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Pokémon FireRed Version (Game Boy Advance)

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Description

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!

Screenshots

Pokémon FireRed Version Game Boy Advance Bag, showing items you can give to your Pokémon
Pokémon FireRed Version Game Boy Advance Mount Moon Portrait
Pokémon FireRed Version Game Boy Advance Title screen
Pokémon FireRed Version Game Boy Advance One of the first battles

Alternate Titles

  • "Pokémon Version Rouge Feu" -- French title
  • "Pokémon Rosso Fuoco" -- Italian title
  • "Pokémon Rojo Fuego" -- Spanish title
  • "Pokémon Feuerrote Edition" -- German 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

The Press Says

Deaf Gamers 2004 9.2 out of 10 92
GamerDad Oct 29, 2004 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Thunderbolt Games May 26, 2005 9 out of 10 90
Game Informer Magazine Oct, 2004 8.25 out of 10 82
Nintendo Difference Apr 22, 2004 16 out of 20 80
Jeuxvideo.com Oct 01, 2004 15 out of 20 75
Game Freaks 365 2004 7.2 out of 10 72
GameDaily Sep 07, 2004 7 out of 10 70
Jeuxvideo.fr Oct 08, 2004 7 out of 10 70
1UP Aug 09, 2004 C+ 58

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Trivia

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.

References

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

Awards

  • GameSpy
    • 2004 – #3 GBA Game of the Year
    • 2004 – GBA RPG of the Year
    • 2004 - Rehash of the Year (GBA)
Information also contributed by colm52

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