Go Back   The PokéCommunity Forums > Main Series Pokémon Gaming > Color & Metal Generations
Reload this Page RedBlueYellow Did you ever play the original green?

For all updates, view the main page.

Color & Metal Generations Take a walk down memory lane with Red, Blue, and Yellow, the games that started it all! Then revisit the best region ever in the original Johto games, Gold, Silver, and Crystal.

Thread Tools
Old November 27th, 2012 (6:13 PM).
Chaos Rush's Avatar
Chaos Rush Chaos Rush is offline
im sexy and i know it
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Taylor Swift
Gender: Male
Nature: Adamant
Posts: 1,287
I own both the Japanese Green and Japanese Red versions.

I have Green because my family used to live in Japan, but we moved to the US in 2001 (not worth mentioning as much, but my brother owns a Japanese Silver version that no longer saves, along with a Japanese version of that Pokemon Pinball game with the rumble thingy).

I have Red because I won it on eBay several months ago. It came with the box, instruction manual (containing REALLY OLD artwork that looks awesome - did you guys know that the sprites in the Japanese Red/Green versions that everyone thinks looks horrible are actually based off of the VERY FIRST Sugimori art of these Pokemon? They're different from the slightly newer Sugimori art that they started using in 1998 with the Japanese Blue version and the English Red/Blue releases), and most importantly, it came with a huge poster of artwork depicting the entire Kanto region, labeled with it's Japanese names and all. It's pretty awesome.
Reply With Quote
Old December 1st, 2012 (5:56 PM).
Dying Light's Avatar
Dying Light Dying Light is offline
Pegasus Knight
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Exiled
Gender: Male
Nature: Hardy
Posts: 368
Quote originally posted by The Fallen:
I was interested in playing it. However, I never truly pursued finding any means of being able to play it. Yellow was amazing enough to not really care enough to try out the Japanese's third installment.
Pretty much the same here. I didn't care enough to try Green after Yellow came out. Besides, Yellow was really cool all by itself. In my opinion, Yellow could have been the only Pokémon game released at the time and I'd be content.

“Our only limits are the ones we place on ourselves.”
Reply With Quote
Old December 3rd, 2012 (8:28 AM).
xxReshiramxx's Avatar
xxReshiramxx xxReshiramxx is offline
Join Date: Jul 2012
Gender: Female
Nature: Gentle
Posts: 320
No I've never played the original Green Version before but I would like to have a copy for my collection even if I don't play it.

My Deviantart page: http://xxreshiramxx.deviantart.com/
My club: http://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=350288
Reply With Quote
Old December 5th, 2012 (10:21 AM).
Pizzey's Avatar
Pizzey Pizzey is offline
Shutter-Shaded Minccino
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: butts
Age: 21
Gender: Female
Nature: Naive
Posts: 19
Send a message via Skype™ to Pizzey
I'm playing the ROM right now, but I've been looking at getting a cartridge with my after-Christmas money.

It's fun to see how well I know the game without being able to read it :D
Reply With Quote
Old December 17th, 2012 (9:05 AM).
Pinkie-Dawn's Avatar
Pinkie-Dawn Pinkie-Dawn is offline
Still missing that hair
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: California
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Nature: Quirky
Posts: 6,198
Nope, I never had, aside from its remake. I was too young to know that the original Green version existed.
R.I.P. Serena's long hair (2013-2015)
Reply With Quote
Old December 20th, 2012 (6:06 PM).
Seki's Avatar
Seki Seki is offline
You idiot!
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Singapore
Age: 18
Gender: Male
Nature: Jolly
Posts: 1,964
No, I didn't played the Original Green, not even on Emulators.

VM | PM | MyAnimeList | Theme | Pairs | Previously
Reply With Quote
Old December 21st, 2012 (1:22 PM).
Dreg's Avatar
Dreg Dreg is offline
Thanks for everything.
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: The Cave of Monsters
Age: 25
Gender: Other
Nature: Serious
Posts: 1,445
Someone mentioned about Green, when I was 10. I thought it was some sort of hoax, so I didn't think that the game existed. I should play it and see how it looks.
~Dreg's Youtube~

The Get Together will be my final event here. I'm finished afterwards.
Reply With Quote
Old December 21st, 2012 (2:36 PM).
Gideon Jeremiah's Avatar
Gideon Jeremiah Gideon Jeremiah is offline
The giving Pokèmon breeder
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Canada
Gender: Male
Nature: Docile
Posts: 181
Green was one of the first ones I actually played on my own.

