Chapter Select: Season 6, Episode 1 – Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen

Art inspired by the Pokémon Blue start screen, designed by Max Roberts

We want to be the very best; like no podcast ever was! Welcome to Season 6 of Chapter Select! It is time for us to catch them all as we tackle Pokémon. Hosts Max Roberts and Logan Moore go back to the original 151 to explore what kicked off this multi-billion dollar franchise. Is catching Pocket Monsters today as compelling as it was in 1998?

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Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen

  • Developer – Game Freak
  • Platforms – Game Boy (Game Boy Advance and Nintendo Switch)
  • Release Date – September 28, 1998 (Red and Blue)
    • September 9, 2004 (FireRed and LeafGreen)
    • November 16, 2018 (Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee!)
  • Game Directors – Satoshi Tajiri (R/B/Y) and Junichi Masuda (FR/LG/Let’s Go)
  • Producers – Shigeru Miyamoto, Takashi Kawaguchi, Tsunekazu Ishihara (R/B/Y)
    • Hiroyuki Jinnai, Takehiro Izushi, Hiroaki Tsuru (FR/LG)
    • Shigeru Ohmori, Hitoshi Yamagami, Akira Kinashi (Let’s Go)
  • Composer – Junichi Masuda

Metacritic – 81/100 (FireRed and LeafGreen) and 80/100 (Let’s Go)

This episode was originally recorded on May 30, 2022.


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Hosted by Logan Moore & Max Roberts

Art designed by Max Roberts.