With the release of Sword and Shield, all eyes are on the Pokemon franchise yet again. Well, Pokemon has been a long-standing franchise that's popular across various media. Chief among them would have to be its series of games. Starting with Red, Green, and Blue back in 1996, all the to 2019, with Sword and Shield, there have been 18 core series games so far. That number jumps to a staggering 122 games if you count spin-offs, remakes, and even a few arcade-specific games. The core series games have been limited to portable handheld consoles so far. Its first games were released for the original Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance series of handheld gaming consoles. These were for Generation I to III of the core series games. The next portable handheld console to get Pokemon games were the Nintendo DS and 3DS systems, for Generation IV to VII.
The latest console to receive the Pokemon treatment is the Nintendo Switch and it had games for Generation VII and VIII. If you've played any Pokemon game before, then you already know it's the type of game that is really best played while on-the-go. Not everyone owns these consoles however but still wants to get to experience these types of games. Thankfully, mobile game developers are aware of this and have tried to make games like Pokemon on mobile platforms such as Android. If you want to try them out, have a look at our list of some of the best Android games like Pokemon below.
Did you know that according to sources, Nintendo initially turned down the proposal for the development of the Pocket Monster, or what everyone now knows as Pokemon, several times?Nintendo had seen no future ahead of the project when it was pitched to them, until Shigeru Miyamoto, a world-famous video game designer, and creator, took an interest in it. And it didn’t fail them! It actually took them by surprise when it ranked second as the most successful franchise ever, Mario being the all-time top seller.
From the legendary Gameboy to smartphones, Pokemon truly deserves to be hailed as one of the most successful media franchise of all time. In 2016, Pokemon found its footings on smartphones as the first generation of Pokemon Go has become available. The game application was conceptualized in 2014 by Satoru Iwata of Nintendo and Tsunekazu Ishihara of The Pokemon Company. It has then earned the reputation of a phenomenal game as it has taken gamers out of the living rooms on the streets in the quest for catching all the Pokemon. The availability of the game on both iOS and Android smartphones has paved the way for more than 75 million people to play the game, making it the Best Mobile and Handheld Game in The Game Awards 2016. Of course, aside from Pokemon Go there are other Pokemon games for PC that you could try to play.
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