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A recap page for the Red, Blue, and Yellow Pokémon video-games.

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Pokémon RED and BLUE

    1) Introduction 

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Pokémon Trainer, Red

Within the Kanto region of the Pokémon world, the player takes on the character of Red, who sets off to begin his Pokémon journey from Pallet Town. Upon leaving his house, Red steps into the tall grass outside the town, but is stopped by Professor Oak, who warns Red that he can't begin his journey without a Pokémon by his side. Professor Oak takes Red back to his lab where his grandson, Blue, who's also Red's rival, is seen waiting to have his first Pokémon provided to him as well.

Offering Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle, to begin their journey, Red is the first to make his choice. Blue then makes his Pokémon choice which will always be the one that is super-effective to the Pokémon that Red chose.

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    2) Oak's Parcel 

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Blue challenges Red to their first battle

Before leaving the lab, Blue challenges Red to their very first Pokémon battle between their two starters. After battling Blue, Red departs from Pallet Town, and heads north through Route 1 to reach Viridian City, but can't proceed any further due to the path being blocked by a grumpy old man. Here, Red instead makes a stop at the Viridian City Poké Mart where the clerk notices that Red is someone who came from Pallet Town. The clerk provides Red with a package order known as Oak's Parcel, and asks for Red to head back, and deliver it to Oak.

Red returns to the Pallet Town lab, and hands over the Parcel to Oak. Blue also returns due to being called back by the Professor, which Oak decides that it's about time for Red and Blue to have Pokédexes provided to them. After being provided their Pokédexes, Red and Blue set off once more to begin their Pokémon journey.

    3) Boulder Badge 

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Red challenges Gym Leader Brock

Red returns to Viridian City, and is allowed to pass this time around due to the old man no longer being in a bad mood. As an apology, the old man offers to show Red how to go about catching more Pokémon through the use of Pokéballs. Red also learns that the Viridian City Gym isn't able to be challenged at the moment due to the Gym Leader being away. From Viridian City, Red goes north along Route 2 where he enters into Viridian Forest. After making his way through the forest, Red exits out into the other end of Route 2, and then arrives at Pewter City. Here, Red can visit the Pewter Museum of Science, and challenges the Pewter City rock-type Gym Leader, Brock, in order to obtain the Boulder Badge.

Route 22

Before continuing from Viridian City, Red also has the option to go west along Route 22, which leads to the Indigo League. Along the way there however, Red is met by Blue, who informs the former that the guard at the door won't let anyone in unless they've obtained the appropriate Kanto badges. Instead, Blue decides to challenge Red to another battle.

    4) Cascade Badge 

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Red challenges Gym Leader Misty

After defeating Brock, Red next goes east along Route 3. At the end of it is a Pokémon Center before entering Mt. Moon. Red then enters into Mt. Moon, and comes across his first encounter with Team Rocket, who are mining for Pokémon Fossils to sell off for large sums of money. Within Mt. Moon, Red eventually comes across a Super Nerd miner blocking the path forward, but upon defeat, he offers Red the reward of either a Dome or Helix Fossil. Afterwards, Red exits Mt. Moon to end up on Route 4. He continues to travel east until finally reaching Cerulean City.

Now at Cerulean City, Red checks on the Bike Shop in order to purchase a bike, but is unable to buy one due to the cost being 1,000,000 dollars. Red can also challenge the Cerulean City water-type Gym Leader, Misty, in order to obtain the Cascade Badge. However, if Red requires some extra training before taking on Misty, he can do Route 24 and 25 beforehand north of Cerulean City, and the route is required to complete the story anyway.

    5) Bill's House 

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A member of Team Rocket attempts to recruit Red into the organization

Heading north of Cerulean City towards Route 24, Red encounters his rival, Blue, again, and the two battle it out. After the battle, Blue mentions how he already met with Bill, the creator of the Pokémon Storage System, at the end of the route, and advises for Red to meet him as well. Red goes north along Route 24, and battles through a gauntlet of trainers along the Nugget Bridge. Upon defeating them all, the final trainer, revealed to be Team Rocket recruiter, rewards Red with a high-valued Nugget, and offers Red a place within Team Rocket. However, Red refuses the offer.

Exiting Route 24, Red continues the journey to Bill's house by going east along Route 25. Eventually, Red comes across Bill's house known as the Sea Cottage, and decides to enter it, but to Red's surprise, he sees that Bill has somehow combined himself with a Pokémon. Despite now being a Pokémon, Bill is still able to speak normally, and explains the situation to Red. Bill asks for Red to activate the Cell Separation System on the nearby computer as Bill places himself within his Teleportation machine. Red runs the program, which allows for Bill to exit the Teleportation machine in human form again. As a reward for helping him out, Bill provides Red with the S.S. Ticket, which will allow for Red to board the docked ship at the Vermilion City harbor. Having succeeded in meeting Bill, Red returns to Cerulean City.

    6) Thunder Badge 

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Red challenges Gym Leader Lt. Surge

After defeating Misty, Red continues his journey by going through a Cerulean City house that has been robbed by a Team Rocket Grunt. After defeating the Team Rocket member, Red sees that the path east to Route 9 is blocked off by a bush for the time being, and decides to head south along Route 5. Red passes by the Pokémon Day Care, and reaches the north entrance of Saffron City. Due to the roads being closed for the time being, the guard at the Saffron City entrance won't let anyone through. However, Red notices the guard complaining that his job has made him a bit thirsty.

