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20 Side Quests Fans Completely Missed In Red And Blue

20 Side Quests Fans Completely Missed In Red And Blue

Since their launch within the late ’90s, the long-lasting Pokémon Red and Blue have sealed a everlasting spot in online game historical past. Spawning a number of profitable follow-ups, a long-running anime, a number of films, and a well-liked childhood buying and selling card recreation (to call a number of issues), Red and Blue deserve excessive respect from players, since they’re answerable for bringing us the long-lasting Pokémon franchise. They rank amongst not solely the best handheld video games ever, but in addition the best video video games of all time.

This is the reason, all of those years later, gamers nonetheless discover themselves returning to the Kanto area to obtain their very first starter Pokémon from Professor Oak and attempt to catch all the first 150 (oops, we imply 151) Pokémon. Nevertheless, simply because the journey is a well-known one, this doesn’t suggest gamers have been capable of uncover all of the video games’ secrets and techniques.

Whether or not it is hidden achievements, alternate methods of catching fan-favorite Pokémon, and even unofficial Pokémon many gamers have by no means seen earlier than, Red and Blue are crammed with additional content material simply begging to be discovered by gamers. Fortunately, we’re right here to spotlight a number of the most notable situations. Nevertheless, be warned: a few of these entries contain glitching the video games, which runs the danger of completely damaging them.

When you’re ready to turn into the easiest and journey ahead into the unknown, be a part of us as we take a look at the 20 Side Quests Fans Completely Missed In Pokémon Red And Blue.

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20 Win Porygon


One other Pokémon that may solely be obtained a method (in addition to buying and selling) is the geometric Regular-type, Porygon. Nevertheless, upon arriving at its sole location within the recreation, gamers know that they are not in for a standard Pokémon seize.

Discovered at Rocket Recreation Nook in Celadon Metropolis, Porygon should truly be purchased with cash, which trainers have to purchase or discover on the Nook. Nevertheless, if gamers need to take the riskier route, they will hit the slot machines and attempt to multiply their winnings. Additionally, for many who need to maintain the slots spinning, there are many different Pokémon and gadgets obtainable for buy on the prize nook that they will attempt to win.

19 Battle Professor Oak

Battle With Professor Oak In Pokemon

As an icon on the earth of Pokémon, Professor Samuel Oak has helped numerous younger trainers start their journey by offering them with starter Pokémon. Nevertheless, whereas he can often be discovered working at his lab, this doesn’t suggest he hasn’t dabbled in Pokémon battles earlier than.

Upon inspection of Red and Blue’s recreation knowledge, gamers have been stunned to seek out an unused battle with Oak, whose five-Pokémon staff ranked within the 60s and 70s ranges (with the very best belonging to the fully-evolved starter that neither Red or Blue selected). Fortunately, for these concerned with battling their beloved mentor, it’s potential via using particular glitches. Additionally, whereas it will not be a simple battle, any coach who can say they defeated Professor Oak really ranks among the many absolute best.

18 Meet The Recreation Builders

Ever needed to satisfy the individuals behind the Pokémon franchise? Properly, they clearly needed to satisfy followers, too, as gamers can discover a number of members of the event group on the third flooring of Celadon Condominiums.

Whereas gamers should not anticipate to obtain any uncommon gadgets from the builders, that is the place the place gamers can get an official diploma after finishing the Pokédex. Additionally, there’s simply one thing superior about discovering this little Easter egg (maybe it is with the ability to tour an unofficial miniature model of the Recreation Freak studio from the consolation of 1’s own residence). The builders would go on to reappear in different video games, and a few are even out there to battle towards.

17 Go to Glitch Metropolis

Pokemon Glitch City

Regardless of the improved graphics in newer video games, Red and Blue nonetheless supply some well-designed cities and landscapes for gamers to go to. Nevertheless, ought to gamers deem the sport’s numerous places too regular, there’s a place they will go for a once-in-a-lifetime view.

