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|name=<span style="color:#FFFFFF;">Pocket Monsters: Blue</span>
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|jname=<span style="color:#FFFFFF;">ポケットモンスター{{tt||あお}}</span>
 
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|caption=Boxart of Pocket Monsters Blue, [[version mascot|depicting]] {{p|Blastoise}}
 
|caption=Boxart of Pocket Monsters Blue, [[version mascot|depicting]] {{p|Blastoise}}
|platform=[[Game Boy]]{{tt|*|Enhanced for the Super Game Boy}}
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|platform=[[Game Boy]] <small>(enhanced for the [[Super Game Boy]])</small>
 
|category=RPG
 
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|developer=[[Game Freak]]
 
|developer=[[Game Freak]]
 
|publisher=[[Nintendo]]
 
|publisher=[[Nintendo]]
|gen_series=[[Generation I]] [[version|main series]]
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|gen_series=[[Generation I]] [[Version|main series]]
 
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|release_date_ja=October 10, 1996<ref>[http://www.pokemon.co.jp/game/other/gb-blue/ Pokémon.co.jp]</ref>
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|release_date_ja=October 15, 1996 <small>({{wp|CoroCoro Comic}})</small><ref name="ポケットモンスター 青 | ポケットモンスターオフィシャルサイト">http://www.pokemon.co.jp/game/other/gb-blue/</ref><ref name="ポケットモンスター 青">http://www.nintendo.co.jp/n02/dmg/apej/</ref><br>October 10, 1999 <small>({{wp|retail}})</small><ref name="ポケットモンスター 青 | ポケットモンスターオフィシャルサイト" /><ref name="ポケットモンスター 青" />
 
|release_date_na=September 30, 1998{{tt|*|Red and Blue}}
 
|release_date_na=September 30, 1998{{tt|*|Red and Blue}}
 
|release_date_au=November 1, 1998{{tt|*|Red and Blue}}
 
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'''Pocket Monsters: Blue''' (Japanese: '''{{tt|ポケットモンスター 青|Poketto Monsutā Ao}}''') is the third [[Version|main series]] [[Pokémon games|Pokémon game]] for [[Game Boy]], released in Japan on October 10, 1996 as a minor revision of {{game|Red and Green|s|Pocket Monsters: Red & Green}} (Japanese: {{tt|ポケットモンスター 赤・緑|Poketto Monsutā Aka Midori}}), which were released earlier that year. It was thus the first [[Versions|third version]] in the main series Pokémon games, and was initially sold exclusively to subscribers of {{wp|CoroCoro Comic}}.
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'''Pocket Monsters: Blue''' (Japanese: '''ポケットモンスター{{tt|青|あお}}''') is the third [[Version|main series]] [[Pokémon games|Pokémon game]] for [[Game Boy]], released in Japan on October 15, 1996 exclusively to subscribers of {{wp|CoroCoro Comic}} and on October 10, 1999 to general {{wp|retail}} as a minor revision of {{game|Red and Green|s|Pocket Monsters: Red & Green}} (Japanese: ポケットモンスター{{tt||あか}}{{tt|緑|みどり}}), which were released earlier that year. It was thus the first [[Versions|solitary version]] in the main series Pokémon games
   
 
Various fixes in the game include a graphics and sound upgrade, as well as the removal of several known glitches that had been found in the original pair. Like its paired predecessors, it was never ''truly'' released outside of Japan, however, while Red and Green provided the [[wild Pokémon]] and [[version-exclusive Pokémon]] lists for the rest of the world's {{game|Red and Blue|s}}, Blue provided the graphics, game engine, and script for translation.
 
Various fixes in the game include a graphics and sound upgrade, as well as the removal of several known glitches that had been found in the original pair. Like its paired predecessors, it was never ''truly'' released outside of Japan, however, while Red and Green provided the [[wild Pokémon]] and [[version-exclusive Pokémon]] lists for the rest of the world's {{game|Red and Blue|s}}, Blue provided the graphics, game engine, and script for translation.
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==Plot==
 
