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Pokemon Red Cheats and Tips

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Pokemon Red, released in 1998 (AUS and NA) and 1999 (EUR) is a re-release of the original Japanese, Poket Monsters: Red and, along with Blue, the first games to be released in the Pokemon series. Pokemon Red was a ground breaking game which popularised the concept of trading within a game. The game received very high ratings at the time of it's release and is still be played more than 20 years later. We are jam packed with Pokemon Red cheats which you can find both below and on our Pokemon Red GameShark Codes page.

Pokemon Fire Red is an enhanced version of Pokemon Red and we have loads of Pokemon Fire Red cheats here. Pokemon Red was also re-released later as a digital version, and we have a Pokemon Red Digital Walkthrough here, which will take you step by step through the whole game.

Pokemon Red Cheats

There are a number of cheats that can be used in Pokemon Red, these involve either entering codes using a gameshark device connected to your GameBoy, or if you are using an emulator, entering codes that you find in the cheat menu of your emulator. While the game is loads of fun without cheats, and we always encourage players to try to see waht they can get out of the game without cheats, using cheats to skip grinds or to add some enhancements is a great way to prolong the life of a game and squeeze some more enjoyment out of it.

You'll find on SuperCheats master ball cheats where you can get a load of master balls making it easy for you to catch any Pokemon in the game. There is also an Item Modifier cheat, so you can select which items appear to purchase in the Poke Mart. With this Wild Pokemon Modifier cheat you can select which Pokemon you want to meet in the wild, and if used at the same time as this Level Modifier you can set at what level the Pokemon you meet will be.

There are loads more codes besides the ones we mentioned, either on this page below, or over on our Pokemon Red GameShark Cheats page.

Pokemon Red

Pokemon Red Glitches

Pokemon Red is well know for it's gltiches, and some of them can potentially wreck your game, and others are just fun to do. On our site we have details of the Missingno glitch, Woman on a door glitch, Stuck in a Wall glitch and loads more which you can find by looking through the entries that you can find on this page.

While glitches are fun to do, be careful and save your progress before trying any of them as some could damage your game.

Pokemon Red Tips

How to Obtain Every Kanto Legendary Pokemon

If you don't want to use cheats to obtain any Pokemon, here is some information on how to find all of the legendary Pokemon in Kanto.

Articuno - Articuno can be found deep inside Seafoam Islands. It will be at Level 50.

Zapdos - Zapdos can be found inside the Power Plant. It will be at Level 50.

Moltres - Moltres can be found deep inside Victory Road. It will be at Level 50.

Mewtwo - Mewtwo can be found deep inside the Cerulean Cave. It will be at Level 70.

Mew - Mew can be obtained by an Event or by Trade.

More details on how to find these Legendary Pokemon is here.

Our walkthrough also offers a number of suggestions as to where the best locations are to train Pokemon for various reasons:

Best Overall Experience Training Locations - check that link and the links on the walkthrough for more location suggestions such as Best Hit Point Effort Values Training Locations, Best Overall Location To Earn A Ton Of Money and more.

Scroll down for more Pokemon Red tips, other resources for Pokemon Red on SuperCheats include Pokemon Red Questions where you can find over 400 answered questions directly relating to Pokemon Red, you can also ask your own question related to the game there for other players to answer.

We also have a fantastic in-depth walkthrough to the digital version of the game here, Pokemon Red Walkthrough. We really hope we the content you find on SuperCheats for Pokemon Red is useful in some way and it helps you to enjoy this great game even more! Feel free to drop us a comment or question if you are stuck with anything.

More Pokemon Red GameBoy Cheats and Tips

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The Best Way To Catch Any Legendary Pokemon

Try to lower the Legendary Pokemon to barely any, but try not to make it faint.

Next, use a move that will make the Legendary Pokemon Fall asleep.

Next, use Ultra Balls to try to catch the Legendary Pokemon.

If the Legendary Pokemon wakes up, make it fall back asleep and continue to use Ultra Balls.


In-Game Reset:

Press Select + Start + A + B while the credits are displayed to restart the game. Doing this will not cause any data to be lost.

Red Version Pokemon:







Hints, tips and guidiance can be got by visiting the SuperCheats Pokemon forums and asking our experts questions at the Q&A section.

How to Obtain Every Kanto Legendary Pokemon

Articuno - Articuno can be found deep inside Seafoam Islands. It will be at Level 50.

Zapdos - Zapdos can be found inside the Power Plant. It will be at Level 50.

Moltres - Moltres can be found deep inside Victory Road. It will be at Level 50.

