Best Nintendo DS Pokemon Games

The Top Ten
1 Pokemon SoulSilver Pokemon SoulSilver Product Image

Best Pokemon Almost all Pokemon In Here I like emerald two but for DS this is the best you can choose totodile chikorita and cindaquil you can get torchik treeko and mudkip from steven and a lot of story you can get a lot of legendary's like Lugia, Ho-Oh, Groudon, Kyogre, Rayquaza, Suicune, Raikou, Entei, Moltres, Zapdos, Articuno, Mewtwo, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Latios, Latias and some psuedo-Legendary Pokemon Like Dragonite, Tyranitar, Garchomp, Salamence, Metagross they have ability's Like Legendary Salamence is my favorite So Strong And Dragonite So Fast Same as Garchomp Tryranitar High on definitely and Atack so SOUL SILVER for the win=For The Win

Best Pokemon game because it wasn't so easy, graphics are awesome, storyline is awesome, and it is a prequel to Pokemon Black or White which are awesome games also.

What makes this game the best is because of the variety of LEGENDARY & RARE Pokemon's you're able to catch throughout the game & even when you beat the game there is so much more you can still do.

It is HANDS DOWN the best game with its opposite Heartgold.

I feel like this game is underrated and really shouldn't be. I could ask every single person that enjoys the pokemon game franchise and ask them what was your favorite game out of all the games and they would all say, Platinum, Diamon, Heart gold, but never ever Soul Silver. This game has amazing graphics, soundtracks, and storyline. Like what can you ask more from a Pokemon Game

This is one of the best games I've ever played in my pokemon history. I even have a friend that plays pokemon pearl so ima going to complete the pokedex in some days.
The songs are awesome, the gb sound thing is col, and has got one of the best grapphics I've ever EVER SEEN!

2 Pokemon Platinum Pokemon Platinum Product Image

Pokemon Platinum is the ultimate Pokemon experience (in my opinion)! It has a nice level of challenge (easy, but hard for a Pokemon game), a vast and diverse region to explore, and some of the best Pokemon the series has to offer throughout the main story! Torterra, Staraptor, Giratina, Rampardos, Lucario, Magikarp (to be fair, a lot of Pokemon games have Magikarp), and many other great Pokemon are in the game! To top this off it also has a Battle Frontier, an awesome Darkrai event (which sadly can't be done anymore), and the most unique area in any Pokemon game - The Distortion World! I would dare call it flawless if not for the ridiculous abundance of HM requirements. (at least Bibarel sort of fixes this... Right? )

I had no idea what pokemon even was until my grandma bought this game at a pawn shop for my 8th birthday. It has the best music out of almost every main stream pokemon game and it brings tears to my eyes every time I hear the route 209 theme making me look back to past. I felt a connection to my team for I never had a clue what was going to come next, and I had developed a team that went through so many defeats while trying to learn the mechanics of the game which have grown with me up to this very moment. So yeah, this is certainly one of the best video games I have ever played...period.

It was a very, VERY nice game. My first pokemon game was Soulsilver but I bought Pokemon Platinum a year later and oh my god I missed something great! The soundtracks were catchy and and amazing. I remember I really, really loved the soundtrack of jubilife city and route 201. Well, every soundtrack was just awesome!

The storyline was pretty good, I got thrilled to bits because of Team Galactic, which was, in my opinion the greatest and most epic Team in the whole Pokemon series. The starters and the pokemon were designed very well and the rival in the game, Barry was a interesting and funny person and the whole region gave me a nice feeling.

I will never regret the day I bought this game and it's highly recommended for every Pokemon fan and lover. This, certainly, was the best pokémon game I ever played and in my eyes, it deserves a good place in this top 10.

