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–Red

Red is the canon name of the protagonist of the Generation I games and is a Pokémon Trainer from Pallet Town, Kanto. He is the first character to be playable in the Pokémon series and his initial appearance is set in the Generation I main games. He has since then made various appearances in Pokémon media, including the Generation III remakes of Red, Green and Blue; FireRed and LeafGreen. Red became the official Kanto Pokemon League Champion. Red is also a non-playable character in Gold, Silver, Crystal, HeartGold, SoulSilver, Black 2 and White 2, Sun, and Moon,Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!.

He can be fought at Mt Silver (Gold, Silver, Crystal, HeartGold, SoulSilver) and in the Pokémon Champion Tournament at Black 2 and White 2.

Appearance

Red, Green, Blue and Yellow

Red in the first generation had a black hair, red eyes and his outfit is very similar with the current one, with the difference that his cap, in front part is white and his used gloves who are covered part of his hand with the red color.

FireRed and LeafGreen/HeartGold and SoulSilver

Red has pale brown hair with a red and white cap and gray eyes, wears a red sleeveless jacket with a white collar and stripe, black undershirt, yellow backpack, baggy blue jeans with black, red and white running shoes.

Sun and Moon

Red appears in Sun and Moon with a new outfit, which consists of a white T-shirt with red short sleeves and a logo, blue jeans, red and white sneakers and a slightly redesigned cap. He also carries a new yellow backpack. He also appears older compared to the previous titles.

Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!

Red's outfit is very similar to the original games, but now look a bit more updated. One of the few design changes includes updating his vest to be a shorter length.

Personality

Red is a very serious person, especially when he battles. This can be seen easily because he seldom smiles. He is very quiet, usually only ever using ellipses (...) in the games. He is shown to be both loyal to his Pokémon and his cause, and seen by the fact that he always has the three potential starters on him, indicating whichever Pokémon he chose first has remained with him, and when he fought in the World of Light Trailer (Super Smash Brothers Ultimate) where he and his Pokémon were among the few to fight back against Galeem.

Biography

Games

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Red, Green, Blue and Yellow

Red's Artwork in Red and Blue

In Red, Green and Blue, Red is a young boy from Pallet Town. The local Pokémon expert, Professor Oak, stops him from leaving town one day, saying that he needs a Pokémon for his protection. Upon doing this, Oak takes him to his lab and allows Red to choose one of three starter Pokémon, along with his grandson and his rival Blue.

After spending some time with his Pokémon, and returning to Pallet Town, Professor Oak gives both him and Blue a Pokédex so that they can fill it with information on Pokémon. This is the start of Red's Pokémon journey throughout the Kanto region.

Gold, Silver and Crystal

In Gold and Silver and Crystal, Red is fought at Mt. Silver, in which he has Pokémon similar to Ash of the anime (except for the fact that all three starters are fully evolved compared to Ash only having one fully evolved). Red also retakes this role in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver. Player can battle once again by defeating the Elite Four.

Gold & Silver, Crystal and HeartGold & SoulSilver, he seems like a shady character who has strong Pokémon. Red is the highest leveled Trainer of any Pokémon game. This record was broken by Barry in Platinum, but Red broke it again in HeartGold and SoulSilver.

FireRed and LeafGreen

In FireRed and LeafGreen, he reappears as the protagonist (although this is a remake). In this saga, he has a female counterpart named Leaf.

HeartGold and SoulSilver

Like in Pokemon's 'Gold' 'Silver' and 'Crystal' The Player can battle red on top of Mt. Silver with the same set of Pokemon from the original titles.

Black 2 and White 2

In Black 2 and White 2, he participated in the Pokémon World Tournament. Meaning he has appeared in at least one game in all generations, except for the sixth in which he didn't reappear.

Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee

Red can be battled at the top of the Indigo Plateau, near the entrance after defeating 6 Master Trainers.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Red in Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Red also makes an appearance in Super Smash Bros. Brawl as the Pokémon Trainer, he is accompanied by Squirtle, Ivysaur, and Charizard and is a newcomer. He only talks when switching Pokémon and when he wins. He does not fight but instead is shown in the background commanding his Pokémon (using special-down will switch them during battle). In story mode he follows the character if he is being used until they get to a point where he is unable to continue, however he will be warped in front of the character at certain times. Each Pokémon he uses is different in weight and evolution. Squirtle is a light weight and is not evolved at all, Ivysaur is an averaged out middle weight and a has evolved once. Charizard is a heavy weight and is fully evolved.

