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Game Code: DMG P APAE (Red), DMG P APEE (Blue)
Released: 1998
Originally typed in (for Australian version) by Ben Kosmina
and found at World of Nintendo.
Modified to US version and web-ified by Pete Karsanow.
Manual code: U/DMG-APAE-USA-1 (Rev. K)
Editorial comments are emphasized like this.

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CONTENTS

Story 2
World Map 4
The World of Pokémon   6
Using The Controller 8
Getting Started 9
Menu Screen 10
Let's Begin 14
Pallet Town 14
Route #1 16
Viridian City 18
Route #2 20
 
Viridian Forest 22
Pewter City 24
The Adventure Goes On   26
Pokémon Leaders 27
Hints 28
Collect Pokémon 30
Battle Screen 34
Game Link Cable 36
Techniques 40
Items 40
Pokémon List 44

This is the Red (or Blue) version of Pokémon. There are other versions, too. The story and characters are the same for all versions. The differences between the versions are the type and probability of Pokémon appearing.

To complete your collection, you will need to trade with a friend who has another version.
According to Nintendo, you can get at most only 139 of 151 types with a single color of cartridge, even with trading. You need to trade with the other color(s) to get the rest.

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STORY

You are an 11-year old boy living in Pallet Town with your mother. Your rival lives next door to you. You and your rival used to play nicely together when you were little, but lately, he has become mean. He sees you as his rival because you are the same age and height. When you hear that Professor Oak is a Pokémon expert, you get excited because you are a curious boy. You walk outside of Pallet Town in search of Pokémon and you hear a voice.

"Hey! Don't go into the grass!" It's Professor Oak. "There are wild Pokémon living in there." he says. "They can be very dangerous.

pictures of you/Ash and a Squirtle
The Australian version mentions that "you also get similar grades in school", and that Professor Oak is just learning about Pokémon (seeing as he only has 50 in his Pokédex…). Anyway, lots of little changes between the US and Australian text.

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If you possess trained Pokémon, you can let them fight against wild ones."

Professor Oak takes you back to his lab where your rival is waiting. Professor Oak invited him because he is Professor Oak's grandson. Professor Oak instructs you: "There are 3 Pokémon here, so choose the one you like! Now that you have a Pokémon, the rest is up to you…"

pictures of your rival and a Bulbasaur

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WORLD MAP

There are many ways to travel from place to place. Use this map to help you find where you're going.
If I'm in copyright trouble with Nintendo, I may as well go all the way. But I promise that this map will be the only pages scanned and provided in total.
map from Pokémon cartridge manual (32 kB)

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THE WORLD OF POKÉMON

I am Professor Oak. The document you are reading is the result of many years of studying Pokémon. I strongly suggest that you read this document thoroughly so you may become a Pokémon Master.
appears in word balloon leading to Professor Oak picture

WHAT ARE POKÉMON?

There are more than 100 Pokémon in existence. The more they fight, the more powerful they become. The Pokémon having only simple attack techniques such as TACKLE or TAIL WHIP, gain new, stronger techniques, like BITE or WATER GUN. Some Pokémon evolve and change in appearance.

picture of Professor Oak
PROFESSOR OAK
He is the leading expert on Pokémon. Listen to his wise advice.

pictures of Bulbasaur, right-pointing arrow, and Ivysaur

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DEFEAT THE 8 POKÉMON LEADERS

In the world of Pokémon, there are many Pokémon Trainers who raise Pokémon for fighting. Only 8 of these trainers are considered to be Pokémon Leaders. You can find these leaders hanging out at local gyms, training their Pokémon to become stronger.

These leaders are waiting for anyone who wants to challenge them. In order to complete your Pokédex, you must fight these leaders.
screen shot of start of fight with Brock

COMPLETE YOUR POKÉDEX

Your goal is to capture one of every Pokémon in the world to become a true Pokémon Master.

To reach this goal, all of your findings must be recorded in your electronic encyclopedia called a Pokédex. All of the Pokémon data you find will be automatically recorded in your Pokédex. To catch Pokémon, you will need Poké Balls which you may purchase from Poké Marts in most towns and cities. You will also need to trade Pokémon with friends who have a different version in order to complete your Pokédex.
screen shot of a partially complete Pokédex

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USING THE CONTROLLER

+ Control Pad
Move the world map.
Move the cursor when a command is selected.

SELECT
Arrange items.

START
Display the Menu screen.

A Button
Confirm a menu selection.
Talk to people (keep pressing to reveal the entire message).

