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A set of action role-playing/digital pet games by Gamefreak for the Game Boy, and the first generation of Pokémon games. First released in 1996 as 'Pocket Monsters Red and Green' and later 'Pocket Monsters Blue' in Japan, it re-released in 1998 outside of Japan as Pokémon Red Version and Blue Version. 'Pokémon Yellow Version: Special Pikachu Edition' was also made as a tie-in to the anime series.

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“Don’t throw the game, throw POKéBALLs instead!”?

The original Pokémon Red and Blue games feature a sign that says Don’t throw the game, throw POKéBALLs instead! There’s a video of this sign on YouTube: I have never ...
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Do we know how a Kanto Pokémon journey is for a non-protagonist?

Do we have an idea about what the Kanto Pokémon league challenge would look like for a non-protagonist — i.e., just a regular trainer in the Pokémon world? To highlight just one point — in the story ...
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What is Werster referring to when he says "And I got trips on my money" at the end of a Pokemon Blue run?

Can be seen in this video at 05:49: What was Werster talking about? Was there some sort of bet involved with someone else?
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Is there a difference between a Pokemon being nicknamed when caught vs the Name Rater?

If I looked into the game's code and/or a save game, is it possible to tell the difference between a Pokemon renamed using the Name Rater, and a Pokemon named right after catching it? It may seem ...
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How do I get past Lavender town in Pokemon Blue?

I'm currently stuck in Lavender Town, with no Poke flute or Ghost scope. I have tried every direction to get back but I can't find one.
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If there is a limited amount of trainers you can battle, how would you get money once you bet all of them? [duplicate]

In the first generation of pokemon games, you can't do a rematch on trainers you have beat during the course of the game. Since you only get money by fighting trainers, how are you supposed to get ...
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Is it possible to stop a Pokemon evolving via trade in Gen 1?

If I level up a Pokemon and it's about to evolve, I can hold down B to stop it. What about if I trade Kadabra, Graveler, Machoke or Haunter? Can I stop them from evolving when I trade them somehow? I ...
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What does Diglett scratch with?

Diglett and Dugtrio learn Scratch and Slash in gen 1. What should we suppose they are slashing with? Do the parts of them inside the hole look like little moles? Is there some depiction in the anime ...
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What's up with Geodude's gen 1 moveset?

I read on pokemondb.com that in gen 1 Geodude learns Defence Curl, Harden, Self Destruct and Explosion. This seems like a strange combination of moves to me, and I have two questions. Harden and ...
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How much do encounter rates vary by location when fishing?

I've had a go the old rod in Pokémon blue in a couple of locations. It appears to me that it's only possible to catch Magikarp with this rod, is that true? In general, including with the good rod and ...
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What evidence shows that Mr. Fuji is the same person as Dr. Fuji?

A common fan theory about the generation 1 games is that Team Rocket's actions were all I cannot recall the details, but I recall that this theory hinges on Mr. Fuji and Dr. Fuji being the same ...
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What do we know about how NPC move choice is randomized?

What do we know about how NPC move choice is randomized? I know we know a lot about overworld stuff like when random encounters happen... If it's the same in FireRed and LeafGreen as it is in Red/Blue/...
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What's the fastest (earliest) way to catch Mew in Pokemon Blue/Red?

Multiple glitches for catching Mew without a GameShark have been discovered in the past 20+ years. Of these, which is the fastest (meaning, which one catches Mew the earliest in the game), and how is ...
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Weird white lines on my Gameboy screen

So, today I was playing the game Pokemon Red on my Nintendo Gameboy and I went to the Pokemon Center to heal my Pokemon, and then go to the pc to check my other Pokemon. When I got to the pc, I ...
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Can you transfer GB(C) Pokemon from Red, Blue, Yellow, Gold, Silver, and Crystal to their respective 3DS Virtual Console counterparts? [duplicate]

Like the title suggests, I am wondering if there is any way to transfer my beloved Pokemon from the Gen 1/2 games to the VC games so I can get them to Bank, Home, and eventually Let's Go, Sw/Sh, and ...
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Is there any way, at all in any possible situation, to transfer Pokémon from Pokémon Red or Blue to Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, or Emerald?

