Pokemon Red Version, Pokemon Blue Version and Pokemon Yellow Version

Platform: GBA
Release Date: NA – Sept. 28, 1998 (Red and Blue)
Oct. 19, 1999 (Yellow)
Genre: RPG
Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Game Freak
ESRB: Everyone


Pokémon Red Version and Blue Version were the first Pokémon games to be released in the Pokémon series. Pokémon Yellow Version was created after Red and Blue and was designed to mirror the Pokémon TV Series, with Pikachu being your starter, like Ash. The mascots for these games are the final evolved forms of the starter Pokémon. The mascot for Red Version is Charizard, the mascot for Blue Version is Blastoise, and the mascot for Yellow Version is Pikachu. In Japan, a Green Version was released but never localized, even though many fans have taken it and translated it into “Engrish” (a poor translation of Japanese text). The mascot of this Green Version was Venasaur.

Red and Blue were truly revolutionary games, creating games that require many hours to complete completely, thousands of combinations of gameplay, and exploration all combined into one. The main point of the Pokémon Series, well the Main Hand ones, is to become a Pokémon Master. To become a Pokémon Master, you must defeat all of the gym leaders, become the champion by defeating the Elite Four, and collecting and logging every single type of Pokémon available to be recorded in the version of the game that you are playing. There are many different things to do in the Pokémon World, and the only way to figure out what they are is to play them all!


Getting your first Pokémon Plenty of Towns to Explore Gym Leader Battles Battle other trainers


Red Version Intro

The Red Version game introduction.

Blue Version Intro

The Blue Version game introduction.

Yellow Version Intro

The Yellow Version game introduction.

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