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Blue (game)

If you were looking for the game titled "Pokémon Blue Version", see Pokémon Blue Version (Japanese) and Pokémon Red and Blue Versions.

Blue
グリーン Green
HeartGold SoulSilver Blue.png
Art from HeartGold and SoulSilver
Gender Male
Eye color Brown*, Black*
Hair color Orange*, Brown*
Hometown Pallet Town
Region Kanto
Relatives Professor Oak, Daisy
Trainer class Rival, ChampionRBYFRLG
Gym LeaderGSCHGSS
Pokémon TrainerB2W2
Generation I, II, III, IV, V
Games Red, Blue, Yellow, Gold, Silver, Crystal, FireRed, LeafGreen, HeartGold, SoulSilver, Black 2, White 2, Stadium, Stadium 2
Leader of Viridian Gym
Badge Earth Badge
Champion of Indigo Plateau
Game animation debut Pokémon Origins
English voice actor Lucien Dodge
Japanese voice actor Takuya Eguchi
Anime counterpart Gary Oak, Blue
Counterpart debut Pokémon - I Choose You!
Manga counterpart(s) Green, Blue

Blue Oak (Japanese: オーキド・グリーン Green Okido) is the rival of the player and the Champion in the Generation I games, as well as in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, their Generation III remakes.

Sometime during the three years between the Generation I games' plotline and the events of the Generation II games and their remakes, Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, Blue took the place of Giovanni as the Viridian City Gym Leader, as Giovanni had mysteriously disappeared after he disbanded Team Rocket. Blue does not specialize in a particular type of Pokémon and, like Giovanni before him, he gives anyone who defeats him an Earth Badge.

In the games

Role

He is a very cocky and somewhat unfriendly young man, typically bidding Red/Leaf farewell with "Smell ya later!", and his primary motivation throughout the game is to become the greatest Trainer. He eventually accomplishes this, defeating the Kanto Elite Four and becoming the Pokémon Champion, but is quickly defeated by the player, losing the position.

In Pokémon Red, Green, and Blue, Pokémon Yellow, and Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, Blue is the player's rival: he will meet up with the player as he or she journeys across the Kanto region, challenging him or her every once in a while to test their skills. Like the player, he receives a starter Pokémon from Professor Oak, his grandfather: the one he chooses will be of the type which weakens the type of the player's choice. In Yellow, he will take the Eevee Prof Oak had intended for the player.

Eventually, Blue becomes the Champion at Indigo Plateau, though he is defeated by the player before Professor Oak arrives to congratulate him. Frustrated, he journeys to the Sevii Islands at Professor Oak's request, obtaining new Pokémon to use in his matches against the player at the Indigo Plateau (as all in-game Champions return to their position on the player's return to their hometown).

Professor Oak, his grandfather, deems Blue to have not realized how to care for Pokémon, which he commends the player for, on becoming Champion. This is evident in the state Blue leaves Silph Co. in, which is still under Team Rocket control, leaving the player to take out Giovanni.

In Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal and Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, however, it is revealed that, after he was defeated at the Indigo Plateau by Red (Leaf does not appear and is not mentioned in the remake games, and did not exist at the time of Generation II), Blue returned to Pallet Town. As Viridian Gym's Leader, Giovanni, had abandoned it on his defeat at the hands of Red, Blue took the position, now handing out the Earth Badge to Trainers who bested him. In Generation IV, he also distributes TM92 (Trick Room) to those who win the Earth Badge, but does not give a TM out in Generation II. He has not lost his nature as a traveling Trainer, however, and frequently leaves his Gym, creating problems for Trainers who wish to challenge him. When they do find him wherever he is, he points them in the direction of Viridian Gym for an official league battle. Blue will not battle the player until he or she has the other seven Kanto Badges in remakes. However, in originals he can be challenged as early as after the meeting on Cinnabar Island.

In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver only, the player can face Blue in a rematch at the Fighting Dojo. The method of obtaining his number is slightly different from the other Gym Leaders. The player must have his or her Pokémon at maximum friendship and have it massaged by Daisy Oak seven times. After the seventh time, she will give the player Blue's phone number when spoken to. He can be called for a rematch on Sunday night.