Mewtwo - Mewtwo can be found deep inside the Cerulean Cave. It will be at Level 70.

Mew - Mew can be obtained by an Event or by Trade.

How to get to Glitch City

SAVE WARNING - Once inside Glitch City, DO NOT save your game. If you save your game within Glitch City, the save file will become corrupted and you will not be able to load it properly, forcing you to abandon your playthrough and start a new game. As utilizing this glitch involves Flying to Cinnibar Island, an area only explored during the latter half of the game, it means you'll probably have played for numerous hours that you don't want to lose, so use caution with this glitch.


Follow these steps for the only known way to access Glitch City, a 'city' comprised entirely of 'glitched' pixels:

1. Enter the Safari Zone in Fuschia City. Pay $500 to play the Safari Game. Once inside, exit. The clerk will ask if you're "Leaving alreadY?". An..

How to beat the first two Gym Leaders with Charmander as your st

First, start off with CHARMANDER, then level up only CHARMANDER until you get to PEWTER CITY (Level 16 - 20) should be enough!) you can evolve him (level16) if you want, but I managed to beat BROCK with him as CHARMANDER even though he should of evolved into CHARMELEON.

Get some POTIONS (about 4 or 5), then take on the other trainer inside the Gym, after you've done that, heal it at the POKEMON CENTER (don't use your POTIONS just yet, you'll need them when you take on BROCK. Then SAVE before you begin the battle, then if it goes wrong you can resume where you were and battle him again. He will first let out his Level 12 GEODUDE, use CHARMANDERS EMBER attack until it faints, use your POTIONS if CHARMANDERS health is too low after battling GEODUDE.

Next BROCK will l..

Get all 150 Pokemon as you progress the game

Ok maybe not ALL 150 (I got at least 140) but this cheat can make you encounter Pokemon from the other game (Like Magmar from Pokemon Blue on Pokemon Red!) So just do the simple Mew Glitch on another trainer besides the youngster and the swimmer and you can get other great Pokemon like:

















And since they will be level 7 they will be easy to catch (level 7 Chansey can even be caught with a simple Pokeball!)

But beware: Missingno. Can be encountered as well!

The second part is getting Tauros and Kangaskhan:

Go to safari zone and go to the are..

How to get the legendary birds Zapdos:you fi..

How to get the legendary birds

Zapdos:you find it in the power plant.

Moltres:you find it in victory road.

Artiquno:you find it in saeform islands.

When starting your game and the words gamboy fash press these codes.

Down:Pastel colours

Down and B:Autumn colors.

Down and A:More Autumn colors.

Right:Christmas colors.

Right and B:Whats light will be dark and whats dark will be light.

Right and A:Green.

Up:choclate colors.

Up and A:More choclate colors.

Up and B:Dark

Left:LIke Blue version.

Left and B:Black..

Species determined by name

If you do the Missingno cheat, and then continue surfing, you will run into over level 100 Pok�mon. The Pok�mon depends of your name in the game.

The 2nd, 4th and 6th letter determines the level and 3rd, 5th and 7th letter determines the Pok�mon. 1st letter does nothing. Example: If your name is "ABCDEFG", there comes L129 Golbat, L131 Snorlax and L133 Missingno. Note: If in your name is not 7 letters, the last letters are "empty".

Letter: level: Pok�mon

Empty: 0/80 'M

Space: 127 Missingno.

A: 128 Golduck

B: 129 Hypno

C: 130 Golbat

D: 131 Mewtwo

E: 132 Snorlax

F: 133 Magikarp

G: 134 Missingno.

H: 135 Missingno.

I: 136 Muk

J: 137 Missingno.

K: 138 Kingler

L: 139 Cloyster

M: 140 Missingn..

Level 100+ Pokemon

Go to Cinnabar Island with a Pokemon that is holding a master ball placed first in your party. Enter the Gym and save. The leave and head to pallet town. Talk to your Mom. And head back to Cinnabar Island. Surf off the coast in the direction of Seafoam Islands. Eventually you will get into a battle with a random pokemon. It will be Lv. 100+ and holding a master ball. Use you're master ball.

You need multiple Master Balls for this.

Also if you haven't cause any of the Legendary Pokemon you have a chance to meet a double of them at a much higher Lv.

If you have any problems umm contact me or something it took awhile for me to figure it out.

You can find me anywhere.

How to duplicate items: Put an item with a x..

How to duplicate items:

Put an item with a x symbol in the sixth position on the item list.

