whats the difference between all the pokemon games with the different colors?

whats the difference between all the pokemon games with the different colors?

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    maximizing fomo and collectophilia

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      In the Gameboy games, slightly different monsters spawn, and they have different graphics and bestiary entries. The GBA ones have those differences as well as some somewhat minor story differences as well.
      In early interviews, the developers claimed this was to encourage trading between friends and making battle strategies interesting.

      This became so much more evidently the case when they started selling double packs of the games, even though it was fairly obvious from the moment they released the first "third version" game.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >This became so much more evidently the case when they started selling double packs of the games
        Theres also hardly any reason for it to exist anymore once online trading became extremely easy. It was always a money making opportunity but at least it felt somewhat justified at the time. Nowadays you just go on their online trading system and search for whatever you want and get it instantly. I wish they'd do something different with the system in the modern day, maybe change spawns per console region or something.

        Never really felt like they went far enough in any direction with the idea even from the beginning anyway. Theres only ever like 10 or so pokemon that you cannot possibly get on your own and the different encounter rates never mattered because finding "uncommon" pokemon only takes a minute or two of running around in the grass at most. Strangely I think I would have appreciated the whole thing more if it was more inconvenient than it actually is.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah pretty much.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >People wanting Lv1 Shiny Legendary Pokemon for Route 1-level crap.
          I argue it's harder unless you're using Friend Codes or whatever to directly trade with trusted sources you've already negotiated with on a forum board.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Solely for completing the dex and getting version exclusives/starters it was fine. If you put up one with a reasonable other mon you needed it'd be gone in a few minutes at most.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        31yo Pokémon c**t here that spent too much time on bulbapedia, bulbawiki, serebii, /vp/, national pokémon facebook group, forums and Google+
        Assuming all USA/PAL
        Red = Blue
        Yellow is inspired by the anime
        Gold = Silver
        Crystal is Gold and Silver combined + some stuff like animated sprites
        FireRed = LeafGreen
        Sapphire = Ruby but differences as more noticeable in story than other games
        Emerald = Sapphire + Ruby with aditional stuff like Battle Frontier
        Green is Japan only. Japanese crystal has custom legendary logo on the board that you can see from the back. Japanese Yellow had a surfing Pikachu mini-game in the Safari Zone town. Japanese GSC had a GS ball event to get Celebi in the first forest shrine.

        >even though it was fairly obvious from the moment they released the first "third version" game.
        only for USA and PAL. Japan had Blue before the rest as a CoroCoro Comic special edition, which had updated sprites, which are the ones released outside Japan

        >Pokemon Green
        >USA

        Wait, wut? Am I having a Mandela effect moment? Wasn't that a Jap only release?

        yes. there's an english patch online and patched repros are sold online

        Etsy sells repros now?

        always did, along with ebay, amazon, alibaba, you name it. it's obviously sold by 3rd party sellers

        [...]
        Why didn't they release Pokemon Green in the USA? Why go out of their way to make a Pokemon Blue? Was it for the JP audience so they'd import it?

        Game Freak was a small studio at the time and Nintendo was the publisher, pretty sure they didn't own them yet, and the games were targeted towards a Japanese market due to it being based on beetle fights and trades, something highly popular among boys in Japan before computers and TV were a thing. That's one of the reasons why there's 2 editions, it simulates the old beetle trade.
        As for Blue, as stated already, it was a special edition with improved sprites. After getting released outside Japan as retail, it also got released in Japan as retail.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Japanese Yellow had a surfing Pikachu mini-game in the Safari Zone town
          But the surfing mini game is also in the US version. You "just" need to have a Pikachu that knows Surf and show it to the guy in town.
          To actually get the Pikachu legit was annoying tough. You had to finish hard cup in Pokemon Stadium (I forgot if first or second one, its been decades) then it asks you if you want to overwrite one of your Pikachu moves with Surf, then that one becomes a legit surfing pikachu.
          Of course you need an extra N64 and the GB cart reader thing for the N64 controller with a Gameboy Pokemon cart inside, which is why not many did it or even know how to get it.
          There is a much easier way to do it, which is just hacking the move of any Pikachu with gameshark codes, or using PKHex to edit it.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Or you can just play the Virtual Console version which lets you play the surfing minigame without any need for a surfing Pikachu.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >As for Blue, as stated already, it was a special edition with improved sprites. After getting released outside Japan as retail, it also got released in Japan as retail
          No, that's wrong. What is known as "Blue" in Japan was never released outside of Japan. Their Blue Version has uniquely-available Pokemon (many of which were only available through in-game trades in Red and Green) while "international Blue" is basically just Green as known in Japan. The only vestige of JP Blue in Int. Blue (and Int. Red) is the graphics of JP Blue in the international versions (both the Pokemon sprites and many other effects and locational graphics).

