Pokemon games have been around for decades now, and while there may have been an abundance of them that have been released, some have certainly been more popular with fans of the franchise than others.

In the world of Pokemon video games, gamers generally think the main series games are the best. However, there have also been a variety of spin-offs and other less traditional ones put together by the company that many have enjoyed.

This list will consider all Pokemon games – both those in the main series and those in the spin-offs.

Note: This article reflects the personal opinion of the author.


Top 5 Pokemon Games of All Time

#5 – Ruby and Sapphire

The two Legendary Pokemon featured on the covers of Ruby and Sapphire (Image via Game Freak)
The two Legendary Pokemon featured on the covers of Ruby and Sapphire (Image via Game Freak)

The Ruby and Sapphire games have earned their place on this list primarily because they bring enhanced color to the Pokemon world.

They also introduced a variety of awesome new elements; including 2v2 battles, Pokemon Natures, and adding new abilities that Pocket Monsters could use.


#4 – Sword and Shield

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Pokémon Sword and Shield (Image via Game Freak)

One of the newest Pokemon games to date, Sword and Shield is played on the Nintendo Switch. Along with the release of Sword and Shield came the eighth generation of Pokémon, incorporating a host of new pocket monsters for players to catch and train.

The game takes place in what is known as the Galar region and it has introduced a variety of new features that trainers have mixed opinions on. However, overall it did well with fans of the franchise.


#3 – Red/Blue/Yellow

The three featured Pokémon of Red, Blue, and Yellow (Image via Game Freak)
The three featured Pokémon of Red, Blue, and Yellow (Image via Game Freak)

This list couldn’t be complete if it didn’t include the original Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow games. After all, these games are the first in the main series and launched what eventually became one of the most beloved game franchises of all time.

It’s no wonder coaches still play these games today, both because they’re timeless and for the sheer nostalgia they induce.


#2 – Pokemon GO

Pokemon GO (Image via Niantic)
Pokemon GO (Image via Niantic)

The hit mobile game, Pokemon GO, comes second on the list. Considering it’s not a mainline game, it’s quite surprising how popular Pokemon Go has become.

The game incorporates many of the same features and functions found in the main series, but it also differs enough to put a unique spin on things. Pokemon GO has continued to grow in popularity since its initial release in 2016.


#1 – Gold and Silver

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The boxart for Pokemon Gold and Silver (Image via Game Freak)

The most popular Pokémon games of all time are gold and silver. These editions kicked off Generation II of the Pokemon franchise and came with a bunch of new pocket monsters for Red, Blue, and Yellow fans to catch and train.

While it’s full of new features that weren’t in the very first games, gold and silver are most valued for a special feature unlocked at the end of the storyline. Once a player has beaten the game, they have unlocked access to the original Kanto region from Red and Blue.

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