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Pokémon Blue Version

aka: Pokémon: Blaue Edition, Pokémon: Blaue Edition - Schnapp' sie Dir alle!, Pokémon: Blue Version - Gotta catch 'em all!, Pokémon: Edición Azul, Pokémon: Version Bleu, Pokémon: Versione Blu, Pokémon: Versione Blu - Acchiappali tutti!

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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.

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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 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
  • Total! (Germany)
    • Issue 01/2000 – Best Game Boy RPG in 1999

Information also contributed by Matt Neueboom and Satoshi Kunsai

Related Games

Pokémon Red Version
Released 1998 on Game Boy, 2016 on Nintendo 3DS
Pokémon Ruby Version
Released 2002 on Game Boy Advance
Pokémon Emerald Version
Released 2004 on Game Boy Advance
Pokémon White Version
Released 2010 on Nintendo DS
Pokémon Black Version
Released 2010 on Nintendo DS
Pokémon Crystal Version
Released 2000 on Game Boy Color, 2018 on Nintendo 3DS
Pokémon Platinum Version
Released 2008 on Nintendo DS
Pokémon Diamond Version
Released 2006 on Nintendo DS
Pokémon Pearl Version
Released 2006 on Nintendo DS

Related Sites +

  • Let's horribly break Pokemon Blue
    Metroixer's showcase of the game's glitches on the Let's Play Archive
  • Pokemon Hints
    Hints to help you solve the game.
  • 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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  • MobyGames ID: 4397


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Contributors to this Entry

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.