Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue are now available for systems in the Nintendo 3DS family! The games remain true to the originals, complete with monochromatic pixel art and 4-bit background music, so you can feel as though you’re experiencing the games just as they were back then!
These titles are compatible with wireless communication for the first time ever. In the days of the Game Boy, players had to use a Link Cable to connect with friends, but these games use the Nintendo 3DS system’s wireless capabilities to allow you to trade and battle Pokémon in just the same way. Pokémon Bank is also now compatible with Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue, allowing you to transfer the Pokémon you’ve caught to the upcoming Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon video games!
Using Pokémon Bank, you'll be able to transfer Pokémon you've caught in the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console versions of Pokémon Red, Pokémon Blue, and Pokémon Yellow into your copy of Pokémon Sun or Pokémon Moon. Pokémon from Pokémon Omega Ruby, Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, Pokémon X, and Pokémon Y can also be brought into Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon in the same way.
Visit the Pokémon Bank page for important details on the planned update to support Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon.
Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue introduce legions of gamers to the world of Kanto, where the likes of Charmander, Pikachu, and Mewtwo were first discovered. Through exciting exploration, battles, and trades, Trainers are able to access 150 Pokémon.
You begin your journey in Pallet Town as a young boy. After a dangerous brush with wild Pokémon, Professor Oak teaches you how to capture Pokémon, and then sends you on your way as a fledgling Trainer. During your journey through Kanto, you must capture Pokémon to record their information in your Pokédex, as well as become a better Trainer by competing in Gyms scattered throughout the region. Once you've proven your mettle as a Pokémon Trainer, it's time to take on the Elite Four, a crack group of Trainers that will put all of your learned skills to the test.
Your journey will be far from easy. In addition to the many Trainers and wild Pokémon you'll encounter along the way, you'll also have to be watchful of Team Rocket, a despicable group of Pokémon thieves. Prevent Team Rocket from stealing rare Pokémon and stop their criminal ways!
You won't be able to catch every Pokémon in either Pokémon Red or Pokémon Blue; to collect every Pokémon, you'll have to trade with friends via the Game Link™ Cable. With it, you can also take your team of faithful Pokémon into battle against your pals to see how well your team stacks up!
There's much to see and do in Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue. Start your journey through Kanto and become a Master Trainer!