Pokémon Red and Blue/Walkthrough

KantoEdit

The adventures in Pokémon Blue take place in the land of Kanto. This includes many cities and routes that the trainer must visit.

Beginning the gameEdit

Choose the New Game option in the menu which appears after the presentation. After setting your and your opponent's name, the game shall begin with you appearing in your room in Pallet Town. The first thing to do is to withdraw the Potion which you shall find stored in your computer.

After that, it's time to go! Explore Pallet Town a bit and you'll find your house, your rival's house and Professor Oak's lab.


Professor Oak's not in his lab, so you'll have to go to look for him somewhere else. The water-barred route to the south is not an option, so the only choice is to go north.

Once you step on the grass, Professor Oak shall appear yelling at you how dangerous is the path to the north, and he'll bring you to his lab, where his grandson (your rival) is awaiting. After a bit of talk, he'll grant you the chance to choose between one of the three starter Pokémon of this game: Charmander, Squirtle and Bulbasaur.

  • Charmander has the strongest Attack and Speed of them. By contrast, his defence is weak.
  • Squirtle has the greatest level of defence. It also learns the best variety of attacks. Nevertheless, it is quite slow.
  • Bulbasaur is the best with Hit Points and Special Attack. On the other hand, it learns few good attacks by itself.

Whatever Pokémon you choose, your opponent shall select the one which has type advantage over yours. After you have both chosen your starter Pokémon, your rival shall challenge you to a battle to test your newly received Pokémon.

In this first combat, an agressive tactic is the best. Charmander's Scratch and Bulbasaur and Squirtle's Tackle are the best moves here. Keep on using damaging moves against the opponent's Pokémon, and don't forget to use the Potion you withdrew earlier from the PC if it is necessary, using it to restore up to 20 HP to your Pokémon (even though you lose a turn). Following this strategy, you should be able to beat the other Pokémon and win your first battle.

Route 1Edit

After defeating your rival, you can leave Pallet Town by heading north. Route 1 is a fairly straight-forward route, and you should be able to get to Veridian City without any problem. There is a shopkeeper handing out free samples, so be sure to talk to him.