Imagine you have a Mew in your copy of Pokémon Red (through the immensely famous Mew Glitch on Route 25) and really want to get it to your copy of Pokémon Sapphire to complete your Pokédex. I have ...
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Which is the best moment to give a Pokemon a raise stat item?

I'm playing Pokemon Red. When Pokemon reach level 100, the stat-up items (HP UP, Carbos, Calcium etc) don't work. I want to know the utility of these items or the strategy to use.
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How do Critical Hit attacks work in Pokémon Gen 1?

I have been playing the Pokémon games for a very long time, and something I've always wondered about was Critical Hits. What are Critical Hits, and how do they work? The only thing I know about them ...
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How to level up weak Pokémon in Pokémon Red?

I recently got the game Pokémon Red, and I have noticed that it is much harder to level my Pokémon than any other Pokémon game. How do I easily level up weak Pokémon (Levels 5-10)? Is there a more ...
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Is the accuracy of Whirlwind not affected by moves such as Flash?

Was doing a status moves only challenge in Pokémon Blue and trying to catch a wild Pidgey or Pidgeotto. They kept chasing me away with Whirlwind, so I thought I would try to mitigate that by putting ...
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Can you trade from Pokemon Red on GBA to Pokemon gold on virtual console?

I have a Game Boy Advance SP and Pokemon Red GEN 1, and I'm curious if it is possible for me to trade a Pokemon from Red to the Virtual Console release of Pokemon Gold on the 3DS
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Is there a better strategy for beating Agatha at the lowest possible level in Pokémon Red/Blue?

Inspired by my beating Lorelei with a low-level Pokémon I also did beat Agatha with a lvl 5 Starmie. My strategy is: get one Doubleteam up at Gengar (which takes some tries because it has Nightshade/...
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Lowest possible Pokemon level to beat Lorelei in Pokémon Red/Blue?

Since the AI in Pokémon Red/Blue was programmed to always use a "super effective" type attack, and Lorelei's lead-Pokémon Dewgong knows Rest (Psychic), which does no damage, this screams for setting ...
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How can I guarantee that the skeleton forms of MissingNo appear?

MissingNo. seems to take on different forms for different players. I want to try and get the other forms but I don't know how. How can you get the skeleton forms of MissingNo?
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How to Leave Link Club Room

When you link up with another GAMEBOY via link cable in Pokemon and enter the Link Club, you get sent to a room with a table in the middle. Once you are done with the trading or battling, is there any ...
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Does any Pikachu transferred from Yellow to GSC via the Time Capsule hold a Light Ball, or just the starter Pikachu?

When you trade a Pokémon from a Gen 1 game (Red / Green / Blue / Yellow) to a Gen 2 game (Gold / Silver / Crystal) using the Time Capsule feature, they'll often appear holding an item in Gen 2. ...
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Are Blue and Green the same character?

I'm confused: Blue is Red's rival from 'Red and Blue', and Green is the female trainer from 'Red and Green'. But in 'Pokemon Origins' - which is based on 'Red and Blue' - Blue is called Green. Then, ...
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How do EVs work in Generation 1? How can I avoid changing my Pokemon's Special stat?

I've been messing around on this old VC save of Yellow. I wanted to dupe some X SPECIALs with missingno to perform another glitch. I tried a few times, each time with a different oversight in the ...
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Where do I go from Cerulean City? [closed]

I’m playing “Pokémon Red” and “Let’s go Eevee”, and am stuck at Cerulean City in both games. I got the gym badge from Misty and helped Bill. Where do I go to get to the next town or city? Furthermore, ...
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Why can Ditto permanently forget how to use Struggle in Generation 1 when Transform is out of PP?

The YouTube video "Can You Beat Pokemon Red/Blue With Only a Ditto?" by Pikasprey Yellow used a strategy where, for some Pokémon battles, they intentionally walked into the battle with 0 PP on their ...
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Pokemon Gen 1 Type Effectiveness glitches

I'm watching a speedrun of Pokemon Yellow, and an Oddish used Absorb against a Nidoking. The game indicated that this attack is "not very effective", even though Ground's weakness should cancel out ...
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Is there any way to know when my Pokemon reached max EV on Gen I or II games?

Is there any way to know when my Pokemon reached max EV on Gen I or II games? On newer games you can actually talk to some Npcs that give you information about the EVs of your Pokémon, but what ...
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Does a Pokémon get more EV after level 100 in Gen I and II?

