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* You know that episode of [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} the anime]] where Ash's Pikachu beat Lt. Surge's Raichu by simply using speed and evasion over power? It's possible to do that in ''Yellow''; just have your Pikachu start with Thunder Wave and make it spam Double Team until it's near-impossible for Raichu to attack. Then just keep whaling on it with Quick Attack. It may be a cheap tactic, but name one other time where you can follow the anime like this (except for the whole "using its tail to dodge Thunderbolt" thing, of course; ''that's'' something that's only possible in the anime).

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* You know that episode of [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} the anime]] ''Anime/PokemonTheOriginalSeries'' where Ash's Pikachu beat Lt. Surge's Raichu by simply using speed and evasion over power? It's possible to do that in ''Yellow''; just have your Pikachu start with Thunder Wave and make it spam Double Team until it's near-impossible for Raichu to attack. Then just keep whaling on it with Quick Attack. It may be a cheap tactic, but name one other time where you can follow the anime like this (except for the whole "using its tail to dodge Thunderbolt" thing, of course; ''that's'' something that's only possible in the anime).


*** On another meta level, Red truly embodies the player character and any longtime fans of the franchise. You start out as young trainer like he did, and you gradually grow stronger and stronger throughout the game. By GS, he's quite possibly the most powerful Pokemon Trainer in the world, being extremely experienced and seasoned. His team are all Pokemon you can get in Pokemon Yellow, a great testament to his roots. As you gets older he ages with you, and by the time gen 7 rolled around, he's in his twenties, about the age of anyone who started with the originals would be. He is always there as a representation of the player themselves, paying homage to the series's roots and many people's first games as the original protagonist. And despite all the changes the franchise has undergone, deep down it's still a fun game where your goal is to get stronger and catch 'em all. His presence can be seen as a grand tribute to long-time fans of the franchise, thanking them for sticking with the game for over 20 years, and showing how far the franchise, and the player has come. Red was the first connection between the player and the Pokemon world. They're your Pokemon and your actions. Red is and always has been your conduit and has always represented the player character, no matter where he is. You aren't just playing as Red. You ARE Red.

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*** On another meta level, Red truly embodies the player character and any longtime fans of the franchise. You start out as young trainer like he did, and you gradually grow stronger and stronger throughout the game. By GS, he's quite possibly the most powerful Pokemon Trainer in the world, being extremely experienced and seasoned. His team are all Pokemon you can get in Pokemon Yellow, a great testament to his roots. As you gets older he ages with you, and by the time gen 7 rolled around, he's in his twenties, about the age of anyone who started with the originals would be. He is always there as a representation of the player themselves, paying homage to the series's series' roots and many people's first games as the original protagonist. And despite all the changes the franchise has undergone, deep down it's still a fun game where your goal is to get stronger and catch 'em all. His presence can be seen as a grand tribute to long-time fans of the franchise, thanking them for sticking with the game for over 20 years, and showing how far the franchise, and the player has come. Red was the first connection between the player and the Pokemon world. They're your Pokemon and your actions. Red is and always has been your conduit and has always represented the player character, no matter where he is. You aren't just playing as Red. You ARE Red.



** The company has been taken over by Team Rocket at that point and it's up to you and your pokemon to liberate it. So how do you do it? Sneak past the guard while he's asleep and charge in head on. It's hard not to feel like a badass [[KidHero kid hero]] when you're charging through the biggest dungeon in the game, tossing and destroying mooks and admins along the way, while opening doors to free the workers with the Card Key you found. The fast-paced music helps along the way. Made even better in the remakes when you're allowed to run in the building, to add to the sense of urgency and make it feel like you're raiding the building, and [[ImplacableMan nothing can stand in your way.]]

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** The company has been taken over by Team Rocket at that point and it's up to you and your pokemon Pokémon to liberate it. So how do you do it? Sneak past the guard while he's asleep and charge in head on. It's hard not to feel like a badass [[KidHero kid hero]] when you're charging through the biggest dungeon in the game, tossing and destroying mooks and admins along the way, while opening doors to free the workers with the Card Key you found. The fast-paced music helps along the way. Made even better in the remakes when you're allowed to run in the building, to add to the sense of urgency and make it feel like you're raiding the building, and [[ImplacableMan nothing can stand in your way.]]



