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"Yo! Finally got here, huh? I wasn't in the mood at Cinnabar, but now I'm ready to battle you. ... You're telling me you conquered all the Gyms Leaders in Johto? Heh! Johto's Gyms must be pretty pathetic then. Hey, don't worry about it. I'll know if you are good or not by battling you right now. Ready, Johto Champ?"
— Blue in Gold, Silver and Crystal.

Blue Oak (オーキド・グリーン; Ookido Guriin; Green Ookido), more commonly known as Blue, is the player's rival in the Generation I games, Pokémon Red and Blue Version. Blue is unique as a Gym Leader, because he has no set type for his Gym, and instead uses a variety of Pokémon. He gives the Earth Badge to Trainers who are able to defeat him.

Appearance

Blue is a tall, thin young man with light skin, brown eyes, and tall, brown spiky hair.

Red, Green, Blue and Yellow

He wears a long purple shirt, dark gray pants, a yin and yang necklace, and brown boots with black straps encircling them.

FireRed and LeafGreen

Blue's appearance changes slightly; the colours of his shirt and pants are switched, so he wears a short-sleeved dark gray polo shirt with the collar flipped up and purple cargo pants and black shoes. He also carries a light blue pack around his waist, and has purple bands around his wrists.

HeartGold and SoulSilver

Blue is slightly older, taller and more mature-looking. He wears a black leather jacket, a black belt around his waist, khaki cargo pants, and black shoes.

Sun and Moon

Blue wears a new outfit, which consists of a black short-sleeved shirt with buttons, green pants and shoes. He also wears a pair of sunglasses and carries a gray backpack.

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Personality

In the Generation I games, Blue is a self-absorbed, rude, snarky and overly competitive rival to the player. He will often insult the player, and is not a good sport when the player defeats him in a battle. With each defeat, he insists that the player was lesser and weaker than he was, denies the fact that he is not as skilled, and bids farewell in a disrespectful manner, often saying "Smell ya later!" as he walks away. In spite of this, he apparently does consider the player his friend, frequently calling them “pal”.

However, in HeartGold and SoulSilver, Blue is a more mature and much kinder person, and is shown to gracefully accept defeat when the player challenges and beats him at the Viridian Gym. He is also shown to be passionate and respectful in Generation V, and likes to battle a challenger, no matter who they are.

Biography

Games

As previously noted, Blue serves as the player's Rival in the Generation I and Generation III remake games. In Gold, Silver, Crystal, HeartGold and SoulSilver (Generations II and IV), Blue has a less involved role, as the Viridian City Gym Leader.

Red, Green and Blue

In Red, Blue and Green, the player first meets him in Professor Oak's Lab, where he gives both a starter Pokémon.

Despite the player first meeting Blue at the games start, the characters have evidently known each other for a long time, as stated by Professor Oak. As with every game, whichever Pokémon the player chooses, the rival (Blue) will choose the type that is effective against it (Except in [[Sun and Moon| Generation VII)(e.g. player chooses Bulbasaur (Grass), rival will then choose Charmander (Fire).

Later, after receiving the Pokédex, Blue will set out to find every Pokémon and be one step ahead of the player. As the player progresses through the game, he/she will encounter their rival in several locations and have to battle them every time.

Toward the end, after receiving all eight Gym Badges and defeating all of the Elite Four, it is revealed that Blue has already defeated the Elite Four and has become the Pokémon Champion. Challenging him, the player will battle Blue for the title, and when defeated, Professor Oak will come in and induct the player into the Hall of Fame.

Blue's appearance in the original games changes twice from the original appearance, throughout the game. The second appearance is similar to the first, with the addition of a backpack and a Poké Ball. The third (champion appearance), looks almost completely different, with an all new attire, and different hair.

Yellow

In Yellow, he is similar to that of the Red and Blue version. In this game however, his appearance is more similar to Gary's appearance from the anime series. Also, instead of choosing the opposite Pokémon, Blue chooses Eevee as it is the only one, while the player must take Pikachu. The first two battles with Blue are the deciding factor for what his Eevee will evolve into. It is decided on whether the player wins or loses the battles in Professor Oak's lab and on Route 22, or simply skips the latter area. If the player loses the first Battle with Blue, Eevee will evolve into Vaporeon. If the player wins the first battle and then skips the optionally one, it will evolve into Flareon. And if the player defeats Blue both times, it will evolve into Jolteon.

