Pokémon Generation I

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Pokémon Generation I
DeveloperGame Freak
PublisherNintendo
SystemsGame Boy, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo 3DS, Switch
ReleasedPokémon Red
Game Boy JP: February 27, 1996
Game Boy NA: September 28, 1998
Game Boy AU: 1998
Game Boy EU: October 5, 1999
3DS (Virtual Console) WW: February 27, 2016
Pocket Monsters: Green
Game Boy JP: February 27, 1996
3DS (Virtual Console) JP: February 27, 2016
Pokémon Blue
Game Boy (CoroCoro Comic) JP: October 15, 1996
Game Boy (retail) JP: October 10, 1999
Game Boy NA: September 28, 1998
Game Boy AU: 1998
Game Boy EU: October 5, 1999
3DS (Virtual Console) WW: February 27, 2016
Pokemon Yellow: Pikachu
Game Boy Color JP: September 12, 1998
Game Boy Color AU: September 3, 1999
Game Boy Color NA: October 19, 1999
Game Boy Color EU: June 16, 2000
3DS (Virtual Console) WW: February 27, 2016
3DS (Virtual Console) WW: February 27, 2016
Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen
Game Boy Advance JP: January 29, 2004
Game Boy Advance NA: September 9, 2004
Game Boy Advance AU: September 23, 2004
Game Boy Advance EU: October 1, 2004
Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!
Switch WW: November 16, 2018
Added to
museum
3DS, Yellow (Virtual Console): March 26, 2021

Pokémon Generation I is the first generation of the Nintendo Pokémon franchise of role-playing games.

As this generation began the series, it only contained 151 pokémon.

The enhanced remakes of the first generation video games for the Game Boy Advance were released concurrently with the third generation. Thus, they contained 386 pokémon, the same number of pokémon that were present in the third generation.

Likewise, the enhanced remakes of the first generation video games for the Nintendo Switch were released concurrently with the seventh generation. Thus, they contained 809 pokémon, the same number of pokémon that were present in the seventh generation.

Pokémon Red Version

Pokémon Red Version, was known in Japan as Pocket Monsters: Red (ポケットモンスター 赤, Poketto Monsutā Aka).

It was released for the Game Boy in Japan in 1996, in North America and Australia in 1998, and in Europe in 1999.

An emulated version of the Game Boy version was released worldwide for the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console in 2016.

Pocket Monsters: Green

Pocket Monsters Green (ポケットモンスター 緑, Poketto Monsutā Midori) was released for the Game Boy in Japan in 1996.

It was never officially released outside of Japan, although fan translations do exist.

An emulated version of the Game Boy version of Pocket Monsters Green was released in Japan for the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console in 2016.

Pokémon Blue Version

Pokémon Blue Version was known in Japan as Pocket Monsters: Blue (ポケットモンスター 青, Poketto Monsutā Ao).

Pocket Monsters Blue was released for Game Boy in Japan and was originally only available to subscribers of "CoroCoro Comic".

It was released at retail for Game Boy in North America and Australia in 1998, and in Europe and Japan in 1999.

An emulated version of the Game Boy version was released worldwide for the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console in 2016.

Pokémon: Special Pikachu Edition - Yellow Version

Pokémon: Special Pikachu Edition - Yellow Version was known in Japan as Pocket Monsters: Pikachu (ポケットモンスターピカチュウ, Poketto Monsutā Pikachū).

It was released for the Game Boy Color in Japan in 1998, in North America and Australia in 1999, and in Europe in 2000.

An emulated version of the Game Boy version was released worldwide for the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console in 2016.

Pokémon: FireRed and Pokémon: LeafGreen

Pokémon FireRed and Pokémon LeafGreen were enhanced remakes of Pokémon Red Version and Pokémon Green Version.

They were released for the Game Boy Advance worldwide in 2004.

Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go Eevee!

Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go Eevee! were enhanced remakes of Pokémon: Special Pikachu Edition - Yellow Version.

They were released for the Nintendo Switch worldwide in 2018.