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Blue (game)

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For the games 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 Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver
Gender Male
Eye color Brown
Hair color Brown
Hometown Pallet Town
Region Kanto
Relatives Professor Oak, Daisy
Trainer class Gym Leader, former 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) Blue
Art of Blue from Generation I

Blue Oak (Japanese: オーキド・グリーン Green Ōkido) is the rival of the player in the Generation I games as well as in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, their Generation III remakes. 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 Champion, but is quickly defeated by the player, losing the position.

Three years later, during Generation II and Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, the Generation IV remakes, he is the Gym Leader of Viridian City, having taken that position after Giovanni disbanded Team Rocket and went into solo training. In this position, he is notably the only Gym Leader to not focus on one specific type. 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.

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

In the games

Art of Blue from Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen

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 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).

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.

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 max happiness and have it massaged by Daisy Oak seven times. After the seventh 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 Blue (game)/Red, Green, and Blue
As Champion

If the player chose Bulbasaur:



If the player chose Charmander:



If the player chose Squirtle:



In Yellow

For all of Blue's teams in Pokémon Yellow, see Blue (game)/Yellow
As Champion

If Eevee evolved into Jolteon:



If Eevee evolved into Flareon:



If Eevee evolved into Vaporeon:



In Gold, Silver, and Crystal



In FireRed and LeafGreen

For all of Blue's teams in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, see Blue (game)/FireRed and LeafGreen
As Champion

If the player chose Bulbasaur:



If the player chose Charmander:



If the player chose Squirtle:



Rematches

If the player chose Bulbasaur:



If the player chose Charmander:



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

Quotes

File:RBBlue.png File:RB Rival2.png File:RBChamp.PNG
First sprite from
Generation I
Second sprite from
Generation I
Champion sprite from
Generation I
File:Y Blue.png File:Y Blue2.png File:YellowChampionBlue.png
First sprite from
Pokémon Yellow
Second sprite from
Pokémon Yellow
Champion sprite from
Pokémon Yellow
FRLG Blue Title.png File:Blue1.png File:Blue2.png File:FL Blue.png
Title sprite from
Generation III
First sprite from
Generation III
Second sprite from
Generation III
Champion sprite from
Generation III
File:Rival Blue.gif File:Blue 02.png File:BlueHGSS.gif VSBlue.png
Credits sprite from
Generation III
Sprite from
Generation II
Leader sprite from
Generation IV
VS sprite from
Generation IV

Generation I

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.

Generation II

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 Champ?

What? How the heck did I lose to you? ... Tch, all right... Here, take this -- it's Earth Badge.

... 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!

Generation III

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.

Generation IV

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 a 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!"
  • 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

  • During battle
"Perhaps I'm the one who was unprepared?"
  • When defeated
"Just as I expected! No wonder you became Champion..."

In the anime

Main article: Gary Oak
File:Gary DP Pokémon.png
Blue's anime counterpart, Gary Oak, with his Umbreon and Electivire.

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.

