You've finally been granted your Pokémon trainer's license. Now, it's time to head out to become the world's greatest Pokémon trainer. It's going to take all you've got to collect 150 Pokémon in this enormous world. Catch and train monsters like the shockingly-cute Pikachu. Face off against Blastoise's torrential water cannons. Stand strong when facing Pidgeot's stormy Gust. Trade with friends and watch your Pokémon evolve. Important -- no single Pokémon can win it all. Can you develop the ultimate Pokémon strategy to defeat the eight Gym Leaders and become the greatest Pokémon Master of all time?

In Other Languages

Language Title Translation
Japanese ポケットモンスター (赤/緑/青) Pocket Monsters (Red/Green/Blue)

Release timeline

Console Country of origin Date
Game Boy Japan
  • February 27, 1996 (Red/Green)
  • October 10, 1996 (Blue)
Game Boy USA September 30, 1998
Game Boy Color Japan
  • October 5, 1999 (Red/Green)
  • October 10, 1999 (Blue)


One of Kadokawa Media Factory's first soundtracks released on Audio CD format was for the original Game Boy games. There are two discs, one with 98 tracks and the other with 99. The first 45 tracks on Disc 1 are for the background music used in the games.



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