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Pokemon - Blue Version

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Date Released: Feb 15, 1999

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Welcome to the world of Pokémon, one filled with wild Pokémon and the people who attempt to tame them. You are Ash Ketchum, a boy on a quest to become the best Pokémon trainer in the world. Professor Oak, the leading authority on Pokémon, has given you your choice of three tame Pokémon in exchange for your helping him catalog and document every Pokémon in the world.

But to catalog a Pokémon, you have to capture it by first beating it up with one of your trained Pokémon, and then hitting it with an empty Poké Ball. As your tame Pokémon gain experience in battle, their abilities improve and they earn access to new attacks. Sometimes they even evolve into more advanced Pokémon.

Aside from capturing wild Pokémon and evolving your own, you can catalog new Pokémon by trading with another Pokémon player using either a link cable or the Game Boy Color's infrared system. Pokémon gained through trades learn and evolve faster, and trading is the only way to capture all 151 Pokémon, since each Pokémon game (Pokémon Red, Pokémon Blue, andPokémon Yellow) has certain Pokémon missing. Of course, as a Pokémon trainer, you've "gotta catch 'em all!"--150 to be exact. So if you own Blue and want to have a complete set of Pokémon, you must find a friendly Red or Yellow owner and arrange a trade.

Pokémon Blue is packed with interesting characters, an ingenious story hook, intriguing strategy, and of course plenty of cute Pokemon and it's easy to see how it started the Pokémania that is sweeping the world. --Michael Fehlauer


  • Gameplay and strategy that's fun for all ages
  • Fantastic replay value
  • Brilliant game design encourages players to meet and trade
  • Hours of looking at the Game Boy's little screen may hurt neck
  • Only 1 saved game per cartridge--2 people can't share a single game
  • No difference between Red and Blue except for distribution of Pokémon

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This Pokemon game is AWESOME!!!!

I love this game!!!! I got it for a birthday present.
The Pokemon I got from Professor Oak is a Squirtle.
Some other Pokemon I have in this game:
- Pikachu

In this game you can find a Meowth to battle in the glasslands by Lavender Town and Celadon City, When I battle Meowth on the grassland by Celadon City, I feel like I'm battling Team Rocket's Meowth. I hate Team Rocket because they are evil, that they hurt pokemon. When I am battling Meowth by using one of my pokemon to knock it down, I blame Meowth for stealing Pikachu from Ash in the series and trying to mess up on Ash's friends Misty and Brock. Team Rocket should learn how to get away from Pikachu and stop bothering Ash, Misty, and Brock. Ash, Misty, and Brock are good trainers. When I play this game with my cousin, we go to the grassland by Celadon City to battle Meowth.

This Pokemon game is GREAT!!!!

A Classic Game

Wow, where do we begin?!? Pokemon Blue for the Nintendo Game Boy. First off I will say this, at the time this game was made (1999) there was no other game like it. To this day in 2009, 10 years later, it is still a FUN game! You can play it on any gameboy besides DS which is nice as well. You can buy it through Amazon Marketplace or EBAY for fairly cheap. You will literally have 20-30 hours of fun gameplay for anywhere between 10 and 15 dollars.

Now onto the actual game. You play as Ash. A Pokemon trainer. Your objective is to catch Pokemon that live in the wild, raise them to be strong, healthy, etc. You fight other trainers as you go about the game. Your Pokemon will learn new moves as you go along as well. You fight gym trainers who are extra tough. So make sure to level your Pokemon before you fight them! All kinds of challenges in here, goals to accomplish, Pokemon to be caught, dungeons, caves, etc. to be explored. Bottom line buy this game and you will be very happy for ad least a few weeks. It's a refreshing feeling and game to play, especially with what is out there now on the market. If anything, you will definitely get a nostalgic feel as you roam around this world on your Game Boy, which ever one it may be, just trying to beat this game. So sit back, relax on your favorite chair, and let the Pokemon Blue version for the Game Boy begin. :)