I played through this game 17 times and put 736 hours into it and I loved every single second of it. This is the best Pokémon game I have ever played and has brought me more joy in life than any other game or thing imaginable. All of the starters evolutions are solid as I prefer a tank torterra. With earthquake and wood hammer that beast unstoppable. But honestly everything about that game is amazing. The storyline and team galactic is my favorite crime team in my opinion. The final battle with Cyrus in the distorian world is simply incredible. And finally Cynthia. She is the greatest boss/championship battle in Pokémon history with a very well rounded team were her garchomp reigns supreme. Beating her the second time with her level 78 garchomp is a thrilling battle and worth playing the game alone. Overall the greatest game I have ever played.

3 Pokemon HeartGold Pokemon HeartGold Product Image

The game is fantastic. If you are looking for a new Pokemon Game, then pick this up. If you are having trouble with your starter, I think it is based more about your personality. To start off is Chikorita. Chikorita is a Grass Type Pokemon that will give you a hard time in the game. So if you're looking for a challenge, then choose Chikorita. If you wanna make the game even, then choose Totodile. And of course, if you want an easy and quick adventure, go with Cyndaquil. Chikorita is the less overrated, kinda cute though. Totodile has a really high Physical Attack. Remember, it's Physical. So don't teach it the things you think are super strong like Surf, and Water Sport, and those fancy stuff. Cyndaquil is awesome, but it can't learn that many moves. I hope this helped you but now, enjoy your game.

Best game because you get to beat the elite four right? Then go to a whole nother REGION, fight all the gym leaders (higher levels, different gyms, differernt towns, ) again, and then after all that, you get to fight red! He is astonishing how good he is. this is my all time favorite game it is just so good. With that, many fun side games, a bunch of legendaries, and fun other things. I can't say how good it is. 10out of 10. I played 200 hours on this bfore I beat it that means it's a long game. And generally I'm a fast gamer.

BEST GAME EVER! I've played through this game more than 3 times and still love it. the sound track is not the best but the grafics are not to shabby but not to realistic, just how I like it. I love how you go through two regions and get to battle red, but my favroit part is you get to have your Pokemon follow you around! The first Pokemon in your party gets to come out of its pokeball and it's so cute!

This game is the best and it should be number one on this list of games the best game ever there are a bunch of legendary pokemon that you can catch like ho-oh, kyogre, groudon, latias, suicune, entei, and raikou. There is no doubt about it this game is the best

4 Pokemon - Black Version Pokemon - Black Version Product Image

It's so awesome!, The storyline is awesome but the hard parts are the elite four and ghetsis lol. But It also has great themes and your rivals are epic too!. It has great graphics and it finally has full body pokemon sprites instead of half body and the sprites also moves which is awesome. The downsides though are you can't name your rivals which is fine anyways And I suggest to use Snivy

I have never played this much awesome game in my whole life because it has the most enjoyable graphics, awesome song the most faboulous song is the champion's song it's starter pokemon's are tepig, snivy, and oshawott but I recommend you to take tepig when it evolves into an Emboar then it's like undefeatable.

Its awesome graphics. In Pokemon battles I love the way it zoom on all the Pokemon when they make a move because in other Pokemon games, its hard for the newcomers to know what Pokemon makes a move in 2-4 Pokemon battles cause its all confusing.

Pokemon Black does not get enough cred. No Pokemon game had ever wandered into the morality of using Pokemon to fulfil your dreams before this one, and it did it perfectly. A wonderful reconstruction of the Pokemon series as a whole.

5 Pokemon - Diamond Version Pokemon - Diamond Version Product Image

I know Diamond the best! It seems to have much more fun packed in it and it is a little bit better than Soulsilver. If you are trying to decide which game to buy first, I would recommend Diamond first, then Soulsilver.

I love Pokemon diamond cause I like dialga he is so cool pluse me and my brother have a thing if one of us gets a if Pokemon game the other one gets the opposite unless its like platinum

Love the storyline beating team galactic grunts all the time is awesome just the starters are really sweet it takes me an extra hour to decide

You can catch and train Pachirisu and Lucario. Therefore, it is the most awesome Pokemon game I've ever played, though Pokemon Ruby is my first.