In Black 2 and White 2, the player can challenge Blue in the Pokémon World Tournament. He participates in the Champions Tournament, with Giovanni filling in his space as a Kanto Gym Leader.

While he does not appear in X and Y, Blue is mentioned by a woman in the Magenta Plaza Pokémon Center in Lumiose City, who says that Blue traveled to the Kalos region to study abroad.

Pokémon

Pokémon Red, Blue, and Green

For all of Blue's teams in Pokémon Red, Blue, and Green, see here.
As Champion

Bulbasaur If the player chose Bulbasaur:



Charmander If the player chose Charmander:



Squirtle If the player chose Squirtle:



Pokémon Yellow

For all of Blue's teams in Pokémon Yellow, see here
As Champion

Vaporeon If Eevee evolved into Vaporeon:



Jolteon If Eevee evolved into Jolteon:



Flareon If Eevee evolved into Flareon:



Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal



Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen

For all of Blue's teams in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, see here
As Champion

Bulbasaur If the player chose Bulbasaur:



Charmander If the player chose Charmander:



Squirtle If the player chose Squirtle:



Rematches

Bulbasaur If the player chose Bulbasaur:



Charmander If the player chose Charmander:



Squirtle If the player chose Squirtle:



Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

Gym battle


Rematch


Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Blue uses three of these Pokémon in Single Battles, four in Double and Rotation Battles, and all six in Triple Battles.



