It’s been 20 years since we first fired up the original Pokémon Red and Blue. So if you’re like me, you lay awake in agony every night wondering what the original games protagonist Red and his rival Blue have been up to since then. Well, it looks like the latest installment in the series, Sun and Moon are finally going to show us just that.
Red from the original games alongside his updated artwork from Fire Red and Leaf Green
For those who are unfamiliar or simply don’t remember the original games, Red was the silent protagonist of the originals who would go on to defeat the elite four and become the greatest trainer in the Kanto region. Blue was his fast talking rival who looked to make his journey more difficult at every turn. Blue actually beat Red to challenging the elite four but would lose in the end. On a side note, you and your friends more than likely changed Blue’s name to Asshole.
Blue as he appeared in the original games alongside his updated art from Fire Red and Leaf Green
It’ll be particularly exciting to see what Red has been up to since the original games considering he seems to have basically gone dark. While Blue on the other hand we did see one more time as the Gym leader of Viridian City in Pokémon Gold and Silver and again in their remakes Heart Gold and Soul Silver.
Here’s how the guys look all grown up in Sun and Moon. Blue actually looks like he’s calmed down since earning the name Asshole on all our Gameboy carts, while Red looks weirdly grumpy. Guess there’s not a lot of work out there for an ageing Pokémon champion.
We’ll have to wait to see what the guys have been up to when the game drops on November 18th. See you guys then.