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[[caption-width-right:350:The one where it all began.]]

->''"You've finally been granted your Pokémon Trainer's license. Now, it's time to head out to become the world's greatest Pokémon Trainer. It's going to take all you've got to collect 150 Pokémon in this enormous world...can you develop the ultimate Pokémon strategy to defeat the eight Gym Leaders and become the greatest Pokémon Master of all time?"''
-->-- '''Blurb''' on the back of the boxes of ''Pokémon Red and Blue Versions''

The first installments of the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' franchise hit the GameBoy in 1996 in Japan (as ''Red'' and ''Green''; see below) and in 1998 in North America. Taking place in a part of the world called Kanto (later shown to be east of a region called Johto; three years after Team Rocket is taken down in Kanto both regions are explored by a kid from Johto) based on the Japanese region of [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Kanto]], the [[ExcusePlot plot is simple]]: [[HelloInsertNameHere you, an eleven-year-old with a]] NiceHat, are offered your very first [[{{Mon}} Pokémon]] by Professor Oak, the local authority on Pokémon. He gives you a choice of three different types: [[GreenThumb Bulbasaur]], [[PlayingWithFire Charmander]], or [[MakingASplash Squirtle]]. His own grandson, your long-time [[TheRival Rival]], gets second pick, and takes advantage of this to snag [[ElementalRockPaperScissors whichever one happens to be strong against your chosen partner]].

In exchange for your first Pokémon, Oak wants you to run an errand for him: [[WalkingTheEarth travel around the region]] and [[GottaCatchEmAll collect as many different Pokémon as you can]], recording all of them in your Pokédex. Of course, along the way, you're more than welcome to challenge the eight Pokémon Gyms, collect their badges, and take on the Elite Four in hopes of [[ToBeAMaster becoming the Champion]] of the Pokémon League. Then there's the emerging threat of Team Rocket, a [[CardCarryingVillain proudly evil organization]] that uses Pokémon for its own selfish ends. Somebody's gonna have to deal with ''them'', too -- and who better than an eleven-year-old and his [[FluffyTamer team of trained monsters]]?

While the game's balance is undeniably broken (Balance? Psychic types LAUGH at your pitiful thoughts of BALANCE!), and glitches abound (Missingnoooooo!)... it's ''Pokémon''.

It should be noted that in Japan, the first two games were released as ''Red'' and ''Green''. ''Blue'' was released later as a third version, [[UpdatedRerelease with a bit of a graphical improvement over the originals]]. For the international releases, the names ''Red'' and ''Blue'' were used. Although the Japanese Blue provided the graphics and game script for translation, the Japanese Red and Green provided the wild and version-exclusive Pokémon for the international Red and Blue respectively. Aside from its codebase, this makes the Japanese Blue the only main series game to lack an international release.

As evidence of its incredible popularity, ''Pokémon Yellow'' was later released as a fourth version in Japan in 1998, and as a third international version in 1999. ''Yellow'' took elements from the [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} TV series]] and [[RecursiveAdaptation transported them back into the games]], however loosely. Instead of picking one of the usual trio, a wild Pikachu ends up as your starter, and [[AllInARow follows you everywhere]] rather than [[PartyInMyPocket getting into the usual Poké Ball]]. The familiar Team Rocket trio also show up, although Meowth acts as a normal mon as opposed to an equal member to Jesse and James, acting as the third member in their party alongside Ekans/Arbok and Koffing/Weezing (but like your Pikachu, he slides into battle rather than be released from a Poké Ball).

After a successful run, ''Red'', ''Blue'', and ''Yellow'' were followed by the GameBoyColor-enhanced (though they can still be played on a previous incarnation of the GameBoy, as well as later ones) ''[[PokemonGoldAndSilver Gold]]'' and ''[[PokemonGoldAndSilver Silver]]'', taking place three years after Red became champion and featuring that kid from Johto mentioned above, the return of Team Rocket, and improved the graphics that ''Yellow'' didn't (back sprites, etc.).

Jump ahead a couple gens, and ''Red'' and ''Blue'' reappeared once more in the form of their {{Video Game Remake}}s on the GameBoyAdvance: ''[=FireRed=]'' and ''[=LeafGreen=]''. These allowed players to relive the classic games with many of the new benefits, tweaks, and balances of the second and third generations, though it took some {{Retcon}}ning here and there, and added in some new areas to explore after finishing the familiar challenge(s).

These games have received two animated adaptations. The first one is the first season of the main ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime. The second one is the anime special MiniSeries titled ''Anime/PokemonOrigins'', which aired on October 2, 2013 in Japan (10 days prior to the release of the tie-in games ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'') and November 2013 in the United States. This miniseries essentially serves as a more accurate depiction of the plot of ''Red and Blue/Green'', being a TruerToTheText AnimeOfTheGame in comparison to the main ''Pokémon'' anime.

Another detail worth noting is that many of the tropes listed under ''Red'' and ''Blue'''s category also apply to ''Yellow'', ''[=FireRed=]'', and ''[=LeafGreen=]''.
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[[folder:Tropes used in ''Red'' and ''Blue'']]
* AbsentMindedProfessor: Professor Oak can't even remember his grandson's name.
* AbsurdlyHighLevelCap: It's possible to take your Pokémon up to level 100, though you're more likely to finish the game by the 50s or 60s.
* AllThereInTheManual: The manual explains the basic background of you and your rival, states your age, and tells of the events that lead up to the start of your adventure.
* AlwaysAccurateAttack: Swift is specifically coded to never miss.
* AmazonBrigade: Erika's gym is populated entirely by female trainers.
* AmericanKirbyIsHardcore: The translation team made some interesting choices that have since been grandfathered into the series. Take the low-level move "Tail Whip" -- with a name like that it should be some kind of badass TailSlap that leaves the opponent's Defense physically weakened, right? ''Wrong.'' Its proper (i.e. Japanese) name is the decidedly-less-badass "Tail Wag" (and its description in later games supports this).
* 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.
* AntidoteEffect:
** In general, because you can only carry 20 types of item[[note]] You could carry up to 99 of a single item, like Potions or Poké Balls, but there were only 20 inventory ''slots''[[/note]], it is wise to carry as little as you could get away with. You could store up to 50 additional items in the PC, but this can only be accessed while in Pokémon Centers, not out in the world. A few specific examples:
** Awakenings become useless as soon as you get the Poké Flute. It will wake Pokémon up inside or out of battle, and has no limit.
