|Release Date(s)|| JP: October 15, 1996|
NA: September 30, 1998
EU: May 10, 1999
AUS: November 1, 1998
|Compatible with|| Gen I|
|Paired with:||Pokémon Red, Pokémon Green|
|Succeeded by:||Pokémon Yellow|
Pokémon Blue is part of a series of an interactive series of games (Also including Pokémon Yellow and Pokémon Red). This game helped the Gameboy become a worldwide phenomenon as thanks to it's revolutionary trading feature. As a young Pokémon Trainer, your goal is to become the greatest Pokémon Master ever by capturing and training up to 151 Pokémon. Not all Pokémon are available in one version. You'll need to trade with friends using a Game Link cable to catch 'em all! This game wasn't part of the first release in Japan. However, the first two games released in Japan were Pokemon Green, and Pokemon Red.
- 139 catch-able characters in the game (the rest can be obtained by trading with friends who have Red/Green/Yellow version) with a total of 151 Pokemon to collect.
- Game Link Cable to battle and trade Pokémon with friends!
- Insert Game into a GameBoy Color and Pokémon Blue will appear in Blue Filters.
- Insert Game into a Super GameBoy and Pokémon Blue will feature a special blue Pokéball border.
- Johto compatibility.
- Gym Compendium (Blue/Red)
- Item Dex (Blue/Red)
- Pokedex (Blue/Red)
- TM/HM List (Blue/Red)
- Attacks (Red/Blue)
The main point of this game is to collect all 8 badges and become a Pokémon champion. thought this isn't attained easily as you need to train your Pokémon, and set them with the right tactics to be able to defeat them all and be the strongest.
Through out the game, you will fight your rival (default: Gary Oak). He is always trying to become a better Pokémon trainer than you, and finally becomes the Pokémon Champion. He is the last storyline boss, as well as a mid-boss many times as well.