Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue are coming to the Virtual Console 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 will be compatible with wireless communication for the first time ever when they appear on the Virtual Console. In the days of the Game Boy, players had to use a Link Cable to connect with friends, but these games will use the Nintendo 3DS system’s wireless capabilities to allow you to trade and battle Pokémon in just the same way.
Look forward to more information on Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue on the Virtual Console as we approach their launch on February 27, 2016!
This pair of games began the entire Pokémon revolution. While there have been major advances in the Pokémon series over the years, Pokémon Red Version and Pokémon Blue Version still hold their place in history and in our hearts.
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. And if they're really lucky, they might even be able to catch the elusive (and powerful) Pokémon, Mew!
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!