Top 10 Worst Main Series Pokemon Games

There was a list about handheld games, but not the main series games.

The Top Ten

1 Yellow Yellow

Due to the fact you can't evolve your Pikachu and obtain Raichu... You technically can't catch 'em all in this game!

The only game based on the anime, and you can't even evolve your Pikachu! - pokemonrater

What? You can't even evolve your Pikachu?

Are you kidding me

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2 Emerald Emerald

Lol! This list is a joke. Everyone knows Emerald is one of, if not the, best Pokemon game.

Don't tell me "It's THE BEST GAME! Y U HATE IT? ". Tell me why it's so good, then. I made my reasons why it was bad, tell me why it was "the greatest". Then maybe I'll actually listen to you. - pokemonrater

By the way, if people like it so much, then why are people voting it so high on the list? - pokemonrater

3 Diamond/Pearl Diamond/Pearl

Terrible story, if you want a better option, choose platinum. - pokemonrater

Why so harsh to diamond and pearl? THIS IS BASICALLY A WHOLE GEN

A whole gen? What happened to Platinum and Heartgold/Soulsilver? Do they not matter to you? - pokemonrater

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4 White White

To me, the story isn't as developed as the other games, and the wild pokemon ratio is too high. Zekrom doesn't look like they'd choose a hero. They look evil. - pokemonrater

Gen V is my third favorite generation next to Gen VI and Gen VII. The story was very complex for its time, the sprites looked good for their time, the difficulty was hard as f***, and catching the legendary Pokemon was really challenging. Not to mention that I lost multiple times against the Elite Four and Ghetsis. Seriously, I actually had to put a lot of time and effort into training my Pokemon since I kept on losing to them. Honestly, this generation means so much to me since not only was Pokemon Black my first Pokemon game, but it was probably the hardest generation in my opinion. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

5 Blue Blue

Worse than red because it has crappier pokemon as the game corner prizes, and its pokemon found in grass.

This is no way one of the worst pokemon games. I own and play this game, plus pokemon green is much worse with its pathetic sprites.

Dude, this is the same thing as red, if you're adding them to the list, just make it one listing instead of two. - pokemonrater

6 Y Y

Lysandre died, unlike X, the story was too short, and had the smallest amount of pokemon added. - pokemonrater

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7 Red Red

I am very glad to have a conversation with you, ModernSpongeBobSucks. I, Kieran Glen Harris Stark aka The Ultimate Daredevil (in the future) am fairly known to hate (modern) Nickelodeon, which is (rarely) inferior to (modern) Disney Channel. Gameplay is the most important aspect of the game. But you are right. The graphics are very weak and dull for Game Boy standards.

I am waiting for a Genwunner to throw a temper tantrum when he sees a Generation 1 game on this list! Generation 1 is the worst Pokemon Generation!

Yeah, the remakes are better even though I never played them nor the originals. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Its graphics are heavily outdated and haven't aged well. Plus, the mechanics look unpolished compared to newer generations. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

You can't blame a game for it's graphics unless they were outdated at the time they were made. - pokemonrater

Imagine if Mariotehplumber (a probable Genwunner) broke his penis off after listening to the theme song of Pokemon (Season 2)! Get the joke?

P. S. Why the dislike on my comment? I really am glad to speak with ModernSpongeBobSucks, gameplay is the most important aspect of the game and the gameplay. Also, I love the classic RPG games for the SNES (with a burning passion)! They are underrated.

8 Moon Moon

The story was great, but it was WAY TOO DIFFICULT! The exp you get after each battle is way to low! For most people, Olivia is too difficult, and you have no way to get high level pokemon. RIP Pokemon Bank. - pokemonrater

People wanted a harder game, since gen 6 was easy. Now you're complaining that it's too hard? What's up with that?! - 906389

Pokemon sun and moon both absolutely suck in my opinion, worst pokemon games - Brobusky

Don't worry about it

This high on the list already? This list must be new :|

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9 Green Green

Never made it across shores because of it's crappy sprites. - pokemonrater

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10 Black 2/White 2 Black 2/White 2

Hugh looks like a douche, but he isn't, Colress isn't actually an evil antagonist, just a guy who doesn't care what happens. - pokemonrater

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The Contenders

11 Sun Sun

Nothing wrong with it so far. Only thing is the polarizing SOS mechanic, although I find that mechanic to be a great challenge for me. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

This is one of my favorite ones ever. But its new so I am biased as all hell. - HeavyDonkeyKong

I still believe that Gen V is the hardest generation to date, but I think we can all agree Gen VII is much more challenging than Gen VI. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Yo, HeavyDonkeyKong and ModernSpongeBobSucks! What do you think of the anime called Pokemon: Sun and Moon?! Will you be disappointed? I am asking you this because Pokemon: Sun & Moon will be a Disney show, so it will be executed kinda differently.

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12 X X

It's good, but compared to Generation VII, the graphics aren't as colorful. Also, excluding Mewtwo, Zygarde, and the three legendary birds, Xerneas and Yveltal were pretty easy to catch and the game was too easy. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

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13 Sapphire Sapphire

Team Aqua has a terrible plan, which is making it rain to decrease the landmass. Taking the water out of the ocean, and putting it back. They should think it out more. - pokemonrater

That's kind of a bad reason to explain why a Pokemon game sucks. Just saying. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Archie and Maxie were the most cartoonish villians in the franchise with stupid motives, yes. But that didn't really take away much from the Hoenn region as Hoenn is one of the most fun regions to explore and go through, unlike Kalos to an extent... - Ruee

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14 FireRed/LeafGreen FireRed/LeafGreen


15 Black Black
16 Ruby Ruby V 1 Comment
17 Platinum Platinum

It's the exact thing as diamond and pearl except with a new legendary.

18 Gold/Silver/Crystal Gold/Silver/Crystal

Terrible graphics, like generation 1, and has a terrible soundtrack.

19 Alpha Sapphire Alpha Sapphire

Whoever is splitting up duo/trio games, STOP IT! It's Red/Blue, Gold/Silver/Crystal, Ruby/Sapphire, Diamond/Pearl, Black/White, Black 2/White 2, X/Y, OMEGA RUBY/ALPHA SAPPHIRE! Not Red, Gold, Ruby, Omega Ruby, X, THEY'RE ALL TECHNICALLY THE SAME GAME!

The only Nintendo franchise that improved in the modern era is Pokemon (many other Nintendo franchises like Kirby, Ice Climber [despite no sequels] and Super Smash Bros. remained strong), but Pokemon will always have the same games at this rate.

20 Omega Ruby Omega Ruby
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