** You're first introduced right after you beat the Cinnabar gym. There, Bill takes you to the Islands and gives you a Tri-Pass to travel between them. There, you can see Pokemon from other regions, as well as many other great areas to explore and discover.

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** You're first introduced right after you beat the Cinnabar gym. There, Bill takes you to the Islands and gives you a Tri-Pass to travel between them. There, you can see Pokemon Pokémon from other regions, as well as many other great areas to explore and discover.



** When you find the sapphire, however, you find out that a scientist named Gideon has been trailing you the entire time, and snatches the sapphire before you can grab it, while you're helpless to do anything about it because of CutsceneIncompetence (though he does mention that Red is giving him a {{death glare}} while he takes it). What do you do in response? You ''raid the Rocket Base until you find him, using codes you obtained earlier in the game from some mooks and [[IdiotBall ironically]] [[WhatAnIdiot Gideon]] himself, in "exchange" for stealing the sapphire.''

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** When you find the sapphire, however, you find out that a scientist named Gideon has been trailing you the entire time, and snatches the sapphire before you can grab it, while you're helpless to do anything about it because of CutsceneIncompetence (though he does mention that Red or Leaf is giving him a {{death glare}} while he takes it). What do you do in response? You ''raid the Rocket Base until you find him, using codes you obtained earlier in the game from some mooks and [[IdiotBall ironically]] [[WhatAnIdiot Gideon]] himself, in "exchange" for stealing the sapphire.''



** Dexoys' introduction is pretty badass as well. You get off the boat and are greeted by a triangle. One you walk up to it and interact with it, it heats up and moves a few steps away. If you get to it in the least amount of steps possible, it'll move again and get even warmer. Continue this process until it's back in the center. Interact with it again and it will burst open, revealing Deoxys.

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** Dexoys' Deoxys's introduction is pretty badass as well. You get off the boat and are greeted by a triangle. One you walk up to it and interact with it, it heats up and moves a few steps away. If you get to it in the least amount of steps possible, it'll move again and get even warmer. Continue this process until it's back in the center. Interact with it again and it will burst open, revealing Deoxys.


*** On another meta level, Red truly embodies the player character and any longtime fans of the franchise. You start out as young trainer like he did, and you gradually grow stronger and stronger throughout the game. By GS, he's quite possibly the most powerful Pokemon Trainer in the world, being extremely experienced and seasoned. His team are all Pokemon you can get in Pokemon Yellow, a great testament to his roots. As you gets older he ages with you, and by the time gen 7 rolled around, he's in his twenties, about the age of anyone who started with the originals would be. He is always there as a representation of the player themselves, paying homage to the series's roots and many people's first games as the original protagonist. And despite all the changes the franchise has undergone, deep down it's still a fun game where your goal is to get stronger and catch 'em all. His presence can be seen a grand tribute to long time fans of the franchise, thanking them for sticking with the game for over 20 years, and showing how far the franchise, and the player has come. Red was the first connection between the player and the Pokemon world. They're your Pokemon and your actions. Red is and always has been your conduit and has always represented the player character, no matter where he is. You aren't just playing as Red. You ARE Red.

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*** On another meta level, Red truly embodies the player character and any longtime fans of the franchise. You start out as young trainer like he did, and you gradually grow stronger and stronger throughout the game. By GS, he's quite possibly the most powerful Pokemon Trainer in the world, being extremely experienced and seasoned. His team are all Pokemon you can get in Pokemon Yellow, a great testament to his roots. As you gets older he ages with you, and by the time gen 7 rolled around, he's in his twenties, about the age of anyone who started with the originals would be. He is always there as a representation of the player themselves, paying homage to the series's roots and many people's first games as the original protagonist. And despite all the changes the franchise has undergone, deep down it's still a fun game where your goal is to get stronger and catch 'em all. His presence can be seen as a grand tribute to long time long-time fans of the franchise, thanking them for sticking with the game for over 20 years, and showing how far the franchise, and the player has come. Red was the first connection between the player and the Pokemon world. They're your Pokemon and your actions. Red is and always has been your conduit and has always represented the player character, no matter where he is. You aren't just playing as Red. You ARE Red.


