What are the best Pokemon alternatives for PC?

Remember the time when all you had to worry was how to beat the Elite Four? Well, here’s a list of the best Pokemon game alternatives that you can play on PC to relive your childhood. Give us feedback by voting for your favorite one or might as well, drop some game suggestions!

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  1. 1068

    #1Pokemon Planet

    Pokemon Planet

    Pokemon Planet is a fan-made game that can be played online. Inspired by the show Pokemon, this free-to-play game features hundreds of Pokemon with endless exploration. 

    Games

    Online

    Free

    Jeffrey Black
    Written on May 10, 2019
    "Stay very clear away from this game. This isn't how a pokemon pc game is meant to be it will ruin the whole pokemon experience for you and besides you get banned for no reason just for speaking the truth please everyone stay away."
  2. 54

    #2Pokemon Uranium

    Pokemon Uranium

    Pokemon Uranium is a free fan made game created in RPGmaker XP which takes place in the Tandor region, where the player must collect eight Gym Badges in order to compete in the Tandor Regional Championship. 

    Games

    Web

    Free

    Gao Tian
    Written on March 21, 2019
    "In some ways, this game was better than some of the official Pokemon games that have come out recently. It feels like a natural continuation of gen 3 or gen 4 maybe. It took a long time to the developers to put out this game but the content is there along with a nice difficulty bump that many older fans will appreciate."
  3. 39

    #3UnovaRPG Pokemon Online

    UnovaRPG Pokemon Online
    UnovaRPG Pokemon Online, previously known as Pokemon Indigo, is a free MMORPG Pokemon online game which needs a registration to play, wherein you can set up your team and start battling online.
    Games

    Online

    Free

    Lin Hou
    Written on March 21, 2019
    "I got confused at first but turns out, the original Pokemon Indigo game was just renamed to this one. This is a game that can rival the level of quality and content of official Pokemon games."

DID YOU KNOW

Did you know that before the hit Pokemon video games, it was all about the Pokemon Trading Card Game? The card game and its gameplay were based on the famous video game of the same name. If you can't still imagine how the card game goes, you might want to watch several Pokemon videos to know more about it. Anyway, ever since Media Factory gave birth to it in 1996 in Japan, this collectible game has become a timeless craze. Guess what, this game isn't only for kids but also for the not-so-kids all over the world. From the heyday of the Pokemon Trading Card Game, over 23.6 billion cards sold worldwide. And yes, a whopping average of more than a billion cards per year!

The numbers also show that the Pokemon fans are really stepping up their game. In fact, there is a Pokemon trading card league that serves as a great avenue for fans to get together and have some fun. If you are competent enough, you can also join and play at the annual Pokemon World Championship. Although Pokemon is widely known, there are little to no official Pokemon games playable on a PC. The video game versions of Pokemon is accessible through a third-party emulator. If you want a game that is similar for Pokemon on PC, there are a lot of mini-games apps that share similar gameplay with it. Additionally, you can also check the best Pokemon games for Android. Indeed, Pokemon is one of the most popular anime franchise up to date. This can be proven by the sales and success of the series, movies, collectibles, and games based on Pokemon.

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    #4Pokemon Insurgence

    Pokemon Insurgence

    Pokemon Insurgence is a fan-made Pokemon Essentials based game which features such as new custom mega evolutions, an entirely new region to explore and a full online trading and battling system.

    Games

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Ralph Oliver
    Written on June 30, 2018
    "Funny how Insurgence rose to the top of fan-made Pokemon games in such as short period of time. It captures the game-feel of the original Pokemon but in my opinion, this game has the battle-mode of the original Pokemon beat."
  2. 33

    #5Pokemon Zeta and Omicron

    Pokemon Zeta and Omicron

    Pokemon Zeta and Omicron are fan-made Pokemon video games developed using RPGMXP featuring all 649 Pokemon of the first five generations which can be enjoyed in approximately 80 hours of playtime. This game is currently in public beta. 

    Games

    Windows

    Free

    Christian Alvarado
    Written on March 21, 2019
    "This pair of fan-made Pokemon games was truly a joy to play. This might not be an official game but it's every bit as polished and content-rich as an actual one, maybe even more so. The main draw of these games are definitely the unofficial Pokemon types i.e. Pokemon types with a slightly different base code. Think of a grass-type snorlax for a second."
  3. 23

    #6Deity Quest

    Deity Quest
    Deity Quest is a light-hearted, Pokemon-inspired RPG where you play as an ambitious young god, recently assigned to a world Aberos to convert followers and gain power. 
    Games

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    $9.99

    Lei Xu
    Written on March 21, 2019
    "Having 12 active participants on the battlefield at any given time requires for some well thought out and executed tactics to achieve victory. It's a tough and challenging game with a unique battle system to go with it."
  4. 19

    #7Pokemon Reborn

    Pokemon Reborn

    Pokemon Reborn is a fan made game created through the RPG Maker XP and the Pokemon Essentials Starter Kit where players will experience never-before-seen layer of strategy with the all-original Field Effects.