Pokémon Stadium

For all of Blue's possible teams in Pokémon Stadium, see here
Round 1


Round 2


Pokémon Stadium 2

Round 1


Round 2


Quotes

Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow

Professor Oak's Laboratory
  • If talked to before going into wild grass
"Yo <player>! Gramps isn't around!"
"I ran here 'cos he said he had a Pokémon for me."Y
  • After getting dragged into lab
"Gramps! I'm fed up with waiting!"
"Hey! Gramps! What about me?"
  • Before player chooses the starter Pokémon
"Heh, I don't need to be greedy like you! Go ahead and choose, <player>!"RB
"Humph, I'll get a better Pokémon than you!"Y
  • When choosing starterRB
"I'll take this one, then!"
  • When snatching starterY
"No way! <player>, I want this Pokémon!"
"Gramps, I want this one!"
  • After choosing starter
"My Pokémon looks a lot stronger."RB
"Heh, my Pokémon looks a lot stronger."Y
  • Before battle
"Wait <player>! Let's check out our Pokémon! Come on, I'll take you on!"
  • After being defeated
"WHAT? Unbelievable! I picked the wrong Pokémon!"
  • If the player is defeated
"Yeah! Am I great or what?"
  • After the battle
"Okay! I'll make my Pokémon fight to toughen it up! <player>! Gramps! Smell you later!"
"Gramps! What did you call me for?"RB
"Gramps! Gramps, my Pokémon has grown stronger! Check it out!"Y
"Alright Gramps! Leave it all to me! <player> I hate to say it, but I don't need you! I know! I'll borrow a Town Map from my sis! I'll tell her not to lend you one, <player>! Hahaha!"
Route 22
Optional battle
  • Before the battle
"Hey! <player>! You're going to Pokémon League? Forget it! You probably don't have any Badges! The guard won't let you through! By the way, did your Pokémon get any stronger?"
  • After being defeated
"Awww! You just lucked out!"
  • If the player is defeated
"Yeah! Am I great or what?"
  • After being defeated
"I heard Pokémon League has many tough trainers! I have to figure out how to get past them! You should quit dawdling and get a move on!"
Mandatory battle
  • Before the battle
"What? <player>! What a surprise to see you here! So you're going to Pokémon League? You collected all the Badges too? That's cool! Then I'll whip you <player> as a warm up for Pokémon League! Come on!"
  • After being defeated
"What!? I was just careless!"
  • After being defeated
"That loosened me up! I'm ready for Pokémon League! <player>, you need more practice! But hey, you know that! I'm out of here. Smell ya!"
Cerulean City
  • Before battle
"Yo! <player>! You're still struggling along back here? I'm doing great! I caught a bunch of strong and smart Pokémon! Here, let me see what you caught, <player>!"
  • After being defeated
"Hey! Take it easy! You won already!"
  • If the player is defeated
"Yeah! Am I great or what?"
  • After being defeated
"Hey, guess what? I went to Bill's and got him to show me his rare Pokémon! That added a lot of pages to my Pokédex! After all, Bill's world famous as a PokéManiac! He invented the Pokémon Storage System on PC! Since you're using his system, go thank him! Well, I better go rolling! Smell ya later!"
S.S. Anne
  • Before battle
"Bonjour! <player>! Imagine seeing you here! <player>, were you really invited? So how's your Pokédex coming? I already caught 40 kinds, pal! Different kinds are everywhere! Crawl around in grassy areas!
  • Being defeated
"Humph! At least you're raising your Pokémon!"
  • After being defeated
"I heard there was a Cut master on board. But, he was just a seasick, old man! But Cut itself is really useful! You should go see him! Smell ya!"
Pokémon Tower
  • Before battle
"Hey, <player>! What brings you here? Your Pokémon don't look dead! I can at least make them faint! Let's go, pal!"
  • Being defeated
"What? You stinker!" I took it easy on you too!"
  • After being defeated
"How's your Pokédex coming, pal? I just caught a Cubone! I can't find the grown-up Marowak yet! I doubt there are any left! Well I better get going! I've got a lot to accomplish, pal! Smell ya later!"
Silph Co.
  • Before battle
"What kept you <player>? Hahaha! I thought you'd turn up if I waited here! I guess Team Rocket slowed you down! Not that I care! I saw you in Saffron, so I decided to see if you got better!"
  • Being defeated
"Oh ho! So, you are ready for Boss Rocket!
  • After being defeated
"Well, <player>! I'm moving on up and ahead! By checking my Pokédex, I'm starting to see what's strong and how they evolve! I'm going to the Pokémon League to boot out the Elite Four! I'll become the world's most powerful trainer! <player>, well good luck to you! Don't sweat it! Smell ya!"
Indigo Plateau
  • Before battle
"Hey! I was looking forward to seeing you, <player>! My rival should be strong to keep me sharp! While working on my Pokédex, I looked all over for powerful Pokémon! Not only that, I assembled teams that would beat any Pokémon type! And now! I am the Pokémon League Champion! <Player>! Do you know what that means? I'll tell you! I am the most powerful trainer in the world!"
  • Being defeated
"NO! That can't be! You beat my best! After all that work to become League champ? My reign is over already? It's not fair!"
  • After being defeated
"Why? Why did I lose? I never made any mistakes raising my Pokémon… Darn it! You're the new Pokémon League Champion! Although I don't like to admit it."

Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal

Cinnabar Island
"Who are you? Well, it's plain to see that you're a trainer… My name's Blue. I was once the Champion, although it was for only a short time… That meddling Red did me in… Anyway, what do you want? You want to challenge me or something? …I hate to say it, but I'm not in the mood for a battle now. Take a good look around you… A volcano erupts, and just like that, a whole town disappears. We can go on winning and losing in Pokémon. But if nature so much as twitches, we can lose in a second. … That's the way it is… But, anyway, I'm still a trainer. If I see a strong opponent, it makes me want to battle. If you want to battle me, come to the Viridian Gym. I'll take you on then."
Viridian Gym
  • Before battle
"Yo! Finally got here, huh? I wasn't in the mood at Cinnabar, but now I'm ready to battle you. … You're telling me you conquered all the Gyms in Johto? Heh! Johto's Gyms must be pretty pathetic then. Hey, don't worry about it. I'll know if you are good or not by battling you right now. Ready, Johto boyGS/Johto ChampC?"
  • Being defeated
"What? How the heck did I lose to you? … Tch, all right… Here, take this-- it's Earth Badge."
  • After being defeated
"… All right, I was wrong. You're the real deal. You are a good trainer. But I'm going to beat you someday. Don't you forget it!"
"Listen, you. You better not lose until I beat you. Got it?"

Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen

Professor Oak's Laboratory
  • If talked before going into grass
"What, it's only <player>? Gramps isn't around."
  • After getting dragged into lab
"Gramps! I'm fed up with waiting!"
"Hey! Gramps! No fair! What about me?"
  • Before player chooses the starter Pokémon
"Heh, I don't need to be greedy like you. I'm mature! Go ahead and choose, <player>!"
  • While choosing the starter
"I'll take this one, then!"
  • After choosing starter
"My Pokémon looks a lot tougher than yours."
  • Before battle
"Wait <player>! Let's check out our Pokémon! Come on, I'll take you on!"
  • After being defeated
"WHAT? Unbelievable! I picked the wrong Pokémon!"
  • If the player is defeated
"<starter>, come back! Yeah! Am I great or what?"
  • After the battle
"Okay! I'll make my Pokémon battle to toughen it up! <player>! Gramps! Smell you later!"
"Gramps! I almost forgot! What did you call me for?"
"Alright Gramps! Leave it all to me! <player> I hate to say it, but you won't be necessary for this. I know! I'll borrow a Town Map from my sis! I'll tell her not to lend you one, <player>! Hahaha! Don't bother coming around to my place after this!"
  • When receiving National Pokédex:
"Hey, I heard that! Gramps, what's with favoring <player> over me all the time? I went and collected more Pokémon and faster, too. You should just let me handle everything."
"Gramps, calm down. Don't get so excited. I'll get the Pokédex completed, don't you worry about a thing. I think I'll try looking around One Island first… Anyways, I am outta here!"
Route 22
Optional battle
  • Before the battle
"Hey! <player>! You're off to the Pokémon League? Forget about it! You probably don't have any Badges, do you? The guard won't let you through without them. By the way, did your Pokémon get any stronger?"
  • After being defeated
"Awww! You just lucked out!"
  • If the player is defeated
"<current Pokémon>, come back! Yeah! Am I great or what?"
  • After being defeated
"I heard the Pokémon League is crawling with tough Trainers. I have to figure out how to get past them. You should quit dawdling and get a move on!"
Mandatory battle
  • Before the battle
"What? <player>! What a surprise to see you here! So you're going to the Pokémon League? You collected all the Badges too? That's cool! Then I'll whip you, <player>, as a warm-up for the Pokémon League! Come on!"
  • Being defeated
"What!? I was just careless, you!"
  • After being defeated
"That loosened me up. I'm ready for the Pokémon League! <player>, you need more practice! But hey, you know that! I'm out of here. Smell ya!"
Cerulean City
  • Before battle
"Yo! <player>! You're still struggling along back here? I'm doing great! I caught a bunch of strong and smart Pokémon! Here, let me see what you caught, <player>!"
  • Being defeated
"Hey! Take it easy! You won already!"
  • After being defeated
"Hey, guess what? I went to Bill's and got him to show me his rare Pokémon. That added a lot of pages to my Pokédex! After all, Bill's world famous as a PokéManiac. He invented the Pokémon Storage System on PC, too. Since you're using his system, go thank him. Well, I better go rolling! Smell ya later!"
"Oh yeah, right. I feel sorry for you. No, really. You're always plodding behind me. So here, I'll give you a little present as a favor. A chatty gossip like you… That thing's perfect. I don't need it because I don't give a hoot about others. All right, this time I really am gone. Smell ya!"
S.S. Anne
  • Before battle
"Bonjour! <player>! Imagine seeing you here! <player>, were you really invited? So how's your Pokédex coming? I already caught 40 kinds, pal. Different kinds are everywhere. Crawl around in grassy areas, and look hard for them."
  • Being defeated
"Humph! At least you're raising your Pokémon!"
  • After being defeated
"I heard there was a Cut master on board. But he was just a seasick old man! Cut itself is really useful! Yup, it'll be handy. You should go see him, too. Smell ya!"
Pokémon Tower
  • Before battle
"Hey, <player>! What brings you here? Is your Pokémon dead? Hey! It's alive! I can at least make them faint! Let's go!"
  • Being defeated
"What? You stinker!" I took it easy on you, too!"
  • After being defeated
"How's your Pokédex coming? I just caught a Cubone! I can't find the bigger Marowak. Where could they be? I bet there aren't any left! Well I better get going! I've got a lot to accomplish, unlike you! Smell ya later!"
Silph Co.
  • Before battle
"What kept you <player>? Hahaha! I thought you'd turn up if I waited here! I guess Team Rocket slowed you down! Not that I care! I saw you in Saffron, so I decided to see if you got better!"
  • Being defeated
"Oh man! So, you are ready for Boss Rocket!"
  • After being defeated
"Well, <player>! I'm moving on up and ahead! By checking my Pokédex, I'm starting to see what's strong and how they evolve! Am I a genius or what? I'm going to the Pokémon League to boot out the Elite Four! I'll become the world's most powerful Trainer! <player>, well good luck to you! Don't sweat it! Smell ya!"
Indigo Plateau
  • Before battle
"Hey, <player>! I was looking forward to seeing you, <player>!/You came back, <player>! Hahah, that is so great! My rival should be strong to keep me sharp. While working on my Pokédex, I looked all over for Pokémon. Not only that, I assembled teams that would beat any Pokémon type. And now… I am the Pokémon League Champion! <Player>! Do you know what that means? I'll tell you. I am the most powerful Trainer in the world!"
  • Being defeated
"NO! That can't be! You beat me at my best! After all that work to become the League Champ? My reign is over already? It's not fair!"
  • After being defeated
"Why? Why did I lose? I never made any mistakes raising my Pokémon… Darn it! You're the new Pokémon League Champion! Although I don't like to admit it…"
Four Island
"Hey! <player>! What are you doing here in the Sevii Islands? You should quit copying me, you know? Anyways, I already got my Pokémon Egg so I'm done with this island. Heh, I bet you don't even know about Pokémon Eggs. You'll never fill your National Pokédex that way. By the way, I saw someone we both know on this island. Why don't you go look around if it makes you curious? Me, I don't have time to waste. Be smelling ya!"
Six Island
"Hey, <player>! How's your Pokédex filling up? It looks like it's impossible to get all the Pokémon by hanging around just these parts. Maybe there are Pokémon we don't know about somewhere far away… … … … … … … … … … Well, if I can't do it, there's no way for you to get it done. I'm not going to get all desperate over this. I'll keep collecting Pokémon at my own pace while I train them. That's what I'll do. So there's no point staying here. I may as well leave for home. That's that, then! Smell ya later!"

