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Pokemon Red/Green

Did You Know Gaming has wrenched old interviews out of the archives to find that Game Freak’s original plans for Pokemon Red and Green included 65,535 variations of the games. Using the Trainer ID system as a base for this, players would be assigned a Trainer ID between 1 and 65,000 and this number would affect which Pokemon would spawn in game as well as the appearances of some forest areas in the world. “We also considered having each game generate a random ID number the first time it was booted up and that number would determine which Pokémon appeared in the game.” programmer Takenori Oota stated in a Japan-only book titled ‘PokeDex’ from 1996.

In another old interview published in a 1997 issue of Famimaga 64, Game Freak founder Satoshi Tajiri states:

“The shape of a forest, the Pokémon that would appear, I wanted to make a game that would be different for everyone but it was difficult. So I went to consult with Shigeru Miyamoto from Nintendo, and we ended up deciding to make it so that depending on the colour – whether Red or Green – the worlds would be parallel, but different.”

Check out the full video below as they explore the abandoned mechanic:



Pokemon Red, Blue, and Yellow are releasing on the 3DS virtual console later this month and their respective pages have finally gone live in the European and North American eShop.

The pricing details for Europe have been revealed through this. There is now confirmation that the price of the games in Europe will be £8.99/€9.99.


Also revealed are the language options for the games. English, French, and Spanish are the options in North America. The options in Europe are English, French, Spanish, German and Italian.


The Pokemon Company plans to release a soundtrack album for Pokemon Red and Green on April 27th. The album will include the soundtrack from the original game and the cries of all 151 original Pokemon. The content list across the 4 discs is

  • Pokemon Red/Green soundtrack (45 tracks)
  • Pokemon Cries(151)
  • Pokémon Fire Red / Leaf Green soundtrack (73 tracks)
  • 3 bonus tracks
  • Pokemon Red / Green best selection (10 tracks)

The album will have a runtime of around 3 hours 55 minutes and will also come with a 24 page booklet which includes an interview with Junichi Masuda. It is available for preorder on Amazon Here


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