History Videogame / PokemonRedAndBlue

17th Feb '17 3:24:01 PM MagBas
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* HiddenAgendaVillain: Team Rocket is clearly up to ''something'', but it's never fully explained in-game.
17th Feb '17 3:19:50 PM MagBas
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* HiddenAgendaVillain: Team Rocket is clearly up to ''something'', but it's never fully explained in-game. However, if you put together the pieces, along with a few details shown in the Anime to fill in the gaps, you can come up with a pretty plausible theory: [[spoiler:They were trying to gain control of Mewtwo after it broke out of the Cinnabar Mansion. No living Pokemon is stronger than Mewtwo, but something revived from a fossil might work. Ghosts are strong against Psychic (at least, in-universe, game glitches notwithstanding,) so a horde of Ghost-type Pokemon from the Pokemon Tower might also work (hence the need for the Silph Scope). They also hold hostage Mr. Fuji, since he helped create Mewtwo. Finally, the Master Ball can capture any Pokemon without fail... but there's only one in the entire region, so Giovanni had to take it by force]]. It's justified in that the average Rocket Grunt probably doesn't know that Mewtwo even exists, and Giovanni isn't about to spill the beans to an eleven-year-old who's seemingly intent on wrecking his organization.

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* HiddenAgendaVillain: Team Rocket is clearly up to ''something'', but it's never fully explained in-game. However, if you put together the pieces, along with a few details shown in the Anime to fill in the gaps, you can come up with a pretty plausible theory: [[spoiler:They were trying to gain control of Mewtwo after it broke out of the Cinnabar Mansion. No living Pokemon is stronger than Mewtwo, but something revived from a fossil might work. Ghosts are strong against Psychic (at least, in-universe, game glitches notwithstanding,) so a horde of Ghost-type Pokemon from the Pokemon Tower might also work (hence the need for the Silph Scope). They also hold hostage Mr. Fuji, since he helped create Mewtwo. Finally, the Master Ball can capture any Pokemon without fail... but there's only one in the entire region, so Giovanni had to take it by force]]. It's justified in that the average Rocket Grunt probably doesn't know that Mewtwo even exists, and Giovanni isn't about to spill the beans to an eleven-year-old who's seemingly intent on wrecking his organization.
17th Feb '17 3:15:26 PM MagBas
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* CantDropTheHero: You are free to deposit your starter Pokémon in the PC (and even release it outright) as soon as you've caught at least one other Pokémon, but players rarely do since your fully evolved starter becomes one of the strongest of its type available in the game and is quite useful throughout.
16th Feb '17 6:46:52 AM pgj1997
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* BreakingTheFourthWall: In the French version, the burglar Rocket will do it if you don't have room for [=TM28=], mentioning that it's written in the story that he's supposed to hand it over to you before he takes off.

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* BreakingTheFourthWall: BreakingTheFourthWall:
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In the French version, the burglar Rocket will do it if you don't have room for [=TM28=], mentioning that it's written in the story that he's supposed to hand it over to you before he takes off.



** One of the video games in the Celedon Department Store's TV Game Shop reads "An RPG! There's no time for that!".



** Several Gym Leaders' Pokémon rosters are changed to be more in-line with those from the anime. For example, Koga has [[Recap/PokemonS1E32TheNinjaPokeShowdown a Venonat and a Venomoth on his team]].

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** Several Gym Leaders' Pokémon rosters are changed to be more in-line with those from the anime. For example, Koga has [[Recap/PokemonS1E32TheNinjaPokeShowdown a three Venonat and a Venomoth on his team]].


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** One subtle reference is that [[Recap/PokemonS1E35TheLegendOfDratini the encounter rate for Tauros in the Safari Zone is increased from 4% to 10%]].
** There's a Bug Catcher in Viridian Forest who [[Recap/PokemonS1E4ChallengeOfTheSamurai explains how cool Metapod is]].
7th Feb '17 2:32:48 PM ryanasaurus0077
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** Anyone who'd played enough RPG games by that point may be able to figure out that [[spoiler:Lance]] is merely the DiscOneFinalBoss as soon as the fight begins, since the normal Gym Leader music is played during the battle, and by this point in video game history it was standard for RPG {{Final Boss}}es to have their own unique battle music.

