Best Pokemon Games

The Top Ten

1 Pokemon Emerald

I was so addicted to this game that I played till 3Am, Those were the good times now I just do homework till 3AM!

I love this game, is the best because you can catch almost all the pokemons from the hoen region, also you are able to catch Kyogre, Rayquaza and Groudon. Another awesome thing about Emerald is that it introduces the Battle Frontier. Without doubt, if you are a true fan of the Pokemon franchise you MUST have this awesome game!

My first pokemon game was gold but I think this one was even better. There were so many places to explore even after beating the pokemon league like the sea and abandoned ship. And when you were done with that you could start catching the 7 legendary pokemon, and go the the battle frontier. Definitely the best game.

This game was just amazing, even though I haven't finish the game 100%, I still got my main reason why I love this game:
First, that this game unlike other game (yet) was the only game that fully utilized almost every HM in order to get to town to town for ex:
In order to get to Sootopolis city, you must use surf and dive to find the cave leading to the city (which can be both frustrating yet very challenging also rewarding once you discover the town :D
Second, This game got a really great and well balanced storyline also this is the only pokemon games where the protagonist is not a total GODLIKE kid-teen that menage to unrealistically destroy a dark organization single handle-ly, because this game have well balanced aspect on the villainous team
Third, this game unlike most game (I'm looking at you GEN 5)
Is less Urban and more on the adventure feeling, yes many of you would say there's to much water in the game, but seriously in other games beside RB, SP and EM is ...more

2 Pokemon Platinum

DIAMOND IS ON 3rd position and you are ignoring platinum

Well, I completely agree, for the fact that it does actually have a lot of differences between diamond and pearl. For instance:
You get a level 20 eevee at hearhome from bebe, but in D+P, That was lv.5
The drifloon you get at the valley windoworks, is now level 15 instead of 22.
You can walk with your starter in Hearthome!
Not to mention the different designs!

Am I right?



Best post game, don't @ me.
Giratina Origin Forme is hella lit, and Cynthia is queen.
Though the elite four is a bit forgettable-- except for the Ronald McDonald looking' dude, the champion really makes up for it. Also, the battle frontier in this generation is crazy.
The pokemon in this game are much better than the pokemon that are available in D&P, as those games lack good fire types (if you didn't pick Infernape, the best fire type no question). Empoleon is also a pretty good and its typing is very noice. Only flaw about this game is the fact that in order to transfer pokemon from previous gens, you have to catch all the sinnoh pokemon and obtain the national dex. 10/10

3 Pokemon SoulSilver

Unbelievable... Stunning graphics... And nothing to meddle with old memories... Definitely top notch on the behalf of Nintendo! New mixes with old, with not only a connection to Kanto, but the ability to look at Sinnoh and Hoenn through the Pokemon make this best yet!

For me, the Silver-Gold remakes are my number one games. I simply put SoulSilver first because I prefer Lugia over Ho-Oh. I've played every game in the main series since the beginning with Blue and let me tell you, SoulSilver is the best game and deserves it.

Not talking about nostalgia, since I hadn't played Silver before this game, SoulSilver had outstanding graphics. The traditional Chinese environment Johto hosted made you really feel as if you were on an adventure in a foreign country. The houses, the cities, heck even people were based on a traditional Chinese society.

In addition to that, everything had an incredible backstory. The Ruins of Alph, the Sprout Tower, the Burned Tower, Bell Tower, Whirl Islands etc. Everything had a well-made, interesting legend. The legendary Pokemon were much more interesting than any other version, with the Legendary beasts supposedly embodying one of the three natural disasters that brought down the Tower, with Lugia flying off ...more

This game is by far my favorite of all the Pokemon games. This is because in most of the games after the elite four your done. This one there a whole different region to play through. Graphix are great and the amount of quality Pokemon you can get is unmatched. Pokemon SoulSilver all the way!

It looks cool

4 Pokemon Fire Red

Those of you who are claiming that games like Diamond and Pearl can compete with the original Pokemon games or the remakes of the originals must have joined the Pokemon party late. The original games will forever be a masterpiece and hallmark of gaming. Those games launched a frenzy in their heyday the likes we will never see again. The nostalgia and memories will always make them top dog.

Nostalgia and memory shouldn't be why the game was good. The hardware sucked and there were to many glitches. - MrQuaz680

I love this game. I think the original Pokemon game was the best, because hey, nothing beats the original! (I'm talking about Pokemon Blue/Red) But this game has much better quality to it, and better music, you can play it on the DS, and frankly it has Charizard on the cover who the ____ doesn't like Charizard? LOVE THIS GAME

I don't think this is the best but why not respect peoples opinions please? - HeavyDonkeyKong

This is my favorite Pokemon game because I spent the most time on it. I have totaled 431 hours on it alone.

