Author’s Note: I’ve written out the plan for this story in full already, so I have most of what’s gonna happen in mind already, I just need to write the details. So that means I know that it flip flops between FRLG and RB rules and that it also flip flops between game style and anime style. Deal with it, I call it my artistic license.
By Blazaking EX
Chapter 1 - Oak's Lab
Chapter 2 - VS Red
Chapter 3 - Gift from Oak
Chapter 4 - Oak's Too Old
Chapter 5 - The Map
Chapter 6 - The First Gym
Chapter 7 - VS Red II
Chapter 8 - The Hunt
Chapter 9 - Bug Catchers and Bug Catching
Chapter 10 - The First Gym... Again
Chapter 11 - VS Brock Part 1
Chapter 12 - VS Brock Part 2
Chapter 13 - Mt. Moon
Chapter 14 - VS Misty Part 1
Chapter 15 - VS Misty Part 2
Chapter 16 - Nugget Bridge
Chapter 17 - VS Red III
Chapter 18 - Cut!
Chapter 19 - The Third Gym
Chapter 20 - VS Surge Part 1
Chapter 21 - VS Surge Part 2
Chapter 22 - VS Surge Part 3
Chapter 23 - VS Sailor Maxwell I
Chapter 24 - VS Red IV Part 1
Chapter 25 - VS Red IV Part 2
Chapter 26 - VS Sailor Maxwell II
Chapter 27 - Saffron City!
Chapter 28 - An Offer You Can't Refuse
Chapter 29 - The Fourth Gym
Chapter 30 - VS Sabrina Part 1
Chapter 31 - VS Sabrina Part 2
Chapter 32 - VS Sabrina Part 3
Chapter 33 - VS Sabrina Part 4
Chapter 34 - VS Sailor Maxwell III
Chapter 35 - The Fifth Gym
Chapter 36 - VS Erika Part 1
Chapter 37 - VS Erika Part 2
Chapter 38 - VS 'The Scientist'
Chapter 39 - Pokémon Tower
Chapter 40 - VS Red V Part 1
Chapter 41 - VS Red V Part 2
Chapter 42 - A New Challenge
Chapter 43 - Silph Sabotage! Part 1
Chapter 44 - Silph Sabotage! Part 2
Chapter 45 - Silph Sabotage! Part 3
Chapter 46 - VS 'The Scientist' II Part 1
Chapter 47 - VS 'The Scientist' II Part 2
Chapter 48 - Rival Arrival
Chapter 49 - VS Red VI Part 1
Chapter 50 - VS Red VI Part 2 (Landmark 50th Chapter Special!)
Chapter 51 - VS Red VI Part 3
Chapter 52 - Defeat and Retreat
Chapter 53 - Parting of Ways
Chapter 54 - The Sixth Gym
Chapter 55 - VS Koga Part 1
Chapter 56 - VS Koga Part 2
Chapter 57 - The Toughest Is Yet To Come
Chapter 58 - Surfs Up!
Chapter 59 - The Revival
Chapter 60 - The Mansion
Chapter 61 - The Seventh Gym
Chapter 62 - VS Blaine Part 1
Chapter 63 - VS Blaine Part 2
Chapter 64 - VS Blaine Part 3
Chapter 65 - Home again, home again
Chapter 66 - The Final Gym
Chapter 67 - VS Giovanni Part 1
Chapter 68 - VS Giovanni Part 2
Chapter 69 - VS Giovanni Part 3
Chapter 70 - VS Giovanni Part 4
Chapter 71 - Recovery
Chapter 72 - One Year Anniversary Special
Chapter 73 - VS Red VII Part 1
Chapter 74 - VS Red VII Part 2
Chapter 75 - VS Red VII Part 3
Chapter 76 - VS Red VII Part 4
Chapter 77 - Pokémon League
Chapter 78 - VS Lorelei Part 1
Chapter 79 - VS Lorelei Part 2
Chapter 80 - VS Lorelei Part 3/VS Bruno Part 1
Chapter 81 - VS Bruno Part 2
Chapter 82 - VS Bruno Part 3
Chapter 83 - VS Agatha Part 1
Chapter 84 - VS Agatha Part 2
Chapter 85 - VS Agatha Part 3
Chapter 86 - VS Agatha Part 4
Chapter 87 - VS Lance Part 1
Chapter 88 - VS Lance Part 2
Chapter 89 - VS Lance Part 3
Chapter 90 - VS Lance Part 4
Chapter 91 - VS Red VIII Part 1
Chapter 92 - VS Red VIII Part 2
Chapter 93 - VS Red VIII Part 3
Chapter 94 - VS Red VIII Part 4
Chapter 95 - VS Red VIII Part 5
Chapter 96 - Life After Loss
Chapter 97 - Reunions
Chapter 98 - Mission Briefing
Chapter 99 - The Training
Chapter 100 - The End
Basically, anyone who plays FRLG or RB plays from the point of view of Red. This story is that same storyline, but from the point of view of Blue. (Commonly referred to as Gary Oak, however, that is not his name.)