B Button
Cancel the Menu screen.
Cancel a command that was selected with the A Button.

these are shown in boxes around a picture of a GameBoy

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GETTING STARTED

On the Title screen, press either the A Button or START, and an options screen will appear. Use +Control Pad to select and the A Button to confirm.
screen shots of title screen and "Continue/New Game/Option" screen

New Game

This option lets you play the game from the beginning. Register the names of your character and rival. Choose from the available names, or choose the New Name option to create your own. Select letters using the +Control Pad and confirm with the A Button. If you make a mistake, you can erase the letters one by one using the B Button.
screen shot of name selection screen

Continue

If you have saved a previous game, the Continue option will be added to the Menu screen so you will be able to continue from the last time you saved.
screen shot of saved game load confirmation screen

Option

See page 15 [sic, really page 13]

 

HOW TO ERASE A FILE

On the Title screen, press up on the +Control Pad while pressing SELECT and the B Button.

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MENU SCREEN

While moving in the world, press START to display the Menu screen. On the Menu screen, you can select seven commands.
screen shot of the 7 commands done while in Pallet Town

screen shots of a rather empty Pokédex, the first page of the Squirtle entry, and the Area map for Caterpie.
If you have only seen (not captured) a Pokémon, the data won't be displayed. The Cry is a battle call rather than them actually crying in sadness. Area shows a map with blinking symbols and where you are, or "Area Unknown". Pokémon that aren't in your color cartridge or must be traded will be "Area Unknown". Use the "<" and ">" on the +Control Pad to page up and down in the Pokédex.

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LET'S BEGIN

PALLET TOWN

Your quest to become a Pokémon Master begins here. Explore the town before heading North. After leaving your house, go visit your rival and Professor Oak.
map of Pallet Town - maybe I'll scan it in so the numbers make sense

Talk to everyone you see. People will help you along the way, so don't miss anything.
screen shot of talking to someone

  1. Your Home
    Where you live. You and your rival grew up playing together and had a great friendship until he became competitive and mean.
    screen shot of getting a Potion from your computer
    These 3 are keyed to a map of Pallet Town.

     
  2. Your Rival's Home
    Your rival lives here. Since you were once great friends, maybe there's a chance you two can work things out.
    Nope. But talk to his sister anyway.
    screen shot of talking to your rival's sister

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  3. Professor Oak
    You need to find Professor Oak, but he's not in his lab. As you try to leave town, Professor Oak stops you "Hey! Wait! Don't go out!" Soon enough, you're standing in Professor Oak's Lab.
    screen shots of Oak stopping you, and having choice of 3 Pokémon

SELECT YOUR POKÉMON

Professor Oak will let you choose 1 of 3 Pokémon. Choose wisely, the Pokémon you select determines the difficulty of your game. Read OAK'S MEMO below for a tip.
pictures of the 3 choices: Bulbasaur, Squirtle and Charmander. screen shot of confirming choice of Bulbasaur

OAK'S MEMO

First-time players: Start with Bulbasaur, the Grass-type Pokémon; these are more successful attacking Rock-type Pokémon.
This was next in the Australian transcription: "The first boss uses Rock Pokémon." Anyway, whatever you choose your rival will pick the type with a natural advantage over yours. Your first combat will probably be a loss to your rival unless you're very lucky or use that Potion from your computer. It doesn't matter much if you win though, the story still proceeds the same. It's nice to have the extra money and experience though…

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ROUTE #1

DANGER! WILD POKÉMON
You will travel North into the grassy area where, you will run into many Wild Pokémon.
"Wild" just means you can capture them (later, when you have Poké Balls). Each map has a different selection of Pokémon lurking, their levels tend to rise as you proceed through the game. Spend the time to raise your Pokémon levels so you can easily defeat what's around. Route 1 is one of the few maps where you must walk through the grass.

map of Route 1 - I may scan this in, but there are no marked items on this map

Walk around in the grassy areas. You will find Wild Pokémon.
screen shot of walking in the grass just north of Pallet Town, but with strange colors

RATTATA
Attacks with a vicious bite. Small and very quick, it is a common sight in many places.
Something like the Pokédex entry, with a picture of Rattata. Yes, it's found on Route 1.

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YOUR FIRST BATTLE
When you encounter a Wild Pokémon, a sequence of events takes place. The information on this page will teach you the basic fighting technique.

First, the Wild Pokémon will appear on the screen.
"Wild PIDGEY appeared!" screen shot

Next, you will exchange attacks with the Wild Pokémon.
Squirtle attacking Pidgey screen shot

Finally, if your Pokémon wins, it will receive experience points.
Enemy Pidgey fainted screen shot

PIDGEY
A common sight in forests and woods. It flaps its wings at ground level to kick up blinding sand.
Just like the Rattata section above, with a picture of Pidgey. It's found on Route 1 too.

OAK'S MEMO
At this point you will not be able to capture a Wild Pokémon. You can only fight for experience points. When you get to Viridian City, you may purchase Poké Balls at the Poké Mart.
Actually, you need to go to Viridian City once to get Oak's Parcel, bring it back, he gives you the Pokédex, and then you go back to Viridian City. Now you can buy stuff!

