What are the best Pokemon games?

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  1. 995

    #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

    Вера Сусанина
    Written on January 3, 2019
    "It's fan made but still more fon than the most, uninspired pokemon games."
  2. 18

    #2Pokemon X

    Pokemon X
    In Pokemon X, new and past Pokemon favorites come to life. Become a Pokemon Trainer and set out for adventure in a new region filled with new Pokemon to catch, trade, and battle. This game was developed by Game Freak in 2013. 
    Games

    Nintendo 3DS

    $39.99

    Jerry Banks
    Written on January 20, 2017
    "Pokemon X by Nintendo is an addictively fun game. There's a good chance you'll outgrow it (as I did) if you play it intensively for several months. But that's after several good months of gameplay, and I can honestly say I had a blast. "
  3. 17

    #3Pokémon Sun and Moon

    Pokémon Sun and Moon
    In Pokémon Sun and Moon, you must embark on a new adventure as a Pokemon Trainer and catch, battle, and trade all-new Pokémon on the tropical islands of the Alola Region. This game was developed by Game Freak in 2016. 
    Games

    Nintendo 3DS

    $79.99

    Bruce Hall
    Written on May 30, 2017
    "Definitely appeals to those enjoying tropical themes and enjoying the Pokémon franchise. The game cover are intriguing that may lead to purchase"

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that first Pokémon games almost never got released? This almost happened because the game data was nearly lost in a computer crash. This was according to Junichi Masuda, the game's programmer in its early years of development. Fast forward today and the Pokémon franchise has successfully taken over the gaming world. The series of games have sold over 279 million units as of February 29, 2016, giving it the title of one of the best-selling video game series in history. IGN has also ranked Pokémon as the 17th greatest desired game series. GamesRadar also listed it as the No. 1 Nintendo game that was "not made by Nintendo". The franchise has surely taken over the hearts of gamers of the present era as well as that of the past. This success was somehow predictable as after the first five months of release, the Pokémon Game Boy games sold almost 3 million copies.

The Pokémon game series has developed largely throughout the years and it remains to be seen if the best Pokémon game was already released. Throughout the past 10 years, there have also been over 400 unofficial Pokemon Fan Games created for PC. The majority of these released fan games are not very good and are rarely completed. However, there are some of these games that are classified as really good ones. Fans already know where to get these games as well as the best Android Pokémon game apps available. The franchise has taken over fans as fans can surely find even the best Pokémon apps for everyone to enjoy. 

  1. 17

    #4Pokemon Blue Version

    Pokemon Blue Version
    With classic graphics and music, Pokémon Blue Version stays true to the originals released 20 years ago. You'll feel like you're playing them just as they were, but now you can trade and battle Pokémon using local wireless on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems! 
    Games

    Other Platform

    $9.99

    Larry Sims
    Written on January 13, 2017
    "I am so happy that Nintendo bothered to not just re-release the original Pokemon Blue for the 3DS but they were nice enough to include wireless trading and battling. Yes this takes me back to my younger days and yes I am an adult but I'm old enough not to care what people think of me when I play this on the train."
  2. 16

    #5Pokemon Y

    Pokemon Y
    In Pokemon Y you can pet, feed, and play with your new Pokemon to form a deeper bond, which may benefit you in future battles. Plus, you can connect and communicate with players around the world at any time to challenge them to battle, trade, and more.
    Games

    Nintendo 3DS

    $39.99

    Jenny Zhou
    Written on February 15, 2017
    "Pokemon Y is just the game I was looking for! My daughter wanted one of the Pokemon games and I wasn't sure which one to get because I know she's HUGE into them and frankly, there are a ton of them and I was lost. Pokemon Y was the sister/brother game to Pokemon X which was the game she had. "
  3. 16

    #6Pokémon Omega Ruby

    Pokémon Omega Ruby

    Embark on a new adventure through the Hoenn region and witness a scene described in legends. Experience the awe of Primal Reversion, an extremely powerful transformation undergone by Legendary Pokemon Groudon and Kyogre.

