Since 1996, Game Freak has been annually pumping out Pokémon games like it’s going out of style.
Here, we’ll be covering every single Pokémon game in order, including spinoffs, remakes, obscure oddities, and downloadable apps!
So, let’s put Pokemon’s “gotta catch ’em all” motto to the test and look back through every Pokémon game ever made!
1. Pokémon Red & Blue (1996)
Pokémon Red and Blue were the first Pokémon games ever made and gave life to the world of pocket monsters we know today.
2. Pokémon Green (1996)
In Japan, Pokémon Red launched alongside Pokémon Green. The game is the same as Pokémon Red and Blue for all intents and purposes.
3. Pokémon Yellow (1998)
Pokémon Yellow is a special edition of Pokémon Red and Blue featuring Pikachu. The game is heavily inspired by the anime series and includes a starter Pikachu that follows you during gameplay, the ability to obtain the three regular starters, and Jessie and James from Team Rocket.
4. Pocket Monsters Stadium Japan (1998)
Fans may be unaware that Japan received an earlier version of Pokémon Stadium in 1998. The game featured far fewer available Pokémon than the subsequent release.
5. Pokémon Trading Card Game (1998)
The hugely popular Pokémon TCG is now in the palm of your hand. Save money on buying booster packs by playing through this pixelized alternative.
6. Hey You, Pikachu (1998)
The first Pokémon Nintendo 64 title Westerners received. Players could speak, play minigames, and interact with Pikachu using an external microphone.
7. Pokémon Stadium (1999)
The follow-up to Japan’s Pocket Monsters Stadium and the first “real” N64 Pokémon title in the West. This game featured the entire cast of Pokémon, Gym Leader Castle, minigames, and more.
8. Pokémon Gold & Silver
Generation 2 kickstarted a brand new age in the world of Pokémon. What’s so great about generation 2 is that it allowed players to go back through the entirety of generation 1 and even battle their old selves in the form of Red!
9. Pokémon Play It! (1999)
A lesser-known Pokémon TCG experience featuring terrifying 3D models! This was essentially a tutorial on how to play the Pokémon TCG.
10. Pokémon Pinball (1999)
Pinball is a classic and only gets better when you can catch and evolve Pokémon while playing.
11. Pokémon Snap (1999)
Taking pictures of Pokémon in their natural habitat doesn’t sound too fun on paper but is very entertaining in practice. Nothing beats scouring through caves, volcanoes, and rivers to try and get the best shot!
12. Pokémon Crystal
The definitive way to play Pokémon’s second generation, Crystal featured the first female protagonist, animated sprites, and several new story elements.
13. Pocket Monsters Stadium Gold & Silver (2000)
The Japanese release of Pokémon Stadium 2
14. Pokémon Stadium 2 (2000)
The highly anticipated follow-up to Pokémon Stadium allowed players to use the entire roster of Pokémon until that point. All Pokémon from Red to Crystal is available to be used and transferred over.
15. Pokémon Play It! Version 2
An updated version of the original Pokémon Play It! featuring new cards such as the Fossil and Team Rocket expansions.
16. Pokémon Puzzle League (2000)
Pokémon Puzzle League is a Pokémon reskin of the popular game Tetris Attack. It has lots of interesting and addictive game modes and funny voice lines to listen to as well.
17. Pokémon Puzzle Challenge (2000)
This is a handheld version of Pokémon Puzzle League released for the GBC. It allows for head-to-head combat via the GBC link cable.
18. Pokémon Card GB2: GR-san Sanjou! (2001)
This is a Japanese sequel to the original TCG game on GBC. The world has expanded with even more battles and cards to collect. The aforementioned Rocket and Fossil sets made their full debut here as well.
19. Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire (2002)
Moving into generation 3 for some GBA Pokémon games, Ruby & Sapphire upped the total Pokémon count to 350+! Explore the brand-new Hoenn region and try to catch them all!
20. Pokémon Box: Ruby & Sapphire (2003)
The original Pokémon Box was a storage system allowing you to keep up to 1500 Pokémon from any generation 3 title.
21. Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire (2003)
This was an updated version of the original Pokémon Pinball title. It features more Pokémon, eggs, and new minigames.
22. Pokémon Colosseum (2003)
The first home console full Pokémon adventure. Unlike Pokémon Stadium, there is a full story to explore here with unique mechanics and surprisingly mature themes.