My personal favorite when I was younger I lost this game losing my first level 100 and also losing mew two it made me upset to have lost a HUGE part of my childhood but then one Christmas I got it again and I was REALLY HAPPY the reason why it is my personal favorite is #1 it is the first game in the series that I ever played. #2 it was the game that got me into the series and #3 I was very young so I believed in santa and back then he was my role model because hearing him in all of those stories I wanted to be like him to give out stuff to people that have lost hope or lost someone or a pet near and dear to them I wanted to help in some way and that Christmas eve I wished the following "I wish that I could have my Pokemon fire red game back and if I get the game then I will act like him when I got older." I got the game and from there on I was nice to people and I never let go of hope whenever my friends or family get sad I try all I can do to comfort them in those times of ...more

5 Pokemon HeartGold

I've spent so much time on this game! It's fantastic and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a Pokemon game. It takes a while to complete owing to the 16 badges rather than 8 and you can get a Johto starter, a Kanto starter and a Hoenn starter, unlike the other games. You can also get over 10 legendaries completely legitimately which is one of the highest numbers that you get in the game. Plus, you get the pokewalker, which is great if your out and about a lot, and an even easier way of portably playing and leveling up your Pokemon!

It is like pokemon lets go because you can walk with your pokemon

We need them to remake this for switch

Good game. I found the title more attractive, since I'm a girl lol

6 Pokemon Black

I think the Black and White series have the most fleshed out and deep plots of the Pokemon series. Most people admittedly identify with the first generation more purely because of nostalgia, and I don't think that's fair to the later generations. 5th gen actually expanded its storyline with a second game and even provided back story to its characters (namely N) that we didn't have to find out via the manga or anime. The soundtrack was amazing, and I actually teared up at the end when N flew off with his dragon. That's a first for any of the main Pokemon games for me. I play games mainly for story, and that's why the 5th gen ranks as number 1 for me. I cared about the characters, especially the returning ones in the sequels since they were familiar and I had previous baggage from the last game I brought along. The music helped drive the story more and I thought the dialogue was excellently written. There's some sweet cut scenes thrown in too just for that much epic. Hell, even the ...more

Why black is 15th? It's so much better! I can't believe that!

Black is my favorite version of all time. I like the story, the pokemon, the music, the region, and also the battle are more difficult. I also think Tcheren is the best rival of the pokemon games.

Pokemon black is the best Pokemon game ever! It has awesome, amazing graphics, as well as a super cool storyline! Don't even get me started on the super cool Pokemon in this game.

Who crest if they are homages? And you judge them by just two pokemon only what? - HeavyDonkeyKong

7 Pokemon X

Why isn't this at the top? It looks like the best yet! I mean, come on. Pokémon battles in 3D!

Let's be honest it has by far the best graphics and before this the Pokemon games had really been taking a turn for the worse, but this game has really turned it around and it should definitely be in the top five. It is only down here because it is new and no one is willing to buy a new 3DS just for this game, but I did and I think that it was well worth it because I did not even sleep the night after I got it... It really is that addicting.

First game of pokemon I ever played.

Loved the soundtrack, graphics and story. Also in my opinion this was the last gen of pokemon that does not look like actual sh*

8 Pokemon Diamond

This game is awesome great graphics great sound and animation lets face it this game rocks awesome pokemon and dialga is beast my favorite pokemon is lucario and he was invented here

Pokemon diamond is the best. The graphics are good but they don't over do it like black and white. This game has the best pokemon ever! Girintina and my favorite Torterra. This was my second game after fire red (gameboy advanced version) so this was the game that actually taught me about pokemon it helped me understand pokemon. I also like this game because this game has more pokemon to catch, the hardest E4 and more legendaries than any other game. Finally this game was a great adventure because Sinnoh is the largest region, it let me explore and have a great time. I've played this game 400 hours and I'm not stopping. Any REAL pokemon fan should have this. And don't bother getting black and white its the easiest game ever!

Pkmn diamond is a great adventure game that prevents you from giving up. Out out of all of my pkmn games, pkmn diamond is my favorite game. Most of people should like it too. Games like it are awesome!

My favorite pokemon is lucario and he was invented

9 Pokemon Yellow

Nothing beats this one. It brings back so many memories for me and I love how it is just simple and to the point. Oh and Pikachu following you around is so adorable. - TheAxlErmin

Pokemon R/B/Y set are the best. They will always be. 151 pokes were the first creations and they are genious designs. The followers are just found through a pile of what is left in the animal/plant kingdom. I might say yellow is so stuck with pikachu but still you collect all the starters and Team Rocket is more fun.

Ah, Pokemon Yellow. It's honestly a classic, and for a gameboy game there was just so much on it. I appreciate the extremely unfriendly rival that's always one step ahead of you, and an evil team that's essentially The Pokemon Mafia. With colorful characters and a catchy soundtrack, this game holds a special place in my heart. Red, Blue, and Green were all pretty good but Yellow feels like a slightly more complete version to me, and the addition of Pikachu is pretty adorable. I love the little dance he does if you leave him above a ledge after you jump off of it!

