ice-type Pokémon. Bruno, a Elite Four trainer that is specialized in fighting-type Pokémon. Agatha, a Elite Four trainer that is specialized in ghost-type Pokémon. And Lance, Elite Four trainer that is specialized in dragon-type Pokémon. After defeating the Elite Four the player will reach the champion, after defeating the champion, the player can crown himself as the champion of the Kanto region.

Champion[edit]

A Champion is the most respectful title in the entire video game. To reach the champion in this video game, the player must defeat all the four strongest trainers from the Kanto region called, the Elite Four. After defeating them, the player gains access to reach the Champion's room. The champion however is the player's rival. After defeating the player's rival for the final time, the player is crowned as the champion of the Kanto region. Afterwards defeating the Pokémon League, the player can battle them as long as he can.

Version-exclusive Pokémon[edit]

Pokémon Red Version
Ekans G.PNG Arbok G.PNG Oddish G.PNG Gloom G.PNG Vileplume G.PNG Mankey G.PNG
Ekans Arbok Oddish Gloom Vileplume Mankey
Poison Poison Grass Poison Grass Poison Grass Poison Fighting
Primeape G.PNG Growlithe G.PNG Arcanine G.PNG Scyther G.PNG Electabuzz G.PNG
Primeape Growlithe Arcanine Scyther Electabuzz
Fighting Fire Fire Bug Flying Electric

Pokémon Green Version
Sandshrew G.PNG Sandslash G.PNG Vulpix G.PNG Ninetales G.PNG Meowth G.PNG Persian G.PNG
Sandshrew Sandslash Vulpix Ninetales Meowth Persian
Ground Ground Fire Fire Normal Normal
Bellsprout G.PNG Weepinbell G.PNG Victreebell G.PNG Magmar G.PNG Pinsir G.PNG
Bellsprout Weepinbell Victreebell Magmar Pinsir
Poison Grass Poison Grass Poison Grass Fire Bug

Trivia[edit]

  • Due to many errors that has been made in the game mostly with Pokémon Green, the two video games never reached to be released outside of Japan.
  • The development of Pokémon Red and Green was already been started since 1990 which makes it the longest development in the Pokémon video games ever made.
  • Pokémon Red and Green are known as the video games with the most bugs and bugs fixing in every Pokémon video game that has been released so far.
  • There was already a planning made to choose between a male trainer and female trainer, it is unknown why it hasn't been added in the video games. The appearance of the female character was already been created but her debut was created after the release of the renewal versions of Pokémon Red and Green.
  • If the player is choosing for a name for the male protagonist and his rival they can also choose for the names: "Satoshi" and "Shigeru". They are named by "Satoshi Tajiri" the creator of the Pokémon franchise and his friend and mentor "Shigeru Miyamoto" the world famous video game designer majorly known for his creation of the Mario series.
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