Pokémon: Let’s Go is nearly here, and we get one more trailer before it’s launch. The trailer shows off many of the ways the games pay homage to the original generation of Pokémon games. And for the first time, they confirm the existence of Red, Blue, and even Green.
Pokémon: Let’s Go! stays largely faithful to the original Red, Blue, and Yellow — with some noted twists — but its historical nods to the series stretch even farther back. The game’s latest trailer, likely the last ahead of launch, reveals that the trainers Red and Blue appear, joined by fellow trainer Green for the first time.
I know what you’re thinking. “Colors?” Well, those aren’t technically colors, but names. In the first generation games, Red was the default name given to the protagonist of the game, the player. While Let’s Go has Red in it, the player will not play as them, but as their own, new character. They instead will one day fight against Red. Often confused for Ash, the games bear no canonical connection to the anime. Meaning your rival “Gary” is actually named Blue. And like so, he appears in the Let’s Go games as the rival once again.
Then there’s Green. This female character was let represented in the games. Present in concept art and imagery in the Japanese “Green version,” she’s more prevalent in the Manga series than anything. She also appears in the aforementioned trailer, though only for a split second. Her role in the upcoming game is unclear.
Pokémon: Let’s Go releases on Nintendo Switch on November 16.