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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 manga, 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 122 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 core series games and spin-off games. In most main games, the player can choose one out of three Pokémon to start their journey with. Spin-off games give players various options in the way they both obtain and make use of Pokémon.

List of games

Core series

Gen. Game Platform First release
I Red JP boxart.jpgGreen JP boxart.jpg
Pokémon Red and Green (Japanese)
Game Boy February 27, 1996
Blue JP boxart.jpg
Pokémon Blue (Japanese)
Game Boy October 10, 1996
Red EN boxart.jpgBlue EN boxart.jpg
Pokémon Red and Blue
Game Boy September 28, 1998
North America
Yellow EN boxart.jpg
Pokémon Yellow
Game Boy September 12, 1998
Stadium 1 JP boxart.jpg
Pokémon Stadium (Japanese)
Nintendo 64 August 1, 1998
Stadium EN boxart.jpg
Pokémon Stadium (English)
Nintendo 64 April 30, 1999
II Gold EN boxart.jpgSilver EN boxart.jpg
Pokémon Gold and Silver
Game Boy Color November 21, 1999
Crystal EN boxart.jpg
Pokémon Crystal
Game Boy Color December 14, 2000
Stadium 2 EN boxart.jpg
Pokémon Stadium 2
Nintendo 64 December 14, 2000
III Ruby EN boxart.jpgSapphire EN boxart.jpg
Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire
Game Boy Advance November 21, 2002
FireRed EN US boxart.jpgLeafGreen EN US boxart.jpg
Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen
Game Boy Advance January 29, 2004
Emerald EN boxart.jpg
Pokémon Emerald
Game Boy Advance September 16, 2004
Box RS EN boxart.png
Pokémon Box Ruby & Sapphire
Nintendo GameCube May 30, 2003
Colosseum EN boxart.png
Pokémon Colosseum
Nintendo GameCube November 21, 2003
XD EN boxart.jpg
Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness
Nintendo GameCube August 4, 2005
IV Diamond EN boxart.jpgPearl EN boxart.jpg
Pokémon Diamond and Pearl
Nintendo DS September 28, 2006
Platinum EN boxart.png
Pokémon Platinum
Nintendo DS September 13, 2008
HeartGold EN boxart.jpgSoulSilver EN boxart.jpg
Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver
Nintendo DS September 12, 2009
Battle Revolution EN boxart.jpg
Pokémon Battle Revolution
Wii December 14, 2006
MPR-EN logo.png
My Pokémon Ranch
Wii March 25, 2008
V Black EN boxart.pngWhite EN boxart.png
Pokémon Black and White
Nintendo DS September 18, 2010
Black 2 EN boxart.pngWhite 2 EN boxart.png
Pokémon Black 2 and White 2
Nintendo DS June 23, 2012
Pokémon Dream World logo.png
Pokémon Dream World
PC September 18, 2010
VI X EN boxart.pngY EN boxart.png
Pokémon X and Y
Nintendo 3DS October 12, 2013
Pokémon Bank logo.pngPoké Transporter logo.png
Pokémon Bank and Poké Transporter
Nintendo 3DS December 25, 2013
Japan, Korea

Spin-off series

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

Pikachu series

Gen. Game System First release
I Hey You Pikachu EN boxart.png
Hey You, Pikachu!
Nintendo 64 December 12, 1998
III Channel EN boxart.png
Pokémon Channel
Nintendo GameCube July 18, 2003
IV PokePark US boxart.png
PokéPark Wii:
Pikachu's Adventure
Wii December 5, 2009
V PokePark 2 EN boxart.png
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
Wii November 12, 2011

TCG video games

Game Boy TCG series
Gen. Game System First release
I TCG EN boxart.jpg
Pokémon Trading Card Game
Game Boy Color December 18, 1998
II TCG GB2 JP boxart.jpg
Pokémon Card GB2:
Here Comes Team GR!
Game Boy Color March 28, 2001

Play It! series
Gen. Game System First release
I Play It EN boxart.jpg
Pokémon Play It!
PC 1999
Play It Version 2 EN boxart.jpg
Pokémon Play It! Version 2
PC 2000

Other TCG video games
Gen. Game System First release
V TCGOlogo.png
Pokémon Trading Card Game
PC March 24, 2011
V TCG HTPDS JP boxart.png
Pokémon Card Game:
How to Play DS
Nintendo DS August 5, 2011

