Introduced by Game Freak and originally developed as a simple game, Pokemon has grown to become one of the most recognizable names in the video game industry. And not just for old school players.
Sure, we all have our favorites from our childhood, but the concept is so powerful today that kids from all generations embrace the lovely monsters and their capabilities at certain ages.
If you’re an avid fan, I believe it’s mandatory to go through the whole series. But where do you start? Here are all the Pokemon games ever released and what to expect from each of them.
List of all Pokemon Games in Order
Pocket Monsters Red and Green, 1996, Game Boy
These are the first games in the Pokemon series. They were originally released in Japan only, but they clearly made it big all over the world. They were some of the best selling games for Game Boy, while the 3DS Virtual Console adopted the game nearly two decades later, in 2016.
Further remakes were released later on, but nothing beats the original.
Pokemon Monsters Blue, 1996, Game Boy
Like the previous release, this one was only released in Japan. It came out less than a year after the original games and boosted better dialogue, not to mention the graphics. Like the previous releases, it was a major hit and transferred to other consoles later on.
Originally available for the Japanese market only, it’s playable all over the world now, despite being old.
Pocket Monsters Stadium, 1998, Nintendo 64
Only released in Japan, this game is part of the Pokemon Stadium series. You'll have to collect as many cards as you can, battle players from all over the world, and power up your little monsters. Since it was officially made for the Japanese market, most leftover players are Japanese.
Pokemon Yellow: Special Pikachu Edition, 1998, Game Boy
I remember when I first heard about this game. It came out in Japan in 1998 and spread all over the world over the next couple of years. A yellow monster, a cute name, and the possibility to get a Pokemon from the party follow you in the overworld. The perfect scenario, right?
Pokemon Trading Card Game, 1998, Game Boy Color
The game was produced by Creatures and Hudson Soft. The publisher waited for about two years before releasing it in the western world, only to check its success in Japan first. It comes with the three main card sets, as well as some cards you can’t find anywhere else.
Hey You, Pikachu!, 1998, Nintendo 64
This is the first game featuring pokemon on Nintendo 64. It consists of numerous mini games and offers a good experience as you advance.
Pokemon Gold and Silver, 1999, Game Boy Color
These games upped the game because they brought in the second pokemon generation, which changed everything. The action takes place a few years later, so some see it as a sequel to the initial generation. It featured excellent gameplay, and it can still make a difference today.
Besides, this is when breeding became an option for players.
Pokemon Stadium, 1999, Nintendo 64
Given its successful release in Japan, Pokemon Stadium made it to the international scene too over the next year. In Japan, it’s known by a few other different names, but there are no changes in the concept. Play mini games, fight in the arena, and enjoy the Elite Four experience.
Pokemon Play It!, 1999, PC
Simulating the trading game perfectly, this alternative for computers promises to offer hours of fun and entertainment.
Pokemon Pinball, 1999, Game Boy Color
This is a mix between the classic pinball and pokemon games. Basically, it’s a pinball game with Pikachu on top of it. Your goal is to catch 150 pokemon, but also upgrade and improve them by hitting certain targets.
Pokemon Snap, 1999, Nintendo 64
Pokemon Snap takes the capturing mode to a different level. This isn’t about catching pokemon, but about snapping them. You’ll travel from one world to another to capture images until you snap all pokemon.
Pokemon Project Studio, 1999, PC
Pokemon Project Studio is not an actual game, but more of a software allowing users to design calendars, banners, cards, and other projects, everything with the pokemon theme in mind.
Pokemon Crystal, 2000, Game Boy Color
Pokemon Crystal came too soon after the Gold and Silver, but it wasn’t aimed as something new. Instead, it was released as a better and enhanced version. This new version also brought in the first female playable character.
Pokemon Stadium 2, 2000, Nintendo 64
The original release only allowed you to pull pokemon from the Red and Blue collections. This one takes it even further because you can use pokemon from all the five handheld games made before. In other words, your options are countless.
Pokemon Play It! Version 2, 2000, PC
Excellent for Windows computers, Pokemon Play It! Version 2 is a strategy game designed in a turn-based environment.
Pokemon Puzzle League, 2000, Nintendo 64
Pokemon Puzzle Challenge, 2000, Game Boy Color
This is the handheld version of the original Pokemon Puzzle League. Feel free to battle gym leaders, but you can also compete against your friends if you hook up with a cable.
