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Old September 4th, 2010 (9:32 AM).
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When Pokémon first came out in Japan, they were known as Pokémon Red & Green. Several months later, the first third version came out, called Pokémon Blue. In the Japanese Pokémon Blue, the sprites were different, the wild Pokémon were changed, the in-game trades were changed, the Cerulean Cave layout was changed, and the tileset graphics were changed. When they decided to localize Pokémon, rather than translating Pokemon Red & Green, they decided to translate Pokémon Blue, and keep the graphics of Pokémon Blue, but use the wild Pokémon and in-game trades from Pokémon Red & Green. Do you know what this means? Not very many people know what Kanto originally looked like! And I'm not talking about Pokémon Red & Blue that you've all played, I'm talking about the original originals!

Did that not make sense? Well, imagine it like this: Let's pretend Pokémon Diamond & Pearl was never released in America, and Pokémon Platinum already came out in Japan. Then let's pretend they finally decide to release Pokémon Diamond & Pearl in America, so they take Pokémon Platinum, change the wild Pokémon to the Diamond/Pearl ones, and then release it as Diamond & Pearl, even though it's actually Platinum. That's exactly what happened in Gen I!

Believe it or not, my first Pokémon game was the Japanese Red & Green versions. Not going to explain why or how, but anyways, when I got the English Red & Blue, I was kinda confused as to why the graphics are so different.

On the left side is what the Japanese Pokémon Blue, and the International Pokémon Red & Blue looks like, on the right side is what the Japanese Pokémon Red & Green looks like.

I made this a few months ago, but anyways, here's a patch for Pokémon Blue that will make the graphics look like Pokémon Red & Green. The Pokémon sprites have not been changed! I recommend playing through it just once, so you should know how Kanto originally looked like (I have not changed Cerulean Cave back though).
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Old September 4th, 2010 (12:53 PM).
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Old September 5th, 2010 (12:40 AM).
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I don't really see what's the big deal with the graphics. :/
Oh well, if others like it then maybe I will too.

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Old September 6th, 2010 (8:08 AM).
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It seems pretty tough to tell the difference between the graphics, but I guess this is good.
Old October 22nd, 2010 (7:34 PM).
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Eh, not bad. sprites could use a change though
Old November 4th, 2010 (1:04 PM).
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Much softer on the eyes. Thanks!
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Old November 4th, 2010 (10:51 PM).
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