I used to have Blue and Red, it's a shame I don't still. I also had Diamond for a while.
You know, I also had the Green version at one point - Akimori is probably the only one on here, besides me, that even knows what it is.
and i am going to call bull on that, on the basis i know what it is
Yeah, it isn't. My dad retired from the Marine Corps in 2001, after 20 years. At one point, not too long I suppose, after he and my mom divorced, he was stationed in Japan (in fact, we - my sisters, mom, and I - were about to move to Japan to join him when he called my mom and said he wanted a divorce). For my birthday, or something else (it's been a lot of years, I don't recall exactly), he sent me a couple of things one of which was Pokemon Green version. Unfortunately for me, it was all in Japanese. Fortunately for me, I had played enough other Pokemon games to have a basic understanding of what to do, even though I didn't understand any of the words - though I never did finish Green version, or really get that far.
However, I did in fact own a copy of it, at one time.