Blue woke to the sound of the phone ringing, he tumbled out of bed and made his way towards it.
“Ah, Blue, hello!” came the voice from the other end – it was Professor Oak, Blue’s grandfather.
“What is it, gramps?” asked Blue, “Why on earth are you calling so early?”
“That’s a good question…” mumbled Oak to himself, “I’m afraid I don’t remember! Oh! I wanted you to come down to my lab, Blue!”
“Right now? Why?”
“Oh, um, that’s right! No time to explain! I’ve got errands to run!”
And with that, Professor Oak hung up the phone. Blue sighed and changed from his pyjamas into his everyday clothes.
“It’s gonna be a long day…” he said to himself.
Blue walked out of his house and into the lab, but Oak was nowhere to be seen.
“Yo!” shouted Blue to one of Oak’s Aides, “You seen my gramps?”
“I’m afraid not, Blue,” replied the Aide, “He’s been gone for a while, I’m not sure where…”
“Right,” sighed Blue, “I’ll just wait here.”
Blue stood near Oak’s desk, when suddenly Red burst in the door.
Red. The bane of Blue’s life. Blue had lost his parents years ago, and Oak, his grandfather was all he and his older sister, Daisy had left, and Oak loved Red. He even remembered Red’s name a hell of a lot more than he remembered Blue’s! How hard is it to remember? It’s a freaking colour!
“Hey, Blue!” shouted Red.
Blue sighed to himself, “Yo Red!”, he finally answered with fake enthusiasm.
“Oak told me to meet him here, have you seen him?” asked Red.
“Gramps isn’t around,” answered Blue, ending the conversation.
“Ok, thanks, I’ll look somewhere else,” replied Red, smiling at Blue, trying to engage him, but Blue was not willing to be engaged, and just huffed. Red walked out of the lab, presumably in an effort to find Oak.
How could he invite Red too? For once, Blue had thought he was going to get some quality time with his grandfather, but no, once again, Red butts in! Blue hated that Oak blatantly loved Red so much more than him. Blue stewed in his own rage for a few minutes when Oak entered the lab and walked up to him, with Red in tow.
“Gramps!” shouted Blue, at the top of his voice, as soon as the deaf old man was within hearing distance, “I’m fed up with waiting!”
“Blue?” postulated Oak to himself, clearly having forgotten about Blue altogether… perhaps he had forgotten who he was, apparently Red had had to remind Oak what Blue’s name was… Typical…
“Did you invite him here for the same reason as me, Professor?” asked Red.
“Oh, that’s right, I told you to come!” exclaimed Oak, “Just wait!”
Oak and Red walked up to where Blue was standing. Oak gestured towards a table which has three Poké Balls on it.
“Here, Red, there are three Pokémon here!” Oak shouted to Red, ignoring Blue completely… again.
“There are three Pokémon where?” asked Red.
“Haha!” Oak laughed, “They are inside the Poké Balls!”
“I didn’t know you had any Pokémon, Professor!” exclaimed Red.
“When I was young I was a serious Pokémon trainer!” boasted Oak, he then paused thoughtfully, “In my old age I have only three left, but you can have one!”
There was silence for a moment, broken by Red saying, “Which one?”
“Choose!” came the answer, with an unnecessary volume from Oak’s senile mouth.
That was it… Oak was Blue’s grandfather, shouldn’t he be getting some preferential treatment for once? What the hell was this?
“Hey! Gramps!” Blue complained, “What about me?”
“Be patient!” chided Oak angrily, he then paused thoughtfully again and turned to face Blue, continuing his speech with more peace and reverence, “Blue, you can have one too!”
Then Red walked towards the table, he picked up one of the Balls.
“So you want the plant Pokémon, Bulbasaur?” Oak asked as soon as Red touched the Ball.
“Uh…” answered Red, “Yeah… Yes please.”
Blue rushed to the table as soon as Red had picked, assuming it was his turn now. There was at least some advantage in picking after Red – he could pick a Pokémon that Red’s one was weak against.
Now… Fire is weak against Water… Water is weak against Grass… and Grass, like Red’s Bulbasaur is weak against… That’s it! Fire!
Blue hastily grabbed the fire Pokémon, Charmander from the table, “I’ll take this one then,” he said smugly as he picked it up.
“Alright, cool,” replied Red, “I’ll see you later Blue, thank you, Professor, see you soon!”
Red began to head out of the lab, but Blue couldn’t let him go that easily, he had to embarrass him first – for getting to pick before him!
“Wait, Red!” shouted Blue, “Let’s check out our Pokémon!”
“What?” questioned Red, “What do you mean?”
“Come on,” answered Blue, “I’ll take you on!”