History Videogame / PokemonRedAndBlue

23rd Aug '16 8:48:30 AM BeerBaron
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* OldMaster: Prof. Oak, according to Agatha and if his DummiedOut battle can be counted.


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* OneTimeDungeon: The SS Anne sets sail once you heal the captain and leave.
* OpenEndedBossBattle: The first battle with your Rival can be lost with minimal consequences. Losing in any other battle after this forces you to return to the last Pokémon center ''and'' lose half your money.
* OverlyLongGag: In order to obtain the Bike Voucher, you'll need to endure a long conversation with the Pokémon Fan Club President.
* PathOfMostResistance: In nearly every gym, there is a path to get to the gym leader while only needing to fight a few of the gym's other trainers. Most players deliberately go out of their way to battle every trainer for the experience and money. In fact, most guides advice battling ''every trainer you come across'' to aid in leveling-up and earning money.


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* PhenotypeStereotype: "The Lightning American" Lt. Surge is blonde haired and blue eyed.
* PigInAPoke: An NPC in Vermilion City offers to trade you a one-of-a-kind Farfetch'd for an ultra common Spearow. Spearow can evolve into the much-better Fearow, while Farfetch'd remains a worthless battler. Ultimately Subverted though, as you can easily catch another Spearow but there is no other way to get a Farfetch'd if you're going for 100% completion. Also, Farfetch'd can learn the much-maligned "Cut" HM (which you conveniently get in the same town) as well as Fly, making it an HM-slave option.
23rd Aug '16 8:20:10 AM BeerBaron
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* MookChivalry: Team Rocket, despite being an outright evil organization, still obeys the rules of a Pokémon battle. Even if they have dozens of mooks present (such as in Silph Co.,) they'll never attack more than one at a time.


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* NoSell: Legendary Pokémon can flat out evade Pokéballs if they haven't been sufficiently weakened. This was dropped in all future games.
22nd Aug '16 12:38:59 PM BeerBaron
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* MarathonLevel: Routes 12, 13, 14, and 15 combine to make for a long route connecting Lavender Town to Fuschia City. It's full of trainers with nowhere close by to heal along the way. Thankfully, it's optional, but you'll need to get through at least part of it if you want the Super Rod.
* MasterOfAll: Mew has a solid 100 in base stats across the board, and can learn any TM or HM.


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* MissingSecret:
** There is a one-of-a-kind truck in Vermillion City which can only be accessed if you never allow the SS Anne to leave as it is scripted to do. Once you reach it, you find nothing there.
** There appears to be a pathway behind Bill's house that leads somewhere but is impossible to reach.
** There are to patches of grass along Route 1 which cannot be reached.
22nd Aug '16 12:15:03 PM BeerBaron
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* IWasQuiteALooker: Prof. Oak, according to Agatha.
--> "I hear Oak's taken a lot of interest in you, child. That old duff was once tough and handsome. But that was decades ago. He's a shadow of his former self."
* KubrickStare: Giovanni's sprite has one.


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* LeapOfFaith: Cinnabar Island's Pokémon Mansion has a couple of spots where you will need to jump. Only one of the spots allows you to advance, so it becomes a bit of TrialAndErrorGameplay.


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* LimitedSoundEffects: Due to the software limitations of the day, two sets of two Pokémon had identical cries - Charizard and Ryhorn as well as Poliwag and Ditto. Even more Pokémon had cries that were just sped-up or slowed-down version of the each other - Caterpie and Poliwag/Ditto, Fearow and Cloyster, Jynx and Exeggutor, etc. This was changed for all future games, so now no two Pokémon have the same cry.


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* JackBauerInterrogationTechnique: Lorelei threatens some Rocket Grunts with an Ice Beam from her Lapras to this effect.
22nd Aug '16 11:56:36 AM BeerBaron
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* InnocentFlowerGirl: Erika, a Grass-type gym leader, combines this with TheOjou.


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* InterpolSpecialAgent: An unnamed NPC on the SS Anne claims to be one seeking out Team Rocket.


