Region: Johto (Originally from the Kanto region)
Role: Pokémon Master/Battle Legend
Type Specialty: None
Every once in a great while, a trainer arises from out of nowhere and ascends the ladder to stardom in the trainer world, becoming a true Pokémon Master and something that few other humans could ever hope to be in their long struggles through life. One such person is Red, a trainer known by everyone in the Kanto region as well as most of the world for his efforts in not only becoming the Champion of the Indigo League but completely and utterly destroying Team Rocket. When Red first became a trainer, he merely did what other trainers did and collected powerful Pokémon, battling and earning Gym Badges in the Kanto region. In addition, however, Red bravely faced the hordes of trainers belonging to the nefarious Team Rocket, a dark organization that was at its peak when Red first came into contact with them. Aside from wiping the floor with most of the grunts and defeating their efforts in both Celadon and Saffron City, Red battled against the likes of Giovanni, the head of Team Rocket, defeating him not once or twice but three times, the final one earning him the coveted Earth Badge and forcing Giovanni to retire in the hopes of becoming stronger than ever someday. After dissolving the otherwise impenetrable Team Rocket, Red went on to beat the Indigo League's Elite Four and defeated them, only to come across the current Champion, and long-time rival, Blue. Sadly for Blue, his reign as Champion was short lived as Red managed to defeat him and become the Champion of the Indigo League. However, after this victory, Red vacated his position and left it open for Lance to claim, disappearing into the mountains of the Kanto region. No one is quite sure where Red is to this day, but many suspect that he is constantly training at the very peak of Mt. Silver, the largest and most dangerous area in the entire Johto region to train. While his rival Blue has managed to keep himself busy acting as the new Gym Leader of Viridian City, Red has not made any sort of contact with his family for years and many fear that he may never come back, though the reason why is likely something that only Red knows. Regardless, it can be said that Red has accomplished more than most trainers could ever imagine and is certainly a trainer worth respecting and envying in any right. For those lucky enough to see him, let it be made clear that he is not the kind of opponent any trainer can face in battle; only the strongest and greatest of trainers will ever be able to make a dent in the otherwise near-perfect team this Pokémon Master possesses.
Red is known to go completely offensive with his Pokémon and wastes almost no time with status conditions and heckling in most cases. While this doesn't give him much in the way of attack options in many cases, he is nonetheless a dangerous factor regardless, as his Pokémon are all armed with a lethal variety of powerful attacks and are truly among the most powerful members of their species. Red does not believe in holding back and will brutally assault anyone and everyone that dares to challenge him to battle. Aside from brute force, the only thing that Red takes advantage of is the fact that his favorite training spot, the peak of Mt. Silver, is constantly enveloped in snowstorms; this in turn grants the same basic principles as Hail, in turn making the Blizzard attack three of his Pokémon know almost impossible to dodge under normal circumstances. There might not be much to say about what Red is capable of, but the fact that he almost never loses in battle only attests to the extreme power and experience he has under his belt. Battling against him might be an honor, but even the bravest should make sure to check their courage before making a bold challenge, lest they find their entire teams devastated within only a few short minutes of battling.
Pikachu: This strange creature was the very first Pokémon that Red ever obtained and likewise is the most powerful member of his team; although it may seem weak considering it is unevolved, the Light Ball that the creature is holding makes it a dire threat that can deal massive amount of damage despite its small body. In battle, this beast will generally use its Fake Out and Nuzzle attacks and Charm technique to disrupt the opposition before relying on its devastating Thunderbolt and Thunder attacks when far away from the opposition and its Quick Attack, Iron Tail, Brick Break and Volt Tackle moves when the opposition is close enough for them to connect, further relying on a Light Screen technique to set up a special wall to reduce damage from special attacks for its team. This wee beastie might not seem like a threat to most, but after watching it literally run circles around one's Pokémon and electrocute them at the same time, it is unlikely that either side of the battlefield will be laughing very hard.
Charizard: This monstrous creature is among the strongest of Red's Pokémon and is definitely not something that trainer wants to fight without a significant type advantage. Up close, this beast will generally rely on its Slash and Wing Attack moves and especially its Flare Blitz attack to deal immense damage, though this is used sparingly as it also damages Charizard with every use. Most of the time, this beast will prefer to stay far way and attack from afar with Air Slash, Fire Spin, Flamethrower, Fire Blast, Focus Blast and Dragon Pulse attacks, but in emergency situations, it can further employ the devastating Blast Burn attack to decimate the opposition or a Will-O-Wisp technique to weaken them slowly and reduce their ability to effectively deal damage with physical attacks. This creature may not be as sturdy as other Pokémon in Red's team (though its held Focus Sash can protect against at least one devastating blow), but in terms of offense alone, it is definitely among the fiercest.