Pokemon PokeROM Gotta Learn 'em All!, 2000, PC
This is basically a set of multiple CD games. Each of them brings in a series of mini games, suitable for kids in particular.
Pokemon 2000, 2000, PC
Pokemon 2000 was a first-person adventure game, similar to classic shooters. Unfortunately, legal disputes took it offline in about four weeks after the official release.
Pokemon Card GB2: Here Comes Great Team Rocket!, 2001, Game Boy Color
This sequel to the original game was made for the Japanese market only. Obviously, you can find it anywhere these days, yet it’s not very common. This was the first game in the Pokemon collection that was released by The Pokemon Company.
Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire, 2002, Game Boy Advance
This was my favorite game of the 2000s, mainly because of the third generation of pokemon and a series of extras. Sure, you'll miss some pokemon from previous generations, but you have natures, abilities, and double battles.
Pokemon Box: Ruby and Sapphire, 2003, GameCube
This is one of the most versatile games I’ve ever tried. Basically, if you’re after the perfect game to store pokemon in one place, this release is ideal. You can collect 1,500 pokemon from other games and store them in here, how cool is that?
Pokemon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire, 2003, Game Boy Advance
Those who liked the original Pokemon Pinball will most likely appreciate the newer twist as well. Covering the same principles, you’ll have a few ruby and sapphire elements. The idea is the same, catch and boost pokemon while hitting targets.
Pokemon Colosseum, 2003, GameCube
If you’ve played games in the Stadium series, you’ll notice a few things are quite familiar. That’s because Pokemon Colosseum is a sequel. Most of the monsters you’ll meet are designed in 3D. Plus, the standalone adventure is worth every minute.
Pokemon Channel, 2003, GameCube
It sounds weird, but this game allows you to test an official pokemon TV channel and list games in order. There are all sorts of competitions as well and that’s what will keep you busy.
Pokemon FireRed and LeafGreen, 2004, Game Boy Advance
These games hit all of the world during the same year. They were immediately embraced by Pokemon Red and Blue fans because they came out as superior remakes. Basically, there weren’t many differences, but they felt like new games.
Pokemon Emerald, 2004, Game Boy Advance
Pokemon Emerald smashed it in Japan in 2004, and its success pushed for an international release throughout 2005. It was the director’s cut version of the classic Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire. Given all the extras, it felt like a brand new game.
Pokemon: Masters Arena, 2004, PC
Pokemon: Masters Arena brings in eight mini games. When completed, each game will reveal a winning poster, which can be printed.
Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness, 2005, GameCube
This is probably one of the most intense Pokemon games I’ve ever played. You need to find and rescue Shadow Pokemon. The action takes you through a plethora of turn based fights, lots of dialogue, and a great storyline. Everything is in stunning 3D graphics.
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team and Red Rescue Team, 2005, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS
The Red Rescue Team version was released for Game Boy Advance, while the Blue Rescue Team variant was available on Nintendo DS. The games take the concept to a different level. You no longer have control of the trainer, but you’re in charge of the actual pokemon.
Pokemon Trozei!, 2005, Nintendo DS
Designed like a puzzle game, this is my favorite time killer. Imagine a game of columns, but with pokemon characters instead. Match up lines to win games, simple as that.
Pokemon: Team Turbo, 2005, PC
Pokemon: Team Turbo offers six racing tracks, as well as five mini games. Each successful game will allow you to power up a pokemon.
Pokemon Diamond and Pearl, 2006, Nintendo DS
Like other Pokemon games, this one was initially released in Japan. It was the first Pokemon game to make it on Nintendo DS, and believe it or not, I still play it today. Also, it introduced the fourth generation of pokemon.
Pokemon Battle Revolution, 2006, Wii
The perfect scenario for a group of friends who love Pokemon games, simple as that. There are 493 pokemon to choose from. You can battle random people in tournaments or just challenge your friends to some internal fighting.
Pokemon Ranger, 2006, Nintendo DS
There are lots of challenges in this game spread over ten different missions. You'll be able to capture about 200 pokemon as well, mainly with a circular motion. It’s an interesting game in the series and will most likely glue you to the screen until you clear all missions.
Pokemon PC Master, 2006, PC
Pokemon PC Master was released in Japan only and aimed to help kids develop all kinds of skills and learn IT in a fun pokemon based theme.
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness, 2007, Nintendo DS
Pokemon available in these adventure games may be familiar from the Pearl and Diamond series. There are 493 pokemon you can catch in this game, and each of them has its own particularities. It’s by far one of the best Mystery Dungeon titles I’ve ever played.