          What NEEDS to be done is to make a romhack called "(international) Green" that copies what Pokemon are available in JP Blue, while also using all of the graphics and effects of JP Red/Green, and finally, also uses the Pokedex entries from FireRed (which were a translation of the ones from JP Red, which were never used in localizations before FireRed's international release). Making this hack compatible with the two international Stadium games should also be a priority.

          This is all confusing, I know, hence the need for decryption and contextual explanations.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Additional note: The only other vestige of JP Blue in international Red/Blue is that they used its new Pokedex entries (as JP Blue's Pokedex entries were translated and used in Int. Red/Blue), which differed from JP Red/Green's entries.

            In ALL versions of FireRed and LeafGreen for GBA, the JP Red/Green Pokedex entries were used in FireRed and the JP Blue entries were used in LeafGreen. That is, check your LeafGreen cartridge's Pokedex and compare with your Red or Blue cartridge's Pokedex: it will read the same. But if you compare your FireRed cartridge with your Red/Blue cartridge, it will read different, since FireRed's is a translation of the original JP Red and Green's Pokedex entries (which entries were never translated for localized versions before this game).

            Also, I guess this post and

            >red/blue, ruby/sapphire
            It's basically the same thing. They release two identical versions as an elaborate gacha scam for autists.
            >yellow, crystal, etc.
            It's then that they release a third version with more content as a bonus.
            You usually skip those anyway and go to the third version.
            It's a good general rule. There are exceptions but it's usually true. In the case of Yellow, you'd normally play the original unless you really like Pikachu/anime stuff since starters make it easier so it still depends.

            may be relevant to answering OP's question.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Be sure to read and

            Additional note: The only other vestige of JP Blue in international Red/Blue is that they used its new Pokedex entries (as JP Blue's Pokedex entries were translated and used in Int. Red/Blue), which differed from JP Red/Green's entries.

            In ALL versions of FireRed and LeafGreen for GBA, the JP Red/Green Pokedex entries were used in FireRed and the JP Blue entries were used in LeafGreen. That is, check your LeafGreen cartridge's Pokedex and compare with your Red or Blue cartridge's Pokedex: it will read the same. But if you compare your FireRed cartridge with your Red/Blue cartridge, it will read different, since FireRed's is a translation of the original JP Red and Green's Pokedex entries (which entries were never translated for localized versions before this game).

            Also, I guess this post and [...] may be relevant to answering OP's question.

            for info about Gen 1's games.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Additional note: The only other vestige of JP Blue in international Red/Blue is that they used its new Pokedex entries (as JP Blue's Pokedex entries were translated and used in Int. Red/Blue), which differed from JP Red/Green's entries.

            In ALL versions of FireRed and LeafGreen for GBA, the JP Red/Green Pokedex entries were used in FireRed and the JP Blue entries were used in LeafGreen. That is, check your LeafGreen cartridge's Pokedex and compare with your Red or Blue cartridge's Pokedex: it will read the same. But if you compare your FireRed cartridge with your Red/Blue cartridge, it will read different, since FireRed's is a translation of the original JP Red and Green's Pokedex entries (which entries were never translated for localized versions before this game).

            Also, I guess this post and [...] may be relevant to answering OP's question.