    Games

    Nintendo 3DS

    $39.99

    Christina Murphy
    Written on January 26, 2017
    "Have you heard? A new Pokemon game is out! It's called Pokemon Omega Ruby! Witness a powerful transformation by Pokemon Groudon and Kyogre as they get even closer to the mysteries of Mega Evolution."
  4. 15

    #7Pokemon 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

    Ronald Henry
    Written on May 31, 2017
    "I wanted to play some Pokemon Games, and choosing Pokemon TCG Online was a great choice. It offers everything fun about playing Pokemon, and adds in a great multiplayer aspect. I would definitely recommend."
  5. 15

    #8Pokemon Legends

    Pokemon Legends
    Pokemon Legends is a Roblox game created by BeasTakip wherein players are tasked to discover and catch new Pokemon. You can even play this game with friends and other people you invited. *NO LONGER AVAILABLE*
    Games

    Christian Vargas
    Written on May 12, 2017
    "I am obsessed with catching all the Pokemon. They haunt my dreams, and in Pokemon Legends I am able to catch them all. If you can't get enough of catching them like me then give this game a try. It does not disappoint, lot of Pokemon and original game play."
  6. 15

    #9Pokemon: Let's Go Eevee!

    Pokemon: Let's Go Eevee!

    Pokemon: Let's Go Eevee! is an adventure game by GAME FREAK Inc. that allows a player to experience Pokemon training and catching via the Nintendo Switch, using Eevee as their main pokemon companion. It will be released in November 2018.

    Games

    Nintendo Switch

    Check price

    Jiang Shao
    Written on June 8, 2018
    "I'm not even sure what this thing is, and I'm scared to load it on my Switch. My Switch broke, so I borrowed my husband's old one, and this was already on it because he likes to tinker around with stuff. It's Pokemon, and sort of fun, but it's kind of weird how it plays. It doesn't act like the other Pokemon I've gamed with. And the darn thing kept locking up sometimes. When I'd check the tasks with a gizmo program my husband has on it, Eevee would be overwhelming all the memory. Killing that task would fix things, but when I'd start it back up later, another lock up. Beware and be warned."
  7. 15

    #10Pokemon Fire Ash

    Pokemon Fire Ash

    Pokemon Fire Ash is a fan-made Pokemon game created in RPGMaker XP and Pokemon Essentials v15 which took about two years to finish. This game is set in the world of Ash Ketchum following his adventures. 

    Games

    Windows

    Free

    Christina Russell
    Written on September 18, 2017
    "Pokemon Fire Ash is a pretty cool game. I don't think it rivals the regular ones, but it's very clear when you play it that it took dedication to develop and honors Pokemon well. It is a good one for true Pokemon to check out at the very least."
  8. 13

    #11Pokemon Global Showdown

    Pokemon Global Showdown

    Pokemon Showdown is a Pokemon battle simulator. Play online battles with randomly generated teams, or build your own in this fully animated free game. You can also watch other user's battles.

    Games

    Web

    Free

    Madison Stewart
    Written on February 24, 2017
    "As a long time Pokemon fan, it got a bit boring just playing the main games after 100% completing them and I missed people to battle against in real life. I love that this game lets me live those old days of battling people and is completely free to boot."
  9. 10

    #12Pokemon 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

    Billy Stanley
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "Pokemon Insurgence is probably the best Pokemon game. It looks fun and easy to use, I don't play games too often but it looks like it would be the newest Pokemon game on the market. It looks like something I would try, just because it appears to be well refined and fun. "
  10. 9

    #13Pokemon 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

    David Ortiz
    Written on September 26, 2017
    "I love Pokémon and RPG's this is the best of both worlds in my opinion. The storyline is wonderful and the game play itself is smooth. There really is nothing to dislike about this game. Perfectly executed!"
  11. 9

    #14Pokemon Mega Adventure

    Pokemon Mega Adventure

    Pokemon Mega Adventure is a fan-made Pokemon game created in RPGMaker XP and Pokemon Essentials v16.2. 721 where you will encounter some Pokemon and Gen 7 Pokemon, and many more features.


    Games

    Windows

    Free

    Ana María Leal
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "The developers of the game made an effort but came up short. I wish the characters in the game were more dynamic. Everything is so static and drab. "
  12. 8

    #15Pokemon Shuffle Mobile

    Pokemon Shuffle Mobile

    Pokemon Shuffle Mobile is a match-3 Pokemon collecting game. Match Pokemons in order to perform attacks and collect the ones you win in order to build your troop of Pokemon for your next match.