Pokemon Battrio, 2007, Arcade
I find this game pretty similar to Pokemon Battle Revolution. Basically, you’ll have to battle again and again with different teams of pokemon.
Pokemon Platinum, 2008, Nintendo DS
Quite similar to Pokemon Diamond and Pearl, Pokemon Platinum is practically the director’s cut version of the original release. Everything’s enhanced with extra stories and quests, as well as more intense action.
My Pokemon Ranch, 2008, WiiWare
My Pokemon Ranch may not give you plenty of action, but it has an interesting concept that most players will love. Basically, you’ll need to send monsters you catch to this ranch. Login daily, and you'll get a new pokemon. The more pokemon you bring in, the more impressive your army will be.
Pokemon Ranger: Shadows of Almia, 2008, Nintendo DS
Plenty of action, lots of pokemon to capture, and a good dose of mystery. There's definitely something wrong with local pokemon and you need to figure out what, not to mention rescuing everyone. Fresh out of school, your character is about to face an incredible amount of action.
Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver, 2009, Nintendo DS
I believe these games shouldn’t be missed from any player's collection. It's probably the best joint adventure of the 2000s. It brings in some amazing graphics, dual screen action, and incredibly smooth mechanics. These titles will give you an amazing experience regardless of what you love about Pokemon games.
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Keep Going! Blazing Adventure Squad!, Let's Go! Stormy Adventure Squad! and Go For It! Light Adventure Squad!, 2009, WiiWare
Three different games with a similar twist that's what you're going to get from this collection. They’re all based on the traditional elemental starters. To me, the fact that Arceus makes an appearance was one of the most exciting things.
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky, 2009, Nintendo DS
There’s a bit of a story in this release. You’ll end up in Treasure Town, and your goal is to figure out the mystery of the missing Time Gears. A similar version for Wii U Virtual Console was made available in 2016.
Pokemon Rumble, 2009, WiiWare
This was a massive upgrade to the classic gameplay. Players had to adapt and leave the turn based battles behind. Instead, you’re supposed to fight others in real time, so you better make sure you know what your pokemon can do upfront, as there isn’t much time to think.
PokePark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure, 2009, Wii
Get right into the action. You’ll be in a theme park run by a bunch of pokemon. There are lots of challenges to complete in a hectic environment.
Pokemon Black and White, 2010, Nintendo DS
Pokemon Black and White came with a few extras. Not only do you experience the fifth generation of pokemon, but you’ll also reveal the Pokedex once you complete the story. Then, you have triple battles as well, not to mention rotation battles.
Pokemon Ranger: Guardian Signs, 2010, Nintendo DS
At first, the game seems fairly simple. You need to battle a team that keeps capturing pokemon. The so-called pokemon pinchers don’t look very aggressive, but trust me, they’ll give you a bit of a headache as you dig deeper.
Pokemon Rumble Blast, 2011, Nintendo 3DS
In this sequel of the original game, you’ll need to travel the world to figure out who’s behind the mysterious disappearance of Glowdrops.
PokePark 2: Wonders Beyond, 2011, Wii
Piplup and Pikachu end up in a theme park where someone’s imprisoning their friends. There’s no time to have fun, as they’re on a mission to rescue everyone.
Pokemon TCG Online, 2011, PC, Android, iOS
Pokemon TCG Online was more about challenging friends in some epic battles. The last expansion pack was released in 2023, and the game was discontinued soon after.
Pokemon Black 2 and White 2, 2012, Nintendo DS
If you play Pokemon Black and White, you’ll notice the same stories and map. But then, there are a bunch of extras. Locations are more diversified, not to mention some unusual upgrades in the actual action. The action takes place a couple of years later.
Pokemon Conquest, 2012, Nintendo DS
Pokemon Conquest is one of the most complex games I’ve ever played. It’s a tactical RPG, a mix of a few different pokemon games with lots of adventure and action.
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity, 2012, Nintendo 3DS
There are lots of dungeons to explore, plenty of mysteries to investigate, and quite a few plot twists. Furthermore, this was the first game that allowed you to choose what pokemon you play as, by far, my favorite part of the game.
Pokemon Tretta, 2012, Arcade
Get ready for plenty of action and one battle after another in 3-v-3 scenarios and different environments. It’s definitely an exciting game. It may not have an impressive story, but it’s good fun.