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

Cinnabar Island
  • When first talked to
"Who are you? My name's Blue. I was once the Kanto Champion. Although it was short-lived thanks to Red… Anyway, take a good look around you…"
"A volcano erupts, and just like that, a whole town disappears. We can go on winning and losing in Pokémon, but if nature so much as twitches, we can be overwhelmed in a second… That's the way it is… But, anyway, I'm still a Trainer. If I see a strong opponent, it makes me want to battle."
  • If the player has less than seven Kanto Badges
"If you want to battle me… for real, show me how many Kanto Badges you've got. … <number of Kanto Badges>… You're not ready to battle me…"
  • If the player has seven Kanto Badges
"If you want to battle me… for real, come to the Viridian Gym. I'll be waiting for you!"
Viridian Gym
  • Before battle
"Yo! Finally got here, huh? I wasn't in the mood at Cinnabar, but now I'm ready to battle you. … You're telling me you conquered all the Gyms in Johto? Hahaha! Heh! Johto's Gyms are that pathetic? Hey, don't worry about it. I'll know if you are good or not by battling you right now."
  • After sending out last Pokémon
"Heh heh heh… You're unprepared for this. We'll knock you down!"
  • Last Pokémon on critical health
"Perhaps I'm the one who was unprepared?"
  • Being defeated
"This is the real power of Johto…"
  • After being defeated
"No way! How the heck did I lose to you? … Tch, all right… Here, take this. It's the Earth Badge."
"With this Badge, you'll be able to use the HM move Rock Climb! Here! Take this as well!"
"It contains Trick Room! It allows slower Pokémon to move before faster Pokémon for a while. It's a very tricky move, isn't it? Hence the name!"
"… All right, I was wrong. You're the real deal. You are a good trainer. But I'm going to beat you someday. Don't you forget it!"
Fighting Dojo
  • Before battle
"Good! Thanks for coming to lose to me!"
  • Being defeated
"Just as I expected! No wonder you've become the Champion…"
  • After being defeated
"Hahaha! My scare tactic doesn't scare you at all!"
PokéGear Phone
For registering Blue's number, see Daisy Oak
  • Calling him
"Hello…Whatever… Don't worry about me. I'm doing peachy over here! If it's not Sunday night, then I'm not available. Call then or forget about it!"
On Sunday evenings:
"Hello…Whatever… Don't worry about me. I'm doing peachy over here! I was just looking for something to do! Wanna battle me again?"
Yes: "Whatever! I won't lose to you again, got that? I'll be waiting at the Fighting Dojo in Saffron City."