Since the path to Saffron City is blocked, Red uses Route 5's north-to-south Underground Path entrance to travel beneath the city. Red exits out the other end on Route 6, which is south of Saffron City. The south city entrance Guard won't allow Red to enter either as Red continues south along Route 6 until he finally reaches Vermilion City.

Now in Vermilion City, Red notices right away that the path to the city Gym is blocked by a bush. Red decides to visit the Pokémon Fan Club where he's provided a Bike Voucher from the chairman in return for Red hearing the chairman talk about his favorite Pokémon in great length. The Bike Voucher can then be traded in for a bike once Red decides to return to the Bike Shop in Cerulean City.

Red next visits the Vermilion harbor, and is allowed to pass the guard to board the S.S. Anne thanks to the ticket he received from Bill. Making his way through the S.S. Anne, red encounters Blue again outside the captain's quarters having already received the Cut HM, and the two battle it out. After the battle with Blue, Red enters the captain's quarters, and rubs the back of the sick captain to help him feel better. Afterwards, the captain provides Red with the Cut HM.

With his business done here, Red exits the S.S. Anne, and watches the ship finally depart from the harbor. Now with the Cut HM, Red uses it to cut away the bush blocking the path to the Vermilion City Gym. Red then challenges the Vermilion City electric-type Gym Leader, Lt. Surge, in order to obtain the Thunder Badge.

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    7) Rock Tunnel 

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Red fights his way through Rock Tunnel

After defeating Lt. Surge, Red heads east along Route 11, but has his path blocked from reaching Route 12 due to a sleeping Snorlax. Instead, Red goes through Diglett's Cave on Route 11, and exits out the other end near the north entrance of Viridian Forest on Route 2. Going south along a hidden Route 2 path, Red reaches a building where one of Professor Oak's aides will be waiting for him. The aide provides Red with the Flash HM, which will help Red make his way through the upcoming Rock Tunnel.

Afterwards, Red makes his way back to Cerulean City, and trades in the Bike Voucher for a bike at the Bike Shop. Red then goes east of Cerulean City now able to cut away the bush to reach Route 9, and makes his way along said route until eventually reaching a Pokémon Center near the entrance of the Rock Tunnel on the north side of Route 10. Using the Flash HM to light up the Rock Tunnel, Red makes his way through the cave until he exits out at the other end to enter the southern half of Route 10. Continuing south along the remainder of Route 10, Red eventually reaches Lavender Town.

    8) Rainbow Badge 

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Red challenges Gym Leader Erika

Within Lavender Town, Red learns of Mr. Fuji's disappearance, as well as the fact that a mother Marowak had been killed trying to protect her child Cubone from Team Rocket. Red enters into the gravesite of dead Pokémon known as the Pokémon Tower, and encounters Blue again for another battle. After the battle, Red ascends the Pokémon Tower even further, but eventually has his path blocked by a tormented ghost, and orders Red to stay away.

Exiting the Pokémon Tower, Red goes south along Route 12, but once more has his path blocked by the sleeping Snorlax from earlier. Red returns to Lavender Town, but goes west this time along Route 8, which leads up to the blocked eastern gate of Saffron City. Instead, Red uses Route 8's west-to-east Underground Path entrance to travel beneath the city. Red exits out the other end on Route 7, which is west of Saffron City, and like usual, sees that the eastern gate of Saffron City is blocked. Going west along Route 7, Red makes it to Celedon City.

Exploring Celedon City, Red enters the Celadon Department Store where he purchases drinks, such as Fresh Water, from the vending machines in order to provide the thirsty Saffron City entrance guards something to drink. Going west of Celedon City to Route 16, Red's path is blocked off by another sleeping Snorlax, but a nearby bush can be cut to reach a hidden house. The person living there provides Red with the Fly HM. Red then challenges the Celedon City grass-type Gym Leader, Erika, in order to obtain the Rainbow Badge.

Eevee

Continuing exploration of Celedon City, Red enters the backdoor of the Celadon Condominiums to reach a private room on the top floor. Red investigates the private room, and finds a Poké Ball with an Eevee in it.

Old Amber

Having acquired the Cut HM, Red can return to Pewter City through the use of the Diglett's Cave on Route 11, and then cut away the bush to enter the backdoor of the Pewter Museum of Science. Here, a scientist provides Red with the Old Amber, and explains that it can be used to resurrect a Pokémon at the Cinnabar Island Pokémon Lab.

Entering Saffron City

Having obtained a drink from the Celadon Department Store vending machines, Red can hand it over to one of the four city entrance guards, which will be shared amongst all the guards to allow Red to finally be allowed to enter Saffron City. However, there isn't much that Red can explore for the time being as many building entrances will be blocked off by Team Rocket members standing at the doors. The Fighting Dojo can be challenged at this time, but the Pokémon will be high-leveled as the game expects the player to have reached Fuchsia City beforehand.