23. Pokémon Channel (2003)
Pokémon Channel is a strange Gamecube oddity in which you can play minigames and competitions with some of your favorite Pokémon.
24. Pokémon FireRed & LeafGreen (2004)
Remakes of the original Pokémon Red and Blue games. The game features updated sprites and new adventures on the Sevii Islands.
25. Pokémon Emerald (2004)
The definitive generation 3 title, complete with animated sprites and a slightly diverging storyline. The game is also very popular for hacking as there are tons of Pokémon Emerald ROM hacks.
26. Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness (2005)
The pseudo-sequel to Pokémon Colosseum, Pokémon XD has you teaming up with your partner Eevee to take on a horde of incoming shadow Pokémon.
27. Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue & Red Rescue Team (2005)
The first mystery dungeon games combine interesting story developments with strategic tile-based gameplay.
28. Pokémon Trozei! / Link! (2005)
Pokémon Link is a matching game featuring the faces of some of your favorite Pokémon.
29. Pokémon Dash (2005)
Pokémon Dash is a touch-based racing game where players will guide a Pokémon through a course to reach the finish line first.
30. Pokémon Diamond & Pearl (2006)
The fourth generation of Pokémon games brought 107 new creatures to battle. This generation also saw the first implementation of WiFi battles!
31. Pokémon Battle Revolution (2006)
PBR offered 3D battles with any of your generation 4 games. Despite not including any minigames of the enjoyable Gym Leader tower, it did feature some of the most animated attacks in any game ever.
32. Pokémon Ranger (2006)
Pokémon Ranger is a touch-based game in which players can temporarily use Pokémon to complete certain tasks.
33. Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time & Darkness (2007)
The next installment in the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon franchise features an even larger story and even more Pokémon.
34. Pokémon Battrio (2007)
An arcade cabinet game similar to Battle Revolution.
35. Pokémon Platinum (2008)
The peak of generation 4 posterizing Giratina as the box art legendary. This title featured more fluid sprites and the terrifying Distortion World.
36. My Pokémon Ranch
This was a cute WiiWare title in which you could play and expand a garden of your own Pokémon.
37. Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia (2008)
This was the follow-up and next in line to the Pokémon Ranger franchise. Here, you are a graduate of a Ranger school about to embark on a new adventure.
38. Pokemon HeartGold & SoulSilver (2009)
Arguably, they are the best Pokémon games of all time. Generation 2 has always been a fan favorite game, and this remake removes most of the early-game annoyances that come with older Pokémon titles.
39. Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Keep Going! Blazing Adventure Squad!, Let’s Go! Stormy Adventure Squad!, and Go For It! Light Adventure Squad! (2009)
These 3 games are downloadable WiiWare titles in the style of Pokémon Mystery Dungeon. They each are based on three types Electric, Fire, and Water.
40. Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky (2009)
When it comes to great storylines, Explorers of Sky is probably the best narrative Pokémon has ever created.
41. Pokémon Rumble (2009)
This was an RTA chibi-style Pokémon game downloadable via WiiWare.
42. PokéPark Wii: Pikachu’s Adventure (2009)
Minigames and challenges galore await players in this theme park-style casual game.
43. Pokémon Black & White (2010)
Generation 5 is here with 150 new Pokémon, triple battles, and one of the greatest antagonists in Pokémon history, N.
44. Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs (2010)
Pokémon Ranger is back yet again with another stylus-slinging entry in the franchise.
45. Pokémon Card Game: How To Play DS (2011)
Released only in Japan, this was a DS title yet again explaining how to play the real-life TCG. The TCG has evolved quite significantly over the years, and this acted as a great refresher course for the new mechanics.
46. Pokémon Rumble Blast (2011)
Play with toy Pokémon and do battle in this sequel to Pokémon Rumble.
47. PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond (2011)
The sequel to PokePark, this time featuring Pikachu and Piplup exploring a theme park.
48. Pokémon Black 2 & White 2 (2012)
Usually, the third entry in a Pokémon game will be the definitive version. Game Freak must have thought, “what if we made the definitive version another dual release?!”
This set a trend where the follow-up games would also be dual releases. B2&W2 were pretty good, but we can’t help but feel as though Game Freak had our wallets in mind before trying to create something original.