** Once Full Heals become available for purchase, most of the single-effect healing items (Antidotes, Paralyze Heals, Burn Heals, etc.) are no longer worth carrying. While more expensive than any of them individually, carrying a stack of Full Heals only takes up one precious inventory slot and could cover any effect you come across.
%%* ApocalypticLog: The records of Mewtwo's birth, found in the Pokémon Mansion.
* AwesomeButImpractical:
** Moves that take two turns to charge up, such as Solar Beam, Skull Bash, Sky Attack, etc. The charge-up turn leaves you vulnerable to attack in the meantime, and if the opponent uses something like Fly or Dig, your attack will miss anyway.
** High damage but low accuracy moves, including the OneHitKO moves. While awesome when they hit, they're simply too inaccurate to be reliable. They also generally have low PP, meaning you'll get to use them fewer times. This is why you'll see most players using weaker but more accurate/higher PP moves, such as Thunderbolt instead of Thunder or Flamethrower instead of Fire Blast.
%%* BeatTheCurseOutOfHim: The channelers in Pokémon Tower.
* BeautyBrainsAndBrawn: The female Gym Leaders. To wit:
** Erika, the beauty, isn't known as "the nature-loving princess" for nothing.
** Sabrina, the brains, is smart enough to know that Psychic-type Pokémon have virtually no weaknesses and uses an army of them in combat.
** Misty, the brawn, uses brute force with her Staryu and Starmie (especially the latter), which can cause problems even if you came armed with a Pikachu.
* BerserkButton:
** Some Lasses will take issue to your locking eyes with them alone and will use any belief of impropriety on your part as grounds for a challenge.
--->'''Lass Janice''': You looked at me, didn't you?\\
'''Lass Robin''': Eek! Did you touch me?
** The Super Nerd at the end of Mt. Moon is overprotective of his fossils and paranoid about Team Rocket stealing them, to the point where when you walk up to him, he'll mistake you for a plainclothes Rocket and challenge you.
--->'''Super Nerd Miguel''': Hey, stop! I found these fossils! They're both mine!
* BoringButPractical: The [[ComMons bog-standard]] Normal/Flying type Pidgey and it's evolutions. A Pidgey may very well be the first Pokémon you catch yourself, and if raised diligently, can be one of the most reliable Pokémon on your team throughout much of the game. Its final evolution, Pidgeot, only starts to become outclassed around the time of Victory Road, and by then you'll likely have captured one of the legendary birds to replace it with.
* BossInMookClothing: There's a Rocket in Mt. Moon with a Raticate that knows Hyper Fang. While Raticate isn't that strong for a fully evolved Pokémon, it's a powerful foe due to Hyper Fang's 80 BP and the [=STAB=] bonus making it hit incredibly hard relative to everything you've fought up to that point. ''Yellow'' and the remakes replaced it with a Rattata and Zubat.
* {{Bowdlerize}}: The grumpy old man in Virdian City who initially won't let you pass because... [[DisproportionateRetribution he hasn't had his coffee yet.]] In the Japanese version it's because he's drunk.
* BreakoutCharacter:
** Charizard is face of ''Red'' verison and one of the most heavily marketed Mons, even receiving 2 [[SuperMode Mega Evolutions]] in ''PokemonXAndY''.
** Pikachu's the biggest one, as it replaced Clefairy as the mascot of the franchise and can be found on just about everything Pokémon related in one form or another.
** Jigglypuff was popular enough in Japan to be a semi-recurring character in the anime and is in every entry of the SuperSmashBros games as a playable fighter.
** The original OlympusMons, Mewtwo, got its own movie about it, is playable in 2 of the Smash Bros. games, and got 2 [[SuperMode Mega Evolutions]] in ''X and Y'' like Charizard.
* BrokenBridge: In addition to the NPCRoadblock examples mentioned below, there are the two Snorlax blocking your way south to Fuchsia City after falling asleep in the middle of the road.
* CommonplaceRare:
** A simple Bicycle costs ''1,000,000'' Pokédollars, one more than you can even carry. Luckily, you get a voucher to acquire a bike for free.
** Beverages can only be purchased one place: on the roof of the Celadon Dept. Store.
** Simple fishing rods aren't available for purchase anywhere. You can only get them as gifts from specific [=NPCs=].
* ComMons: Just about anything you can catch up through Mt. Moon qualifies. In particular are the Pidgey, Rattata, and Spearow you can catch around Viridian City as well as the Bug-types in Viridian Forest.
* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard:
** There are trainers with evolved Pokémon at lower levels than they actually evolve at. For instance, your [[TheRival Rival]] will have a Pidgeotto at level 17 when you battle him in Cerulean City. Pidgey evolves into Pidgeotto at level 18...
** NPC Pokémon will never run out of PP for a move.
** Several trainers have Pokémon who know moves they cannot learn, such as Lance's Dragonite knowing Barrier.
* ConsoleCameo: There is a [[Main/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem SNES]] in your bedroom where you first start the game. All future games continue this trend with featuring a console from it's generation.
* ConvenientWeaknessPlacement: In several locations, you can find Pokémon which are strong against the local gym leader. For example, Diglett's Cave outside of Vermillion City is full of Ground-type Diglett, who are immune to Lt. Surge's Electric-type attacks. Just outside of Celadon City, there is a patch of grass where you can catch either Growlithe or Vulpix (depending on your version,) both Fire-types to counter Erika's Grass-types. In order to get to Cinnabar Island, home of the Fire-type gym leader Blaine, you have to pass through the Seafoam Islands which are full of Water-type Pokémon to counter him.
* CriticalHitClass: Any Mon with a high crit move ''will'' crit all the time when it's used, assuming their species' base Speed stat is high enough. For regular moves, faster species have a crit rate of at least 20%, more than 3 times the universal rate later games had.
* CrutchCharacter: Butterfree and Beedrill. Their pre-evolutions can be caught early (before the first gym) and they evolve at level 10. They pack quite a punch that early and Butterfree's various [[StandardStatusEffect "powder" attacks]] make catching other Pokémon much easier. Their usefulness tends to peter out around the fourth gym once you've caught and evolved a few other Pokémon.
* DemonicPossession: All the channelers in Pokémon Tower are possessed by Ghost Pokémon (until you defeat them).