Glitch Metropolis is the time period given to varied places that turn out to be glitched after the participant performs a selected routine after getting into the Safari Zone. Anticipate to see some loopy issues in these areas, as gamers will encounter every thing from unreadable indicators to indestructible timber. Whereas gamers might take pleasure in this insanity, be warned: strolling too far in any course will trigger the sport to crash, so maybe it is best to chop this loopy journey brief and Fly or Teleport away earlier than it is too late.

16 Earn A Pokédex Diploma

Whereas finishing the Nationwide Pokédex is difficult, gamers who’ve executed so agree that it is good to have the ability to say they’ve captured all the first 150 Pokémon. Nevertheless, for many who nonetheless cannot discover a purpose to finish the duty, there is a lesser-known further profit which will give them a higher sense of accomplishment.

After catching all 150 Pokémon, gamers can journey to Celadon Condominiums (additionally referred to as Celadon Mansion) to satisfy up with the Recreation Freak lead developer, who will award them with a diploma recognizing their achievement. Whereas the diploma has turn into a recurring component for Pokémon video games, many who have been capable of obtain one within the unique recreation doubtless cherished it greater than some other.

15 Catch Mewtwo

By now, Mewtwo, a clone of the legendary Mew and the ultimate Pokémon to catch of the unique 150, is not any secret, because it has been featured in a number of films (together with an upcoming 3D remake of Mewtwo Strikes Again) and a number of Tremendous Smash Bros. video games. Nevertheless, this doesn’t suggest each participant was capable of catch the mysterious psychic Pokémon.

Fortunately, now that gamers have had round 20 years or so to determine it out, we all know precisely what to do. After profitable the Pokémon League, gamers ought to journey to Route 24 and surf to Cerulean Cave (known as the Unknown Dungeon). After traversing a number of flooring full of numerous Pokémon, gamers will encounter Mewtwo on the underside flooring. Whereas battling Mewtwo is not straightforward, it is necessary to keep in mind that it needs to be caught to finish the Nationwide Pokédex.

14 Purchase A Clefairy Doll To Get Previous The Marowak Spirit

Pokemon Anime Ghost Marowak

No, sadly, gamers aren’t capable of buy a Peter Venkman, Egon Spengler, or Slimer doll. Nevertheless, there’s a doll able to eliminating a stressed Marowak spirit.

The lifetime of a Cubone’s mom is ended after Workforce Rocket invades the Pokémon Tower. Following this, her spirit prevents gamers from getting into the tower’s prime flooring and have to be seen by way of the Silph Scope (present in Staff Rocket’s Underground Base) for her to interact gamers in battle (after which she departs to the afterlife in peace). Nevertheless, to skip getting this course of altogether, gamers merely have to buy a Clefairy doll from the Celadon Division Retailer and convey it to the tower with them. After this, a glitch within the recreation causes the spirit to flee.

13 Evolve Raichu

Regardless that Raichu has stood as Pikachu’s (and, to a larger extent, Pichu’s) ultimate type since its introduction, there’s apparently one other evolutionary stage for the electrical mouse Pokémon. What does it appear to be? Properly, no one is aware of.

Whereas visiting Cinnabar Island’s Pokémon Lab, gamers can discover a scientist who will commerce a Raichu for an Electrode. Should you talked to once more, he’ll reveal that the Pokémon has advanced. How is that this attainable? Easy: the sport’s script was incorrectly translated from Japan’s model of Blue (by which a Graveler was traded for a Kadabra) as an alternative of Red and Inexperienced. Simply once we have been thought Gorochu had lastly made it into the sport like initially deliberate.

12 Encounter The 152nd Pokémon

Pokemon MissingNo

Assume there’s solely 151 Pokémon to seize within the Kanto area? Nicely, that could be technically right, however as a result of a now-well-known glitch, gamers can come face-to-face with an unofficial Pokémon that is in contrast to something they’ve ever seen.

Whereas MissingNo. (whose identify comes from the ten-character restrict in Western video games) is available in many types, its most recognizable is a barcode-like backward-L form that emits a clean cry and is assessed as a Hen/Regular Pokémon. The preferred method of encountering it’s flying to Cinnabar Island instantly after watching the catching tutorial from the previous man in Viridian Metropolis and browsing alongside the east shoreline till you encounter it within the wild. Regardless of Nintendo advising gamers that MissingNo. is not a part of the sport, this hasn’t stopped many from wanting within the hopes of encountering a real piece of online game glitch historical past.

