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The Best Pokémon Console Games, Ranked 

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Updated September 10, 2018 323 votes 119 voters 7.1k views 13 items

Still gotta catch 'em all, but don't want to play 3DS games? Here are the best Pokémon console games. This ranked list includes the most popular Pokémon games for N64, Wii, Wii U, and even the Nintendo Switch. As of 2018, there are no Pokémon games for PS4, but we're hoping that changes in the future!

Some of the top Pokémon games for Nintendo consoles are Pokémon StadiumPokémon Snap, Pokkén Tournament, and Pokémon Quest.

Vote up the best Pokémon games for console, and see where they rank among the best Pokémon games of all time

Pokémon Snap is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Pokémon Console Games, Ranked
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Pokémon Snap is a first-person rail shooter and simulation video game co-developed by HAL Laboratory and Pax Softnica and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 64 video game console. It was first released in Japan on March 21, 1999, and was later released on June 30, 1999 in North America and September 15, 2000, in PAL regions. It is a spin-off game in the Pokémon series, being one of the first console-based games for it, and featuring many Pokémon rendered for the first time in real-time 3D. The game was re-released for the Wii's Virtual Console during December 2007 in Japan, North America, and PAL regions. Originally announced as a Nintendo 64DD title, development of Pokémon Snap was ...more on Wikipedia

Release: 1999

Platform: Nintendo 64, Wii

Pokémon Stadium ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Pokémon Console Games, Ranked
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Pokémon Stadium, is a strategy video game developed by Nintendo EAD with the assistance of Creatures and HAL Laboratory and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 64 video game console. It was released on April 30, 1999 in Japan, February 29, 2000 in North America, and April 7, 2000 in Europe. Though known in Western regions as Pokémon Stadium, the game is actually a sequel to the 1998 Pokemon Stadium. ...more on Wikipedia

Release: 2000

Platform: Nintendo 64

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Pokémon Colosseum... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Pokémon Console Games, Ranked
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Pokémon Colosseum is a role-playing video game developed by Genius Sonority and published by Nintendo as part of the Pokémon series. It was released exclusively for the Nintendo GameCube on November 21, 2003, in Japan; March 22, 2004, in North America; and May 14, 2004, in Europe. Unlike previous titles, the game does not feature random encounters with Pokémon; instead, the player can steal the Pokémon of other Pokémon Trainers. The game also features several battle modes for single-player and multiplayer gameplay. The game is set in the desertous region of Orre. The player protagonist is Wes, a former member of Team Snagem. Throughout the game, the player rescues "Shadow Pokémon"—Pokémon ...more on Wikipedia

Release: 2004

Platform: GameCube

Pokkén Tournament... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Pokémon Console Games, Ranked
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Pokkén Tournament is a fighting video game developed by Bandai Namco Studios and published by The Pokémon Company. The game combines gameplay elements from Bandai Namco's Tekken series with characters from Nintendo's Pokémon franchise. It was released for Japanese arcades in July 2015, and worldwide for the Wii U in March 2016. An enhanced port for the Nintendo Switch, titled Pokkén Tournament DX, was released in September 2017. Pokkén Tournament is a fighting game in which two fighters battle against each other using various Pokémon, with gameplay shifting between "Field Phase" where the Pokémon move freely around the arena, and "Duel Phase" where they move relative to each other similar to ...more on Wikipedia

Release: 2016

Platform: Wii U, Nintendo Switch