Pokémon: FireRed Version
Game Boy Advance
Pocket Monsters: FireRed
|Platform||Game Boy Advance|
|Patching Information||No Special Requirements|
|Game Date||29 January 2004|
|Release Date||07 October 2021|
|Last Modified||07 October 2021|
After finishing Ruby and Sapphire, Game Freak realized that not every Pokemon could be captured in the game anymore since these were no longer compatible with the previous two generations. And so from that came FireRed and LeafGreen, faithful and complete remakes of the original Red/Blue/Green versions. Because these games were remade from scratch on the GBA games’ engine, nearly every single bug the original had was fixed up and the visuals get a very noticeable update. There are also the added features of the past two generations of Pokemon which means hold items, running, new moves and movesets (in exchange for the existing TMs, tutors around the region teach you some moves from the originals), female protagonist choice, all that stuff. The game was also noticeably changed to be easier in some ways (for example you can catch a Mankey before Brock and Charmander can learn Metal Claw, making him a breeze with any starter). There is the addition of the Sevii Islands; a set of new areas for both towards the end and at postgame that enable Pokemon from the Johto region to be captured. This is also the first game to include the VS Seeker, a key item that allows you to challenge almost every minor trainer in the game again.
It’s not all shiny and cool however; though FR/LG are major improvements Game Freak had a weird notion of what in this game should be updated and what shouldn’t. A boatload of all-but-needless tutorial functions were put in these remakes, and there are some odd regressions from previous installments like the trainer not turning to face an opponent when challenged, newer evolutions being completely barred until postgame, censoring of Gamblers to Gamers, and no internal clock (meaning no berry growing, though you can find these as hidden items in darker patches of grass or trade them over from another game).
However these flaws are all minor, FR/LG is a straight and complete upgrade from the originals in almost every way.
Despite the popularity of Pokémon in Latin America, there is not an exclusive translation of Pokémon games for that territory, first receiving the video game in English and then inheriting the translation from Spain, which contains very different terms from those used within the franchise in Latin America.
This new version of Pokémon FireRed is 100% translated exclusively for Latin America.
- 100% Neutral Spanish Translation (Latino)
- The attacks and terms of the dubbed anime in Mexico are respected
- More than 3000 dialogues were modified
- Translation errors of the original version were corrected
- It is possible to battle and trade Pokémon with official versions without any problem
- You can catch Mew behind the truck
- It includes several surprises (Easter Eggs) that complement and enrich the story.
ROM / ISO Information:
- Database match: Pokemon - Edicion Rojo Fuego (Spain)
- Database: No-Intro: Game Boy Advance (v. 20210227-023848)
- File/ROM SHA-1: AB8F6BFE0CCDAF41188CD015C8C74C314D02296A
- File/ROM CRC32: 9F08064E
|Contributor||Type of contribution||Listed credit|