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This page contains Cheats for Pokemon Red organized by sections for GameBoy. Pokemon Red is a Role-Playing Console-style RPG game, made by Game Freak, released on Sep 30, 1998 and published by Nintendo. If you can't find a hint or secret in our list, then please check this page periodically for the latest updates.

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    Pokemon Red GameBoy Cheats

    Game Freak
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Genre: Role-Playing Console-style RPG
  • Release Date: Sep 30, 1998
  • ESRB: Everyone

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Press Select + Start + A + B while the credits are displayed to restart the game. No data will be lost....

From: Princess

Hints

The following Pokemon are only found in the Red version of the game. Ekans/Arbok Mankey/Primeape Oddish/Gloom/Vileplume Growlithe/Arcanine Scyther Electabuzz...

From: pringles08

Squirtle's water attacks are not very effective on Misty's Pokemon. It will be destroyed while battling Electricity, Grass, and Poison types in the next three gyms. It would be average against Psychic types and does well against Fire types and will be fine in the last gym. Bulbasaur will do well against Rock and Water types. It will also do fine wi...

From: masrur

The U.S. version of the game contains the following glitch Pokemon, which is obtained by using these steps. Go to Cinnabar Island. Enter into the building where the man makes Pokemon out of fossils. Enter the first room in the building with people that want to trade Pokemon. Trade with one of these people; it does not matter which one. Go back outs...

From: steppie03

Find the Missingno Pokemon and defeat him. A design will appear in your sixth item. Deposit your sixth item individually until it totals 99. Then you can divide the items by fifty. If a no more room message appears, just withdraw an item and keep depositing the sixth item. Check the CPU when this is complete to find two groups of 99 of the same ite...

From: Rubyz

For unlimited money, place a gold nugget in the sixth item slot and get ninety-nine of them by using the "Unlimited items" trick. Sell all except one to increase your money. Use the remaining gold nugget to repeat this procedure. Go to any Pokemart and sell the nuggets until you have 999,999 coins. Go to Celadon City and go to the Game Co...

From: balotlino

Walk around and press A in the Rocket Game Corner to find coins that people have dropped....

From: La7za

Instead of repeatedly paying to get in the Safari Zone, save the game after entering. Then, instead of paying again, just turn off the Game Boy and turn it back on....

From: angelaluvr

If you do not want fight all the gym leaders or people who want a fight while wandering in the cities, just avoid them by walking past while they are looking away....

From: tontontin

In Copy Cat's house, go to her room. On the table at the top is a doll. Talk to the open space on the table next to it. There is a Nugget hidden there....

From: fozipmw

Duplicate a Master Ball using the "Unlimited Items" trick. Then, use the Master Balls on all the Pokemon that you do not have to quickly capture them....

From: longhorns28

Defeat the Elite Four, and at some point in the game, perform the "Unlimited items" trick. Go to the PC and look at the Pokemon League stats. The music will change and remain changed as long as your remain in the Pokecenter....

From: Apj777

Make a Pokemon run out of power points for a move it learned on its own. Then, store it in the PC, take it out, and heal it. One or more of its stats will be raised slightly....

From: Hihihi

Note: This trick requires a level 99 or less Pokemon, a Rare Candy, and a Max Potion. If a Pokemon faints, use the Rare Candy, then the Potion or Max Potion. Note: The battle must end before doing this trick....

From: pokemonranger

Step to the right of the door at the gym where you get the Volcano Badge. You should be on the edge of the water. Use Lapras or another Pokemon to SURF out into the water. Then, come back in and go to the door. The game will say that the door is locked. Look on the roof to find an old man....

From: enlolita

This trick is similar to the old man on roof trick. Go into Celadon City. Store your bike on the PC, then go to the building that leads to Cycling Road. When you try to go past the guard, he will tell you that no pedestrians are allowed on Cycling Road. While he is telling you this, look at the wall behind him. The old man will be on top of the wal...

From: flyboy

An easy way to earn experience for a weaker Pokemon is to put your lowest-level Pokemon at the top of your list. When a fight begins, it will be the first Pokemon released. Instead of fighting, just switch to a stronger Pokemon. The weaker Pokemon will share the experience from the battle without being put in any danger. This is a good way to make ...

From: scaddz2

When you go to the house with the group of casino machines, press B on the gambling people's backs to gain 10 to 20 coins each. You can get up to 120 coins this way....

From: sora7272

An Abra is hard to catch, but it is worth it. When your Pokemon are weak and you need to get to a Pokecenter quickly, press Start and choose Pokemon. A list of your Pokemon will appear. If you have Abra with you, choose him and select teleport. Note: You have to be outside first; use an escape rope if needed. It will take you directly to the last P...

