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Tips on Pokemon Gen 1

Today we’ll be talking about the first generation of Pokemon games starting with Red/Green, Blue/Red/Green might seem like a breeze at first glance but once you dive deeper into it you can tell that its actually quite different from later generations. It’s tough to express these differences in articles since no one can really agree on what’s actually meant by “old school,” so I’ll just be touching on some key areas.

One of the biggest changes players will notice is that in order to catch a Pokemon you had to weaken it and throw a Poke Ball, there was no way to weaken them before battle like we have today. This was also back when you could only catch the first 150 Pokemon, so players really had to learn about their surroundings and which wild Pokemon appeared in what areas.

The first Pokemon you should catch is a Pidgey, Rattata, or Spearow

No questions asked. These are the easiest Pokemon to acquire in the game and they are important for making you stronger throughout your journey. Once you have one of these in your party, go around challenging every trainer you see no matter how easy they seem at first glance. Trainers give out significant EXP when you beat them which lets you level up much faster than simply fighting the wild Pokemon in the grass.

Pokemon Gen 1 Hacks

I’m sure a lot of people have noticed, but there’s been an increase in Pokemon Gen 1 hacks lately. These are games that the creator has taken from their original creators and changed them to make it seem like a new game. I understand why people do this since it lets you express your creativity, but if someone asks me what my favorite Pokemon game is I’ll always say the original.

There’s something about playing the original game that can’t be replicated in a hacked game, and it’s mainly because of the nostalgia factor. If you’re someone who doesn’t have any nostalgia for the first generation then go ahead and try out a hacked game, just make sure you don’t get too hooked on them either.

You can get an Eevee from Bill in Celadon City

If you don’t want to spend the time leveling up a Pidgey, Rattata, or Spearow then you can try and get an Eevee from Bill in Celadon City. He’s the guy who stands next to the Game Corner and he’ll give you one of three Pokemon depending on your starter. If you chose Squirtle then you’ll get a Vaporeon, if you chose Bulbasaur then you’ll get a Flareon, and Charmander will give you a Jolteon.

Eevee is a special Pokemon that evolves into its various elemental types through the use of stones later in the game. If you need an easy way to level up an Eevee then use the Fire Stone on it and have it evolve into a Flareon. It will learn Flare Blitz at level 36 which is an incredibly powerful fire type attack.

That’s all for today, thanks for reading! Be sure to share this article with your friends if you found it helpful and I’ll see you all in the next article.


Pokemon Gen 1 can be a lot of fun if you know what to expect. There are some things that are different from later generations, but those differences make the game more challenging and rewarding. I hope this article helped you understand the game better and gave you some tips on how to play it. Be sure to share it with your friends if you found it helpful and I’ll see you all in the next article.