    9) Game Corner Hideout 

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Red faces off against Team Rocket's leader, Giovanni, in the Game Corner

After defeating Erika, Red enters the Rocket Game Corner within Celedon City, and notices a Team Rocket member suspiciously guarding a poster on the wall. After defeating the Team Rocket member to get him away from the poster, Red flips a switch behind it, and manages to open up a secret stairwell down to the Rocket Hideout.

Exploring the Team Rocket infested Rocket Hideout, Red discovers that he needs a special Lift Key on the hideout's elevator to reach the floor the Team Rocket boss is on. After obtaining a Lift Key that dropped off one of the defeated Team Rocket members, Red uses it on the elevator to reach the location of Team Rocket's boss, Giovanni.

Red and Giovanni battle it out, which results in Giovanni's defeat. Giovanni retreats for the time being, but leaves behind the Silph Scope as a reward for Red.

    10) Soul Badge 

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Red challenges Gym Leader Koga

Having obtained the Silph Scope, Red returns to Lavender Town, and climbs back up the Pokémon Tower. Red uses the Silph Scope to identity the ghost blocking his path, and learns that it's the Marowak mother that Team Rocket had killed beforehand. Red battles against the ghost Marowak, and manages to finally put the spirit to rest after defeating it. Red then enters the top floor of the Pokémon Tower, and discovers that several Team Rocket members have taken Mr. Fuji captive. After forcing the Team Rocket members to retreat, Mr. Fuji rewards Red with the Poké Flute for freeing him from his captors.

Having obtained a Poké Flute, Red has the choice of two paths to reach Fuchsia City, both of which are blocked by sleeping Snorlaxes. The first choice is going west of Celedon City, but requires the bike to do so. Red first uses the Poké Flute to wake up, and defeat, the Snorlax blocking the path on Route 16. He then gets on his bike, and goes down south on Route 17 known as the Cycling Road until he gets off at Route 18. Going east along Route 18, Red would then enter into Fuchsia City.

The second choice is going south of Lavender Town, or east of Vermilion City, as both routes converge on the sleeping Snorlax blocking the path on Route 12. Red then uses the Poké Flute to wake up, and defeat, the Snorlax blocking the path, which will allow for Red to continue south to reach Route 13 known as the Silence Bridge. Making his way through the Silence Bridge, Red makes it to Route 14, which then turns west onto Route 15. Going west along Route 15, Red would then enter into Fuchsia City.

Exploring Fuchsia City, Red comes across a building with the Warden of the city's Safari Zone within it. However, the Warden is unable to speak properly for some odd reason. Entering the Safari Zone, Red travels deep into the Pokémon preserve to find the Secret House where a Safari Zone employee waits on standby to provide anyone who reaches the structure the Surf HM. Along the way there, Red also comes across a dropped Gold Teeth item that obviously belongs to the Warden. After acquiring the Surf HM, Red exits the Safari Zone, and hands the Gold Teeth back to the Warden. Now able to speak properly again, the Warden thanks Red for his effort by rewarding the boy the Strength HM. Red then challenges the Fuchsia City poison-type Gym Leader, Koga, in order to obtain the Soul Badge.

The Power Plant

Having obtained the Surf HM, Red can return to Route 9, and surf along a small river to reach a hidden Power Plant on Route 10. Making his way through the Power Plant, Red comes across one of the three Legendary Bird Pokémon, Zapdos.

    11) Silph Co. Takeover 

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Red faces off against Giovanni again in Silph Co.

After defeating Koga, Red makes his way to Saffron City, and provides one of the entrance guards a Celedon City vending machine drink if he hasn't done so already in order to finally be allowed access into Saffron City. Upon entering Saffron City, Red sees that said city has been taken over by Team Rocket to the point of one of the members blocking the entrance into the Saffron City gym. Exploring Saffron City, Red comes across a massive building known as the Silph Co, and decides to enter it.

Within Silph Co, Red realizes that the building has been taken over by Team Rocket, and that moving throughout the Team Rocket infested structure is a giant maze through the use of teleportation floor panels. Eventually, Red comes across a dropped Card Key on Silph Co's 5th Floor that will allow him to unlock closed doors throughout the building. Red then goes to the 3rd Floor, and uses the Card Key to enter a completely locked room that's housing the correct teleport panel to reach Silph Co's main office.

Going through the 3rd Floor teleport panel, Red enters a room where Blue had been waiting for him, which results in the two battling it out once more. After the fight against Blue, Red receives a Lapras from a man in the room, and then enters the next nearby teleport panel to reach the building's main office. Here, Giovanni is shown to have taken the Silph Co. president captive in order to conduct a business proposition. Red and Giovanni battle it out, which results in Giovanni's defeat once more. The defeat to Red forces Giovanni and Team Rocket to finally retreat from Saffron City.

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    12) Marsh Badge 

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Red challenges Gym Leader Sabrina

Following Team Rocket's retreat, the Silph Co. president rewards Red with the Master Ball for saving them. Red then heads over to the now unblocked Saffron City gym in order to challenge the psychic-type Gym Leader, Sabrina, in order to obtain the Marsh Badge.

