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Revision as of 04:43, 21 February 2012

For the game titled "Pokémon Blue Version", see Pokémon Blue Version (Japanese) and Pokémon Red and Blue Versions.

Blue
グリーン Green
HeartGold SoulSilver Blue.png
Art from HeartGold and SoulSilver
Gender Male
Eye color Brown
Hair color Brown
Hometown Pallet Town
Region Kanto
Relatives Professor Oak, Daisy
Trainer class Gym Leader, Champion, Rival
Generation I, II, III, IV
Games Red, Blue, Yellow, Gold, Silver, Crystal, FireRed, LeafGreen, HeartGold, SoulSilver, Stadium, Stadium 2
Leader of Viridian Gym
Badge Earth Badge
Champion of Indigo Plateau
Anime counterpart Gary Oak
Counterpart debut Pokémon - I Choose You!
Manga counterpart(s) Kai, Blue

Blue Oak (Japanese: オーキド・グリーン Green Okido) is the rival of the player in the Generation I games, as well as in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, their Generation III remakes.

After the three years between the Generation I games' plotline and that of the Generation II games and their remakes, Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, Blue took the place of Giovanni as the Viridian City Gym Leader, as Giovanni had disbanded Team Rocket and gone into solo training. Blue does not specialize in a particular type of Pokémon and, like Giovanni before him, gives anyone who defeats him an Earth Badge.

In the games

Role

He is a very cocky and somewhat unfriendly young man, typically bidding Red/Leaf farewell with "Smell ya later!", and his primary motivation throughout the game is to become the greatest Trainer. He eventually accomplishes this, defeating the Kanto Elite Four and becoming the Pokémon Champion, but is quickly defeated by the player, losing the position.

In Pokémon Red, Green, and Blue, Pokémon Yellow, and Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, Blue is the player's rival: he will meet up with the player as he or she journeys across the Kanto region, challenging him or her every once in a while to test their skills. Like the player, he receives a starter Pokémon from Professor Oak, his grandfather: the one he chooses will be of the type which weakens the type of the player's choice. In Yellow, he will take the Eevee Oak had intended for the player.

Eventually, Blue becomes the Champion at Indigo Plateau, though he is defeated by the player before Professor Oak arrives to congratulate him. Frustrated, he journeys to the Sevii Islands at Professor Oak's request, obtaining new Pokémon to use in his matches against the player at the Indigo Plateau (as all in-game Champions return to their position on the player's return to their hometown).

Professor Oak, his grandfather, deems Blue to have not realized how to care for Pokémon, which he commends the player for, on becoming Champion. This is evident in the state Blue leaves Silph Co. in, which is still under Team Rocket control, leaving the player to take out Giovanni.

In Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal and Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, however, it is revealed that, after he was defeated at the Indigo Plateau by Red (Leaf does not appear and is not mentioned in the remake games, and did not exist at the time of Generation II), Blue returned to Pallet Town. As Viridian Gym's Leader, Giovanni, had abandoned it on his defeat at the hands of Red, Blue took the position, now handing out the Earth Badge to Trainers who bested him. In Generation IV, he also distributes TM92 (Trick Room) to those who win the Earth Badge, but does not give a TM out in Generation II. He has not lost his nature as a traveling Trainer, however, and frequently leaves his Gym, creating problems for Trainers who wish to challenge him. When they do find him wherever he is, he points them in the direction of Viridian Gym for an official league battle. Blue will not battle the player until he or she has the other seven Kanto badges.

In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver only, the player can face Blue in a rematch at the Fighting Dojo. The method of obtaining his number is slightly different from the other Gym Leaders. The player must have his or her Pokémon at maximum happiness and have it massaged by Daisy Oak five times. After the fifth time, she will give the player Blue's phone number when spoken to. He can be called for a rematch on Sunday night.

Pokémon

In Red, Green, and Blue

For all of Blue's teams in Pokémon Red, Green, and Blue, see here
As Champion

Bulbasaur If the player chose Bulbasaur:



Charmander If the player chose Charmander:



Squirtle If the player chose Squirtle:



In Yellow

For all of Blue's teams in Pokémon Yellow, see here
As Champion

Vaporeon If Eevee evolved into Vaporeon:



Jolteon If Eevee evolved into Jolteon:



Flareon If Eevee evolved into Flareon:



In Gold, Silver, and Crystal



In FireRed and LeafGreen

For all of Blue's teams in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, see here
As Champion

Bulbasaur If the player chose Bulbasaur:



Charmander If the player chose Charmander:



Squirtle If the player chose Squirtle:



Rematches

Bulbasaur If the player chose Bulbasaur:



