In Pokémon, we have two main characters:

  • Red, who is the main protagonist on the manga and the first Pokémon games (Red, Blue and Yellow)
  • Ash, who is the main protagonist on the anime.

What are the differences between the two?

  • Good Q, never thought about it :) – thomaux Dec 14 '12 at 12:27
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    Red (in the game) is mute. He never talks.... ever. – кяαzєя Dec 14 '12 at 14:10
  • In Blue version, his name is Blue. Your rival is named Red. – David Starkey Nov 19 '13 at 15:55
  • @David I'm not speaking about the games. I'm speaking about the anime / manga. – Madara Uchiha Nov 19 '13 at 15:58
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    Ash CAN'T get rid of team rocket. They've fallen down GIANT pits, gotten to the bottom of the sea, and have fallen from they're balloon, like, a MILLION times, without dying! They are INVINCIBLE! – user6231 Jun 13 '14 at 16:44

There are lots!

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For starters, Red is character who just starred in manga/games, and manga created only after a TV series aired.

As a result, they decided to release two types of manga, one based on the show and one based on the games:

  • The manga based on games R/B/G/Y, called Pokémon Adventures, which continues the story until the third generation stages.
  • And manga based on the series, called Pokémon The Electric Of Pikachu!
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    That image looks like more for fun than about serious differences, apart from one or two facts in it. :P – Alenanno Dec 14 '12 at 12:33
  • B.T.W I prefer the Japanese version just because it is not censored. For example: real death appears much more realistic, And bigger b***s. :X i.imgur.com/erK2T.png i.imgur.com/8xkDh.png i.imgur.com/oTn5e.png Zombies! – Hashirama Senju Dec 14 '12 at 12:37
  • The image is mostly right, but referring to the first pokemon-movie, Ash had way more than 10 Pokémon :D. – looper Dec 14 '12 at 12:47
  • Didn't Ash catch like a bunch of Taurus lol. Btw thanks for this comment! I never knew about any manga based on the TV series. Going to read it right now! – Peter Raeves Jun 13 '14 at 19:59
  • @HashiramaSenju In the English scanlations Koga's arbok survived though. He regenerated himself and was just fine after that. – Peter Raeves Jul 7 '15 at 9:15

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