Pokémon FireRed Version (Game Boy Advance)

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Pokémon FireRed takes the player into the world of Kanto on a mission to catch all of the 350 pokémon for Pokémon researcher Prof. Oak. Pokémon are animal-looking creatures that pretty much form this and all the other games in the Pokémon Universe. The challenge is to capture them all using pokéballs and an own set of these strange creatures, as well as training them for the ultimate battle, the Elite Four!

The game is a remake of the original Pokémon Red and offers the same diversity of gameplay as the original. However, this game has got everything the player might miss in the classic game: updated art and graphics, new pokémon, and perhaps the most interesting: the wireless adapter. This allows the player to trade wireless with friends within a limited radius. In addition to all of this, the player may explore a new set of islands outside of Kanto, the Sevii Islands! Enter the union room, make a dream team or explore the world of Kanto in this epic gameplay experience from the Universe of Pokémon.

Gotta catch 'em all!


Pokémon FireRed Version Game Boy Advance One of the first battles
Pokémon FireRed Version Game Boy Advance In your house
Pokémon FireRed Version Game Boy Advance Intro
Pokémon FireRed Version Game Boy Advance Mount Moon Portrait

Alternate Titles

  • "Pokémon Version Rouge Feu" -- French title
  • "Pokémon Rosso Fuoco" -- Italian title
  • "Pokémon Rojo Fuego" -- Spanish title
  • "Pokémon Feuerrote Edition" -- German title
  • "Pocket Monsters FireRed" -- Japanese title
  • "ポケットモンスター ファイアレッド" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

The perfect remake of one of the greatest games ever! Spag (70) 4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars
Takes the original and improves it tenfold! colm52 (122) 4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars

Critic Reviews

Deaf Gamers 2004 9.2 out of 10 92
IGN Sep 03, 2004 9 out of 10 90
GameZone Sep 22, 2004 8.9 out of 10 89
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Sep 27, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85
GameSpot Sep 07, 2004 8.4 out of 10 84
Game Informer Magazine Oct, 2004 8 out of 10 80
GameSpy Sep 07, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Game Freaks 365 2004 7.2 out of 10 72
Eurogamer.net (UK) Sep 30, 2004 7 out of 10 70
1UP Aug 09, 2004 C+ 58


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Link cable

This game, along with Pokémon LeafGreen Version, is the first (in the US at least...) to support a wireless link cable, which comes with the game.


Despite having a SNES in the original games (Pokémon Red Version and Pokémon Blue Version), the main character of the remakes has a NES.


  • GameSpy
    • 2004 – #3 GBA Game of the Year
    • 2004 – GBA RPG of the Year
    • 2004 - Rehash of the Year (GBA)
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Related Web Sites

  • Pokèmon Elite 2000 (A Pokèmon fan site good at covering the latest news about coming and existing Pokèmon games.)
  • Pokémon FireRed & LeafGreen (Official Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen web site by Nintendo of America. )
  • Psypokes (A comprehensive Pokémon site that pretty much covers everything there is to know about the games.)
Rensch (203) added Pokémon FireRed Version (Game Boy Advance) on Oct 01, 2004