Pokedex 3D and Pokedex 3D Pro, 2012, Nintendo 3DS
Pokedex 3D is more like a guide, allowing players to check everything about a pokemon, including the potential evolution. Pokedex 3D Pro is the sequel and offers a more in-depth approach, but unlike the original app, it’s not free.
Pokemon Dream Radar, 2012, Nintendo 3DS
Pokemon Dream Radar allows players to use the outer cameras and gyroscope of their Nintendo 3DS devices to battle pokemon in an augmented reality game.
Pokemon Rumble U, 2013, Wii U
This is one of the most exciting Pokemon games you'll try. You're a toy, and you need to lead your team back to the toy store. But to get there, you'll need to go through countless battles.
Pokemon Tretta Lab, 2013, Nintendo 3DS, Arcade
Pokemon Tretta Lab was specifically designed for the Japanese market and brings in three Tretta, Lucario, Mewtwo, and Eevee.
Pokemon X and Y, 2013, Nintendo 3DS
The sixth generation of Pokemon featured a worldwide release. In fact, this was the first time a Pokemon game came out at the same time all over the world. It boosts polygonal 3D graphics, while players will embrace the mega evolution and the possibility to give the trainer a custom appearance.
Pokemon Bank, 2013, Nintendo 3DS
Pokemon Bank was originally released in a few Asian countries and made it to the western world during the next year. It’s more of a storage system in the cloud, allowing players to collect up to 3,000 pokemon.
Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, 2014, Nintendo 3DS
If you’re a big fan of the series and you’re trying to complete all the games, you’ve probably already noticed how it works. Every now and then, a potentially new release is an enhanced version of a previous one. This is the better alternative to Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire.
Pokemon Battle Trozei, 2014, Nintendo 3DS
The sequel of the original game brings in even more puzzles, but with beautiful 3D graphics and even the ability to play with friends on a dual screen.
Camp Pokemon, 2014, Android, iOS
Camp Pokemon is also known as Pokemon Camp in some western countries. It’s primarily aimed at kids and teaches them all the basics regarding pokemon and their capabilities.
Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon, 2015, Nintendo 3DS
Pokemon are disappearing in the Serene village. It looks like someone’s turning them into stone. Your role is to enroll in a local school and start an investigation. You’ll also meet some characters from previous Mystery Dungeon releases.
Pokemon Rumble World, 2015, Nintendo 3DS
This is another classic toy collection game, but what makes it special is the fact there are 700 pokemon to deal with. I guarantee you, there are some pokemon out there you’ve never heard of.
Pokemon Shuffle, 2015, Nintendo 3DS, Android, iOS
Simply put, this is the mobile alternative to the Pokemon Trozei puzzle game. It’s convenient and a great time killer on the go.
Pokemon Picross, 2015, Nintendo 3DS
With 600 different puzzles, Pokemon Picross will keep you busy for a while. Each puzzle will allow you to collect pokemon once complete.
Pokken Tournament, 2015, Arcade
The same game has also been released for Wii U a year later. This tournament is practically a pokemon version of Street Fighter, fun, crazy, intense.
Detective Pikachu, 2016, Nintendo 3DS
This game has a movie based on it and brings in a unique experience. It made history in Japan, but it’s also benefited from an international release.
Pokemon Sun and Moon, 2016, Nintendo 3DS
Like most other releases introducing a new generation of pokemon, these games will also bring in a plethora of updates too. First of all, this is the first game to support the Chinese language. Second, you have regional forms. And as if all these were not enough, you’ll love the Z moves.
Pokemon Ga-Ole, 2016, Arcade
Get ready for quick and intense battles into stunning scenarios. All battles are 2-vs-2.
Pokemon Go, 2016, Android, iOS
The mobile game allows capturing pokemon in real life locations. It created a worldwide frenzy when it was initially released.
Pokemon Photo Booth, 2016, Android, iOS
Pokemon Photo Booth allows players to create banners and edit pictures with filters and other enhancements, everything revolving around the pokemon theme.
Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, 2017, Nintendo 3DS
This is the enhanced director’s cut version of a previous release. But then, the collection also brings in the middle generation in the Pokemon series. If you have played Pokemon Sun and Moon before, you’ll notice many things in common.
Pokken Tournament DX, 2017, Nintendo Switch
Pick one of your favorite 20 pokemon, choose a funky scenario, and enjoy the dueling battles. There are countless tournaments out there, especially if you bring your friends in, too.