Pinball series

Gen. Game System First release
I Pinball EN boxart.png
Pokémon Pinball
Game Boy Color April 14, 1999
III Pinball RS EN boxart.jpg
Pokémon Pinball:
Ruby & Sapphire
Game Boy Advance August 1, 2003

Puzzle series

Gen. Game System First release
I Puzzle League US boxart.jpg
Pokémon Puzzle League
Nintendo 64 September 25, 2000
North America
II Puzzle Challenge EN boxart.png
Pokémon Puzzle Challenge
Game Boy Color September 21, 2000

Mystery Dungeon series

Gen. Game System First release
III MD Red EN boxart.jpgMD Blue EN boxart.jpg
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon:
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Game Boy Advance

Nintendo DS
November 17, 2005
IV MD Time EN boxart.jpgMD Darkness EN boxart.jpg
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon:
Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness
Nintendo DS September 13, 2007
MD Sky EN boxart.jpg
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky
Nintendo DS April 18, 2009
PMD Blazing Stormy Light Pokémon.png
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
V MD GTI EN boxart.png
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity
3DS November 23, 2012

Ranger series

Gen. Game System First release
III Ranger EN boxart.jpg
Pokémon Ranger
Nintendo DS March 23, 2006
IV Ranger SoA EN boxart.jpg
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Nintendo DS March 20, 2008
Ranger GS EN boxart.png
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Nintendo DS March 6, 2010

Rumble series

Gen. Game System First release
IV Pokémon Rumble logo.png
Pokémon Rumble
Wii June 16, 2009
V Rumble Blast US boxart.png
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Nintendo 3DS August 11, 2011
Pokémon Rumble U logo.png
Pokémon Rumble U
Wii U April 24, 2013

Individual spin-off games

Gen. Game System First release
I Picross NP Vol 1.png
Picross NP Vol. 1
Super Nintendo Entertainment System April 1, 1999
I Snap EN boxart.jpg
Pokémon Snap
Nintendo 64 March 21, 1999
I Project Studio Red Blue EN boxart.jpg
Pokémon Project Studio
Red and Blue
PC November 9, 1999
United States
I Pokerom.png
PC 2000
United States
III Masters Arena EN boxart.jpg
Pokémon Masters Arena
PC January 1, 2004
United States
III Dash EN boxart.jpg
Pokémon Dash
Nintendo DS December 2, 2004
III PokéPark Fishing Rally.png
PokéPark: Fishing Rally DS
Nintendo DS May 10, 2005
III Trozei US boxart.jpg
Pokémon Trozei!
Nintendo DS October 20, 2005
III Team Turbo EN boxart.png
Pokémon Team Turbo
PC October 28, 2005
United States
III PCmaster-logo.png
Pokémon PC Master
PC June 20, 2006
V Typing EN boxart.png
Learn with Pokémon:
Typing Adventure
Nintendo DS April 21, 2011
V Pokémon Say Tap icon.png
Pokémon Say Tap?
iOS July 15, 2011
V Conquest EN boxart.jpg
Pokémon Conquest
Nintendo DS March 17, 2012
V Pokémon Dream Radar logo EN.png
Pokémon Dream Radar
Nintendo 3DS June 23, 2012

Pokémon mini

Gen. Game System First release
II Party mini JP boxart.jpg
Pokémon Party mini
Pokémon mini December 14, 2001
Zany Cards EN boxart.jpg
Pokémon Zany Cards
Pokémon mini December 14, 2001
Pinball mini EN boxart.png
Pokémon Pinball mini
Pokémon mini December 14, 2001
Puzzle Collection EN boxart.jpg
Pokémon Puzzle Collection
Pokémon mini December 14, 2001
Tetris EN boxart.jpg
Pokémon Tetris
Pokémon mini March 21, 2002
Breeder mini JP boxart.jpg
Pokémon Breeder mini
Pokémon mini March 21, 2002
Puzzle Collection Vol 2 JP boxart.jpg
Pokémon Puzzle Collection Vol. 2
Pokémon mini April 26, 2002
Race JP boxart.jpg
Pokémon Race mini
Pokémon mini July 19, 2002
Pichu Bros mini JP boxart.jpg
Pichu Bros. mini
Pokémon mini August 9, 2002
Togepi Great Adventure JP boxart.jpg
Togepi's Great Adventure
Pokémon mini October 18, 2002