* DesperationAttack: "Struggle," a move only used when the PP for every other move is gone.
* DifficultySpike: The reason for the ForcedLevelGrinding between the 8th gym leader [[spoiler:(Giovanni)]], whose strongest Pokémon is a level 50 Rhydon (with 4 others at level 45 or less,) and the first Elite Four member, Lorelei, who has a team of five all at level 53 or above. With proper typing, you can easily defeat [[spoiler:Giovanni]] with a team in the low-mid 40s, meaning you'll want to grind each of your Mons about 8-10 levels before even attempting the Elite Four (who only get ''stronger'' after Lorelei and must all be faced one after the other.)
* DiscOneNuke:
** Early in the game, there's the [[ShmuckBait Magikarp Salesman]]. 500 Pokédollars for a Magikarp might be a waste, but getting the powerful Gyarados with some babying before you'd normally get a fishing rod isn't.
** Before passing through Viridian City, head over to Route 22. You won't be able to pass through the Pokémon League Gate yet, but you can catch a Nidoran. Get it to level 16 and pick up a Moon Stone in Mt. Moon. Use it, and you'll have yourself a Nidoking or Nidoqueen before taking on the 2nd gym. They won't learn many good moves naturally but can be taught a wide variety via [=TM=]s, such as Dig (which they get [=STAB=] on and is a nuke already), Bubblebeam, and Thunderbolt.
** After beating Misty and doing a battle with a Rocket Grunt you get the TM for the move Dig. It has a Base Power of 100 (essentially an endgame attack), can be taught to a lot of Pokémon, and hits most Pokémon in the game for neutral or super effective damage.
* DummiedOut:
** Professor Oak was originally meant to be the TrueFinalBoss! Though it never happens naturally in the game, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgeOPyntJ-k you can use a convoluted set of steps to trigger a glitch allowing the fight to occur]].
** There's another type in the data called the Bird-type, presumably a earlier version of Flying. The glitch Pokémon Missingno. and 'M have this typing, but it doesn't have any weaknesses or resistances.
* EarlyGameHell: The most difficult part of the game is the early part up until you beat Misty, the 2nd gym leader. In terms of Pokémon, you're limited to your starter, CrutchCharacter bug Pokémon (if you bother to [[LevelGrinding Level Grind]] them,) and ComMons such as the early game bird Pokémon and Rattata. There are also only a limited number of trainer battles, meaning you'll be low on money and will have to grind mostly against weak wild Pokémon. Viridian Forest isn't too difficult if you start with Charmander or teach a Pidgey/Spearow Gust/Peck, but you run the constant risk of being poisoned by Weedle's Poison Sting. Brock will be a breeze if you start with Squirtle or Bulbasaur, but will be more challenging to a Charmander trainer (though a few Embers each can floor both of Brock's Pokémon with little trouble as long as you don't damage Onix while the latter is using Bide). Then you get to Mt. Moon...a labyrinthine multi-level cave full of trainers, Geodude, and Zubat (the latter of which are fast enough that you might not be able to flee and can inflict Confusion so you'll hurt yourself half the time trying to damage them). Eventually, you get through Mt. Moon...only to encounter your Rival in Cerulean City. Finally, you battle Misty, whose Starmie is ''extremely'' powerful for the part of the game you fight it in due to its high stats. Survive all of that and the game then opens up, becoming much friendlier and giving you more options in terms of Pokémon to catch, trainers to battle, and places to explore.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness:
** There's only one Special stat, covering the job of both Special Attack and Special Defense in later games.
** The ElementalRockPaperScissors has a number of oddities. Due to a bug, Psychic-types are immune to Ghost attacks, 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.
** [[DesperationAttack Struggle]] is treated as a Normal-type move, so Ghosts are immune to it.
** Moves with a 100% hit/crit chance will still fail 1/256 (0.4%) of the time.
** CriticalHit ratios are calculated based on a Mon's Base Speed instead of having a flat rate, and will ignore [[StatusBuff stat boosts]] the user may have. Also, moves that have a higher crit chance will ''always'' do so if the user has a certain base Speed (about as high as Flareon's or higher).
** Multi-hit moves like Pin Missile use one check for crits instead of doing each hit separately. This means if the first one crits, every hit will.
** Paralysis and Burn cut speed and attack respectively, as intended and carried on into all future games, but the stat change is stacked into the normal stat modifier instead of being its own thing. Because of this, Rest does not remove the stat drop when it cures the status.
** Sleep lasts several turns longer, you cannot attack the turn you wake up, and it's possible to wake up on the turn it is inflicted.
** Due to how infliction for status effects work, Normal-types and Ghost-types cannot be paralyzed by Body Slam and Lick, respectively.
** Many moves have different power, accuracy and, in some cases, type from later games.
** Reflect and Light Screen will remain active as long as the user is on the field, instead of petering out after a set number of turns like in later titles. They also double the user's appropriate defensive stat instead of lowering the attacker's offensive stat during the damage calculation.
** Mimic and Disable will affect one of the opponent's moves at random, instead of the last one they used, like in all later generations. Because of this, it can work on the very first turn (in later generations it will fail if used before the opponent has had a chance to attack).
** OneHitKill attacks will fail if the user is slower than the target.
** Counter has a lot of quirks. It only works from being hit by a Normal or Fighting attack (including opposing Counters, Bide, and Seismic Toss unlike later games), can hit Ghosts, works with damage dealt to the user's Substitute and can be used multiple times off of one hit.
** Seismic Toss and Night Shade do not take ElementalRockPaperScissors into account like in later games, meaning Seismic Toss hurts Ghost-types and Night Shade hurts Normal-types.
** [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Bide_%28move%29 Bide]] ignores accuracy and evasion, can hit foes during in invulnerable period of Dig or Fly, hits Ghost-types, will last either 2 or 3 turns instead of a set 3, and has a couple other complicated quirks involving how damage is stored.
** Trapping moves like Wrap and Clamp prevent the target from taking any action until they end, but oddly do not prevent switching out. The user also cannot switch moves during the duration similar to Trash.
** Frozen Pokémon will never thaw by themselves.
*** This can potentially result in an {{Unwinnable}} situation, forcing the player to reload. For example, if the player's last Pokémon is a Ghost-type, gets Frozen, and they have no healing items, and the opponent is out of usable damaging moves, there will be no way for the battle to conclude (since Struggle is treated as Normal-type, and thus won't hit a Ghost). An unlikely situation, but still possible.
