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Player's house (Kanto)

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The player's house is the building in which the player lives in their respective games: Red lives in this house in Generation I and FireRed and LeafGreen, whereas Leaf lives here in FireRed and LeafGreen only. This house is situated in their hometown, Pallet Town.

Generations I and III

Red's bedroom in Red and Blue
Red's bedroom in FireRed and LeafGreen

In Generation I and FireRed and LeafGreen, the bedroom is where the player first starts their adventure. The room has a bed, a PC, and a TV hooked up to a SNES* in Generation I or NES* in FireRed and LeafGreen. Also in FireRed and LeafGreen, a chest of drawers and a bookcase are added. However, either the SNES or NES serve no real purpose other than for aesthetic reasons.

In Generation I, interacting with the SNES results in the following text:

NINTEN is
playing the SNES!
...Okay!
It's time to go!

In FireRed and LeafGreen, interacting with the NES results in the following text:

RED played with the NES.
…Okay!
It’s time to go!

In both generations, a Potion can be withdrawn from the PC at the start of the game, and the PC can also be used as an item storage system like any other PCs in the game. In FireRed and LeafGreen, a sign can also be found on the wall by the stairs between the player's bedroom and the living room, which notifies the player that either pressing the L or R buttons on their Game Boy Advance will trigger the help feature.

It's a posted notice…

If you're confused, ask for HELP!
Press the L or R Button!

The living room downstairs has a TV and a dining table, where the player's mother can be found. After the player receives their starter Pokémon, the player's mother can fully restore the player's Pokémon, just like at a Pokémon Center.

In Generation I, interacting with the TV from either the left or right side will result in the following text to appear:

Oops, wrong side.

If the player is Red, a movie involving four boys walking on railroad tracks is shown, possibly a reference to the film Stand by Me. In FireRed and LeafGreen, if the player is Leaf, a movie about a girl in pigtails walking down a brick road is shown, possibly a reference to the film The Wizard of Oz.

The interaction text from the TV and with the player's mother is as follows:

Red as the player

Generation I (TV)

There's a movie
on TV. Four boys
are walking on
railroad tracks.

I better go too.

Generation I (Mother)

MOM: Right.
All boys leave
home some day.
It said so on TV.

PROF.OAK, next
door, is looking
for you.

FireRed and LeafGreen (TV)

There's a movie on TV.
Four boys are walking on railroad
tracks.

…I better go, too.

FireRed and LeafGreen (Mother)

MOM: …Right.
All boys leave home someday.
It said so on TV.

Oh, yes. PROF. OAK, next door, was
looking for you.

Leaf as the player

FireRed and LeafGreen only (TV)

There's a movie on TV.
A girl with her hair in pigtails is
walking up a brick road.

…I better go, too.

FireRed and LeafGreen only (Mother)

MOM: …Right.
All girls dream of traveling.
It said so on TV.

Oh, yes. PROF. OAK, next door, was
looking for you.

Generations II and IV

Inside of Red's house in HeartGold and SoulSilver, with his bedroom at the top

The bedroom hasn't changed too much by Generation II and HeartGold and SoulSilver.

In Generation II, the room is essentially the same as in Generation I, although a chest of drawers and a bookcase are added, while the SNES* has been replaced by a Nintendo 64.

Interacting with the Nintendo 64 yields the following text:

{A1} played the
N64.
Better get going--
no time to lose!

In the Japanese releases of Generation II, the Nintendo 64 is referred to as ロクヨン Rokuyon, a popular nickname for the console in Japan.

{A1}は
ロクヨンを してる!
⋯⋯ ⋯⋯ よし!
そろそろ でかけよう!

In HeartGold and SoulSilver, the differences to the bedroom from FireRed and LeafGreen are the following:

  • the green carpet has been replaced with a much bigger, red chequered carpet;
  • the TV is removed;
  • the NES* has been replaced by a Wii.

Interacting with the Wii yields the following text:

It’s a Wii!
Wii is huge in Kanto, too!

In both generations, interacting with the PC results in the following text:

Generation II

It looks like it
hasn't been used
in a long time...

HeartGold and SoulSilver

It looks like it hasn’t been used
in a long time...

On the living room, Red's mother can be found there, whereby only in HeartGold and SoulSilver is she drinking a mug of tea at the table, and she tells the player how worried she is about Red, but at the same time how proud she is of him. Differences in these generations include a new kitchen area with a refrigerator and sink, bookshelves, and a larger TV. In Generation II only, the living room also has an added mirror.

Interacting with the TV provides the following text:

Generation II

They have programs
that aren't shown
in JOHTO...

HeartGold and SoulSilver

They have shows that aren’t
aired in Johto...

Red's mother dialogue is as follows:

Generation II (first time)

Hi!

RED's been away
for a long time.

He hasn't called
either, so I have
no idea where he
is or what he's
been doing.

They say that no
word is proof that
he's doing fine,
but I do worry
about him.

Generation II (second and subsequent times)

I worry about RED
getting hurt or
sick, but he's a
boy. I'm proud
that he is doing
what he wants to
do.

HeartGold and SoulSilver (first time)

Hi!

Red’s been away. He hasn’t called
either, so I have no idea where he
is or what he’s been doing.

They say no news is good news,
but I do worry about him.

HeartGold and SoulSilver (second and subsequent times)

I worry about Red getting hurt or
sick, but he’s a boy. I’m proud that
he is doing what he wants to do.

Trivia

  • The featured video game console in the bedroom has changed with every generation it has appeared in:
  • In FireRed and LeafGreen, when playing as Leaf, the movie presented on the TV is likely a reference to The Wizard of Oz, a movie from 1939, which depicts the fictional adventure of a young girl. However, Leaf's mother will remark that it means that all girls wish to go out on adventures someday, contradicting the point of the movie (in which the main character wished to return home).
    • While playing as Red however, the movie presented on the TV is likely a reference to Stand by Me, a 1986 coming of age movie about four boys setting out on a journey, tying closer to the player's mother's remark.

See also