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The Red, Green & Blue chapter (Japanese: 第一章 赤 ・ 緑 ・ 青編 The First Chapter: Red, Green, and Blue) is the first chapter of the Pokémon Adventures manga, consisting of forty rounds and spanning three volumes. It was authored by 日下秀憲 Hidenori Kusaka and illustrated by 真斗 Mato. It began serialization in March 1997, and ended in May 1998.
The chapter features the journeys of Red and Blue through Kanto, conquering the eight Gyms and the Pokémon League. Later, a third Trainer, Green, comes into the plot. Together, they destroy Team Rocket, an evil organization that uses Pokémon for illegal actions. Red also assists Blaine in capturing Mewtwo and saves a young girl from wild Pokémon in Viridian Forest. Eventually, Red defeats Blue in the Pokémon League.
- Main article: List of Pokémon Adventures monthly issues#Red, Green & Blue chapter
Beginning in September 1999, VIZ Media released the Red, Green & Blue chapter and the Yellow chapter as a series of monthly comic books, preceding their collected volume releases of the manga. In total, 18 monthly single issues were released of the Red, Green & Blue chapter.
- Main article: List of Pokémon Adventures omnibus volumes
An omnibus release of the Red, Green & Blue chapter was released by Shogakukan in July 2017, with a total of two volumes. These volumes were later released in English by Shogakukan Asia in July 2018 under the title "Pokémon Adventures RGB".
Beginning in June 2014, European French publisher Kurokawa began releasing the Red, Green & Blue chapter and the Yellow chapter together as a series of three omnibus volumes. While the Red, Green & Blue chapter and Yellow chapter had been previously released in France by publisher Glénat, these volumes feature a new translation. Kurokawa's omnibus volumes contain all the adventure route maps from the original Japanese volumes, but lack the character introduction pages from the beginning of the volumes.
- Main article: List of rounds in the first chapter of Pokémon Adventures
- Main article: Timeline of events in the first chapter of Pokémon Adventures
The following Pokémon are obtained:
- Red's Bulbasaur, Saur (PS002)
- Red's Pikachu, Pika (PS004)
- Red's Snorlax, Snor (PS012)
- Blue's Golduck prior to (PS018)
- Blue's Machoke prior to (PS018)
- Blue's Pidgeot prior to (PS018)
- Blue's Porygon (PS018)
- Blue's Ninetales (PS018)
- Red's Diglett (PS018)
- Red's Krabby (PS018)
- Red's Eevee, Vee (PS020)
- Red's Sandshrew (PS023)
- Red's Gyarados, Gyara (PS025)
- Red's Aerodactyl, Aero (PS026)
- Green's Horsea prior to (PS030)
- Green's Clefairy, Clefy, prior to (PS032)
- Yellow's Rattata, Ratty (PS036)
- Green's Nidoran♀, Nido, prior to (PS039)
The following Pokémon evolve:
The following Pokémon are removed or given away:
Red, Blue, and Green defeat the following Gym Leaders:
Only Blaine is never battled at any point.