** Held items, Abilities, and [[MinMaxing Natures]] do not exist yet.
** No Pokémon except for Nidoran have a defined gender.
** Every stat can have the maximum number of [[StatGrinding EVs]].
** There are no CirclingBirdies to signify when a Pokémon is Confused.
** There is no visible ExperienceMeter during battle.
** Unlike future games, when a Pokémon is stored in the PC, they are not automatically healed.
** The appearances of many Pokémon were codified by the anime and the later Yellow version. In ''Red'' and ''Blue'', some of them are unrecognizable from how they're widely known now. Take a look at [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/File:Spr_1b_074.png Geodude]], [[http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/4/45/Spr_1b_091.png Cloyster]], and [[http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/c/ce/Spr_1b_092.png Gastly]], for example.
** There's an odd open-endedness for a good part of the game, while later titles would make you take on the Gyms and events in a very set order. While you still need to foil Team Rocket plots in order, you may do so at your own pace and once you beat Misty, you are free to challenge the next four Gyms (Lt. Surge, Erika, Koga, Sabrina) in whatever order you deem fit.
** The TM list is ''weird'', ranging from moves as basic as Rage, Bide and Water Gun to the likes of Bubblebeam, Swords Dance and Fissure.
** When trying to catch Legendaries, a failed catch attempt is rendered as "You missed the [=POKéMON!=]" instead of the standard "Oh, the [=POKéMON=] break free!" and its variants.
** Your team is not automatically healed when entering a PlayerVersusPlayer battle, nor are they healed after beating the Elite Four.
** Normal NPC trainers do not have their names given, you're just told what their trainer class is.
** These games remain the only installment in the series in which it is possible to migrate Pokémon ''back'' from their sequels, thanks to ''Gold'', ''Silver'', and ''Crystal'' versions all being released for the same system. Because of the changes in platforms and system overhauls in between generations, any ability to transfer Pokémon forward to the next generation is a one-way trip.
%%* EldritchLocation: The infamous Glitch City.
* EndGamePlus: After becoming Champion, the credits will roll and you'll be returned to your home in Pallet Town. Cerulean Cave will now be open, and you're free to challenge the Elite Four again or battle against your friends. Stops short of being a PlayableEpilogue (like the later games in the series have) because no one will recognize your achievement as Champion. Other than the NPCRoadblock in front of Cerulean Cave being gone, the game world is exactly the same.
* EscapeRope: The TropeNamer. Escape Ropes are items that will return you to the last Pokémon Center you visited. The moves Dig and Teleport can be used outside of battle to similar effect, with the former working in dungeons and sending you to the entrance and the latter sending you to the last Pokémon Center you used when used in outdoor areas. The move Fly expands on Teleport's function, allowing you to fly to any town (and, in some games, any rural Pokémon Center, such as the one outside Mt. Moon in ''[=FireRed=]'' and ''[=LeafGreen=]'') you've set foot in, essentially making it a more flexible upgrade to Teleport (with the catch that not all Pokémon that can learn Teleport can learn Fly).
* FakeBalance: Psychic effectively has no weaknesses, as Ghost is bugged to not work against them at all while the only Bug moves that existed were incredibly weak. Strong neutral attacks did more damage than a super effective Bug attack, unless it was a Pin Missile that hit 4-5 times.
* FakeLongevity: You'll spend a good portion of your total play time doing two things: walking and LevelGrinding. Your walking speed is painfully slow, and while the bicycle helps, it can't be used everywhere. As for grinding, expect to be doing a LOT of it. (Future games, including the remakes, helped alleviate this by adding Running Shoes to the game which increase your walking speed.) Several players have used cheats to get unlimited Rare Candies and used them to raise their Mons to appropriate levels, skipping the grinding altogether while not making them overpowered. Those players have discovered that you can complete the game in only ''half'' the time necessary to complete it while grinding. (Though you miss out on as many opportunities to catch new Pokémon.)
* FantasyCounterpartCulture: Kanto = the Kanto region of Japan, and eastern Chubu as well, with Johto from [[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Generation II]] being based on the western part of Chubu in addition to Kansai. Kanto is the only region in the ''Pokémon'' games to share its name with the Japanese region it is based on.
* ForcedLevelGrinding: As EarlyGameHell mentioned above, a lot of the game will be spent grinding if you want to stand a chance against Sabrina and Koga, especially if you're playing [[SequelDifficultySpike Yellow Version]].
* GuideDangIt:
** If you didn't add any new caught data to the Pokédex nor bought any Poké Balls by the time you beat Blue on Route 22, you can go to Prof. Oak for free Poké Balls. Outside of Yellow, this will probably need grinding.
** Nowhere in the game itself does it tell you what certain moves actually do. This is especially frustrating when a Pokémon is trying to learn a new move. All you get to know is the name of the move, the type of the move, and the move's PP. Is it stronger or weaker than another move your Pokémon already knows? Can it inflict any status effects? Who knows?
* HeroicMime: Played with. You never hear your trainer speak (in the overworld, that is--your trainer is implied to be plenty chatty in battles, since you'd at least be calling out the name of the Pokémon you deploy and they'd need to get orders on what move to use ''somehow''), but attempting to talk to the "Copycat" girl in Saffron City produces dialog, subtitled as your own, of a one-sided conversation; it's the Copycat's dialog, mimicking the things the trainer implicitly said to her.
* InfinityPlusOneElement
** The Dragon-type was probably intended to be this, being equally effective against ''all'' other elemental types, despite that there was only one evolutionary family of Dragon-types, and the only actual Dragon-type attack, "Dragon Rage", was a FixedDamageAttack exempt from ElementalRockPaperScissors altogether.
** The Psychic-type has no meaningful weaknesses due to [[FakeBalance bad balancing]], nothing resists it except itself, and it had a type advantage against Poison, the most common type in the game.
** Normal only has one weakness (Fighting, which is easily covered by having a Psychic-type teammate) and it does regular damage to everything except Ghost and Rock, both of which can be hit with the widely distributed Earthquake (every Ghost at this point was part Poison).
* InfinityPlusOneSword: Mewtwo is massively powerful on his own, made even more powerful by being a horribly broken Psychic-type. Only available after becoming Pokémon League champion and comes at the massive level 70, when 50-60 is about where you'll be when the credits roll.
