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Old November 27th, 2012 (6:13 PM).
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    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.
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    Old December 1st, 2012 (5:56 PM).
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      Originally Posted by The Fallen View Post
      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.

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      Old December 3rd, 2012 (8:28 AM).
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        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.
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        Old December 5th, 2012 (10:21 AM).
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          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
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          Old December 17th, 2012 (9:05 AM).
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            Nope, I never had, aside from its remake. I was too young to know that the original Green version existed.
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            Old December 20th, 2012 (6:06 PM).
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              No, I didn't played the Original Green, not even on Emulators.
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              Old December 21st, 2012 (1:22 PM).
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                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.
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                Old December 21st, 2012 (2:36 PM).
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                  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!
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                  Old December 28th, 2012 (11:36 PM).
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                    Never had...
                    But I still want to buy it :D

                    It is a freaking good game (on an Emulator, though)
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                    Old December 29th, 2012 (8:41 PM).
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                      I've never even seen a Green cartridge before. Or the box art haha.

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                      Old December 31st, 2012 (7:22 AM).
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                        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.
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                        Old December 31st, 2012 (11:48 AM).
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                          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.
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                          Old December 31st, 2012 (1:37 PM).
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                            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.
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                            Old January 1st, 2013 (4:35 AM).
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                              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

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                              Old January 1st, 2013 (5:31 AM).
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                                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.
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                                Old January 2nd, 2013 (12:37 PM).
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                                  No I don't understand Japanese so I didn't play it, though I do want to.
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                                  Old January 2nd, 2013 (12:53 PM).
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                                    I imagine that it's a good game, but I have never played it though.
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                                    Old January 12th, 2013 (3:09 PM).
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                                    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.
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                                    Old January 12th, 2013 (6:43 PM).
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                                    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
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                                    Old January 12th, 2013 (9:19 PM).
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                                      Yes, I did.
                                      My Japanese friend sent his to where I was along with his Gameboy for a while.
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                                      Old January 14th, 2013 (12:08 PM).
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                                        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.
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                                        Old January 25th, 2013 (4:34 PM).
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                                          I found my copy with the Japanese kids I babysat. They told me I could have it. BEST KIDS EVER~!

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                                          Old January 26th, 2013 (7:52 AM).
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                                          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. @[email protected]
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                                          Old January 29th, 2013 (11:36 AM).
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                                            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.
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                                            Old February 23rd, 2013 (7:30 PM).
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                                            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.
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