You can't beat the originals. By far the best game of the series. So fun

Being the originals does not make up for the fact that it has the least features and worst designs in the series. - Mooshroomsrock17

10 Pokemon Crystal

Hands down one of the best Pokemon games of all time! With so much depth in the story and so many great new places in the Johto region, along with the original Kanto region (with some minor tweaks, like Veridian Forest an the Power Plant). The great characters stories like your Rival being a criminal who becomes good have never been matched by newer characters. Even Joey and his Rattata had more depth than any new Black and White trainer, and who didn't get annoyed by his constant calling, but still not feel bad for him whenever that Pidgey escaped his grasp?
Not to mention the new additions that forever changed Pokemon for what it is today: Genders in Pokemon an Main Characters alike, Breeding, Shiny Pokemon... The list goes on and on! The first game to have animated sprites and to have pokeballs that were made from apricorns. An amazing and haunting soundtrack (Who doesn't get nostalgic from Ecruteak City's theme song? and the first game to add different music for the "bad ...more

It's a great game! I've had mine for 8 years of my life. The first two regions are all I ever cared about because they were my childhood. I have right about 800 hours on mine. If I included the time spent before restarting, it might be about 820. The amount of time this game can accumulate annihilates any Wii, GameCube, or N64 game I've played!

Best game of Pokemon I really love it

This game has Pokemon from both the Kanto and Johto regions. So why vote for Pokemon Red or Blue? I understand that the newer games have more Pokemon and some of the same ones. Some people just like the first and second generation Pokemon more than the newer ones. This game should be rated #1.


The Contenders

11 Pokemon White

The game that allow me to discover the pokemon universe. I like Zekrom, the scenario, and the place. The battle are difficult enough and I love the pokemon inside. My favorite game!

It is a awesome game with lots of new Pokemon, a new region with better Pokemon, should be number 1 no doubt zekrom is beast anyway

Love it!


12 Pokemon White 2

Pokemon White 2 is by far the best Pokemon game ever. It's amazing how it makes you take a stroll down memory lane-- revisiting Unova, discovering the remnants of team Plasma and going to the previous main character's house (Pokemon White). This game is AWESOME!

This was my first pokemon game, Yes, I might like it more for that reason, but still. There was so much you could do, and so much to explore! Also that soundtrack makes me emotional just listening to it. It's so good aa >w<

It was my first ever Pokemon game and compared to some others, it is the best. Hands down. Memorable Pokemon, well made characters and a timeless soundtrack!

It is really fun and awesome.It is the best game of all.It deserves number 1

13 Pokemon Black 2

Pokemon Black 2 is the best. No doubt, hands down everyone. Although I must admit I'm not really a fan of the mascot in the game (Black Kyurem). Besides that I think it's an absolutely wonderful game. I just absolutely love Humilau City so much it's like a paradise island! The gym is just an great experience with the relaxing music and all! But besides that you can even link back to the previous games Black and White and have flashbacks which to me is really awesome. People might complain that since it's a remake it's basically the same as the previous games. Wrong! Many new things such as The Black Tower (Black 2) is a brand new challenges which is tough and difficult to face, just what anyone would want. New characters including Colress and two other gym leaders Roxie and Marlon make the game a lot interesting to play. Also the Xtransceiver has for features including being able to talk to some of the main characters of the game and also four way calls! That way a maximum of 4 ...more

Give black 2 some loves guys

This game is below Pokemon Mystery Dungeon? That's a disgrace in my opinion!

This is one of the best pokemon games of all time and just because it's a sequel and uses the same region, it doesn't mean this has to be at the bottom. Just look at Pokemon Silver, that was a sequel which re-used the Kanto region and it's No. 3 on the list.

I've been a pokemon fan since that generation and I think this game deserves a chance. I can understand if nostalgic games such as Red & Blue are at the top of this list but to me, this is the best pokemon game to date and deserves to be closer to the top.

I like the graphics a lot, they are still that classic pixelated style but are more colorful and detailed. I like the story a lot and love the starters. Also was my first Pokemon game :P

14 Pokemon Y

My first pokemon game admittedly, but that is not the reason I love it so much. I love it because the Graphics are beautiful! The same credit admittedly goes to X, but do you know what Y does better (and yes I've played both)? The legendary! Now, pokemon x may have the legend with the type advantage, but if you saw THIS thing... Also, something to both games, the music in these games was top notch, I have not yet seen a pokemon game to top the music in the kalos region - Thanosgreninja

It's my very first Pokemon game, so it's nostalgic to me! A LOT of people choose the earlier pokemon games because it's the first Pokemon game for them, so it's nostalgic. Pokemon Y very nostalgic for me, and a good game to boot!

It is amazing how much credit goes to other games up higher because they are more popular.Gen is arguably one of the worst Pokemon generations, XY is my favorite entry in the series thus far. While All games in the Pokemon series stand out in some way shape or form I feel XY definitely outshines the rest being the first Pokemon game with 3D graphics, great starters, interesting travel companions, and one of the best of the Pokemon animes.