* InfinityMinusOneSword:
** Your fully evolved starter is one of the strongest of it type in the game and will usually be your most reliable Mon throughout.
** Alakazam is statistically the second strongest Pokémon in these games ''and'' a Psychic-type. Unlike most examples, it can be obtained relatively early as long as you can trade Kadabra as soon as it evolves from Abra at level 16.
** The 3 Legendary birds, Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres. They are only available very late into the game and are among the most powerful Mons.
** Dragonite has the second-highest base stat total, the highest Attack at this point of the franchise, and can learn a variety of moves. However, it can only be obtained by catching the rare (and weak) Dratini in the Safari Zone [[MagikarpPower and babying it until it hits level 55]].
* InventoryManagementPuzzle: In your bag, you are limited to 20 individual slots for unique items. For instance, whether you were carrying one potion or 99 potions, it only takes up one inventory "slot." Because of this, it is wise to carry as few unique items as you can get away with. You can store an extra 50 unique items in the PC to help alleviate this somewhat, but the PC can only be accessed in a Pokémon Center, meaning those items won't be available to you in the game world.
* LeakedExperience: The "Exp.All" item. If you have it in your inventory, it splits the experience gained from a battle between all of the Mons in your party.
* LevelGrinding: Expect to be doing quite a bit of it throughout the game. The most flagrant case comes after beating the 8th gym but before taking on the Elite Four, where you'll need to gain about 10-15 levels with each of your Pokémon in order to stand a chance.
* MagicIsRareHealthIsCheap: Potions of various strengths which can be used to heal HP can be purchased from [=PokeMarts=] and found all over the game world. Ethers and Elixirs, which restore PP, cannot be purchased and are extremely rare to find. (It's best to save them all for the Elite Four, where you'll have to fight 4 [[spoiler: make that 5]] difficult battles in a row without being able to restore the PP of moves at a Pokémon Center in between.
* MagikarpPower:
** TropeNamer. Magikarp can be purchased in Mt. Moon's Pokémon Center very early in the game, and it's completely pathetic even compared to the local ComMons. Get it to level 20 and it'll evolve into the ''very'' powerful Gyarados, which can proceed to steamroll everything in its path.
** When you catch an Abra, it only knows one move: Teleport. Teleport allows it to flee battle, making it very hard to catch without putting it to sleep first. It will effectively be useless in battle for you, but grind it to level 16, and it evolves into the much more useful Kadabra. You can then immediately trade Kadabra to a friend and then trade it back, giving you an [[InfinityMinusOneSword almighty Alakazam]].
%%* MarketBasedTitle:
* MetalSlime: Abra. While not an uncommon encounter, it has the annoying habit of using its only move (Teleport) to flee from battle, making it incredibly difficult to catch. If you are able to catch one, you can evolve it into the much more powerful Kadabra (and later, [[InfinityMinusOneSword Alakazam]],) giving you an ''extremely'' powerful Pokémon.
%%* MinusWorld: The infamous Glitch City.
* TheMissingno: TropeNamer. The eponymous creature (and the closely related 'M) is created by the game trying to access data that doesn't exist, so it takes on a glitchy appearance which can vary depending on which methods are used to encounter it.
* MundaneMadeAwesome: The original [[BubbleGun BubbleBeam]] animation was accompanied by the visual flashing negative with dramatic sound effects.
* MundaneUtility: The HM moves allow your Pokémon to perform actions outside of battle.
* TheNeedless: On Routes 19, 20, and 21, you will encounter swimmers who do nothing but swim and float around. Given the fact that ocean water is very salty and a poor conductor of heat, it's a small wonder how they will never expire from hypothermia and dehydration.
* {{Nerf}}: International releases reduced Blizzard's chance to inflict Freeze from 30% to 10%.
* NoCampaignForTheWicked: There is no option to take up the offer of the Team Rocket recruiter on Nugget Bridge.
* NPCRoadblock: All over the place. There's the old man in Viridian City who won't let you pass until he's had his "coffee" (which he has only after you deliver Oak's Parcel), the guy in Pewter City who won't let you pass to Mt. Moon until you beat Brock, the gate guards who won't let you into Saffron City until you give them a drink, the cop in front of the burgled house in Cerulean City who only moves aside after you talk to Bill at Cerulean Cape, the guy who stands in front of Cerulean Cave until after you beat the Elite Four and the Champion, etc. etc. etc...
* ObviousBeta: There are numerous glitches ([[GameBreakingBug game-breaking and otherwise]]), the type chart is unbalanced, and some moves flat-out don't work.
* OffModel: Several of the Pokémon sprites in Japan's ''[[UpdatedRerelease Blue]]'' and the international releases. While the sprites in the original Japanese ''Red and Green'' were simply badly drawn, those from ''Blue'' and the international releases were genuinely off-model, getting some of the monsters' most recognizable characteristics plain wrong: for instance, Koffing's skull mark is shown above its face instead of below, Cloyster's shell is horizontal instead of vertical, Kingler has two claws of the same size instead of having one claw bigger than the other, the center egg of Exeggcute being larger than the others instead of them being all the same size and so on. All of the sprites were changed again for ''Yellow'' to make them more closely resemble the official artwork.
* AnOfferYouCantRefuse: A Rocket grunt threatens you with this when you refuse to join Team Rocket.
* OldSaveBonus: Any player who beats the Master Cup in ''VideoGame/PokemonStadium'' or its sequel with a Pikachu in their party will have said Pikachu learn Surf (a move Pikachu otherwise cannot legitimately learn). ''Pokémon Yellow'' took this unlockable a few steps forward in that not only there's a special overworld sprite for when Pikachu uses the move outside of battle, a house south of Saffron City allows the player can play an ExciteBike clone called "Pikachu's Beach".
* OneGameForThePriceOfTwo: The only major difference between the games is that some {{Mons}} are version-exlcusive, requiring more than one to get OneHundredPercentCompletion and setting the trend for all future installments.
* OneStatToRuleThemAll: "Special" dictated both attack ''and'' defense power in regard to special-based elements (FireIceLightning, Psychic, etc.). It was toned down a great deal in Generation II, wherein it was divided into separate Special Attack and Special Defense.