6 Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky Product Image

I've only played Blue Rescue Team before this in terms of the Mystery Dungeon series. Having recently spent tons of hours on Sun and Moon and previously ORAS.
Picking up Explorers of the Sky without any information or knowledge at all about the story.
I got immersed very easily. The story was well crafted and pulls on your heartstrings a couple of times. Character development throughout the story is very well done too, making me somewhat sad the game was coming to an end.

This game isn't just a simple dungeon crawler, the story and characters bring so much more to you than any flagship series Pokemon game, if you don't mind reading long texts and just want a great story with a great game, this is probably for you

Best nintendo game I have ever played and best story of any game I have played across all consoles. Very few other nintendo games can match this for plot twists and emotion. The simplicity of the gameplay and graphics should not be taken as a bad thing in my opinion they add to the experience and the more recent mystery dungeon games have suffered from ditching it. I have recently gone back and replayed this for the millionth time and it just does not get old I racked up 50+ hours on that playthrough alone. The really wide variety of great starter pokemon adds so much replay value too. 10/10 game and every gamer pokemon fan or not should experience it

Mother of god, I cried, laughed, and sympathized with this game. This is one of those "unnoticed" games (and by that I mean not advertised often) that just really gets to you. Not to mention that this game basically NEVER ends, so in all the other games when you have nothing to do, with this game you have EVERYTHING to do. Ever dreamed about being a Pokemon? Well dang, just get this game! It made one of my not-so noticeable Pokemon my favorite Pokemon (Grovyle). So many dang plot twists too, you'll never know what will happen next.
Just... Get this game. By all means, this is the greatest Pokemon game in history. Nothing beats it.

When you ask somebody to name a Pokemon game, they mostly say Red, Blue, or another core series game. Most fans don't even KNOW about the Mystery Dungeon series. They're really missing out. This game made me sad, like when you have to go back to the human world, or excited, when you defeat a boss you've been struggling on. I can't put this game into worlds. It's a masterpiece. It's so underrated it's not even funny. I can't believe a game like this is so underrated, even though it's amazing. I love it so much.

7 Pokemon White Pokemon White Product Image


I personally prefer the retro 2D graphics
The storyline is a lot more mature than any other game, and it's so clear and intriguing. It's like a visual novel with the whole "screw around as much as you want in between quests" as any other rpg
Because of the strong storyline in this game, there's more theories on it than any other previous game
There's SO MANY Easter EGGS
And some foreshadow pkmn B&W 2

The gen 5 Pokemon Muna was described in one of the earliest games by an npc

There's just so much to say about this game, but in order to truly understand what I'm talking about, you NEED to play it yourself

Absolutely the game I would recommend when starting pokemon. It has a insanely diverse world, a tense and exiting storyline and lots of great characters. Done 3 runs and it feels new and exiting every time!

The best in the series. Amazing story that rise questions like how should you treat your Pokemon or the balance between truh and ideals and are more apealing for a more mature audience. Good graphics and much more enjoyable batles with the animated sprites.

This Game is Awesome... Plus I really love the mascot for this game That being Zekrom It looks so badass Way better than Reshiram

8 Pokemon Pearl Pokemon Pearl Product Image

Best pokemon game ever better graphics then heart gold and soul silver better colours too. Love that you can go underground for spheres and even fossils that bring pokemon to life! easily my favourite pokemon game.

Pokemon pearl is an AWESOME game. I'm so happy that I razed my monferno into a infermie. It think that's how you spell it. I had a great time playing it. It has good grafics. I am soon going to catch a palkia. And I hope the make a lot more good Pokemon games.And everyone out there have a great time playing pearl!

Pokemon Soul Silver is better but it is cool how you can get loads of legendary Pokemon but in my opinion the music is not very good it is alright but not the best Pokemon music ever I prefer Soul Silver.


9 Pokemon White 2 Pokemon White 2 Product Image

This game is not COMPLETELY like black 2 there are many AMAZING Pokemon you can catch in Pokemon white 2 that you can not catch in black 2 this game should be about, 2nd or 3rd because it is a really amazing game, my whole neighborhood has bought it and all of them love the game, They all love the Pokemon that you can catch in this game that you can NOT catch in black 2, So this game is well, not the best ever but still a really good game to play these kind of days.