** After you beat the Elite Four a second time, you can come back and find that Celio needs your help to build a machine that allows him to establish a connection with the Hoenn region (The game's way of letting you trade with the Hoenn games). You solve a series of ridiculous maze puzzles to find the ruby and sapphire to power Celio's machine.

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** After you beat the Elite Four a second time, Four, and have 60 Pokémon caught, you can come back and find that Celio needs your help to build a machine that allows him to establish a connection with the Hoenn region (The game's way of letting you trade with the Hoenn games). You solve a series of ridiculous maze puzzles to find the ruby and sapphire to power Celio's machine.


** There, if you have [[ThePowerOfFriendship max happiness with your starter Pokemon]] you can teach them [[SecretArt the ultimate move of their type which can only be learned by starter Pokemon:]] Blast Burn, Hydro Cannon, and Frenzy Plant, insanely powerful elemental variations of the move [[FrickinLaserBeams Hyper Beam]], a powerful 150-base power Normal-type attack that requires a turn to recharge afterwards. Due to being the same type as your starter, as well as going off their naturally higher Special Attack stats (No physical/Special split meant Hyper Beam was physical), the power difference ends up being astonishing.

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** There, if you have [[ThePowerOfFriendship max happiness with your starter Pokemon]] you can teach them [[SecretArt the ultimate move of their type which can only be learned by starter Pokemon:]] Blast Burn, Hydro Cannon, and Frenzy Plant, insanely powerful elemental variations of the move [[FrickinLaserBeams [[EnergyWeapon Hyper Beam]], a powerful 150-base power Normal-type attack that requires a turn to recharge afterwards. Due to being the same type as your starter, as well as going off their naturally higher Special Attack stats (No physical/Special split meant Hyper Beam was physical), the power difference ends up being astonishing.


** When you find the sapphire, however, you find out that a scientist named Gideon has been trailing you the entire time, and snatches the sapphire before you can grab it, while you're helpless to do anything about it because of CutsceneIncompetence (though he does mention that Red is giving him a [[DeathGlare death glare]] while he takes it. What do you do in response? You ''raid the Rocket Base until you find him, using codes you obtained earlier in the game from some mooks and [[IdiotBall ironically]] [[WhatAnIdiot Gideon]] himself, in "exchange" for stealing the sapphire.''

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** When you find the sapphire, however, you find out that a scientist named Gideon has been trailing you the entire time, and snatches the sapphire before you can grab it, while you're helpless to do anything about it because of CutsceneIncompetence (though he does mention that Red is giving him a [[DeathGlare death glare]] {{death glare}} while he takes it.it). What do you do in response? You ''raid the Rocket Base until you find him, using codes you obtained earlier in the game from some mooks and [[IdiotBall ironically]] [[WhatAnIdiot Gideon]] himself, in "exchange" for stealing the sapphire.''


*** This also makes him the only protagonist to appear in every generation except for generation 6, both as a player character and NPC (The player character in [[PokemonRedandBlue RBY]] in gen 1, The [[FinalBoss Final Boss]] of [[PokemonGoldAndSilver GS]] in gen 2, the player character ''again'' in [[PokemonRedAndBlue FRLG]] in gen 3, being remakes of the originals, the final boss again in [[PokemonGoldandSilver HGSS]] in gen 4, being remakes of GS, a competitor at the Pokemon World Tournament in [[PokemonBlackandWhite2 BW2]] in gen 5, and a battler at the Battle Tree in [[PokemonSunandMoon SM]] in gen 7. This guy's seen it all.

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*** This also makes him the only protagonist to appear in every generation except for generation 6, both as a player character and NPC (The player character in [[PokemonRedandBlue [[VideoGame/PokemonRedandBlue RBY]] in gen 1, The [[FinalBoss Final Boss]] Boss of [[PokemonGoldAndSilver [[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver GS]] in gen 2, the player character ''again'' in [[PokemonRedAndBlue [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue FRLG]] in gen 3, being remakes of the originals, the final boss again in [[PokemonGoldandSilver [[VideoGame/PokemonGoldandSilver HGSS]] in gen 4, being remakes of GS, a competitor at the Pokemon World Tournament in [[PokemonBlackandWhite2 [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackandWhite2 BW2]] in gen 5, and a battler at the Battle Tree in [[PokemonSunandMoon [[VideoGame/PokemonSunandMoon SM]] in gen 7. This guy's seen it all.

