Pokemon Blue/Red Walkthrough Version 1.02 By leothegreat6 Contents I: Introduction (1.1) The Game (1.2) Blue Vs Red (1.3) Controls II: Different Screens (2.1) PC's (2.2) Fights III: The Boulder Badge (3.1) Pallet Town (3.2) Route 1 (3.3) Viridian City (3.4) Route 22 (3.5) Route 2 (3.6) Viridian Forest (3.7) Pewter City IV: The Cascade Badge (4.1) Route 3 (4.2) Mt. Moon (4.3) Route 4 (4.4) Cerulean City V: The Thunder Badge (5.1) Route 24 Updates Version 1.02 Got to the Thunder Badge Version 1.01 Started walkthrough and got to the different screens part. I : Introduction 1.1: The Game Pokemon are small or big creatures that like to battle. You are a Pokemon trainer. The aim of Pokemon is to gain all eight gym badges from around Kanto (the continent) and fulfil Professor Oak's childhood dream: to catch all 150 Pokemon. Are you up to it? 1.2: Blue Vs Red There our a few differences between Blue and Red, for example you may get a Pokemon in Blue you can't get in Red and vice versa, so here is the list of unlucky ones: Pokemon Blue: * Sandshrew * Sandslash * Meowth * Persian * Bellsprout * Weepinbell * Victreebel * Pinsir * Vulpix * Ninetales * Magmar Pokemon Red: * Mankey * Primeape * Growlithe * Arcanine * Scyther * Ekans * Arbok * Electabuzz * Oddish * Gloom * Vileplume Personally I got Pokemon Blue because I absolutely love Magmar because he kicks ***. Back to the guide... 1.3: Controls Obviously you have to control your on screen character but don't panic because the controls are really simple: Button then... In Game control then... Start Menu control... Directions (BUTTON) Move (IN GAME) Move around choices (START MENU) A Talk, Do stuff Select a choice B Not Used Go back Select Use a selected item Not Used Start Get the menu up Not Used You can jump down ledges using the down button but you can't climb them (shame!) II: Different Screens 2.1: PCs In either Pokemons you store Pokemons/items in different 'boxes.' There are twelve boxes. This is pretty useful because you can only take six Pokemon with you. The PCs look like this: Someone's PC Your PC Prof. Oak's PC Log Off Someone's PC: The Pokemon storage system. To store Pokemon you must deposit. To get Pokemon you withdraw. You can also release Pokemon. Your PC: The item storage system. It is literally the same as above. You must withdraw, deposit and also toss items. Prof. Oak's PC: The Hall of Fame for the PKMN league. You can see your Pokemon who won the PKMN league. Log Off: Go back to the game. PC's are found in the corner of Pokemon Centers. 2.2: Fights In Pokemon you obviously have to fight. You have a few choices in how to fight and here they are: Fight Items PKMN Run Fight: Your Pokemon can learn 4 moves and here you choose what move to use. Moves are physical or purely tactical. Items: Use an item such as a potion or an escape rope. PKMN: Use a different Pokemon. Run: Run away from WILD Pokemon only. You must fight trainer battles. You will get to know this screen very well during your quest. III. The Boulder Badge 3.1: Pallet Town The game starts with Prof. Oak explaining what Pokemon are and asking what your name is. This name will be your screen name. After that you have to choose your rival's name. Choose what ever you want. You start in your bedroom in your home. Get the Potion out of the PC and then go downstairs. Exit your house and then head east to Prof. Oak's lab. Let him talk and then choose your starter Pokemon: GOTTA CATCH 'EM ALL! RED BLUE Squirtle One One Charmander One One Bulbasaur One One Bulbasaur is a much faster learner so he becomes a stronger Pokemon quicker, Squirtle can learn some really good HMS (things to help your game such as surfing or flying.) and Charmander is possibly the best fire pokemon in the game, so it's really up to you. However your rival will pick a different Pokemon. If you choose Charmander, your rival picks Squirtle, Bulbasaur for Charmander and Squirtle for Bulbasaur. They will battle you but if you win your Pokemon will grow to LV 6. Leave Prof. Oak's lab and head north to Route 1. NOTE: When you get a fishing rod, you can catch Poliwags and Goldeens. 3.2: Route 1 Not much is along here, except talk to a man for a Potion. The Pokemon along here are LV 2 to 4 so this is a perfect place to level up. GOTTA CATCH 'EM ALL! RED BLUE Pidgey Loads Loads Rattata Loads Loads 3.3: Viridian City You can't do much at the moment but if you go in the Poke Mart you will be given Oak's Parcel. You will need to take this back to Pallet. But before you do, you can head west to Route 22 and battle your rival again... 3.4: Route 22 GOTTA CATCH 'EM ALL! RED BLUE Rattata Loads Loads Spearow Rare Rare Nidoran (M) Loads Rare Nidoran (F) Rare Loads Head west along the path and your rival will find you. He has a LV 9 Pidgey and his LV 9 starter. If you have trained you should be able to beat him, so if you haven't already start now! MY POKEMON LV 11 Squirtle When you have defeated your rival head back to Pallet. When you get there enter Oak's lab. Talk to him and you and your rival will both receive Pokedexs. You are now officially a trainer! When your rival leaves go to the house above Oak's lab. This is where you can get a Town Map. After that, head up to Viridian City and keep going north into Route 2... 