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

Boxshot & Details
Pokemon Red
  • Developer: Game Freak
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Genre: Role-Playing Console-style RPG
  • Release: Sep 30, 1998
  • ESRB: Everyone

Game Codes

In-game reset

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

Princess, Nov 17, 2006

Game Hints

Red version Pokemon

The following Pokemon are only found in the Red version of the game.

Ekans/Arbok
Mankey/Primeape
Oddish/Gloom/Vileplume
Growlithe/Arcanine
Scyther
Electabuzz

pringles08, Nov 17, 2006

Recommended starting Pokemon

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 with Electricity types, but will not do great with its own type and Poison. It would do well against Psychic and bad against Fire types. It does well in the eighth gym.

Charmander will not do very well with Rock or Water types. However, it will do well with Electricity and destroy Grass and Poison types. It does well with Psychic and average with Fire. It does not do very well in the last gym.

masrur, Nov 17, 2006

Missingno Pokemon

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 outside and move to the far right side of the building. Then, SURF up and down the side of the island while half on land and half in the water. Keep surfing until challenged by a glitch that resembles a microchip or barcode. He is part bird and part water type and starts on level 80. Note: Obtaining Missingno can keep the game from continuing correctly, including preventing linked battles, and other bad effects. It is recommended that Missingno be released unless you are just experimenting with the game.

steppie03, Nov 17, 2006

Unlimited items

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 item. Note: Obtaining Missingno can keep the game from continuing correctly, including preventing linked battles, and other bad effects. It is recommended that Missingno be released unless you are just experimenting with the game.

Rubyz, Nov 17, 2006

Unlimited money

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 Corner. Go inside and talk to the man at the counter, who is on the right of the counter. He will ask you if you need coins. Say yes. He will give you 50 coins. Continue until you have about 7,000 coins. Now you can buy any item or Pokemon in the Prize Exchange house.

balotlino, Nov 17, 2006
More Hints

Game Glitches

An Extra Bike

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.

jesse, Nov 17, 2006

Get about 150 of your sixth item (Great for master ball and rare candy)

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 many times as you want. *!*You can also use this trick to catch rarer pokemon like Starmie or Taurus and sometimes one of the 1st three (the wil usually have insanely high levels so I recomend a master ball, after all you should have a lot of them!)

crysiskey, Nov 17, 2006

Re-board the S.S. Anne

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.

MyGirL, Nov 17, 2006

Skip Marowak fight

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 to the top floor and save Mr. Fuji and get the Poke Flute without ever going into Team Rocket's hideout.

viperG, Nov 17, 2006

Game Walkthroughs

Added: 06-02-2014
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