Anime Underground The Best Pokémon Video Games, Ranked  

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Gotta catch 'em all? Start playing 'em all with the best Pokémon games of all time, starting back in 1995 when the ever-popular franchise was just getting going. In the time since, there's been many a new Pokémon game—from the classic Gameboy Pokémon battle games to the PC trading games. In short, Pokémon has long been one of the most popular games and franchises out there, and it's shown no signs of slowing down. So of all the options on this Pokémon games list, which is your favorite?

Whether you're more interested in catching the best fighing Pokémon for battles or you simply like to sit down at the computer and make some trades, there's a long list of awesome Pokémon games. Of course, it's not all collecting Pokémon and trading cards, as we can't forget games like Pokémon Pinball. Nevertheless, it's the battle games that Pokémon players hold so close to their hearts—and there's been a lot of them. From the original Red and Blue Versions to the Sun and Moon games (including new generation 7 Pokémon), the list of Pokémon games is seemingly never ending. 

While all Pokémon games are great in their own right, everyone has their favorite. Check out all the games listed below and vote up the ones you think are the best Pokémon games.  

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676 198
Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilv... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Pokémon Video Games, Ranked

2
508 167
Pokémon Emerald is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Pokémon Video Games, Ranked
Game Boy Advance
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 ...more

3
449 160
Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Pokémon Video Games, Ranked
Game Boy Advance
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 ...more

4
465 177
Pokémon Gold and Silver is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Pokémon Video Games, Ranked
Game Boy Color, Game Boy, 3DS Virtual Console
Pokémon Gold Version and Silver Version are the second installments of the Pokémon series of role-playing video games developed by Game Freak and published by Nintendo for the Game ...more

5
421 153
Pokémon Platinum is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Pokémon Video Games, Ranked
Nintendo DS
Pokémon Platinum Version is a title in the Pokémon series of video games. It was developed by Game Freak and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo DS handheld game console. It is ...more

6
540 233
Pokémon Red and Blue is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Pokémon Video Games, Ranked
Game Boy, Game Boy Advance
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 ...more

7
352 157
Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Pokémon Video Games, Ranked
Game Boy Advance, Nintendo 3DS
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 ...more

8
382 184
Pokémon Yellow is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Pokémon Video Games, Ranked
Game Boy Color, Game Boy, 3DS
Pokémon Yellow Version: Special Pikachu Edition, more commonly known as Pokémon Yellow Version, is a 1998 role-playing video game developed by Game Freak and published by Nintendo ...more

9
328 144
Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha S... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Pokémon Video Games, Ranked
Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Nintendo 3DS
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 ...more

10
305 149
Pokémon Crystal is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Pokémon Video Games, Ranked
Game Boy Color, 3DS Virtual Console
Pokémon Crystal Version for the Game Boy Color, is the seventh game in the Pokémon video game series in Japan, and the sixth in North America and Europe. The game is an enhanced ...more

11
294 158
Pokémon Diamond and Pearl is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Pokémon Video Games, Ranked
Nintendo DS
Pokémon Diamond Version and Pearl Version are role-playing games developed by Game Freak and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo DS. With the enhanced remake Pokémon Platinum, ...more

12
263 155
Pokémon Black and White is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Pokémon Video Games, Ranked
Nintendo DS
Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version are role-playing games developed by Game Freak and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo DS. They are the first installments in the ...more

13
258 158
Pokémon Stadium is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Pokémon Video Games, Ranked
Nintendo 64
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. ...more

14
236 142
Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Pokémon Video Games, Ranked
Nintendo Switch
Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! are role-playing video games (RPGs) developed by Game Freak and published by Nintendo and The Pokémon Company for the Nintendo ...more

15
220 143
Pokémon Black/White Version 2 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Pokémon Video Games, Ranked

16
206 171
Pokémon X and Y is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Pokémon Video Games, Ranked
Nintendo 3DS
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 ...more

17
187 167
Pokémon Snap is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Pokémon Video Games, Ranked
Nintendo 64, Wii
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 ...more

18
153 127
Pokémon Colosseum is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Pokémon Video Games, Ranked
GameCube
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 ...more

19
191 177
Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Mo... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Pokémon Video Games, Ranked
Nintendo 3DS
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 ...more

20
149 131
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Pokémon Video Games, Ranked
Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Wii U Virtual Console
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team are a matched pair of Pokémon games for the Nintendo DS and Game Boy Advance, ...more

21
124 100
Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Pokémon Video Games, Ranked
GameCube
Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness, released in Japan as Pokémon XD Yami no Kaze Dark Lugia, is the second role-playing video game from Nintendo's Pokémon franchise for the ...more

22
153 139
Pokémon Stadium 2 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Pokémon Video Games, Ranked
Nintendo 64
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 ...more

23
125 104
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explo... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Pokémon Video Games, Ranked
Nintendo DS, Wii U Virtual Console
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky is an enhanced version of Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness for the Nintendo DS. It was released in Japan on April 18, 2009; North ...more

24
166 158
Pokémon Sun and Moon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Pokémon Video Games, Ranked
Pokémon Sun and Moon Nintendo 3DS
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 ...more

25
125 125
Pokémon Trading Card Game is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Pokémon Video Games, Ranked
Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Game Boy line, Game Boy Color
Pokémon Trading Card Game, originally released in Japan as Pokémon Card GB is a video game adaptation of the original tabletop trading card game of the same name, which in turn was ...more