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VIRIDIAN CITY

map of Viridian City - maybe I'll scan it in so the numbers make sense

  1. Viridian GYM
    You can't get in here yet because it's closed.
    Come back here much much later.
     
  2. Poké Mart
    ITEM LIST
    Poké Ball 200
    Antidote 100
    Paralyz Heal  200
    Burn Heal 250

    OAK'S MEMO
    The shopkeeper will have a package for me, which I am expecting back at the Lab.
    screen shot of you getting OAK'S PARCEL
    Take Oak's Parcel back to Oak's Lab in Pallet Town. You can't really proceed in the game without doing this.

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  3. Pokémon Center
    Here, you may recover the HP and PP of your Pokémon for free. You can also deposit or withdraw your Pokémon and items using the personal computer. When you deposit Pokémon, you can place twenty of them in a single box. (There are a total of twelve boxes.) Also, your PC is connected to Oak's Lab, so he can evaluate your Pokédex. Check out the Link Cable Club where you can trade Pokémon or battle your friends.
    See page 35 [sic, really page 36]
    screen shot of Pokémon about to be healed

ACCESS COMPUTER

Someone's Computer

Access this computer to deposit or withdraw Pokémon. You may carry up to 6 at a time. You may organize your Pokémon in separate boxes. For example, you may want to store similar types in the same box. Note: Someone's PC will be known as Bill's PC later in the game.
You'll find Bill, don't worry. Each box can hold up to 20 Pokémon.
screen shots of the computer choice and the Pokémon Storage System menu

Your Computer

Access your computer to deposit or withdraw Items. You may carry up to twenty at a time.
20 types, not items
screen shot of item storage menu

Prof. Oak's Computer

Access Oak's computer to receive Professor Oak's rating of your progress.
Basically, how many Pokémon you have in the "Own" category of your Pokédex. When you reach certain values, Oak will tell you to go ask one of his Aides (they're all over the place) for a bonus.
screen shot of the Pokédex rating Yes/No choice

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ROUTE #2

Route #2 is between Viridian City and Pewter City. Be careful, this road travels through the Viridian Forest which has stronger Pokémon lurking about. Make sure you've built your Pokémon levels up before traveling here.
map of Route 2 - I may scan this in, but there are no marked items on this map

Give the parcel to Professor Oak and he will give you a Pokédex in return.
screen shot of you getting Pokédex

You can see items on the other side of these trees. How do you get them? You'll have to come back later.
screen shot of you standing near strange bush (the kind that can be CUT) on Route #2

CATERPIE
With short feet tipped with suction pads, Caterpie climbs slopes and walls effortlessly.
Just like the Rattata section above, with a picture of Caterpie. It's found in the grass on Route #2.

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USE THE POKÉ BALL
You will need to use Poké Balls to capture Wild Pokémon. It will work best if you get its energy down as far as possible, but not all the way. Try a Pokémon who has the ability to put the Wild Pokémon to sleep. Once its sleeping, throw a Poké Ball to capture it.

WEEDLE
Often found in forests eating leaves. It has a sharp venomous stinger on its head.
Just like the Rattata section above, with a picture of Weedle. It's found in the grass on Route #2.

|----------------|  NO
|PIDGEY          |
|********        |
|                |
|       SQUIRTLE |
|       *****=== |
|----------------|
|BLUE used       |
|POKé BALL!      |
|________________|
         |
        \ /
|----------------|
|PIDGEY          |
|********        |
|                |
|       SQUIRTLE |
|       *****=== |   Wild Pokémon may
|----------------|   escape if their energy
|Aww! It appeared|   is too high.
|to be caught! \/|
|________________|


YES  |----------------|   Get the Wild Pokémon's
     |PIDGEY          |   energy down, then throw
     |*=======        |   a Poké Ball at it. You
     |                |   can capture many
     |       SQUIRTLE |   Pokémon this way.
     |       *****=== |
     |----------------|
     |     FIGHT PKMN |
     |   > ITEM  RUN  |
     |________________|
              |
             \ /
     |----------------|         |----------------|
     |PIDGEY          |         |PIDGEY          |
     |*=======        |         |*=======        |
     |                |         |            O   |
     |       SQUIRTLE |         |       SQUIRTLE |
     |       ****==== |   -->   |       ****==== |
     |----------------|         |----------------|
     |BLUE used       |         |All right!      |
     |POKÉ BALL!      |         |PIDGEY was    \/|
     |________________|         |________________|

Sad ASCII graphics, I know. The alternative is to scan the page. Anyway, "energy" seems to be HP, as the "YES" section has a highlight around the reduced HP of the Pidgey in that case.

OAK'S MEMO
As you play, the Wild Pokémon you meet will get stronger. You may need to throw more than one Poké Ball to capture them.
You may have to throw multiple Great Balls or even Ultra Balls to get the toughest Pokémon.