Charmander If the player chose Charmander:



Squirtle If the player chose Squirtle:



In HeartGold and SoulSilver

Gym match


Second battle (Rematch)


In Stadium and Stadium 2

For all of Blue's teams in both Pokémon Stadium and Pokémon Stadium 2, see Blue (game)/Stadium series

Names

Quotes

Red and Blue

  • Before the Champion battle:
"Hey! I was looking forward to seeing you, <player>! My rival should be strong to keep me sharp! While working on my Pokédex, I looked all over for powerful Pokémon! Not only that, I assembled teams that would beat any Pokémon type! And now! I am the Pokémon League Champion! <Player>! Do you know what that means? I'll tell you! I am the most powerful Trainer in the world!"
  • After being defeated:
"NO! That can't be! You beat my best! After all that work to become League champ? My reign is over already? It's not fair! Why? Why did I lose? I never made any mistakes raising my Pokémon... Darn it! You're the new Pokémon League Champion! Although I don't like to admit it."

Gold, Silver, and Crystal

  • Before battle
"Yo! Finally got here, huh? I wasn't in the mood at Cinnabar, but now I'm ready to battle you. ... You're telling me you conquered all the Gyms in Johto? Heh! Johto's Gyms must be pretty pathetic then. Hey, don't worry about it. I'll know if you are good or not by battling you right now. Ready, Johto boyGS/Johto ChampC?"
  • When defeated
"What? How the heck did I lose to you? ... Tch, all right... Here, take this-- it's Earth Badge."
  • After being defeated
"... All right, I was wrong. You're the real deal. You are a good Trainer. But I'm going to beat you someday. Don't you forget it!"
"Listen, you. You better not lose until I beat you. Got it?:"

FireRed and LeafGreen

  • Before the Champion battle:
"Hey! I was looking forward to seeing you, <player>! My rival should be strong to keep me sharp! While working on my Pokédex, I looked all over for Pokémon! Not only that, I assembled teams that would beat any Pokémon type! And now... I am the Pokémon League Champion! <Player>! Do you know what that means? I'll tell you! I am the most powerful Trainer in the world!"
  • After being defeated:
"NO! That can't be! You beat me at my best! After all that work to become League champ? My reign is over already? It's not fair! Why? Why did I lose? I never made any mistakes raising my Pokémon... Darn it! You're the new Pokémon League Champion! Although I don't like to admit it."

HeartGold and SoulSilver

Cinnabar Island
"Who are you? My name's Blue. I was once the Kanto Champion. Although it was short-lived thanks to Red... Anyway, take a good look around you... A volcano erupts, and just like that, a whole town disappears. We can go on winning and losing in Pokémon, but if nature so much as twitches, we can be overwhelmed in a second... That's the way it is... But, anyway, I'm still a Trainer. If I see a strong opponent, it makes me want to battle. If you want to battle me... for real, show me how many Kanto Badges you've got. ... <0 to 6 Badges>... You're not ready to battle me..."
"If you want to battle me... for real, come to the Viridian Gym. I'll be waiting for you!"
Viridian Gym
  • Before battle
"Yo! Finally got here, huh? I wasn't in the mood at Cinnabar, but now I'm ready to battle you. ... You're telling me you conquered all the Gyms in Johto? Hahaha! Heh! Johto's Gyms are that pathetic? Hey, don't worry about it. I'll know if you are good or not by battling you right now."
  • After sending out last Pokémon
"Heh heh heh... You're unprepared for this. We'll knock you down!"
  • During battle
"Perhaps I'm the one who was unprepared?"
  • When defeated
"This is the real power of Johto..."
  • After being defeated
"No way! How the heck did I lose to you? ... Tch, all right... Here, take this. It's the Earth Badge."
"With this badge, you'll be able to use the HM move Rock Climb! Here! Take this as well!"
"It contains Trick Room! It allows slower Pokémon to move before faster Pokémon for a while. It's a very tricky move, isn't it? Hence the name!"
"... All right, I was wrong. You're the real deal. You are a good trainer. But I'm going to beat you someday. Don't you forget it!"
Fighting Dojo
  • Before battle
"Good! Thanks for coming to lose to me!"
  • When defeated:
"Just as I expected! No wonder you've become the Champion..."
  • After being defeated
"Hahaha! My scare tactic doesn't scare you at all!"
PokéGear Phone
For registering his number, see Daisy Oak

Calling him:

"Hello...Whatever... Don't worry about me. I'm doing peachy over here! If it's not Sunday night, then I'm not available. Call then or forget about it!"
On Sunday evenings:
"Hello...Whatever... Don't worry about me. I'm doing peachy over here! I was just looking for something to do! Wanna battle me again?"
Yes: "Whatever! I won't lose to you again, got that? I'll be waiting at the Fighting Dojo in Saffron City."