* ProperlyParanoid: The Super Nerd at the end of Mt. Moon (called Miguel in later generations) who is very protective of his fossils will assume you're a plainclothes Rocket. A bit later on, you'll find a plainclothes Rocket at the end of the Nugget Bridge, so Miguel clearly wasn't about to take any chances.
* RareCandy: The TropeNamer. Rare Candies are rare items which, when given to a Pokémon, increase that Mon's level by one instantly.
* ReassignedToAntarctica: Grumbles one turncoat Scientist in Silph Co.:
-->'''Scientist Taylor''': That rotten PRESIDENT! He shouldn't have sent me to the TIKSI BRANCH!\\
''[you defeat him and then talk to him again]''\\
'''Scientist Taylor''': TIKSI BRANCH? It's in Russian no man's land!
* SequenceBreaking:
** Lt. Surge, Erika, Koga, Sabrina, and Blaine can be fought in nearly any order. The only constraint is that you have to beat Koga to get to Blaine, since Surf is required.
** The Game Corner Rocket Hideout can be skipped entirely by using a Poké Doll on the Marowak ghost in the Pokémon Tower.
* ShoutOut:
** When you first start the game, watch the TV in your house. [[Film/StandByMe It shows four boys walking along railroad tracks, and based on your mom's dialogue about children leaving home...]]
** Bill merged with a Pokémon as a result of a failed experiment with a teleporter in reference to ''Film/TheFly''.
** When you first encounter him, one Hiker trainer in Rock Tunnel says, "Hit me with your best shot!" After the battle, he says, "[[{{Music/PatBenatar}} Fired away!]]"
** In the Rock Tunnel, one of the Pokémaniac's (Pokémaniac Ashton in ''[=FireRed=] and [=LeafGreen=]'') introduction quotes is "[[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam Pokémon fight! Ready, go!]]"
* SidetrackedByTheGoldSaucer: In an in-universe example, every Gym has an NPC standing near the entrance who offers general advice about the Gym's leader -- except in Celadon City, where he's too busy playing slots at the Rocket Game Corner.
* SinglePaletteTown: Every town (except for Pallet Town) is named after one particular color. If played on a SuperGameBoy (or, in case of ''Pokémon Yellow'', on a GameBoyColor) the screen changes its pallet to match the current town.
* SocializationBonus: Like many monster collecting games, trading is necessary to catch 'em all and ''Pokémon'' took a step further by having four Pokémon (Machoke, Graveler, Kadabra, Haunter) only evolve when traded. There is no other reason for this to be implemented other than to encourage trading among players.
* SpitefulAI: Due to AIRoulette, Trainers may have their last party member use [[TakingYouwithMe Selfdestruct or Explosion]].
%%* StandardRPGItems: Pretty much every one listed on the trope page has an equivalent here.
%%* SuicidalOverconfidence: "Go, my super bug Pokémon!"
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: One of the Rockets gives us this gem.
--> "Don't touch the poster at the Game Corner! There's no secret switch behind it!"
* TakeThat: When starting a new game within the English versions of the game, before entering the characters' names, the player's name is initialized to [[Creator/{{Nintendo}} NINTEN]] and the rival's name to {{SONY}}.
* TeaserEquipment: The bicycle. When you first arrive in Cerulean City, it is on display for 1 million Pokédollars (one Pokédollar more than your carrying capacity). After advancing the plot in the next town, you get a voucher to acquire one for free.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl:
** Among the Gym Leaders, Misty (the tomboyish mermaid) and Erika (the nature-loving princess). Their strategies and their types also make the distinction between their personalities clear: Misty wields a Staryu and a Starmie, the latter especially that can wipe the floor with your Pokémon rather easily if you're not prepared, and Erika uses comparatively easy Grass-type Pokémon that, if you have a Fire-type, a Grass-type that knows at least one non-Grass-type move, or a Flying-type, should be a breeze to defeat by comparison.
** Picnickers and Lasses also share this dynamic; it even shows in their battle sprites.
* TooAwesomeToUse:
** The Master Ball will catch any Pokémon without fail, but you only get one.
** Some rare healing items like Max Revives and PP restoring items like Ethers and Elixirs cannot be purchased from any store, only found in the overworld lying around.
* UnprovokedPervertPayback: Lasses and some Picnickers in Kanto have a thing for overreacting to things you may or may not had done before battle.
-->'''Lass Robin''': ''(after approaching the player from a few steps away)'' Eek! Did you touch me?
* UpdatedRerelease: As mentioned above, the international ''Red'' and ''Blue'' versions are actually based on the updated game engine of Japan's updated rerelease, importing the version differences from the original Japanese ''Red'' and ''Green'' versions. Eight versions of the original game were eventually released:
** '''''Red Version''''' and '''''Green Version''''' were the original pair, released in Japan.
** '''''Blue Version''''' was the original "third game", updated from the first pair, also released only in Japan.
** '''''Red Version''''' and '''''Blue Version''''' were the first two games released internationally, based on again-updated code from Japanese ''Blue'' and the differences between the original ''Red'' and ''Green''.
** '''''Yellow Version''''' was released both in and outside Japan, updated yet again from ''Red'' and ''Blue'' as the third game internationally and the fourth in Japan.
* UtilityWeapon: Several moves have uses outside of battle that can be utilized to get around obstacles, as transportion, or even healing.
** [=HM01=] Cut removes certain trees that block the path. The trees will grow back after you leave the area.
** [=HM02=] Fly [[WarpWhistle will transport you to any town you've visited the Pokémon Center of.]]
** [=HM03=] Surf lets you move across water.
** [=HM04=] Strength allows you to push certain boulders.
** [=HM05=] Flash lights up dark caves.
** [=TM28=] Dig will take you to the last Pokémon Center you visited if used in a cave.
** [=TM30=] Teleport will take you to the last healing spot (Pokémon Center or your house) you visited when used outside (but not in a town/city).
** [=TM41=] Softboiled will transfer 20% of the owner's HP to another Pokémon.
%%* WakeUpCallBoss: Brock, which is sort of a given in his role as the 1st gym leader. Other than your starter, every Pokémon you can catch up to this point are ComMons who will have difficulty dealing damage to Brock's Rock-type Pokémon. Even if you chose Bulbasaur or Squirtle as your starter, you'll need to [[LevelGrinding Level Grind]] them a bit before they can reliably sweep both of Brock's Pokémon. And because a [[NPCRoadblock NPC will block you from advancing past Pewter City before beating Brock]], you're stuck level grinding on only the weak ComMons and Bug Catchers.
