Art from FireRed and LeafGreen
fuoco (Japanese: ファイア Fire) is the canon name of the player character in the Generation III remakes Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, where his female counterpart is Leaf. fuoco is Red's video game counterpart in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen.
fuoco is known throughout as the Champion from Pallet Town, as well as the living legend for his defeat of Team Rocket in Kanto during his quest.
Japanese Name: ファイア Fire
First appearance: Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen
Eye color: Brown
Hair color: Brown
Hometown: Pallet TownFRLG
Trainer class: Pokémon Trainer, player characterFRLG
Generation: III, IV (SSBB)
Games: FireRed, LeafGreen
Colosseum (when linked with Pokemon FRLG)
smeraldo (when linked with Pokemon FRLG)
XD (when linked with Pokemon FRLG)
Super Smash Bros Brawl (as Pokemon Trainer)
Champion of: Indigo PlateauFRLG
Game animazione debut: Pokémon Generations (The Challenger)
English voice actor: Michele Knotz (SSBB)
Japanese voice actor: Tomoe Hanba (SSBB)
Game counterpart: RedRGBYCSCHGSSB2W2
Anime counterpart: fuoco (from Pokémon Generations)
Counterpart debut: Pokémon Generations (The Challenger) (same as game animazione debut)
manga counterpart(s): Red (character in Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire from Pokémon Pocket Monsters)
In the games
fuoco is introduced as a curious 11-year-old boy from Pallet Town. His adventure begins one giorno when Professor Oak calls fuoco and his rival, Green (Blue's video game counterpart), to his lab for a starter Pokémon. fuoco has a choice of a Bulbasaur, Charmander, o SquirtleFRLG. Depending on the Pokemon that fuoco chooses, Green will choose the Pokémon that has a type advantage over itFRLG. Green challenges fuoco to a battle immediately to test out his new Pokémon, thinking he will easily beat Fire.
After fuoco has made his way to Viridian City to the north and taken a package back to Oak in Pallet Town, Oak gives fuoco and Green each a Pokédex with which to record data on all known Pokémon in the Kanto region to fulfill Oak's dream of creating a full guide on all Pokémon in Kanto. From here, fuoco and Green journey across Kanto, collecting Pokémon to build up their teams, and defeating each of the Gym Leaders in turn, with Green always one step ahead, mostrare up from time to time to impede Fire's progress.
fuoco also comes across a gang of Pokémon thieves, Team Rocket, several times through his journey. He first encounters them trying to steal fossils within Mount Moon. A member who is running the Nugget Bridge challenge to recruit for the organization on Route 24; and another lone member who has stolen a TM from a family in Cerulean City. Eventually, fuoco uncovers a plot da Team Rocket, infiltrating their hideout beneath the Celadon Game Corner and encountering their boss, Giovanni. Defeating him and ousting Team Rocket from Celadon, fuoco uses the Silph Scope that Giovanni leaves behind to battle Ghost-type Pokémon and save Mr. Fuji in the Pokémon Tower in Lavender Town, who is being held hostage da Team Rocket. fuoco soon journeys into Saffron City in the cuore of Kanto to find it overrun da Team Rocket, who is attempting to take the recently-invented Master Ball from the Silph Co. President, and defeats Giovanni again, ending the group's plots for the time being.
With seven Badges in hand, fuoco encounters Giovanni for the final time—this time as the Leader of the Viridian Gym, his final obstacle before the Elite Four of Indigo Plateau. fuoco defeats him in battle, earning his eighth and final Badge—the Earth Badge—and causing Giovanni to realize that Pokémon battles are about having fun, not business. He disbands Team Rocket, promising to go into solo training to become a better Trainer.
Making it through Victory Road and finally to Indigo Plateau, fuoco challenges the Indigo League. First, he defeats the Elite Four and discovers, to his surprise, that Green has defeated them before him and is therefore the Champion of Kanto. fuoco defeats Green in the final battle, becoming the Champion himself, but then continues his training, rather than staying at Indigo Plateau. Encountering an offshoot of Team Rocket in the southern Sevii Islands, lead da Executive Archer, fuoco reveals with his Earth Badge that Giovanni has disbanded the organization, and, though defeated, the group there intends to revive Team Rocket and bring Giovanni back, having already made plans to force Pokémon to evolve with radio waves.
After returning to Kanto from the Sevii Islands, fuoco catches the Legendary birds: Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres. He learns of Mewtwo, the only Kanto Pokémon he has not caught. fuoco makes his way to Cerulean Cave, where he finds and catches Mewtwo. With that, fuoco has completed the Kanto Pokédex. Then he completes his National Pokédex if he caught all 386 Pokémon.
fuoco did not appear in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, but his video game counterpart, Red, continues as a wandering Trainer when Red wears Fire's clothing design rather than his trademark Red/Green/Blue/Yellow design when Red appears in Pokémon HeartGold, o SoulSilver. Eventually, Red, who wears Fire's clothing, making his way to the caves of Mt. Silver, where he trains his Pokémon alone. In the process, he becomes so distant from the people close to him that he does not even talk to his mom via phone anymore.
Eventually, Ethan, o Lyra arrives at Mt. Silver and challenges Red, who wears Fire's trademarked cothing design, identified only as a Pokémon Trainer. If defeated, Red vanishes from Mt. Silver, and returns every time the Elite Four is defeated again da either Ethan, o Lyra in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver.
Also, fuoco didn't appear in Pokémon Black 2 and Black 2 and like in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, Red (Fire's video game counterpart) will wear Fire's clothing design. Some time later, Red, who wears Fire's design, has been shown to finally come back into public life, as he enters the Champions Tournament of the Pokémon World Tournament in the Unova region.