Role in the Subspace Emissary

Red is first introduced when Lucas bumps into him and both are surrounded by Primids. Red uses Squirtle (the only Pokémon available at the start of Red's appearance) to defeat them and continues to go search for more Pokémon (in which Lucas goes with him). They then go to the ruins to find Charizard and Ivysaur, but before they continue, they then are attacked by Wario, which they win. During the story, Red finds Ivysaur as a trophy (likely due to a lost battle with Charizard) and captures it with a Poke Ball, and battles Charizard and captures it as well. He and Lucas then reach the end if the ruins and battle Galeom who fell though the top. After winning, Galeom is revealed to be a Subspace Bomb and grabs Lucas and Red (the latter being knocked out). However Lucas frees them and they are saved by Meta Knight. They then go with Marth, Meta Knight and Ike. They then go to a mountain where a battle is taking place, which ends with an army from Subspace coming to attack. They manage to defeat them (with help from Mario, Link, Kirby, Pit, Yoshi and Ice Climbers). They then meet up with the heroes that were in the Halberd and the Bomb Factory. He (along with the others) go to subspace to defeat Master Hand. However he is defeated with the others by Tabuu. If he is found by King Dedede, Luigi and Ness he will go to fight Tabuu.

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS

Although Squirtle and Ivysaur are cut from the game, leaving only his Charizard to be solely playable, Red is demoted to assist trophy instead.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Red, and his three main starter Pokémon finally returns to be playable once again, with his female counterpart, Leaf as a color swap.

Other appearances

Teams

Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal

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Pikachu
 Type Electric.gif 
Espeon XY.gif
Espeon
 Type Psychic.gif 
Snorlax XY.gif
Snorlax
 Type Normal.gif 
Venusaur XY.gif
Venusaur
 Type Grass.gif Type Poison.gif 
Charizard XY.gif
Charizard
 Type Fire.gif Type Flying.gif 
Blastoise XY.gif
Blastoise
 Type Water.gif 
Lv. 81 [[Gender|]] Lv. 73 [[Gender|]] Lv. 75 [[Gender|]] Lv. 77 [[Gender|]] Lv. 77 [[Gender|]] Lv. 77 [[Gender|]]
Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown
Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: None
Charm Mud-Slap Amnesia Sunny Day Flamethrower Rain Dance
Quick Attack Swift Snore Giga Drain Wing Attack Blizzard
Thunderbolt Reflect Rest Synthesis Slash Surf
Thunder Psychic Body Slam Solar Beam Fire Spin Whirlpool



Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

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Pikachu
 Type Electric.gif 
Lapras XY.gif
Lapras
 Type Water.gif Type Ice.gif 
Snorlax XY.gif
Snorlax
 Type Normal.gif 
Venusaur XY.gif
Venusaur
 Type Grass.gif Type Poison.gif 
Charizard XY.gif
Charizard
 Type Fire.gif Type Flying.gif 
Blastoise XY.gif
Blastoise
 Type Water.gif 
Lv. 88 [[Gender|]] Lv. 80 [[Gender|]] Lv. 82 [[Gender|]] Lv. 84 [[Gender|]] Lv. 84 [[Gender|]] Lv. 84 [[Gender|]]
Ability: Static Ability: Shell Armor Ability: Thick Fat Ability: Overgrow Ability: Blaze Ability: Torrent
Item: Light Ball Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: None
Volt Tackle Body Slam Shadow Ball Frenzy Plant Blast Burn Hydro Cannon
Iron Tail Brine Crunch Giga Drain Flare Blitz Blizzard
Quick Attack Blizzard Blizzard Sludge Bomb Air Slash Flash Cannon
Thunderbolt Psychic Giga Impact Sleep Powder Dragon Pulse Focus Blast



Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Red uses three of these Pokémon in Single Battles, four in Double and Rotation Battles, and all six in Triple Battles.