Blastoise: This monster turtle may not have as much offense strength or speed (though this is helped out by the Choice Scarf it holds) as Charizard, but it is still a major threat as its defenses are high enough to make it extremely difficult to damage. This beast will often times forego any physical contact and instead choose to attack from afar, using devastating Flash Cannon, Focus Blast, Whirlpool, Dark Pulse, Surf, Hydro Pump, Ice Beam and Blizzard attacks (with many of these attacks potentially being powered up by its Rain Dance technique) to deal immense damage while its devastating Hydro Cannon attack can effectively decimate any opponent with a single, well-placed shot. This titanic beast is extremely hard to take down even with powerful offenses, so patience is highly recommended in dealing with it as well as extremely high defenses if at all possible.
Venusaur: Though this beast might not have the type variety possessed by other teammates, it is still a devastating force as a result of its Leech Seed, Sleep Powder and Sunny Day techniques (the latter of which is instrumental if Red wants his Venusaur to use its Solar Beam attack). Once the opposition has been put to Sleep, this creature can easily utilize its Sludge Bomb, Leaf Storm (complimented by a held White Herb), Bulldoze, Earthquake and Giga Drain attacks to deal massive damage and keep itself healthy at the same time, while a powerful Frenzy Plant attack can be additionally employed if the opposition is too strong defensively to be taken out easily otherwise. This creature might not be as forceful as many would otherwise think, but its capacity to deal immense damage and heal itself at the same time nonetheless makes it a devastating opponent to go up against.
Snorlax: This monster really doesn't have a whole lot to offer in the way of mobility but is nonetheless a devastating wall that should be approached with great caution at all times. From afar, this beast will rely on Shadow Ball and Blizzard attacks to slow down the opposition and deal major damage, while up close it can equally prove to be a nightmare with its Crunch, Body Slam, Heavy Slam, High Horsepower, Seed Bomb, Earthquake and Giga Impact attacks. If needed, this beast can even utilize its Rest technique to recover its energy, which is further helped out by a Snore attack that enables it to defend itself while it’s sleeping. This brute may not seem like anything to fear, but in regards to its massive HP reserves, decent defensive (helped out by its Amnesia technique) and offensive stats and the Quick Claw it holds on a regular basis, this is definitely one brute that few trainers will ever be able to overcome without experiencing a great deal of pain in the process.
Lapras: Though it might be the weakest member of Red's team out of water, this creature is by no means a weak link in the chain and is in fact one of the stronger fighters on his team. Up close, this creature will rely on its Ice Shard and Body Slam attacks to flatten the opposition and potentially even incapacitate them. Once the opposition has been softened up, this beast will rely on its Psychic, Blizzard, Thunderbolt, Ice Beam, Surf, Hydro Pump and Brine attacks to deal immense from afar. This creature might not have the sheer offenses possessed by Pokémon like Charizard, but it has relatively high HP and defensive stats overall (not to mention a held Sitrus berry for protection), so dealing damage to it, especially enough to actually knock it out, will not be an easy task in any case.
Espeon: This creature is almost never seen in battle these days, as it is rumored that Red treats it more like a pet than anything else, but it can still apparently fight surprisingly well when needed. While it might only have Swift and Psychic attacks as its primary form of offense, this beast is still able to make itself a nuisance as a result of its Accuracy-lowering Mud-Slap attack and its Reflect technique, which can help shield both it and its allies against physical blows. It is likely that this creature is a serious opponent despite its limited move variety, but since Red is almost never seen using it, no one is truly certain.
OVERALL DIFFICULTY: 6/5
To say the least, challenging Red in and of itself is a foolish venture, as his Pokémon are truly among the most powerful in the world and he has spent many years perfecting his battle style to the point where there truly are no weak points or errors that can be taken advantage of. The fact that almost no one that knows Red has seen him in years makes it a bit difficult to gauge just how powerful he is, but the few rumors that come here and there more than demonstrate his expertise in battle. It is still a mystery if Red will ever return home and give up his life as a trainer, but today, that does not seem like a likely outcome. Red has remained virtually undefeated his entire life, and the few defeats he has met have only helped to make him stronger than ever before. Trainers, look alive and prepare for the worst when this young man appears; you may be more likely to find him first than him finding you, but even then, things are unlikely to go so well. Only those that can best Red can consider themselves true Pokémon Masters, and by the looks of things, that probably means that we may never see another trainer like Red until the day he dies.
REWARDS FOR DEFEAT
Defeating Red offers nothing outside of a monetary award, though anyone that can beat him is rightfully deserving of the title of Pokémon Master.
A report on Red, the true Pokemon Master of the Japan area and perhaps the world. Enjoy.
While Cynthia has more move variety, and Professor Kukui has a more competitive mindset, Red's simple diversity still make him one of the tougher trainers out there. Sure he's still beatable through type effectiveness, but the power of his Pokemon's moves evens things out.
Agreed. They don't call him a Pokemon Master for nothing.
I received confirmation that Red will be visiting Alola (along with Blue, Cynthia and Wally). I can only say this: HELL. YES!!! Finally I can have some truly worthy opponents! My Dragons are particularly eager to take on Wally again - and I am eager to see how my Dragon-type roster will hold up to the teams of some of the most powerful Pokemon Trainers to ever exist... Altrough there is one mystery - why the hell Red would go to Alola? Maybe he finally had enough of Mt. Silver - he probably wants to put the hellish training his Pokemon went through to good use)
I actually got to fight Red during my stay in Alola... and got a crash course on why even the unstoppable First Alolan Champion (easily the strongest Champion in recent memory) idolizes him.
