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Pokémon Red and Blue/Unused Trainers

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This is a sub-page of Pokémon Red and Blue.

Trainer Classes


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Found at hexadecimal identifier 0xE3 is this unused trainer class which doesn't have any original sprite assigned to it, instead defaulting to the sprite used by the Scientist Trainer class given how it is the one which comes directly after it at (0xE4). Moreover, no rosters are programmed for this class, and no valid victory speeches are associated with it either.

Interestingly, the Japanese name of this trainer class is "シルフのチーフ", which translates to "Silph's Chief", revealing that the at one point in development the player was meant to battle Silph Co.'s president. It's then possible he was meant to be found in the Safari Zone, as unused text in this area makes mention of him hiding inside of it, although here he is referred to as "SILPH's manager" in the English localizations.

As revealed in the prototype asset leak, this class was originally meant to use what would eventually become Blaine's sprite, while Blaine had a totally different sprite featuring a design which was later reworked for his anime counterpart.

Prof. Oak

Pokemon oak.png

Found at hexadecimal identifier 0xE2 is this unused trainer class which uses the name and sprite of Professor Oak, although in Japanese his name appears as "オーキドせんせい" ("Ōkido-sensei"), rather than the normal "オーキドはかせ" ("Ōkido-hakase"). Unlike Chief, this class features three complete rosters, though no victory speech is programmed, and instead when defeated he will give whatever dialog that the Trainer you used to fight him says when defeated.

Based on his team and their levels, it's likely he was supposed to appear at the very end of the game, perhaps even after the battle against the champion, a concept later reused in Pokémon X and Y and Pokémon Sun and Moon.

The battle can be triggered with GameShark code 01E2D8CF, as well as via the "Ditto glitch" with the last Special stat in memory as 226, or even via the select button glitch in Japanese Red, Green, and Blue. Professor Oak can also be encountered, though without his appropriate roster, as a glitch Trainer while doing the Old Man glitch and having the MN symbol in the third, fifth, or seventh slots of the player's name.

Trainer Rosters

Generic Trainers

The following rosters and the trainers associated with them are never used at any point in the game.

Trainer Class Roster ID Party LV Team
Youngster 0D L17 Spearow Rattata Rattata Spearow
Bug Catcher 0C L18 Metapod Caterpie Venonat
Jr. Trainer♂ 06 L18 Diglett Diglett Sandshrew
Jr. Trainer♀ 04 L22 Bulbasaur
Super Nerd 06 L22 Koffing Magnemite Weezing
Super Nerd 07 L20 Magnemite Magnemite Koffing Magnemite
Super Nerd 08 L24 Magnemite Voltorb
Burglar 01 L29 Growlithe Vulpix
Burglar 02 L33 Growlithe
Burglar 03 L28 Vulpix Charmander Ponyta
Engineer 01 L21 Voltorb Magnemite
Gambler 06 L22 Onix Geodude Graveler
Beauty 0B L33 Weepinbell Bellsprout Weepinbell
Juggler 06 L33 Hypno
Tamer 06 L42 Rhyhorn Primeape Arbok Tauros
Bird Keeper 0C L39 Pidgeotto Pidgeotto Pidgey Pidgeotto
Bird Keeper 0D L42 Farfetch'd Fearow
Scientist 01 L34 Koffing Voltorb
Rocket 16 L26 Drowzee Koffing
Cooltrainer♂ 04 L45 Kingler Starmie
Cooltrainer♂ 06 L44 Ivysaur Wartortle Charmeleon
Cooltrainer♂ 07 L49 Nidoking
Cooltrainer♂ 08 L44 Kingler Cloyster
Cooltrainer♀ 04 L46 Vileplume Butterfree
Cooltrainer♀ 06 L45 Ivysaur Venusaur
Cooltrainer♀ 07 L45 Nidorina Nidoqueen
Cooltrainer♀ 08 L43 Persian Ninetales Raichu
Gentleman 04 L48 Primeape
Channeler 01 L22 Gastly
Channeler 02 L24 Gastly
Channeler 03 L23 Gastly Gastly
Channeler 04 L24 Gastly
Channeler 07 L24 Haunter
Channeler 0B L24 Gastly
Channeler 0D L24 Gastly
Channeler 0F L24 Gastly
(Source: Pokémon Red Disassembly Project)

Prof. Oak

The following teams are assigned to Professor Oak, and intended for the aforementioned unused fight against him. It is assumed the game would choose the team with the final evolution of the starter Pokémon that neither the player nor the rival chose. As such he would have had a Blastoise if the player picked Bulbasaur, a Venusaur if they picked Charmander, or a Charizard if they picked Squirtle.

Trainer Class Team
Prof. Oak L66 Tauros L67 Exeggutor L68 Arcanine L69 Blastoise L70 Gyarados
Prof. Oak L66 Tauros L67 Exeggutor L68 Arcanine L69 Venusaur L70 Gyarados
Prof. Oak L66 Tauros L67 Exeggutor L68 Arcanine L69 Charizard L70 Gyarados
(Source: Pokémon Red Disassembly Project)