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VIRIDIAN FOREST

The Viridian Forest is full of danger as Wild Pokémon lurk in the grassy areas. You will also find plenty of other Pokémon Trainers here. This is a great area to practice your fighting skills.
And pick up the rare Pikachu!

1. Poké Ball
2. Antidote
3. Potion
Items found on the map of Viridian Forest

big map of Viridian Forest - I may scan this in

KAKUNA
Almost incapable of moving, Kakuna's only defense from predators is to harden its shell.
Yes, another one. Kakuna is found in Viridian Forest, but you're better off getting the Weedle instead and letting it evolve.

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Pokémon Trainer
When you battle other Pokémon Trainers, you earn money and your Pokémon gain experience points. A Pokémon Trainer may have 1 to 6 trained Pokémon, so it's a good idea for you to have 6. You will not be able to capture Pokémon from other Pokémon Trainers.
Try it, and you waste the Poké Ball.
screen shots of you fighting a BUG CATCHER trainer and winning P$60 for beating both of his Bug Pokémon

METAPOD
When its shell is soft, Metapod's weak and tender body is vulnerable.
Another one found in Viridian Forest. Like Kakuna, all it knows is HARDEN, so you're better off getting Caterpie instead and letting it evolve.

OAK'S MEMO
If you have collected 6 Pokémon, raise their levels evenly. Let each of your Pokémon have a turn in battle. Also, you may want to collect 6 different types of Pokémon.
screen shot showing six Pokémon held, all at level 7: Squirtle, Pidgey, Pikachu, Kakuna, Rattata and Metapod

PIKACHU
When several of these Pokémon gather, their electricity builds and can cause lightning storms.
A rare one found in Viridian Forest. Insufferably cute, but able to rip through Flying-type Pokémon like nobody's business.

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PEWTER CITY

map of Pewter City - I may scan this in, several buildings and ways in/out of town are marked

ROUTE #3
You may only travel on Route #3 after you have defeated Brock in Pewter Gym.
Route 3 is to the east of Pewter City.

  1. Museum
    When you visit the museum, you can learn about extinct Pokémon. The information is saved to your Pokédex so you will remember what you learned.
    You can skip this until later when you have CUT.

  2. Pokémon Center

  3. Poké Mart
    ITEM LIST
    Poké Ball 200
    Potion 300
    Escape Rope 550
    Antidote 100
    Burn Heal 250
    Awakening 200
    Parlyz Heal  200

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  2. ignore this
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  4. Pewter Gym
    You will have to fight against another trainer in this gym before you fight Brock. It will be helpful if you bring some Potions.
    Read the hints, and you won't need them. My hint: Bulbasaur gets Vine Whip at Level 13.
    screen shot of you being stopped by a trainer on the way to Brock
    These 4 are keyed to the map of Pewter City.

VS. 1st LEADER/BROCK
Brock uses Rock-type Pokémon. You will have an easier time defeating him with Grass- or Water-type Pokémon.
screen shot of start of Brock fight

Defeat Brock to get the Boulder Badge.

BROCK'S POKÉMON
GEODUDE  LV 12
ONIX LV 14

OAK'S MEMO
Fire-type Pokémon need higher experience levels than other types when battling Brock's Rock-type Pokémon.
He's talking about Charmander. You'll have tough going with that one at first, unless you trade the other starting Pokémon from another GameBoy.

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THE ADVENTURE GOES ON…

There is so much more than what has been described in the previous pages. You must talk to all of the people that you find throughout your quest to become the world's greatest Pokémon Trainer.
screen shot on Route 3 near entrance to Mt. Moon

Game Corner
They say that the Team Rocket has something to do with this gaming area. Check it out.
Can buy some rare Pokémon here with coins won at the slot machines, and it's the entrance to an area with lots of Trainers to fight.
screen shot of you at Rocket Game Corner with P$278,017 and 0 coins

Safari Zone
This is a great place to capture Pokémon. You definitely get what you pay for.
screen shot of you entering Safari Zone

Fishing
There are three different rods that allow you to catch many different water Pokémon. Fish everywhere.
screen shot of you fishing

Day Care Center
The Pokémon Daycare Center will watch one of your Pokémon and raise its level while you're away.
It goes up 1 experience for each step you take, and you pay P$100 for each level it gains.
screen shot of you at Day Care

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POKÉMON LEADERS

"a little" means +1.
You need the badge to be able to use the technique from the HM outside of combat. Without the badge, you can still use the HM on a Pokémon but can only use the technique in combat. See the next page for HMs.
You only have to worry about Pokémon traded to you not obeying. Pokémon that you catch always obey you. The Earth Badge means any level, not ALL Pokémon everywhere.

a little picture of each leader appears under their heading, in the game (NAME command) you see see either this picture or a picture of the badge

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HINTS

OAK'S MEMO
You will find many interesting things during your quest. On the next couple of pages, I have recorded some things I believe will make your quest more enjoyable.