To me, it doesn't look as good as Pokemon X but I still like it.

They literally are the same game with slightly different sets of pokemon - 8chAnonymous

15 Pokemon Silver

I grew up playing Pokemon and I started with Pokemon Blue, I used to bring my gameboy to primary school with my friends and we would play all day and I loved every moment of it and then Silver and Gold were released. Me and my sister rushed to get them. Pokemon Silver and Gold are have the best story, the best Pokemon (100 awesome additions to already amazing Pokemon) and 2 main story's I mean after beating the E4 in most games that's basically it you've won but to send the player to Kanto and have a whole other story involved that goes beyond good creating. My favorite pokemon of all time is in this game as well (Espeon) after this game the quality in pokemon declined but I still enjoy playing them all again however Silver and Gold are my favorite along with Blue and Red, it's just unfortunate that so many young people growing up now never got to experience the magical days of Pokemon like me and so many other lucky people did it truly makes me happy to remember those days of playing ...more

This pokemon game had the best story, and you can go on MUCH longer than other games, they had pokemon that didn't suck, and stories that didn't make you wanna lie down and die. The problem to the newest pokemon games is that it feels like they have drawn a random creature and given it a random name. Then think they'll make millions.

I really look forward to a generation of pokemon where they make something similar, and adds some more excitement too.

People who grew up after blue don't see the quality, and I am sorry for them.

My first Pokemon game! Nostalgia... I'm from Poland, and when I was playing that game, I was six. I didn't understand anything, but that was EPIC. Sorry for my english, but I think that's even better than Fire Red.

Ah, Pokemon Silver, in my opinion the peak of Pokemon gaming. The reason later Pokemon games pale in comparison is that they lacked the depth and back story that Silver managed to gain from being a sequel to Red and Blue, such as Koga, member of the elite four, used to actually be the gym leader of Fusia city (which everyone knows, of course). All this back story could be revealed after beating all the Johto gyms and the elite four, and then heading back to Kanto to beat the old gym leaders again. The two regions was absolutely fantastic, giving Silver the longest post game content out of any Pokemon game. Going back to Kanto and seeing what had changed since your Pokemon Red play through was simply amazing, my favorite example of this being the eruption of Cinnabar island and finding Blaine's gym in the Sea foam Islands. Silver was strengthened by the legacy of Red and Blue and vice versa, making both set of games truly better. Playing Red and Blue was essentially playing Silver in ...more

16 Pokemon Omega Ruby

This game is a great remake to ruby and sapphire (alpha sapphire), the animations and the story are fantastic and if you've played ruby or sapphire it would be a great trip down memory lane but with a twist, yes I'm talking about the mega evolutions and the 3D graphics and it's the SAME story line as the originals but the only different events is the primal forms of the respected legendaries and the "delta" episode which you catch rayquaza to stop a meteor from hitting the earth which then turns out to be where deoxys slumbered and you get to catch him too if you haven't used your master ball yet or you got hella ultra balls and mad luck. And aside from that you can rechallenge trainers, soar through the sky on a latios or latias (yes meaning controlling them and flying through the sky getting attacked by flying Pokémon or visiting islands that are mirage or have legendaries randomly on them) respected to their versions, and you can get so many legendaries from this game a ...more

This game is the best because it was the first game that allowed you to get exclusive pokemon from different regions such as the starters.

The game of my childhood

This was my first Pokemon game so it holds a special place in my heart.

17 Pokemon Sapphire

I played all of the originals, Silver, and Crystal before this one, but Sapphire will always be my favorite. The battles in Gen 1 were too easy (and the maps were too hard), and Gen 2 felt more like an add-on with fixes than a new game. But I remember when Blaziken was revealed in the anime, and it blew my mind. Sapphire was the culmination of Pokemon games, featuring a ton of innovation (weather, abilities, team battles, berries, contests, RUNNING etc.). The games since have been tweaking the formula (usually for the worst...DPP is SO boring) and while I get Emerald being ranked so high thanks to boyfriend, let's be honest, E4 is what matters, and Wallace is lame and easy compared to Steven. The elemental legendaries feel much more like Pokemon than all the new 'god' crap, and it just gets boring when they keep trying to one-up the creation myth theme that Sapphire established without going overboard and creating a multiverse. Looking forward to Sword and Shield though since it looks ...more

At the time this game was released I was probably 5 or 6, I had no idea they would be releasing another Pokemon game. Before Sapphire I had finally accomplished my goal of getting my Typhlosion to level. 100 and was actually content. But once I started on this game I doubled and almost even tripled the hours spent on Golf version. This game was so much fun for me and I spent countless hours on it. I don't think there is a best Pokemon game but I do think the memories we have of them affect how we think of each of them. This game was truly my favorite not for the story or the game, but because of all the time I spent trading and battling my cousin. It's just not as common these days to battle and trade with friends either because everyone has grown up or they are too ashamed to be themselves. I personally have been playing Pokemon for around 10 years now and I am not in the least bit ashamed or embarrassed to admit it.