Pokemon Duel, 2017, Android, iOS
Pokemon Duel was released on more platforms given its popularity on mobile devices, offering a digital board game that can keep you entertained for days.
Pokemon Playhouse, 2017, Android, iOS
I’ll be honest with you, this app is not the best for avid pokemon players, but it’s excellent for kids who are just getting into it.
Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee!, 2018, Nintendo Switch
These are, by far some of my favorites. The action takes place in Kanto, you'll have the classic 151 pokemon, as well as extras from other releases. Pokemon by your side in the overworld is back. There are no battles though, but the capturing idea used in a different release.
Pokemon Quest, 2018, Nintendo Switch
The action adventure mix in Pokemon Quest was so popular that it was also made for Android and iOS within weeks only. It reached over 7.5 million downloads within a week.
Pokemon Rumble Rush, 2019, Android, iOS
The game was retired in 2020, but it’s probably still easy to find out there. Like other games in the Rumble series, you’re dealing with a bunch of toys and plenty of plot twists.
Pokemon Sword and Shield, 2019, Nintendo Switch
The eighth generation of Pokemon brings in a few updates, too. For example, you don't have all the pokemon you might be familiar with. Luckily for those who cleared the games, two expansion packs were released over the next year.
Pokemon Trading Card Game Card Dex, 2019, Android, iOS
This app is more of a collection app where you can collect cards and browse both common and rare cards. It has plenty of useful features, such as setting goals for cards, too.
Pokemon Masters EX, 2019, Android, iOS
The 3-v-3 battle game was originally released under a different name, but it was renamed on its first anniversary.
Pokemon Home, Nintendo Switch, Android, iOS
Pokemon Home is available as a free service, as well as a premium one with extra features. It’s a top tool for those playing Pokemon Sword and Shield, as it allows transferring pokemon between them.
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX, 2020, Nintendo Switch
I dare to say this game is an upgraded version of previous Rescue Team releases. Of course, the action is more intense, and graphics are significantly better. The stories are original and unchanged, but the action makes it worth your time.
Pokemon Cafe Mix, 2020, Nintendo Switch, Android, iOS
This is one of the most hectic Pokemon games I've ever played. Your role is to feed hungry pokemon. From fancy drinks to weird foods, they're hungry, and you're there to keep them happy in a bunch of different puzzles.
Pokemon Mezastar, 2020, Arcade
Pokemon Mezastar allows sharing a screen, offering excellent fun with friends and family. Since there’s always room for new monsters in your team, each battle will be unique.
Pokemon Smile, 2020, Android, iOS
Pokemon Smile is ideal for kids and not only. It relies on your smartphone’s camera for action. For example, brushing your teeth means pokemon are saved from bacteria. There are lots of exciting activities that blend real life and this stunning game.
Pokemon Unite, 2021, Nintendo Switch, Android, iOS
This is one of the toughest multiplayer arena pokemon games I’ve ever tried. Matches put two teams face to face, each of them with five pokemon, so there are lots of options out there.
Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, 2021, Nintendo Switch
These are the upgraded versions of the Nintendo DS original games. Of course, you’ll find them smoother and a bit more intense. To me, the graphics made the difference. Anyway, you’ll need to become a champion with Peplum, Chimchar or Turtwig.
New Pokemon Snap, 2021, Nintendo Switch
This release came out more than two decades after the original, driving everyone insane. The concept is the same, capture images of pokemon in their natural habitat. However, the graphics and storyline are much better.
Pokemon Legends: Arceus, 2022, Nintendo Switch
This is the first open world game in the series, and trust me, there's plenty to do in there. It no longer has the magical world vibe, but it feels like the action takes place somewhere in the wild. The action takes place in Hisui, and players must collect and capture everything they can to succeed.
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, 2022, Switch
The ninth generation of pokemon will pleasantly surprise you. Graphics will stand out, not to mention how smooth this game feels. For those who expect a bit more with every new generation, you’ll now discover terastalizing. I won’t get into details, I’ll let you discover it yourself.
Detective Pikachu Returns, 2023, Nintendo Switch
The sequel to the original release is an adventure game taking you to Ryme City and pushing you to solve one mystery after another. It’s new, it’s got great graphics and trust me, you’ll love it.
