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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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Can I trade between Pokémon Red (Gen I) and Pokémon Crystal (Gen II) via VBA on my iMac?

I'm marathoning all the Pokémon games, I don't have a Game Boy Color anymore so I'm playing the old games on an emulator (VBA) on my Mac. I remember back in the day that you could trade Pokémon from ...
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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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How can I get a Surfing Pikachu in Pokémon Yellow?

I want to know if you can still get it without using any sort of hack.
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Why can't I get the Cut HM in Pokemon Green?

I am playing Pokemon Green on my Game Boy Color (JAP). I have beaten the first two gyms and went to the SS Anne. I beat the rival, talked to the captain, rubbed his back and left the ship. But I still ...
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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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Is money finite in Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow?

Battling and defeating trainers, and selling found items are the only sources of income, right? So once all trainers are defeated, you could have all the money in the game and squander it on, say, ...
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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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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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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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Can you delete or overwrite HM moves in Pokemon RGBY?

Is there any way to remove HM moves from a Pokemon in the first generation games? This includes learning and overwriting the HM or using a move deleter.
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How do you upload Pokemon from the Virtual Console versions of R/B/Y to the Pokemon Bank?

I bought Pokemon Blue today from the VC but when I go into Pokemon Bank or Poketransporter I can't find an option to send Pokemon from my copy of Blue into the Bank. How do you upload them? Is there ...
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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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How do I get the other two starter pokemon?

In Pokemon Red Version, you are allowed to choose one out of the 3 starter Pokemon. Well, I chose Charmander but now I am confused as to how I can catch the other 2 starter Pokemon. Does anyone know ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What sort of hardware was used to transfer Mew at Pokemon Red & Blue worldwide events?

Many years ago when Pokemon Red / Blue was immensely popular, I attended a Pokemon tour in Melbourne. For attending you got a showbag with a Pikachu trading card (with a gold logo stamped in the top ...
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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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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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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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Does MISSINGNO. actually destroy saved game files?

The effects of the MISSINGNO. glitch in Pokemon Red and Blue have well-documented at many sources. Encountering MISSINGNO. corrupts Hall of Fame data, causes temporary graphics glitches, and sets the ...
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Can wild and trainer pokemon run out of PP in Pokemon Yellow?

I seem to be caught in an endless loop in Pokemon Yellow. My Charmeleon is using Rage and the Snorlax keeps using Rest. Charmeleon can't do enough damage to kill Snorlax before he wakes up. Will ...
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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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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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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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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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Are some glitches corrected on the virtual console version of old games like Pokemon red/blue/yellow

Based on the previous games realesed on the virtual console from old Nintendo platforms like Game Boy. Does anyone know if a known glitch or exploit on the original game were fixed on the new ...
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What are the odds of getting a Pokemon with perfect/max stats in Generation I?

In Generation I (Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow), stats are determined by DVs (Diversification Values) which to my knowledge are similar to IVs in later generations, but only go from 1 to 15, with the HP DV ...
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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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Is it possible to get to Diglett's Cave in the sequence suggested by the Pokemon Blue/Red town map?

The sequence of locations in the Pokemon Blue/Red town map (if you just keep pressing the up button) is: Pallet Town Route 1 Viridian City Route 2 Viridian Forest Diglett's Cave ...
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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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Why can't I use my Gyarados in Pokemon Stadium?

Using a Pokemon Blue cartridge. Trying to play 25-30 league, my other pokemon in that level range show up but no Gyarados. He's level 28. Does Gyarados not exist in Stadium?
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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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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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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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Is there any other opportunity to get the map in Pokemon Yellow?

I started a new game in Yellow. Since I've played it before, I'm not spending as much time exploring and talking to people. However, in my haste to become a Pokemon master, I didn't get the map from ...
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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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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, ...