Anime Underground The Best Pokémon Game Boy Games, Ranked  

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Before Pokémon made its way to Nintendo 3DS and other consoles, the best Pokémon games were on Game Boy and Game Boy Advance. What are the most popular Game Boy Pokémon games of all time?

Some of the Pokémon games for Game Boy and Game Boy Advance are Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, Pokémon Emerald, and the original Pokémon Red and Blue.

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

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Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Pokémon Game Boy Games, Ranked
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Pokémon Ruby Version and Sapphire Version are the third installments of the Pokémon series of role-playing video games, developed by Game Freak and published by Nintendo for the Game Boy Advance. The games were first released in Japan in late 2002 and internationally in 2003. Pokémon Emerald, a special edition version, was released two years later in each region. These three games are part of the third generation of the Pokémon video game series, also known as the "advanced generation". A remake of the two games, titled Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, were released for the Nintendo 3DS worldwide on November 21, 2014, exactly twelve years to the date of the original Ruby and Sapphire release ...more on Wikipedia

Release: 2002

Platform: Game Boy Advance, Nintendo 3DS

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#8 on The Best Pokémon Video Games, Ranked

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Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Pokémon Game Boy Games, Ranked
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Pokémon FireRed Version and LeafGreen Version are enhanced remakes of the original Pokémon Red and Blue video games, which were released in 1996. The new titles were developed by Game Freak and published by Nintendo for the Game Boy Advance and have compatibility with the Game Boy Advance Wireless Adapter, which originally came bundled with the games. FireRed and LeafGreen were first released in Japan in January 2004 and released to North America and Europe in September and October respectively. Nearly two years after their original release, Nintendo re-marketed them as Player's Choice titles. FireRed and LeafGreen are members of the Pokémon series of role-playing video games. As in previous ...more on Wikipedia

Release: 2004

Platform: Game Boy Advance

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#3 on The Best Pokémon Video Games, Ranked

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Pokémon Emerald is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Pokémon Game Boy Games, Ranked
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Pokémon Emerald Version, most commonly referred to as simply Pokémon Emerald, is a role-playing video game developed by Game Freak, published by The Pokémon Company and Nintendo for the Game Boy Advance. It was first released in Japan on September 16, 2004, and was later released in North America, Australia, and Europe. It is an enhanced version of Pokémon Ruby Version and Pokémon Sapphire Version and is part of the third generation of the Pokémon video game series. The gameplay and controls are mostly unchanged from previous games in the series; players control a Pokémon trainer from an overhead perspective. As with previous games, the player's general goal is to traverse the Hoenn region ...more on Wikipedia

Release: 2005

Platform: Game Boy Advance

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#2 on The Best Pokémon Video Games, Ranked

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Pokémon Red and Blue is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Pokémon Game Boy Games, Ranked
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Pokémon Red Version and Pokémon Blue Version, originally released in Japan as Pocket Monsters: Red & Green, are role-playing video games developed by Game Freak and published by Nintendo for the Game Boy. They are the first installments of the Pokémon series. They were first released in Japan in 1996 as Red and Green, with Blue being released later in the year as a special edition. They were later released as Red and Blue in North America, Europe and Australia over the following three years. Pokémon Yellow, a special edition version, was released roughly a year later. Red and Green have subsequently been remade for the Game Boy Advance as Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, released in 2004. The ...more on Wikipedia

Release: 1996, 2016

Platform: Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, 3DS Virtual Console

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#12 on The Most Addictive Video Games of All Time

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#14 on The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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