    Games

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Christian Payne
    Written on September 18, 2017
    "Wow I wasn't even aware this was available I love the whole Pokemon' Genre this is a great addition to bring back some of my childhood and I can play it on my laptop while at work this is inegenius."
  5. 19

    #8Minimon

    Minimon
    Minimon is an RPG available on Android and iOS devices. Start an adventure in a world full of monster hunters. A huge monster RPG that can be played either in single player or MMORPG mode.
    Games

    Windows, Linux, Mac

    $9.99

    Betty Zhu
    Written on May 10, 2019
    "It is nice to play but it is for mobile phones and not for PCs"
  6. 17

    #9Siralim

    Siralim
    Siralim is a deep RPG with light roguelike elements that allows you to summon and customize hundreds of creatures to fight in strategic battle. Fight your way through randomly generated dungeons and complete randomized quests.
    Games

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    $9.99

    Víctor Hugo Rangel
    Written on May 10, 2019
    "Design is nice, probably one of the somewhat nice games for computer. Excellent game with tons of options, however, as soon as I reached level 15, the game went into a loop during a fight and I never got out of it."
  7. 17

    #10Pokemon Rejuvenation

    Pokemon Rejuvenation

    Pokemon Rejuvenation is a fan made game created by YouTuber SuperJanBro, commonly known as Jan on the Reborn forums. This is an episodic game and the spiritual successor to the Pokemon Reborn. 

    Games

    Windows

    Free

    Edward Tran
    Written on May 10, 2019
    "Rejuvenation is an amazing fan game, and I've enjoyed working on it for Jan for at least a short time, but I do agree that it has some inconsistencies that can throw off some people. One of the best pokemon games for PC that I've tried."
  8. 12

    #11Spore Creature Creator

    Spore Creature Creator

    Spore Creature Creator is a game for PC in which you can build a huge list of creatures using 228 flexible parts that you can combine in multiple ways. Paint the patterns, play with your created characters and share them using the built-in snapshot and video tools.

    Games

    Windows

    $9.99

    Kathryn Alvarado
    Written on May 10, 2019
    " It really isn't a game, so all you do is make and test your creation. There is no violence, language, or sexual content. It's great fun, and an activity everyone can enjoy on a rainy day. Enjoy!"
  9. 10

    #12Citizens of Earth

    Citizens of Earth
    Citizens of Earth is a role-playing video game developed by Eden Industries. In a modern-day retro-RPG-world-gone-mad only you have the charisma it takes to delegate the dirty work & save the world.
    Games

    Windows

    $14.99

    Will Xu
    Written on May 10, 2019
    "I've not been playing long but from what I've seen this is a pretty good game. But i dont think it's like a pokemon computer game."
  10. 9

    #13Pokemon TCG Online

    Pokemon TCG Online

    Pokemon Trading Card Game Online is a free-to-play game where you can trade your cards and challenge other players around the world. Build your collection and make truly unique decks of your favorite type and defeat all your enemies. 

    Games

    Windows, Mac, iOS, Android

    Free

    Steven Foster
    Written on May 10, 2019
    "If you want to play Pokemon on the go, play the real games, play the card games, or play a game you’ve made up in your head, but do yourself a favor and don’t bother with this free-to-play trash."
  11. 9

    #14Pixelmon Generations

    Pixelmon Generations

    Pixelmon Generations is a fan-made Minecraft Pokemon game. This Minecraft game features the same creatures that can be found in the original Pokemon game.

    Games

    Windows

    Free

    Bob Tang
    Written on May 10, 2019
    "The Pixelmon we all know and love has been shut down and any new Pixelmon forks (reforged, Pixelmon Dark etc) are unauthorized, please be mindful!"
  12. 6

    #15Monster MMROPG

    Monster MMROPG
    One of the best free online RPG game that is browser based. Features: 2000+ monsters, 520 game maps, live PVP battle, fake pokemon, game chat, cheat free game.
    Games

    Windows

    Free

    Janet Gray
    Written on September 12, 2017
    "MonsterMMORPG is a pretty popular Pokemon-like game. It has enough differences to be interesting to those not looking for an exact Pokemon clone."
  13. 5

    #16Digimon Masters

    Digimon Masters
    Digimon Masters is the latest MMO featuring the ever-popular Digimon franchise. This long-awaited game will feature a deeper RPG experience, enhanced graphics and adrenaline pumping real-time combat. 
    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Edward Tran
    Written on June 30, 2018
    "This is a good alternative for Pokemon. On TV or in games. It has its own story but the creatures and the characters are very similar. I like the depth of the story of Digimon. It has an adult/young adult feel to it while Pokemon is children's game, at least to me. But the game doesn't compare to the Pokemon games. Pokemon games are still better."
  14. 4

    #17Pokemon Revolution Online

    Pokemon Revolution Online

    Pokemon Revolution Online is an online free-to-play game available for browsers. The game is described as MMO and Pokemon put together and hosts a couple of updates and events periodically.

