Pokémon series of games has been loved for the past 18 years, since the first
titles, Pokémon Red Version and Pokémon Green Version, were
released in Japan in 1996. With its simple and yet deep gameplay, its popularity
has continued ever since its inception.
If you haven't played a Pokémon game before, read on to get a better understanding of the fun world of Pokémon!
Pokémon are creatures of mystery! There are Pokémon that live closely alongside humans, as well as wild Pokémon that reside in tall grass, dark caves, deep in the sea, and elsewhere in the world. There are still many things not yet understood about them. The Pokémon video game series features a great number of these fantastic creatures.
As the series has continued to grow, more and more and more Pokémon have been discovered. To date, more than 700 species of Pokémon have been discovered!
When you think of Pokémon, of course you think first of Pikachu! Pikachu first appeared in the original games, Pokémon Red and Pokémon Green, on their release in 1996.
You'll encounter many wild Pokémon throughout your adventure. They can be caught using a special item called a Poké Ball. These Pokémon can then join you on your journey, becoming an integral part of your team. Catch Pokémon after Pokémon as you discover new species, and register them in your Pokédex until you’ve completely filled it. This is another of the goals of your adventure!
Every Pokémon has a type, and the Pokémon from which you may choose your first partner is either a Grass-type, Fire-type, or Water-type Pokémon. These three types have a rock-paper-scissors kind of relationship with one another: Grass-type moves are strong against Water-type Pokémon; Fire-type moves are strong against Grass-type Pokémon; and Water-type moves are strong against Fire-type Pokémon. As you can see, different types of moves will be most effective depending on the Pokémon that you face in battle.
The Pokémon that appear—and how rare they can be to find—differ between Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire. Work together with your family members and friends, or attempt to get them all with your own skill. Try to complete your Pokédex through the two different versions of the game!
Zangoose appears only in Pokémon Omega Ruby.
Seviper appears only in Pokémon Alpha Sapphire.
In the world of Pokémon, there are many other Pokémon Trainers in addition to your main character, and they are all working to raise their Pokémon to be their very best. Standing at the pinnacle of all Trainers is the strongest Trainer: the Champion. If you challenge and defeat the Champion, you will become the Champion. This is one of the goals of your journey in the Pokémon games.
The first step to becoming the next Champion is challenging each of the Gym Leaders you encounter around the region to Pokémon battle. Travel to different cities to battle with each Gym Leader to earn a Gym Badge. You must obtain all eight Gym Badges as proof of your victories. Achieve this goal and you will be able to face the Pokémon League, where you'll challenge the Elite Four. Only a Trainer who has won his or her way past them has the right to take on the Champion.