How to Use a Pokémon Box
There are twelve boxes in which you may store Pokémon. Newly captured Pokémon will be stored in the currently selected box. When a box is full, you must change boxes.
Latest capture is at the top of the box. Ones with anything in them have a little "ball" symbol next to the number.
screen shot of the box selection choice

If Your Pokémon Box is Full
If your Pokémon Box is full, you will not be able to keep Pokémon that you capture. You need to access the computer in a Pokémon Center and change to a box that is not full.
screen shot of "the box is full" message

Hidden Machine
Sometimes, you will get a Hidden Machine instead of a Technical Machine. It works similar to a Technical Machine, but you can use a Hidden Machine as many times as you want. Also, the skills learned from this machine can be used while moving in the world. For instance, you can CUT a tree blocking the road by using an ability called CUT, or swim in the water by using a ability called SURF.
Not explained well, is it? Hidden Machines and Technical Machines provide new, better moves that your Pokémon can learn. TMs can only be used on one Pokémon once, and then they disappear. But HMs can be used multiple times on Pokémon. In addition, you can use the moves from HMs while moving around the world. But, HMs can only be used on the world once you get the badge that lets you. An example of this is that you can't use CUT until Misty gives you the Cascade Badge. Hope that helps.

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How to Arrange Items
First open ITEM on the Menu screen. Move the cursor (using the +Control Pad) to the item you want to move, then press SELECT. Next, move the cursor to where you want the item to be moved using the +Control Pad, and press SELECT.
Works on items stored in the computer too!
screen shot showing arrangement arrows

You can arrange the abilities during the fight the same way.
screen shot showing arrangement arrows during a battle

Change Pokémon Names
There is only one place where you may change the nicknames of your Pokémon. When you find this place, make sure you remember where it is.
Trust me, it's not hard to find. But you can't change nicknames of Pokémon that you got in a trade, no matter how sad they are.

Stop Evolution!
When your Pokémon start to evolve, you may stop the process. Press the B Button when the screen shows the Pokémon changing form, like in the screen shot to the right.
This is useful for Pokémon that evolve from going up in level. Sometimes they get better attacks at a much lower level without evolving, although their statistics are higher in the evolved form. Each time it goes up a level, it will try to evolve again. Stopping the evolution of a Pokémon that evolves through trading or the use of a stone isn't very smart; why did you do that then?
screen shot showing "Weedle stopped evolving!"

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COLLECT POKÉMON

OAK'S MEMO
You may collect Pokémon in many different ways. Please study these pages to learn how you can collect Pokémon.

GET 1: WILD POKÉMON

Many of the Pokémon you'll collect can be found in wild places: in the grass, in caves, water, etc.
screen shot of a wild Caterpie appearing
This is how "spare" Pokémon for trading are best obtained. Except for rarity (shows up only a few percent of the time), you can get as many as you want this way.

GET 2: EVENT

You can collect some Pokémon through special events; win one as a prize in the Game Corner; get one by helping a stranger; or capture them at the Safari Zone.
This includes just finding a ball with a Pokémon inside on a table in a building, and taking it. That's how you get Eevee.

GET 3: LINK

In a Pokémon Center, you can link your Game Boy system to a friend's Game Boy system and trade Pokémon between the 2 Game Paks. Some Pokémon will evolve when you trade them. Also, some Pokémon won't appear in your version of the game, so you must trade with a friend who has a different version in order to complete your collection.
There is also trading inside the game, a combination of EVENT and LINK. Traders will ask for a particular type in return for another type. You can get only one this way though.
Hint: Think carefully before you buy a Magikarp!

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RARE POKÉMON

In each game there is a Pokémon that appears only once. If you do not capture it the first time, you will not have the chance to capture it again.
Actually, several types appear only once. But NOT the Zubat and Kadabra whose pictures are shown here on this page. Save often, and read a walkthrough so you know which ones are unique!

EVOLUTION POKÉMON

Many Pokémon evolve when their experience level increases. In the screen shots below, we see Weedle evolving into Kakuna. Train all your Pokémon to higher levels and discover the ones that evolve.

|---------------|         |---------------|
|               |         |               |
|    [pic. of   |         |    [pic. of   |
|    Weedle]    |         |    Kakuna]    |
|               |   -->   |               |
|---------------|         |---------------|
|What? WEEDLE   |         |WEEDLE evolved |
|is evolving!   |         |into KAKUNA!   |
|_______________|         |_______________|

Yes, more sad ASCII graphics. It's when the graphics are flickering between one form and another that you press the B Button to stop evolution.

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OAK'S MEMO
You need to think about the types of Pokémon you are battling against. Choosing the appropriate type of Pokémon can make a big difference in your success.
 

