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Pokémon Blue Version (Game Boy)

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You've finally been granted your Pokémon trainer's license. Now, it's time to head out to become the world greatest Pokémon trainer. Starting with just one Pokémon, you need to train hard and vigorously to defeat all 8 gym leaders and the Elite Four.

You start out in a simple town with just one Pokémon. With that Pokémon, it's up to you to battle and catch 5 other Pokémon and train them to become strong enough to defeat your rivals. There are 150 Pokémon to catch, and along the way you can teach your Pokèmon new moves, so every Pokémon is different and unique. Because of this, no Pokémon is the best. You need to maintain a well-balanced team of six Pokémon to defeat any challenge that you face. But remember, there are always other trainers out there willing to prove that they can beat you, so be prepared to battle it out with other trainers as well as the Gym Leaders.

Not only that, but Pokémon Blue allows you to interact with other Pokémon owners. Find a friend with Pokémon Blue, Pokémon Red or Pokémon Yellow: Special Pikachu Edition battle it out with one another. You can trade your creatures with each other, because neither Blue nor Red has all 150 Pokémon. Interaction is essential to becoming a Pokémon master!

It's going to take all you've got to collect 150 Pokémon in this enormous world. Catch them, battle them, trade them. Can you develop the ultimate strategy to defeat the eight Gym Leaders and become the greatest Pokémon Master of all time?

Pokémon Blue differentiates itself from Pokémon Red in that there are different Pokèmon in each game. Common Pokémon in Blue are uncommon in Red, and those in Red may not even show up in Blue. It requires both games to collect all 150 Pokémon and become a Pokémon master.


Pokémon Blue Version Game Boy A captured Pidgey fighting a wild Rattata
Pokémon Blue Version Game Boy Silly String is a fearsome weapon.
Pokémon Blue Version Game Boy Charmander's Pokédex.  The Pokédex lists information on all types of Pokémon that you have owned.
Pokémon Blue Version Game Boy Rattata's Pokédex

Alternate Titles

  • "ポケットモンスター青" -- Japanese Spelling
  • "Pokémon: Version Bleu" -- French Title
  • "Pokémon Edición Azul" -- Spanish Title
  • "Pokémon: Blue Version - Gotta catch 'em all!" -- Tag-lined title
  • "Pokémon: Blaue Edition - Schnapp' sie Dir alle!" -- German tag-lined title
  • "Pokémon: Blaue Edition" -- German Title
  • "Pocket Monsters Aoi" -- Enhanced version of Pocket Monsters Green & Red.

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User Reviews

The best RPG around! Jim Fun (222) 4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars
Truly a landmark game of its generation, even if it just lacks focus CrankyStorming (2755) 2.83 Stars2.83 Stars2.83 Stars2.83 Stars2.83 Stars
A new role playing game Mike Andrew (2) unrated

The Press Says

Consoles Plus Nov, 1999 95 out of 100 95
Portable Review Jun 08, 2007 38 out of 40 95
Super Play Oct, 1999 92 out of 100 92
Cubed3 Mar 17, 2006 9 out of 10 90
Game Critics Jun 24, 1999 9 out of 10 90
Nintendo Life Apr 28, 2009 9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars 90
Mega Fun Nov, 1999 88 out of 100 88
Just RPG Apr 03, 2003 73 out of 100 73
Gamekult Oct 15, 2000 7 out of 10 70
Legendra Sep 16, 2007 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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The maximum level your Pokémon can reach is level 100. After that, it will continue to get experience, but will not gain any more levels.

Pokémon Blue

The U.S. and European releases of Pokémon Blue Version are based on the Japanese Green Version of Pocket Monsters. The real Blue Version was only released in Japan as a special edition of the game from Nintendo.


  • Game Informer
    • August 2001 (Issue #100) - #39 in the "Top 100 Games of All Time" poll
  • Retro Gamer
  • Total! (Germany)
    • Issue 01/2000 – Best Game Boy RPG in 1999
Information also contributed by Matt Neueboom and Satoshi Kunsai

Related Web Sites

  • Pokèmon Elite 2000 (A Pokèmon fan site good at covering the latest news about coming and existing Pokèmon games.)
  • Pokemon Hints (Hints to help you solve the game.)
  • Psypokes (A comprehensive Pokémon site that pretty much covers everything there is to know about the games.)
lechuck13 (309) added Pokémon Blue Version (Game Boy) on Jun 27, 2001