Pokemon Project Studio (PC)
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Pokemon Project Studio (Red)
Pokemon Team Turbo BoxPokemon Project Studio (Blue)
Pokemon Project Studio Blue Box
General information
 Platform  PC
 Developed by  Mattel Interactive
 Published by  The Learning Company
 Players
 Single player
 Generation  Generation I
 Release dates
  Australia  N/A
  Europe  N/A
  Japan  N/A
  United States  November 9th, 1999
Pokemon Project Studio RedPokemon Project studio is a PC title released on November 9th, 1999 in the USA. It was released in two versions; Red and Blue, much like the original core series games. Each of the versions contains 81 Gen I Pokemon which you can use in the program as artwork to create banners, flyers, certificates, key chains and lots of other fun Poképrintables - the catch being that some Pokémon are version specific so if you want to Make 'em all, you have to buy both versions!

The program also includes lots of different document templates, patterns etc to make it easier for younger users to create things without any/much assistance. There are also some premade printables such as Pokémon character info cards which contain pictures and some basic information on Pokémon. Or you can just start projects from scratch if preferred.

Although these titles are primarily aimed at a younger audience the editor is pretty comprehensive and offers a good range of features, so theres no reason why really old, really big kids can't enjoy making Pokecrafts too.

Some time after the U.S release Mattel Interactive released these titles across Europe in English, Dutch, French, Italian and German.

Official Description

Put your favorite Pokémon everywhere! With over 600 different graphics, 81 of the 151 characters, and 250 different Pokémon projects, you can spend hours building your creativity and imagination.

What can I make with Pokemon Project Studio?

Each version of Pokemon Project Studio enables the user to create a multitude of different projects from pre-made templates or alternatively the user can choose to start from scratch. There are over 250 things you can create. Here are some examples of what you can make:-

 
Banners
: Print banners which span across multiple sheets of paper for a variety of uses from Birthdays to Halloween Celebrations (Ghost Pokemon!) to Christmas decorations, welcome home signs, yard sales and more. Limited only by your imagination. Each version contains five templated styles of birthday banner and three for other occasions.

Birthday Kit Options Birthday Kit Options
Birthday Kits: This project enables the user to print off everything you might need for a Pokemon themed birthday party including banners, thank you cards, party invitations, signs and even giftwrap. When you go into the Birthday kit you first select the party invite you'd like from four templated versions (more if you have both Red & Blue installed) and have the option to tick 'select matching projects' which will automatically open up similarly themed templates for Place Mats, Gift Wrap, Banners, Place Cards and cut out envelopes this will enable the user to keep to a theme and get everything they need done at once.

Premade Calendar Yearly Format featuring Ninetales An example of a templated monthly calendar design featuring Onix
Calendars: Print off your own Pokemon calendars. You can print off a sheet for a single month to help you get organised, or an entire years calendar on one page if you're not one for detail. First choose a calendar layout format then choose a preset template, or make your own from scratch.

Certificate example 1 Certificate Thanks for Visiting!
Certificates: So you want to be a master? Just print yourself a certificate saying you're the worlds greatest Pokemon Master and you should be sorted. Don't want to be a master? you can print certificates for a whole variety of other stuff too. My girlfriend plays Pokemon Go under duress, so when she got a limited edition Pikachu with an Ash hat I printed her the above certificate ;-)

Pokemon Character Trainer ID Card Character Card for Zapdos
Character Cards: Premade character cards of lots of popular Pokemon including their pictures, basic statistics and information/descriptions. There is another category with templates that can be customised and printed as your own Pokemon Trainer ID card, used as a place tag for a table or even used as gift tags. You also have the option to start completely blank custom cards if you don't want to customise one of the existing templates.

Craft template selection screen Paper Airplane template and instructions
Crafts: Print off a fun variety of foldable papercrafts like masks, paper airplanes and fortune tellers. Crafts are arranged into three categories; first off we have wearables such as printable versions of all the Kanto gym badges, masks of popular Pokemon like Pikachu and Bulbasaur, necklaces and even Tattoo's. Next category is paper fun which includes customisable airplanes and fortune tellers and the final category is decoratives which includes decals and keychains.