==Plot==
 
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Much as would become standard for third versions, players followed the plot of the previous two games. Like in Red and Green, they started in [[Pallet Town]] in the [[Kanto|Kanto region]], receiving a [[starter Pokémon]] from [[Professor Oak]]. As before, the choices are {{p|Bulbasaur}}, {{p|Charmander}}, and {{p|Squirtle}}, and the {{ga|Blue|rival}} chooses the starter that is super-effective against the player's starter.
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Much as would become standard for solitary versions, {{player}}s follow the plot of the previous two games. Like in Red and Green, the player starts in [[Pallet Town]] in the [[Kanto|Kanto region]], receiving a [[starter Pokémon]] from [[Professor Oak]]. As before, the choices are {{p|Bulbasaur}}, {{p|Charmander}}, and {{p|Squirtle}}, and the {{ga|Blue|rival}} chooses the starter that is super-effective against the player's starter.
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Once more, the eight [[Gym Leaders]] of Kanto are [[Brock]], [[Misty]], [[Lt. Surge]], [[Erika]], [[Koga]], [[Sabrina]], [[Blaine]], and [[Giovanni]], while the [[Elite Four]] are [[Lorelei]], [[Bruno]], [[Agatha]], and [[Lance]], with {{ga|Blue|the rival}} still in the {{pkmn|Champion}}'s place.
   
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Like before, the eight [[Gym Leaders]] of Kanto are [[Brock]], [[Misty]], [[Lt. Surge]], [[Erika]], [[Koga]], [[Sabrina]], [[Blaine]], and [[Giovanni]], while the [[Elite Four]] are [[Lorelei]], [[Bruno]], [[Agatha]], and [[Lance]], with {{ga|Blue|the rival}} still in the {{pkmn|Champion}}'s place.
 
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Again, the evil [[Team Rocket]] is causing chaos across the region, and it is up to the player to defeat them.
 
Again, the evil [[Team Rocket]] is causing chaos across the region, and it is up to the player to defeat them.
   
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* The introduction of the game features a battle between a [[Gengar (Pokémon)|Gengar]] and a [[Jigglypuff (Pokémon)|Jigglypuff]], as opposed to a [[Gengar (Pokémon)|Gengar]] and a [[Nidorino (Pokémon)|Nidorino]], as it was in [[Pokémon Red and Green]]. This change carried on into the localized version of Pokémon Blue, while the original appeared in the localized Pokémon Red.
 
* The introduction of the game features a battle between a [[Gengar (Pokémon)|Gengar]] and a [[Jigglypuff (Pokémon)|Jigglypuff]], as opposed to a [[Gengar (Pokémon)|Gengar]] and a [[Nidorino (Pokémon)|Nidorino]], as it was in [[Pokémon Red and Green]]. This change carried on into the localized version of Pokémon Blue, while the original appeared in the localized Pokémon Red.
 
* Pokémon only available through an in-game trade in Red and Green are now found in the wild.
 
* Pokémon only available through an in-game trade in Red and Green are now found in the wild.
* [[Missingno.]] was given the placeholder Pokédex entry 「{{tt|コメント さくせいちゅう|Komento sakusei-chū}}」 "''Comment to be written.''" and became the ??? species. This was not translated, resulting in a glitched Pokédex entry in the localized {{game|Red and Blue|s}} and the corruption of Missingno.'s original height and weight ({{tt|1.0 m|3.3 ft}} and {{tt|10.0 kg|22.1 lb}} respectively), showing instead a height of {{tt|10.0 ft|3.1 m}} and a weight of {{tt|3507.2 lb|1590.8 kg}}.<ref>[http://iimarck.us/i/missing-number/ IIMarckus]</ref><ref>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azoyziIrwIc YouTube]</ref>
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* [[Missingno.]] was given the placeholder Pokédex entry コメント さくせいちゅう ''Comment to be written.'' and became the ??? species. This was not translated, resulting in a glitched Pokédex entry in the localized {{game|Red and Blue|s}} and the corruption of Missingno.'s original height and weight (1.0 m/3'3" and 10.0 kg/22.1 lb, respectively), showing instead a height of 10'0"/3.1 m and a weight of 3507.2 lb/1590.8 kg.<ref>[http://iimarck.us/i/missing-number/ Missing Number]</ref>
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==Features==
 
==Features==
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==Staff==
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==Development==
{{main|Staff of Pokémon Red and Green}}
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{{main|Pokémon Red and Green beta}}
   
==Music==
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==Soundtrack==
 
{{main|Game Boy: Entire Pokémon Sounds Collection CD}}
 
{{main|Game Boy: Entire Pokémon Sounds Collection CD}}
The soundtrack contains all of the background music and sound effects used in Pokémon Red and Green (the basis for the soundtrack of the Japanese Pokémon Blue), all of which were composed solely by [[Junichi Masuda]]. This includes {{OBP|Pokémon|species}} [[Cry|cries]] and [[Pokédex]] entries read by "Dexter", {{Ash}}'s Pokédex.
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The soundtrack release for {{game|Red and Green|s}} also applies to Pokémon Blue.
   