    Games

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Jorge Alberto Vásquez
    Written on February 21, 2017
    "This Pokemon game is so much fun. I wanted to find some new Pokemon games and this game really delivered. It allows you to continue collecting Pokemon as any of the other Pokemon games. It has a great matching system so you can get used to the game."
  13. 7

    #16Pokemon 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

    Yuan Li
    Written on September 13, 2018
    "Being a fan of Pokemon since I was a kid, I tried almost all pokemon games in the market. And this is one of the best games that are available out there. I think in time, this will also be on top of this page."
  14. 7

    #17Pokemon: Let's Go Pikachu!

    Pokemon: Let's Go Pikachu!

    Pokemon: Let's Go Pikachu! is an adventure game by GAME FREAK Inc. that allows a player to experience Pokemon training and catching in a whole new immersive and interactive game via the Nintendo Switch. It will be released in November 2018.

    Games

    Nintendo Switch

    Check price

    Carolyn Grant
    Written on June 9, 2018
    "This game has yet to be released. No one can state if it is among the best Pokemon games or not until it is released."
  15. 6

    #18Pokemon 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

    Jane Howell
    Written on September 18, 2017
    "Pokemon Zeta and Omicron is a fan-made Pokemon games that is enjoyable. I was happy to download it and see that many old characters were included in this game. I tried the beta version and I'm excited to play again once through the beta phase. "
  16. 5

    #19Pokémon GO

    Pokémon GO
    Pokémon GO is a free Pokémon game for Android and iOs devices. The game requires the player to actually move around in order to catch Pokemon. Visit PokeStops and Gym to discover rare Pokemon.
    Games

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Isabel Castellanos
    Written on March 20, 2017
    "There are few people that haven't heard of pokemon Go by now, but honestly it's kind of on its way out. It was fun for a time, but after awhile the novelty wears off. Get it just to say you've tried it, and then be done."
  17. 2

    #20Pokemon MMO 3D

    Pokemon MMO 3D

    Pokemon MMO 3D is a fan made video game created by Poke with real-time battles made by pokeFans where players discover a real-time combat system by controlling their Pokemon and play with people from all around the world.

    Games

    Windows

    Free

    Matthew Burns
    Written on September 24, 2017
    "This game was alright to check out, but it didn't hold my interest much. The graphics are pretty good, but there just isn't enough content, and I'm sure the developer is going to get a cease and desist before the game really makes any progress. It's an interesting concept, but not an original one."
  18. 1

    #21Pokemon Light Platinum Version

    Pokemon Light Platinum Version

    Pokemon Light Platinum Version is a ROM hack version of the famous Pokemon Ruby Version for Game Boy Advance. It was created by WesleyFG in 2009 and had its own storyline that became one of the most famous ROM hacks of Pokemon.

    Games

    Windows

    Free

    Keven Smith
    Written on September 2, 2018
    "One of the best GBA ROM of Pokemon Games Series. Looking to experience Pokemon NDS game in your GBA emulator? You will be surely surprised the stunning feature of Pokemon Light Platinum. This game is based on Pokemon Ruby that full of cool new graphics, interesting gameplay, beautifully made music, events, items, new Pokemon and more. As you play Pokemon Light Platinum, you will find yourself addicted and tend to play the game whole day non-stop till you complete the whole story, give this a try."
  19. 1

    #22Pokemon White Version

    Pokemon White Version

    Pokemon White Version is an RPG game developed by Game Freak and it was released by The Pokemon Company on September 18, 2010. This game can be played using a Nintendo DS.

    Games

    Nintendo DS

    $68.54

    Joseph Cary (2021)
    Written on December 19, 2018
    "It is a awesome game and Zekrom is amazing he is so cool with the thunder power and multiple dragons with multiple powers it's just amazing"

Summary

Best What are the best Pokemon games
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Pokemon PlanetGames 995 Free
2Pokemon X Games 18 Paid
3Pokémon Sun and MoonGames 17 Paid
4Pokemon Blue VersionGames 17 Paid
5Pokemon YGames 16 Paid
6Pokémon Omega RubyGames 16 Paid
7Pokemon TCG OnlineGames 15 Free
8Pokemon LegendsGames 15 Paid
9Pokemon: Let's Go Eevee!Games 15 Paid
10Pokemon Fire AshGames 15 Free
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