            Be sure to read and [...] for info about Gen 1's games.

            Since I didn't expressly note this in these posts, I guess I should note that Int. Red/Blue, despite having the graphics and effects of JP Blue, have the same Pokemon sets in them that JP Red/Green have (making US Red/Blue and JP Red/Green essentially the same game, hence the need for a "international Green" romhack to truly localize JP Blue with JP Red/Green's exotic graphics and effects).

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              (and JP Red/Green's Pokedex entries, since int. Red/Blue already got JP Blue's)

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        https://i.imgur.com/BCl2gwT.jpg

        whats the difference between all the pokemon games with the different colors?

        There's only like 10 monsters that are different between red and blue

        The whole thing is a huge scam to make rich kids buy multiple iterations of the same game

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Play one and find out.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >just play these shitty jarpigs back to back for dozens of hours instead of asking someone

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        If a single Pokemon game takes you "dozens of hours", it's because you're genuinely disabled.
        Sorry you had to find out this way, moron-kun.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          OP is a homosexual for asking this question, but so are you for bragging about being a speedtrooner.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Not my fault you're moronic.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              If you fight every trainer and raise a full team instead of speedtrooning with your starter and Nidoking, it takes a minimum of 20 hours. Not my fault you play the game like boring moron.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Pokemon Green
    >USA

    Wait, wut? Am I having a Mandela effect moment? Wasn't that a Jap only release?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's just some Etsy crap of a bad translation of the Jap one.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Etsy sells repros now?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I saw that there, anyway (several years ago). Not sure if that's a general thing, though. Maybe it was just a Chinese repro sold on Etsy, then.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Chud Anon

          Yeah, console mods too

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Etsy is just dropshippers taking the same stock that goes to aliexpress and selling it for a big markup for westerners.
          Aliexpress is also just dropshippers but with a lesser margin. Ultimately, you're always just paying for one or more people to be middleman between you and some Chinese factory.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          boomer pls physical romhacks have been a thing for like a decade

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Wait, wut? Am I having a Mandela effect moment? Wasn't that a Jap only release?

      Yes, it is a Mandela effect. It was always released for the GAME system.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's just some Etsy crap of a bad translation of the Jap one.

      Why didn't they release Pokemon Green in the USA? Why go out of their way to make a Pokemon Blue? Was it for the JP audience so they'd import it?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        tl:dr JP Red and Green were outdated.

        Pocket Monsters 2 started production almost immediately after Red and Green released (which is why Ho-oh's design was already finalized and appeared in the first episode of the anime only a year later). By the time the first iteration of 2 got scrapped, they already knew the first game was going to be released internationally. So rather than just throw everything out, they salvaged some of their new assets for a refined version of the first games. That became the base for both international Red and Blue versions.
        We never got the original Red and Green because they were obsolete. It'd be like releasing build v1.0 when they had v1.2 ready to go. In fact, they later released Blue in Japan as an update to Red and Green a full year AFTER Yellow was already released.

        The whole development period for gens 1 and 2 was a huge mess.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          31yo Pokémon c**t here that spent too much time on bulbapedia, bulbawiki, serebii, /vp/, national pokémon facebook group, forums and Google+
          Assuming all USA/PAL
          Red = Blue
          Yellow is inspired by the anime
          Gold = Silver
          Crystal is Gold and Silver combined + some stuff like animated sprites
          FireRed = LeafGreen
          Sapphire = Ruby but differences as more noticeable in story than other games
          Emerald = Sapphire + Ruby with aditional stuff like Battle Frontier
          Green is Japan only. Japanese crystal has custom legendary logo on the board that you can see from the back. Japanese Yellow had a surfing Pikachu mini-game in the Safari Zone town. Japanese GSC had a GS ball event to get Celebi in the first forest shrine.

