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

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Pokémon Red and Blue is listed (or ranked) 2 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

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Pokémon Emerald is listed (or ranked) 3 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

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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

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Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen is listed (or ranked) 5 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

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Pokémon Yellow is listed (or ranked) 6 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

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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

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Pokémon Platinum is listed (or ranked) 8 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

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171 83
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

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177 94
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

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171 94
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

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167 93
Pokémon Stadium is listed (or ranked) 12 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

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Pokémon Black and White is listed (or ranked) 13 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

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Pokémon X and Y is listed (or ranked) 14 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

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Pokémon Snap is listed (or ranked) 15 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

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Pokémon Black/White Version 2 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Pokémon Video Games, Ranked

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Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Mo... is listed (or ranked) 17 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

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Pokémon Stadium 2 is listed (or ranked) 18 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

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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue ... is listed (or ranked) 19 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

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Pokémon Go is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Pokémon Video Games, Ranked
iOS, Android Pokémon Go is a free-to-play, location-based augmented reality game developed by Niantic for iOS and Android devices. The game was the result of a collaboration between Niantic and ...more

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86 83
Pokémon Colosseum is listed (or ranked) 21 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

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91 96
Pokémon Sun and Moon is listed (or ranked) 22 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

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Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness is listed (or ranked) 23 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

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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explo... is listed (or ranked) 24 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

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80 87
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

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Pokémon Ranger is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Pokémon Video Games, Ranked
Nintendo DS, Wii U Virtual Console Pokémon Ranger is an action role-playing video game developed by HAL Laboratory and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo DS video game console. The game was released at various dates, ...more

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61 70
Pokkén Tournament is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Pokémon Video Games, Ranked
Pokkén Tournament Wii U 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 ...more

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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explo... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Pokémon Video Games, Ranked
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness/Time Nintendo DS Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness are a matched pair of Pokémon games for the Nintendo DS. The two games were ...more

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Pokémon Pinball is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Pokémon Video Games, Ranked
Game Boy Color Pokémon Pinball is a pinball-based Pokémon spin-off video game for the Game Boy Color. It was released in Japan on April 14, 1999, and in North America on June 28, 1999. In it, the ...more

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43 59
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Alm... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Pokémon Video Games, Ranked
Nintendo DS, Wii U Virtual Console Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia is an action role-playing video game developed by Creatures Inc. for the Nintendo DS video game console. It is the prequel to the Pokémon Ranger ...more

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40 57
Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Pokémon Video Games, Ranked
Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon Nintendo 3DS Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon is a roguelike video game in the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series developed by Spike Chunsoft, published by The Pokémon Company and distributed ...more

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Pokémon Conquest is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Pokémon Video Games, Ranked
Nintendo DS Pokémon Conquest, known in Japan as Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition, is a role-playing strategy video game developed by Tecmo Koei and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo DS. The ...more

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32 54
Pokkén Tournament DX is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Pokémon Video Games, Ranked
Pokkén Tournament DX Nintendo Switch

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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Pokémon Video Games, Ranked
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity Nintendo 3DS

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32 62
Pokémon Battle Revolution is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Pokémon Video Games, Ranked
Wii Pokémon Battle Revolution is the first Wii incarnation of the Pokémon video game franchise. It is also the first Wii game to use the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection in North America and ...more

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Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphi... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Pokémon Video Games, Ranked
Game Boy Advance, Wii U Virtual Console Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire is a pinball game developed by Jupiter and published by Nintendo for the Game Boy Advance handheld game console. It was first revealed at E3 in 2003, ...more

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Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Pokémon Video Games, Ranked
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs Nintendo DS, Wii U Virtual Console Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs is an action role-playing video game developed by Creatures Inc., published by The Pokémon Company and distributed by Nintendo for the Nintendo DS. ...more

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22 57
Detective Pikachu is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Pokémon Video Games, Ranked
Detective Pikachu Nintendo 3DS Detective Pikachu is an adventure game developed by Creatures Inc., published by The Pokémon Company, and distributed by Nintendo for the Nintendo 3DS. The game is a spin-off of the ...more

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PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Advent... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Pokémon Video Games, Ranked
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Wii, Wii U PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure is a spin-off video game in the Pokémon series for the Wii, developed by Creatures Inc., published by The Pokémon Company and distributed ...more

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Pokémon Rumble Blast is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Pokémon Video Games, Ranked
Pokémon Rumble Blast Nintendo 3DS Pokémon Rumble Blast, known in the PAL region as Super Pokémon Rumble and known in Japan as Super Pokémon Scramble, is an action beat 'em up video game in the Pokémon ...more

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Pokemon Bank is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Pokémon Video Games, Ranked
Pokemon Bank Nintendo eShop

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21 56
Pokémon Quest is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Pokémon Video Games, Ranked
Pokémon Quest Nintendo Switch, Android, iOS Pokémon Quest is a free-to-play action-adventure game in the Pokémon series developed by Game Freak and published by Nintendo and The Pokémon Company. It was released for ...more

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20 55
Hey You, Pikachu! is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Pokémon Video Games, Ranked
Nintendo 64 Hey You, Pikachu!, known in Japan as Pikachū Genki Dechū, is a Nintendo 64 video game developed by Ambrella and published by Nintendo. It was first released in Japan on 12 December 1998, and in ...more

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Pokémon Shuffle is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Pokémon Video Games, Ranked
Pokémon Shuffle Nintendo 3DS, iOS, Android Pokémon Shuffle is a freemium puzzle video game developed by Genius Sonority and published by The Pokémon Company for the Nintendo 3DS. The game, which is a spin-off of the ...more

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PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Pokémon Video Games, Ranked
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond Wii PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond is a Pokémon game for Wii. It was released in Japan on November 12, 2011, in North America on February 27, 2012, in Europe on March 23, 2012 It is the ...more

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Pokémon Puzzle League is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Pokémon Video Games, Ranked
Wii, Nintendo 64 Pokémon Puzzle League is a puzzle game for the Nintendo 64 console. It is based on Nintendo's Puzzle League puzzle games, but with Pokémon likenesses. It was only available in ...more

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Pokédex 3D is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Pokémon Video Games, Ranked
Pokédex 3D Nintendo 3DS

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Pokémon Rumble is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Pokémon Video Games, Ranked
Pokémon Rumble WiiWare

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Pokémon Puzzle Challenge is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Pokémon Video Games, Ranked
Game Boy Color, 3DS Virtual Console Pokémon Puzzle Challenge, originally released in Japan as Pokemon de Panepon, is a video game for the Game Boy Color. It is based on Panel de Pon, only with characters from the ...more

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Pokémon Channel is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Pokémon Video Games, Ranked
GameCube Pokémon Channel, released in Japan as Pokémon Channel ~Together with Pikachu!~, is a 2003 video game in the Pokémon series for the GameCube, developed by Ambrella and ...more