Trivia

  • Blue is the only Champion who does not induct the player into the Hall of Fame, with Professor Oak doing so instead.
  • Blue is likewise the only Champion who uses an Template:Type2 Pokémon in battle (Jolteon or Magneton, in Yellow only).
  • Because the method of deciding which of the Eeveelutions Blue obtains in Yellow is not connected to the player's choice of a starter (being that it is able to be only Pikachu), Blue is the only rival whose starter is able to be weak to the player's, which occurs if the player does not beat him in the first two battles.
  • In FireRed and LeafGreen, Blue can have as many as three Template:Type2s in his party when the player challenges him at the Pokémon League. If the player chooses Bulbasaur as their starter Pokémon, Blue will have the Pidgeot he always has, a Gyarados that appears only if Blue doesn't have a Blastoise, and a Charizard, evolved from the Charmander that was strong against the player's Bulbasaur at the start of the game.
  • Blue's Generation II team is based on his team from Red, Green, and Blue, minus the starter Pokémon, which is replaced with the Pokémon that he has if another starter was chosen. His Generation IV team is the same, however, he has a Machamp instead of Alakazam, and his rematch team is not based on FireRed and LeafGreen's rematch team except in having Tyranitar.
  • Blue has the most in-battle sprites in the series, with 11 total, due to the fact that his sprite changes as the player progresses through the Generation I and Generation III games, and his appearance as Gym Leader in Generation II and Generation IV.
  • Blue is the NPC Trainer that appears with the most different Pokémon species, with 43 of the 493 appearing under his control at one point or another.
  • Blue is the only rival who, at any point in the games they appear in, has a Pokémon with them that does not appear in their final team. In Generations I and III, he owns a Rattata in the third battle with him and Raticate (Rattata still in Yellow) in the fourth battle. In the fifth battle at Pokémon Tower, he no longer has the Raticate (Rattata) from previous battles with him.
    • It is speculated by fans that the Pokémon died. This is further supported when he asks the player why they are here if none of their Pokémon are dead and giving no explanation for his own presence there.
  • Blue is one of only two NPCs who has been both a Gym Leader and a Champion. The other is Wallace (though Wallace was a Gym Leader before becoming Champion, and Blue does the reverse). Both of them were the eighth Gym Leader and Champion of a region introduced in an odd-numbered generation.
  • All Japanese games that feature Blue as the rival has at least one of his default names derived from key people in the Pokémon franchise.
  • When fighting Blue for the final time in Generation I, battle animations are automatically turned on, even if the player has disabled them in the options menu.
  • The reasoning behind Blue's taking of Viridian Gym during Generation II and HeartGold and SoulSilver may not merely be in the fact that he was formerly Champion, and thus a skilled Trainer, but also in the fact that the badge earned there is the Green Badge in Japanese, the same as his name.
  • Blue is the only Gym Leader whose team consists of six Pokémon the first time he is faced. All others who use six Pokémon only do so on their rematch teams.
    • He is also the only Gym Leader who does not specialize in a specific type.
  • Blue's Sugimori artwork for HeartGold and SoulSilver has him in a pose similar to his Generation II sprite, only reverse.
    • Additionally the jacket he wears is similar to the one in his Champion battle sprite from the Generation I games.
    • Also his Generation II sprite is a mirror of his first sprite from Pokémon Yellow.
  • As of HeartGold and SoulSilver, Blue is the only rival whose father has not been seen.
  • Blue and Steven Stone are the only Champions whose last names are known. They are Champions of the regions introduced in odd-numbered generations.
  • In the French version of Pokémon Blue, Blue shares a name with a rival of Red's anime counterpart.
  • In Pokémon Stadium 2, all of the Pokémon in Blue's Round 2 team are the highest-leveled Pokémon of Johto Gym Leaders or Elite Four members.
  • Blue is the only character that has been a Rival, Gym Leader, and Champion.
  • In Pokémon Yellow, by cheating, if the player manages to battle Blue in the Pokémon League before the initial battle in Professor Oak's Laboratory, he will use a glitchy roster instead, which consists of underleveled Pokémon. This occurs because the roster data stays at an undefined index number of 00.
  • Blue is the only Champion who has a team that differs depending on which choices the player makes (in this instance the starter Pokémon the player chooses).

In other languages

  • French: Blue
  • German: Blau
  • Italian: Blu
  • Spanish: Azul
  • Korean: 그린 Geurin, Hangul phonetic of Green

Optional names for Blue

Language Red Green Blue Yellow FireRed LeafGreen
English
  • Blue
  • Gary
  • John
  • Red
  • Ash
  • Jack
  • Blue
  • Gary
  • John
  • Green
  • Gary
  • Kaz
  • Toru
  • Red
  • Ash
  • Kene
  • Geki
Japanese
  • グリーン Green
  • シゲル Shigeru
  • ジョン John
  • レッド Red
  • サトシ Satoshi
  • ジャック Jack
  • レッド Red
  • グリーン Green
  • ヒロシ Hiroshi
  • ブルー Blue
  • シゲル Shigeru
  • ジョン John
  • グリーン Green
  • シゲル Shigeru
  • ツネカズ Tsunekaz
  • サトル Satoru
  • レッド Red
  • サトシ Satoshi
  • ケン Ken
  • シゲキ Shigeki
German
  • Blau
  • Gary
  • John
  • Grün
  • Gary
  • Hugo
  • Michael
  • Rot
  • Sven
  • Gerd
  • Hans
Spanish
  • Azul
  • Gary
  • Juan
  • Verte
  • Bosco
  • Floren
  • Silvio
  • Joro
  • Furio
  • Llamín
  • Candel
French
  • Blue
  • Régis
  • Jean
  • Red
  • Sacha
  • Paul
  • Green
  • Yan
  • Mael
  • Davy
  • Red
  • Danny
  • Gurvan
  • Gontran
Italian
  • Blu
  • Gary
  • Pippo


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