The ultimate classic

Twasnt long ago i was searching for the orgins of the pokemon gaming history, and i stumbled upon red, blue, and the japanese green version on www.pokemon.com (I found green on google). I will share what i found out, and how much i like this game!
Ok, when i found out the games dated back to here, i was interested at why the kanto remakes fire red and leaf green had no remake of blue. I doubt it will be remade by now due to the new ds games, which are cool. Ok, on the front we see a blastoise, the final evolution of squirtle. I chose blastoise on blue due to this, and it helped. The graphics are good, considering how old the game is. the sounds are pour however, and you can always turn them off. I loved the story line, and new it by heart due to fire red version, though i had trouble finding moltres. The saddest part is after you catch mewtwo, your pretty much done with the game unless you find all the glitches like i did, and beware of some which can ruin your data. Mine is still in mint condition, and i play it about once every month just to remind my self this is where it all began.
To sum it all up, this game was never remade though a water blue version wouldve been nice, and im ashamed nintendo made leaf green instead (which wasnt that great). The classic is one most people would look over and say "this is a fake, they never remade it yada yada yada" but its not, its where the beggining was born for pokemon, and blue is better than red for me, though i have red which i like too, but i love blue.

Good but not AS good as the Yellow Version

Hi people,

Today I will be reviewing an awesome game that can work with the original Game Boy Platform. NOTE: this does not work with the OLD SCHOOL Stupid Nintendo DS Lite :P.

You start off the game in your house, then you walk out of your house and then southeast toward a patch of grass, then prof oak turns you in to a lab for the choice of 1 of 3 different trainer Pokemon.

Charmander=Level 16 Evolution=Charmeleon=Level 36 Evolution= Charizard(Fire Flying) (strong)
Squirtle=Level 16 Evolution=Wartortle=Level 36 Evolution=Blastoise Water (tough)
Ivysaur=Level 18 Evolution= Ivysaur= Level 32 Evolution= Venusaur Water (Semistrong+Semitough)

after that you do a few chores for prof oak then get a few items go to the woods that lead to pewter, beat brock, then later the real challenge comes in, I used a level 100 Dewgong and totally owned Bruno with Aurora Beam.

Catch a Dewgong because it is better than a Blastoise.

Legends never die, they just fade with the passage of time...

This is one of the first two US releases of the series of games all known as Pokemon. Before release, the name was "Pocket Monsters", but the name was shortened for reasons I do not know. Two of the rarest Pokemon in existence can only be found on the original Blue and Red versions, one being Mew, whom rumors have circulated about for ages with definitive proof only surfacing in recent years. The other one, Missing no, is avoided at all costs, as it only exists because of debugging and playtesting complications, which is incredibly anomalous in and of itself for Nintendo, and has thus catapulted this Pokemon all of the way to the top of desirable Pokemon in this particular game because of the amazingly unusual circumstances, as well as the fact that the glitch is impossible to transfer to sequels like crystal, emerald, and so on, making Missingno's existence a fluke that will probably never be seen again and a small piece of gaming mythology. This Pokemon, when caught, can potentially result in irreversible corruption of this particular cartridge (no other Gameboy game, either Pokemon or otherwise has suffered a problem remotely like this), and those your Gameboy interacts with as well (again, this is limited to the very first Pokemon games ever made and does not pose even the slightest uncertainty of performance for Pokemon or non-Pokemon games that were made in some of the following years. To risk unpopularity with blunt honesty, I wish to strongly advise against getting a used copy for this reason unless you are willing to see it as something of a lottery ticket with better than 50% odds of success. These two, the rarest and the deadliest, may be playable in the potentially inevitable expansion/sequel to Smash Brothers Brawl. Missingno's visuals will almost certainly be inspired by fan input.

Additional info for Pokemon - Blue Version


Collect up to 139 Pokémon with this game

both Red and Blue versions are required to capture all 150

use the optional Game Link cable to trade Pokémon and play against a friend

for one to two players