Does a Pokémon get more EV after level 100 in Gen I and II? I'm playing both Red and Crystal on my original Game Boy Color, and leveling up my team, after they reach level 100 (even if i trade one ...
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If I trade my Pokémon from Red to Gold on the VC, and then transfer it to Sun, what will be the Pokemon's original location?

On the 3DS, from the Virtual Console games, if I transfer a Kanto Pokémon from RBY to Sun/Moon it should appear that is from Kanto. If I transfer one from GSC to Sun/Moon it will appear that is from ...
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Transferring from Red to Gold on 3DS?

So is there any way to transfer my Pokemon from the 3DS version of Pokemon Red to the 3DS version of Pokemon Gold?
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Why do I get the message "You missed the Pokémon!"

I recently started playing Pokémon Blue again from where I left off. I had just beaten Erika and I was off to Lavender Town to get the Poké Flute. After receiving the flute, I immediately woke up a ...
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How can I transfer the 'Mew Glitch' Mew to Pokebank?

I recently got the glitched mew in Pokemon Yellow on the Virtual console but cannot transfer it. I read that you need to make some changes to it using homebrew, but I have not used that before and ...
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Hall of fame data corrupted without MissingNo? Pokemon Stadium can't find saved files

I have Pokemon Blue (French version) I got 151 pkmn by catching / trading (MissingNo doesn't work in French version) the hall of fame data is still glitched and Pokémon Stadium can't find my save, why?...
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How to heal Pokemon?

After fighting through my first few battles in the classic Pokemon Red, my Charmander has low health. How can I heal him back to full health?
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Do the Virtual Console Pokémon games use the original IV/EV system, or the revised system introduced in gen III?

As per the title, do the VC Red / Blue / Yellow releases use the original system (used for gen I & II), or the modern one (used for gen III onwards)? I suspect it's been updated to use the modern ...
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How can you choose a language in Pokémon Red and Blue designed for 3DS?

The original Pokémon Red and Blue are available in 3DS from early 2016. In the original game, you must purchase a title specifically designed for each language. However, in 3DS, you can just purchase ...
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What determines the gender of a Gen-1 Pokemon?

Pokémon in the Generation 1 games don't have a gender, but they can be traded to Generation 2 games, where most Pokémon have genders. What determines the gender of a Generation 1 Pokémon when it is ...
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PKM R/B: experience underflow and Ditto glitch

I've ended my Pokémon blue game and I'm now trying to have fun exploiting a few glitches. I want to catch a L1 Nidoking to then be able to exploit the experience underflow and bring it to L100 after ...
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Why the MissingNo glitch doesn't work on my Pokemon Blue virtual console (eShop 3DS)?

I have seen many videos of people on YouTube performing the MissingNo glitch on the virtual console Pokemon Red/Blue (e.g. ), but I can't seem to make it work. I am ...
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What possessed the Channelers in the Pokémon Tower?

In the Pokémon Tower in Lavender Town, there are a number of Channelers who are eager for a Pokémon battle. When they approach you, they usually make an insane gibberish sound. After defeating them, ...
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Is it possible to transfer MissingNo. and other Gen 1 Glitch Pokémon to the PokéBank?

As discussed in this question, Pokémon obtained through glitches such as Mew and Missingno are alive and well in the 3DS remakes of the first generation Pokémon games. One question remains, however: ...
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How can I catch Mew?

I am currently going through my old Pokémon Red and Blue games to complete my Pokédex, and I am almost complete, but I was wondering how I could catch Mew so I could have all 151 first gen Pokémon. I ...
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Why don't I have the HM Cut after defeating Misty? Is this a bug?

I had a bug and I cannot find any reference to it online. I started Pokemon Blue and after the second gym (Misty) I realised that I needed to learn "Cut" to progress. I looked in my inventory and ...
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Pokemon stat calc

I'm looking for a gen1 & gen2 explanation of how stats are calculated based on a pokemon's level and other inputs. This is a good breakdown of gen3+ according to the writer, but nothing on ...
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Are the glitches from the original pokemon generation 1 in the 3ds versions? [duplicate]

I'm thinking about buying the generation 1 games on the 3ds, but if they patched the glitches from the original game I'm not going to. To be more specific, I'm wondering if the experience overflow ...
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