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* InvisibleWall: The Fuschia City Gym has them, forcing you to go around and fight all of the trainers instead of going to Koga directly.
* IstanbulNotConstantinople: Averted for the only time in the series to date. The Kanto region here shares it's name with the real life Kantō region of Japan, on which the game map is based.
* ItsAllUpstairsFromHere: Quite a few buildings with plenty of stairs appear: Pokémon Tower, Celadon Mansion (especially if one goes in the back to get an Eevee,) the Celadon Department Store (though this also has an elevator,) and the Silph Co. Building (which also has an elevator as well as warp tiles between floors.)
22nd Aug '16 11:25:16 AM BeerBaron
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* HubCity: Saffron City and Celadon City. Saffron is actually connected to four other cities ([[ItMakesSenseInContext as long as the gate guards aren't thirsty]]) and is the largest city in the game. Celadon is the second largest, and includes the largest store and the Game Corner. (With Kanto being based on the real-life Kantō region of Japan, these two cities both represent Tokyo: Celadon for the culture, Saffron for the commerce.
* IneffectualLoner: Your Rival toward his Pokémon. It isn't until after you've defeated him as Champion that he finally starts to understand the advantage conferred by ThePowerOfFriendship with his Pokémon.
19th Aug '16 11:39:19 AM BeerBaron
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* GreatOffscreenWar: Lt. Surge mentions having fought in one, where his life was saved by his Pokémon. Notable, this is the only mention of such a war in the series to date (except for the remakes where the line was kept exactly.) Fan theories have run wild, using the war to explain some of the odd quirks in the series, such as there being so few adult males. (Most males in the series tend to be either children, or older men like Prof. Oak, Blaine, and Mr. Fuji.)

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* GreatOffscreenWar: Lt. Surge mentions having fought in one, where his life was saved by his Pokémon. Notable, Notably, this is the only mention of such a war in the series to date (except for the remakes where the line was kept exactly.) Fan theories have run wild, using the war to explain some of the odd quirks in the series, such as there being so few adult males. (Most males in the series tend to be either children, or older men like Prof. Oak, Blaine, and Mr. Fuji.)
19th Aug '16 11:38:07 AM BeerBaron
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* GreatOffscreenWar: Lt. Surge mentions having fought in one, where his life was saved by his Pokémon. Notable, this is the only mention of such a war in the series to date (except for the remakes where the line was kept exactly.) Fan theories have run wild, using the war to explain some of the odd quirks in the series, such as there being so few adult males. (Most males in the series tend to be either children, or older men like Prof. Oak, Blaine, and Mr. Fuji.)


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* HeavySleeper: Snorlax, which leads to two of them acting as [[BrokenBridge Broken Bridges]] until you get the Pokéflute.


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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, you can come up with a pretty plausible theory: [[spoiler: They were trying to regain 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). 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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* HealingSpring: One exists on One Island.
18th Aug '16 12:58:54 PM BeerBaron
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* GetOnTheBoat: Subverted with the SS Anne. You'll need to board the boat in order to get HM01, Cut, to clear trees that [[BrokenBridge impede further progress]], but the boat doesn't go anywhere until you get off.

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* GetOnTheBoat: Subverted with the SS Anne. You'll need to board the boat in order to get HM01, [=HM01=], Cut, to clear trees that [[BrokenBridge impede further progress]], but the boat doesn't go anywhere until you get off.



* GlobalCurrencyException: The Game Corner operates using coins, which can only be won from the slot machines or purchased directly for ridiculous sums (50 coins for 1000 Pokédollars.) Expect to be playing a lot of slots if you want that Porygon, which is exclusive to the Game Corner.

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* GlobalCurrencyException: The Game Corner operates using coins, which can only be won from the slot machines or purchased directly for ridiculous sums (50 coins for 1000 Pokédollars.) Expect to be playing a lot of slots if you want that Porygon, which costs 9999 coins and is exclusive to only available through the Game Corner.



* GratuitousNinja: The Fuchsia City Gym is full of them, and led by the ninja-master Koga who specialized in Poison-types.

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* GratuitousNinja: The Fuchsia City Gym is full of them, and led by the ninja-master Koga who specialized specializes in Poison-types.
18th Aug '16 12:55:51 PM BeerBaron
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* GetOnTheBoat: Subverted with the SS Anne. You'll need to board the boat in order to get HM01, Cut, to clear trees that [[BrokenBridge impede further progress]], but the boat doesn't go anywhere until you get off.


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* GiveMeYourInventoryItem: In order to get past the Gate Guards to enter Saffron City, you'll need to give them a beverage purchased on the roof of the Celadon Department Store.
* GlobalCurrencyException: The Game Corner operates using coins, which can only be won from the slot machines or purchased directly for ridiculous sums (50 coins for 1000 Pokédollars.) Expect to be playing a lot of slots if you want that Porygon, which is exclusive to the Game Corner.
* GoldTooth: The Safari Zone Warden has a full set of gold dentures, which he lost in the Safari Zone. He'll reward you for returning them.


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* GratuitousNinja: The Fuchsia City Gym is full of them, and led by the ninja-master Koga who specialized in Poison-types.
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