Cool 'Pokemon: Red and Blue' Hack Lets You Play as a Girl

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A clever fan has created a hack for the original Pokemon: Red and Blue game that lets the gamer use a female player character, Kotaku reports. Twitter user mahoushoujorose is behind the hack. Kotaku has a video of it in action below:

This hack is especially interesting because early concepts for Red and Blue(Red and Green in Japan) did include a female player character. You can see her in some of the art:

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A character apparently based off her is present in the Pokemon Adventures manga, where she's known as "Green" ("Blue" in Japan).

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But she didn't make it to the final game. It wasn't until Pokemon Crystal in 2001 that players got a female character option. However, when Pokemon: Red and Blue was remade as Pokemon: FireRed and LeafGreen, it featured a female player option that is likely based on this character. She was referred to as "Leaf".

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Long story short, this hack is actually probably true to some original concepts for the game. So while it may seem like just a small change to some, it's pretty cool. A page detailing more about it is here.

What do you think of the hack?

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