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Pocket Monsters Ao

Moby ID: 80823
Game Boy Specs


Pocket Monsters Ao is a reworked version of Pocket Monster Akai and Pocket Monsters Midori. It was later used as the technical base for Pokémon Red Version and Pokémon Blue Version.

The gameplay mechanics stay identical, but there are some engine upgrades (graphics, sound, fixed glitches). This edition also changes the place where some Pokémon are acquired as well as which ones need to be traded from other versions.


  • ポケットモンスター青 - Japanese spelling

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Credits (Game Boy version)

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Director (ディレクター)
Program (プログラム)
Character Design (キャラクターデゼィン)
Music (おんがく)
Sound Effects (ソウンド エフェクト)
Game Design (ガーム デゼィン)
Monster Design (モンスター デゼィン)
Scenario (シナリオ)
Parameter Setting (パラメータ せってい)
Map Design (マップ デゼィン)
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Virtual Console Alterations

Pocket Monsters Ao 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.

Related Games

Ao Oni
Released 2007 on Windows, 2017 on iPhone, Android
Pocket Monsters: Battle Nine
Released 2014 on Arcade
Pocket Monsters Akai
Released 1996 on Game Boy, 2016 on Nintendo 3DS
Ao Oni 2
Released 2016 on Android, iPhone
Pocket Monsters Midori
Released 1996 on Game Boy, 2016 on Nintendo 3DS
Ao Oni 3
Released 2017 on Android, iPad, iPhone
Pocket Monsters: Crayon Kids
Released 2001 on Arcade
Oriental Blue: Ao no Tengai
Released 2003 on Game Boy Advance
Pocket Monsters: SÅ«ji o Tsukamaeyou!
Released 2002 on SEGA Pico

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  • MobyGames ID: 80823


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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Patrick Bregger.

Additional contributors: Opipeuter, Harmony♡.

Game added October 2nd, 2016. Last modified May 28th, 2023.