Go to the man in Viridian City and ask him how to catch a Pokemon.Then fly to Fushcia City and go south until you reach the water.

Walk to the wall on the left and face the water.Surf and follow the wall until you reach the shore of Seafoam island.

Dont go on land but surf up and down on the coastline.Soon you will find a pokemon called Missingno.Dont catch it or fight it.

Run away from missingno. and the sixth item on the item list will be duplicated.

How to Catch Mew in Pok�mon Red/Blue/Yellow

Yes, believe it or not, it can be done without a GameShark or other cheating device. Here's what you'll need to do:

Restart your game and play until you get HM02 Fly from the house west of Celadon City.

DO NOT fight the following trainers:

The Youngster with a Slowpoke (Level 17) on the road to Bill's house (Route 25). He is the fourth trainer after you cross Nugget Bridge, standing directly above a female trainer and facing north.

The Gambler with two Poliwags and a Poliwhirl (all Level 22) between Lavender Town and Saffron City (Route 8). He is standing just east of the entrance to Saffron City, facing north toward the door of the Underground Path.

Carefully follow the series of steps illustrated below.

Make sure you have a Pok�mon tha..


This isnt really a cheat, but a glitch in the game. You may need to start over to get Mew, but it is worth it.First you need fly, the third gym badge, a Pokemon lv 10ish and a Pokemon with sleep powder. North of cerulian city is a trainer with a lv 17 ish slowpoke, MAKE SURE YOU DO NOT FIGHT HIM, if you do, you can not get Mew also there is a gambler with some water Pokemon left of lavender town, don't fight him either.

Okay, get a flying Pokemon, a Pokemon with an attack with sleep powder or spore, a level 10 ish Pokemon like rattata, and a bunch of pokeballs, preferably great balls or ultra balls. Teach the flying Pokemon fly, then go to the first town you go into in the game with a Pokemon center, talk to the guy who shows you how to catch Pokemon and let him show you. Then ..

Glit City Go Safari zone and walk about a bit..

Glit City

Go Safari zone and walk about a bit and come back, if the man says "leaving early" say: No.

Go back in again he'll ask you the same question, this time say: No, save your game and swith your gameboy off and swith it back on again ....continue.

Come back out and the man will say "do you want to jion the hunt?" say: No. Fly to sinabare island, go to the right side where the gym is then surf.

Go up & down when it says P. A. Come out of Safari zone and you will be in a new world!

If you want to get a lot of 1 or more items foll..

if you want to get a lot of 1 or more items follow these instructions " go to Viridian city and talk to the man who says I've just had my coffee and i feel great and when he asks you if you're in a hurry say no then fly to cinnabar island. Surf up and down right side of it so you're half on land and half on water when you hit a missingno beat it but before you do make sure the item that you want lots of is in the sixth place then after you have beaten it you should have by the item you wanted lots of it should say 9* but when you come to 99* be alert because when you get to 1 of the item you must do the cheat again or else you will run out of that item

1,998 Coins

Want to get 1,998 coins for the Game Corner? First, get 999 coins in your coincase and put it in your 6th item slot. Then, encounter MissingNo or GB 'M GB.

You will have 1,998 game coins, but you can not get rid of your extra coincase.


you have to have the swim cabability. first put a rare candy as your SIXTH item. then fly to Veridian. Then talk to the guy that teaches you how to catch a pokemon and listen to what he has to say. then right after he finishes fly to cinnabar island, walk to the right side of the island and swim up and down the side not going all the way down. after a while MISSINGNO. should appear. he could be in between the levels 0 and 142. so make sure your pokemon are can catch it but it will gradually release the pokemon that you have captured. if you catch a level 0 you can give it a rare candy and it will evolve into a level 1 Kanguskan. also when you are swimming up and down watch out for the gardian pokemon because they are very strong.

Where to get Dratini and Dragonair

To get Dratini and Dragonair you must have the super rod. They are in the begging of the safari zone in the water.

Glitchy music First get an abra by nugget bridg..

Glitchy music

First get an abra by nugget bridges grass. Then go heal your pokemon at Cerulean city.Next go through the tunnel and don't go in the grass outside of it.Save.Now there will be a trainer to the left. Go along the right side of the path so he is one square to the left. Now take one step left and quickly press start.Use your abra to teleport to Cerulean PKMN center and go back through the path to vermillion city.

DO NOT BATTLE ANYBODY ON YOUR WAY TO VERMILLION!Now go to the mart but don't go inside instead go back up the path. before you meet the JR.trainer he will battle you. Make sure you beat him!Now go up you should have a hard time moving. now go into the grass and battle a Pokemon, beat it and head back to Vermillion about halfway there the regular music ..

