Red is the player-character Pokémon trainer that first appeared in the orignal Pokémon Red and Blue, and Yellow, as well as the remakes FireRed and LeafGreen. He is a young boy from Pallet Town who sets off on a journey to defeat the eight Gym Leaders of the Kanto region. Along the way, he faces opposition from his childhood friend and rival Blue, and takes down the criminal organization Team Rocket. He eventually defeats the Elite Four and Blue one final time to become Champion of the Indigo League.
Three years later, as depicted in Pokémon Gold and Silver, as well as Crystal and the remakes HeartGold and SoulSilver, Red seems to have stepped down as Indigo League Champion, with Lance taking his place. He often trains in isolation on the highest point of Mt. Silver, where the new protagonist, Ethan/Kris/Lyra can challenge him and his powerful Pokémon team. Red is the strongest trainer that can be battled in the game.
Red's most recent appearance is in Pokémon Black 2 and White 2. While visiting Unova, Red enters the Pokémon World Tournament in the Champions Tournament, where he can be challenged by Nate/Rosa.
- Pikachu Lv. 81
- Espeon Lv. 73
- Snorlax Lv. 75
- Venusaur Lv. 77
- Charizard Lv. 77
- Blastoise Lv. 77
- Pikachu Lv. 88
- Lapras Lv. 80
- Snorlax Lv. 82
- Venusaur Lv. 84
- Charizard Lv. 84
- Blastoise Lv. 84
Black 2/White 2
- Pikachu Lv. 50
- Lapras Lv. 50
- Snorlax Lv. 50
- Venusaur Lv. 50
- Charizard Lv. 50
- Blastoise Lv.50
- Meganium Lv. 50-100
- Feraligatr Lv. 50-100
- Typhlosion Lv. 50-100
- Jolteon Lv. 50-100
- Scizor Lv. 50-100
- Tauros Lv. 50-100
- Raikou Lv. 50-100
- Entei Lv. 50-100
- Suicune Lv. 50-100
- Dragonite Lv. 50-100
- Snorlax Lv. 50-100
- Espeon Lv. 50-100
Super Smash Bros. Series
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Red is a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, under the name "Pokémon Trainer". Red doesn't fight directly, but instead stands in the background while commanding his team of Squirtle, Ivysaur, and Charizard; the Kanto region's starting Pokémon at varying levels of evolution.
- Down special move [down and B] – Switch Pokemon
- Finale Smash [with Smash Ball hold B] – Triple Finish
Charizard is a fire-type Pokémon and is the last evolution of the Kanto starter Pokémon, Charmander. Charizard is the only one of the Trainer's Pokémon that can fly and is probably Red's strongest Pokémon.
- Standard special move [hold B] – Flamethrower
- Side special move [left or right B] – Rock Smash
- Up special move [up B] – Fly
Squirtle is a water-type Pokémon and is a Kanto starter Pokémon. Squirtle boasts one of the best recoveries on the game with Waterfall. Squirtle is Red's only Pokémon in its first stage of evolution.
- Standard special move [hold B] – Water Gun
- Side special move [left or right] – Withdraw
- Up special move [up B] – Waterfall
Ivysaur is a grass-type Pokémon and is the first evolution of the Kanto starter, Bulbasaur. Ivysaur uses quick and light attacks such as Vine Whip which cause light damage with each hit but makes up for that with the speed of its attacks; Vine Whip and Razor Leaf can land up to 10 blows at a time.
- Standard special move [hold B] – Bullet Seed
- Side special move [left or right] – Razor Leaf
- Up special move [up B] – Vine Whip
The Pokémon Trainer's Final Smash is a team attack in which all three of his Pokémon go on the attack simultaneously.