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Pikachu
 Type Electric.gif 
Venusaur XY.gif
Venusaur
 Type Grass.gif Type Poison.gif 
Charizard XY.gif
Charizard
 Type Fire.gif Type Flying.gif 
Blastoise XY.gif
Blastoise
 Type Water.gif 
Snorlax XY.gif
Snorlax
 Type Normal.gif 
Lapras XY.gif
Lapras
 Type Water.gif Type Ice.gif 
Lv. 50 [[Gender|]] Lv. 50 [[Gender|]] Lv. 50 [[Gender|]] Lv. 50 [[Gender|]] Lv. 50 [[Gender|]] Lv. 50 [[Gender|]]
Ability: Static Ability: Overgrow Ability: Blaze Ability: Torrent Ability: Immunity or Thick Fat Ability: Water Absorb or Shell Armor
Item: Light Ball Item: White Herb Item: Focus Sash Item: Choice Scarf Item: Quick Claw Item: Sitrus Berry
Volt Tackle Leaf Storm Fire Blast Water Spout Body Slam Ice Beam
Iron Tail Sludge Bomb Focus Blast Hydro Pump Earthquake Hydro Pump
Brick Break Earthquake Air Slash Blizzard Crunch Ice Shard
Fake Out Sleep Powder Dragon Pulse Focus Blast Seed Bomb Thunderbolt



Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, Ultra Moon

Pikachu XY.gif
Pikachu
 Type Electric.gif 
Venusaur XY.gif
Venusaur
 Type Grass.gif Type Poison.gif 
Charizard XY.gif
Charizard
 Type Fire.gif Type Flying.gif 
Blastoise XY.gif
Blastoise
 Type Water.gif 
Lapras XY.gif
Lapras
 Type Water.gif Type Ice.gif 
Snorlax XY.gif
Snorlax
 Type Normal.gif 
Lv. 70/74 [[Gender|]] Lv. 66/70 [[Gender|]] Lv. 66/70 [[Gender|]] Lv. 66/70 [[Gender|]] Lv. 65/69 [[Gender|]] Lv. 65/69 [[Gender|]]
Ability: Static Ability: Overgrow Ability: Blaze Ability: Torrent Ability: Water Absorb Ability: Thick Fat
Item: Light Ball Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: None
Volt Tackle Bulldoze Will-O-Wisp Hydro Pump Surf Crunch
Quick Attack Leech Seed Fire Blast Flash Cannon Blizzard Heavy Slam
Light Screen Leaf Storm Air Slash Dark Pulse Ice Shard High Horsepower
Nuzzle Sludge Bomb Focus Blast Ice Beam Psychic Body Slam



Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee!

Pikachu XY.gif
Pikachu
 Type Electric.gif 
Machamp XY.gif
Machamp
 Type Fighting.gif 
Arcanine XY.gif
Arcanine
 Type Fire.gif 
Lapras XY.gif
Lapras
 Type Water.gif Type Ice.gif 
Snorlax XY.gif
Snorlax
 Type Normal.gif 
Venusaur XY.gif
Venusaur
 Type Grass.gif Type Poison.gif 
Lv. 85 [[Gender|]] Lv. 85 [[Gender|]] Lv. 85 [[Gender|]] Lv. 85 [[Gender|]] Lv. 85 [[Gender|]] Lv. 85 [[Gender|]]
Ability: No ability Ability: No ability Ability: No ability Ability: No ability Ability: No ability Ability: No ability
Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: None
Thunderbolt Superpower Heat Wave Ice Shard Toxic Sludge Bomb
Brick Break Fire Blast Crunch Waterfall Protect Mega Drain
Iron Tail Earthquake Will-O-Wisp Body Slam Rest Leech Seed
Reflect Hyper Beam Roar Megahorn Body Slam Amnesia