Pokemon that evolve when traded

Here is a list of Pokemon that can evolve when they are traded:





Infinite items

Talk to the man who teaches you to catch Pokemon then fly directly to cinnabar surf along the very edge only.

When you see a missingno you now have infinite of the item in your 6 slot WARNING do not catch Missingo it may currupt your file however if it doesnt it will evolve into a kangaskan that knows fly also you may find Pokemon over lvl 100 such as mewtwo snorlax chansey possibly a Mew (very rare) and many more.

Get onto Cycling Road without a Bicycle!

Okay, so you may have deposited your Bike in your PC or never even bothered to get one, and you really can't be bothered to pick it up so you can get on Cycling Road.

There's a simple solution. When you enter either of the guardhouses that separate Cycling Road from Celadon/Fuschia City, walk so that you that the counter is right next to you. When the guard stops you and says that you need a Bicycle, keep on pressing Left on the D-Pad and after he's finished speaking you will walk past him anyway.

A very convenient and useful glitch!

How to catch mew!!!! Awsome cheat

first u must catch jigglypuff then evolve it with the moon stone. then make its speed 23 or more.(dont deleat the move sing). Now go across Nugget bridge and in the patch of grass catch an abra by putting it to sleep. now u must go by the trainer(go in front have him see you then warp away.) then fight a yougster with a lvl 17 slowpoke(The younster is in the second part after the first people.) Now warp once more with your abra. go on nugget bridge again and the game will paus atomaticly un pause and u will fight a lvl 7 mew!

Edit Player Name

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01??5DD1 - letter 6

01??5ED1 - letter 7

01??5FD1 - letter 8

01??60D1 - letter 9

01??61D1 - letter 10

01??62D1 - letter 11

7F= space

80= A

81= B

82= C

83= D

84= E

85= F

86= G

87= H

88= I

89= J

8A= K

8B= L

8C= M

8D= N

8E= O

8F= P

90= Q

91= are

92= S

93= T

94= you

95= V

96= W

97= X

98= Y

99= Z

9A= (

9B= )

9C= :

9D= ;

9E= [

9F= ]

A0= a

A1= b

A2= c

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A5= f

A6= g

A7= h

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This code will lead you to a PP UP to clone in a missingNo. trick!!!

FLY to Celadon City. You should be in front of the Pokemon Center.

Without pressing anything else, press down twice. Press left four times. Press down eight times.Press right nine times. You should be at a cuttable bush. CUT it down.

After cutting down the bush, Press right twice. Press up four times. Now press A. You should now have a PP UP!!!

Clone it with the MissingNo. trick to get unlimited PP UPs!!!

Infinite Health This code works i promise. ..

Infinite Health

This code works i promise.

First do the MissingNo.

Code (get to cinnabar island, fly to viridian City, say "no", fly to cinnabar island, surf along the east coast)

Keep getting into battles until you find a 100+ pokemon, preferrably Snorlax.

Duplicate rare candies and feed them to to your pokemon until he is level 255.

After this Store him in the pc.

Get him back out and his level will go back to what it was when you caught it, but is HEALTH WILL NOT!

just do this as many times as you want and his health will keep rising.

WARNING: do not give i..

To Duplicate Items: Your gonna need pokemo..

To Duplicate Items:

Your gonna need pokemon that know surf!

1)Talk to the guy who teaches you how to catch pokemon.(He's in Vigidian City).

2)When he says "are you in a hurry" say NO.

3)Go to Cinnabr Island.

4)Surf on the right sea side of Cinnabr Island.

5)Lots of good pokemon will apper like for example weexing I think L:28, snorlax L:148! or L:128!, pontynia I think L:43, Poliwrath, and exc...

6)A pokemon called Missingno. will apper, DON'T CATCH IT OR ELESE IT WILL RUIN YOUR GAME!!! they ..

Good Fishing

To have better results when fishing, tap A continously.

Cut grass

Lets begin...

To cut grass pokemon live in, teach a pokemon HMcut and then go up to the grass and cut away!

Happy Cuttin'! Super Cheats in The Bomb!

Stand on Tree

When you get the ability to cut, cut down one of the trees, stand where it used to be, and save. Turn your game off... When you turn it back on, you should be standing where the tree was (I don't think this will screw up your game)...

Also, if you don't want to fight Pokemon, but you have to go through tall grass, use cut on the grass to temporarily remove it...