To be entirely honest, I only knew what to do because of my Yellow copy, haha!

I still have my physical cartridge, but without the box.
And I continue on my search at pawn-shops & flea markets to find one in the original box!
Reply With Quote
Old December 28th, 2012 (11:36 PM).
rikdegraaff's Avatar
rikdegraaff rikdegraaff is offline
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Arnhem, The Netherlands
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Nature: Quiet
Posts: 37
Never had...
But I still want to buy it :D

It is a freaking good game (on an Emulator, though)
Proud to be Dutch!

Reply With Quote
Old December 29th, 2012 (8:41 PM).
Sassy Milkshake's Avatar
Sassy Milkshake Sassy Milkshake is offline
It's ok to cry.
Join Date: Nov 2012
Age: 23
Gender: Female
Nature: Sassy
Posts: 373
I've never even seen a Green cartridge before. Or the box art haha.

Reply With Quote
Old December 31st, 2012 (7:22 AM).
SaniOKh's Avatar
SaniOKh SaniOKh is offline
The Cynical Completionist
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: France
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Nature: Lonely
Posts: 379
I haven't played the Japanese Green and I don't want to, since it's basically a glitchier version of the international Blue.

I do understand the appeal, it just doesn't appeal to me.
Reply With Quote
Old December 31st, 2012 (11:48 AM).
Pharetra's Avatar
Pharetra Pharetra is offline
Join Date: Jun 2011
Age: 19
Gender: Male
Posts: 453
I played Green not too long ago. It is actually pretty funny to see how terrible the sprites look in my opinion. I think it's a nice change from RBY.
Reply With Quote
Old December 31st, 2012 (1:37 PM).
sab's Avatar
sab sab is offline
Now too much of a life.
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Midgar
Age: 19
Gender: Male
Nature: Timid
Posts: 985
I've played it on an emulator before, but I've never actually had the game. It's kinda depressing when you look at just how bad some of the sprites were.
anCay ouyay eakspay igpay atinlay? Ifay osay easeplay m.p.ay
emay enthay opycay anday astepay isthay inay ouryay ignaturesay.
Reply With Quote
Old January 1st, 2013 (4:35 AM).
~CreamyChoco~'s Avatar
~CreamyChoco~ ~CreamyChoco~ is offline
Happy new year to everyone
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Egypt
Age: 15
Gender: Male
Nature: Gentle
Posts: 39
Send a message via Windows Live Messenger to ~CreamyChoco~ Send a message via Skype™ to ~CreamyChoco~
i only played it once my cousin had an original green and it was nice but i could not get the words and texts in it xD

Shines i caught
Reply With Quote
Old January 1st, 2013 (5:31 AM).
Correspondence Correspondence is offline
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 895
I remember playing Green in an Emulator but i didn't really get to far in it because it was in Japanese and i got frustrated not understanding a single word of it.
Reply With Quote
Old January 2nd, 2013 (12:37 PM).
pikakitten's Avatar
pikakitten pikakitten is offline
You met with a terrible fate
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Termina, Clock Tower
Age: 17
Gender: Male
Nature: Naughty
Posts: 909
No I don't understand Japanese so I didn't play it, though I do want to.
Credit |Kitty Pair | VM/PM | Photobucket | Theme
Reply With Quote
Old January 2nd, 2013 (12:53 PM).
Schwan's Avatar
Schwan Schwan is offline
Frontier Brain
Join Date: Jan 2013
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Nature: Relaxed
Posts: 101
I imagine that it's a good game, but I have never played it though.
Reply With Quote
Old January 12th, 2013 (3:09 PM).
Imperator161's Avatar
Imperator161 Imperator161 is offline
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 691
No, I've never played any of the Japanese Pokemon games. I didn't know anyone from Japan (who had the game, could get me the copy, could translate, etc.) when the Japanese Red and Green came out, didn't know how to order games from Japan, and didn't know Japanese, so there wasn't much incentive. I've seen videos and screenshots of Green since then, and have read a fair amount about it, but I've never played it myself. I did have an RBY guide that included pictures of some of the Green sprites for some reason, though.
Diamond FC: 1504 2172 1147
White FC: 1721 2860 5156
3DS XL FC (X): 2466-2669-5197
Reply With Quote
Old January 12th, 2013 (6:43 PM).
JayD's Avatar
JayD JayD is offline
Will you notice?
Gold Tier
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Canada
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Nature: Quiet
Posts: 4,722
Nope. I don't even think I ever saw the game cartridge in real life neither lol. And I don't even understand japanese too :C
♥Plusle bro of Autumn Reverie♥ | ♥Pink Mommy, Autumn Reverie, Kanzler, Macarous & Apollo♥
|3DS FC|
Reply With Quote
Old January 12th, 2013 (9:19 PM).
IllusDark8's Avatar
IllusDark8 IllusDark8 is offline
That Radio Whirlwind Person
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Age: 18
Gender: Male
Nature: Careful
Posts: 51
Yes, I did.
My Japanese friend sent his to where I was along with his Gameboy for a while.
Owner of Radio Whirlwind 24/7 Pokemon Music Radio.