          >even though it was fairly obvious from the moment they released the first "third version" game.
          only for USA and PAL. Japan had Blue before the rest as a CoroCoro Comic special edition, which had updated sprites, which are the ones released outside Japan
          [...]
          yes. there's an english patch online and patched repros are sold online
          [...]
          always did, along with ebay, amazon, alibaba, you name it. it's obviously sold by 3rd party sellers
          [...]
          Game Freak was a small studio at the time and Nintendo was the publisher, pretty sure they didn't own them yet, and the games were targeted towards a Japanese market due to it being based on beetle fights and trades, something highly popular among boys in Japan before computers and TV were a thing. That's one of the reasons why there's 2 editions, it simulates the old beetle trade.
          As for Blue, as stated already, it was a special edition with improved sprites. After getting released outside Japan as retail, it also got released in Japan as retail.

          >We never got the original Red... It'd be like releasing build v1.0 when they had v1.2 ready to go... they later released Blue in Japan as an update to Red and Green a full year AFTER Yellow was already released.
          I didn't know this. Thanks for the info, anons.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Blue was a remake of green. Green was so buggy they never bothered bringing it over

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        We already did get Green: it's called Blue outside of Japan. What we did not get is the Japanese game called Blue. (hence

        >As for Blue, as stated already, it was a special edition with improved sprites. After getting released outside Japan as retail, it also got released in Japan as retail
        No, that's wrong. What is known as "Blue" in Japan was never released outside of Japan. Their Blue Version has uniquely-available Pokemon (many of which were only available through in-game trades in Red and Green) while "international Blue" is basically just Green as known in Japan. The only vestige of JP Blue in Int. Blue (and Int. Red) is the graphics of JP Blue in the international versions (both the Pokemon sprites and many other effects and locational graphics).

        What NEEDS to be done is to make a romhack called "(international) Green" that copies what Pokemon are available in JP Blue, while also using all of the graphics and effects of JP Red/Green, and finally, also uses the Pokedex entries from FireRed (which were a translation of the ones from JP Red, which were never used in localizations before FireRed's international release). Making this hack compatible with the two international Stadium games should also be a priority.

        This is all confusing, I know, hence the need for decryption and contextual explanations.

        )

        Also, the reason they released Red/Green as Red/Blue outside of Japan is because they hoped it would become a success in America by re-naming the two versions "Red (white) and Blue" (yes, this is the unironic, actual reason for the name change).

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >We already did get Green: it's called Blue outside of Japan.
          Bro the exclusive monsters are different between the two. Even the fricking overworld tileset is different.
          If you're gonna lie, at least make it harder to immediately disprove.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Reading comprension. But I do agree that the tileset is different (as I already acknowledged here

            >As for Blue, as stated already, it was a special edition with improved sprites. After getting released outside Japan as retail, it also got released in Japan as retail
            No, that's wrong. What is known as "Blue" in Japan was never released outside of Japan. Their Blue Version has uniquely-available Pokemon (many of which were only available through in-game trades in Red and Green) while "international Blue" is basically just Green as known in Japan. The only vestige of JP Blue in Int. Blue (and Int. Red) is the graphics of JP Blue in the international versions (both the Pokemon sprites and many other effects and locational graphics).

            What NEEDS to be done is to make a romhack called "(international) Green" that copies what Pokemon are available in JP Blue, while also using all of the graphics and effects of JP Red/Green, and finally, also uses the Pokedex entries from FireRed (which were a translation of the ones from JP Red, which were never used in localizations before FireRed's international release). Making this hack compatible with the two international Stadium games should also be a priority.

            This is all confusing, I know, hence the need for decryption and contextual explanations.

