History Trivia / PokemonRedAndBlue

1st Feb '18 6:15:41 AM pgj1997
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** In the remakes, it's said that if you have a fake copy of the game, or if you play the game in a very outdated emulator (preferably, one that was released before the game itself), the Seagallop ferryman in Vermillion City will say "By the way: If you like this game, buy it or die." This message is actually only in some very early ROM dumps of [=FireRed=], and in reality, was the work of the pirates who managed to leak the game early.


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* UrbanLegendOfZelda: It's said that if you have a fake copy of the game, or if you play the game in a very outdated emulator (preferably, one that was released before the game itself), the Seagallop ferryman in Vermillion City will say "By the way: If you like this game, buy it or die." This message is actually only in some very early ROM dumps of [=FireRed=], and in reality, was the work of the pirates who managed to leak the game early.
1st Feb '18 6:15:00 AM pgj1997
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** In the remakes, it's said that if you have a fake copy of the game, or if you play the game in a very outdated emulator (preferably, one that was released before the game itself), the Seagallop ferryman in Vermillion City will say "By the way: If you like this game, buy it or die." This message is actually only in some very early ROM dumps of [=FireRed=], and in reality, was the work of the pirates who managed to leak the game early.
25th Jan '18 9:36:56 PM CherryLotus
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** There's a rumor that's been floating around since these games came out about a hacked version known as Pokémon Black (not to be confused with ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite''), found on a black-painted cartridge. The player is given a Pokémon known as 'Ghost' instead of one of the starters, and it cannot be put into the PC. It attacks opponents with Curse, and if you return to an area after beating a trainer, it's indicated they died as there's a tombstone present. After beating the game, the player character's Pokémon are all gone and the sprite is swapped for an old man sprite. Going back to Pallet Town results in the character being attacked by the spirits of the Pokemon they killed on their way to beating the game, with the character using Struggle until they die. Its existence is questioned, but a ROM like this does exist online. [[http://www.gameinformer.com/blogs/members/b/omegaspartan08_blog/archive/2010/07/30/pok-233-mon-black-a-hacked-game-of-death.aspx Article here]]
** A rumor has always been around that when the games were first released in Japan, loads of little children [[BrownNote got ill and committed suicide]] because of the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNJJ-QkZ8cM Lavender Town music.]] Some people thought this was why the music was subtly changed to remove some of the high pitched notes in the American remakes. In reality, the music was changed because people in Japan had been getting headaches from the shrillness of it.

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** There's a rumor that's been floating around since these games came out creepypasta about a hacked version known as Pokémon Black (not to be confused with ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite''), found on a black-painted cartridge. The player is given a Pokémon known as 'Ghost' instead of one of the starters, and it cannot be put into the PC. It attacks opponents with Curse, and if you return to an area after beating a trainer, it's indicated they died as there's a tombstone present. After beating the game, the player character's Pokémon are all gone and the sprite is swapped for an old man sprite. Going back to Pallet Town results in the character being attacked by the spirits of the Pokemon they killed on their way to beating the game, with the character using Struggle until they die. Its existence is questioned, but a ROM like this does exist online. [[http://www.gameinformer.com/blogs/members/b/omegaspartan08_blog/archive/2010/07/30/pok-233-mon-black-a-hacked-game-of-death.aspx Article here]]
** A rumor has always been around that when the games were first released in Japan, loads of little many children [[BrownNote got ill and committed suicide]] because of the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNJJ-QkZ8cM Lavender Town music.]] Some people thought music]] but this was why the music was subtly changed to remove some of the high pitched notes in the American remakes. In reality, the music was changed because people in Japan had has neither been getting headaches from the shrillness of it.confirmed as true or false.
7th Dec '17 7:20:23 PM Siggu
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** There's a truck sprite that only appears once in the game. The only way to see it is to go way out of your way to avoid triggering a certain plot event that closes off the area and returning when you can travel on water. People believed that it had to have been put there for a reason, leading to hundreds of rumors about this thing. As it turns out, it's just a graphical easter egg with no actual benefits associated with finding it.

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** There's a truck sprite that only appears once in the game. The only way to see it is to go way out of your way to avoid triggering a certain plot event that closes off the area and returning when you can travel on water. People believed that it had to have been put there for a reason, leading to hundreds of rumors about this thing. As it turns out, it's just a graphical easter egg with no actual benefits associated with finding it. As a reference to these rumors, in ''[=FireRed and LeafGreen=]'', checking under the truck gives you a Lava Cookie.



** Speaking of Vermilion City, the S.S. Anne was said to return there after the player beat the Elite Four so many times.

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** Speaking of Vermilion City, the S.S. Anne was said to return there after the player beat the Elite Four so many times. There is actually a way to re-enter the S.S. Anne through a glitch, but it does not involve beating the Elite Four in any way.



** Trainer battles were originally going to trigger ''every'' time you entered line-of-sight instead of just the first time.

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** Trainer battles were originally going to trigger ''every'' time you entered line-of-sight instead of just the first time. Pokemon Breeders in ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2'' would exhibit a similar behaviour.
12th Nov '17 6:21:09 PM Isaac_Heller
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* AscendedFanon: The fan theory that Giovanni and Team Rocket had ''some'' connection to Mewtwo (whether it be in its creation like in the anime and ''Pokemon Adventures'' manga, or as what they wanted to capture when they gained control of Silph Co. and its Master Ball) has been given credibility with Giovanni possessing Mewtwo in ''Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon''.
16th Oct '17 8:52:46 AM dmeagher13
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* TooSoon: The model of the space shuttle in the Pewter City Museum is no longer referred to as the "Columbia" anymore, most likely in response to the destruction of that particular space shuttle in the year prior to the remakes' release.
3rd Sep '17 5:05:40 PM Karxrida
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* SleeperHit: Nintendo of Japan actually said ItWillNeverCatchOn while releasing Japanese ''Red and Green'' and writing it off as a loss. It didn't top the sales charts, but it kept ''selling steady'' in a market where 80% of sales are made in the first two weeks. Game Freak made a few tweaks, released [[UpdatedRerelease Japanese Blue]] and Nintendo got their cash cow.

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* SleeperHit: Nintendo of Japan actually said ItWillNeverCatchOn thought [[ItWillNeverCatchOn the games wouldn't do well]] while releasing Japanese ''Red and Green'' and writing it wrote them off as a loss. It They didn't top the sales charts, but it kept ''selling steady'' in a market where 80% of sales are made in the first two weeks. Game Freak made a few tweaks, released [[UpdatedRerelease Japanese Blue]] an updated version]] (Japanese ''Blue''), and Nintendo got their cash cow.
27th Jul '17 5:04:51 PM KagSwirby
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* FandomNod: As a ShoutOut to the aforementioned truck rumor, the pier that the truck sits on contains a lava cookie, which are normally unavailable until you reach the Sevii Islands.

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* FandomNod: As a ShoutOut to the aforementioned truck rumor, the pier that the truck sits on contains a lava cookie, Lava Cookie, which are normally unavailable until you reach the Sevii Islands.
12th Apr '17 10:07:57 AM Kindle4Light
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* CreatorsFavorite: Gengar is the favorite Pokémon of Ken Sugimori, one of the franchise's main artists.

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Gengar is the favorite Pokémon of Ken Sugimori, one of the franchise's main artists.
30th Mar '17 10:15:39 PM Medinoc
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* LateExportForYou: The game reached Europe after three years, well within the [=GameBoy=] Color era, which made it look incredibly dated compared to "older"[[note]]but not really[[/note]] games like ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening DX''.
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