Play as a young Pokémon trainer trying to catch all 150 Pokémon.



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Ash is a young trainer traveling around the Pokemon world with his partner Pikachu. He is joined by his friends to help aid him in his journey. His ultimate goal is to become a Pokemon Master, which he will not stop training and working hard to achieve. Written by Ryan

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Release Date:

28 September 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Within the game's coding, there is unused Trainer data for Prof. Oak. This implies that Oak was originally going to be able to be battled. It is still possible to battle Professor through glitching the game. See more »


Go to the item list, and select any HM. Attempt to use it in a Pokemon. Before you do, the text below will say "Use TM in which Pokemon?". However, you are attempting to use a HM, not a TM, in a Pokemon. See more »


Spin-off Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs (2010) See more »

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A game you wont be able to stop playing, ever.
31 August 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Pokemon (both the blue and red version) is one of the most addicting games that was ever made. It is a game that you wont be able to stop playing, ever.

Basically you start off being able to choose one of three Pokemon (Charmander, Bulbasaur, or Squirtle). Then you start off on your quest to get 8 gym badges and defeat the elite four and become the greatest trainer ever. You also try to capture all 150 pokemon, well actually you could catch 151 but Ill get to that later.

What makes this game so fun is that you battle your pokemon and they increase in levels and ability. THe more you battle them against other trainers and other pokemon the better they get at fighting. It is just addicting getting them stronger so that you can get a better team of pokemon.

Sometimes the game can be tricky, like when you have to make long travels on foot. And you can be slowed down by the constant appearance of wild pokemon as you are going through caves.

Overall this game is one of the greatest games ever made. If you start to play you will not be able to stop.

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