Pokémon Stadium 2

Round 1

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Meganium
 Type Grass.gif 
Feraligatr XY.gif
Feraligatr
 Type Water.gif 
Typhlosion XY.gif
Typhlosion
 Type Fire.gif 
Jolteon XY.gif
Jolteon
 Type Electric.gif 
Scizor XY.gif
Scizor
 Type Bug.gif Type Steel.gif 
Tauros XY.gif
Tauros
 Type Normal.gif 
Lv. 50-100 [[Gender|]] Lv. 50-100 [[Gender|]] Lv. 50-100 [[Gender|]] Lv. 50-100 [[Gender|]] Lv. 50-100 [[Gender|]] Lv. 50-100 [[Gender|]]
Ability: None Ability: None Ability: None Ability: None Ability: None Ability: None
Item: Mint Berry Item: MiracleBerry Item: Focus Band Item: King’s Rock Item: Quick Claw Item: Scope Lens
Razor Leaf Surf Flamethrower Thunder Metal Claw Headbutt
Body Slam Slash Quick Attack Bite Quick Attack Earthquake
Giga Drain Blizzard ThunderPunch Thunder Wave Slash Iron Tail
Synthesis Bite Dig Quick Attack Sleep Talk Hyper Beam



Round 2

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Raikou
 Type Electric.gif 
Entei XY.gif
Entei
 Type Fire.gif 
Suicune XY.gif
Suicune
 Type Water.gif 
Dragonite XY.gif
Dragonite
 Type Dragon.gif Type Flying.gif 
Snorlax XY.gif
Snorlax
 Type Normal.gif 
Espeon XY.gif
Espeon
 Type Psychic.gif 
Lv. 50-100 [[Gender|]] Lv. 50-100 [[Gender|]] Lv. 50-100 [[Gender|]] Lv. 50-100 [[Gender|]] Lv. 50-100 [[Gender|]] Lv. 50-100 [[Gender|]]
Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown
Item: Focus Band Item: Scope Lens Item: BrightPowder Item: MiracleBerry Item: Quick Claw Item: King’s Rock
Thunderbolt Fire Blast Surf Fly Body Slam Psychic
Bite Bite Ice Beam Body Slam Earthquake Bite
Iron Tail Iron Tail Roar Thunder Wave Shadow Ball Reflect
Hidden Power Hidden Power Hidden Power Hidden Power Hidden Power Hidden Power



Sprites

Red's title screen sprite from

Generation I (Worldwide, JP Blue)


Red's title screen sprite from

Generation I (JP Red and Green)


Red's sprite from Red, Green, and Blue


Red's backsprite from Red, Green, and Blue


Red's Sprite from Pokémon Yellow


Red's backsprite from Pokémon Yellow
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Red's sprite from

Generation II


Red's intro sprite from Generation III


Red's credits sprite from

Generation III


Red's sprite from Generation III


Red's backsprite from

Generation III


Red's Sprite from Generation IV
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Red's Sprite from Generation V


Battle Sprite from SM


Battle Sprite from PE
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Trivia

  • Red is the strongest Trainer to be battled in games.[1]
  • Red has the highest leveled canon Pokémon in the Pokémon franchise, with a Lv. 88 Pikachu, also making him perhaps the strongest Trainer in the franchise.
    • This is debatable as Pikachu is not a fully evolved Pokémon.
    • ​He is the only one to have ever been declared a champion outside of his own generation by in-game characters.
  • In his original design, Red was depicted with black hair, but in the latest artwork he is depicted with having light brown hair.
  • Red has been referred to as the "Hero of Kanto", the "Ultimate Pokémon Trainer", and the "Pokémon Champion".
  • Ash Ketchum is based on Red's first design. They also both have Pikachu, and both have the three Kanto Starters, however Red's are fully evolved where as Ash's Bulbasaur and Squirtle are unevolved and his Charmander evolved fully into Charizard. Ash and Red have both won a championship.
    • Also, Ash originally had a Lapras in his team and had a Snorlax as well.
  • Red has appeared in every generation of Pokémon except for Generation VI.
  • In HeartGoldand SoulSilver, his Espeon was replaced with a Lapras.
  • Red, being much like all playable characters, follows a similar trait where he almost never speaks, but when speaking, he simply says "..." or gives commands to his Pokémon.
    • This carries on to his NPC character in which he never speaks.
    • Despite this, in a special event involving the Sygna Suit in Pokémon Masters, Red has a single line of dialogue: "Words are unnecessary!"
  • In the Pokémon: XY series, Ash Ketchum wears a nearly identical hat as Red in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen.

Gallery

References


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