Pokémon (1996)

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Red is a young boy who wants to become the best Pokémon trainer in the world. He will travel all around his world in search of the most rare and powerful Pokémon species.



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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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Gotta Catch 'em All!


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28 September 1998 (USA)  »

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Pokémon: Red/Blue Version  »

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A Trainer class known as Chief (Japanese: Silph's Chief) was omitted from the final releases, though like Professor Oak, a battle with an NPC with this data can be accessed through modification of the internal data or saved game data as well by cheating. It is apparently mentioned in-game by one of the Team Rocket Grunts in Celadon City, and shares its battle sprite with the Scientist Trainer class. However, he does not seem to have a team defined. 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 »


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17 October 2000 | by (INDIGO PLATAEU) – See all my reviews

It was the first of all of the POKeMON shows that i have seen. It was cool to see some of the first POKeMON this way. on a scale from 1 {bad}10 {best} i give it a 10. I would tell everyone to see it again and again.

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