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The Pokémon games are all video games in the Pokémon franchise. All games in the standard style are considered the base, definitive canon for the Pokémon series. All other parts of Pokémon canon, including but not limited to the Pokémon anime, Pokémon Adventures, Pokémon Trading Card Game, and the Pokémon Trading Figure Game, are derived from the Pokémon world and concepts set forth in the games. There are currently 54 games known.

The games are split into generations. The defining point of where new generations begin is when a new standard style Pokémon game with a set of new Pokémon added to the Pokédex is released. Games are also split between main series games and spin-off games. In most main games, the player can choose one out of three Pokémon to start their journey with.

List of games

Main series

Gen. Game System Blurb
First Release
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Pokémon Red and Green (Japanese)
Game Boy
February 27, 1996
Japan
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Pokémon Blue (Japanese)
Game Boy
October 10, 1996
Japan
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Pokémon Red and Blue
Game Boy "You've finally been granted your Pokémon Trainer's license. Now, it's time to head out to become the world's greatest Pokémon Trainer. It's going to take all you've got to collect 150 Pokémon in this enormous world. Catch and train monsters like the shockingly-cute Pikachu. Face off against Blastoise's torrential water cannons. Stand strong when facing Pidgeot's stormy Gust. Trade with friends and watch your Pokémon evolve. Important—no single Pokémon can win at all. Can you develop the ultimate Pokémon strategy to defeat the eight Gym Leaders and become the greatest Pokémon Master of all time?"
September 30, 1998
North America
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Pokémon Yellow
Game Boy "You've finally been granted your Pokémon Trainer's license, and now you're on your way to becoming the world's greatest Pokémon Trainer! The shockingly-cute Pikachu tags along behind you as you search the enormous world for monsters to train and evolve. Face off against Blastoise's torrential water cannons. Stand strong when facing Pidgeot's stormy Gust. Develop the ultimate Pokémon strategy to defeat the eight Gym Leaders and become the greatest Pokémon Master of all time!"
September 12, 1998
Japan
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Pokémon Stadium (Japanese)
Nintendo 64
August 1, 1998
Japan
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Pokémon Stadium
Nintendo 64 "The ultimate Pokémon battle is about to begin..."
"At long last, all of your favorite Pokémon are ready to go head-to-head on the N64! Whether you're battling a friend, a Gym Leader or a tournament contestant, you're about to witness some of the most spectacular battle scenes in history! Select a team for a huge stable of "rental" battlers, or use the included N64 Transfer Pack to upload your own team from Pokémon Red, Blue or Yellow! This stadium is packed and ready to rock!"
April 30, 1999
Japan
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Pokémon Gold and Silver
Game Boy Color "Enter a whole new world, with new Pokémon to capture, train and battle! Meet Professor Elm and get the all-new Poké Gear, including map, radio, cell phone and clock. Set the clock then watch as day turns to night and events take place in real time— and be sure to keep an eye out for Pokémon that come out only at night!"
November 21, 1999
Japan
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Pokémon Crystal
Game Boy Color
December 14, 2000
Japan
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Pokémon Stadium 2
Nintendo 64
December 14, 2000
Japan
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Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire
Game Boy Advance "Immerse yourself in the beautiful region of Hoenn, a place of masterful heroes and mysterious teams, of friendship and battles. As the new kid in town, you set off your journey as a Pokémon Trainer. Who knows what wonders and dangers await you? Now it's time to grab your gear and head out on your own...
  • Over 200 Pokémon appear with over 100 newly discovered species—you'll have to link up and trade with a friend who has SapphireR/RubyS Version to catch them all!
  • 2-on-2 battles—use two of your Pokémon in battle at the same time!
  • Engage in intense multi battles with up to four friends!
  • Pokémon Contests let you groom your Pokémon to be Best of Show!
  • Stunning Game Boy Advance graphics display the world of Pokémon with more detail than ever!"
