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The generational Pokemon game is turning 26 years old since its first release in 1996. ‘Pokemon National day' brings gamers a special raiding event in Pokemon Sword and Shield. Among the significant game developments, Pokemon also prides itself on receiving “License Of The Year” with a new proposal to promote Pokemon as kids' educational animations.

The role-playing games have since been at all-time high sales in the Nintendo Switch and game boy. It is incredible how both the main and spin-off games outdo other gaming companies most of the time. Pokemon has a place in our hearts.

As we commemorate our all-time favorite anime game, let's dive into the 10 best Pokémon games of all time.


10. Pokémon Go

Generation: Six

Year: 2016

Platform: Nintendo Switch

Placing Pokemon Go in the tenth position might seem unfair, but we recognize it regarding not being the main game and the difficulty of playing in rural areas. The mobile phone augmented reality game allows players to find real-time Pokemon characters from their surroundings. 

Pokemon animations appear on their own in different times and places following unique conditions. The free-to-play app will have you collecting available Pokemons around you for a chance to make friendships, trade in eggs, or even engage in battles of the Pokemon. Recently, gamers have realized how to identify Pokemons around them. For instance if you are near a gym you can easily identify a battle Pokemon. You also collect eggs which become stronger every time you find another Pokemon.


9. Pokémon Platinum

Generation: Fourth

Year: 2008

Platform: Nintendo DS

The Pokemon Platinum inherited its sequel's character of allowing trade-ins using existing wifi connectivity and all other features. The game, however, took a more robust story development where the players would select characters given by Professor Reward and develop them. They would need to fight each other while they explore the vast lands of Sinnoh filled with hIlls, mountains, rivers, and grasslands.


8. Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Pokemon Legends: Arceus releases on Switch on January

Generation: Fourth

Year: 2021

Platform: Nintendo Switch

This is the latest Pokemon series hitting the gaming industry with a smash. The Pokemon Arceus indicates the exciting inventions we expect from the Game Freak company. The plot here follows both real-time and time traveling. The gamer goes around collecting Pokemons in a mission to bring the main three back to the professor. The game does not involve many characters from its predecessors, but they appear as NPC's when involved.


7. Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Generation: Fifth

Year: 2012

Platform: Nintendo DS

The Pokemon Black & White Version 2 revolves around two new game mascots, Black and White Kyurems. The two characters lead a mission to save the Unova region. Gamers enjoy a recce mission through the extended playfield towards the Northeast and Southeast of Unova. The game also gives you direct experience, legendary anime, and move tutors.


6. Pokémon Sword and Shield

Generation: Eighth

Year: 2019

Platform: Nintendo Switch

As Nintendo's hybrid console core game, Pokemon Sword and Shield came with elite experience. The player explores a new wild adventure collecting the ever-growing array of Pokemons accessible. Players on LAN can unite for a max raid Dynamax Pokemon. Here, characters don't necessarily have inherent qualities, thus making it easier to shift from one character to the next.


5. Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

Generation: Fourth

Year: 2021

Platform: Nintendo DS

Amidst the mixed reactions that follow this production, The Brilliant diamond and Shining Pearl offers an array of goodies. As you play, you gain the chance to surpass the mythological time-traveling Pokemon. To spice it up, even more, you can explore the ground and the grand underground while in your conquest to unravel any fossils. The game will surely glue you to your screen with opening and ending movies alongside the multiple-gamers and communication abilities.


4. Pokémon Emerald

Generation: Third

Year: 2004

Platform: Game Boy Advance

Polishing the abilities, nature, and battles at Pokemon has never been excellent until the rise of Pokemon Emerald. The gamers fight gym trainers while training for the meg challenge with the four elite members. This series elates you with unexpected twists on where to find your Pokemon and how to catch them. With ecstatic graphics and the magnificent layout of the Hoenn regions, be sure of an ecstatic traversal.


3. Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen

Generation: First

Year: 2004

Platform: Game Boy

Here comes the advance of the first generation red and black Pokemon. Undoubtedly, FireRed and LeafGreen have players controlling Pokemons in turn-based battles from an overhead dynamic. Who wouldn't enjoy experiencing the traditional plot all with improved features? This series introduced a help menu while introducing new secret locations.


2. Let's Go, Pikachu! & Let's Go, Eevee!

Let's Go, Pikachu! & Let's Go, Eevee!

Generation: First

Year: 2018

Platform: Game Boy

The all-time game hype that perfectly brings us into the traditional storyline is Let's Go, Pikachu! & Let's Go, Eevee! This Pokémon games takes on the ideology of the Go Pikachu spin-off game and enhances its playability. Now you see why this series is so famous. It carries the best existing features to make the old meet the new smoothly.


1. Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

Generation: Second

Year: 2009

Platform: Game Boy Color

Here is a Pokemon game that manages to smoothly welcome newbies while having its sequel players nicely catered for. The HeartGold and SoulSilver versions are intermediate to the Pokemon Gold and Silver series. The beginning of the second generation hit the screens with an addition of 100 Pokemons and two new types. A remake has to be made to ensure justice is served to the upgrades. The Heart and Soul versions brought vivid graphics and improved the quality of changing Pokemon. These improvements create the best thrills as you fight Pokemon Red.

The Pokémon games have always proven to be uniquely family-friendly. A character that resonates considers building one series to aid children learning. The relay of a learning-finding Pokemon would change the would-be elite move itself. While we enjoy this great list of games, we say Happy Anniversary and cheers to the more improvements and creations we await.

And there you go, the 10 best Pokémon games of all time. Do you agree with our listing? Do let us know your experience with either one in the comments below or our socials here.

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Evans I. Karanja is a freelance writer who loves to write about anything technology. He is always on the lookout for interesting topics, and enjoys writing about video games, cryptocurrency and blockchain and more. When not writing, he can be found playing video games or watching F1.