From: chloe

Note: This trick requires another Game Boy and Pokemon game. Trade the Pokemon to be cloned, and have the other player get a Pokemon that he or she does not care about. Trade them, and make sure the player receiving the bad Pokemon can see the other player's screen. When the Game Boy that receives the good Pokemon's displays "Waiting", ge...

From: jasonaudy

Here is a great way to keep getting money even after beating all the trainers in the game. Keep betting the Pokemon league 4 and your rival repeatedly. You can beat them an unlimited number of times. This is also a useful to build levels quickly....

From: kyeperks

Ironically, the easiest way to the secret house is to use a Pokemon that knows SURF. Trade a friend (temporary or not) and enter the Safari Zone. Go straight up to the water and SURF across (stop and pick up the item on the "island"). When you reach the other side of the water, go up towards the left and through the opening. Then, go stra...

From: xcloudx

First, find a rare Pokemon such as a Mewtwo. Then, immediately before entering a battle with it, save the game. Now you can battle the Pokemon without worrying about not catching it. If you make a mistake and make it faint, stop and shut off the game. Then, turn on the game and use the continue option to restart just before the battle....

From: PokeGod

This trick requires the Blue version of the game, a super rod, and five badges. Go fishing in the Pokemon HQ building. To reach the building, use the path west of Viridian City (route 22). Once inside, some annoying gaurds will ask if you have certain badges. You will eventually reach an indoor pool/lake that must be crossed on a Pokemon that knows...

From: agonycheater

When you throw a Poke-ball hold A as it closes on the Pokemon. The Poke-ball will shut tighter, making it easier to catch the Pokemon. When using any kind of Poke-ball (except the Master Ball), enter a battle and prepare to throw it at a Pokemon. As soon as it appears, hold Up + B. The Ball will become a Master Ball and catch the Pokemon. Note: Thi...

From: Desmond Luseni

To catch Pokemon easily using any kind of ball (except the Master Ball), go into battle. Hold B as soon as you see the ball explode. If you hold the button just as the ball explodes and release it after you see the ball wobble a second time, you will have a good chance at catching a Pokemon....

From: levi

In order to block the move Swift, teach a Pokemon Substitute. Use it against a Pokemon that knows Swift. The opponent's attack will be taken by the substitute. Your Pokemon will remain unaffected....

From: Missy Missy

If one of your strong Pokemon gets poisoned during a battle, just keep using a move that can cause an instant K.O.. If you keep knocking out the opponent's Pokemon one after another, the poison will not work. Also, instead of pressing and holding the D-pad, tap it to take small steps....

From: bcfd

Use the following trick to get a Pokemon that knows Waterfall. Trade a water Pokemon from the Pokemon Red or Blue to Pokemon Gold or Silver. Teach it Waterfall. Trade it back to the Red or Blue version (notice how it allows you to bring it in the time machine). When you receive it, the Pokemon will know Waterfall. The move resembles a mix between S...

From: Adunning

Go into the fifth floor of the Silph Co. building in Saffron City. Go to the bottom of the screen to find a man standing next to a teleporter. Enter the teleporter to travel to another room. Get off the teleporter, then go in it again to return to the fifth floor. Go right to find a ball that looks like a Pokeball. Pick it up -- it should be a card...

From: diamarl1456

Stand in front of any statue of a gym and use the rod to catch Water Pokemon....

From: kentuckygirl

If you have a Pokemon that knows CUT (TM 01), cut down a tree, stand on the place where the tree was cut down, save the game, and turn it off. Turn the game back on, select "Continue" and press A when the game starts. Your character should be on a tree....

From: luckly520

You can catch evolved forms of rare Pokemon in the Unknown Dungeon (where you get Mewtwo). This includes Wigglytuff, Arbok, Sandslash, Venomoth, Kadabra, Parasect, Raichu, Hypno, Magneton, Dugtrio, Marowak, and Electrode....

From: sunsword

Walk into the Elite Four PokeCenter and go to the Elite Four. There is a door higher up on the screen if you move forward. You should now be in a room with Lorelei standing on a large platform with water around it. You can fish here for Pokemon, however the only thing that can be caught, even with the best rod, is Lvl. 15 Goldeen and Lvl. 5 Magikar...

From: fluffystuff

Place a level 5 Magikarp at the front of the lineup and allow Ditto transform into it....

From: sparkyuiop

To get this Pokemon, go to the top of Viridian City. Go to the old man and answer "No". Watch him catch a Weedle via a Pokeball. Then, Fly to Fuchsia City. SURF to Seafoam Islands and SURF up and down (while in the water) until Fearow appears....

