Spin-off Pokémon games

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Spin-off Pokémon games are Pokémon games which do not fit the model used by the main series and which are not developed by Game Freak. These games vary widely in genre, and cover many different consoles and handheld game systems. Sometimes, it is possible to connect the main series games to certain spin-off games in order to get a reward, normally a special Pokémon.

Pokémon Card GB Series

  • Template:Card GB (Game Boy strategy game where the players uses Pokémon Trading Cards to battle with instead of actual Pokémon)
  • Template:Card GB 2 (Game Boy strategy, similar to the first game, but including Generation II Pokémon as well. Only released in Japan)

Pokémon Pinball Series

Pokémon Puzzle Series

Hey You, Pikachu! Series

  • Hey You, Pikachu! (N64 virtual pet, where the player owns and explores various locations with a Pikachu, talking to it with a microphone)
  • Pokémon Channel (GameCube virtual pet, where players watch TV with their Pikachu, and uses the Gamecube's clock to unlock new programs)
  • PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure (A Wii game where the player takes the form of Pikachu and competes in many minigames while befriending a variety of Pokémon)

Mystery Dungeon Series

Pokémon Ranger Series

Pokémon Rumble Series

Super Smash Bros. Series

  • Super Smash Bros. (N64 fighting game that pits various Nintendo characters against each other. Pikachu, and Jigglypuff are playable, while various Pokémon appear out of Poké balls to aid in combat)
  • Super Smash Bros. Melee (Gamecube sequel to Super Smash Bros. where Pichu and Mewtwo are added as playable characters. As with the previous game a variety of Pokémon appear as helpers to the fighters, as well as Trophies)
  • Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii sequel that sees the addition of Lucario and Pokémon Trainer as added characters while Pichu and Mewtwo do not return. As in the previous two games, a variety of Pokémon appear as extra help and trophies)

Other Pokémon Games

  • Pokémon Picross (GB/GBC game where the player paints by numbers. It was announced in various game magazines in 1999, but was never released)
  • Pokémon Snap (N64 first person rail shooter, where the player takes pictures of Pokémon on Pokémon Island)
  • Pokémon Dash (DS racing game where players play as Pikachu attempting to outrun Pokémon)
  • Pokémon Trozei! (DS puzzle game where players have to line up four Pokémon in a row in order for them to disappear)
  • Battle & Get! Pokémon Typing DS (DS game educational game that is played with an attaching keyboard. It is set to be released in Japan in 2011)
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