49. Pokémon Conquest (2012)
This Fire Emblem-inspired game has you controlling Pokémon in strategic tile-based combat.
50. Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity (2012)
This game started the trend of future Mystery Dungeon titles being single releases. The graphics have been significantly updated with 3D models, and you finally choose which Pokémon you want to be!
51. Pokémon Tretta (2012)
This is an arcade sequel to Battrio.
52. Pokémon X & Y (2013)
Gone away with sprites; now we have fully 3D models in generation 6. Additionally, the third dimension has been added to the overworld allowing for even more movement options.
53. Pokémon Rumble U (2013)
We’re back as toy Pokémon for this WiiU installment of the Pokémon Rumble franchise.
54. Pokémon Tretta Lab (2013)
This is a scanner used in conjunction with the Pokemon Tretta Arcade game.
55. Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire (2014)
Generation 3 remakes are here, and they enhance everything from the graphics to the mechanics.
56. Pokémon Battle Trozei (2014)
An updated version of Pokémon Trozei.
57. Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon (2015)
Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon takes place in a school where a mysterious presence is turning Pokémon into stone.
58. Pokémon Rumble World
With over 700 Pokémon toys to fight against, Pokémon Rumble World is the adventure that never ends.
59. Pokémon Shuffle (2015)
Pokémon Shuffle is a mobile app version of Pokémon Trozei.
60. Pokémon Picross (2015)
With hundreds of Pokémon-style Picross puzzles to complete, there is never a dull moment with this game.
61. Pokkén Tournament (2015)
Joining forces with the team behind Tekken, Pokkén Tournament is the closest we’ll ever get to experiencing an anime-style Pokémon fight.
62. Pokémon Sun & Moon (2016)
Generation 7 is here with Sun & Moon, bringing even more Pokémon into the mix and a much deeper storyline as well.
63. Pokémon Ga-Olé (2016)
2v2 Arcade machine.
64. Pokémon GO (2016)
Taking the world by storm, Pokémon GO is the closest we will likely ever get to experiencing Pokémon in the real world.
65. Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon (2017)
Again, the definitive version has been split into dual releases to maximize fun (and profits…). Still, USUM gave us some new Ultra Beasts and a fun postgame as well.
66. Pokkén Tournament DX (2017)
An updated version of Pokkén Tournament for Nintendo Switch, featuring even more playable fighters.
67. Pokémon Duel (2017)
A fun Pokémon-style board game.
68. Pokémon Let’s Go, Pikachu! & Let’s Go, Eevee! (2018)
Another generation 1 remake, this time featuring roaming wild Pokémon, updated graphics, and interesting starter mechanics with the partner Pokémon.
69. Pokémon Sword & Shield (2019)
The first mainline Pokémon games on the Nintendo Switch, these two games brought us the wild area, new Pokémon, and Dynamaxing!
70. Pokémon TCG Card Dex (2019)
This app allowed you to scan your cards and keep track of your collection.
71. Pokémon Masters EX (2019)
This is a Pokémon-style gacha mobile app that lets you collect both trainers and their signature Pokémon.
72. Pokémon Home (2019)
A storage system where players can house Pokémon from various games.
73. Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX (2020)
A remake of the original Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Red & Blue Rescue Team combined into one single Switch title.
74. Pokémon Café Mix (2020)
A fun and challenging puzzle game.
75. Pokémon Mezastar (2020)
Another arcade machine and the sequel to Battrio and Tretta.
76. Pokémon Smile (2020)
An app designed to encourage children to brush their teeth.
77. Pokémon Unite
This is a fun and free-to-play MOBA game in which you control Pokémon and must destroy enemy objectives to emerge victorious with the other members of your team.
78. New Pokémon Snap (2021)
A long-awaited sequel to the incredible Pokémon Snap on N64. This Switch game features even more courses, a day & night cycle, and even boss battles!
79. Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl (2021)
Remakes of the original generation 4 games given a chibi art style and not much else. These games weren’t very well received, and it’s likely because they were just filling time for the next entry on this list.
80. Pokémon Legends: Arceus (2022)
The most innovative Pokémon game in decades, this title allows you to explore a vast open world and catch brand-new Pokémon in a bygone era of Sinnoh.
81. Pokémon Scarlet & Violet (2022)
Set to release in November, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet look like they will be the most fun Pokémon games yet!