==Beta elements==
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==Staff==
{{main|Pokémon Red and Green beta}}
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{{main|Staff of Pokémon Red and Green}}
The game, like its predecessors (Pokémon Red and Green), had many beta elements prior to its release, although Pokémon Red and Blue would later have several altered aspects of their own during the two-and-a-half years between the release of Red and Green, their bug-fixing release, Blue Version (Japanese), and the release of the merger between the Japanese games into Red and Blue for overseas markets.
 
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
* Because the script for Pokémon Blue, rather than that of {{game|Red and Green|s}}, was used for the translation of the Japanese trio into {{game|Red and Blue|s}}, an old man who trades the player an {{p|Electrode}} on [[Cinnabar Island]] claims that the {{p|Raichu}} he received "went and evolved". As Raichu does not have an evolved form, this makes no sense whatsoever. In the context of Pokémon Blue, however, it makes sense, as the player trades away a {{p|Kadabra}}, which evolves through trade, for a {{p|Graveler}} in this game.
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* Because the script for Pokémon Blue, rather than that of {{game|Red and Green|s}}, was used for the translation of the Japanese trio into {{game|Red and Blue|s}}, translation errors were made for two of the [[List of in-game trades|in-game trades]].
** The same issue arises with the old man that trades the player a {{p|Jynx}} in [[Cerulean City]] who claims that the {{p|Poliwhirl}} he received "went and evolved". While Poliwhirl does evolve, it does not evolve by a trade but rather through the use of a [[Water Stone]]. This issue is likely because in Pokémon Blue, the old man trades away a {{p|Haunter}} for a {{p|Machoke}} which does evolves through trade and the original script was not edited.
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** The old man who trades the {{player}} an {{p|Electrode}} on [[Cinnabar Island]] claims that the {{p|Raichu}} he received "went and [[Evolution|evolved]]". As Raichu does not have an evolved form, this makes no sense whatsoever. In the context of Pokémon Blue, it makes sense as the player trades away a {{p|Kadabra}}, which evolves through trade, for a {{p|Graveler}}.
* Pokémon Blue, as well as [[Pokémon Red and Green Versions|its older, paired counterparts]], are the only [[Generation I]] games that don't provide a waiting message when the [[saving]] process is in course.
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** The old man that trades the player a {{p|Jynx}} in [[Cerulean City]] claims that the {{p|Poliwhirl}} he received "went and evolved". While Poliwhirl does evolve, it does not evolve by [[trade]] but rather through the use of a {{DL|Evolutionary stone|Water Stone}}. In the context of Pokémon Blue, the old man trades away a {{p|Haunter}} for a {{p|Machoke}}, which does evolves through trade.
** Unlike {{2v2|Red|Green}}, however, it doesn't inform the player that the [[saving]] process will overwrite the previous save file, a situation that carried over into the [[Pokémon Red and Blue Versions|English versions]].
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* Pokémon Blue, as well as {{game|Red and Green|s|its older, paired counterparts}}, are the only [[Generation I]] games that don't provide a waiting message when the [[saving]] process is in course.
* The {{OBP|Pokémon|species}} depicted during [[Professor Oak]]'s introductory lecture is a {{p|Nidorino}}. However, the [[cry]] that plays belongs to {{p|Nidorina}}. This is actually a mistake that was carried over from {{2v2|Red|Green}}. The issue also remained in [[Pokémon Red and Blue Versions|the localizations]].
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** Unlike Red and Green, it doesn't inform the player that the [[saving]] process will overwrite the previous saved game data, a situation that carried over into the [[Pokémon Red and Blue Versions|English versions]].
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* The {{OBP|Pokémon|species}} depicted during [[Professor Oak]]'s introductory lecture is a {{p|Nidorino}}. However, the [[cry]] that plays belongs to {{p|Nidorina}}. This is actually a mistake that was carried over from {{game|Red and Green|s}}. The issue also remained in {{game|Red and Blue|s|the localizations}}.
   
 
==References==
 
==References==

Revision as of 05:03, 24 July 2013

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Basic info
Platform: Game Boy (enhanced for the Super Game Boy)
Category: RPG
Players: 2 players simultaneous
Connectivity: Link cable
Developer: Game Freak
Publisher: Nintendo
Part of: Generation I main series
Ratings
CERO: N/A
ESRB: N/A
ACB: N/A
OFLC: N/A
PEGI: N/A
GRB: N/A
Release dates
Japan: October 15, 1996 (CoroCoro Comic)[1][2]
October 10, 1999 (retail)[1][2]
North America: September 30, 1998*
Australia: November 1, 1998*
Europe: October 8, 1999*
South Korea: N/A
Websites
Japanese: Pokémon.co.jp
Nintendo.co.jp
English: N/A