Best childhood game

It's really fun, you get an awesome legendary, and you get rain at the end of the game when the world gets destroyed. Besides, Team Magma is more awesome to be on sides with!

18 Pokemon Alpha Sapphire

Nostalgia... need I say more.

I just got the game am I am hocked. Nice game GAME FREAK!

Kyoger is one of my favorite pokemon+

I love Alpha Sapphire. This needs to be higher on this list

19 Pokemon Red

I love this game and it's tied with emerald for me

It's a good game, but I wish there was a better plot. - KalloFox34

Could you please stop insulting 90s kids.
Maybe we have no interest in playing the new Pokemon game or watching a new Pokemon Anime season.
Its called childhood get over it.
Please do not be a hypocrite saying the graphics are awful but then you go and play a retro game like the early Mario games they rereleased.

This game was so good! Why isn't it higher? - HamiltonNerd22

20 Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time

Great game. PMD, especially the old games, should be more popular, but it seems like it's not very well known. It has an amazing, emotional story. Ignore the critics on this one.

Mystery Dungeon is childhood. - KalloFox34

I really can't imagine why the PMD games don't receive the same love as the other Pokemon games. The music is great, the story is great and it uses the ds graphic to the fullest. But I must admit I like Red Rescue team even better

Just listening to the track 'I don't want to say goodbye' makes me tear up a little. As a kid I loved every bit of this game from the sense of excitement of discovering a new dungeon to the feeling of adventure during the expedition arc to way the story can make see the beauty in everyday life or a simple sunrise, or to the heartwarming and heartbreaking parts of the story that I feel really stayed with me. This game influenced my life and got me into video games and made me want to go into game design, it's a huge part of my childhood that I'll remember and I'll always be grateful to the writers and composers who designed such a beautiful story.

21 Pokemon Gold

I have no clue why Silver is so high up on this list and Gold is so low. These two games were almost identical. This game is one of my favorites of all time. I grew up playing this game and also Red version. I am completely flabbergasted.

I feel insulted and sad when I see this game so low. It should be at least top 10. So many memories and nostalgia. My first Pokemon game and the best for me. Classic,long...just fantastic! Brings back the good ol' days

Pokemon Gold, one of my favorite games of all time. I spent almost all my time on this when I was younger, whenever I came home from school, almost instantly I would pick up my Gameboy Color and spend hours upon hours. It really is sad to see how low on the list this is... Considering Silver and Crystal are way higher, when these games didn't have many differences besides the available Pokemon.

Easily the best Pokemon game, how is it not at least in the top 5

22 Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Red Rescue Team

Very nice game, the best of Pokemon!

My first Pokemon game and hands down my favorite Pokemon game. Its great because you can get every single Pokemon without having to trade with other people. Also the way the Pokemons' moves are played out are a bit more... Realistic, in the sense that they bring in aspects such as range. I have lost so many hours of my life playing this game.

This games music is by far the best of any soundtrack, it brings back the most memories for me, and is much more personal than any of the other games. The storyline is the best, as well as the post game play. The fact that you can get every single legendary is so much more fun becuase it doesn't limit one to a game, or even a few to a game, you can get and of them throughout the game. Also, this game is awesome to play over and over again, becuase the gameplasy changes each time you play, with each character.

Your personality matches up with your Pokemon which is awesome, and I love the story line, it was far more original than any other in the series

23 Pokemon Moon Pokemon Moon

How this game is the best ever should be 1 the best game of all time this or Omega Ruby

Again it was "okay" - HamiltonNerd22

I love is game

I have the game, plus the tapu's are easier to catch shiny pokemon.

24 Pokemon Sun

It is the best game I have ever played I love this game

The most epic game

This was a great game that Game Freak ruined by spoiling everything

Ash should be in a game this a good game for him to be in

25 Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky

I loved this game! I know it's just a remake of Darkness and Time but still, it added things like the jukebox (slight appeal), the Spinda Cafe (slightly bigger appeal), being able to send ITEMS to another game rather than AN ITEM (slight appeal), and the special episodes, above all. I love to hear about how Wigglytuff got the treasure mentioned in your exploration to Fogbound Lake (it was mentioned by Team Skull), how Team Charm met Wigglytuff, how they became famous, how Bidoof was before you and your partner came to the guild, what Sunflora's big OH MY GOSH, and especially, what happens to Grovyle and Duskinoir after the Rainbow Stone Ship battle. It ties up the loose ends and is so exciting!

I think this game should be 21st place or higher since the ones above this game don't really deserve their spot.

Example: Pokemon X hasn't even come out yet! How can it be better?

