Red (game)

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Red from Generation I
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Red from Generation III

Red (French: Red, German: Rot, Italian: Rosso, Spanish: Rojo, Chinese 小紅 Xiao Hong, Korean 레드 Redeu, Hangul phonetic of Red) is the main playable character in the Generation I games and is the male choice in their Generation III remakes. In Generation III, his female counterpart is Leaf.

Red is a curious 11-year-old boy from Pallet Town in the beginning of his adventure. The Generation I instruction booklets explain that Red became interested in Pokémon after his best friend, Blue, stopped playing with him and became a bully. His adventure begins one day when Professor Oak calls the two of them to his lab and gives them a choice of pokémon. Blue, of course, eager to outdo Red, challenges him to a match as soon as they get them. Later, Professor Oak calls the boys back and gives them a mission: to fulfil his dream of completing the pokédex. Blue arrogantly states that Red isn't necessary, then the two each start their own adventure.

Red travels the whole of Kanto, filling in the pokédex and defeating Gym Leaders to get the skills he needs to continue, though his rival Blue is constantly one step ahead, and shows up quite a few times to impede his progress. When Red eventually reaches the Elite Four, he finds that Blue has beaten him there yet again and has become the league champion. Red defeats Blue in their final conflict, and becomes the champion himself, though he doesn't stay.

Red's main conflict in the game, aside from Blue, is Team Rocket, an infamous group of Pokémon thieves. Red clashes with Team Rocket at many times in his quest. He defeats a group of grunts at Mt. Moon who are attempting to steal rare pokémon fossils, and defeats another group ahead at a brigde in Cerulean City. Red protects the Pokémon Tower and Mr. Fuji in Lavender Town and destroys their hold on the Game Corner. After foils their plot to take over Silph Co., Red encounters Giovanni as the final Gym Leader back in Veridian City. Upon defeating him, Red stops the group's world domination plots once and for all, though a few remaining grunts would try to band together in Johto to try and revive the group.

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Red sprite from Generation II

By the Generation II games, he is no longer the Champion and Lance has become one. Red is titled just Pokémon Trainer in this Generation, and it is debated whether or not he qualifies as a Pokémon Master. He trains constantly on Mt. Silver and doesn't say anything to any trainers he may come across. When Gold meets Red in Mt. Silver, Red has the highest leveled team an opponent has ever had in the series.

Red also appears in Pokémon Stadium 2 as the last trainer you face in the Kanto Gym Leader Challenge and the Johto Gym Leader Challenge.

Red is considered by some to be an ideal choice to represent the pokémon series in Super Smash Brothers Brawl, though the idea is not widely held. Many do not support the inclusion of trainers in general, while supporters feel a trainer representative is necessary. Nonetheless, it is unlikely that Red will appear in Super Smash Brothers Brawl.

Optional names for Red

Language Red/Green/Blue FireRed/LeafGreen
  • Red
  • Ash
  • Jack
  • Blue
  • Gary
  • John
  • Red
  • Fire
  • Ash
  • Kene
  • Geki
  • Green
  • Leaf
  • Gary
  • Jak
  • Oscar
  • Toru
  • Jon
  • Janne
  • Taylor
  • Jonn
  • Roak
  • Max
  • Hiro
  • Karl
  • Kamon
  • Ralph
  • Kay
  • Kaz
  • Tosh
  • カモン (Kamon)
  • グリーン (Green)
  • ケイ (Kay)
  • ケン (Ken)
  • サトシ (Satoshi)
  • サトル (Satoru)
  • シゲキ (Shigeki)
  • シゲル (Shigeru)
  • ジャック (Jack)
  • ジャン (Jan)
  • ジョン (John)
  • タカオ (Takao)
  • タカシ (Takashi)
  • タケヒロ (Takehiro)
  • ツネカズ (Tsunekazu)
  • テツオ (Tetsuo)
  • トオル (Tōru)
  • ヒトシ (Hitoshi)
  • ヒロアキ (Hiroaki)
  • ヒロキ (Hiroki)
  • ファイア (Fire)
  • マサオ (Masao)
  • リーフ (Leaf)
  • レッド (Red)


Red is technically the most highly-skilled Trainer in the Generation II series. His team is probably an advanced version from Pokémon Yellow.

Pokémon Gold/Silver/Crystal:

  • Level 81 Pikachu: Charm, Quick Attack, Thunderbolt, Thunder
  • Level 73 Espeon: Mud Slap, Reflect, Swift, Psychic
  • Level 75 Snorlax: Amnesia, Snore, Rest, Body Slam
  • Level 77 Venusaur: Sunny Day, Giga Drain, Synthesis, Solar Beam
  • Level 77 Charizard: Flamethrower, Wing Attack, Slash, Fire Spin
  • Level 77 Blastoise: Rain Dance, Blizzard, Surf, Whirlpool

Pokémon Stadium 2, Round 1:

  • Level 50 Meganium: Razor Leaf, Body Slam, Giga Drain, Synthesis @Mint Berry
  • Level 50 Feraligatr: Surf, Slash, Blizzard, Bite @Miracle Berry
  • Level 50 Typhlosion: Flamethrower, Quick Attack, Thunderpunch, Dig @Focus Band
  • Level 50 Jolteon: Thunder, Bite, Thunder Wave, Quick Attack @King's Rock
  • Level 50 Scizor: Metal Claw, Slash, Quick Attack, Sleep Talk @Quick Claw
  • Level 50 Tauros: Headbutt, Earthquake, Iron Tail, Hyper Beam @Scope Lense

Pokémon Stadium 2, Round 2:

  • Level 50 Raikou: Thunderbolt, Bite, Iron Tail, Hidden Power @Focus Band
  • Level 50 Entei: Fire Blast, Bite, Iron Tail, Hidden Power @Scope Lense
  • Level 50 Suicune: Surf, Ice Beam, Roar, Hidden Power @Bright Powder
  • Level 50 Dragonite: Fly, Body Slam, Thunder Wave, Hidden Power @Miracle Berry
  • Level 50 Snorlax: Body Slam, Earthquake, Shadow Ball, Hidden Power @Quick Claw
  • Level 50 Espeon: Psychic, Bite, Reflect, Hidden Power @King's Rock

In the TFG

Red appears as a common trainer figure in the launch set, Next Quest, of the Pokémon Trading Figure Game.