TYPES OF POKÉMON

There are many different types of Pokémon. Each type of Pokémon has strengths and weaknesses against different types. It's like a large scale version of the game, Rock, Paper, Scissors. Rock is stronger than scissors, scissors are stronger than paper and paper is stronger than rock.
screen shots of Weedle vs. Caterpie "super effective", and Pikachu vs. Pikachu "not very effective"

Some Pokémon have two types.
screen shot of Kakuna, which is Bug and Poison

       ----- FIRE <-----
       |                |
       \/               |
     GRASS ---------> WATER

pictures of the 3 initial Pokémon Charmander, Bulbasaur and Squirtle with this, and much nicer arrows in a triangle formation

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POKÉMON TYPE CHART

confusing matrix of Pokémon types combat advantages
The attacker is on the left, the defender is on the top. I would normally give somebody else credit for this image, but I not only forgot where I found it, I had to fix several errors in the original.
According to a 3rd-party Pokémon guide book that I bought, the secondary types of the Pokémon are also significant, and there is a bonus if the attack type is the same as the Pokémon type. So use the above chart just as a starting point.

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BATTLE SCREEN

OAK'S MEMO
Many areas have the same types of Pokémon. You are wise to match your Pokémon according to their strengths against an opponent.

During battle there are 4 menu options. You may select FGHT, PKMN, ITEM and RUN.
screen shot of the start of a Trainer fight

Enemy Pokémon
screen shot of Squirtle about to use Bubble on Diglett
A box around the HP (energy) bar for the enemy Digglet, which has no numbers but does list the enemy level and type (e.g. Diglett :L11). This is in the top left corner during a battle, while the image of the enemy is in the center right. The back of your Pokémon is shown in the bottom left, with its own level and HP (with actual numbers) shown in the bottom right of the battle part of the screen.
PP
Power Points tell you how many times you may use an ability.
PP has an arrow pointing to the "30/30" for Bubble. First number is how many uses are left, second number is maximum uses. More powerful attacks usually have fewer PP. If all PP are used up, a Pokémon can always use "Struggle" but that's pretty pathetic.

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WHO'S FIRST

When the fight begins, the Pokémon on top of the list will go first. If you win the fight, all of the Pokémon who participated will receive experience points.
Leads to the cheap move of putting a Pokémon you want to gain experience on top. First round, switch to the one that actually fights. Both gain experience, but only half each minus one or so. Late in the play of the game, you can get the "Exp. All" item, which shares experience among all (usually 6) Pokémon you have with you.

LEVEL UP

Pokémon gain experience points by fighting. If they receive enough experience points, their level will increase. They may learn new abilities or even evolve when their levels increase.
two screen shots of a Caterpie that should differ in level but don't; one has higher HP, Defense and Speed though - guess Nintendo goofed!

TRY TO LINK

Pokémon that you get by trading with a friend will grow faster than those not traded. It is definitely worth your while to trade your Pokémon with others.
Traded Pokémon (you aren't the original trainer) get a 50% bonus to experience. Some say that traded Pokémon will have lower stats for their level than those that weren't traded; I haven't verified this.
The game box mentions that you can get at most 139 types with a single version, you need to trade with a different version to get them all.

GAME OVER

When all of your Pokémon have fainted, your game is over. Your Pokémon will be taken to the last Pokémon Center you used and half of your money will be gone.
Obviously, it's not a good idea to let this happen. Try to RUN first. Quit and load your saved game, and learn from your mistakes.

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GAME LINK® CABLE

OAK'S MEMO
You can trade Pokémon or battle your friends by using the Game Link® Cable (sold separately). Connect the Link Cable to 2 Game Boy systems. On the Mode Select screen, choose CONTINUE.

CAUTION
Do not connect the Game Link Cable to a Game Boy system containing a different language version of Pokémon. Doing so may cause the loss of your saved game data.

STEP 1

Heal all your Pokémon before linking with a friend. Then, both players need to talk to the receptionist in the Link Cable Club at the same time.
screen shot of that receptionist, in the same place in every Poké Center

STEP 2

Both players need to Save before entering the Cable Club.
screen shot of the save confirmation

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STEP 3

Select Trade Center to trade Pokémon with a friend; or select Colosseum to fight against a friend. Press the A Button to confirm.
screen shot of the Trade Center/Colosseum/Cancel choice
TRADE CENTER -- STEP 4
COLOSSEUM -- STEP 9 [sic, really step 1]

TRADE CENTER

STEP 4

At the Trade Center, face the center of the table and press the A Button.
screen shot of you and friend at the table

Review Pokémon Info
Press the A Button, and the screen to the right will appear. If you want to view your Pokémon data, select STATS and press the A Button. If you want to view your friend's Pokémon data, select the Pokémon and press the A Button.
screen shot of lists of Pokémon held by both, and status for one Pokémon

STEP 5

Move the cursor to the Pokémon you want to trade away and press the A Button.
screen shot of arrows pointing at Wartortle and Trade

STEP 6

"Waiting…!" will appear on your screen.
screen shot of the Waiting message

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STEP 7

You will be asked if you want to trade your Pokémon for your friend's Pokémon. Select TRADE to confirm the deal. If you don't like the Pokémon your friend selected, you can cancel.
3 screen shots: 1. "Bulbasaur will be traded" trade confirmation, 2. & 3. Pokémon moving from one Game Boy to another.

