Pokemon is one of very few video game series that have stood the test of time over the past couple of decades. As gamers have seen franchises come and go, some dying horrible spin-off deaths, others just fading into obscurity, those darn pocket monsters have stood at the forefront of handheld relevance. Not only that, but they’ve also traveled outside of their original realm of gaming and still managed to make lasting impressions.
With so many games existing under the Pokemon name it can be hard to figure out where to start if you’re new. What’s worth your time? Is it better just to start with the newest and go from there? What about the console games? To that end, we’ve ranked the best games that Pokemon has to offer.
Since there is such an abundance of Pokemon games released in North America, we have excluded original versions of those titles that got remakes.