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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
Keep in mind that some Pokemon are rare and won't be found in your game. To get all 150, trade Pokemon with your friends using the Game Boy Link Cable, which allows the transfer of Pokemon between Game Paks.
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 Red 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 evolved species.
This has to be the most original and absorbing console game ever - full marks!
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