The Fighting Dojo

Next to the Saffron City Gym is the Fighting Dojo. Red can battle his way through the building up to defeating its leader, and as a reward for completing the dojo, Red is given either a Hitmonlee or a Hitmonchan.

    13) Volcano Badge 

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Red challenges Gym Leader Blaine

After defeating Sabrina, Red has the choice of two paths to reach Cinnabar Island. The first, and much shorter, path is to return to Pallet Town, and surf south along Route 21. Eventually, Red will reach Cinnabar Island.

The second, and longer, path is to return to Fuchsia City, and surf south along Route 19. Red would then turn west to surf along Route 20 until he comes across the Seafoam Islands. Entering the east Seafoam Island cave entrance, Red goes about using the Strength HM to shove rocks down certain holes in order to change the current of an indoor river to allow Red to reach the west Seafoam Islands cave entrance.

After exiting the cave on the west side of the Seafoam Islands, Red returns to surfing west along the remainder of Route 20 until finally reaching Cinnabar Island. Exploring the island, Red learns that the door to enter the Cinnabar Island Gym has been locked shut.

He then enters the nearby decrepit, and burn-damaged, Pokémon Mansion, which was supposedly the location where scientists researched the Pokémon, Mew, in order to create a man-made Pokémon clone, Mewtwo. Exploring deep into the mansion, Red eventually comes across the Secret Key required to enter the Cinnabar Island Gym. He next returns to the door of the gym, and uses the Secret Key to open it. Red then challenges the Cinnabar Island fire-type Gym Leader, Blaine, in order to obtain the Volcano Badge.

Seafoam Islands

Within the Seafoam Islands cave, there's a second Strength HM puzzle that Red can solve to change the current of another indoor water area. Surfing along this water area, Red comes across one of the three Legendary Bird Pokémon, Articuno.

Cinnabar Lab

Exploring Cinnabar Island, Red comes across the Pokémon Lab. Within one of the rooms here, scientists use a resurrection machine to bring back to life either the Dome or Helix Fossil that Red chose in Mt. Moon. The result is Red obtaining either a Kabuto or an Omanyte. Red can also bring the Old Amber from the Pewter Museum of Science here in order to obtain an Aerodactyl.

    14) Earth Badge 

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Red challenges Gym Leader Giovanni

After defeating Blaine, Red returns to Viridian City due to the Gym Leader having finally returned to its Gym. Upon entering the Viridian City Gym however, Red realizes that the Gym Leader is the Team Rocket boss, Giovanni, who had playing as two roles; a gym leader, and a gang boss.

Red then challenges the Viridian City ground-type Gym Leader, Giovanni, in order to obtain the Earth Badge. Embarrassed by being defeated by Red for a third time, Giovanni decides to permanently disband his Team Rocket organization from here on out.

    15) Indigo League 

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Red challenges Pokémon Champion Blue

Now having all eight Kanto badges, Red goes west of Viridian City along Route 22 in order to reach the entrance of the Indigo League. Along the way, Red encounters Blue once more to check if the former is ready to take on the Pokémon League. After the battle, Blue turns back towards the Indigo League ready to challenge it himself.

Red arrives at the Indigo League entrance, and shows each guard blocking the way that he's obtained the appropriate badge. Next, Red goes north along Route 23 until eventually reaching the south entrance of the Victory Road cave. Entering Victory Road, Red traverses through it by having to use the Strength HM on rocks in order to move them onto buttons that will open up barriers throughout the cavern. Upon exiting the north entrance of Victory Road, Red continues north along the remainder of Route 23 until finally arriving at the Indigo Plateau. Taking on the Pokémon League challenge, Red fights his way through the Elite Four members: the ice-type user Lorelei, the fighting-type user, Bruno, the ghost-type user, Agatha, and the dragon-type user, Lance.

After defeating Lance, the dragon-master informs Red that someone arrived before Red, and has been named the current Pokémon Champion. Red moves on to take on the current champion, and sees that it's Blue. Red and Blue face off in one final battle with Red coming out the winner. After the battle, Professor Oak appears to congratulate Red for his complete victory, and scolds Blue for forgetting to treat his Pokémon with trust and love. Oak then takes Red into the next room, and records Red and his winning team into the Hall of Fame.

Victory Road

Exploring Victory Road, Red comes across one of the three Legendary Bird Pokémon, Moltres.

    16) Cerulean Cave 

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Red battles against Mewtwo

After being named the new Pokémon Champion of Kanto, Red returns to Cerulean City. Traveling north to Route 24, Red surfs south to reach a cave that had been blocked off by a person blocking the entrance throughout the game. After completing the Pokémon League, the man has stepped aside to allow for Red to finally enter the cave.

Making his way deep into the cave, Red eventually comes across the legendary Pokémon, Mewtwo. Red proceeds to battle against it in an attempt to catch the strongest Pokémon known to exist.


Pokémon YELLOW

    1) Introduction 

Pokémon Trainer, Red

Within the Kanto region of the Pokémon world, the player takes on the character of Red, who sets off to begin his Pokémon journey from Pallet Town. Upon leaving his house, Red steps into the tall grass outside the town, but is stopped by Professor Oak, who warns Red that he can't begin his journey without a Pokémon by his side and captures the Pikachu that appears in the grass. Oak takes Red back to his lab where his grandson, Blue, who's also Red's rival, is seen waiting to have his first Pokémon provided to him as well.