Get Past The Ghost Easy.

You know that pesky Mother Marowak Ghost that haunts the Pokemon Tower? Normally you have to fight Team Rocket to get the Silph Scope. But if you don't feel like battling them all or you just want to do this quickly, go to Celedon City.

Go to the mall and buy a PokeDoll. Then go back to the Pokemon Tower in Lavander Town and use the PokeDoll on the Ghost.

Not only are your Pokemon spared a fight (it saves their energy for fighting the Rocket guards), you just calmed Marowak in a matter of minutes! This also works for Pokemon Blue and Yellow.

Invisible rare candy

Go to cerulian city (the one with misty as the gym leader) and go to the house on the left in the back go inside and and then go through the back door into his backyard and walk around pressing a and you will find a rare candy (its somewhere in the right side of the yard)

Easy Pokemon

First you should beat Team Rocket and their boss in the city that The boss of the and get the master ball once you have done this you should use Fly and go the city you get the earth badge talk to the old man He'll ask you if you are in a hurry say no he will show you how to chech Pokemon then fly to cinabar island and use surf but first make sure that master ball is the 6th item in your bag find Missingo run and then go to the sifarie zone run from the Pokemon if you find a hard to get Pokemon when you have done this use fly and surf up and down the edge of clinabar island that the gym is on you will find Missingo and level 100 and over but you will also see Pokemon from sefarie zone there as well

How to beat the elite four!



LEADER: Lorelei

Pokemon TYPE: Ice

Pokemon: Dewgong lv. 52 ; Slowbro lv. 52 ; Lapras lv. 54 ; Cloyster lv. 51 ; Jynx lv. 54

HOW TO WIN: Zapdos is the Pokemon to use here. Use thunder on Dewgong, thunder on slowbro, thunderbolt twice on Lapras, thunder on Cloyster, then switch to Moltres (or Charizard if you have him) and use flamethrower on Jynx. When you win, you get a little over $10,000 for winning. Then move on to Bruno after you do necessary healing, switching etc. Switch your leader to Dragonite then head on to Bruno's room.



Pokemon TYPE: Rock/Fighting

Pokemon: Onix lv. 51 ; Hitmonchan lv. 53 ; Hitmonlee lv. 53 ; Machamp lv. 56 ; Onix lv. 54

HOW TO WIN: Using your D..

Cutting grass

Tired of versing pokemon?heres a little tip

You can actually cut certain types of tall grass,it may take a little time but it's better then versing 100's of Pokemon while searching for the next place you want to go

Moon stones

Go to Mt.Moon and go to floor two.Go to were you get the fosils but before you get to were that weird guy is standing go to the rite into an alcove hit the wall and press "A" .Now you have a new stone. "DRAGONMASTER372...OUT"

Easy Critical Hits

Critical hits in this game are determined by speed. The higher the pokemon's speed, the more likely it is that it will get a critical hit. It is twice as likely if a move like slash is used because it has a high critical hit ratio. So More Speed=More Critical Hits

Find Your Starter

Location:west of mount moon east of cerulean city

Move around that area using repel 20 times. Then switch you're starter with the last poke in you're party. Repaet repel thing. Then find a wild poke. Should be you're starter.

Weird music

1. Beat the elite four and Gary

2. Catch Missingno.

3.Go to Fuchsia Pokemon Center

4.Go to the PC

5.Select the Elite Four's Website

6. It's glicthed

7. Listen to the Pokemon Center music. It is the wrong song played slowly.

This Cheat is for an easier way to get to Glit..

This Cheat is for an easier way to get to Glitch City and get a good chance catch a lot of safari pokemon without safari balls.

1. Go to Fushia City and get to the safari zone.

2. Enter the Safari and go right back out and the guy will ask you if you are leaving early say no and go back in.

3. Save your game once you get back in.

4. Turn your game off and turn it back on.

5 leave the safari zone this time the guy wont ask you if you are leaving early instead he will ask you if you want to join the hunt say NO.

6 After you leave fly to Cinnabar Island and surf on the edge of blaines gym you willd alot of ..

This is how you can get 100 of an item. First t..

This is how you can get 100 of an item. First talk to the guy that show you how to catch a Weedle. Let him show you how to catch it.

Then FLY to Cinabar Island and surf on the right side of the gym thats half land and half water.

Surf until you encounter a Pokemon named MissingNo. either run away or defeat him.

Still whatever you do DON'T CATCH HIM beacuse it will mess up your game.

This code really works. You can even duplicate master balls and Rare Candy's!

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