In these games, Blue's appearance also alters twice after a while, though not as dramatic as the champion appearance in the Red and Blue games. The battle sprite simply are in new poses each time. He is still the Champion until you defeat him.

Gold and Silver

In Gold and Silver, he is far less involved when compare to the previous. After the disappearance of Giovanni, the former Head of Team Rocket and Viridian Gym Leader, Blue takes over the Gym. Unfortunately for trainers, he is never usually at the Gym, making it hard to battle there. Unlike any other known Gym Leaders, Blue uses a variety of types in his Pokémon team.

Crystal

His role in Crystal is the same as it is in Gold and Silver.

FireRed and LeafGreen

In FireRed and LeafGreen, he has exactly the same as in Red and Blue. The only slight difference however is that his appearance does not change throughout the games.

HeartGold and SoulSilver

In HeartGold and SoulSilver, he is far less involved compared to FireRed and LeafGreen. Much similar to its namesakes Gold and Silver, Blue becomes the leader of the Viridian Gym. He still uses a variety of Pokémon. In these games, he is supposedly the strongest in Kanto.

Black 2 and White 2

In Black 2 and White 2, his role is very minor. He appears in the Pokémon World Tournament as Kanto's Champion and where he is matched up against the player to battle in the Champions Tournament.

X and Y

Although not making an appearance, he is mentioned by a lady in Lumiose City's Pokémon Center that he had studied in Kalos before.

Sun and Moon

When the player arrives at the Battle Tree for the first time, they can choose either Blue or Red to be their opponent for a match. He will be impressed by their abilities after he loses the match. They can later challenge him at the Battle Tree.

Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

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Blue appears various times in the game, but your first encounter with him is after defeating Brock. You encounter him in Silph Co in which you battle him. He is in professor oak's lab to give you the ability to mega evolve. He can be battled on Viridian City Gym after defeating the champion the first time, once per day.

Other appearances

Sprites

Pokémon

Red, Green and Blue

Main article: Blue's Pokémon Teams (Red/Green/Blue)

Yellow

Main article: Blue's Pokémon Teams (Yellow)

Gold and Silver

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Exeggutor
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Alakazam
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Arcanine
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Rhydon
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Gyarados
 Type Water.gif Type Flying.gif 
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Pidgeot
 Type Normal.gif Type Flying.gif 
Lv. 58 Lv. 54 Lv. 58 Lv. 56 Lv. 58 Lv. 56
Ability: Ability: Ability: Ability: Ability: Ability:
Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: None
Sunny Day Recover Roar Fury Attack Twister Wing Attack
Leech Seed Psychic Swift Sandstorm Hydro Pump Whirlwind
Egg Bomb Reflect Flamethrower Rock Slide Rain Dance Quick Attack
Solar Beam Disable Extreme Speed Earthquake Hyper Beam Mirror Move



Gold, Silver and Crystal

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Exeggutor
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Alakazam
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Arcanine
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Rhydon
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Gyarados
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Pidgeot
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Lv. 58 Lv. 54 Lv. 58 Lv. 56 Lv. 58 Lv. 56
Ability: Ability: Ability: Ability: Ability: Ability:
Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: None
Sunny Day Recover Roar Fury Attack Twister Wing Attack
Leech Seed Psychic Swift Sandstorm Hydro Pump Whirlwind
Egg Bomb Reflect Flamethrower Rock Slide Rain Dance Quick Attack
Solar Beam Disable Extreme Speed Earthquake Hyper Beam Mirror Move



FireRed and LeafGreen

Main article: Blue's Pokémon Teams (FireRed/LeafGreen)

HeartGold and SoulSilver

Black 2 and White 2

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Aerodactyl
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Exeggutor BW.gif
Exeggutor
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Gyarados BW.gif
Gyarados
 Type Water.gif Type Flying.gif 
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Alakazam
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Arcanine BW.gif
Arcanine
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Machamp BW.gif
Machamp
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Lv. 50 - Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. 50
Ability: Rock Head Ability: Chlorophyll Ability: Intimidate Ability: Synchronize Ability: Intimidate Ability: Guts
Item: Choice Band Item: Life Orb Item: King's Rock Item: Focus Sash Item: Expert Belt Item: White Herb
Stone Edge Leaf Storm Waterfall Psychic Flare Blitz Superpower
Earthquake Wood Hammer Earthquake Focus Blast Close Combat Stone Edge
Ice Fang Zen Headbutt Ice Fang Shadow Ball Wild Charge Fire Punch
Fire Blast Leech Seed Outrage Reflect Extreme Speed Bullet Punch