Oak offers the Red the sole Poké Ball containing an Eevee, only for Blue to snatch it away instead, leaving Oak to give Red the Pikachu he caught earlier.

    2) Oak's Parcel 

Blue challenges Red to their first battle

Before leaving the lab, Blue challenges Red to their very first Pokémon battle between their two starters. After battling Blue, Red’s Pikachu emerges from its Poké Ball, wanting to walk alongside its Trainer and allowing Red to check on its mood from now on. Red departs from Pallet Town, and heads north through Route 1 to reach Viridian City, but can't proceed any further due to the path being blocked by a grumpy old man. Here, Red instead makes a stop at the Viridian City Poké Mart where the clerk notices that Red is someone who came from Pallet Town. The clerk provides Red with a package order known as Oak's Parcel, and asks for Red to head back, and deliver it to Oak.

Red returns to the Pallet Town lab, and hands over the Parcel to Oak. Blue also returns due to being called back by the Professor, which Oak decides that it's about time for Red and Blue to have Pokédexes provided to them. After being provided their Pokédexes, Red and Blue set off once more to begin their Pokémon journey.

    3) Boulder Badge 

Red challenges Gym Leader Brock

Red returns to Viridian City, and is allowed to pass this time around due to the old man no longer being in a bad mood. As an apology, the old man offers to show Red how to go about catching more Pokémon through the use of Pokéballs, only to end up failing in his attempt catch a Rattata, forcing him to go to the Poké Mart to get more Poké Balls. Red also learns that the Viridian City Gym isn't able to be challenged at the moment due to the Gym Leader being away. From Viridian City, Red goes north along Route 2 where he enters Viridian Forest. After making his way through the forest, Red exits out into the other end of Route 2, and then arrives at Pewter City. Here, Red can visit the Pewter Museum of Science, and challenges the Pewter City rock-type Gym Leader, Brock, in order to obtain the Boulder Badge.

Route 22

Before continuing from Viridian City, Red also has the option to go west along Route 22, which leads to the Indigo League. Along the way there however, Red is met by Blue, who informs the former that the guard at the door won't let anyone in unless they've obtained the appropriate Kanto badges. Instead, Blue decides to challenge Red to another battle.

    4) Cascade Badge 

Red challenges Gym Leader Misty

After defeating Brock, Red next goes east along Route 3. At the end of it is a Pokémon Center before entering Mt. Moon. Red then enters into Mt. Moon, and comes across his first encounter with Team Rocket, who are mining for Pokémon Fossils to sell off for large sums of money. Within Mt. Moon, Red eventually comes across a Super Nerd miner blocking the path forward, but upon defeat, he offers Red the reward of either a Dome or Helix Fossil. Just before Red can leave, he is approached by Jessie and James of Team Rocket, who battle him to take the fossil from him. After defeating them, Red exits Mt. Moon to end up on Route 4. He continues to travel east until finally reaching Cerulean City.

Now at Cerulean City, Red checks on the Bike Shop in order to purchase a bike, but is unable to buy one due to the cost being 1,000,000 dollars. Red also meets a girl who was taking care of a Bulbasaur and will give it to him if his friendship with Pikachu is high enough. Red can also challenge the Cerulean City water-type Gym Leader, Misty, in order to obtain the Cascade Badge. However, if Red requires some extra training before taking on Misty, he can do Route 24 and 25 beforehand north of Cerulean City, and the route is required to complete the story anyway.

    5) Bill's House 

A member of Team Rocket attempts to recruit Red into the organization

Heading north of Cerulean City towards Route 24, Red encounters his rival, Blue, again, and the two battle it out. After the battle, Blue mentions how he already met with Bill, the creator of the Pokémon Storage System, at the end of the route, and advises for Red to meet him as well. Red goes north along Route 24, and battles through a gauntlet of trainers along the Nugget Bridge. Upon defeating them all, the final trainer, revealed to be Team Rocket recruiter, rewards Red with a high-valued Nugget, and offers Red a place within Team Rocket. However, Red refuses the offer.

Exiting Route 24, Red continues the journey to Bill's house by going east along Route 25. Along the way, Red encounters a Trainer who is unable to take care of his Charmander and offers it to him. Eventually, Red comes across Bill's house known as the Sea Cottage, and decides to enter it, but to Red's surprise, he sees that Bill has somehow combined himself with a Pokémon. Despite now being a Pokémon, Bill is still able to speak normally, and explains the situation to Red. Bill asks for Red to activate the Cell Separation System on the nearby computer as Bill places himself within his Teleportation machine. Red runs the program, which allows for Bill to exit the Teleportation machine in human form again. As a reward for helping him out, Bill provides Red with the S.S. Ticket, which will allow for Red to board the docked ship at the Vermilion City harbor. Having succeeded in meeting Bill, Red returns to Cerulean City.

