Pokémon Red Version is 1996 role-playing video games developed by Game Freak and published by Nintendo for the Game Boy.
You are a young boy that lives in a world full of magical monsters called pokemon. Your goal is to become a professional pokemon trainer by collecting all 150 pokemon and defeating a group of powerful trainers called ‘the elite four.’ Along the way, you must help people in trouble, save cities, and defeat gym leaders. As with the popular TV series, you have to defeat the rival gang, ‘team rocket’ at various points throughout the game.
This is not just your typical RPG. There is no health meter, lots of items, or endless puzzles to solve. However, you can ‘blackout’ if all of your pokemon are made to faint. This results in you losing half of your money and being teleported to the nearest pokemon center where they are healed; even if they haven’t fainted, they can be recovered to full health by going to one of these.
You start with one pokemon and catch other wild ones to build up your top six pokemon teams. You start with frail pokemon and must train them up by defeating wild pokemon or trainers. As you progress through the game, the foes you battle become more robust, so you have to keep on raising your teams’ stats to defeat them.
You are in an area called ‘Kanto,’ and you can walk about wherever you want, through various towns, forests, and you can enter many buildings. Outside of cities, there are a lot of areas covered in long grass. As you walk through this, you encounter many pokemon that want to battle you. It is not only wild pokemon that want to fight you. However, if you walk in front of a trainer, he or she will also walk towards you for a battle. Some more powerful trainers specialize in one type of pokemon. They are called the gym leaders. There are eight of these you must defeat to move onto the elite four. Some gym leaders have puzzles that need to be solved to get to them for a battle. Some of these puzzles are very challenging and have to fight along the way.