I haven't played it yet, but I have played Black 2 which is aesome, because of the amount of Pokemon you can catch and it has a twist in the story which makes exciting. I got scared when the legendary Kyurem is about to kill you but luckily Zekrom saved me. When you complete the tower in black city, you get a free Gibble. You also get a shiny Haxorus if you complete the pokedex.

Best for me and for all, (I mean an eevee in the game I'm mean WHAT AMAZING! ) and also a game never to be forgot

Haven't even finished the game and is still honestly the best Pokemon ever... so far

10 Pokemon Y Pokemon Y Product Image

This game had a revolutionary change in Pokemon games from now on wether it be mega evolution or the beautiful 3d graphics and sprites or even the wonderfully heartwarming and touching storyline

This the best game and can anyone can tell me howto download it without surveys

Best Pokemon game I have played + good in quality

What? This is a 3DS game, it shouldn't be on the list.

The Contenders
11 Pokemon Black 2 Pokemon Black 2 Product Image

I prefer this over White 2 because it is easier to play the post game on hard mode. Speaking of post game, this game puts all others to shame. No matter what kind of a Pokemon player you are there is always something to do. The Black Tower (or White Treehollow in White 2) and the PWT are some of the best features of any Pokemon game.
The Pokedex is also massive during the main story, with around 300 Pokemon.
Seeing Team Plasma split up into ex and neo members was also very entertaining.
Most of all, I think most of us can agree that this was so much better than a third version would have been. (although Platinum was amazing)

This was the first EVER video game I've ever played to score a perfect 10 out of 10. I love Pokemon and this game grew my love for it by a mile.
This is one of the only two Pokemon games I wanted to preorder, just so I would guarantee a copy of the game. The other was Pokemon X, which is not quite as good.
What's better than seeing how a game you've been through has changed so much? Brilliant music, the same classic Unova feeling, battling is awesome and it is bright and colourful and my favourite DS game. I am going to miss Global Trading on it though. :(

Great concept just like pokemon black but it has more challenges, towns you can enyoy, and an additional to the main story I like it. To be honest I love all pokemon games from Gba to Ds.

I believe that black and white to should come first because you can get all Pokemon in the world

12 Pokemon Moon Pokemon Moon Product Image

This game has been out for quite a while now and you gotta love the tall grass and the pokes who live in that very grass that is indeed tall. A new poke ball called the fluke ball. Makes the pokes think you're trying to catch it and than it disappears so that they relax and out of nowhere it appears again catching the pokes off guard. And grocery salmon

Truly an amazing pokemon game. Graphics, story, and one heck of some great pokemon

Have you noticed that soulsilver has been out for like 4 years moon rules SOULSIVER SUCKS GO MOON

That guy who said soulsilver sucks should read the title, its ds games. moon is a 3ds game

13 Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Blue Rescue Team Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Blue Rescue Team Product Image

Absolutely incredible game, replay value is high, I think the plot is better than the sequels... Overall, an incredible game that will provide you with endless hours of fun and exciting play!

I absolutely love this game! It came out the day after my birthday and is the best entry in the mystery dungeon series in my opinion!

Keeps me entertained for hours! Recruiting legend arises, good storyline, amazing post storyline, Hoenn, Kanto, and Johto starter, this game has everything!

When I played It had endless fun and excitement, well until I lost HM dive :(, but still a really good game

14 Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time Product Image

This game is definitely the BEST DS game I've played

I have Pokemon explorers of time I play it AM to PM should be first

I think time is better than darkness.

This gameis amazing! It isthe first ever game to make me teary!

15 Pokemon Ultra Moon Pokemon Ultra Moon Product Image

I love this game so much it should be number 2 because the best is detective pikachu

It's really fun but one thing I don't like about it is... I can't FIND PA

Has best graphic and update

This game is the BEST!

