Pokemon PS: The First Journey & Red’s Journey West

Pokemon PS: The First Journey

Download Pokemon PS: The First Journey RPGXP FanGame

Pokemon PS: The First Journey is an RPGXP FanGame by AenaonDusky made using Pokemon Essentials & RPG Maker XP. It is now available to download in English and It was last updated on September 19, 2023.

  • Creator: AenaonDusky
  • Version: 10.1
  • Updated:  September 19, 2023
  • Length: 6-8 hours, Oak’s part, 6-9 hours Red’s part

The game has received a huge update! Version 10 is out now!

PS: The First Journey

A swan song to the older generations who started with the originals, and a novel, thrilling, emotional story for the newer generations!!


Experience “Generation 0” where it all began – witness Professor Oak’s first journey across the Kanto Region – and after you are done, follow Red’s Journey to Johto, 40 years later, in search of a very important person!

Two adventures in one! Instead of a traditional postgame, you’ll get to experience a new story, throughout a challenging Johto, in the shoes of the (second) strongest Trainer in the world! Follow Red’s Journey to redemption after a devastating and humiliating loss to Ethan (Gold). Witness his transformation from loneliness to maturity, as he traverses Johto together with a cast of familiar characters.

For details about the post-game (Red’s Journey West) visit their official thread on RelicCastle


1947 Kanto is a region that is quickly developing. The term “trainer” is very new, with most persons in the animal industry referring to themselves as “tamers.” They fight for money, have the right to catch another Pokémon from Tamer if they win, and generally cause a great deal of pain to the residents.

After Kantians discovered how to make capsules (Poké Balls) out of Apricorns, a “creature fever” swept the land. The drive to gain quick money, put duties aside, and enjoy unparalleled independence and strength has lured young people. Despite the elders’ repeated objections, students began dropping out of school, and gangs quickly formed.

You are tasked in this chaotic setting with bringing to Kanto (and the entire “Pokémon” nation)… not a set of rules, not a new kind of fight, but an entire infrastructure that will ultimately be accountable for the construction of modern customs. coaches in the way we know them Will you be able to restore law and order to the region, or will the Kanto wilds overpower you?


  • Inspired by the beta versions of Red and Green, (Trainers using whips, an economy based on Pokémon, initial knowledge or concepts that have been discarded, Pokémon being closer to natural organisms than multiverse mythological multi-beings).
  • Kanto visually remastered closer to how it was in gen 1 (hey, no nostalgia here, don’t go the genwunner route, kthxbye). For example, Route 1 has fields on both sides, not trees like in Generation 3. Kanto is much more rural, as depicted in older artwork.
  • Man-made items are practically non-existent, you need to make Apricorns Poké Balls (an unrealistic time system means you can convert a ball relatively quickly), find berries or roots, and generally, be thrifty-minded. You can buy Pokemon, but you cannot sell them.
  • Establish the first gyms and first league, taking down groups of tamers whose activities can sometimes be… reprehensible
  • The only known evolution method is “level-up” evolution. At least for those who know that Pokemon can even evolve in the first place…
  • Many Pokemon that are known to be rare today, are ubiquitous in this era. Well, not as ubiquitous, but much easier to find.
  • Access your “Storage Boxes” from the menu. Well, computers don’t exist yet, at least in Kanto, and there’s no restriction forcing teleportation into your… balls… if you have more than six of them. Then you can just put those extra mons inside your bag.
  • Organize your resources carefully. Berries aside, they are limited, and losing a battle means losing a lot of money. Healing services are rare and expensive.
  • A modified HGSS soundtrack, with some OG tracks in the mix, aims to replicate the OG feeling of Kanto music in an authentic way. What would the soundtrack look like back then, if it wasn’t constrained by GB’s audio hardware?
  • Discover the pasts of various characters, from Koga to Bertha, and witness the transformation of a ragtag, loose group of tamers into gym leaders.
  • A gripping story that explains Oak’s past and his role in every future coach’s journey.

QoL Features

  • Autoheal from Menu in RJW
  • Save Backups
  • Consistent AI
  • More Traveling Shortcuts (TFJ)
  • Grinding completely unrequited
  • Balance Candies bring up a weak party mon to the EXACT same level as your strongest party mon (RJW)
  • Pokemon Level up only by Leveling up
  • EXP. All and Lucky Egg are available
  • No EVs or IVs are taken into account
  • Encounters can be disabled after a certain point
  • beta, Intended, and Later Evolutions Included
  • All Pokemon are viable
  • All Pokeballs function like Master Ball in RJW
  • Encounter chances for rare Pokemon is the same as the rest of the Pokemon
  • Access to Infinite Pokeballs after a certain point
  • Encounter List unlocked from the start. Simply select “Encounters” form the Menu.

Red’s Journey West

You will face more difficult (than normal) fights in Red’s Journey West. If you are skilled in competitive, they will be a breeze; otherwise, because they were created to teach non-competitive players how to adjust to the scenario, you will leave with more confidence in your abilities. So don’t be concerned, and approach your decisions strategically!

In this poignant journey about the process of coming of age in a time when traditional family structures have begun to fall apart, discover the truth about Red’s missing brother and the events that occurred between Red’s loss and his arrival in the West.

Red was dealt a final blow on a fateful day, on the highest pinnacle of Mt. Silver, when a newcomer from Johto, with 16 badges, easily swept his team. It felt like the end of the world to someone like Red, who had never lost a war before. After fleeing with his tail between his legs, he ran across an old buddy, who handed him a note indicating a potentially crucial person to Red. With a renewed sense of purpose, our protagonist descends Route 26 and proceeds to Johto in quest of him.


  • The game’s difficulty has been made with introducing non-competitive players to competitive tactics, in mind!
  • Beta Johto content restored! Caves, routes, and a Town!
  • Starters given dual typing (yeah, cliche, I know) almost all competitively “insignificant” mons buffed
  • A quick-paced adventure that respects your time! Useful additions to overcome grinding
  • Beta mons that got cut, in the form of corresponding later gen mons
  • Secret mons for those who care about them
  • more than 100 animated portraits!
  • remastered and original tracks (stadium 1 and 2, colosseum, HGSS)

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Pokemon PS: The First Journey

Please note that if you had started playing on any version below v10, your saves won’t be compatible. If, however, you had already finished Oak’s part, and updated shortly after having started Red’s part, you may use the save file linked below.

It will start you right at the beginning of RJW. (v10 compatible)



AenaonDusky and Team, Nintendo & Gamefreak, Pokemon Essentials