Party invitation card front Party Invite Card inside
Greeting Cards: Enables the user to print out a wide range of custom greetings cards featuring your favourite Pokemon. For every occasion you can think of; anything from Christmas and Birthday cards right the way through to get well soon cards and even anniversary cards (Just me?)

Photo Fun Selection screen Photo Fun photo frame example
Photo Fun: Add your own photo's and add Pokemon and Character art as well as choosing from a selection of frames etc. Not dissimilar to the photo editing feature in Camp Pokemon. There are two categories; quick prints which enable you to print multiple different sized versions of your photo on one sheet, or frames which enables you to choose templated frames and replace their stock photo quickly and easily with your own.

Pokemon themed postcard selection A Jolteon Postcard
Postcards: Print off postcards either on normal paper or use special postcard card if you really want to push the boat out! Pokemon themed postcards can either simply be collected or can be mailed out. You get two categories of templates to choose from in this section firstly the Announcement postcards to proclaim important things like 'I want to be the best there ever was' or alternatively there are character postcards which simply feature colourful Pokemon designs for your to customise, just because.

Contest Sign Example Do not disturb sign example
Signs: Like banners, but they use only a single sheet. Templated signs are available in four different categories; Birthday signs, Event signs such as Car Wash, Summer Partyand contests, Information signs such as door hangers saying DND or Keep out and reminders like Don't forget your books, Don't forget your vitamins and Sale signs for things like yard sales and lemonade stalls.

Stationery: Diary Page, Pokemon Red Template Stationery: Farfetch'd Letterhead
Stationery: Print your own Pokemon themed letterheads and hand write a letter, diary entry etc or alternatively type onto the template from within Project Studio and print the letter directly from the program! You can also print your own Pokemon themed envelopes to go with them. Stationery is categorised by Diary Pages and Letterheads, when selecting a letterhead you have the option to select matching projects such as stationery and business envelope. Each category contains four options, or if you have both versions of PPS installed there will be eight in each.

A sticker in Pokemon Project Studio Red Version A sticker of Lickitung in Pokemon Project Studio Red version
Stickers: Using specially sized Avery sticker paper the user could create their own stickers featuring their favourite Pokemon and characters. You can create your stickers from scratch or use the templates provided. Various sizes of general stickers are available in the templates as well as some specially sized to fit on video tapes fronts and spines (video tapes?!). After you select the label size you get to choose from four templates for that size sticker.

Other projects of note include bracelets, door hangers, key chains, necklaces, photo albums, photo frames, tattoos and window decals.

Which Pokémon are in each version?

Many of the most popular and well known Pokémon such as Pikachu, Meowth, the starter Pokémon and their evolutions were released in both versions, probably so as not to make one version too much more popular than the other. Each version features artwork of 81 Pokémon and between both versions you will have artwork for the entire first Generation of Pokémon including Mew. (the only generation that was released when this program came out.). If you're having trouble

As you will see from the tables below the split is quite tactical for example where the Red version has the Weedle evo chain, Blue has the Caterpie evo chain likewise Red takes the Nidoqueen chain and Blue takes the Nidoking chain - they've even tactically split up Jessie and James' Pokemon Red taking Ekans, Arbok and Likitung and Blue taking Koffing, Weezing, Weepinbell and Victreebel. The different versions also feature different artworks of human characters from the world of Pokémon such as Professor Oak, Ash, Misty and Brock.