16 Pokemon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Pokemon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Product Image

I played it when I was younger me and my sister played it together and I absolutely loved it: the mysteries and progressing quests that were fun and you could tell it was leading up for something big I love it because it's tell an actual story and you have motivation, a reason to keep going to the end; to save/free the Pokemon. (Not just complete the pokedex)
I also really like all the different Pokemon and places I could go into the lava pits, caves, snow or mountain and the sea was my favourite, it was so new to me and we FINALLY defeated Hippowdon in the dessert YES!
It is not as easy as it might think and so I loved figuring it out all the quests...well I was young and as that excuse when we bought the guide ( :P ) and I'm so glad we did we used it a lot but now that I'm older I like to think I can do it without it but I lost the game and now I haven't been able to find
I now got Pokemon White but for me the storyline is just not the same.
So I will be always be bias ...more

In my opinion the best Pokémon spin-off there is, maybe even the best pokémon game of them all. The story is so good too and the mechanics which are used (making circles around pokémon on the touchscreen to catch them) are amazing as well, altough it did kind of break my 3DS's touchscreen because I was a bit too enthusiastic...

I completely forgot Pokemon ranger even existed

I still play it

17 Pokemon Ranger Pokemon Ranger Product Image

This--to me--has so far been the best Pokemon game yet. I have beaten it so many times and I just find it very fun. Amazing game!

Best Pokemon spinoff game ever

Why does it keep saying Pok? Mon?

For me it was just awesome!

18 Pokemon Alpha Sapphire Pokemon Alpha Sapphire Product Image

Top 5 for sure. Better than Omega a Ruby as well

This game in underrated

Very good chose torchic

This is a 3ds game.

19 Pokemon Ranger: Guardian Signs Pokemon Ranger: Guardian Signs Product Image

It made many improvements over 'Shadows of Almia'. I Personally love the Pokemon Ranger series, and found this a welcome addition to the series.

In my opinion "BEST GAME EVER! " I have played it over and over and it never gets old!

BEST GAME EVER but gets struck in between the save and recharge machine

Haven't played the game but ukelele pichu is coolest starter pkmn ever

20 Pokemon X Pokemon X Product Image

Best Pokemon game yet love the new Pokemon and I think the best music in the whole series of Pokemon games is when your talking to prof. Sycamore

X is my favourite Pokemon game, but this is for the DS games, not the 3DS games.

This game is what got me back to loving pokemon! It amazing!

Super rare game if someone have upload it to internet

21 Pokemon Sun Pokemon Sun Product Image

Epic plot and characters such as Gladion, Lillie, and Guzma make this game have the best plot of any main series game. Only drawbacks include the fact that it is hard to tell how far in to the game you are, and the lackluster Victory Road. And Hau is a bit too eccentric.

It is a great game with cool new feature like poke pleago and new ways to find shinys also when this comment is realease it out but might be in a wrong system

I say this is the best DS game I play it all the time! I love it more than any other Pokemon DS game it's the BEST!
Ok not about this but they are going to make a bug and dragon eeveelutions eek just so u all know!

This game isn't out yet

22 Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness Product Image

I play it and it was better than any game I had ever play

I have finished it

I like the game

How could you put explorers of sky but not its predecessor I have countless hours in this game and I still haven't done evrything

23 Pokemon Emerald Pokemon Emerald Product Image

Why are you even on this website?

24 Pokemon Omega Ruby Pokemon Omega Ruby Product Image

This was the first game I caught shiny and the one that I played the most. Even when every new Pokemon game comes out I'm always coming back to this one. Especially since it have the most legendarys of any Pokemon game there is just so much to do.

I play Alpha Sapphire, but since omega is higher on the list and basically the same as alpha, I'm voting for it. Sun and moon was a massive disappointment. And X and Y was alright ( the game, that is).

Great dungeons and gym leaders. My second favorite 3ds game after Zelda: Ocarina of Time.

Really brings back the old days when I was playing Ruby. Trek is my favorite

25 Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Red Rescue Team Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Red Rescue Team Product Image

This is also on DS I think

Wrong system - Frouze

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