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Pokémon World Tournament
  • Before battle (first round)
"Right now, I'm really in the mood for a battle!"
  • Before battle (second round)
"But, I'm a Trainer. If I see a strong opponent, it makes me want to battle."
  • Before battle (final round)
"I'll know if you are good or not by battling you right now."
  • Being defeated
How the heck did I lose to you?"
  • If the player is defeated
"This is what I, Kanto's top-level Trainer, can really do!"
  • After being defeated
"You're the real deal. You are a good Trainer. But I'm going to beat you someday. Don't you forget it!"
  • After winning
"You're tough, I'll give you that. But there's always someone better. You have to be more dedicated! Smell ya later!"
  • In the lobby, after the tournament
"Three wins and you've done it! Luck can also be a factor, and I'm still not satisfied at all! Oh, I didn't think you won because of luck, though!"

Artwork

Sugimori Starter artwork.png Sugimori1996.png Rival artwork.png Red Blue Blue.png Yellow Blue.png FireRed LeafGreen Blue.png
Artwork of the starters Early artwork with
Red
Early artwork battling
Red
Official artwork from
Red and Blue
Official artwork from
Yellow
Official artwork from
FireRed and LeafGreen

Sprites

Spr RG Blue 1.png Spr RG Blue 2.png Spr RG Blue 3.png Spr Y Blue 1.png Spr Y Blue 2.png Spr Y Blue 3.png Spr GS Blue.png
First sprite from
Red and Blue
Second sprite from
Red and Blue
Champion sprite from
Red and Blue
First sprite from
Yellow
Second sprite from
Yellow
Champion sprite from
Yellow
Sprite from
Generation II
Spr FRLG Blue 1.png Spr FRLG Blue 2.png Spr FRLG Blue 3.png FRLG Blue Title.png Rival Blue.gif Spr HGSS Blue.png Spr B2W2 Blue.png
First sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Second sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Champion sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Intro sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Credits sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
Blue I OD.png Blue II OD.png Blue III OD.png Blue IV OD.png Blue OD.png VSBlue.png Rival Stadium.png
Overworld sprite from
Generation I
Overworld sprite from
Generation II
Overworld sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Overworld sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Overworld sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
VS sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Portrait from
Stadium and Stadium 2

Optional names

Game Japanese English French German Italian Spanish
Red グリーン Green
シゲル Shigeru
ジョン John
Blue
Gary
John
Blue
Régis
Jean
Blau
Gary
John
Blu
Gary
Pippo
Azul
Gary
Juan
Green レッド Red
サトシ Satoshi
ジャック Jack
Blue レッド Red
グリーン Green
ヒロシ Hiroshi
Red
Ash
Jack
Red
Sacha
Paul
Rojo
Ash
Jaime
Yellow ブルー Blue
シゲル Shigeru
ジョン John
Blue
Gary
John
FireRed グリーン Green
シゲル Shigeru
ツネカズ Tsunekazu
サトル Satoru
Green
Gary
Kaz
Toru
Green
Yan
Mael
Davy
Grün
Gary
Hugo
Michael
Verte
Bosco
Floren
Silvio
LeafGreen レッド Red
サトシ Satoshi
ケン Ken
シゲキ Shigeki
Red
Ash
Kene
Geki
Red
Danny
Gurvan
Gontran
Rot
Sven
Gerd
Hans
Rosso
Ash
Dimitri
Attilio
Joro
Furio
Llamín
Candel