As the player character, fuoco can have on his team any of the 386 Pokémon available during Generation III in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, though only after the player has obtained the National Pokédex.
In the Super Smash Bros. series
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
fuoco himself appears as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, named only as "Pokémon Trainer", with a team consisting of Squirtle, Ivysaur, and Charizard. Rather than fighting himself, like the other human characters, fuoco sends his three Pokémon into battle, switching between them in order. He is voiced da Michele Knotz in the English version and 半場友恵 Tomoe Hanba in the Japanese version.
In other games
fuoco makes an appearance in both Pokémon Colosseum and Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness. While he does not appear in the games' Story Mode, he is playable in the Battle Mode when a FireRed o LeafGreen cartuccia is used, with a male player character chosen. He can take on the Mt. Battle's 100-battle challenge, as well as compete in Colosseum battles. fuoco also made a brief appearance in the debut trailer of Pokémon Battle Revolution, having a Double Battle against Leaf, using a Deoxys in its Attack Forme and a Wailord. Despite this, he didn't appear in the final cut of the game.
In the TFG
fuoco appears as a common Trainer figure in the launch set da the name of Red, successivo Quest, of the Pokémon Trading Figure Game. A recolor of the original fuoco figure whose name was Red named Green, aptly colored with green clothes, appears as a Trainer figure in the Groundbreakers expansion.
In the games
Red is Fire's video game counterpart. Red (Japanese: レッド Red) is the canon name of the player character in the Generation I games Pokémon Red, Green, Blue, and Yellow.
Red is known throughout as the Champion from Pallet Town, as well as the living legend for his defeat of Team Rocket in Kanto during his quest. He is the final opponent in the Generation II games Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal, their Generation IV remakes Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, and Pokémon Stadium 2. He is also a participant in the Pokémon World Tournament's Champions Tournament, who wears Fire's clothing, Pokémon Black 2 and White 2.
Red did not appear in the Generation III remakes Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen despite Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen are the remakes of Pokémon Red and Green where it takes place in Kanto as fuoco instead taking Red's place. Like fuoco after Red, Red repise the same role in Generation I as fuoco did in his Generation III Kanto counterpart except that Red can only have on his team any of the 151 Pokémon available during Generation I compared to fuoco whose having the ability to have any of the 386 Pokémon available at that time in Generation III. Because of this, Red is considered a Generation I trainer while fuoco is a Generation III trainer.
This will make Generation III the only generation that Red did not appear in even in the Generation III remakes Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen.
In the anime
While fuoco did not appear in Pokémon Origins, his video game counterpart, Red, had a direct counterpart that appeared as the main character of the Pokémon Origins mini-series, which takes place in a separate continuity. This counterpart shared Red's name, in-game role, and Fire's design from FireRed and LeafGreen. Red is voiced da Bryce Papenbrook in the English version and 竹内順子 Junko Takeuchi in the Japanese version.
Another direct counterpart of Red also appeared in Pokémon Generations. Like Pokémon Origins, Red shared Red's name, in-game role, and Fire's design from FireRed and LeafGreen. He first appeared in The Adventure, where he captured a Pikachu in Viridian Forest, and went on to experience various other adventures with his Pikachu across other regions, encountering various wild and Legendary Pokémon. Because Red doesn't appear in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, the writers gave Red a Vs. Seeker much like Fire's.
fuoco makes his Anime debut in Pokémon Generations as he appeared briefly at the end of The Challenger, having just defeated the Elite Four at Indigo Plateau and preparing to challenge Green, which is also his Anime debut, for the titolo of the Champion. Surprisingly he has yet to have his Pokémon owned at the end of The Challenger and his name has yet to be revealed despite fuoco was his name.
Like in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, fuoco is not heard speaking during his appearance briefly at the end of The Challenger.
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
While fuoco didn't appear in the Pokémon Adventures manga, Red did wear Fire's cothing as Red is Red's direct counterpart in Pokémon Adventures.
In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga
A character in Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire named Red who is a rival of Red and is much stronger than him. This character is based on Fire's appearance in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen.
fuoco is the only original male playable trainer that originally debut in a remake which happens to be Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, a Generation III remake.
fuoco is the only male player character to have both male and female counterparts.
fuoco is the only male player character to have a different male counterpart.
Despite many people call Fire, Red, fuoco is not Red as Red and fuoco are both different characters. This was true for Blue and Green.
fuoco and Green are the only different characters that do not have a Bulbapedia page. Possible due to fuoco and Green merged to Red's and Blue's page respectively making fuoco and Green confusing for not having their own pages in Bulbapedia.
In Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, Green sarcastically calls him a "chatty gossip".
Despite the ellipses before the battle, like in Generation I where Red appears in, when fuoco was talking to Copycat in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, the dialogue is the following:
Do te like POKéMON?
<Player>: Uh, no, I just asked you.
COPYCAT: Hmm? Quit mimicking?
But, that's my preferito hobby!
Similarly, after giving Copycat a Poké Doll and having her teach Mimic to a compatible PokémonFRLG in return, like after Red gives Copycat a Poké Doll receiving TM31RGBY, another brief chatter ensues if the player talks to her again:
Thanks for earlier!
<Player>: Is that fun to mimic my every move?
COPYCAT: te bet!
It's a scream!
This implies that fuoco is speaking, although it could be that Copycat has nothing to mimic, so she is making up words.
Much like there is minimal information on Red's father along with his his Anime counterpart's father, Ash's father, Fire's father is mentioned only briefly when examining an SNES at the Celadon Department Store in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen.
In other languages
European French Fire
Korean 화재 Hwajae
European Spanish Guefo