Top 10 Worst Pokemon Games for Handhelds


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21 Pokemon Stadium 2

This Game has Amazing Graphics for the N64 - TinHead123

This game is great! Of course, the cups are no fun if you don't have a transfer pack with a Pokemon Gold save.

Nintendo 64, my favorite handheld!


22 Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity

Meh, it was okay I guess. But the fact that you couldn't befriend all the Pokemon up to that generation (like they've done in almost every past mystery dungeon games) was just disappointing. The story was kinda boring honestly, and the bittercold was extremely underwhelming. Not nearly as bad as the abominations that the Japanese wiiware mystery dungeon games are though. Those would fit right in on this list.

When I was 8, I got my hopes up for a better PMD experience, and when I played it it was cute, but it started to feel like eating moldy artichoke while hearing nails on a chalkboard. Bad gameplay, horrible graphics, not a lot of pokemon, and a not very good soundtrack. If you were to buy a good spin-off pokemon game, get Explorers of sky. and this list is terrible reguarding people's tastes. (Diamond as number 1!? Seriously!? )

Meh, it was okay I guess. I was really disappointed when I found out that you couldn't befriend all Pokemon up to that generation (like you could do in almost every previous mystery dungeon game). The story was kinda boring, and the Bittercold was excruciatingly underwhelming. Not nearly as bad as the abominations that are the Japanese wiiware mystery dungeon games. Those would fit right in on this list. - SQUlRTLE

23 Pokemon Dash

Awful, just awful. Only Pre-Evolutions just dashing and running and it only has 6-5 Races and great job just wasted money on this crap.

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24 Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Red Rescue Team

Such an addictive little game. It gets repetitive after a while, but all Pokemon games are like that.

This is my childhood! Get this off the list now!

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25 Pokemon Snap

Sir this is not portable this is on a home console

Not a handheld, but still crap.

You take pictures of Pokemon instead of capturing them. AND, you can't even move around the island outside the minecart! And the Pokemon professor is lazy! It's Porffessor Oak from the Anime!

If I remember correctly, this is a N64 game. =3

26 Pokemon Art Academy

Who put this on here? Pokemon Art Academy taught me loads of different techniques to draw Pokemon. Just because it isn't a game where you enslave creatures and make them fight to death doesn't mean that it's bad. It may be bad for you, but some calmer sensible people prefer to sit down and relax and draw. They can draw better than you can.

It's too short, I'd love to art the Pokemon but please do more!

I love this game, to be honest. It may not be capturing Pokemon, but Art academy is amazing, even for the 3DS. It not only hslped me draw Pokemon, but other things as well! - Mewbosses

Yes it is a handheld.

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27 Pokemon Sun

Okay! You guys seriously need to understand the definition of "worst". THIS IS THE BEST GAME OF ALL TIMES... I CAN'T EVEN UNDERSTAND WHY THIS IS ON THE LIST... And whoever wrote "poor story" should crawl into a hole and die!

This game has poor pacing, poor 3-d animation, poor story, and will make you grind your teeth on the battles.

This game is terrible, ORAS was waaayy better

When pokemon faint, they faint forever aka dead. what? Who the hell thought of this! It's sad, weird, and dumb! The 3 starters are all mediocre. Rowlet is useless in it's 3rd evolution. Litten has a rough start and the final evolution...ugh. And just...AWFUL! Also, there isn't much new pokemon. Really I saw a website page of the new pokemon and it was only 1 page. INCLUDING THE RE-CREATIONS. This doesn't even feel like a Pokemon game it feels like a Pokemon ripoff. - spodermanfan1000

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28 Pokemon Channel

Its Just A Channel Game

Abysmal, and boring

29 Pokemon SoulSilver

Are you mad? It's best Pokemon game I ever played. I have been playing Pokemon since generation 1. I have played all from Red blue to Omega ruby alpha sapphire. This one is best Pokemon game.

Best game ever whoever put this is an idiot this gen has some of the best starters after sapphire emerald and ruby.

:( I actually LIKE this game, it was my first game ever and I still play it, Typhlosion is still my favorite Pokemon.

I will admit, its not the worst pokemon game ever, but it is just so boring, the pokemon in the region is either bland, or just devolutions, or evolutions of kanto pokemon, and the gameplay sucked. I stopped playing half way. - USGC

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30 Pokemon: FireRed Version

It's good game, but it could be boring quick when you finish the game.

Bad remake of an AWFUL game. I hate gen 1, so why remake them?

31 Pokemon Gold

Why do people hate this game? Just because it's overrated? Being an overrated is not an excuse. The GRAPHICS is bad The GRAPHICS is bad blah blah blah. It's a GAMEBOY game What would you expect a 3D graphics in a gameboy?

Alright, you people are just making up excuses. "X/Y has terrible graphics."
Like, what? The graphics are 50 times better than Red and Blue. Heck, ANY game has better graphics than Red and Blue.

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32 Pokemon Moon

Hate it so much

90% of the pokemon use Pursuit, levelling feels slow and sluggish, pokemon in the starting area are garbage, no gyms, trials feels sluggish and/or boring, Confusion nerfed when used on enemies, had to use wondertrade to get a level 57 hariyama to beat 2/3 trial people in the 2nd island. Also some pop-in problems.

The only good thing I can say about this game is it's gorgeous, has wonderful new pokemon, and at least the Z-moves are cool.

33 Pokemon Platinum

Don't see why its on here. It saved gen 4 from being the worst gen and the most boring and made it more interesting! The frame rate improved and the glitches improved. - ItsDaWorldOfSNuGGLEZ

Best gen. of Pokemon. Amazing legendary designs, well mixed leaders, and all three starters were dual-typed. Plus, it was a mashup of diamond and pearl, so there were no version specific 'mons.

Why is this game even on here, it was the best game I ever played


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34 Pokemon Omega Ruby

If you guys think that Groudon is weak, think again. Groudon has that awesome ability to make all water attacks deal no damage to him, and if that's not enough, Groudon learns Solar Beam, a grass type move. You whiny Kyogre fans happy now?

This game is amazing but I think AS is better

Primal grousing vs primal Kyocera well kyogres faster and if they're both primal then their abilities don't work an kyogres uses origin pulse and demolishes groudon

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35 Pokemon Crystal

Are you kidding? This game is pretty good!


Pokémon Crystal was the best one

This is the worst game I played ever. It's graphic? Its worst.ii hate this game. Really😣😬😤

36 Pokemon Silver

Who put this on here? This game is old school so lay off.

It is such a stupid game just like Pokemon yellow

37 Pokemon Picross

This game has nothing to do with Pokemon and the only thing is the pictures

38 Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of the Sky

No. Just no. This games story is the best in the series; no, the whole franchise. Gameplay was fun, even if it's too random. But once again, the story is one of the sadddest, most tear jerking, and most mature out of all of them. Pokemon will never do anything on this scale again. And the soundtrack. It fits perfectly with the contrasting atmospheres in this game. It can shift from happy to sad on a dime. Why is this here? Why is it on this list?

Who the hell put this on the list? This game was amazing, possibly the best Pokemon spinoff ever created! - DemonSpider253

This game was amazing.

How did this get

39 Pokemon Emerald

It's a good game

This game is overrated

40 Pokemon Shuffle V 1 Comment
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