Red version exclusives
 013 Weedle  014 Kakuna  015 Beedrill 021 Spearow   022 Fearow 023 Ekans  024 Arbok   029 NidoranF  030 Nidorina 031 Nidoqueen 
Weedle Kakuna Beedrill Spearow Fearow Ekans Arbok Nidoran♀ Nidorina Nidoqueen
035 Clefairy  036 Clefable  037 Vulpix  038 Ninetales   043 Oddish 044 Gloom  045 Vileplume   048 Venonat 049 Venomoth   050 Diglett
Clefairy Clefable Vulpix Ninetales Oddish Gloom Vileplume Venonat Venomoth Diglett
051 Dugtrio   056 Mankey  057 Primeape 058 Growlithe   059 Arcanine 060 Poliwag  061 Poliwhirl   062 Poliwrath  072 Tentacool  073 Tentacruel
Dugtrio Mankey Primeape Growlithe Arcanine Poliwag Poliwhirl Poliwrath Tentacool Tentacruel
079 Slowpoke  080 Slowbro   081 Magnemite 082 Magneton   083 Farfetchd  084 Doduo  085 Dodrio 088 Grimer   089 Muk  095 Onix
Slowpoke Slowbro Magnemite Magneton Farfetch'd Doduo Dodrio Grimer Muk Onix
 096 Drowzee  097 Hypno 098 Krabby  099 Kingler   107 Hitmonchan  108 Lickitung  111 Rhyhorn  112 Rhydon  114 Tangela  120 Staryu
Drowzee Hypno Krabby Kingler Hitmonchan Lickitung Rhyhorn Rhydon Tangela Staryu
121 Starmie   122 Mr Mime  123 Scyther 125 Electabuzz  128 Tauros  129 Magikarp   130 Gyarados 132 Ditto   137 Porygon  138 Omanyte
Starmie Mr. Mime Scyther Electabuzz Tauros Magikarp Gyarados Ditto Porygon Omanyte
139 Omastar   142 Aerodacytyl 143 Snorlax   144 Articuno 145 Zapdos   147 Dratini  148 Dragonair  149 Dragonite 150 Mewtwo   
Omastar Aerodactyl Snorlax Articuno Zapdos Dratini Dragonair Dragonite Mewtwo  

Blue version exclusives
010 Caterpie   011 Metapod  012 Butterfree 016 Pidgey   017 Pidgeotto 018 Pidgeot   019 Rattata  020 Raticate  026 Raichu  027 Sandshrew
Caterpie  Metapod  Butterfree Pidgey  Pidgeotto  Pidgeot  Rattata  Raticate  Raichu Sandshrew
 028 Sandslash  032 NidoranM  033 Nidorino 034 Nidoking   039 Jigglypuff  040 Wigglytuff 041 Zubat   042 Golbat  046 Paras  047 Parasect
Sandslash Nidoran♂ Nidorino Nidoking Jigglypuff Wigglytuff Zubat Golbat Paras Parasect
053 Persian   054 Psyduck  055 Golduck 063 Abra  064 Kadabra  065 Alakazam  066 Machop  067 Machoke  068 Machamp   069 Bellsprout
Persian Psyduck Golduck Abra Kadabra Alakazam Machop Machoke Machamp Bellsprout
070 Weepinbell 071 Victreebell  074 Geodude   075 Graveler 076 Golem  077 Ponyta 078 Rapidash   086 Seel 087 Dewgong   090 Shellder
Weepinbell Victreebel Geodude Graveler Golem Ponyta Rapidash Seel Dewgong Shellder
 091 Cloyster  092 Gastly  093 Haunter 094 Gengar  100 Voltorb  101 Electrode 102 Exeggcute   103 Exeggutor  104 Cubone 105 Marowak 
Cloyster Gastly Haunter Gengar Voltorb Electrode Exeggcute Exeggutor Cubone Marowak
106 Hitmonlee 109 Koffing   110 Weezing  113 Chansey  115 Kangaskhan 116 Horsea   118 Goldeen 119 Seaking  124 Jynx  126 Magmar 
Hitmonlee Koffing Weezing Chansey Kangaskhan Horsea Goldeen Seaking Jynx Magmar
 127 Pinsir 131 Lapras 134 Vaporeon  135 Jolteon  140 Kabuto  141 Kabutops 146 Moltres       
Pinsir Lapras Vaporeon Jolteon Kabuto Kabutops Moltres      


Naturally as a master of the ghost type I had to vote for the Blue version but it is a pretty close call.

Trivia & Facts

  • When you load Pokemon Project Studio Red the windows desktop theme will become red, likewise when you load Blue it will become Blue.
  • In both titles Mew is found in the 'stuff' category with gym badges and misc items, and is not categorised alongside his fellow Pokemon. Poor Mew.

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