Example: Pokemon Explorers of Time and Darkness leave you hanging and if not for Sky, we ...more

Not just best Pokemon spin-off game, not just best Pokemon game, just best game ever

Aside from making less Pokemon version exclusive, Explorers of Sky's main change is the special episodes that add more character development, especially to two of the game's main characters: Grovyle and Dusknoir. The story is no different than Time or Darkness, yet it is so well-crafted that I end up playing the game for the plot rather than the extremely addicting gameplay. This is my favorite Pokemon game of all time, and it is very underrated compared to the attention the main series games get. - DemonSpider253

What can I say about this game. That it is the best game of Pokemon (for me, course), and I know that there's people that say: "That is just a secondary game of Pokemon. Never is gonna be better than other Pokemon's games", but I Think differently, and I think that this game deserve an opportunity. 'Cause, maybe, just maybe, this game may become in your favorite game too

26 Pokemon XD Gale Of Darkness

This game and Colosseum both offered a much darker and grittier atmosphere than other Pokemon games. From the thugs running around in the littered town of Pyrite to the sinister factory of Cipher Key Lair these games were something else. The concept is unique too. Instead of running around through some tall grass hoping to catch something good you simply snag powerful Pokemon from other trainers. Yeah. You get to steal Pokemon in this game. These games also introduced shadow Pokemon which are stronger than the ordinary Pokemon. An evil organization is using them for wrongful deeds which is why you steal the shadow Pokemon from other trainers and purify them so they can return to their normal state. Not only that, this game is packed with double battles. About 95% of the battles in this game are double which opens up many strategy opportunities and is really a cooler battling experience. If you are a Pokemon fan looking fro something a little different then look no further than ...more

Great game. The way of catching Pokemon is unique. So much better than all the others. Even though you can't be a girl (which pisses me off -_-) it's still an amazing game. It has Pokemon from red/blue and silver/gold, so it's a really good mix and a great number of different Pokemon. LOVE IT.

Don't worry, I still absolutely ADORE the original styled Pokemon games, I pre-order them whenever a new game comes out! I'm obsessed with Pokemon! But it's nice to have a totally different concept every once in a while, don't you agree? Gale of Darkness is my absolute favorite Pokemon game for multiple reasons! I love the fact that there's more to the storyline than just catching Pokemon and training them, then catching the main legendary Pokemon near the end and defeating the Elite Four. This game brought up a totally new concept to the Pokemon world! You don't search in tall grass, you get to steal other people's Pokemon! Then you proceed to purify them and train them as your own. I also LOVED the fact that it was in 3D! AWESOME. I just liked that there was more to training your Pokemon other than just blatantly training. You had to purify them as well! I loved that there was an ACTUAL STORYLINE AND PLOT. No gym leaders, and THE BEST TRAINING METHOD EVER. I absolutely LOVE the ...more

Great game. You get to battle new and old characters. Even better than coliseum

27 Pokemon Ruby

"A carbon copy of Pokemon Sapphire"
for your information they came out at the same time. So...

I got this I find that it is a really cool game

Sure, this game is practically a carbon copy of Pokemon Sapphire, however I believe that the Ruby version was slightly superior only because I felt that Team Magma felt more like true antagonists and that Groudon was way more awesome than Kyogre. However, I am slightly biased towards this game as it was the first Pokemon game I had ever played, and it was the one that made me fall in love with the franchise (and made me fail math in 7th Grade...)

Well so far I think that this is 1 of the best Pokemon games, since it isn't very old like red, yellow... Etc and it had a great storyline and many awesome pokemons, and I really liked the other characters like your friends and rivals who comes from time to time and battle with you

28 Pokemon Blue

Honestly, even with all its flaws in type balance, I still really like this game. That's not to say it's the BEST game, I voted for Pokemon : Gale of Darkness, but it's still really good. I never had much problem with the amount of Pokemon, but I like the simplicity, most certainly. Though Generation One was my least favorite, I still like toying around with the various glitches. Missingno., Mew, etc., it was all really interesting, especially not finding Missingno with a guide. Overall, sheer nostalgia, simplicity, and glitches are keeping this near my heart.

Although it can be said that the content and graphics upgrades of FR/LG make the originals B/R better it's the fact that these two games are what started the whole Pokemon gameboy game dynasty. The original 151 Pokemon were not only the best in their design and compatibility with each other, but not a total hassle to catch all of them, just a few trades with the other game and it was done. Not only that but this game was the perfect balance of simplicity and fun. No EV training, no breeding, and no National Pokedex, just a boy and his starter taking on the world.
I started playing this when I was 7 and I still have the game that I started 13 years ago. Pokemon will be a part of most of my generations childhood and this was the thing that started this all. Blue or Red should be #1 without question

This game brings back such memories. Even only being a 12 year old! Pokemon Blue was the first video game that I've EVER played! Sadly, modernization has brought the big square game paks out, and furthermore, just game paks completely out of the picture. I'd like to see a modernized version of a Gameboy released! A bit of graphic enhancing (not too much though. I still want to see that charming squarey art that brings nostalgia to the eyes... Oh, not to mention keeping the music! ) could probably make this a hit among adults who KNOW what the good games are, and possibly even bring a light of classic respect to the eyes of the modern generation... Sorry about my blabbering.