Reply With Quote
Old January 14th, 2013 (12:08 PM).
Pringlesman Pringlesman is offline
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 39
I ocassionaly look at the ebay and consider purchasing a copy of Green for completionist sakes. But then I would feel obligated to start purchasing all the japanese versions also.
Reply With Quote
Old January 25th, 2013 (4:34 PM).
dragonfly_dust's Avatar
dragonfly_dust dragonfly_dust is offline
Look at my avatar! Nuff said.
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 318
I found my copy with the Japanese kids I babysat. They told me I could have it. BEST KIDS EVER~!

Like the sprites you see here?
Want a custom one of your very own?

Come on down to DD's Sprite Shop~!

Reply With Quote
Old January 26th, 2013 (7:52 AM).
Gyardosamped's Avatar
Gyardosamped Gyardosamped is offline
entering snake habitat
Crystal Tier
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Florida
Age: 21
Gender: Male
Nature: Lax
Posts: 1,464
Send a message via Skype™ to Gyardosamped
I've never played Green, nor have I ever seen the cartridge/boxart IRL. It'd be interesting to play, although it is probably the exact same game as the English Red/Blue. The only Japanese Pokemon games I've come to play was Platinum, which was interesting, to say the least, because I don't understand the language. @_@
Reply With Quote
Old January 29th, 2013 (11:36 AM).
El Diabeetus's Avatar
El Diabeetus El Diabeetus is offline
Amateur Voice Actor / ROM Editor ('Hacker')
Join Date: Jul 2006
Age: 22
Nature: Lonely
Posts: 1,043
I have a physical copy of Green in Japanese. It's nothing special, it's literally like Blue in English other than some graphic differences. In Japanese Blue is the 'different' game. Blue in Japan was like Crystal, Emerald or Platinum in the later generations. Yellow (Pikachu is its title in Japanese, no Yellow to be found there) Yellow also was color enhanced compared to its Japanese counterpart. In the Japanese version the overworld was Yellow based as was Red being red based, Blue being blue based and Green being well, green based. Basically what happened when the games first came to America was, they took the sprites and translated script from the Japanese Blue. Not sure why they didn't just release Red and Green, then Blue, then Yellow here. As kids we would've been happy with 4 Kanto games over 3. There seems to be mystery surrounding Green; but, it's not anything special. It's more or less what we got with Blue.

Basically what Chaos Rush was saying too.
Hacks I'm currently working on (at a super slow pace):
Reply With Quote
Old February 23rd, 2013 (7:30 PM).
Fernando Torres's Avatar
Fernando Torres Fernando Torres is offline
Class on grass
Crystal Tier
Join Date: Feb 2013
Gender: Male
Nature: Jolly
Posts: 162
Yes. In fact pokemon green was my first video game ever. Surprisingly my copy is the 2nd copy ever created. When I was a kid I tried playing it, but could understand anything so I went and bought red. Then 10 years later in 2006 I played it for the first time technically.
Reply With Quote
Quick Reply

Sponsored Links
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are UTC -8. The time now is 4:48 AM.