The PokéCommunity Forums Pokémon Gaming Previous Generations
1st Gen 1st Generation Rumors


Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1    
Old August 9th, 2017 (9:43 PM). Edited August 9th, 2017 by Radiating.
Radiating's Avatar
Radiating Radiating is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Minnesota
Gender: Male
Nature: Calm
Posts: 5,788
Back in the early days of Pokemon Red/Blue, a lot of information and rumors ran rampant regarding the games. Internet access hadn't spread too much yet, and a lot of the information on thee could've been fake as well. There were some majorly believed myths, such as Pikablu or the "Mew under the truck" trick. There were even some weird rumors floating around, such as the existence of Pokegods. (Click here to know more about it.)

What are some rumors you've heard about the games? Did you ever end up believing or attempting to do some of these?

I remember seeing an odd rumor online saying there was a "mist stone" hiding near Mewtwo to evolve. Gullible 9 year old me spent a good while looking for a mist stone to evolve my Mewtwo. I also attempted to find a Togepi with a sketchy Youtube video I had seen. {XD}
Reply With Quote

Relevant Advertising!

  #2    
Old August 9th, 2017 (10:07 PM).
noa's Avatar
noa noa is offline
idol of death
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Seattle
Age: 25
Gender: Female
Nature: Relaxed
Posts: 4,926
Hm, I was 6 when they came out so as you'd expect, I believed everything I heard. This was not a common rumor at all, but my friend once tricked me into believing that there was a very, very VERY low chance of finding a random starter in viridian forest. I literally spent 7 hours on a sunday looking for one... When I got to school and told her I didn't find one, she told me she was lying. I didn't talk to her for a week. Lol
Reply With Quote
  #3    
Old August 10th, 2017 (12:41 AM).
SleepyTrainer's Avatar
SleepyTrainer SleepyTrainer is offline
Rage Valley
     
    Join Date: May 2015
    Age: 19
    Gender: Male
    Nature: Quiet
    Posts: 230
    I once heard about a myth called Rainbow Forest, in which you could catch legendaries etc. I usually don't believe such things, but it's fun to discus such stuff, especially when it has not been proven false yet.
    Reply With Quote
      #4    
    Old August 10th, 2017 (3:18 PM).
    Kratosx's Avatar
    Kratosx Kratosx is offline
    Flareon Master
       
      Join Date: Sep 2008
      Location: Sweden
      Nature: Modest
      Posts: 464
      never heard any gen 1 rumors on the internet since i did not get steady acces to internet until gen 3 but among my friends rumors about getting mew if you left magikarp in day care spread , never tried it even
      __________________
      Currently doings:

      working on completing Alola dex, then will be shiny breeding in Moon

      my 3DS FC is:
      0216-2224-5730
      Reply With Quote
        #5    
      Old August 10th, 2017 (10:45 PM).
      Radiating's Avatar
      Radiating Radiating is offline
       
      Join Date: Feb 2017
      Location: Minnesota
      Gender: Male
      Nature: Calm
      Posts: 5,788
      Quote:
      Originally Posted by Noa View Post
      Hm, I was 6 when they came out so as you'd expect, I believed everything I heard. This was not a common rumor at all, but my friend once tricked me into believing that there was a very, very VERY low chance of finding a random starter in viridian forest. I literally spent 7 hours on a sunday looking for one... When I got to school and told her I didn't find one, she told me she was lying. I didn't talk to her for a week. Lol
      I remember having something similar like that happen to me. I had chosen Charmander for my playthough, so I looked up how to obtain the other starters. (I really wanted a Squirtle at the time.) I found this post on some forums that claimed that there was a low chance of finding a Squirtle in the sea routes surrounding the Seafoam Islands. I spent a good 1-2 hours looking for one until I gave up, and left with no Squirtle lol.
      Reply With Quote
        #6    
      Old August 31st, 2017 (2:42 AM).
      VisionofMilotic's Avatar
      VisionofMilotic VisionofMilotic is offline
         
        Join Date: May 2016
        Gender: Female
        Nature: Serious
        Posts: 1,417
        The net was full of pathological liars when it came to mew glitches. One rumor in particular I recall was that Mew had 6 moveslots instead of 4.
        __________________
        I got Haxorus on "What Dragon-Type Pokemon are you?" https://quotev.com/quiz/5077163



        Name: Narcissus
        Adopt one yourself! @Pokémon Orphanage
        Reply With Quote
          #7    
        Old August 31st, 2017 (5:25 PM). Edited August 31st, 2017 by Otter Mii-kun.
        Otter Mii-kun's Avatar
        Otter Mii-kun Otter Mii-kun is offline
        Molly, you are so adorable! ♥
           
          Join Date: Mar 2005
          Location: 810, Michigan
          Age: 29
          Gender: Male
          Posts: 2,165
          When I was first playing Generation I, but before I got Internet access at home, I didn't hear too much in the realm of rumors, other than from gaming magazines (such as Pojo's Unofficial Pokémon) where some of those rumors were mentioned and subsequently debunked.
          Once I got Internet at home (2002), I started looking up a lot of Pokémon-related stuff, and found out about a lot of those rumors that were widespread back around 1998-2000 that I somehow managed to miss. I laughed my rear off at many of those rumors, especially about the "Mist Stone", "Lickitung evolves into Luigi", Paras (or Parasect) evolving into "Parasite", and "I'll give you FLARETH if you go away".
          Most of these rumors that I found out about (including the ones I just mentioned) were about the so-called "PokéGods" that were debunked by the aforementioned magazine and other venues.
          __________________
          Reply With Quote
            #8    
          Old October 13th, 2017 (12:56 AM).
          Link119's Avatar
          Link119 Link119 is offline
          The Self-Proclaimed King
             
            Join Date: Nov 2007
            Location: USA
            Age: 27
            Gender: Male
            Nature: Jolly
            Posts: 107
            It's not really a rumor, but my older sister told me that if you looked at the link cable during a trade, you can see the pokemon going through it...She was lying...>:(...

