DescriptionYou'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 Red allows you to interact with other Pokémon owners. Find a friend with Pokémon Red, Pokémon Blue or Pokémon Yellow: Special Pikachu Edition battle it out with one another. You can trade your creatures with each other, because neither Red nor Blue 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 Red differentiates itself from Pokémon Blue in that there are different Pokèmon in each game. Common Pokémon in Red are uncommon in Blue, and those in Blue may not even show up in Red. It requires both games to collect all 150 Pokémon and become a Pokémon master.
- "ポケットモンスター 赤" -- Japanese spelling
- "Pokémon: Version Rouge" -- French title
- "Pokémon Versione Rossa" -- Italian title
- "Pokémon: Rote Version - Schnapp' sie Dir alle!" -- German tag-lined title
- "Pokémon: Rote Edition" -- German title
- "Pokémon: Red Version - Gotta catch 'em all!" -- Tag-lined title
- "Pokémon: Edición Roja - ¡Hazte con todos!" -- Spanish tag-lined title
- "Pokémon: Edición Roja" -- Spanish title
- "Pocket Monsters: Aka" -- Japanese title
Part of the Following Groups
- Gameplay feature: Fishing
- Gameplay feature: Gambling
- Gameplay feature: Importable characters
- Gameplay feature: Monster capture / training
- Games made into books
- Games made into comics
- Games made into movies
- Games made into TV series
- Games released as complementary versions
- Pokémon main RPG series
- Pokémon universe
- Video games turned into board / card games
|The Spark that started the Fire...||Game Boy||Lawnmower Man (140)|
|Too tedious to play||Game Boy||Pixelspeech (952)|
|One of my first gaming experiences.||Game Boy||Spag (70)|
|Video Games||Game Boy||Nov, 1999||100|
|Total! (Germany)||Game Boy||Sep, 1999||1 out of 6||100|
|Nintendojo||Game Boy||Aug 16, 2004||9.8 out of 10||98|
|Portable Review||Game Boy||Jun 08, 2007||38 out of 40||95|
|Consoles Plus||Game Boy||Nov, 1999||95 out of 100||95|
|Nintendo Life||Nintendo 3DS||Mar 07, 2016||90|
|Game Critics||Game Boy||Jun 24, 1999||9 out of 10||90|
|Mega Fun||Game Boy||Nov, 1999||88 out of 100||88|
|HonestGamers||Game Boy||Nov 26, 2008||8 out of 10||80|
|Nintendo Power Magazine||Game Boy||Oct, 1998||7.2 out of 10||72|
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|New game groups needed||1||Lampbane (2530)
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DevelopmentThe man behind Pocket Monsters, Satoshi Tajiri, had been working on the game a full five years (from 1991 to 1996) before he finally decided to release it after he was satisfied enough with it. No one at Nintendo expected the game to be a hit, but it was.
InspirationSatoshi Tajiri got the concept for Pokémon when he was growing up as a kid. It's said that as a boy he used to catch bugs of all types and watch them grow and develop, like a caterpillar evolving into a butterfly! It's crazy to know that this childhood hobby would turn into a, now normal, popular enterprise.
Virtual Console AlterationsPokémon Red and its counterpart versions were rereleased for the 3DS Virtual Console to celebrate the Pokémon franchise's 20th anniversary in 2016. Since the Nintendo 3DS isn't compatible with the long-obsolete Game Link Cable, these releases use the system's local wireless features for link trades and battles. Additionally, several attack animations have been toned down for the safety of players with photosensitive epilepsy or other sensory conditions.
- 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
Related Web Sites
- Hints for Pokemon Red, Blue and Yellow (These question and answer type hints cover Pokemon Red, Blue and Yellow.)
- Pokèmon Elite 2000 (A Pokèmon fan site good at covering the latest news about coming and existing Pokèmon games.)
- Psypokes (A comprehensive Pokémon site that pretty much covers everything there is to know about the games.)
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