11 Discover The Whole Safari Zone

Ah, the Safari Zone — many trainers keep in mind it for its irritating and considerably messed-up techniques for catching Pokémon. Gamers have been restricted to 500 steps and 30 Safari Balls, which meant technique was key for them to get the place and what they needed.

Nevertheless, earlier than you assume that getting Surf is the one worthwhile purpose for going there, maybe you must take one other go searching and see what you are lacking. In addition to some hidden gadgets, sure uncommon Pokémon can be discovered that gamers would in any other case need to buy at Rocket Recreation Nook, comparable to Kangaskhan and Dratini (simply do not forget that Scyther solely seems in Red and Pinsir in Blue). Hold all this in thoughts, and maybe the world will turn into much less like a scavenger hunt and extra like an precise safari.

10 Seize The Three Legendary Birds

For many who assume Mew and Mewtwo aren’t sufficient to fulfill their urge for food for uncommon and highly effective Pokémon, maybe they need to attempt catching not one, however all three of the high-level Legendary birds of Kanto.

Articuno, the Freeze Pokémon, Zapdos, the Electrical Pokémon, and Moltres, the Flame Pokémon, make up this highly effective trio, and every has their very own location (Seafoam Islands, Kanto Energy Plant, and Victory Street, respectively). Nevertheless, figuring out their places will not be sufficient to safe them within the Pokédex, as every Legendary fowl can solely be battled as soon as. Which means if the participant by chance drains them of their well being utterly, they may disappear and by no means return.

9 Go to Mr. Psychic

It is not simply in the actual world that folks declare to be psychic. In reality, there’s a character in Pokémon world who additionally believes that he has supernatural talents. Nevertheless, paying a go to to this specific psychic will reward gamers with greater than only a easy prediction.

After journeying to the southeastern aspect of Saffron Metropolis, gamers will discover a small home the place a person named Mr. Psychic lives. Upon getting into and confronting the person, he’ll inform gamers that he’s conscious they want a present from him. Simply once we assume he is about to learn our palms, although, he as an alternative presents the TM Psychic. Whereas some might not consider this as an awesome present, as soon as gamers have confronted off towards Health club Chief Sabrina, they could really feel a bit extra grateful for the beneficiant Mr. Psychic.

eight Catch A Clefairy At Mt. Moon

We have already established that some uncommon Pokémon could be bought at Rocket Recreation Nook. Nevertheless, to get the actual expertise, gamers can as an alternative go and discover the Pokémon within the wild. One specific case the place that is extra useful is with Clefairy at Mt. Moon.

Situated between Pewter Metropolis and Cerulean Metropolis, Mt. Moon stands mighty and tall, containing three flooring of caves that maintain trainers, Group Rocket Grunts, and fossils for gamers to come across. Nevertheless, gamers undoubtedly should not depart the mountain with out first catching a Clefairy, whose cute look makes it a must have for a lot of trainers. Additionally, if trainers want its advanced type, Clefable, a Moon Stone might be discovered on the primary flooring and later used to evolve a Clefairy.

7 Discover All Of The Superb Males

Think about a non-playable character who all the time seems in unnatural places. Utilizing glitches, gamers may cause sprites for male NPCs to seem in unusual locations (corresponding to on rooftops, on water, and so forth.) by performing specific steps in sure places.

For instance, as soon as gamers enter the Cerulean Metropolis Bike Store, they merely have to take one step to the left, step up, and press “A” to work together with the bicycle whereas strolling. Then, they need to have the ability to see the bike vendor floating within the black void on the display’s left aspect. Although this will likely not fall beneath each participant’s definition of a enjoyable glitch, for others, it is a unusual however cool option to waste time.