3.5: Route 2 GOTTA CATCH 'EM ALL! RED BLUE Pidgey Loads Loads Rattata Loads Loads Caterpie None Rare Weedle Rare None Heal first and then just keep heading north to Viridian Forest... NOTE: When you have Cut, you can come back here to get HM 05, Flash. You can also trade an Abra for a Mr Mime in a house along there. 3.6: Viridian Forest In this forest you will encounter your first Pokemon trainers. Their Pokemon will be roughly LV 6 to LV 9, so take care in there. It is a bit like a maze in there but this is just a taster of things to come. When finished head out to Pewter City... GOTTA CATCH 'EM ALL! RED BLUE Caterpie Rare Loads Metapod Loads Loads Weedle Loads Rare Kakuna Loads Rare Pikachu Rare Rare ITEMS TO FIND! Poke Ball Potion Antidote 3.7: Pewter City This is it! The town of the first badge, the Boulder Badge. Heal your Pokemon, but don't buy Magikarp of the man. After that head to the Gym... POKEMON LEADER 1 Name: Brock Pokemon: LV 12 Geodude LV 14 Onix These are both Rock types so if you chose Bulbasaur or Squirtle you will be fine, but if you have Charmander, things will be difficult. Well done if you win. You will receive TM 34, Bide, a move you can teach to a Pokemon and that all important Boulder Badge. When you finish head east to Route 3... MY POKEMON LV 16 Wartortle LV 12 Pikachu LV 14 Pidgey NOTE: When you have Cut you can enter the museum and get the Old Amber, an item which you can take to Cinnabar Island, to restore the ancient Pokemon, Aerodactyl... IV. The Cascade Badge 4.1: Route 3 Route 3 is a brilliant place for training your Pokemon, with creatures up to a terrifying LV 14. So my advice is battle everyone, and then you will be ahead on your training. Follow Route 3 around to your next stop, Mt. Moon... GOTTA CATCH 'EM ALL! RED BLUE Pidgey Loads Loads Spearow Loads Loads Jigglypuff Rare Rare 4.2: Mt. Moon Mt. Moon was named after an ancient myth, that long ago a meteor crashed into Earth and created a huge mountain, Mt. Moon. However, this crash was said to have awaken cute little Pokemon called Clefairies. The meteor that crashed, contained Moon Stones which could evolve some Pokemon including the Clefairies. Mt. Moon is even bigger than Viridian Forest and alot more confusing. First use the stairs in the top-left hand corner of the first room and follow the path around. Here you will find Team Rocket, a gang of criminals who like to steal Pokemon. They are a big part of the game. Defeat the Rockets and follow the path until you find the Super Nerd. He has two fossils. When you beat him, you can choose either the Dome or the Helix Fossil. The Dome Fossil is a Kabuto, and the Helix Fossil is an Omanyte. Really it is up to you but you have to wait until Cinnabar Island to get the Pokemon. Now exit the cave via the path behind Super Nerd, taking you out to Route 4... GOTTA CATCH 'EM ALL! RED BLUE Paras Rare Rare Clefairy Rare Rare Geodude Rare Rare Zubat Loads Loads ITEMS TO FIND! 2 Potions TM 12, Water Gun Rare Candy Escape Rope Moon Stone HP UP TM O1, Mega Punch 4.3: Route 4 Not much here, except TM O4, Whirlwind. Grab this first because if you jump the barrier at the end, you can't return. After head east to Cerulean City and your next Gym battle... GOTTA CATCH 'EM ALL! RED BLUE Spearow Rare Rare Rattata Loads Loads Ekans Rare None Sandshrew None Rare 4.4: Cerulean City Cerulean City is home to alot of stuff. First is the bike shop, where you can get a bike, (Wait until you get a Bike Voucher in Vermillion City though.) It is the house in the bottom left so keep that in mind. You can also trade a Poliwhirl for a rare Jynx.But more importantly, Cerulean City is the home of the second badge, the Cascade Badge... POKEMON LEADER 2 Name: Misty Pokemon: LV 18 Staryu LV 22 Starmie Misty trains Water Pokemon so if you have Squirtle or Charmander, it will be hard. However, Bulbasaur is super effective against Water Pokemon, so use him. Also Electric Pokemon are brilliant so use a Pikachu if you have one. When you beat Misty you will have the handy TM 11, Bubblebeam as well as that Cascade Badge! When done, head north to Route 24, where you rival waits... MY POKEMON LV 25 Wartortle LV 21 Pikachu LV 20 Pidgeotto LV 17 Geodude V: The Thunder Badge 5.1: Route 24 Route 24 is home to the famous Nugget Bridge, but before we start there you must battle your rival. He has a LV 18 Pidgeotto, LV 15 Abra and Rattata and his starter at LV 17. For Pidgeotto, use Electric, Abra can be beaten easily because he only knows Teleport, Rattata is weak against Rock Pokemon like Geodude, and his starter should be whupped easily if you have a high level Pokemon. After your rival, heal and then take on Nugget Bridge. There are five trainers along the bridge and if beat them all, you will win a Nugget, which sells quite high. After Nugget Bridge, heal again and head to Route 25... NOTE: When you have a fishing rod, you can catch Krabbys, Psyducks and Goldeens. 5.2: Route 25 Route 25 is possibly the hardest route in the game, with an amazing 17 trainers here, with Pokemon up to LV 18 up here. Use the Cerulean City Pokemon Center as often as you can, otherwise you will NOT survive. Keep heading east to the cottage at the end of Route 25, Bill's House. Bill created the Pokemon Storage System and he needs your help. He has turned into a Pokemon and he wants you to operate a machine for him. When you have done this he will give you a ticket to get on to the SS Anne in Vermillon City.