    Games

    Online

    Free

    Sampson Hart
    Written on March 20, 2019
    "Online Pokemon game that can be enjoyed with friends that is continually expanding. Be warned though the community can be toxic."
  15. 3

    #18Siralim 2

    Siralim 2
    Siralim 2 is an old-school monster-catching RPG. Summon and customize hundreds of creatures to fight for you as you battle your way through endless dungeons. Find rare treasure and use it to upgrade your castle, empower your creatures, and much more.
    Games

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    $14.99

    Stephanie Griffin
    Written on May 8, 2017
    "Pokemon has too large of a following to be replaced by another game. Siralim has it's appeal, many people are excited to play games with an old school feel and look, this certainly has it! The graphics date back to the 90's. "
  16. 3

    #19Dragomon Hunter

    Dragomon Hunter
    Developed by the widely renowned X-Legend, Dragomon Hunter is a free manga themed MMORPG which will fulfill all of your anime desires.

    *NO LONGER AVAILABLE*

    Software

    Leticia Camacho
    Written on February 2, 2017
    "It's not Pokemon, but it sure comes close! I love the fact that I can play with my friends just like Pokemon. They are real anime freaks so I know they would probably like this game just as much as I do! I was looking for an alternative to Pokemon and I found it!"
  17. 2

    #20PokeMMO

    PokeMMO

    PokeMMO is a free-to-play massively multiplayer online game based on the anime and video game series Pokémon. It can be played on Windows, macOS and Linux computers, as well as Android devices via APK.

    Games

    Android, Windows, Mac, Linux

    Free

    Arthur Vasquez
    Written on May 10, 2019
    "Really nice!!!!! I really enjoyed playing this pokemon on pc, the roms you add for PokeMMO are not a must, it improves the graphics and such. They made a huge update a few weeks ago too."
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    #21Pokemon Mega

    Pokemon Mega

    Pokemon Mega is a turn-based online pokemon video game offered by Instantfuns. This game can be played by users on Android and iOS, and on a computer through an internet browser. It supports English and French language.

    Games

    Online, Android, iOS

    Free

    Angus SAGE
    Written on September 5, 2019
    "it a very fun game with a unique battle system and can have hours spent on it. I recommend this to anyone who wants an RPG pokemon experience. one of my favourite games."
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    #22Pokemon Legends

    Pokemon Legends

    Pokemon Legends is a fan-made MMO RPG browser-based game which does not require any download. It has automated tournaments in different level restrictions which start every hour where you get prizes.

    Games

    Online

    Free

    Ivanho Jnr
    Written on July 7, 2019
    "I've been playing pokemon online games for over 10 years. If you ask me to rank it, this game will take the 3rd place without any doubt. Believe it or not. I normanny don't help any websites, but as i was helped on finding a site to watch pokemon movies here, i'm helping y'all too. As an active pokemon mmo player, here's my top 3 game rankings (depend on current updates, popularity & avialability): 1.Pokemon Planet (+1000 players active per hour) 2.Pokemon Revolution (+800 players active per hour; also has coolest mobile app to play it) 3.Pokemon Legends (+500 players per hour)"
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    #2399 Spirits

    99 Spirits

    99 Spirits is a puzzle role-playing video game developed and published in Japan by TORaIKI in July 2012 for Microsoft Windows. It was localized and published in English by Fruitbat Factory on May 31, 2013, after a successful crowdfunding campaign.

    Games

    Windows

    $9.99

    Angela Gu
    Written on March 21, 2019
    "A beautiful art style, a nice story and a mix of RPG and puzzle elements make this one of the best indie games that I have played recently and it a great alternative to Pokemon for PC."
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    #24Battle of Beasts

    Battle of Beasts
    It's an adventure like you've never experienced before. In the Fantasy Browser Game Battle of Beasts, you will create your own monster empire. You will keep and care for fearsome monstrosities, with which you will fight enemy units. 
    Websites

    Free

    Summer Cui
    Written on June 30, 2018
    "This game is a waste of time. No wonder why it is free. Don't even try. You only collect cards. Boring game! HAHAHAHA"

Summary

Best What are the best Pokemon alternatives for PC
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Pokemon PlanetGames 1068 Free
2Pokemon UraniumGames 54 Free
3UnovaRPG Pokemon OnlineGames 39 Free
4Pokemon InsurgenceGames 33 Free
5Pokemon Zeta and OmicronGames 33 Free
6Deity QuestGames 23 Paid
7Pokemon RebornGames 19 Free
8MinimonGames 19 Paid
9SiralimGames 17 Paid
10Pokemon RejuvenationGames 17 Free
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