Puck-based games

Gen. Game System First release
IV Battrio machine.png
Pokémon Battrio
Arcade September 14, 2007
V TrettaMachine.jpg
Pokémon Tretta
Arcade July 14, 2012
Pokémon Tretta Lab hardware.png
Pokémon Tretta Lab
Nintendo 3DS August 10, 2013

Sega systems

Gen. Game System First release
II Catch the Numbers JP boxart.jpg
Pokémon: Catch the Numbers!
Sega Pico July 23, 2002
III AG Ive Begun Hiragana and Katakana JP boxart.jpg
Pokémon Advanced Generation:
I've Begun Hiragana and Katakana!
Sega Pico September 24, 2003
AG Pico for Everyone Pokemon Loud Battle JP boxart.jpg
Pokémon Advanced Generation:
Pico for Everyone
Pokémon Loud Battle!
Sega Pico July 16, 2004
AG Pokemon Number Battle JP boxart.png
Pokémon Advanced Generation:
Pokémon Number Battle!
Advanced Pico Beena October 1, 2005
IV Intellectual Training Drill Pokemon DP Letter and Number Intelligence Game JP boxart.png
Intellectual Training Drill
Pokémon Diamond & Pearl:
Letter and Number
Intelligence Game
Advanced Pico Beena April 21, 2007
DP Search for Pokemon Adventure in the Maze JP boxart.png
Pokémon Diamond & Pearl:
Search for Pokémon!
Adventure in the Maze!
Advanced Pico Beena September 17, 2009
V BW Intelligence Training Pokemon Big Sports Meet JP boxart.png
Pokémon Best Wishes:
Intelligence Training
Pokémon Big Sports Meet!
Advanced Pico Beena December 4, 2010

Perdue Farms

Gen. Game System First release
III Pokémon Team Rocket Blast Off.png
Pokémon Team Rocket Blast Off
PC 2006
United States
Pokémon Poké Ball Launcher.png
Pokémon Poké Ball Launcher
PC 2006
United States
Pokémon Seek and Find.png
Pokémon Seek & Find
PC 2006
United States

Self-contained games

Gen. Game First release
I Pokémon Pikachu.png
Pokémon Pikachu
March 27, 1998
II Pp2gsboxart.png
Pokémon Pikachu 2 GS
November 21, 1999
IV Pokewalker.png
September 12, 2009

Toy games
Gen. Game First release
III Cyber Poké Ball.jpg
Cyber Poké Ball
United States
Cyber Pokédex.png
Cyber Pokédex
United States
IV Digital Poke Ball DP.png
Digital Poké Ball D & P
United States

Miscellaneous arcade games

Gen. Game First release
V Medal World machine.jpg
Pokémon Medal World
January 17, 2012


Gen. Game System First release
I Monthly Coin Toss 1.png
Monthly Coin Toss:
Pokémon Card Magazine
Super Nintendo Entertainment System April 1998
III GBA Video box.jpg
Game Boy Advance Video
Game Boy Advance 2004
North America
III Pokémate logo.png
Mobile December 31, 2006
V B2W2 Official Strategy Guide Book app logo.png
Pokémon Black 2 and White 2
Official Strategy Guide Book
iOS 2012
V Pokémon TV.png
Pokémon TV
iOS February 12, 2013
North America

Pokédex series

Gen. Game System First release
V Pokédex 3D logo.png
Pokédex 3D
Nintendo 3DS June 6, 2011
North America
Pokédex 3D Pro logo.png
Pokédex 3D Pro
Nintendo 3DS July 14, 2012
Pokédex for iOS.png
Pokédex for iOS
iOS December 6, 2012

Tech demos

Gen. Game System First shown
III Pikachu DS Tech Demo DS.png
Pikachu: DS Tech Demo
Nintendo DS May 12, 2004
North America

Other games

These are other games that feature Pokémon franchise elements significantly, and are authorized to do so.

Gen. Game System First release
V HarmoKnight.png
Nintendo 3DS March 28, 2013
North America

Super Smash Bros. series

Gen. Game System First release
I Super Smash Brothers EN boxart.jpg
Super Smash Bros.
Nintendo 64 January 21, 1999
II Melee EN boxart.jpg
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Nintendo GameCube November 21, 2001
IV Brawl US boxart.png
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Wii January 31, 2008
VI Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS logo.png
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
Nintendo 3DS 2014
VI Super Smash Bros. for Wii U logo.png
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Wii U 2014

External links

On Bulbagarden forums

Project Games logo.png This game-related article is part of Project Games, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on the Pokémon games.