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Pokémon: Blue - Gotta Catch `em all (Game Boy)

by Nintendo
Game Boy
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)

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  • Collect over 139 different Pokemon playing in the Blue version.
  • Trade with friends with the Red version to get all 150.
  • Trade and battle with the universal Game Link.
  • Save your gameing progress on Game Pak Memory.
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Game Information

  • Platform:   Game Boy
  • BBFC Rating: Universal, suitable for all
  • Media: Game Cartridge
  • Item Quantity: 1

Product details

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  • ASIN: B00000IYER
  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 10.2 x 0.8 cm ; 23 g
  • Release Date: 29 Mar 1999
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,666 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description Review

Welcome to the world of Pokémon, one filled with wild Pokémon and the people who attempt to tame them. You are Ash Ketchum, a boy on a quest to become the best Pokémon trainer in the world. Professor Oak, the leading authority on Pokémon, has given you your choice of three tame Pokémon in exchange for your helping him catalogue and document every Pokémon in the world.

But to catalogue a Pokémon, you have to capture it by first beating it up with one of your trained Pokémon, and then hitting it with an empty Pokémon Ball. As your tame Pokémon gain experience in battle, their abilities improve and they earn access to new attacks. Sometimes they even evolve into more advanced Pokémon.

Aside from capturing wild Pokémon and evolving your own, you can catalogue new Pokémon by trading with another player using either a link cable or the Game Boy Colour's infrared system. Pokémon gained through trades learn and evolve faster, and trading is the only way to capture all 151 since each game (Pokémon Red, Pokémon Blue, and Pokémon Yellow) has certain Pokémon missing. Of course, as a Pokémon trainer, you've "gotta catch 'em all!"--150 to be exact. So if you own Blue and want to have a complete set, you must find a friendly Red or Yellow owner and arrange a trade.

Pokémon Blue is packed with interesting characters, an ingenious story hook, intriguing strategy, and and it's easy to see how it started the Pokémania that is sweeping the world. --Michael Fehlauer

  • Gameplay and strategy that's fun for all ages
  • Fantastic replay value
  • Brilliant game design encourages players to meet and trade
  • Hours of looking at the Game Boy's little screen may hurt your neck
  • Only one saved game per cartridge--two people can't share a single game
  • No difference between Red and Blue except for distribution of Pokémon

Product Description

Gotta Catch 'em All! You can finally start your journey to become the greatest Pokémon Trainer of all time! 150 Pokémon await you in the enormous world of Pokémon. Catch and train them, form unbeatable teams and develop your own Pokémon strategy.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great fun ! 13 July 2000
Format:Game Cartridge
I was nothing if not sceptical when I picked up a copy of Pokemon Red. I knew it was a craze amongst the under 12's (being in my 30's I consider myself to be an honorary member of that particular club) and I know Nintendo were milking it for all it was worth, so would it be just another ten minute wonder?
I'm happy to say that after more sets of batteries than I care to mention I'm still playing Pokemon Red, which managed to completly exceed my expectations in every way. This is actually a very good Game Boy RPG with an awful lot going for it. OK so it's not exactly the Legend of Zelda, but it's pretty impressive giving loads of gaming opportunity as you capture and train handfuls of pocket monsters then pit them against other trainers to improve the quality of your charges.
Surprisingly, it requires quite alot of strategy to get the balance of your Pokemon right - you can only hold six at a time, and deploying them against the opposition in the right order can be a vital opener if you're to achieve victory. There's a massive amount of play in this cartridge, which is battery-backed to allow games to be saved, with the trail to capture all of the games 130+ monsters taking a not inconsiderable amount of time.
All-in-all, top entertainment !
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good memories 22 Oct 2006
Format:Game Cartridge
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
Its hard to believe looking back, that this game caused so much of a stir in the playground. Pokemon Red and Blue where a big deal during the mid 90's, and it was the game that really absored kids into a great adventure.

The layout of the game itself is simple, which I guess helped the popularity. But it was more of the objective that took sold the game - you had to become the 'best' pokemon trainer, and this could be done by winning lots and lots fights with other trainers.

I won't even go into what 'Pokemon' are (japanese for Pocket Monsters - hence they are kept in Pokeballs...) but to make it simple, their just creatures that are trained up and used for fighting other Pokemon. On your travels, you can catch Pokemon by using Pokeballs you may buy, and various other things can be bought too.

The game is captivating in that it seems to go on forever, and it is incredibly obsessive - there weere many a time you'd be in the middle of a battle, and the battery was about to die.... uh oh! The range of things to do is good as well - swim, ride a bike, go to a casino style place, lots of environments/people to see.

Their was also the now infamous cheat that soon went round the playgrounds. Remember it??..... Well, for those who want to know, it enables the player to gain MISSINGNO - the pokemon that is a... circuit board. Kids rumour had it that it 'ate' your other Pokemon, but was essential to completing the collection. The cheat also allowed the player to gain many other rare pokemon, including those available only on Red! To do these cheats, the player must 'surf' around the bottom left island, (on the map) on the edge of the right of the pier/ground. Sorry about the inaccurate description!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Epic Craze. Epic Adventure. Epic Game 21 Aug 2011
Format:Game Cartridge
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
It's been a little bit over a decade since the Pokémon craze ran wild all over Britain, but I still remember it like it was only yesterday. The endless number of trading cards (my younger brother use to buy them almost every day!), the movies, the cartoon series which SM:TV Live showed every Saturday morning, the commercials ...heck, virtually every single piece of merchandise in the shops had a happy looking Pikachu on the front of it. For a while Ash Ketchum was the Don of cartoon characters, and made kids like Bart Simpson and Eric Cartman look small and pathetic.

Also embedded amongst the craze was, of course the video games. Two of the earliest games were Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue for the Game Boy. Many more games have been released over the years which have gotten better in the graphics department and higher in the features count. Because of this Red and Blue seem completely irrelevant; but to me, even after all these years, they still provide plenty of depth, challenge and entertainment.

First of all, for anybody who doesn't know the differences between Red and Blue, I tell you. Red comes on a red cartridge and Blue comes on blue. Also, certain Pokémon appear in Red but not Blue, and vice-versa. Now onto the plot. You play the role of a ten year old boy who you need to provide a name for. You can call him Red or Ash or anything that comes to your mind. You also need to provide a name for your rival. You can call him Blue or Gary, or again anything that comes to your mind.

The game starts off in the small and very peaceful Pallet Town. You're about to leave town and see the world when Professor Oak stops you. Apparently it's too dangerous to venture out alone and you need a companion.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gotta Catch 'Em All 27 Mar 2005
By Tealady2000 VINE VOICE
Format:Game Cartridge
Pokemon Red is one of the two original and best Pokemon Gameboy games (Blue being the other). I probably can't say anything that hasn't already been said by other but basically your mission is to ctach as many Pokemon as possible and train them up by defeating wild Pokemon, and Pokemon belonging to rival trainers, so that eventually you are powerful enough to defeat the Elite Four and become the champion trainer of all time. You'll have loads of adventures on ths way - you have to defeat 8 gym leaders and loads of bad guys who are members of Team Rocket.
Although this game is a complete adventure in itself, if you want to catch all 150 Pokemon you will need to trade with someone who has the Blue game, as some Pokemon are exclusive to each game. In addition some Pokemon only evolve when traded so you need to trade in order to actually generate certain evolutions.
This has to be the most original and absorbing console game ever - full marks!
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