Red (Japanese: レッド Reddo) is the main name of the very first playable Pokémon character from Pokémon Red and Green, Blue and, Yellow and the anime counterpart of Ash Ketchum. He also appears in the remakes of Pokémon Red, Blue, Green and Yellow; LeafGreen and FireRed which can be choose as the male playable character. Red is known through the Kanto and Jhoto-region as the Champion from Pallet Town also as the one who initially disbanded Team Rocket by defeating their leader Giovanni. Red currently trains in Mt. Silver which the main protagonist from the Generation II and Generation IV video game can encounter him as the final opponent of the game. Red also makes a appearance in Pokémon Black and White 2 as the main participant in the Pokémon World Tournament's Champions Tournament.
- 1 Artwork
- 2 Personality
- 3 Plot Outline
- 4 Pokémon
- 5 Appearance in other media
- 6 Trivia
Red's appearance changes over the time. Initially, Red is seen with a Red cap with a badge on it, black hair, black eyes, a red/white jacket, black T-shirt underneath his jacket, light blue jeans and red/white shoes. This appearance is also a influence on his male counterpart in the Pokémon anime series: Ash Ketchum who also shares the same type of clothing but with a different color. Also Red and Ash has the same style of hair but that of Ash is more wider, but not the same type of cap because that on Red there is nothing and there on Ash there is a green "L" standing for the Pokémon League.
Red's art has been changed after the release of Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, which Red has this time a red cap with the upper or lower part of a Poké ball print on it, brown pointy hair and brown eyes, red/black jacket, two black wristbands, a yellow bag, light blue jeans and red/white/black shoes.
There were initial drawings by Ken Sugimori for Red. The cap was initially though and was a keeper for his further progression. He also seems to wear his shirt in his pants, wearing some sort of hiker or military jeans and boots instead of sneakers. He also has a Poké ball holder belt that has been appeared, which it was already planned were to place the Poké balls. Red was seen with a Nidoking-looking Pokémon.
As being one of the main protagonist of the first Pokémon games that have been released, Red is a brave trainer that can face many dangers as known by stopping and disbanded the criminal organization known as "thugs" by the entire Kanto and Jhoto region "Team Rocket". It seems also that he very loves Pokémon that he will help everyone that asks for his help. After defeating his rival Blue and became the Pokémon Champion of the Kanto and Jhoto region, he is training his Pokémon at the top of a mountain that contains very strong Pokémon: Mt. Silver. Furthermore, Red is a person who doesn't say much, which he usually respond the the other main characters with dots.