Gamers! This one is for you, we have ranked the best pokemon games of all time. But first, I gotta tell you, growing up and watching Ash catch those pokemon was perhaps the most exciting thing, maybe Pokemon was the first anime that we all started watching as a kid. The series has grown so much, their current generation of pokemon keeps the anime as exciting as ever. However, we are not here for the anime show, so, let’s focus on the best Pokemon games of all time.
Best Pokemon Games Ranked
1. Pokemon Go
No matter what you do, you can’t disagree that Pokemon Go is not the best game ever made. It has the fun and excitement of catching a Pokemon and keeps the app adventurous since the apps require you to go out and look for Pokemon in real life. The more Pokemon you catch the more level you increase and if you play your card right, you’ll become a Pokemon master. I’m on level 50 and have multiple legendary Pokemon, including Mewtwo. Show off! In addition, you’ll able be to have a friendly Pokemon battle with your friends and raid a gym together, you might also get a chance to catch a super legendary Pokemon with Ex-Raid passes.
So, if you haven’t tried this game, you have missed the most epic Pokemon games ever made. Install the game, and let us know in the comment section how was it.
2. Pokemon Gold and Silver
Probably the best Pokemon game ever made; the Pokemon Gold and silver was a critically acclaimed Pokemon game. Originally made in 1999, this role-playing video game was developed by Game Freak was released for the Game Boy Color of Nintendo. The game had an exciting group of Pokemon and introduced somewhere around 100 video games. According to WorldCat publisher, the game sold over 23 million units and was considered the best selling video game for the Game boy colour.
In the legendary section of Pokemon, the game introduced Raikou, Entei, and Suicune, you could catch these legendary characters by locating them on Pokedex. In addition, the game also introduced two new pokemon types Steel and Dark, and you could also hatch some eggs while catching the pokemon in a group.
3. Pokemon Platinum
This 2008 role-playing game was another success in the bucket of Nintendo. The game was developed by Game Freak and according to the annual report published by Nintendo it sold 7.06 million copies worldwide. Multiple publication houses such as IGN, GamePro and Nintendo Power critically appreciated the games features and their success.
The game introduced some new features that include a Wi-Fi plaza, which allowed up to 20 players to play together. In addition, it also introduced a record feature that enables you to record your pokemon battles. In terms of new pokemon, the game introduced a refined version of Articuno, Zapdos, Moltress, Regice, Regirock, and Registeel.
4. Pokemon Emerald
The Pokemon emerald game was introduced in 2004 by non-another than Game Freak. The game was an enhanced version of Pokemon ruby and sapphire and can be considered the best pokemon games in terms of storyline and features. According to the website Gamasutra the game sold 1.72 million copies worldwide and might be the second best selling video game of 2005. It received a positive response from publications like IGN, GameSpot and Nintendo Power.
The Pokemon emerald game is set in the Hoenn region, and you would be able to encounter two legendary aeon pokemon Latias and Latios. In addition, the players were also able to catch Groudon and Kyogre by tracking them via Pokedex.
5. Pokemon Crystal
The Pokemon Crystal game was released in 2000 as another role-playing game by Game Freak. This game was the final game released for the Game Boy Color, and due to its popularity, the game was re-released in 2018 for the Nintendo 3DS virtual console. According to Hachette UK, they sold 6.4 million copies worldwide and became a huge success.
The plot of the game is somewhat similar to the Pokemon gold and silver, however, it has some attributes of pokemon emerald. The game has legendary pokemon Suicune in a central role, and since the game is based in Johto reason, you’ll be able to capture some exciting pokemon like Unown.
6. Pokemon Sword and Shield
Pokemon Sword and Shield succeeds in introducing several novel concepts, yet there are certain places where it may be improved. What’s done well is done well, but other parts seem to have been lifted from a ten-year-old design paper. Certain moments here are the greatest the series has ever been, yet this delight is periodically sullied by opposing moments that disappointed us. From the pure thrill and excitement of witnessing a brand-new Pokémon in front of a stadium full of shouting fans to the repetitive and dragged-out discourse we wanted to skip, it’s an experience full of highs and lows. Nevertheless, exploring the Wild Area’s marvels feels like the series’ real growth.
Overall, Pokémon Sword and Shield was an excellent start for the HD generation of Pokémon games. However, there is still space for development.
Indeed the Pokemon games have come a long way from Game boy to Nintendo DS to Smartphone AR. and there is no denying that games that were released in the ’90s weren’t great. As a 90’s kid, even I have some quality memories with them, however, if you ask what would be the best pokemon game that I would still want to play without any doubt. I would definitely go with Pokemon Go, it has that charm and excitement of Pokemon hunting, and it makes the game perhaps the best pokemon game ever created. Gotta catch’em all!