Counterparts

In the anime

Blue's anime counterpart, Gary Oak
Main article: Gary Oak
Main article: Blue (Origins)

Blue himself does not make an appearance in the anime; however, he receives an anime counterpart in Gary Oak, Ash Ketchum's rival. Much like Blue, Gary was initially very arrogant, but mellowed out after he was defeated by his rival. Unlike Blue, however, Gary has not been shown to have taken over Viridian Gym, instead he has decided to become a Pokémon researcher like his grandfather, and is currently working with Professor Rowan in Sinnoh.

Blue also had a direct counterpart that appeared in the Pokémon Origins mini-series. This counterpart shared Blue's name, in-game role, and design.

In the manga

Blue in How I Became a Pokémon Card

In the How I Became a Pokémon Card manga

Blue appeared in PW10 of How I Became a Pokémon Card.

Pokémon
Blue Venusaur HIBAPC.png
Venusaur
Blue Arcanine HIBAPC.png
Arcanine

In the Pocket Monsters HGSS Jou's Big Adventure manga

Blue in Pocket Monsters HGSS Jou's Big Adventure

Another counterpart of Blue makes an appearance in Pocket Monsters HGSS Jou's Big Adventure where he is the final Gym Leader in Kanto that Jou faced. After the battle, Blue tells him of a Trainer in Mt. Silver.

Pokémon
Blue's Pidgeot
Pidgeot
Pidgeot is Blue's only known Pokémon. It battled with Jou's Feraligatr and lost.

Pidgeot's only known move is Twister*.

Debut The True Road to Becoming the Strongest!!

In other manga

Blue, like many in-game characters, has several counterparts in the many different manga series based on Pokémon. While these manga counterparts are distinct from Blue and each other, they generally share his appearance and personality traits.

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

Main article: Gary Oak → In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

Blue's anime counterpart, Gary Oak, also appears in the The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga. In the manga, he has a sister (unseen in the anime) named May.

In the Pokémon 4Koma manga

Main article: Rival (4Koma)

In Pokémon 4Koma, Blue has a counterpart simply named Rival.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Blue (Adventures)

Blue has a direct counterpart in a similarly named character of Pokémon Adventures.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Main article: Green (Pocket Monsters)

Blue has a counterpart in the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga named Green. Green is Red's rival and, like Blue, is Professor Oak's grandson.

In the Pokémon Zensho manga

Main article: Shigeru (Zensho)

Blue has a counterpart in the Pokémon Zensho manga named Shigeru, named after Blue's alternate name from the games and Gary's Japanese name.