November 21, 2002
Japan
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Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen
Game Boy Advance "Set off on a grand adventure to fulfil your dreams of becoming a Pokémon Master! Explore the Kanto region and discover wild Pokémon around every corner. Build you Pokémon collection and train and battle your way to success—earn your badges as you develop winning strategies to use against experienced Gym Leaders in every town. Explore every inch to uncover amazing secrets that will help you in your quest to be the very best trainer ever!
  • Trade, battle, and chat wirelessly! All new Wireless Adapter comes packed in every game, so trainers can trade, battle, and chat between their FireRed and LeafGreen versions with no cables!
  • Catch loads of Pokémon in never-before-seen island areas!
  • Expand you collection when you trade with a friend. Link up with Pokémon Ruby & Sapphire or Pokémon Colosseum to catch them all!"
January 29, 2004
Japan
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Pokémon Emerald
Game Boy Advance "The Hoenn region is unstable — Rayquaza has awakened! Your skills as a Trainer will be challenged like they've never been challenged before as you try to maintain balance between Kyogre & Groudon. Prove your skill by earning badges & gaining access to Battle Frontier — the front line of Pokémon battling that offers a whole new level of competition. Never-before-experienced battles await you!
  • The third adventure with new episodes in the Hoenn region!
  • Tons of new features, including surprising plot twists and changes to where and how often you can catch certain Pokémon!
  • Use the Game Boy Advance Wireless Adapter to trade & battle between Pokémon Emerald and Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen versions.
  • Expand you collection when you trade with a friend. Using a Game Boy Advance Game Link™, link up with Pokémon Ruby & Sapphire, Pokémon FireRed & LeafGreen, or connect with Pokémon Colosseum using a Nintendo GameCube® Game Boy Advance cable. See instruction booklet for more details."
September 16, 2004
Japan
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Pokémon Box Ruby & Sapphire
Nintendo GameCube
May 30, 2003
Japan
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Pokémon Colosseum
Nintendo GameCube
November 21, 2003
Japan
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Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness
Nintendo GameCube
August 4, 2005
Japan
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Pokémon Diamond and Pearl
Nintendo DS "Welcome to the next generation of Pokémon!"
"As a rookie Pokémon Trainer, you will need to catch, train and battle Pokémon on your journey to become the Pokémon League Champion. You will face many challenges along the way, as you search for the Pokémon that rules time or space in Pokémon Diamond Version or Pokémon Pearl Version.
  • Discover more than 100 new Pokémon in the Sinnoh region!
  • Meet goals and earn the ability to import Pokémon from your GBA versions!
  • Battle and trade with your friends around the world using Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection!
  • Watch as day turns to night with the return of the real-time clock feature!"
September 28, 2006
Japan
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Pokémon Platinum
Nintendo DS "Another world has emerged in the Sinnoh region..."
"...A world where time and space are altered! Catch, train, and battle your favorite Pokémon, and discover ancient, mythical Pokémon in this exciting new adventure!"
September 13, 2008
Japan
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Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver
Nintendo DS "Prepare for thrilling new adventured as Legendary Pokémon awaken!"
"Explore the Johto region as you catch, train, and battle with your favorite Pokémon by your side. Turn the tides—call forth the Legendary Pokémon!"
September 12, 2009
Japan
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Pokémon Battle Revolution
Wii
December 14, 2006
Japan
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My Pokémon Ranch
Wii
March 25, 2008
Japan
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Pokémon Black and White
Nintendo DS "A new world filled with never-before-seen Pokémon!"
"What are the true motives of Team Plasma and the mysterious N? What is the secret of the Legendary Pokémon? Adventure across the Unova region and discover all-new Pokémon!"
September 18, 2010
Japan

Spin-off games

These games do not follow the same style as those games which make up the main series, and are known as spin-offs.