The list is longer than this and also includes less known games, as well as some spin offs. There are also a few PC games, such as small and light Flash games. Here are the most popular ones:
- Pokemon Pinball Mini, 2001, Pokemon Mini
- Pokemon Puzzle Collection, 2001, Pokemon Mini
- Pokemon Puzzle Collection Vol. 2, 2001, Pokemon Mini
- Pokemon Zany Cards, 2001, Pokemon Mini
- Pokemon Race Mini, 2001, Pokemon Mini
- Pichu Bros. Mini, 2001, Pokemon Mini
- Pokemon Breeder Mini, 2001, Pokemon Mini
- Togepi's Great Adventure, 2002, Pokemon Mini
- Pokemon Tetris, 2002, Pokemon Mini
- Pokemon Party Mini, 2002, Pokemon Mini
- Pokemon: Catch the Numbers!, 2002, Sega Pico
- Pokemon Advanced Generation: I've Begun Hiragana and Katakana!, 2003, Sega Pico
- Pokemon Advanced Generation: Pico for Everyone Pokémon Loud Battle!, 2004, Sega Pico
- Pokemon Dash, 2004, Nintendo DS
- Pokemon Advanced Generation: Pokemon Number Battle!, 2005, Advanced Pico Beena
- Pokemon Team Rocket Blast Off, 2006, PC
- Pokemon Poke Ball Launcher, 2006, PC
- Pokemon Seek & Find, 2006, PC
- Pokemate, 2006, Android, iOS
- Intellectual Training Drill Pokemon Diamond and Pearl: Letter and Number Intelligence Game, 2007, Advanced Pico Beena
- Pokemon Card Game Online, 2009, PC
- Pokemon Diamond and Pearl: Search for Pokemon! Adventure in the Maze!, 2009, Advanced Pico Beena
- Pokemon Best Wishes: Intelligence Training Pokemon Big Sports Meet!, 2010, Advanced Pico Beena
- Learn with Pokemon: Typing Adventure, 2011, Nintendo DS
- Pokemon Conquest, 2012, Nintendo DS
- Pokemon Art Academy, 2014, Nintendo 3DS
- Pokemon: Magikarp Jump, 2017, Android, iOS
- Pokemon Medallion Battle, 2019, PC
- Pokemon Tower Battle, 2019, PC
Do you still want to know more about Pokemon games? Here are some frequently asked questions:
Is there a Pokemon game with all pokemon?
While there isn't currently a main series Pokemon game that includes every single Pokemon, there are games that come close. Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield, the latest main series games as of 2023, include a wide variety of Pokemon, but not all of them. However, it's worth noting that Pokemon Legends: Arceus is a game that requires players to fill out the Pokedex in order to complete the main story, which means it will likely feature a significant number of Pokemon.
Are all Pokemon games connected?
All the main series Pokemon games take place in the same universe, but they are not directly connected in terms of storylines. Each game usually features a new region, new characters, and new Pokemon to discover. However, there are often references to past regions and characters, creating a sense of continuity and shared history within the Pokemon world.
What is the best selling Pokemon game of all time?
As of 2023, the best-selling Pokemon game of all time is Pokemon Red/Green/Blue, also known as Pokemon Red/Blue outside of Japan. These games were released for the Game Boy in 1996 and 1998. They introduced the world to the Pokemon franchise and sold 31.38 million copies worldwide, making them a cultural phenomenon.
How many Pokemon original games are there in total?
As of now, there are a total of nine generations of main series Pokemon games. Each generation typically introduces a new region, new Pokemon, and new gameplay mechanics. The main series games include titles such as Pokemon Red/Blue, Pokemon Gold/Silver, Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire, Pokemon Diamond/Pearl, Pokemon Black/White, Pokemon X/Y, Pokemon Sun/Moon, Pokemon Sword/Shield, and more.
Is there a Pokemon game with all regions?
Currently, there is no single Pokemon game that includes all regions. Each main series game usually focuses on a specific region and its corresponding Pokemon. However, Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver, remakes of the second-generation games, feature two regions: Johto and Kanto. Players can explore both regions and encounter Pokemon from each. Additionally, some spin-off games, such as Pokemon Masters and Pokemon Go, allow players to encounter Pokemon from various regions.
The Pokemon franchise has evolved from its humble beginnings to become a global phenomenon in the gaming industry. These games have created a vast and immersive universe that continues to captivate fans of all ages.
With a rich history spanning multiple generations and platforms, there is a Pokemon game for everyone to enjoy. Whether you're a longtime player like me or just starting your Pokemon journey, there's always a new adventure waiting to be explored.