    6) Thunder Badge 

Red challenges Gym Leader Lt. Surge

After defeating Misty, Red continues his journey by going through a Cerulean City house that has been robbed by a Team Rocket Grunt. After defeating the Team Rocket member, Red sees that the path east to Route 9 is blocked off by a bush for the time being, and decides to head south along Route 5. Red passes by the Pokémon Day Care, and reaches the north entrance of Saffron City. Due to the roads being closed for the time being, the guard at the Saffron City entrance won't let anyone through. However, Red notices the guard complaining that his job has made him a bit thirsty.

Since the path to Saffron City is blocked, Red uses Route 5's north-to-south Underground Path entrance to travel beneath the city. Red exits out the other end on Route 6, which is south of Saffron City. The south city entrance Guard won't allow Red to enter either as Red continues south along Route 6 until he finally reaches Vermilion City.

Now in Vermilion City, Red notices right away that the path to the city Gym is blocked by a bush. Red decides to visit the Pokémon Fan Club where he's provided a Bike Voucher from the chairman in return for Red hearing the chairman talk about his favorite Pokémon in great length. The Bike Voucher can then be traded in for a bike once Red decides to return to the Bike Shop in Cerulean City.

Red next visits the Vermilion harbor, and is allowed to pass the guard to board the S.S. Anne thanks to the ticket he received from Bill. Making his way through the S.S. Anne, red encounters Blue again outside the captain's quarters having already received the Cut HM, and the two battle it out. After the battle with Blue, Red enters the captain's quarters, and rubs the back of the sick captain to help him feel better. Afterwards, the captain provides Red with the Cut HM.

With his business done here, Red exits the S.S. Anne, and watches the ship finally depart from the harbor. Now with the Cut HM, Red uses it to cut away the bush blocking the path to the Vermilion City Gym. Red then challenges the Vermilion City electric-type Gym Leader, Lt. Surge, in order to obtain the Thunder Badge.

    7) Rock Tunnel 

Red fights his way through Rock Tunnel

After defeating Lt. Surge, Red can now a receive a Squirtle from an Officer Jenny. Red then heads east along Route 11, but has his path blocked from reaching Route 12 due to a sleeping Snorlax. Instead, Red goes through Diglett's Cave on Route 11, and exits out the other end near the north entrance of Viridian Forest on Route 2. Going south along a hidden Route 2 path, Red reaches a building where one of Professor Oak's aides will be waiting for him. The aide provides Red with the Flash HM, which will help Red make his way through the upcoming Rock Tunnel.

Afterwards, Red makes his way back to Cerulean City, and trades in the Bike Voucher for a bike at the Bike Shop. Red then goes east of Cerulean City now able to cut away the bush to reach Route 9, and makes his way along said route until eventually reaching a Pokémon Center near the entrance of the Rock Tunnel on the north side of Route 10. Using the Flash HM to light up the Rock Tunnel, Red makes his way through the cave until he exits out at the other end to enter the southern half of Route 10. Continuing south along the remainder of Route 10, Red eventually reaches Lavender Town.

    8) Rainbow Badge 

Red challenges Gym Leader Erika

Within Lavender Town, Red learns of Mr. Fuji's disappearance, as well as the fact that a mother Marowak had been killed trying to protect her child Cubone from Team Rocket. Red enters into the gravesite of dead Pokémon known as the Pokémon Tower, and encounters Blue again for another battle. After the battle, Red ascends the Pokémon Tower even further, but eventually has his path blocked by a tormented ghost, and orders Red to stay away.

Exiting the Pokémon Tower, Red goes south along Route 12, but once more has his path blocked by the sleeping Snorlax from earlier. Red returns to Lavender Town, but goes west this time along Route 8, which leads up to the blocked eastern gate of Saffron City. Instead, Red uses Route 8's west-to-east Underground Path entrance to travel beneath the city. Red exits out the other end on Route 7, which is west of Saffron City, and like usual, sees that the eastern gate of Saffron City is blocked. Going west along Route 7, Red makes it to Celedon City.

Exploring Celedon City, Red enters the Celadon Department Store where he purchases drinks, such as Fresh Water, from the vending machines in order to provide the thirsty Saffron City entrance guards something to drink. Going west of Celedon City to Route 16, Red's path is blocked off by another sleeping Snorlax, but a nearby bush can be cut to reach a hidden house. The person living there provides Red with the Fly HM. Red then challenges the Celedon City grass-type Gym Leader, Erika, in order to obtain the Rainbow Badge.

Eevee

Continuing exploration of Celedon City, Red enters the backdoor of the Celadon Condominiums to reach a private room on the top floor. Red investigates the private room, and finds a Poké Ball with an Eevee in it.

Old Amber

Having acquired the Cut HM, Red can return to Pewter City through the use of the Diglett's Cave on Route 11, and then cut away the bush to enter the backdoor of the Pewter Museum of Science. Here, a scientist provides Red with the Old Amber, and explains that it can be used to resurrect a Pokémon at the Cinnabar Island Pokémon Lab.

Entering Saffron City

Having obtained a drink from the Celadon Department Store vending machines, Red can hand it over to one of the four city entrance guards, which will be shared amongst all the guards to allow Red to finally be allowed to enter Saffron City. However, there isn't much that Red can explore for the time being as many building entrances will be blocked off by Team Rocket members standing at the doors. The Fighting Dojo can be challenged at this time, but the Pokémon will be high-leveled as the game expects the player to have reached Fuchsia City beforehand.

