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Red is the main protagonist of the Pokemon anime and games.

This young man is perhaps the most iconic human character of the series. An 11-year old from Pallet Town who used to be the best of friends with a boy named Blue. At the start of Pokémon Red and Blue, Red and Blue are given a task by Professor Oak, Blue's grandfather and the local expert on Pokémon: to travel around the Kanto region and capture all 150 known Pokémon to complete the Pokédex, a device that records data on Pokémon encountered and captured.

In the AWA fics, Red is a student at the AWA Academy and is part of Class 4.

In the XP4 fics, Red debuted in the XP4 Heroes Coalition - Neo-City Diaries.


Red wears a red and white shirt, blue jeans, red and white sneakers and a redesigned red and white cap along with a yellow sling bag.


Red is a cheerful and determined trainer, who wants to capture all the Pokémon to complete his Pokédex for Prof. Oak.

XP4 Fanfics

Red is a member of the Heroes Coalitions and is part of the Dream Team. He also attends the Vanguard Academy as a student.

XP4 Heroes Coalition - Neo-City Diaries

In Chapter 5, Red is seen alongside Mato Kuroi, Taro Yamada, Dac, Karizza Stronghold, Sakura Kinomoto, Kaoru Matsubara, Maya Sparrow, Haru Glory, Shana, Sylvia van Hossen and Erena Reese are seen gathered inside the training area in the Training Facility. They all wonder about the decreased members in their group when Vegeta arrives and revealed that a lot of trainees drops out, much to their shock. Later, Son Goku arrives and reassured everyone that training goes on, Goku then ordered everyone to do a 500 laps, much to their dread and annoyance, Goku then minimized it to 20 laps.

In Chapter 6, Red is mentioned by Regan Bladeworks.

In Chapter 8, Red is seen having a conversation with Taichi "Tai" Yagami at the courtyard of the Vanguard Academy.

In Chapter 9, Red is seen working in a Pokemon-themed cafe somewhere in Neo-City while spinning an arrow sign.

In Chapter 12, Red, alongside Haru Glory, Leon Kuwata and Mondo Oowada, are seen running around the tracks in the Training Camp.

In Chapter 14, Red, alongside Haru Glory and Tucker Noble, witnessed Wesley Bryans getting knocked out by a ball before taking him to the infirmary. He then witnessed once more Wesley getting knocked out by a ball, courtesy of Dan Mandel.

In Chapter 19, Red met the new recruits Eddy Skipper McGee, Marcus "The Kane" McGee, Eddward Marion "Double D, Edd" Smith, Edwin Horace "Ed" Williams and Rolf Yrmi. During the training session with the Scout, Red, alongside Ed and Jake Long, are seen climbing a wall only for them to fall on the other side with the wall falling on top of the Scout. Later that night and after a whole day of training, Red took part of the little get-together at the training facility's cafeteria.


Red is a very skilled Pokemon Trainer.


  • Red alongside Charizard are the first characters from Pokemon to be introduced in the AWA fics.
  • Red caught more Pokémon than any other character from any Pokémon anime, having a record total of 150 captures.
  • It is interesting to note that the Mega Stones that Red uses are introduced in the sixth generation, where there are 719 Pokémon. However, due to the fact that the generation that Red is mainly from Generation I only has 151 Pokémon, Red has "caught" all of the Pokemon (with the exception of Mew).
  • Red's name means "One with red hair".


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