STEP 8

After the trade is done, you may return to the Trade Center. Press START and choose RESET; you will return to the Title Screen.
nonsensical screen shot that shows lists as if trades were repeated to return Pokémon to their original owners

OAK'S MEMO
A traded Pokémon may be one of the Pokémon you want to play with. However, if your badge doesn't match the level of the Pokémon, the Pokémon can't be controlled. Pokémon you receive via a Link Cable will grow faster and may evolve differently. Try to trade often.

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COLOSSEUM

STEP 1

When you select COLOSSEUM, you will be taken to a room with a table. Face the center table and press A Button to start a fight.
screen shot of the Trade Center/Colosseum/Cancel choice

STEP 2

Just before the battle, the number of Pokémon each player has is displayed. Battle results will also be displayed.
3 screen shots: 1. "vs." screen with names and Pokémon identified only as balls, 2. a Pokémon combat, 3. another "vs." screen with results shown as balls in various colors to indicate Pokémon status

OAK'S MEMO
Lastly, I'll show you some of my Pokédex! I hope these will help your adventure…

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TECHNIQUES

NAMEEFFECT
TACKLECauses normal damage to a Pokémon.
GROWLDecreases the enemy's attack power.
TAIL WHIPDecreases the enemy's defense.
SINGCauses the enemy to fall asleep.
WRAPAttacks the enemy for multiple turns.
POISON STING Causes damage and may poison an enemy.
FLYTwo-turn attack that causes normal damage. Ability to fly to other areas.
CUTA more powerful attack. Ability to cut down trees.
FLASHDecreases the enemy's accuracy. Ability to light up some dark places.

ITEMS

TYPES OF BALLS

ITEMEFFECT
POKÉ BALLThis ball catches Pokémon. The cost is reasonable.
GREAT BALLThis ball performs better than a Poké Ball.
ULTRA BALLThis ball performs better than a Great Ball.
SAFARI BALLThis special ball is for capturing Pokémon in Safari Zone.
MASTER BALL This ball can capture a Pokémon 100% of the time.

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MYSTERY ITEMS

ITEMEFFECT
FIRE STONEThis stone has a connection to Fire Pokémon.
THUNDER STONE This stone has a connection to Electric Pokémon.
WATER STONEThis stone has a connection to Water Pokémon.
LEAF STONEThis stone has a connection to Grass Pokémon.
MOON STONEThis stone has a connection to ? Pokémon.
HELIX FOSSILYou will need to find the secret of this item.
DOME FOSSILYou will need to find the secret of this item.
OLD AMBERYou will need to find the secret of this item.

 

RECOVERY ITEMS

ITEMEFFECT
ANTIDOTEThis removes poison from a Pokémon.
BURN HEALThis heals a Pokémon that is burned.
ICE HEALThis thaws a frozen Pokémon.
AWAKENINGThis wakes up a sleeping Pokémon.
PARLYZ HEALThis heals a paralyzed Pokémon.
FULL HEALThis will heal all of the conditions stated above.
POTIONThis will restore some HP.
SUPER POTION This will restore more HP than a POTION.
HYPER POTIONThis will restore more HP than a SUPER POTION.
MAX POTIONThis will restore HP to its maximum.
FULL RESTOREThis will heal all conditions and fully restore HP.
REVIVEThis will revive a fainted Pokémon and restore 1/2 HP.
MAX REVIVEThis will revive a fainted Pokémon and fully restore HP.

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POKÉMON POWER-UPS

ITEMEFFECT
RARE CANDYIncreases a Pokémon's level by 1.
HP UPHP level will increase.
PROTEINAttack power points will increase.
IRONDefense power points will increase.
CARBOSSpeed power points will increase.
CALCIUMSpecial power points will increase.
X ATTACKAvailable only in battle, attack power will increase.
X DEFENDAvailable only in battle, defense power will increase.
X SPEEDAvailable only in battle, speed will increase.
X SPECIALIn battle, special ability will increase.
GUARD SPEC.In battle, enemy Pokémon can't use special attack.
DIRE HITIn battle, your attacks will be more effective.
X ACCURACY In battle, your chance at hitting will increase.
PP UPPP level will increase.

 

FIELD MOVING

ITEMEFFECT
BICYCLEThis is too expensive for a child to buy.
ESCAPE ROPE This rope can pull you out of a cave instantly.
REPELSpray on and weak Pokémon will avoid you for a while.
SUPER REPELThis spray lasts longer than REPEL.
MAX REPELThis spray lasts longer than MAX REPEL.