While games like Silver, Gold, Ruby, and Sapphire have all become amazing games, you can't forget where it all started. This game is still played today showing just how great the classic Pokemon fan-base was. If you don't think this is one of the best Pokemon games then you haven't played it yet.

29 Pokemon Pearl

Got a place next to my heart

Simply nostalgia talking, sorry.

Why is this so low? if diamond is 9 this should be at least 8

One day you will make it to the top 10

30 Pokemon Leaf Green

How dare this be at 31

I am a grass type trainar and I love this game

I used to love playing this game. I still do and I'm 16. I play sports and I'm not a nerd. great game!

OK WHY ISN'T THIS FIRST? I always thought this was way better than fire red... This game has to be the best Pokemon game ever... I could play this all day long... Just wish I hadn't sold my game boy.

31 Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Blue Rescue Team

I love Mystery Dungeon! - KalloFox34

How is this game so low! It definitely better than the original red and blue. Best way to make it funner? Add gen 3.

This one has the best storyline of any pokemon game. By far. None of the other games can even touch it.

I remember playing this for HOUR'S trying to get to a high level losing I mean like who will ever get another chance like this it tells you how what Pokémon has what attributes and come on it tells you what Pokémon you are so what I am saying is that this game is great

32 Pokemon Colosseum

Pokemon Colosseum may not be the most addictive Pokemon game, and it may not be the most loved, but it is certainly my favorite by far. I had this as one of the first games for my GameCube, and I still have it now. The story is great (regardless of it being pretty cliche) and the animations are gorgeous. I love this game!

My personal favorite Pokemon game. It was ahead of its time, with 3D graphics that still hold up to this day. Great story, probably the best the series has ever seen, definitely the most grittiest. Cool locations too. And you start with UMBREON AND ESPEON for Christ sakes. What more is there to say. Play this game!

Personally one of my favourite Pokemon games. I so wish they would do a re-make of this. Loved the starters, storyline and graphics. It made a change having a bit of a darker plot as opposed to the mainstream stories

Best way of catching Pokemon ever! If you play Pokemon and haven't played Colosseum, you are a wuss. Shadow Pokemon are the best kind, and taking them from npcs is even better. Snag Machine also looks better in Colosseum than in my opinion...

33 Pokemon Stadium

The A.I. cheats so hard - Murphdog405

It needs to be HIGHER

For one emerald is on a handheld. Two emerald improved much from crystal. And Pokemon Stadium 2 while it is good it is not as memorable to people as Emerald. Don't go IGN on this forum

It was my first N64 game ever since I was a young kid. The game was good, the battle system is OK, but sometimes the announcer annoy me a bit with his commands that I have to turn it off. Even if this game have some milder flaws, it's still a good game. - yamionthetrap

34 Pokemon Ranger: Shadows of Almia

I LOVED this game. Why so low? I thought the story was nice, I liked the missions (especially the one were Barlow was kidnapped) and it was fun!

This game is in my opinion the best pokémon spin-off there is, if not the best pokémon game of all time. The story was fascinating and the way you use the touchpad...
I don't think I will ever forget this game.

Great story and missions

I found this game so addicting. There were so many missions and quests. At the very end I could bring all of the eeveelutions around as my friend Pokemon. Tons of fun.

35 PokePark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure

Well thought out game. It combines everything that all the original type games(diamond, pearl, black, white, etc) are and better. Highly underrated game and would not disappoint if you got it. Heard there was a second pokepark so I will be getting that soon

These games aren't good. If you want a good Pokémon console game, play the Rumble series or the Colosseum series. - KalloFox34

This game is way too underrated.

I remember renting this at a place which is now gone (I miss the Wii), and loved it so much that I nearly beat the game in an entire day. Couldn't beat it before I had to return it. The only thing I kept was the manual. - Trenchpit777

36 Pokemon Stadium 2

It is a nice game.

This game, packed with a transfer pack and Pokemon Gold and Pokemon Yellow, was some of the best experiences I ever had! Classic!

This game should be 1st first of all its graphic are a hell of a lot more better then emarld it's outrages I can't believe it

Not just the best Pokémon game. Best video game ever in my opinion.

37 Pokemon - Trading Card Game


I haven't lost a single game,I'm so OP

This game was very fun. I spent hours on end playing it. You can get all KINDS of cards. I remember when I pulled a Charizard from an Evolutions pack. The only thing is it's not worth 2 grand. :P

I remember when I pulled a mega mewtwo ex from generations! It was yesterday.

38 Pokemon Conquest

I played this game when I was 5 along with a DS. It was my first video game and the nistolgia is back!