From: paurnatstyday

Buy the Magikarp offered to you just before Mount Moon by entering the Pokemon Center. A fat man will ask you if you want a Magikarp for 500 dollars. Although it may seem like a bad price, it will be worth it later. Place Magikarp first in the list. When battling, switch Magikarp with your strongest Pokemon and finish off your opponent. Keep repeat...

From: MrGTAKing

Go to the Pokemon Center in Fuchsia City. Go left and keeping moving in that direction past Koga's Gym. Then, keep going up and find the Cycling Road Entrance House. Enter use the stairs to find Professor Oak's aide and a trainer. Talk to the trainer and he will give you a Lickitung if you have Slowbro....

From: kizeR

Trade a Meowth from the blue version of the game as soon as you catch it to a new red version game. Meowth will soon acquire the Payday attack. Although Meowth will be hard to control, you will be able to make a large amount of money from the Payday move when he does listen. Use this move on wild Pokemon because you will not be able to control Meow...

From: robin98557

To get Mankey, talk to the old man that tells you how to catch Pokemon. Then, go to the first patch of grass on the way to the Pokemon League. There are many Mankeys at that location....

From: Florida_Chick

Pikachu can be found in Viridian Forest on level 3. First, walk through the door that connects Pallet town and the Forest. Then, walk about three to seven steps north. Then, turn either right or left and keep going until you reach the trees (dodge trainers if needed). There will be a small grassy area here. Walk around in it for a while and you wil...

From: Shadowhunter

To get this Pokemon, go to the top of Viridian City. Go to the old man and answer "No". Watch him catch a Weedle via a Pokeball. Then, Fly to Fuchsia City. SURF to Seafoam Islands and SURF up and down (while in the water) until Sandslash appears. It should be at level 27 or 37....

From: bengy

When you are in a link battle and your opponent uses the weak rare candy trick on a Mewtwo, use an Electrode (have a two or so in your line-up). Attack Mewtwo until you are too weak to continue. Then, use Explosion and kill yourself to take out the Mewtwo....

From: icese

At the title screen, where it shows you holding a Pokeball and a Pokemon in the background, the Pokemon will change. When you press A on a Pokemon's picture, the battle cry it emits will be heard....

From: Danii

When using a two turn attack, use a sleep attack first. For example, if you have a Venasaur that can use Solar Beam, use a sleep attack such as Sleep Powder to put the other Pokemon to sleep. If it is still fast asleep, use the two turn attack. If not, use the sleep attack again....

From: mattress

Wild Pokemon of the same level are weaker than the same kind of Pokemon of the same level that you raised yourself. You can also select the moves that the Pokemon you learned (and forgotten) at an earlier level while wild Pokemon come "as is" with whatever moves are selected by the CPU. Having your Pokemon raised by the babysitter on Rout...

From: tristan

Use the following trick when playing the game on a Game Boy Color. Press Down + B + Select (as can be done with any classic Game Boy Game) to change the color scheme to match that found normally in the Red version of the game. Note: This does not change anything in the game except its appearance....

From: PagUnageLes

Go to Vermilion City. Go to the Pokemon Club. Talk to the Rapidash man. He will give you a Bike Voucher. Go to the bike shop in Cerulean City. Talk to the man at the counter. He will trade your Bike Voucher for a bike....

From: Sully

Buy a Pokedoll in Celadon Mart. Fly to Saffron City and enter the Copycat's house. Give her a pokedoll and will give you TM 31, which is Mimic....

From: Sweedie

While in the Power Plant next to Zapdos, go up and right. You will see two slots. The right one contains a PP up....

From: Sunnydee00

There are five moon stones for Nidorina, Nidorian, Clefairy and Jigglypuff. In upper left corner of Mt. Moon, first floor. At Mt. Moon, before the fossils, walk down to right and search the dead end. Go to Mt. Moon and just before you get to Super Nerd, there is a walkway on the right that is one space wide and four spaces long. Go to the end and p...

From: taigeshiskelt

The following Super Potions can be found before you have the Item Finder. A Super Potion is located immediately before you get to the Rock Tunnel. Use cut On the bush nearest to the entrance of the tunnel, then press A on the wall. Another Super Potion is directly behind Giovanni in that tape recorder-like object when you battle him under the Game ...

From: Sopranosbaby

Use a water type Pokemon and surf in the area above the gym. Surf up one space and look to the right. Press A to get Max Ether....

From: jrmswanson

Fly, or walk to Cerulean City. Go into the gym. When you enter, walk on the board walk and stand in front of any part of it. Get a Old, Good or Super Rod and you can fish....