6 Catch Mew

When the 151st Pokémon, Mew, was confirmed to be actual, gamers in all places started looking the video games frantically to seek out it. Nevertheless, as they might come to seek out out, Mew was solely out there via particular occasions. That’s, until trainers have been prepared to make use of an in depth glitch.

Although we cannot go into it right here, we will say that the glitch includes the transfer Teleport, going to Nugget Bridge, and the sport pausing by itself (which is an effective signal, on this case). Sure, it isn’t the simplest glitch to carry out within the recreation, nevertheless it’s definitely value trying if it means getting the prospect to battle and seize one of many rarest Pokémon of all time.

5 Commerce For In-Recreation Pokémon


But once more, we discover an impediment in the best way of finishing the Nationwide Pokédex, since some Pokémon cannot be discovered within the wild. Whereas a few of these situations are resulting from Red and Blue that includes unique Pokémon that have to be traded between gamers, in others, it is merely as a result of gamers should discover in-game trainers prepared to commerce for them.

Take Jynx, a rather-controversial ice-psychic Pokémon, for instance. The one strategy to discover one is to journey to Cerulean Metropolis and discover a man named Dontae, who lives close to the Pokémon Middle. As soon as gamers begin a dialog with him, he reveals that he’ll commerce a Jynx for a Poliwhirl. Different Pokémon that may solely be acquired by way of in-game trades embrace Lickitung, Mr. Mime, and Farfetch’d.

four Discover The Invisible PC

When crafting a recreation as massive as a Pokémon title, it solely is sensible that builders typically by chance depart one thing behind that wasn’t meant for the ultimate product. In this case, it is an invisible pc.

In Celadon Metropolis’s lodge, gamers can stand two areas under the plant close to the fitting wall and press “A.” After doing this, a fully-functional PC will boot up. Nevertheless, this location might sound acquainted to some. That is as a result of the lodge’s format is seemingly taken from a Pokémon Middle, which explains the invisible PC’s location. There are additionally different PCs situated in a number of the Safari Zone’s relaxation homes, however they’re nowhere close to as straightforward to entry (and won’t be well worth the effort).

three Duplicate Gadgets

Whereas encountering MissingNo. is sufficient to make hardcore Pokémon followers comfortable, getting rewarded for his or her troubles will make them cheer for delight. After an encounter with the glitchy Pokémon, no matter merchandise is in a coach’s sixth slot of their bag may have its amount elevated by 128.

This glitch is usually known as the Uncommon Sweet cheat, as this merchandise is a most popular one for duplication. One other glitch may be carried out by growing the sixth merchandise’s amount to 255 and tossing an merchandise above it. This can create one other stack of the 255 gadgets, leading to a complete of 510 of stated merchandise. You’ll be able to by no means have sufficient Uncommon Candies.

2 Acquire Amnesia Transfer

Psyduck Trio

Probably probably the most time-consuming quest on this listing includes acquiring the transfer Amnesia, which is a activity greatest tried by those that both really need the transfer or want to show themselves as true masters.

To get it, all 151 Pokémon have to be registered within the Corridor of Fame on the Nintendo 64’s Pokémon Stadium, which sadly means beating the sport a number of occasions (since solely six might be entered at a time). After that is carried out, a Psyduck with the transfer might be awarded to the participant, which may then be transfered to Red or Blue. Even when the participant manages to get Amnesia, they may doubtless always remember the difficulty they needed to undergo to take action.

1 Battle Glitch Trainers

Whereas battling Professor Oak, the Elite 4, and the Pokémon League Champion are all unforgettable fights, nothing will put together gamers for glitch trainers. By both utilizing the glitch that brings about MissingNo. or one other one (such because the Ditto glitch, Mew glitch, or long-range coach glitch), gamers can anticipate to come across unrecognizable trainers with groups that include every thing from Mewtwo to MissingNo. to glitches they’ve in all probability by no means seen earlier than.

Whereas gamers can nonetheless be in peril of crashing their recreation, some are nonetheless prepared to take the danger to make sure a battle towards a number of the Pokémon world’s most uncommon trainers.

Are there some other aspect quests that followers missed in Pokémon Red and Blue? Tell us within the feedback!

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