Artwork

Sugimori Starter artwork.png 100px Rival artwork.png Red Blue Blue.png Yellow Blue.png FireRed LeafGreen Blue.png
Artwork of the starters. Early artwork with
Red.
Early artwork battling
Red.
Official artwork from
Generation I
Official artwork from
Yellow.
Official artwork from
FireRed and LeafGreen.

Sprites

File:RBBlue.png File:RB Rival2.png File:RB Champ.png File:Y Blue.png File:Y Blue2.png File:YellowChampionBlue.png File:Blue 02.png
First sprite from
Generation I
Second sprite from
Generation I
Champion sprite from
Generation I
First sprite from
Yellow
Second sprite from
Yellow
Champion sprite from
Yellow
Sprite from
Generation II
File:Blue1.png File:Blue2.png File:FL Blue.png FRLG Blue Title.png File:Rival Blue.gif File:BlueHGSS.gif VSBlue.png
First sprite from
Generation III
Second sprite from
Generation III
Champion sprite from
Generation III
Sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen's intro.
Sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen's credits.
Sprite from
Generation IV
VS sprite from
Generation IV
Blue OD.png S2 Leader Blue.png
overworld sprite from
Generation IV
Blue's artwork from
both Pokémon Stadiums

In the anime

File:Gary Oak.png
Blue's anime counterpart, Gary Oak
Main article: Gary Oak

Blue himself does not make an appearance in the anime; however, he receives an anime counterpart in Gary Oak, Ash Ketchum's rival. Much like Blue, Gary was initially very arrogant, but mellowed out after he was defeated by his rival. Unlike Blue, however, Gary has not been shown to have taken over Viridian Gym, instead he has decided to become a Pokémon researcher like his grandfather, and is currently working with Professor Rowan in Sinnoh.

In the manga

Blue, like many in-game characters, has several counterparts in the many different manga series based on Pokémon. While these manga counterparts are distinct from Blue and each other, they generally share his appearance and personality traits.

In the Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

Main article: Gary Oak

Blue's anime counterpart, Gary Oak, also appears in the The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga. In the manga, he has a sister (unseen in the anime) named May.

In the Pokémon 4Koma manga

Main article: Rival (4Koma)

In Pokémon 4Koma, Blue has a counterpart simply named Rival.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Blue (Adventures)

Blue, like other rival characters in the games, has a direct counterpart in a similarly named character of Pokémon Adventures. Like his game counterpart (and the illustrations of the Japanese game guides depicting Red, himself, and a third trainer character), he starts out with a starter Pokémon that disadvantages the main character's, and has Professor Oak and Daisy as family members. He also loses to Red in the Indigo League in the end, and becomes the successor to the position of Viridian Gym Leader three years later.

Unlike the Blue of the games, however, he is a calm, reserved individual who knows his limits well, as displayed when he withdraws from fighting Mew knowing his Charmander would eventually lose. Though he initially would do anything to capture and train Pokémon to bend to his own will, he eventually learns from his mistakes from Red and learns to care for his Pokémon. He demonstrates this when he calls his Machamp back when he knew it was too tired to battle. His cockiness is very much reserved in comparison to his counterparts', as he does not treat Red as an embarrassment of a rival soon after they meet in the Lavender Tower.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Main article: Kai Midorikawa

Blue has a counterpart in the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga named Kai Midorikawa. Kai is Isamu Akai's rival and, like Blue, is Professor Oak's grandson.

In the Pokémon Zensho manga

Main article: Shigeru (Zensho)

Blue has a counterpart in the Pokémon Zensho manga named Shigeru, named after Blue's alternate name from the games and Gary's Japanese name.

Trivia

  • Blue is the only character that has been a Rival, Gym Leader, and Champion.
  • Blue is the only rival whose father has not been seen.
  • Blue is the only Gym Leader who does not specialize in a specific type.

In other languages

Language Name Origin
English, French, Polish Blue
German Blau Blau is German for blue.
Italian Blu Blu is Italian for blue.
Spanish Azul Azul is Spanish for blue.
Korean 그린 Geurin Hangul phonetic for Green.



Non-player characters in the core series games
Kanto Professor OakMomBlueDaisyOld manBillMr. FujiSafari Zone WardenCopycatPrimo
Pokémon Fan Club ChairmanCelioLostelleTealaSelphyCalSteven StoneMayleneCameronMr. Game
Team RocketGym guideGym LeadersElite FourName Rater


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