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** Anyone who'd played enough RPG games by that point then may be able to figure out that [[spoiler:Lance]] is merely the DiscOneFinalBoss as soon as the fight begins, since the normal Gym Leader music is played during the battle, and by this point in video game history it was standard for RPG {{Final Boss}}es to have their own unique battle music.
7th Feb '17 2:27:55 PM ryanasaurus0077
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** A player may be able to figure out that [[spoiler:Lance]] is merely the DiscOneFinalBoss as soon as the fight begins, since the normal Gym Leader music is played during the battle, and by this point in video game history it was standard for RPG {{Final Boss}}es to have their own unique battle music.

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** A player Anyone who'd played enough RPG games by that point may be able to figure out that [[spoiler:Lance]] is merely the DiscOneFinalBoss as soon as the fight begins, since the normal Gym Leader music is played during the battle, and by this point in video game history it was standard for RPG {{Final Boss}}es to have their own unique battle music.
6th Feb '17 10:58:45 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** A GenreSavvy player may be able to figure out that [[spoiler:Lance]] is merely the DiscOneFinalBoss as soon as the fight begins, since the normal Gym Leader music is played during the battle, and by this point in video game history it was standard for RPG {{Final Boss}}es to have their own unique battle music.

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** A GenreSavvy player may be able to figure out that [[spoiler:Lance]] is merely the DiscOneFinalBoss as soon as the fight begins, since the normal Gym Leader music is played during the battle, and by this point in video game history it was standard for RPG {{Final Boss}}es to have their own unique battle music.
5th Feb '17 4:35:55 PM billybobfred
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** These games internally handle whether or not a Pokémon successfully gets captured significantly different than later games in the series, the most obvious being that it's possible for the player to miss the Pokémon (changed to the Pokéball not shaking at all from ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'' onwards).

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** These games internally handle whether or not a Pokémon successfully gets captured significantly different than later games in the series, the most obvious being that it's possible for the player to miss the Pokémon (changed to the Pokéball not shaking at all from ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'' onwards). Probably the most ''bizarre'' is that Great Balls (the mid-tier ball in all future games) have special handling that doesn't apply to any other ball, and sometimes makes them a more effective option than the top-tier Ultra Balls.
5th Feb '17 4:07:21 PM billybobfred
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** There's a pair of [=NPCs=] (Eric and Sara), one just inside the Safari Zone and one just outside it, who [[NominalImportance are explicitly named]] and are looking for each other. But there's no sidequest to reunite them.
27th Jan '17 12:46:17 PM SpinAttaxx
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* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Played with when it comes to your rival. Throughout the game, he is always at least one step ahead of you, such as on the SS Anne when he brags about having captured 40 Pokémon when you're lucky to have half that number (It is possible, but would require massive LevelGrinding to evolve every Pokémon you can catch and/or trade from another game). However, you can avert it by beating him in every battle you have, showing that you are the more skilled trainer. Even after [[spoiler:he becomes Champion]], you show up to end his reign very quickly.

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* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Played with when it comes to your rival. Throughout the game, he is always at least one step ahead of you, such as on the SS S.S. Anne when he brags about having captured 40 Pokémon when you're lucky to have half that number (It (it is possible, but would require massive LevelGrinding to evolve every Pokémon you can catch and/or trade from another game). However, you can avert it by beating him in every battle you have, showing that you are the more skilled trainer. Even after [[spoiler:he becomes Champion]], you show up to end his reign very quickly.



* TheAnimeOfTheGame: While of course they were the inspiration for the long running Pokémon anime, there is also the miniseries ''Anime/PokemonOrigins'', based more closely on Red and Blue than the main anime is.