Sun and Moon

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Alakazam
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Aerodactyl XY.gif
Aerodactyl
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Arcanine XY.gif
Arcanine
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Gyarados XY.gif
Gyarados
 Type Water.gif Type Flying.gif 
Machamp XY.gif
Machamp
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Exeggutor XY.gif
Exeggutor
 Type Grass.gif Type Psychic.gif 
Lv. 65 Lv. 65 Lv. 65 Lv. 65 Lv. 65 Lv. 65
Ability: TBA Ability: Pressure Ability: Intimidate Ability: Intimidate Ability: TBA Ability: Chlorophyll
Item: TBA Item: TBA Item: TBA Item: TBA Item: TBA Item: TBA
Psychic Sky Drop Flare Blitz Aqua Tail Cross Chop Psychic
Future Sight Rock Slide Extreme Speed Crunch Bulk Up Leaf Storm
Shadow Ball Crunch Thunder Fang Ice Fang Knock Off Sludge Bomb
Reflect Iron Head Bulldoze Dragon Dance Poison Jab Hypnosis



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Initial Battle

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Exeggutor
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Charizard
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Lv. 38 [[Gender|]] Lv. 40 [[Gender|]] Lv. ? - Lv. ? - Lv. ? - Lv. ? -
Ability: No ability Ability: No ability Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown
Item: None Item: None Item: ? Item: ? Item: ? Item: ?
- - - - - -
Psychic - - - - -
- Slash - - - -
- - - - - -



Rematch

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Tauros
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Alakazam XY.gif
Alakazam
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Exeggutor XY.gif
Exeggutor
 Type Grass.gif Type Psychic.gif 
Gyarados XY.gif
Gyarados
 Type Water.gif Type Flying.gif 
Aerodactyl XY.gif
Aerodactyl
 Type Rock.gif Type Flying.gif 
Charizard XY.gif
Charizard
 Type Fire.gif Type Flying.gif 
Lv. 66 Lv. 66 Lv. 66 Lv. 66 Lv. 66 Lv. 68
Ability: None Ability: None Ability: None Ability: None Ability: None Ability: None
Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: Charizardite Y
Double-Edge Dazzling Gleam Power Whip Waterfall Rock Slide Fire Blast
Rock Slide Psychic Light Screen Crunch Earthquake Dragon Pulse
Earthquake Reflect Stomp Earthquake Iron Tail Hyper Beam
Iron Tail Foul Play Psychic Outrage Crunch Air Slash



Trivia

  • He has appeared in at least two of the main series games in every generation, with the exception of VI and VIII. He is mentioned in X and Y, however.
  • He is the first youngest Champion, the second is Iris, the third are the Sun/Moon protagonists and the forth is Trace.
  • The main character of the game Golden Sun: Dark Dawn, Matthew, bears a resemblance to Blue.
  • Blue doesn't always choose your weakness. In Yellow, he has to settle for an Eevee.
  • He is the first Champion who ends up being a Gym Leader in later generation.
  • In Pokémon X and Y, a lady sitting at the table in the Pokémon Center near Magneta Plaza in Lumiose City says that Blue has come to visit Kalos to study abroad a while back.
  • It is unknown what happened to his starter Pokémon, as he is not seen using it for some reason in the later games.
    • Given that Arcanine, Gyarados, or Exeggutor is omitted from his team in Red, Blue, and FireRed and LeafGreen depending on which starter he chooses (Arcanine is replaced with Charizard, Gyarados is replaced with Blastoise, and Exeggutor is replaced by Venusaur, depending on which of the three he chooses), it is likely that the reason all three of them are on his team in future games is so that none of his three starters is officially canon.
    • The same goes for his Alakazam, except in Pokémon Gold and Silver, who is replaced by a Machamp on his team.
  • Blue is the only Gym Leader who specializes in multiple Pokémon types.
  • Blue has owned two possibly illegal Pokémon:
    • In Red and Blue, if his team includes Gyarados, said Gyarados knows both Dragon Rage and Hydro Pump at level 22 (if the player chose Bulbasaur) or level 23 (Squirtle), the latter of which the Pokémon cannot legally learn until level 43. While it is possible for Gyarados to be taught Dragon Rage early via TM (when it naturally learns the move at level 25), no such explanation can be made for it knowing Hydro Pump early.
    • In FireRed and LeafGreen, his Pidgeotto is first seen at level 17, one lower level than Pidgey is supposed to evolve at.

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