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SPECIAL ITEMS

ITEMEFFECT
POKÉDEXRecord Pokémon data in this high-tech index.
TOWN MAP This map will help you navigate through the world of Pokémon.
TMGet Technical Machines from many people.
HMGet Hidden Machines from many people. See Page 28

 

MISCELLANEOUS

ITEMEFFECT
NUGGETThis item is not very effective unless you're after gold.
GOLD TEETHThese belong to the warden of Safari Zone.
S.S. TICKETA boarding ticket for the S.S. Anne.
POKÉ DOLLA popular doll. Try using it during battle.
SILPH SCOPEThis allows you to identify a ghostly Pokémon.
POKÉ FLUTEIt wakes up sleeping Pokémon. It's handy during battle.
OLD RODUse this rod to fish for Water Pokémon.
GOOD RODThis rod can catch Pokémon that the OLD ROD can't.
SUPER RODThe best rod. It catches Pokémon that the other rods can't.
ITEMFINDERThis handy machine helps you find items.
EXP. ALLShare experience points with Pokémon who didn't fight.
COINUse these at the Game Corner.
COIN CASESave a maximum of 9,999 coins in this.
FRESH WATER During battle, it will restore HP a little.
SODA POPDuring battle, it will restore HP a lot.
LEMONADEDuring battle, it will restore HP a lot more.

Pages 44-56

Shown in manual as 12 per page, 4 columns by 3 rows per page. ? represents a Pokémon not shown in manual. No.029 uses a Greek "male" symbol (circle with + below). No.032 uses a Greek "female" symbol (circle with upward arrow above). Page 56 has only 2 columns of 3, but (HINT) it should have a space for "No.151".

POKÉMON LIST

No.001
Bulbasaur
No.002
Ivysaur
No.003
Venusaur
No.004
Charmander
No.005
Charmeleon
No.006
Charizard
No.007
Squirtle
No.008
Wartortle
No.009
Blastoise
No.010
Caterpie
No.011
Metapod
No.012
?
No.013
Weedle
No.014
Kakuna
No.015
?
No.016
Pidgey
No.017
?
No.018
?
No.019
Rattata
No.020
?
No.021
Spearow
No.022
?
No.023
?
No.024
?
No.025
Pikachu
No.026
?
No.027
?
No.028
?
No.029
Nidoran
No.030
?
No.031
?
No.032
 Nidoran  
No.033
?
No.034
?
No.035
Clefairy
No.036
?
No.037
?
No.038
?
No.039
Jigglypuff
No.040
?
No.041
Zubat
No.042
?
No.043
?
No.044
?
No.045
?
No.046
Paras
No.047
?
No.048
?
No.049
?
No.050
Diglett
No.051
?
No.052
?
No.053
?
No.054
Psyduck
No.055
?
No.056
?
No.057
?
No.058
?
No.059
?
No.060
Poliwag
No.061
?
No.062
?
No.063
Abra
No.064
?
No.065
?
No.066
Machop
No.067
?
No.068
?
No.069
?
No.070
?
No.071
?
No.072
Tentacool
No.073
?
No.074
Geodude
No.075
?
No.076
?
No.077
Ponyta
No.078
?
No.079
Slowpoke
No.080
?
No.081
Magnemite
No.082
?
No.083
?
No.084
Doduo
No.085
?
No.086
Seel
No.087
?
No.088
Grimer
No.089
?
No.090
Shellder
No.091
?
No.092
Gastly
No.093
?
No.094
?
No.095
?
No.096
Drowzee
No.097
?
No.098
Krabby
No.099
?
No.100
Voltorb
No.101
?
No.102
Exeggcute
No.103
?
No.104
Cubone
No.105
?
No.106
?
No.107
?
No.108
?
No.109
Koffing
No.110
?
No.111
Rhyhorn
No.112
?
No.113
?
No.114
?
No.115
?
No.116
Horsea
No.117
?
No.118
Goldeen
No.119
?
No.120
Staryu
No.121
?
No.122
?
No.123
?
No.124
?
No.125
?
No.126
?
No.127
?
No.128
?
No.129
Magikarp
No.130
?
No.131
?
No.132
?
No.133
Eevee
No.134
?
No.135
?
No.136
?
No.137
?
No.138
?
No.139
?
No.140
?
No.141
?
No.142
?
No.143
?
No.144
?
No.145
?
No.146
?
No.147
?
No.148
?
No.149
?
No.150
?

Pages 57-61

IMPORTANT
The Australian version had here 2 pages with an empty list for the 12 boxes to write all the Pokemon you have stored in each one. The US one has a bunch of warnings and ads from here to the end, with warranty information on page 58.

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(U.S. and Canada)
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