Very underrated game. It's the best Pokemon spin-off game, and even the best Pokemon game in my mind. It improves on the original a lot by not letting everyone have hundreds of pokemon stuck in boxes, but only a few that are really connected with their master. The combat and need to position Pokemon was very different and fun. I wish they remade this to improve on it's flaws, because this game really deserves it and could grow to an even better game. Sadly with the few support it is getting now it will never reach that point.

Pokemon conquest is the best game of all time why isn't this up at the top seriously it combines warriors and Pokemon who wouldn't love this game I mean sure its not as good as the old classics like blue and red and firered but its still an amazing game and is completely underestimated on this website

Blue and Red were really bad, actually, from flawed mechanics to weak story to Jinx. - Warriorcatsfandom

I like this game, it was like something new for me, it's a mix of MisteryD and Tactics rpg games, but, I was not able to take the story too serious, and of characters are exactly identical, so it was difficult for me to search some of the characters if I want to change his Pokemon. Was very short for me, when you finish the story, there is nothing else to do with all the big effort you did and, when you finish the story, all the Links with your Pokemons go to 10% again, and lose all the places you conquest. There is only more story of the another characters in the same places. I expected something different about the story, but combat style is really great.

39 Pokemon Ultra Moon

AGAIN IT WAS "okay" (so many Pokemon sun and moons) - HamiltonNerd22

My sister has this game, she has a PRAHSL

It's a GREAT game and I dunno why is so down in the top,well maybe it's because that there aren't some pokemon that were in other games (in pokemon X were some more pokemon) but I think is better than Sun (i have both)

Come on guys! This is a good game!

40 Pokemon Battle Revolution

Pokemon pearl and diamond in one

Not good as Pokemon Stadium, but it's okay.

Very godd lots of Pokemon

41 Pokemon Snap

It was really good and fun - HamiltonNerd22

This game is too beast the way you get to interact with the Pokemon is so unique and incredible that no other game can honestly contend. I simply just die every time I see those cute Pokemon running around

Was scrolling down and didn't even think this would be an option. I don't think it's the best pokemon game, but it is a lot of fun, super addicting. I loved this game. I think I'm going to go play some pokemon snap now.

Ah Pokemon Snap, brings back memories for when I played this as a kid. Good times

42 Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu

I hate the elite four they are so annoying.

I like Pikachu - Pokemonfan10

We all love pikachu

Pikachu's so cute! - EllizaKentish65

43 Pokemon Ranger: Guardian Signs

This is the best Pokemon Action game (the others are all rpg in battle)!

Good. One of the best hacks I ever played

I can't believe there are fan-games beating this poor guy. Sheesh

You guys forgot about the ranger fans!
I really loved this game, the storyline needs at least 5 stars! I also liked it how they included some of the older characters, plus you can play wire-lessly with your friends.
Overall it's a 5 star game!

44 Pokemon Rumble World

I am in love with this it is really fun on 2ds and it is free how is it not higher bro

I am really supised this isn't hgher on the list cause I love this game as Nr.4 Pokemon game :3

45 Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon

The music.
The story.
Need I say more?
Make it higher.

Best game I love the music and it's so fun I pick always oshawott so cute it should be on top right now

The best Pokemon game in the world it’s hard to beat the game this should be number 1


46 Pokemon Let's Go Eevee

I REALLY want this game but the nintendo switch is expensive ;-;

This had really good things like take somthing from pokemon go and then catch it

I want this game a lot its cool since you do not need hms

Its good - Pokemonfan10

47 Pokemon Go

I play Pokemon Go every day - MarioBros11

But... You have poke balls. But I love Pokemon go,but you could catch a Pokemon or you could have a battle or... Fight But in the game if you saw a Pokemon just catch or fight I don't care just catch it just catch it I still don't care this game is cool and so fun. I love all the Pokemon go... NOT HALF JUST WHOLE!

Pokemon go is amazing. #genfour

It must be higher! 1

48 Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity

This game most defiantly deserves to be in the top ten, if not higher! The graphics are good, gameplay has been improved from Explorers, and, most importantly, it has a fantastic story. It starts off all happy and cute, albeit with some slightly dark undertones. Then about 2/3 of the way through the game, the story smacks you in the face, becoming very dark and turning into something you don't want to put down until you finish. It's engaging, it's beautiful, it's funny, it's heart-wrenching, and it's overall just an amazing game and a worthy addition to the brilliant mystery dungeon spinoffs. - squid_887

I actually beat this game last year LOL

This game is so fun and cute!

Keldeo in the game is cute

49 PokePark 2: Wonders Beyond

There should definitely be an Anime series for this game! This game was also my first Pokemon memory!

Man this game is so much fun! Who thinks there should be an Anime series?

This is one of the best games ever its awesome

I love this more than I hate justin beiber

50 Pokemon Ultra Sun

What this should be the best it is newest and graphics are so much better than other games

Who ever made this list is crazy I loved this game

Are u kidding me #50? it should at least be top 20

This game was amazing! - KalloFox34

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