"...previously referred to as Gary in early manuals..."
I checked a few of my manuals:
- English Red: refers to him as "rival"
- English Blue: refers to him as "rival"
- Japanese Blue: refers to him as "Red (rival)"
- Japanese Yellow: refers to him as "Blue (rival)"
So, is the piece about him being referred to as Gary referring to the instruction manuals somewhere, or to players guides? --Meowth346
Interesting. I was going off an official Nintendo strategy guide from Red/Blue. It said Gary in every instance. I said early because in a yellow version one I used to have it no longer said Gary and switched to either Blue or Rival, can't remember which. But if in the actual manuals it's not mentioned, then it should probably be taken out. --greengiant
Ah yes, I may know the strategy guide. The anime came out before the games by about a month in the US, so that may be why they chose to use "Ash" and "Gary" -- or even because they knew kids would be used to the anime regardless of when it came out. --Meowth346
Haha. Yeah I have a couple "official" guides that always refers to him as Gary, never "your rival". Which always annoyed me. The only use those guides serve is as an attack reference anyway. - Ferret 09:16, 28 Apr 2005 (UTC)
>Shouldn't he be taken out of the anime characters category? - Zeta
Unfortunately, "Anime Category" is bound to the "Gym Leader" category. If you want to remove it from the anime category, and ensure each Gym Leader properly has this category where applicable, that'd be great. I don't have time at the moment to do it myself. Janine falls into the same spot as being listed in anime -- or was she in it? --Meowth346
Am I the only person who noticed that they officially changed his name back to Green? Fishman 21:06, 16 September 2007 (UTC)