From: ichigo_kurosaki

Look in the following locations to find Technical Machines. TM01: Mt. Moon, Celadon Dept. Store TM02: Celadon Dept. Store, Game Corner TM03: Silph Co. TM04: Route 4 TM05: Victory Road, Celadon Dept. Store TM06: Fuchsia Gym TM07: Game Corner TM08: S.S. Anne TM09: Saffron City, Celadon Dept. Store TM10: Game Corner TM11: Cerulean Gym TM12: Mt. Moon T...

From: Baby Boo

Look in the following locations to find Hidden Machines. HM01: S.S. Anne HM02: Route 16 HM03: Secret House HM04: Wardens House HM05: Route 2...

From: Zharlah

Look in the following locations to find Rare Candy. Mt. Moon: First Floor S.S Anne: Second Basement Celedon Game Corner: Third Basement Pokemon Tower: Sixth Floor Silph Co.: Tenth Floor Fuchsia City: Wardens House Power Plant: Upper Right Hand Corner Pokemon Mansion: Basement Victory Road: First Floor...

From: xx-marie-xx

Fish at the following locations to catch the indicated Pokemon. Pallet Town: Tentacool, Poliwag Viridian City: Tentacool, Poliwag Route:22: Goldeen, Poliwag Cerulean City, Routes 4, 24, 25: Goldeen, Psyduck, Krabby Vermilion City, Routes 6, 11: Shellder, Krabby Safari Zone: Psyduck, Krabby, Slowpoke, Dratini Celedon City, Routes 10: Poliwhirl, Slow...

From: sacheksrv

Abra: Same as Jigglypuff Aerodactyl: Fossil in Pewter Articuno: Seafoam Bellsprout: same as Oddish Bulbasaur: Celeraun City Caterpie: Forest Chansey: Safari Zone Charmander: Above Celeraun City Clefairy: mt. Moon Cubone: Safari Zone, Lavender Tower Dewgong: Seafoam Diglett: Diglett's Cave Ditto: Cinnabar Doduo: Bike Trail Dragonair: Safari Zone Dra...

From: james roberts

The following items can be purchased for the indicated prices. [Viridian City Pokemon Mart] Pokeball: 200 Antidote: 100 Paralyze Heal: 200 Burn Heal: 250 [Pewter City Pokemon Mart] Pokeball: 200 Potion: 300 Escape Rope: 550 Antidote: 100 Burn Heal: 250 Awakening: 200 Paralyze Heal: 200 [Cerulean City Pokemon Mart] Pokeball: 200 Potion: 300 Repel: 3...

From: shala264

Get any rod and go in to any gym and go up to the statue and use it and you should get a bite....

From: rocket-richard

To get a GOLEM without trading u need to go past nugget bridge and on ur left is a JR. trainer(male) and he says dont he saw ur feet from the grass. dont let him see u. Cross nugget bridge and go west until u bump into a wall. then walk down and as soon as u see the trainer described above, stop.Then walk back up 1 step, move east 1 step and walk d...

From: skybl4z3r

To get the diploma catch 150 Pokemon and go and see the designer in the mansion in Celedon City. He will then give you the diploma....

From: Heartl3ss

You may already know that Cut cuts down small trees to clear a path for yourself. If you use Cut while standing in a patch of grass, it will cut the grass so you won't encounter Pokemon in that spot. The grass is reset if you leave the area....

From: timmy

Glitches

Simply attempt to put your bike into the computer at any Pokemon Center. Instead of going in, you will have one in your bag and one in your computer as well....

From: jesse

First talk to the guy in Viridian City that tells you how to catch pokemon. Tell him you aren't in a hurry, and when he's done fly to Cinibar Island and use surf to surf on the half water half land shore area. When you run into Missingno run away. Your six item will have a random thing instead of a #. It is now duplicated. You can this glitch as ma...

From: crysiskey

To Re-board the S.S. Anne, have a Pokemon that knows Surf with you. Go to the guy who says "the ship set sail". You'll be diagnall from him. now go in front of him and save. Turn your GB off and back on. Use your SURF Pokemon and hold DOWN. You'll be SURFing on the guy. Press DOWN the after SURFing, and you should be in the ship....

From: MyGirL

The top floor of the Pokemon tower is blocked by the ghost of a Marowak, which can't be identified and defeated until you get the Silph Scope in Team Rocket's Hideout. Or apparently not, because if you use a Poke Doll item in this fight, with the Silph Scope or not, you'll escape the battle and Marowak will be defeated! With this trick, you can get...

From: viperG

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