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*** Even better still if you take a [[ItsPersonal Cubone]] with you into the fight.


** To make things better, getting the codes not only allows you to find him by entering the base, where [[EpicFail he is hiding]], [[NiceJobFixingItVillain but it allows you to bust Archer and Team Rocket's remnants' entire operation to bring back Team Rocket]], and spectacularly foil their plans to wait for Giovanni (who's already said that he would disband Team Rocket).*** You then proceed to kick his ass in sweet revenge after you've beaten up all of his mooks and Admin Archer. It is quite [[CatharsisFactor satisfying]] to pummel the man that cheated you out of the [[FetchQuest fetch quest]] you spent a lengthy amount of time doing.

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** To make things better, getting the codes not only allows you to find him by entering the base, where [[EpicFail he is hiding]], [[NiceJobFixingItVillain but it allows you to bust Archer and Team Rocket's remnants' entire operation to bring back Team Rocket]], and spectacularly foil their plans to wait for Giovanni (who's already said that he would disband Team Rocket).Rocket).
*** You then proceed to kick his ass in sweet revenge after you've beaten up all of his mooks and Admin Archer. It is quite [[CatharsisFactor satisfying]] to pummel the man that cheated you out of the [[FetchQuest fetch quest]] you spent a lengthy amount of time doing.


** To make things better, getting the codes not only allows you to find him by entering the base, where [[EpicFail he is hiding]], [[NiceJobFixingItVillain but it allows you to bust Archer and Team Rocket's remnants' entire operation to bring back Team Rocket]], and spectacularly foil their plans to wait for Giovanni (who's already said that he would disband Team Rocket).
*** Although this is kind of a [[ForegoneConclusion foregone conclusion]], as if you've played the gen II games, you'll know that Giovanni reforms Team Rocket with Archer as his admin.
*** You then proceed to kick his ass in sweet revenge after you've beaten up all of his mooks and Admin Archer. It is quite [[CatharsisFactor satisfying]] to pummel the man that cheated you out of the [[FetchQuest fetch quest]] you spent a lengthy amount of time doing.

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** To make things better, getting the codes not only allows you to find him by entering the base, where [[EpicFail he is hiding]], [[NiceJobFixingItVillain but it allows you to bust Archer and Team Rocket's remnants' entire operation to bring back Team Rocket]], and spectacularly foil their plans to wait for Giovanni (who's already said that he would disband Team Rocket).
*** Although this is kind of a [[ForegoneConclusion foregone conclusion]], as if you've played the gen II games, you'll know that Giovanni reforms Team Rocket with Archer as his admin.
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** To make it even better, you can get this move right before [[spoiler:confronting a gang of bikers on another island.]] You can then proceed to wipe the floor with them using your insanely overpowered starter and kick them off the island.

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** To make it even better, you can get this move right before [[spoiler:confronting confronting a gang of bikers on another island.]] island. You can then proceed to wipe the floor with them using your insanely overpowered starter and kick them off the island.


** You're first introduced right after you beat the Cinnabar gym.]] There, [[spoiler:Bill takes you to the Islands and gives you a Tri-Pass to travel between them.]] There, you can see Pokemon from other regions, as well as many other great areas to explore and discover.

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** You're first introduced right after you beat the Cinnabar gym.]] There, [[spoiler:Bill Bill takes you to the Islands and gives you a Tri-Pass to travel between them.]] them. There, you can see Pokemon from other regions, as well as many other great areas to explore and discover.