    9) Game Corner Hideout 

Red faces off against Team Rocket's leader, Giovanni, in the Game Corner

After defeating Erika, Red enters the Rocket Game Corner within Celedon City, and notices a Team Rocket member suspiciously guarding a poster on the wall. After defeating the Team Rocket member to get him away from the poster, Red flips a switch behind it, and manages to open up a secret stairwell down to the Rocket Hideout.

Exploring the Team Rocket infested Rocket Hideout, Red discovers that he needs a special Lift Key on the hideout's elevator to reach the floor the Team Rocket boss is on. After obtaining a Lift Key that dropped off one of the defeated Team Rocket members, Red uses it on the elevator to reach the location of Team Rocket's boss, Giovanni, only for Jessie and James to challenge him to battle once again.

After defeating the duo, Red battles and defeats Giovanni. Giovanni retreats for the time being, but leaves behind the Silph Scope as a reward for Red.

    10) Soul Badge 

Red challenges Gym Leader Koga

Having obtained the Silph Scope, Red returns to Lavender Town, and climbs back up the Pokémon Tower. Red uses the Silph Scope to identity the ghost blocking his path, and learns that it's the Marowak mother that Team Rocket had killed beforehand. Red battles against the ghost Marowak, and manages to finally put the spirit to rest after defeating it. Red then enters the top floor of the Pokémon Tower, and discovers that Jessie and James have taken Mr. Fuji captive and challenge him with their newly evolved Arkbok and Weezing. After forcing the Team Rocket members to retreat, Mr. Fuji rewards Red with the Poké Flute for freeing him from his captors.

Having obtained a Poké Flute, Red has the choice of two paths to reach Fuchsia City, both of which are blocked by sleeping Snorlaxes. The first choice is going west of Celedon City, but requires the bike to do so. Red first uses the Poké Flute to wake up, and either catch or defeat, the Snorlax blocking the path on Route 16. He then gets on his bike, and goes down south on Route 17 known as the Cycling Road until he gets off at Route 18. Going east along Route 18, Red would then enter into Fuchsia City.

The second choice is going south of Lavender Town, or east of Vermilion City, as both routes converge on the sleeping Snorlax blocking the path on Route 12. Red then uses the Poké Flute to wake up, and either catch or defeat, the Snorlax blocking the path, which will allow Red to continue south to reach Route 13 known as the Silence Bridge. Making his way through the Silence Bridge, Red makes it to Route 14, which then turns west onto Route 15. Going west along Route 15, Red would then enter into Fuchsia City.

Exploring Fuchsia City, Red comes across a building with the Warden of the city's Safari Zone within it. However, the Warden is unable to speak properly for some odd reason. Entering the Safari Zone, Red travels deep into the Pokémon preserve to find the Secret House where a Safari Zone employee waits on standby to provide anyone who reaches the structure the Surf HM. Along the way there, Red also comes across a dropped Gold Teeth item that obviously belongs to the Warden. After acquiring the Surf HM, Red exits the Safari Zone, and hands the Gold Teeth back to the Warden. Now able to speak properly again, the Warden thanks Red for his effort by rewarding the boy the Strength HM. Red then challenges the Fuchsia City poison-type Gym Leader, Koga, in order to obtain the Soul Badge.

The Power Plant

Having obtained the Surf HM, Red can return to Route 9, and surf along a small river to reach a hidden Power Plant on Route 10. Making his way through the Power Plant, Red comes across one of the three Legendary Bird Pokémon, Zapdos, and has the chance to catch it.

    11) Silph Co. Takeover 

Red faces off against Giovanni again in Silph Co.

After defeating Koga, Red makes his way to Saffron City, and provides one of the entrance guards a Celedon City vending machine drink if he hasn't done so already in order to finally be allowed access into Saffron City. Upon entering Saffron City, Red sees that said city has been taken over by Team Rocket to the point of one of the members blocking the entrance into the Saffron City gym. Exploring Saffron City, Red comes across a massive building known as the Silph Co, and decides to enter it.

Within Silph Co, Red realizes that the building has been taken over by Team Rocket, and that moving throughout the Team Rocket infested structure is a giant maze through the use of teleportation floor panels. Eventually, Red comes across a dropped Card Key on Silph Co's 5th Floor that will allow him to unlock closed doors throughout the building. Red then goes to the 3rd Floor, and uses the Card Key to enter a completely locked room that's housing the correct teleport panel to reach Silph Co's main office.

Going through the 3rd Floor teleport panel, Red enters a room where Blue had been waiting for him, which results in the two battling it out once more, with Blue now having already evolved his Eeveenote . After the fight against Blue, Red receives a Lapras from a man in the room, and then enters the next nearby teleport panel to reach the building's main office, with Jessie and James being the last line of defense. After defeating them, Red finds Giovanni has taken the Silph Co. president captive in order to conduct a business proposition. Red and Giovanni battle it out, which results in Giovanni's defeat once more. The defeat to Red forces Giovanni and Team Rocket to finally retreat from Saffron City.

