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How come in pokemon games the main character is only based off the main manga character?

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Well in red,blue,and green your only red why arn't you blue in blue and green in green but your rival is always green (gary). then in gold, silver, and crystal your character is gold and your rival is silver why won't it change? the hoenn region is weirder you can choose between ruby and saphire (brendan and may) even in emrald but you can't be emrald in emrald. why is it only the main characters of the manga? if you don't understan look here > red,blue,green=red. gold,silver,crystal=gold, ruby,saphire=ruby or saphire, firered,leafgreen=red or blue, emrald=ruby or saphire.

asked Feb 23, 2011 by metalord
retagged Jun 19, 2012
You get too choose your name and your rivals name in pokemon?
Go to http://www.serebii.net/manga/characters/ to see what I mean.

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Best answer

No, in Red/Blue your character is based on Ash. When you start the game you can choose the name Ash or your game colour (Red on Red, Blue on Blue). Then your rival is either Gary or the opposite colour. It's the same in both games.

I checked my games and in Ruby you choose between Landon, Terry, Seth or Tom. You don't choose the rival's name. In FireRed you must input your own name. For the rival the choices are Green, Gary, Kaz and Toru.

So I think you're wrong. The choice in the early games was your own game colour and the opposite colour for your rival. Nowadays you don't get extra choices for your own name and just type your own name.

And just to make clear: the anime is SEPARATE from the games, the games are SEPARATE from the manga, and the mange is SEPARATE from the anime. Don't try to compare them. Case closed.

answered Feb 23, 2011 by Pokemaster
edited Mar 5, 2011 by Pokemaster
1 vote

The anime/manga are based off the games, not the other way around.

answered Mar 20, 2011 by Necro