** After you beat the [[spoiler:Elite Four a second time]], you can come back and find that Celio needs your help to build a machine that allows him to establish a connection with the Hoenn region (The game's way of letting you trade with the Hoenn games). You solve a series of ridiculous maze puzzles to find the [[spoiler:ruby]] and [[spoiler:sapphire]] to power Celio's machine
** When you find the [[spoiler:sapphire]], however, you find out that [[spoiler:a scientist named Gideon has been trailing you the entire time,]] and [[spoiler:snatches the sapphire before you can grab it]], while you're helpless to do anything about it because of [[CutsceneIncompetence Cutscene Incompetence]] (though he does mention that Red is giving him a [[DeathGlare death glare]] while he [[spoiler:takes it]]. What do you do in response? You [[spoiler:''raid the Rocket Base until you find him, using codes you obtained earlier in the game from some mooks and [[IdiotBall ironically]] [[WhatAnIdiot Gideon]] himself, in "exchange" for stealing the sapphire.'']]
** To make things better, [[spoiler:getting the codes not only allows you to find him by entering the base, where [[EpicFail he is hiding]], [[NiceJobFixingItVillain but it allows you to bust Archer and Team Rocket's remnants' entire operation to bring back Team Rocket]], and spectacularly foil their plans to wait for Giovanni (who's already said that he would disband Team Rocket)]]

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** After you beat the [[spoiler:Elite Elite Four a second time]], time, you can come back and find that Celio needs your help to build a machine that allows him to establish a connection with the Hoenn region (The game's way of letting you trade with the Hoenn games). You solve a series of ridiculous maze puzzles to find the [[spoiler:ruby]] ruby and [[spoiler:sapphire]] sapphire to power Celio's machine
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*** You then proceed to kick his ass in sweet revenge after you've beaten up all of his mooks and [[spoiler:Admin Archer]]. It is quite [[CatharsisFactor satisfying]] to pummel the man that cheated you out of the [[FetchQuest fetch quest]] you spent a lengthy amount of time doing.

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*** You then proceed to kick his ass in sweet revenge after you've beaten up all of his mooks and [[spoiler:Admin Archer]].Admin Archer. It is quite [[CatharsisFactor satisfying]] to pummel the man that cheated you out of the [[FetchQuest fetch quest]] you spent a lengthy amount of time doing.



** Awesome on a meta level if you're playing [[PokemonRedandBlue FireRed]], as the [[spoiler:Deoxys form is Attack meaning that it is essentially Deoxys's most powerful form]].
** [[spoiler:Dexoy's]] introduction is pretty badass as well. You get off the boat and are greeted by a triangle. One you walk up to it and interact with it, it heats up and moves a few steps away. If you get to it in the least amount of steps possible, it'll move again and get even warmer. Continue this process until it's back in the center. Interact with it again and it will burst open, revealing [[spoiler: Deoxys]]

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** Awesome on a meta level if you're playing [[PokemonRedandBlue FireRed]], as the [[spoiler:Deoxys Deoxys form is Attack meaning that it is essentially Deoxys's most powerful form]].
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** [[spoiler:Dexoy's]] Dexoys' introduction is pretty badass as well. You get off the boat and are greeted by a triangle. One you walk up to it and interact with it, it heats up and moves a few steps away. If you get to it in the least amount of steps possible, it'll move again and get even warmer. Continue this process until it's back in the center. Interact with it again and it will burst open, revealing [[spoiler: Deoxys]]Deoxys.


** The company has been taken over by Team Rocket at that point and it's up to you and your pokemon to liberate it. So how do you do it? Sneak past the guard while he's asleep and charge in head on. It's hard not to feel like a badass [[KidHero kid hero]] when you're charging through the biggest dungeon in the game, tossing and destroying mooks and admins along the way, while opening doors to free the workers with the Card Key you found.]] The fast-paced music helps along the way. Made even better in the remakes when you're allowed to run in the building, to add to the sense of urgency and make it feel like you're raiding the building, and [[ImplacableMan nothing can stand in your way.

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** The company has been taken over by Team Rocket at that point and it's up to you and your pokemon to liberate it. So how do you do it? Sneak past the guard while he's asleep and charge in head on. It's hard not to feel like a badass [[KidHero kid hero]] when you're charging through the biggest dungeon in the game, tossing and destroying mooks and admins along the way, while opening doors to free the workers with the Card Key you found.]] The fast-paced music helps along the way. Made even better in the remakes when you're allowed to run in the building, to add to the sense of urgency and make it feel like you're raiding the building, and [[ImplacableMan nothing can stand in your way.]]

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