Pokémon FireRed & LeafGreen
With FireRed & LeafGreen, Pokémon returns to its roots by remaking the original Red & Blue (or Red & Green as in Japan). The release comes partly due to Pokémon Ruby & Sapphire overhauling the core of Pokémon and lacking compatibility with previous games. FR/LG thus allow the capture of Pokémon from the first two generations.
|Japan||January 29, 2004|
|America||September 9, 2004|
|Europe||October 1, 2004|
|Australia||September 23, 2004|
|Platform||Game Boy Advance|
FireRed & Leafgreen follows the same plot at the original Red & Blue. You begin in Pallet Town and Professor Oak lets you choose one of three Pokémon - Bulbasaur, Charmander or Squirtle. The usual eight gyms and Elite Four follow, all the while tackling Team Rocket.
All changes to Pokémon and mechanics persist from Ruby/Sapphire, including the EV system, abilities, natures, genders and so on. Evolutionary lines are also retained, so for example Golbat will evolve into Crobat with high friendship.
A new set of locations are introduced, called Sevii Islands, accessible after deafeating the Elite Four and Champion. Many Pokémon from the second generation can be caught here, and a post-game plot involving Team Rocket occurs.
The Kanto starters: Bulbasaur, Charmander and Squirtle