You are a young preteen who lives in Pallet Town. After venturing into deep grass, a voice warns the player to stop. Professor Oak, a famous Pokémon researcher, and tells player that wild Pokémon are living in the grass, and encountering them alone can be very dangerous. He takes the player to his lab where the player meets Oak's grandson, a rival Pokémon Trainer. The player and the rival are both told to select a starter Pokémon for their travels out of Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle. Then there journey begins.