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The Best Pokémon Console Games, Ranked

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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 Stadium
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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
    • Release: 2000
    • Platform: Nintendo 64


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  • Pokémon Stadium 2
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    Pokémon Stadium 2, known as Pocket Monsters' Stadium Kin Gin in Japan, is a video game for the Nintendo 64. It features all 251 Pokémon from the first and second generations. It was released in North America as simply Pokémon Stadium 2, as it was the second Stadium game to be released there. In Japan, Pocket Monsters' Stadium Kin Gin was the third game of the Pokémon Stadium series. The Japanese edition also featured the capability to use the Pokémon Mobile System from Pokémon Crystal which was also released on the same day. This game featured support for all three original Game Boy Pokémon games and the three Game Boy Color games. As in the previous Stadium games, Pikachu from Yellow was a...  more
    • Release: 2001
    • Platform: Nintendo 64
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  • Pokémon Snap
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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
    • Release: 1999
    • Platform: Nintendo 64, Wii
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  • Pokémon Colosseum
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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
    • Release: 2004
    • Platform: GameCube

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