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* TheAnimeOfTheGame: While of course they were the inspiration for the long running Pokémon ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime, there is also the miniseries ''Anime/PokemonOrigins'', based more closely on Red ''Red and Blue Blue'' than the main anime is.



* ApocalypticLog: The records of Mewtwo's birth, found in the Pokémon Mansion. Mainly the last entry:

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* ApocalypticLog: The records of Mewtwo's birth, found in (the burnt ruins of) the Pokémon Mansion. Mainly the last entry:



MEWTWO is far too powerful. We have failed to curb its vicious tendencies…

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MEWTWO is far too powerful. We have failed to curb its vicious tendencies…tendencies...
** The original Japanese entry is written more emotionally, implying it was written during or shortly before Mewtwo's rampage, and not after:
-->Diary: September 1\\
The Pokémon Mewtwo is far too powerful. It's no use... I cannot control it!



** Team Rocket kills Cubone's mother in Pokémon tower, leaving it an orphan.
** [=Mewtwo=] is cloned from Mew and is subjected to "years of horrific gene-splicing."

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** Team Rocket kills Cubone's mother in Pokémon tower, Tower, leaving it an orphan.
** [=Mewtwo=] Mewtwo is cloned from Mew and is subjected to "years of horrific gene-splicing."gene-splicing and DNA experiments".



* BalefulPolymorph: Bill manages to combine himself with a Pokémon, and he begs you to undo the process. [[ButThouMust You don't really have a choice in the matter]], since you need to do so to leave Cerulean City.



** The Soul and Marsh badges appear to have been swapped - the Psychic-type leader gives the Marsh badge, while the Poison-type leader hands over the Soul badge.

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** The names of the Soul and Marsh badges Badges appear to have been swapped - -- the Psychic-type leader gives the Marsh badge, Badge, while the Poison-type leader hands over the Soul badge.Badge. [[GrandfatherClause This is kept in the sequels, adaptations and remakes]].



** The original OlympusMons, Mewtwo, got its own movie about it, is playable in two of the ''Smash Bros.'' games, and got 2 [[SuperMode Mega Evolutions]] in ''X and Y'' like Charizard.

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** The original OlympusMons, {{Olympus Mon|s}}, Mewtwo, got its own movie not [[Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie one]], but [[Anime/PokemonGenesectAndTheLegendAwakened two]] movies about it, it[[labelnote:*]]Though the second is generally held in contempt for, among other things, its use of a different Mewtwo from the first.[[/labelnote]], is playable in two of the ''Smash Bros.'' games, and got 2 two [[SuperMode Mega Evolutions]] in ''X and Y'' like Charizard.Charizard. Said Mega Evolutions also have the highest base stats of any Pokémon, matched only by Mega Rayquaza.



* DubInducedPlotHole: There's an NPC on Cinnabar Island who offers to trade you his Electrode for a Raichu; if you speak to him afterwards he claims "the Raichu you traded me went and evolved!", which of course, isn't possible. (Though it didn't stop players from speculating about the possibility...) Turns out it was just a translation error – in the Japanese ''Blue Version'', which provides the script and engine for the international releases rather than having them directly based on the original ''Red'' and ''Green'', the NPC traded you a Graveler for a Kadabra, both Pokémon that evolve by trading, and his line afterwards was meant to be a hint on how to obtain their final forms. For the English release, the localizers changed the Pokémon being offered to what they were in the Japanese ''Red'' and ''Green'' but simply forgot to alter the rest of the dialogue to match.
* DudeWheresMyReward: In the Celadon Mansion (the building where you get Eevee,) there is an NPC who offers you a "rare item" if you show him a completed Pokédex. After completing this gargantuan task, you show him your Pokédex and receive [[spoiler:an Ether]]... An item which, if you've been thorough in searching and diligent using the Item-Finder, you probably have at least a dozen of.

