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The Best Pokémon Nintendo 3DS Games, Ranked

Updated November 21, 2019 3.7k votes 1.1k voters 63.8k views23 items

Calling all Pokémon trainers, we're ranking the best Pokémon games for Nintendo DS and Nintendo 3DS. This ranked list includes the most popular Pokémon games right now. 

Some of the top 3DS Pokémon games and DS Pokémon games are Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra MoonPokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha SapphirePokémon X and Y, and Pokémon Black and White.

Vote up the best Pokémon games for console, and see where they rank among the best Pokémon games of all time. Then take a look at our list of The Best Monster Battle Games That Aren't Pokémon

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  • Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire are two 2014 role-playing video games developed by Game Freak, published by The Pokémon Company and Nintendo for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. They are part of the sixth generation of the Pokémon series, serving as enhanced remakes of the 2002 Game Boy Advance titles Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire. The games were announced on May 7, 2014, in a teaser trailer released by Nintendo. As with Pokémon X and Y, the games include all official translations, unlike previous generations where each game contained only a single language....  more
    • Release: 2014
    • Developer: Game Freak
    • Genres (Video game): Role-playing game
  • Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon are role-playing video games developed by Game Freak, published by The Pokémon Company and Nintendo for the Nintendo 3DS. The games were released worldwide on 17 November 2017. Announced in June 2017, the titles are enhanced versions of Pokémon Sun and Moon with a modified storyline, similar to previous "upper versions" like Yellow, Crystal, Emerald, and Platinum. The games are the second installments in the seventh generation of the main Pokémon RPGs for the Nintendo 3DS. The games are set in the Hawaii-based Alola region with an alternate storyline and introduce several new characters, Pokémon, forms, and gameplay features. As with previous titles in the...  more
    • Pokémon X and Pokémon Y are role-playing video games developed by Game Freak and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 3DS. They are the first installments in the sixth generation of the Pokémon series of role-playing games. First announced on January 8, 2013, by Satoru Iwata through a special Nintendo Direct, both X and Y were released worldwide on October 12, 2013, making them the first Nintendo-published retail games to have such a global simultaneous release in all key regions. As with previous installments, each game follows the journey of a young Pokémon trainer as they train Pokémon. This time, the game takes place in the Kalos region—based on France—with the object of the game...  more
      • Release: 2013
      • Developer: Game Freak
      • Genres (Video game): Role-playing video game
    • Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon[a] are role-playing video games developed by Game Freak, published by The Pokémon Company and Nintendo for the Nintendo 3DS. They are the first installments in the seventh generation of Pokémon games. First announced in February 2016 through a special Nintendo Direct, both Sun and Moon were released worldwide in November 2016, commemorating the franchise's 20th anniversary. As with previous installments, each game follows the journey of a young Pokémon trainer as they train Pokémon. This time, the game takes place in the Alola region—based on Hawaii—with the object of the game being to thwart the schemes of Team Skull, and later the Aether Foundation, all while...  more
      • Release: 2016
      • Developer: Game Freak