Trivia

  • Blue's profile front sprites from Pokémon Red and Green, like Red's, possibly correspond to his earlier Capsule Monsters artwork instead of his final Generation I artwork, suggesting that the sprites were created very early in the games' development or that Game Freak forgot to update their aesthetics to match the changes.
    • Although part of the changes made in Pokémon Yellow are directly inspired by the anime, the updates to Blue's front sprites were done in order to match his then official artwork more accurately. His updated initial profile front sprite was then recycled for the Generation II games. Another possibility is that Pokémon Yellow actually uses that sprite from Pokémon Gold and Silver as these games were in development at least a year prior to the release of Pokémon Yellow in Japan. A similar situation occurs with Red.
  • Hidden data in the Generation I games reveals placeholder names for Blue and Red:
    • The unused default name for Blue in the English Generation I games is Sony while Red's is Ninten. While it is impossible to view these names during regular gameplay, changing a few memory addresses in RAM can allow for these names to appear as shown here. This references the fact that in the years surrounding the releases of the Generation I games, Sony was Nintendo's main competition. Ninten is also the default name of the main protagonist of Mother, a game developed by Creatures, Inc. and which has worked on the Pokémon games since the start.
    • In the Japanese Generation I games, the unused default names for Blue and Red differ between Pokémon Red and Green and Pokémon Blue and then between the latter and Pokémon Yellow[1]:
      • In Pokémon Red and Green, Blue's unused default name is いしはら Ishihara while Red's is やまぐち Yamaguchi. Ishihara refers to Tsunekazu Ishihara, the current president and CEO of The Pokémon Company and who was the games' producer at the time, while Yamaguchi refers to Wataru Yamaguchi, an art director that worked on the original games.
      • In Pokémon Blue, the unused default names for Blue and Red are, respectively, クリチャ Kuricha, a reference to Creatures, Inc. and ゲーフリ Gēfuri, an abbreviation of Game Freak's name in Japanese (ゲームフリーク Gēmu Furīku).
      • In Pokémon Yellow, Blue's unused default name remained unaltered while Red's was subtly altered by gaining an extra digit (ゲーフリ1).
  • During the development stage of Pokémon Red and Green, Blue was initially named ギャラ夫 Gyarao, a reference to him being a Trainer of {{p|Gyarados}.}[2]
  • Along with Red, Lance, and the Generation I and III Kanto Gym Leaders (excluding Giovanni), Blue has appeared in generations I-V of the Pokémon games. He is also the only rival with this feat.
  • Blue is the only character that has been a Rival, Champion, and Gym Leader.
  • Blue's Exeggutor in Pokémon Red and Blue is the only Champion Pokémon in any game to know less than four moves.
  • His English name Blue Oak is the name of a species of oak tree. He shares this distinction with his anime counterpart, Gary Oak.
  • In the round 2 battle of Pokémon Stadium 2, each of Blue's Pokémon is the signature Pokémon of a Trainer battled at the end of a stage at the Johto Gym Leader Castle: Gengar is the signature Pokémon of Morty, Scyther is the signature Pokémon of Bugsy, Piloswine is the signature Pokémon of Pryce, Houndoom is the signature Pokémon of Archer, Kingdra is the signature Pokémon of Clair, and Miltank is the signature Pokémon of Whitney.

In other languages

Language Name Origin
English, French Blue
German Blau Blau is German for blue.
Italian Blu Blu is Italian for blue.
Spanish Azul Azul is Spanish for blue.
Korean 그린 Geurin Hangul phonetic for Green.
Chinese (Mandarin) 小茂 Xiǎomào Same as Gary's Chinese name


References

  1. Default names
  2. Ken Sugimori's Twitter



Non-player characters in the core series games
Kanto Professor OakMomBlueDaisyOld manBillMr. FujiSafari Zone WardenCopycatPrimo
Pokémon Fan Club ChairmanCelioLostelleTealaSelphyCalSteven StoneMayleneCameronMr. Game
Team RocketGym guideGym LeadersElite FourName Rater


Rival characters
BlueSilverBrendan/MayWallyBarryCherenBiancaHughCalem/SerenaShaunaTiernoTrevor

Games: BlueLanceRedStevenWallace
CynthiaAlderIrisDiantha
Anime: CaptainDrakeAsh KetchumLanceJon DicksonTyson
CynthiaWallaceTobiasAlderVirgilDianthaSteven
Origins: BlueRed
Adventures: Professor OakRedSteven
WallaceCynthiaAlderDiantha
EToP: DrakeAsh Ketchum

Indigo League
Generation I and Generation III
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Elite Four
Lorelei
Spr FRLG Bruno.png
Elite Four
Bruno
Spr FRLG Agatha.png
Elite Four
Agatha
Spr FRLG Lance.png
Elite Four
Lance
Blue
Champion
Blue
Generation II and Generation IV
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Elite Four
Will
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Elite Four
Koga
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Elite Four
Bruno
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Elite Four
Karen
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Champion
Lance

Gym Leaders of the Kanto region
Pewter Gym Boulder Badge
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Brock
Cerulean Gym Cascade Badge
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Misty
Vermilion Gym Thunder Badge
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Lt. Surge
Celadon Gym Rainbow Badge
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Erika
Fuchsia Gym Soul Badge
Koga OD.png Janine OD.png
Koga Janine
Saffron Gym Marsh Badge
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Sabrina
Cinnabar Gym Volcano Badge
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Blaine
Viridian Gym Earth Badge
Giovanni OD.png Blue
Giovanni Blue

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Last modified on 31 October 2014, at 13:38