* WarpWhistle: The move Fly will allow you to return to any Pokémon Center you've already visited when used outside of battle. It can only be used outdoors, however.
* WeCanRuleTogether: The Rocket grunt at the end of Cerulean Bridge wishes to recruit you into Team Rocket after seeing you battle.
* WhereItAllBegan:
** The map is naturally designed to send you back to your hometown of Pallet after you get the Volcano Badge.
** Viridian City, the first town you arrive at after Pallet, is also the location of the 8th Gym and where the road to the Indigo Plateau starts.
* WhipItGood: The Ace Trainers (then named Cooltrainers), Tamers, Rocket Grunts, Cue Balls, and Sabrina all have whips in their battle sprites.
%%* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: The ghost Marowak.
%%* {{Yakuza}}: Team Rocket. Changed to TheMafia outside of Japan.
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* AdaptationalHeroism: Damien isn't as much of an uncaring {{Jerkass}} as he is in the anime, as he actively knows he's a lousy trainer and figures his Charmander deserves better.
%%* AmericanKirbyIsHardcore: Compare the [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/File:Yellow_EN_boxart.jpg US and international covers]] with the [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/File:Yellow_JP_boxart.png Japanese cover.]]
* CanonDiscontinuity: Pretty much every change in this version was ignored by ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'', which instead derived everything Kanto-based from ''Red and Blue'' aside from Red's team (Pikachu + three starters). ''[=FireRed=]'' and ''[=LeafGreen=]'' also incorporate very little of ''Yellow'''s gameplay.
* CanonImmigrant: A few characters from the anime can be found in early routes, like AJ and Giselle. Melanie and a much nicer Damien show up to give you Bulbasaur and Charmander as well. Officer Jenny and Nurse Joy show up too. And, of course, there's Jessie and James, who are recurring enemies. Because of game mechanics, though, they aren't named.
* ConvenientWeaknessPlacement: Those mentioned from ''Red and Blue'' are still present, but more are added here. In particular, you can now catch a Mankey on Route 22 near Viridian City. The Fighting-type Mankey is extremely helpful when battling Brock, whose Rock/Ground-types are immune or resistant to all of Pikachu's moves.
* IdleAnimation: Pikachu will start to look around randomly if you leave your character alone for a while, or jump or spin around after you jump down a ledge and leave Pikachu above.
* MythologyGag: Due to being a RecursiveAdaptation of the [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} anime]].
** The first default name listed for the player character and rival are Ash and Gary, respectively.
** The Weedle evolutionary line is not available, referencing Ash miserably failing to catch them early on.
** The Ekans, Koffing, and Meowth lines cannot be caught since they are owned by [[TerribleTrio the Team Rocket Trio]]. Said trio is also a recurring mini-boss.
** Pikachu is your starter, will walk behind you in the overworld, and refuse to evolve into Raichu (this part can be subverted by trading Pikachu to another game), just like with Ash. Its cry is even replaced with PokemonSpeak provided by its anime voice actor, Creator/IkueOtani.
** The original three starters can be obtained from [=NPC=]s in situations similar to how Ash got his.
** Brock, Misty, and the rival uses their anime designs.
** The Gym Leaders' teams have been edited to copy/resemble their anime counterparts. This includes cutting Lt. Surge's team down to only Raichu and giving Giovanni a Persian for all of his battles.
* RoleReprisal: Creator/IkueOtani reprises her role as Pikachu, albeit bitcrushed.
* SequelDifficultySpike:
** Because your starter is a Pikachu, you're likely going to have a much tougher time dealing with Brock than in ''Red and Blue''. Fortunately, Nidoran learns Double Kick at a lower level than ''Red and Blue'', and you also have the option to pick up a Mankey on Route 22.
** The last four Gym leaders had their levels buffed to be in the fifties. Most noticeable with Koga, as his team was in the mid-thirties in ''Red and Blue''.
** In general, the [=NPCs=] took more advantage of [=TMs=] after largely relying on their Pokémon's natural learnsets in ''Red and Blue''.
* WakeUpCallBoss: Surprisingly, Misty serves as the wake-up call here. Several nifty tricks were added to help you get past Brock (which is necessary, as each of his mons are immune or resistant to everything a reasonably leveled Pikachu can throw at it by this point.) Most players will go into Cerulean City Gym with a spring in their step, ready to wipe the floor with Misty's Water-types using their juiced up Pikachu. They are in for a world of hurt, as Misty's Pokémon are ludicrously over-leveled. Her Starmie in particular has ridiculous numbers of hit points and can absorb 3+ super-effective Thundershocks while sweeping your entire team in one shot apiece.
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* AdultFear: Lostelle's father is sick with worry that she hasn't returned home yet. You find her weeping, lost deep in a forest, being pursued by a wild Hypno.
* AscendedMeme: Many new features and secrets seem to call back to the wild rumors that surrounded the original games. For instance, Bill granting you access to a new area (in this case, the [[SideQuest Sevii Islands]]) and the ability to find something by the truck near the S.S. Anne.
* {{Bowdlerize}}
** Gambler-class trainers had their titles changed to ''gamer'', leading to things like, "I'm a rambling, gaming dude!" That [[SubvertedRhymeEveryOccasion subverted rhyme]] aside, the change is less jarring considering that gambling is often referred to as "gaming" nowadays (i.e. Indian ''gaming'', the Las Vegas ''Gaming'' Commission, etc.).
** Lavender Town's Pokémon Tower had a possessed woman say "Give...me...your...all"; contrast with the original line, which is "Give...me...your...soul." This particular instance of Bowdlerization seems a bit [[ZigZaggingTrope unpredictable]], as there's another woman whose line remains as "Give...me...blood." in all versions.
** Rocket Grunts called you a little rat in the original version, which was changed to a little mouse in the remakes.
* ConsoleCameo: Instead of updating the SNES in the player's bedroom from the original ''Red/Blue'' to a newer console, it is changed to an older one. (A [[Main/NintendoEntertainmentSystem NES]] to be specific.)