Gen. Game System Blurb
First Release
Series: Pikachu
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Hey You, Pikachu!
Nintendo 64
December 12, 1998
Japan
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Pokémon Channel
Nintendo GameCube
July 18, 2003
Japan
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PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
Wii
December 5, 2009
Japan
Series: TCG
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Pokémon Trading Card Game
Game Boy Color
December 18, 1998
Japan
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Pokémon Card GB2: Here Comes Team GR!
Game Boy Color
March 28, 2001
Japan
Series: Pinball
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Pokémon Pinball
Game Boy Color
April 14, 1999
Japan
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Pokémon Pinball: Ruby and Sapphire
Game Boy Advance
August 1, 2003
Japan
Series: Puzzle
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Pokémon Puzzle League
Nintendo 64
September 25, 2000
North America
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Pokémon Puzzle Challenge
Game Boy Color
September 21, 2000
Japan
Series: Mystery Dungeon
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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Game Boy Advance

Nintendo DS
"What if you woke up one day, and you were a Pokémon? What if all of a sudden you find yourself in a NEW world, where you can speak and interact with other Pokémon? The adventure begins when you and your partner Pokémon set out on rescue missions in a world ravaged by natural disasters. But what is your true purpose and destiny in this Pokémon world? That's the REAL mystery...."
November 17, 2005
Japan
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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness
Nintendo DS
September 13, 2007
Japan
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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky
Nintendo DS
April 18, 2009
Japan
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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Keep Going! Blazing Adventure Squad!
Let's Go! Stormy Adventure Squad!
and Go For It! Light Adventure Squad!
Wii
August 4, 2009
Japan
Series: Ranger
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Pokémon Ranger
Nintendo DS
March 23, 2006
Japan
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Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Nintendo DS
March 20, 2008
Japan
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Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Nintendo DS "A mighty alliance is all that can save Oblivia form darkness! Join forces with Legendary Pokémon and restore peace. Team up with friends in Wireless Multiplayer Missions!"
March 6, 2010
Japan
Series: Rumble
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Pokémon Rumble
Wii
June 16, 2009
Japan
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Super Pokémon Scramble
Nintendo 3DS
July 28, 2011
Japan
Others
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Pokémon Picross
Game Boy Color
N/A
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Pokémon Snap
Nintendo 64
March 21, 1999
Japan
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Pikachu: DS Tech Demo
Nintendo DS
May 12, 2004
North America
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Pokémon Dash
Nintendo DS
December 2, 2004
Japan
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PokéPark: Fishing Rally DS
Nintendo DS
May 10, 2005
Japan
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Pokémon Trozei!
Nintendo DS "Experience endless Pokémon puzzle action in this brand-new puzzle game!"
"Using the stylus, slide Pokémon puzzle pieces. Line up four in a row (vertically or horizontally) to make a "Trozei" and clear the screen. It's easy to learn, with fun and addictive play for all ages!"
October 20, 2005
Japan
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Battle & Get! Pokémon Typing DS
Nintendo DS
April 21, 2011
Japan
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Pokédex 3D
Nintendo 3DS
June 6, 2011
North America

Others

Pokémon mini
Pokémon mini
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Party mini Zany Cards Pinball mini Puzzle Collection Tetris mini
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Breeder mini Puzzle Collection Vol.2 Pichu Bros. mini Race mini Togepi's Adventure

Sega consoles
Sega Pico
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Catch the Numbers! Advanced Generation: I've Begun Hiragana and Katakana! Advanced Generation: Pico for Everyone Pokémon Loud Battle!
Advanced Pico Beena
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Advanced Generation: Pokémon Number Battle! Intellectual Training Drill Diamond & Pearl: Letter and Number Intelligence Game Diamond & Pearl: Search for Pokémon! Adventure in the Maze! Best Wishes: Intelligence Training Pokémon Big Sports Meet!

Perdue Farms
PC
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Team Rocket Blast Off Poké Ball Launcher Seek & Find

Other consoles
PC
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Project Studio Red and Blue Play It! Play It! v2
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PokéROM Masters Arena PC Master Team Turbo
Arcade Mobile
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Battrio Pokémate

Self-contained games
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Pokémon Pikachu Pokémon Pikachu 2 Pokéwalker
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Cyber Poké Ball Cyber Pokédex Digital Poké Ball D & P

External links

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