            Also, a thousand different ways to find Mew...Togepi and "Pikablu" (which ended up being Marill, for those who didn't know) were in some copies of the game...

            Many rumors in relations to the anime and Yellow...

            Speaking of Yellow, "Yellow is going to have all 151 Pokemon in-game"...

            Venustoise and a few other show-exclusive things were also rumored...

            Note, a lot of these were rumors I heard word-of-mouth, not on the internet...
            __________________
            Friend Code: 4012 9134 2560...

            Currently looking for: Sawsbuck...

            Reply With Quote
              #9    
            Old December 6th, 2017 (3:43 PM).
            Tak's Avatar
            Tak Tak is offline
               
              Join Date: Sep 2013
              Gender: Female
              Posts: 10
              I remember most of the ones posted above. Also, kids at school liked to claim there was an evolution for Charizard. They called it 'Charcoal.'
              Crazy how we now have that, albeit with a different name. Two of them, at that.
              Reply With Quote
                #10    
              Old December 8th, 2017 (5:47 PM).
              peter McLightning's Avatar
              peter McLightning peter McLightning is offline
              lightning is unstoppable
                 
                Join Date: Sep 2017
                Location: House of richest persons
                Age: 14
                Gender: Male
                Nature: Hasty
                Posts: 170
                Back in old days, when i was a 6 old child, one rumor that was highly spred was that you can access johto in red,green and yellow. I though believe it actually, so i decided to try it out one day. I checked every whery but there was no way lol and i ended in kanto( my gosh) but i did actually find a pokemon with pokedex entry about that really.
                __________________
                MobileLegends
                Reply With Quote
                  #11    
                Old December 9th, 2017 (6:36 PM).
                RedBalloon's Avatar
                RedBalloon RedBalloon is offline
                   
                  Join Date: Feb 2017
                  Gender: Female
                  Posts: 95
                  I read on the internet, hold down then B=instant catch, no fail.
                  I don't know if I remember this right, but I tried it on Articuno and it worked. But in recent years, it didn't work. Maybe i dreamed about that. I really don't know.
                  The usual rumors too. Pikablu mainly but I forgot the details.
                  Reply With Quote
                    #12    
                  Old December 9th, 2017 (8:22 PM).
                  Otter Mii-kun's Avatar
                  Otter Mii-kun Otter Mii-kun is offline
                  Molly, you are so adorable! ♥
                     
                    Join Date: Mar 2005
                    Location: 810, Michigan
                    Age: 29
                    Gender: Male
                    Posts: 2,165
                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by RedBalloon View Post
                    I read on the internet, hold down then B=instant catch, no fail.
                    I don't know if I remember this right, but I tried it on Articuno and it worked. But in recent years, it didn't work. Maybe i dreamed about that. I really don't know.
                    Ah yes, the infamous "hold down B to improve catch rate" malarkey. I, too, got into the habit of always holding down B when catching Pokémon back when I had Generations I and II in their Game Boy cartridge forms. I didn't notice any improvement in catch rate, but even today, I have occasionally held down or repeatedly pressed B when catching Pokémon on the 3DS Virtual Console versions of the Game Boy-era games, but solely out of habit since I've known for years that this "trick" does absolutely nothing.
                    __________________
                    Reply With Quote
                      #13    
                    Old December 19th, 2017 (4:02 AM).
                    withheld withheld is offline
                    Banned
                       
                      Join Date: Dec 2017
                      Posts: 57
                      Somewhere during 2000-2001, in a video games magazine in
                      my country, one said that, if you catch all pokemon without
                      doing over 20 trades, after you're given the diploma, a
                      spaceship will land outside of Cerulean and Mew will come
                      out of it. After you catch it, you can go to Pallet Town to
                      fight Prof Oak. What convinced me to try this code is that,
                      in the following volume, where many readers complained,
                      the magazine answered: ''Our editor tried this code and
                      everything worked''.
                      Reply With Quote
                        #14    
                      Old December 19th, 2017 (5:17 AM).
                      XDarkseidX XDarkseidX is offline
                         
                        Join Date: Dec 2017
                        Posts: 83
                        Its funny, in school we never heard of "hold down b", but instead "quickly tap b" so we looked a lot more stupid than most other kids hahaha
                        Reply With Quote
                          #15    
                        Old December 20th, 2017 (12:55 AM).
                        The Best there was's Avatar
                        The Best there was The Best there was is offline
                        Training To Be The Best
                           
                          Join Date: Mar 2010
                          Location: Alola
                          Gender: Male
                          Nature: Brave
                          Posts: 108
                          I also heard the notorious hold down B, its funny how such rumors go so far!
                          __________________
                          Started my journey in Kanto 20 years ago... now I am back working on my knowledge of the new regions and Pokémon.
                          Reply With Quote
                          Reply

                          Quick Reply

                          Join the conversation!

                          Create an account to post a reply in this thread, participate in other discussions, and more!

                          Create a PokéCommunity Account

                          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 GMT -8. The time now is 9:55 PM.