Pokemon is one of the most famous video game franchises in the world. Players around the world have caught, trained, and fought with Pokemon since the first generation of Pokemon games came out in 1996, and they only got bigger thanks to anime and movies.
Pokemon is so big now that making a derivative game is almost guaranteed. Although some of these spin-off games have grown in popularity along with the mainstream games (like PokÃ©mon Snap), many of them have been forgotten. Here is some Pokemon games that have been forgotten by time.
ten PokÃ©mon Trading Card Game
As a large multimedia franchise, Pokemon Obviously has a collectible card game that is still traded and played to this day. While the TCG is generally known as a physical table card game, there are a few versions of video games, such as PokÃ©mon Trading Card Game for the Game Boy Color.
In this video game, players take on the role of a young boy traveling the world and challenging others, this time using card games instead of Pokemon. The game contains over 200 cards from the first three sets of the Pokemon TCG.
9 Pokemon pinball machine
Pokemon pinball machine is a classic game with a Pokemon turn on it. The way this game is played is the same as other pinball games, but the ball and pinball tables are Pokemon-Related.
However, there are a few unique mechanisms in Pokemon pinball machine. Throughout the game, the player always tries to catch all 151 PokÃ©mon and complete their Pokedex. To do this, they use “Catch Mode” to catch new PokÃ©mon and “Evolution Mode” to evolve them. These mechanisms offer a new formula to a classic game like pinball.
8 PokÃ©mon Trozei!
PokÃ©mon Trozei! is another Pokemon– themed puzzle game. This one is more unique, but it looks like games like Bejeweled Where Tetris, in that the player must match Pokemon– thematic blocks in order to earn points.
When a four-block PokÃ©mon match is made, the player gets a Trozei chance. This allows the player to make matches with just three PokÃ©mon blocks. If they manage to get that, they can make matches with just two blocks. This game is very simple, but it has a certain depth.
seven PokÃ©mon Puzzle League
Another one Pokemon puzzle game, this time a cross between Pokemon and that of Nintendo League of puzzles series. The player must clear the blocks by swapping Pokemon– thematic blocks around to make lines of three or more blocks. Blocks are constantly being added to the bottom of the screen, and if the blocks reach the top, the player loses.
A special feature of this game is that the player can play as characters from the Pokemon lively. This includes obvious fan favorites like Ash, Misty, and Brock, but also characters like Tracy, Professor Oak, and Gary.
6 Hi you, Pikachu!
Hi you, Pikachu! is an interesting game because it uses the voice recognition feature of the Nintendo 64. The game involves befriending a wild Pikachu using the PokeHelper, one of Professor Oak’s inventions. Once the Pikachu has befriended, the player can make it perform various tasks on a daily basis.
Many of these tasks usually involve different purposes, such as collecting food. Completing these tasks earns the player Pika Points, which can be used to own items. While most Pokemon the games consist of collecting various PokÃ©mon, Hi you, Pikachu! seems to be all about playing with the ever popular Pikachu.
5 Pokemon rumble
Pokemon rumble is a very unique Pokemon Game. This is a fighting game in which the player controls a PokÃ©mon and battles other PokÃ©mon as they go through each level. The player starts with a single PokÃ©mon and slowly gains more attacks and playable PokÃ©mon as they progress through the game.
While Pokemon rumble can be played solo, it also supports multiplayer up to four people. Passwords can also be used to unlock certain playable PokÃ©mon. While the game itself wasn’t very successful, it spawned several sequels such as Pokemon Rumble Blast and Pokemon Rumble U.
4 PokÃ©mon Stadium
While this doesn’t happen immediately for most casual gamers, Pokemon is generally considered to be a role-playing game. Exploration is just as important as battles, as is building a strong group with few weaknesses.
PokÃ©mon Stadium removes many of these role-playing aspects, focusing entirely on PokÃ©mon battles. The player fights in a series of PokÃ©mon battles with a group of PokÃ©mon rented in the game or received from the main PokÃ©mon games. When beating certain cups, the player can even receive PokÃ©mon that can be transferred to the original red and blue.
3 Pokemon Fighting Revolution
Pokemon Fighting Revolution is a game very similar to PokÃ©mon Stadium, as it focuses on PokÃ©mon battles instead of the usual RPG experience of Pokemon. Like PokÃ©mon Stadium, the player progresses through a series of battles in the Colosseum, each with different rules and restrictions.
Pokemon Fighting Revolution also has some connectivity with the PokÃ©mon Diamond and Pearl Games. Players can sometimes earn PokÃ©mon that can be transferred to these games, as well as TMs and other useful items. It was the first Pokemon game with online functionality on a home console.
2 PokÃ©mon Ranger
PokÃ©mon Ranger is quite similar to a normal Pokemon game, with a few exceptions. The player character can temporarily catch Pokemon using their capture styler, which is controlled with the Nintendo DS stylus. These PokÃ©mon can then be used to solve puzzles or even catch other PokÃ©mon.
PokÃ©mon Ranger is also distinguished by the fact that it takes place in a unique region called Fiore. There, PokÃ©mon aren’t kept in Pokeballs, and Rangers keep the peace in every town. The Go-Rock Squad is the main villain and plans to use Legendary PokÃ©mon to cause trouble in the region.
1 PokÃ©mon Conquest
PokÃ©mon Conquest is another cross game, this time between Pokemon and Koei Nobunaga’s ambition series. This tactical role-playing game features a trainer traveling through the Warring States era Ransei battle figures of Japan, recruiting them and their PokÃ©mon to use in battle.
Because the battle in PokÃ©mon Conquest is very different, there are a lot of changes from the main line Pokemon Games. PokÃ©mon can only use one move, and Wild PokÃ©mon are recruited by having Warriors connect with them. Link (which is a percentage) replaces the usual level system, and Pokemon can only evolve when it reaches a certain link.
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