Pokemon is one of the most popular and celebrated game series in the world, with the Game Boy original spawning numerous sequels, spin-offs, anime series and movies, a live-action Hollywood hit, trading cards that can fetch eye-watering sums, a ridiculously popular mobile game, all kinds of merchandise, and much more. But what you might not realize, if you’ve been collecting Pokémon games for a while now, is that some rare titles can fetch a small fortune. The PriceCharting retro game resource is an essential site for collectors and buyers, with the site showing how the price of countless video games has changed over time.
This helps ensure that you don’t overpay for a game you want to add to your collection, and also ensures that if you’re selling a retro game, you’ll get the right price.
Especially for pocket monster fans, PriceCharting has a list of the most expensive Pokemon games right now.
And you might be stunned by the price some of these games fetch. The most expensive bulk game you can buy is Pokemon [Not For Resale Arceus] edition for the DS.
As the name suggests, this is a game that was not available for purchase in retail stores – which is why it’s worth so much.
If you manage to get this cart, it’s worth £2,561.95.
In terms of complete boxed games (meaning with the game, box, inserts and a manual), the most expensive game is the Big Box version of Pokemon Box for the Nintendo GameCube.
A full boxed version (CIB) is worth £1,964.76. But the most expensive Pokemon game is a Nintendo DS title.
If you have a brand new version of Pokemon HeartGold (figure set), that’s worth £4,151.15.
Even if you don’t have super rare Pokemon games like the ones above, you might be surprised at how many other Pokemon games are fetching these days.
For example, a boxed version of Pokemon Blue for the Nintendo Game Boy is currently listed for £110 on the CeX website (or £170 for a mint version).
So even if you have a less rare Pokémon game like Blue, Red, or Yellow for the Game Boy, you’ll still get a hefty amount of it on the used market.
You can find all the details on the most expensive Pokemon games, with prices listed for bulk, IPC, and new releases below.
As always with retro games, keep in mind that ratings may change for games released in multiple regions depending on which version you own (i.e. Japanese, US, or European) and that the state of the game will also affect its value. ..
THE MOST EXPENSIVE POKEMON GAMES AND LIMITED EDITION CONSOLES
Pokemon [Not for Resale Arceus] – Nintendo DS – £2,561.95 bulk
Pokemon box [Big Box] – Gamecube – £1,964.76 loose, £1,964.76 IPC, £2,881.18 new
Pokémon HeartGold version [Figure Bundle] – Nintendo DS – £1,013.79 loose, £1,125.94 IPC, £4,151.15 new
Pokemon [Liberty Pass] – PAL Nintendo DS – £928.78 loose, £1,300.29 IPC, £2,470.55 new
Nintendo 64 console [Pokemon Stadium Battle Set] – Nintendo 64 – £714.23 loose, £809.99 IPC, £2,511.06 new
Pokemon Leaf Green version [Not for Resale] – GameBoy Advance – £649.74 bulk
Pokemon SoulSilver Version [Figure Bundle] – Nintendo DS – £632.54 loose, £920.36 IPC, £1,748.95 new
Pokemon box – Gamecube – £553.11 loose, £1,038.98 IPC, £3,013.27 new
Pokemon Center 3rd Anniversary Gameboy Color – JP GameBoy Color – £442.59 bulk, £1,150.73 IPC, £1,841.44 new
GameBoy Advance [Pokemon Center Suicune] – JP GameBoy Advance – £426.54 bulk, £427.02 IPC, £640.57 new