            ) and that there should be a hack that fuses JP Blue's Pokemon set with the graphics and effects from JP Red/Green and the Dex entries from FireRed, calling it "Green" (so that we get an actually completely unique Green Version rather than just a crappier version of the game we already got called Blue). Cool pic, by the way, saved.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              (so that our new hypothetical "Green Version" is like what JP Blue was for Japanese players)

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Half of the cartridges in your image are bootlegs and it's bothering me.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It has the official Nintendo seal, you can't just put that on anything

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I love the bootlegging scene for pokemon. Frick buying a 150$ cart I grabbed both soul silver and heart gold for 35$ and the trade function still works

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    this is the most zoomer question I've ever seen.
    I'm mad

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The goal in Pokemon games is to
    >catch em all
    yet it's impossible to get more than half of them in single player without abusing glitches. Lots of Pokemon are either version exclusive, require trading to evolve or depend on mutually exclusive choices in the games like the fricking starter pokemon.
    This is complete shit game design and the series should have died long ago.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It was fine when the series was a cultural phenomenon where you could walk up to ANY kid, I mean ANY, and they also played. Totally different when it's just one more goyslop product out of millions.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Oh right I forgot, zoomers don't know just how popular pokemon was in the late 90s. It was insane. Every single kid in my class played, including all the girls. It was wild. Older kids, younger kids. We all had it.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Oh right I forgot, zoomers don't know just how popular pokemon was in the late 90s. It was insane. Every single kid in my class played, including all the girls. It was wild. Older kids, younger kids. We all had it.

        Lucky you. Absolutely nobody in any neighborhood or school I knew played Pokemon.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          thats kinda weird even in my village of 400 people thats an hour away from the nearest major city everyone was into pokemon

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Live in a shitty low-income neighborhood in Florida during Gen1
            >Nobody dares bring out a Game Boy because they know they'll get beat up and the device stolen; school forbids Game Boys for this reason
            >Later get moved to the middle of nowhere in Kentucky for Gen2 and 3
            >Everybody there can only barely comprehend electricity and prefer hanging outdoors, so no chance finding anybody there
            Mine was not the ideal childhood for playing Pokemon.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              same.
              everyone knew pokemon, but it wasn't completely safe to bring out your device in public. some janny/tard could steal it. better to be safe.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >yet it's impossible to get more than half of them in single player without abusing glitches
      That's not true.
      >11 version exclusives
      >4 trade evolutions
      >6 starters
      You can get 129 / 150. You'll never finish it alone, but it's far more than half.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    sso can you even beat the games in just single player?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Depends on how you define beating the game.
      You can make it through the story and complete all of the content presented to you, but you can't get the diploma saying you've caught everything.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >all bootlegs

    homie. What ya doin?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I've seen so many bootleg carts of GSC that I forgot they had a glitter effect on them.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just google it moron

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i hate kids man

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >red/blue, ruby/sapphire
    It's basically the same thing. They release two identical versions as an elaborate gacha scam for autists.
    >yellow, crystal, etc.
    It's then that they release a third version with more content as a bonus.
    You usually skip those anyway and go to the third version.
    It's a good general rule. There are exceptions but it's usually true. In the case of Yellow, you'd normally play the original unless you really like Pikachu/anime stuff since starters make it easier so it still depends.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >copy of Emerald I’ve had since release mysteriously vanished
    >copy of Soulsilver that’s been lost for 14 years mysteriously reappeared
    What the frick? I have such mixed feelings right now.

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They get worse over time

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Based gen wunner (not an insult).

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Then why spell "one" like a (desperate) homosexual?

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I had a serious material fetish for these cartridges as a kid. I would just hold game cases and stare at them for long periods of time

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This plus trade evolutions exist as a way to encourage the social aspect of the game. You can't get every pokemon with any one game so you're supposed to trade with your friends to get version exclusives.

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >doesn't understand the difference between sequels
    Life must be extremely difficult for you.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >two remakes
      >one version update
      >3 alternates
      >THREE remakes (again)

      lol

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >get Red in 1999
    >play through it and love it
    >bit disappointed I didn't encounter my bro Mewoth
    >a year or so goes by, I sold my GBC and Pokemon Red and Yellow (got that one as a kid, didn't like as much as Red other than having the starters) to buy Serial Experiments Lain VHSs
    >Some time later I trade some baggy pants and nu metal/hip hop CDs to a friend of mine
    >He gives me a CIB OG game boy and a boxed Pokemon Blue
    >Comfily play the game again, this time with Meowth
    >I sold my Red cart but kept the manual so I basically have a CIB Blue with a Red manual

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