* CrutchCharacter: As mentioned above, the Bug-types Butterfree and Beedrill still qualify. However, Butterfree gets an even bigger boost now thanks to its "Compound Eyes" ability. This makes its [[StandardStatusEffects status effect inducing]] "powder" attacks significantly more accurate. It can now cripple opposing Pokémon with Paralysis and Poison more easily and put wild Pokémon to Sleep with greater success, making them easier to catch. The addition of this ability takes it from a crutch to near-DiscOneNuke territory.
* DamnYouMuscleMemory: Players who rushed to the top floor of the Celadon Department Store to buy drinks for the thirsty guards will be disappointed since the guards in FRLG accept hot tea instead, which is obtained from an old lady in the building next to the Pokémon Center.
* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: Key items from Ruby and Sapphire, while unavailable via standard methods, have descriptions different than they were in Ruby and Sapphire. For example, the Scanner:
-->'''RSE''': A device found inside the Abandoned Ship. \\
'''FRLG''': A device used to search for life-forms in water. [[UselessItem It looks too difficult to use]].
%% The "buy it or die" message was added by a hacker and is not present in the game as released by Nintendo.
* DueToTheDead: On Five Island, there is a memorial for a dead Onix nicknamed Tectonix. The Player can set down a lemonade next to the one that is already there. This earns gratitude from the Trainer next to you, and he gives you [=TM42=] Facade as a thanks.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness:
** When it comes to the music, [=FireRed/LeafGreen=] are the only games post-[[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Ruby and Sapphire]] not to have the Pokémart theme introduced in the Hoenn games and the only post-Ruby and Sapphire games not to include the expanded portion of the Hall of Fame theme introduced in Ruby and Sapphire. Even the remakes of VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver had them retconned into the games (to the point where there's a GB Sounds equivalent of the Pokémart theme). It's also the only remakes to recycle the gym theme from the mainline generation games - all the other remakes either have their own remix of the theme (in the case of [[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver HeartGold/SoulSilver]]) or uses an updated version of the original game's incarnation (in the case of [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire]]).
** The ability to teach your final form starter Pokémon Frenzy Plant, Blast Burn or Hydro Cannon to your starter Pokémon was introduced within these games. However, unlike in later generations, only the Kanto starters could learn them.
** The remakes are the only remakes not to include a duplicate of the main game's Battle [=Tower/Battle=] Frontier analogue - ''[[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver HeartGold and SoulSilver]]'' has the resident Battle Tower replaced with the duplicate of the Sinnoh Battle Frontier while ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire]]'' replaces the Battle Tower of the original games with a replica of Kalos' Battle Maison[[note]]The Hoenn Battle Frontier's still canon, as well as Hoenn's original Battle Tower. However, They had both been retconned into being under development by the time the main games take place[[/note]].
** The remakes are the only remakes where the opposite gendered player character doesn't appear in-story, and thus, the only games where you don't get to see the {{canon name}}s of both playable characters in-game - ''[[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver HeartGold and SoulSilver]]'' retcons the opposite gendered playable character in the story (as well as retconned the canon name of the male playable character) and the original opposite gendered playable character of ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Ruby and Sapphire]]'' reprises their role as a rival in ''Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire''.
* ExtendedGameplay: After defeating the Elite Four, the Sevii Islands start opening more so than after Blaine was defeated. The islands are one of the few places in the third generation games where you can capture Johto (or Hoenn) Pokémon.
* ForcedTutorial:
** Professor Oak insists on explaining how a Pokémon battle works during your initial battle with your Rival, and before you even play the game, there are mandatory introductory screens showing you [[ViewersAreMorons which buttons do what]] and telling you about the world of Pokémon in even greater detail than Professor Oak.
** In Pallet Town, a certain woman wants to show you what's written on a newly-placed sign near the lab. You will not be able to leave Pallet Town unless you either read the sign or hear her recite what it says -- and all it says is "Press Start to open the menu".
* FunWithPalindromes: The passwords for the Rocket Headquarters on Five Island are "GOLDEEN need log" and "Yes, nah, CHANSEY".
* GameplayAndStorySegregation: There's one ranger on Seven Island who claims that city trainers (meaning trainers from Kanto) "sure are tough". This is despite the fact that the Sevii Islands are the ExtendedGameplay, so any trainers living on them are guaranteed to be inherently better than nearly any Kanto trainer.
* InconsistentDub: In the corner of Fuschia City is a young girl named "Charine", who self identifies as Koga's daughter in training. [[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Janine]], you mean?
* LastDiscMagic: These games started a trend of including a late-game move tutor who will teach your fully evolved starter (and ''only'' your fully evolved starter) an elemental version of Hyper Beam depending on your starter's type. In FR/LG, the tutor in question is located on the Sevii Islands which are inaccessible until you defeat Blaine, the 7th gym leader.
%%* LevelGrinding: Albeit nowhere near the frustration of the originals, you're still going to spend the bulk of your playtime just grinding.
* MythologyGag: During the credits, the Generation 1 mascots are shown changing from the in-game sprites to poses they had on the Japanese boxart of their respective games.
* NoNameGiven: The female player character doesn't have an official name. Most fans have settled on Leaf.
* NowWhereWasIGoingAgain: Resuming your saved game gives you a quick recap about some of the things you were doing before you saved and quit.
* OptionalStealth: If you run, you will draw the attention of most trainers. They will turn to the side you are about to pass them by and challenge you to a battle. Walking allows the player a chance to slip by them.
* PinkGirlBlueBoy: The speech text for most non-player characters in non-Japanese versions is color-coded this way - males will have blue text and females will have red text.
* PlayableEpilogue: Upgrades the original games' EndGamePlus into one. Cerulean Cave still opens the same way, but there are other changes as well. More of the Sevii Islands open up for exploration and you can start to catch Pokémon not native to Kanto.
* {{Retcon}}: In the original versions, there were only 151 known Pokémon in the ''whole world''. In the GameBoyAdvance remakes, this was changed to there being only 151 Pokémon known to inhabit the Kanto region.
* ShoutOut: Similar to the ''Film/StandByMe'' shout out present in the originals, you'll instead get one to ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' if you play as a female character in the remakes.
* SignificantAnagram: "Tanoby" is an anagram of "botany" and the Tanoby Chambers are named after plants. The Japanese name is an anagram of Nanakusa and the chambers are named after [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nanakusa-no-sekku Nanakusa-no-sekku]].
* ViewersAreMorons: The TeachyTV is a permanent key item, but all it does is tell you the basic game mechanics (In case one forgets)

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