* Red is so awesome, he [[spoiler: foiled Giovanni's plan ''before it even started''.]]
** In Mt. Moon, the Rockets were trying to resurrect powerful fossil Pokémon. You stop them there and take one yourself.
** At Celadon and Pokémon Tower, they were trying to use the Silph Scope to catch Ghost-type Pokémon, which Psychic-types are weak to. You stop them there and take the Silph Scope, rescuing Mr. Fuji.
** At Silph Co., [=NPCs=] say that [[spoiler:Giovanni]] is after the Master Ball, which can catch any Pokémon. You stop them there and get it yourself.
** [[spoiler: Giovanni]] is revealed to be the Viridian Gym Leader and possesses the Earth Badge, which makes ''any'' Pokémon obey you. They were trying to weaken and capture [[spoiler: Mewtwo, and Red stopped him before he could begin.]]
* [[spoiler: Blue]] beating the Elite Four before you and becoming the Champion, taunting you about being the most powerful trainer in the world.
* The first time you beat the Champion and cement your place as the best trainer in the region.
* Catching or defeating [[spoiler: Mewtwo.]]