    12) Marsh Badge 

Red challenges Gym Leader Sabrina

Following Team Rocket's retreat, the Silph Co. president rewards Red with the Master Ball for saving them. Red then heads over to the now unblocked Saffron City gym in order to challenge the psychic-type Gym Leader, Sabrina, in order to obtain the Marsh Badge.

The Fighting Dojo

Next to the Saffron City Gym is the Fighting Dojo. Red can battle his way through the building up to defeating its leader, and as a reward for completing the dojo, Red is given either a Hitmonlee or a Hitmonchan.

    13) Volcano Badge 

Red challenges Gym Leader Blaine

After defeating Sabrina, Red has the choice of two paths to reach Cinnabar Island. The first, and much shorter, path is to return to Pallet Town, and surf south along Route 21. Eventually, Red will reach Cinnabar Island.

The second, and longer, path is to return to Fuchsia City, and surf south along Route 19. Red would then turn west to surf along Route 20 until he comes across the Seafoam Islands. Entering the east Seafoam Island cave entrance, Red goes about using the Strength HM to shove rocks down certain holes in order to change the current of an indoor river to allow Red to reach the west Seafoam Islands cave entrance.

After exiting the cave on the west side of the Seafoam Islands, Red returns to surfing west along the remainder of Route 20 until finally reaching Cinnabar Island. Exploring the island, Red learns that the door to enter the Cinnabar Island Gym has been locked shut.

He then enters the nearby decrepit, and burn-damaged, Pokémon Mansion, which was supposedly the location where scientists researched the Pokémon, Mew, in order to create a man-made Pokémon clone, Mewtwo. Exploring deep into the mansion, Red eventually comes across the Secret Key required to enter the Cinnabar Island Gym. He next returns to the door of the gym, and uses the Secret Key to open it. Red then challenges the Cinnabar Island fire-type Gym Leader, Blaine, in order to obtain the Volcano Badge.

Seafoam Islands

Within the Seafoam Islands cave, there's a second Strength HM puzzle that Red can solve to change the current of another indoor water area. Surfing along this water area, Red comes across one of the three Legendary Bird Pokémon, Articuno, with the chance to catch it.

Cinnabar Lab

Exploring Cinnabar Island, Red comes across the Pokémon Lab. Within one of the rooms here, scientists use a resurrection machine to bring back to life either the Dome or Helix Fossil that Red chose in Mt. Moon. The result is Red obtaining either a Kabuto or an Omanyte. Red can also bring the Old Amber from the Pewter Museum of Science here in order to obtain an Aerodactyl.

    14) Earth Badge 

Red challenges Gym Leader Giovanni

After defeating Blaine, Red returns to Viridian City due to the Gym Leader having finally returned to its Gym. Upon entering the Viridian City Gym however, Red realizes that the Gym Leader is the Team Rocket boss, Giovanni, who had playing as two roles; a gym leader, and a gang boss.

Red then challenges the Viridian City ground-type Gym Leader, Giovanni, in order to obtain the Earth Badge. Embarrassed by being defeated by Red for a third time, Giovanni decides to permanently disband his Team Rocket organization from here on out.

    15) Indigo League 

Red challenges Pokémon Champion Blue

Now having all eight Kanto badges, Red goes west of Viridian City along Route 22 in order to reach the entrance of the Indigo League. Along the way, Red encounters Blue once more to check if the former is ready to take on the Pokémon League. After the battle, Blue turns back towards the Indigo League ready to challenge it himself.

Red arrives at the Indigo League entrance, and shows each guard blocking the way that he's obtained the appropriate badge. Next, Red goes north along Route 23 until eventually reaching the south entrance of the Victory Road cave. Entering Victory Road, Red traverses through it by having to use the Strength HM on rocks in order to move them onto buttons that will open up barriers throughout the cavern. Upon exiting the north entrance of Victory Road, Red continues north along the remainder of Route 23 until finally arriving at the Indigo Plateau. Taking on the Pokémon League challenge, Red fights his way through the Elite Four members: the ice-type user Lorelei, the fighting-type user, Bruno, the ghost-type user, Agatha, and the dragon-type user, Lance.

After defeating Lance, the dragon-master informs Red that someone arrived before Red, and has been named the current Pokémon Champion. Red moves on to take on the current champion, and sees that it's Blue. Red and Blue face off in one final battle with Red coming out the winner. After the battle, Professor Oak appears to congratulate Red for his complete victory, and scolds Blue for forgetting to treat his Pokémon with trust and love. Oak then takes Red into the next room, and records Red and his winning team into the Hall of Fame.

Victory Road

Exploring Victory Road, Red comes across one of the three Legendary Bird Pokémon, Moltres, with the chance to catch it.

    16) Cerulean Cave 

Red battles against Mewtwo

After being named the new Pokémon Champion of Kanto, Red returns to Cerulean City. Traveling north to Route 24, Red surfs south to reach a cave that had been blocked off by a person blocking the entrance throughout the game. After completing the Pokémon League, the man has stepped aside to allow for Red to finally enter the cave.

Making his way deep into the cave, Red eventually comes across the legendary Pokémon, Mewtwo. Red proceeds to battle against it in an attempt to catch the strongest Pokémon known to exist.


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