Pocket Monsters: Blue (Japanese: ポケットモンスター) is the third main series Pokémon game for Game Boy, released in Japan on October 15, 1996 exclusively to subscribers of CoroCoro Comic and on October 10, 1999 to general retail as a minor revision of Pocket Monsters: Red & Green (Japanese: ポケットモンスター), which were released earlier that year. It was thus the first solitary version in the main series Pokémon games

Various fixes in the game include a graphics and sound upgrade, as well as the removal of several known glitches that had been found in the original pair. Like its paired predecessors, it was never truly released outside of Japan, however, while Red and Green provided the wild Pokémon and version-exclusive Pokémon lists for the rest of the world's Pokémon Red and Blue, Blue provided the graphics, game engine, and script for translation.

Plot

201 Spoiler warning: this article may contain major plot or ending details. 201

Much as would become standard for solitary versions, players follow the plot of the previous two games. Like in Red and Green, the player starts in Pallet Town in the Kanto region, receiving a starter Pokémon from Professor Oak. As before, the choices are Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle, and the rival chooses the starter that is super-effective against the player's starter.

Once more, the eight Gym Leaders of Kanto are Brock, Misty, Lt. Surge, Erika, Koga, Sabrina, Blaine, and Giovanni, while the Elite Four are Lorelei, Bruno, Agatha, and Lance, with the rival still in the Champion's place.

Again, the evil Team Rocket is causing chaos across the region, and it is up to the player to defeat them.

Changes from Red and Green

  • Kanto is slightly redesigned, with the design of doors, signposts and other elements changed. Cerulean Cave, the game's final dungeon, receives the most significant overhaul, sporting a different layout. These designs would later be reused for the international Pokémon Red and Blue.
  • In-game trades are changed to different Pokémon.
  • Game Corner prizes are different.
  • The introduction of the game features a battle between a Gengar and a Jigglypuff, as opposed to a Gengar and a Nidorino, as it was in Pokémon Red and Green. This change carried on into the localized version of Pokémon Blue, while the original appeared in the localized Pokémon Red.
  • Pokémon only available through an in-game trade in Red and Green are now found in the wild.
  • Missingno. was given the placeholder Pokédex entry コメント さくせいちゅう Comment to be written. and became the ??? species. This was not translated, resulting in a glitched Pokédex entry in the localized Pokémon Red and Blue and the corruption of Missingno.'s original height and weight (1.0 m/3'3" and 10.0 kg/22.1 lb, respectively), showing instead a height of 10'0"/3.1 m and a weight of 3507.2 lb/1590.8 kg.[3]
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Features

Gyms

Much as in Red and Green, there are eight Pokémon Gyms in Kanto, each with their own type affiliation. The Gym Leaders are Brock (Rock), Misty (Water), Lt. Surge (Electric), Erika (Grass), Koga (Poison), Sabrina (Psychic), Blaine (Fire), and Giovanni (Ground).

Elite Four

The Elite Four at Indigo Plateau also remains unchanged, with Lorelei (Ice), Bruno (Fighting), Agatha (Ghost), and Lance (Dragon). The Champion is Blue, who has no type specialization.

Pokémon

Blue did not introduce any new Pokémon, and so the 151 present in Red and Green are the only ones obtainable. Like Red and Green, some Pokémon are missing from Blue and must be traded from another game to complete the Pokédex or evolved from less powerful forms.

Missing Pokémon

The following Pokémon are not obtainable in Pokémon Blue. In order to obtain any of the below Pokémon, they must be traded from one of the paired versions of Generation I, or Generation II, which has that Pokémon available, which will be indicated.

Blue
023 023 Ekans Poison R
024 024 Arbok Poison R
037 037 Vulpix Fire G
038 038 Ninetales Fire G
056 056 Mankey Fighting R
057 057 Primeape Fighting R
069 069 Bellsprout Grass Poison G
070 070 Weepinbell Grass Poison G
071 071 Victreebel Grass Poison G
125 125 Electabuzz Electric R
126 126 Magmar Fire G

Development

Main article: Pokémon Red and Green beta

Soundtrack

Main article: Game Boy: Entire Pokémon Sounds Collection CD

The soundtrack release for Pokémon Red and Green also applies to Pokémon Blue.

Staff

Main article: Staff of Pokémon Red and Green

Trivia

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 http://www.pokemon.co.jp/game/other/gb-blue/
  2. 2.0 2.1 http://www.nintendo.co.jp/n02/dmg/apej/
  3. Missing Number

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