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Pokémon Orange Version
Developer(s) Game Freak
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Game Boy
Genre(s) RPG
Release Date(s)
August 1999 (JP)

December 1999 (US/CA)

March 2000 (EU/AUS)

February 2000 (LA)

Age Rating(s)
E for Everyone

Pokémon Orange Version is a role-playing game developed by Game Freak and published by Nintendo for the Game Boy, originally released in Japan in August 1999. The game is part of the first generation of the Pokémon series and takes place in the Orange Islands. Aspects of the game were remade as part of Pokémon Hyper Red and Power Blue, remakes of Pokémon Red and Blue released for the Nintendo 3DS in 2018.


Go on a journey through the Orange Islands and Sevii Islands. Deliver the GS Ball to Professor Ivy and discover its mysteries. Meet and discover new Pokémon. Be the first to try out the Pokégear.


The main character is asked by Professor Oak to deliver the GS Ball to Professor Ivy. Professor Oak upgrades the Generation I Kanto Pokédex to a Generation II-style Pokédex and tells Red and Green that new Pokémon have been discovered. After that, Professor Oak tells Red and Green about the Orange League and Sevii League. Blue, having heard what Oak just said about the journey, wants to go, so his Pokédex is upgraded as well. Red, Green, and Blue go on the S.S. Anne to the Orange Islands and the game begins.


Character Description
Red The male player character or, if Green is chosen, 2nd rival.
Green The female player character or, if Red is chosen, 2nd rival. She is based on the female protagonist shown in early concept art for Pokémon Red and Green.
Blue The player's main rival and the final person the player battles in the Sevii League.
Professor Oak Pokémon professor of Kanto.
Professor Ivy Pokémon professor of the Orange Islands.

Orange League

Gym Leader Type Location Badge Team
Cissy Water Mikan Island Coral-Eye Seadra, Blastoise, Marill, Gyarados
Danny Mixed Navel Island Sea Ruby Nidoqueen, Machoke, Scyther, Electrode, Geodude
Rudy Mixed Trovita Island Spike Shell Electabuzz, Exeggutor, Starmie, Hitmonchan, Pidgeot, Ninetales
Luana Mixed Numquat Island Jade Star Alakazam, Marowak, Granbull, Pupitar, Umbreon

Sevii League

Gym Leader Type Location Badge Team
Max Fire Knot Island Magma Badge
Marta Electric Kin Island Power Badge
Wilbur Mixed Chrono Island Time Badge
Boris Dark Quest Island Shadow Badge


Team Description
Team Rocket Team Rocket has a small branch in the Orange Islands and Sevii Islands. The Sevii Islands branch is based out of the Rocket Warehouse. They are after the Gold and Silver Gems. In the Orange Islands, Team Rocket is Located at their base on North Mandarin Island where they are using Drowzee to hypnotize and steal Pokémon.
Kanto Rider Federation The group is formed by eight members (called Goons) and their boss, who are trying to take over Three Island and are terrorizing its citizens.
Tarrocco Island Pirates This group captures Pokémon in Tarroco Island, where Pokémon are not allowed to be captured. They also steal Pokémon from unsuspecting tourists.


Orange Islands

Sevii Islands


All Pokémon from Generation I appear as well as 39 Pokémon from Generation II.

Gameplay features

  • Pokémon can breed.
  • The main character's appearance can be customized.
  • Players can trade and battle with Pokémon from Red, Blue, Yellow, Gold, Silver, and Crystal via Time Capsule.
  • The game is in full color.
  • Players can rent an apartment in Ascorbia City on Ascorbia Island.

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