**I too, got to fight Red near the Battle Tree - I barely won after a very intense battle. Perhaps, the only reason I won was the fact that I used Dragon-types and Red doesn't have much in a way of fighting them when not on Mt. Silver. Oh, and by the way... I am the first Champion of the Alola region. Althrough I got crowned, so to speak, fairly recently.
Red in Alola, I heard. Unfortunately we haven't had the chance to meet, because we wrapped our trip to Alola, going en-route to the Kalos Region.
I met Red there (but he seemed... off - his Pokemon were definitely EV-trained, but it was like they were less "rugged" when he was at Mt. Silver - or maybe it was me being stronger this time). Battle Tree is an interesting and exiting place - ordinary trainers cannot compare against me in skill, but people like Cynthia and Wally can.
I probably don't stand a chance against you.
We can always try and compare our teams on Showdown - but only if we use in-game teams, OK? I used to have half a dozen competitive teams, but I deleted the text file with them - my last generation in which I did competitive battling semi-seriously was Gen 6 and I did some serious competitive battling all the way back in Gen 5 (BW original metagame, with no move tutors and BW2 formes and movepool changes).
Well, it has been nearly two decades; people change.
Yeah... Time flies... Besides, Alola seems to be a very popular tourist destination to the people of Kanto. I wonder why I never heard of it before - maybe that's because vacation is not my thing.
Well, I did manage to defeat Red 2 times - the first time I was tremendously lucky (my Johto team was not that powerful - I only won because my Tyranitar dodged Red's Pikachu's Iron Tail at a critical moment, allowing me to retaliate with Earthquake). I barely got off the Mt. Silver the first time around - Red, in his kindness, gave me a Revive so that I could use it on my Skarmory and fly to the nearest Pokemon Center. If it wasn't for that Revive, I would never get out of there alive. The second time through I won because I brought my first and most powerful team (Blaziken, Sceptile, Swampert, Metagross, Salamence and Milotic). This battle was less lengthy than the first one - but even after winning, most of my team was hurt so badly that it took them half a week to recover. I did manage to repay Red's kindness - he was very excited when I told him about the upcoming Pokemon World Tournament. I kinda wanted a rematch with him, but Steven Stone called in a favour and I went to Kalos region. By the time I completed my errand, Red was no longer in Unova.
I see.....well, he is a man that prefers to not be seen....
And by the way - Red sometimes trains with his Mewtwo. A word of advice - do not challenge Red while he has Mewtwo with him! Unless you really want to lose, not to mention that your Pokemon will be needlessly hurt. My friend from Sinnoh challenged him and none of her Pokemon managed to get past Mewtwo. Even her Palkia was beaten in like, 3 hits. Ignore this advice at your own peril.
I heard that this kid is such a good trainer that he earned the respect of the Legendary Birds, and even survived a run in with Mewtwo.
rememeber the female protagonist from pokemon firered version? what happened to her? she appeared in the gen 1 remakes...and hasn't been heard from since? do you know?
joe: think i saw someone resembling her at a strip club once
joe: think i saw someone resembling her at a strip club once
Actually, that character is based off of Green, who has been present as part of the Pokemon manga since the series first began.
i know that, but why hasn't she appeard in any other games?
Because things fell through early-on when they scrapped the idea for a female hero in the original Red and Green Versions.
yeah, bt im talking about the one in pokemon fire red verision
Well, she was a generation exclusive. Unlike the anime series, this game was set back in the retro times of the original, so the character really couldn't be replicated elsewhere.
still shame we didn't see more of her, yod think theyd put her as the final boos (like red was) if you chose the female trainer(witch would have been quite clever), or even as another NPC althogther, but nah, there lazy
shame too, ive seen a fair bit of fanart of said character
shame too, ive seen a fair bit of fanart of said character
It wasn't an easy battle by any means...but...I managed to defeat him. But I had to resort to some pretty cheap and well-thought out techniques to do so. Articuno and my sheer amount of luck with Sheer Cold helped tremendously...
Well, that tends to work if luck is on your side.
Red is still...quite an opponent. His Pikachu may look weak, but it is just crazy powerful.
If one doesn't have the power and the strategy to face him, he is all but impossible to take down...especially his Snorlax. That horrible thing is a BEAST!
ive met red, hes a really nice guy!!
and also debatably the toughest opponent ive ever fought, but i can say with pride im one of the few people who has defeated trainer red!!
Recently, I watched all of Pokemon Origins (plus a commentary of it by Youtube channel HellfireComms), and I thought that it stuck very well to the original material. The only complaint that I have is that it's only an promotional for X and Y, because of the two Mega Stones. Other than that, I would've liked 13 episodes at the least, with the first eight focusing on Red's Gym Leader and Team Rocket portion of Red's journey, and the last 5 foucsing on Red and the Elite Four, with maybe a 14th for Mewtwo, but without the promotion for X and Y. Hopefully, a sequel series with Gold will be made.