2BGC Ep. 7 – Pokémon Red & Blue

The seventh 2-Bit Game Club game will be Pokémon Red & Blue (1996) for the Gameboy.

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Since its debut in 1993 Pokémon has become one of the world’s strongest brands with an endless flow of spin off games, toys, card and board games, feature films, television shows and so forth, but back in the early 90s Pokémon was not Pokémon yet. So how did Pokémon become what it is today, and how much of that is actually to be found in the premier titles, Pokémon Red & Blue?

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If you don’t know, Pokémon is the JRPG where you catch and train wild monsters who learn new moves as they grow stronger. You play as a kid on a journey to become the greatest Pokémon master by beating the gym leaders in the Pokémon league.

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