This article is about the protagonist of the first generation of Pokémon. For other uses of Red, see Red (disambiguation).

Sun Moon Red
Artwork from Pokémon Sun & Moon



Oldest version

MGSSJ2's version (2009)

Newest version

MGSSJ2's version (2009)



Red (known as Pokémon Trainer in Super Smash Bros. Brawl) is a red-clothed, 11 year old Pokémon Trainer from the Kanto region, who is the playable character of the original Pokémon games, Pokémon Red and Blue, their remakes, Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, and Super Smash Bros. Brawl, though it's his Pokémon that do the actual fighting.

In Pokémon Red and Blue and Pokémon Yellow: Special Pikachu Edition, Red is the sole playable character, who travels the Kanto region catching Pokémon and collecting the 8 gym badges necessary to challenge the Elite Four at the Indigo Plateau and become the Champion of the Kanto region. During his travels, he repeatedly encounters Blue, his childhood rival, who manages to become the Champion before he can, while simultaneously encountering and defeating Team Rocket and their boss, Giovanni. In the remakes Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, his role is the same, except he is now one of two possible playable characters, the other being Leaf. In Pokémon Gold and Silver, Pokémon Crystal, and Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, he appears at the top of Mt. Silver, acting as the true final boss of the games. He appears again in Black 2 and White 2, where he appears as one of the opponents in the Pokémon World Tournament. His latest appearance in Sun and Moon has him as a young adult visiting the Alola region along with his longtime rival Blue, both of which are opponents at the Battle Tree. He also appears in Super Smash Bros. Brawl under the name Pokémon Trainer, in which he sent out and retrieved the Kanto starter Pokémon in different evolutionary stages.

In M.U.G.E.N, Red has been made by MGSSJ2 under the name of Pokemon Trainer, which is inspired on his appearance in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

MGSSJ2's version

Poktrai Idle

It seems that this character is based on his appearance in Super Smash Bros. Brawl but it isn't. His Pokémon lacks jump and block, but they can easily perform combos without giving opponents a chance to attack, and his A.I. sometimes doesn't switch Pokémon which makes opponents unable to defeat him normally.

Generation I Pokémon AlakazamBeedrillBellsproutBulbasaurCharizardCharmanderCharmeleonDiglettDittoDoduoFlareonGastlyGengarGyaradosHaunterJigglypuffJolteonKoffingMagikarpMagnemiteMagnetonMarowakMewtwo (Mega Y) • MukNidokingOmanyteOnixPikachuPsyduckRaichuSnorlaxSquirtleWeepinbellWeezingWigglytuff
Generation II Pokémon ChikoritaCyndaquilEnteiFeraligatrHeracrossLugiaScizorTyranitarUmbreonWobbuffet
Generation III Pokémon BlazikenBreloomDeoxysFlygonGardevoirKyogreMawileMiloticRayquazaRegiceRegisteelSceptileTorchicZangoose
Generation IV Pokémon ArceusDarkraiDialga & PalkiaGalladeGarchompGiratinaGlaceonLucarioMismagiusPachirisuPorygon-ZRampardosRioluRotom
Generation V Pokémon AudinoChandelureDurantKlinklangKyuremLilligantMienshaoOshawottScolipedeSolosisStunfiskZoroark
Generation VI Pokémon ChespinClauncherGreninjaHonedgeSylveon
Humans & Misc. Pokémon Characters GhostMayMissingNo.Red
Stages Bellchime TrailClash of the Weather TrioGateway ColosseumGlitch CityGroudon, Kyogre, and Rayquaza BattleHill of the AncientsKalos Pokémon LeagueMareep GrasslandMt.CoronetOutskirt StandPokemon CenterPokémon 3DPokémon StadiumRoute 7 - Riviere WalkRuins of AlphSpear PillarThe Meeting PlaceType Wild - Field