Pokémon Blue Version
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Pokémon Blue Version is the international version of Pocket Monsters Midori. Compared to the earlier version, Blue has updated graphics and audio, some changes to area layouts, and significantly overhauled code, all of which in fact originate from the Japanese release of Pocket Monsters Ao.
Blue and Midori share the same version-exclusive Pokémon; in order to complete the Pokédex, players must trade with owners of Red version.
- Gameplay feature: Fishing
- Gameplay feature: Gambling
- Gameplay feature: Importable characters
- Gameplay feature: Monster capture / training
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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.
The U.S. and European releases of Pokémon Blue Version are based not only on the Japanese release of Blue Version, but also on the Japan-only Pocket Monsters Midori. The Pokémon Blue known to western audiences uses the updated graphics and code from the Japanese Blue, but retains Midori's encounter lists and available in-game trades.
Virtual Console Alterations
Pokémon Blue 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
- October 2004 (Issue #9) – #9 Best Game Boy Game (together with Pokémon Yellow Version and Pokémon Red Version)
- Total! (Germany)
- Issue 01/2000 – Best Game Boy RPG in 1999
Information also contributed by Matt Neueboom and Satoshi Kunsai
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Let's horribly break Pokemon Blue
Metroixer's showcase of the game's glitches on the Let's Play Archive
Hints to help you solve the game.
Pokèmon Elite 2000
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A comprehensive Pokémon site that pretty much covers everything there is to know about the games.
- MobyGames ID: 4397
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Game added by lechuck13.
Nintendo 3DS added by Harmony♡.
Additional contributors: PCGamer77, Jeanne, Xoleras, DarkDante, formercontrib, Wizo, Spag, Patrick Bregger, Kam1Kaz3NL77, Harmony♡.
Game added June 27th, 2001. Last modified May 28th, 2023.