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* DubInducedPlotHole: DubInducedPlotHole:
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There's an NPC on Cinnabar Island who offers to trade you his Electrode for a Raichu; if you speak to him afterwards he claims "the Raichu you traded me went and evolved!", which of course, isn't possible. (Though it didn't stop players from speculating about the possibility...) Turns out it was just a translation error -– in the Japanese ''Blue Version'', which provides the script and engine for the international releases rather than having them directly based on the original ''Red'' and ''Green'', the NPC traded you a Graveler for a Kadabra, both Pokémon that evolve by trading, and his line afterwards was meant to be a hint on how to obtain their final forms. For the English release, the localizers changed the Pokémon being offered to what they were in the Japanese ''Red'' and ''Green'' but simply forgot to alter the rest of the dialogue to match.
* DudeWheresMyReward: In the Celadon Mansion (the building where you get Eevee,) Eevee), there is an NPC who offers you a "rare item" if you show him a completed Pokédex. After completing this gargantuan task, you show him your Pokédex and receive receive... [[spoiler:an Ether]]... Ether]]. An item which, if you've been thorough in searching and diligent using the Item-Finder, Item-Finder ([[GuideDangIt or guidebooks]]), you probably have at least a dozen of.



** The ElementalRockPaperScissors has a number of oddities. Due to a bug, Psychic-types are immune to Ghost attacks[[note]]though since the only damaging ghost-type attack at the time (Lick) was extremely weak, the immunity bug was just insult to injury[[/note]] which are played up by [=NPCs=] and the anime as their primary weakness. Intentionally, Ice does neutral damage to Fire-types instead of being resisted, and Bug and Poison are both super effective against each other. Dragon-types are already programmed to be super-effective against themselves, but they might as well not be since the only damage-dealing Dragon-type move is a FixedDamageAttack. The Psychic Type is overpowered because the Dark Type did not yet exist. The Steel Type also did not yet exist.

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** The ElementalRockPaperScissors has a number of oddities. Due to a bug, Psychic-types are immune to Ghost attacks[[note]]though since the only damaging ghost-type Ghost-type attack at the time (Lick) was extremely weak, the immunity bug was just insult to injury[[/note]] which are played up by [=NPCs=] and the anime as their primary weakness. Intentionally, Ice does neutral damage to Fire-types instead of being resisted, and Bug and Poison are both super effective against each other. Dragon-types are already programmed to be super-effective against themselves, but they might as well not be since the only damage-dealing Dragon-type move is a FixedDamageAttack. The Psychic Type Psychic-type is overpowered because (in addition to an immunity to Ghost-type moves and a scarcity of damage-dealing Ghost- and Bug-type moves) neither the Dark Type did not yet exist. The Steel Type also did not yet exist.Dark-type nor the Steel-type exist yet.



** Held items, Abilities, and Natures do not exist yet.

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** Held items, Abilities, and Natures do not exist yet. [=IVs=] also only go up to 15, and the HP IV is dependant on those of the other four stats.



*** A few other [=NPCs=] as well as some Pokédex entries also make reference to real life places. Raichu's 'dex entry mentions an Indian elephant, Mew is said to have been found in South America, and a Sliph Co. employee complains that he's being reassigned to the Tiski branch, calling it "Russian no-man's land".

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*** A few other [=NPCs=] as well as some Pokédex entries also make reference to real life places. Raichu's 'dex entry mentions an Indian elephant, Mew is said to have been found in Guyana, South America, and a Sliph Co. employee complains that he's being reassigned to the Tiski branch, calling it "Russian no-man's land".



** The covers don't show the game's resident Legendary, but one of the possible starter's final evolution.
** When the Bike is in use, the music is always playing on the overworld.

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** The covers don't show the game's resident Legendary, legendary, but one of the possible starter's final evolution.
evolution. In fact, the legendary Pokémon are completely disconnected from the plot (even in the remakes), and there's no legendary duo akin to those in later games (though Mewtwo can unofficially be considered this gen's main legendary; having more backstory than the birds and being banned from battle facilities like other [[MascotMook mascot legendaries]]).
** When the Bike is in use, the music is always playing on the overworld.overworld, even when moving to a new area.
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