Top 10 Best Pokemon Fan Games That Are Free

Best Pokemon Fan Games
Some of the most beloved Pokemon games are fanmade!

“I won’t be bored waiting for the newest Pokemon game to finally come out” said no one EVER. Thankfully, many tech-savvy fans that feel the same have done something about it. Trainers don’t have to wait for the next Pokemon game to arrive completely without anything new to play when they can download or go online and play a fanmade Pokemon game.

Most of these games require a PC or Mac to play on, but mobile versions are out there for busier gamers who’d rather play on-the-go. Keep in mind that fanmade games are never perfect, but that only adds to their unique charm and the hard work and creativity put into making them available for those fans who just. want. something. to play. 

10. Pokemon Godra

In the Godra region, you have multiple choices as to who you want to be with no Pokedex needed.  For the first time in any Pokemon game, the player has access to landing different jobs in the Pokemon world. Whichever path you choose affects how you advance in the game and who you meet. Begin your journey with Pokemon by choosing to start in either the west or the east.

Key elements of the game:

  • Players can choose between different jobs to have with Pokemon, including the military, a Safari Zone Warden, and as usual, the Pokemon League Champion.
  • The registration form filled out at the beginning of the game determines the starter Pokemon selection you have to choose from. There are 128 possible starter Pokemon!
  • Explore both East and West Godra in your pursuit to become the best at whatever you choose to be with your Pokemon!

How to Play:

9. Pokemon Revolution Online

This online live gaming experience allows players to explore the Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, and Sinnoh regions and take part in customized events designed by the creators themselves! The online community for Pokemon Revolution is huge and active, and players can create and join guilds to make new friends!

Key elements of the game:

  • Competitive player vs player battling with a top 25 ranking system and the possibility of being invited to tournaments to compete for prizes!
  • Players can customize their character, catch many different legendary and mythical Pokemon, and become the champion in many different regions.
  • Ongoing events and updates keep the game fresh and exciting for newcomers and dedicated players!

How to Play:

  • Register an account on
  • Select the platform on the download page you wish to download the game onto (Windows, Mac, or Android).
  • The controls for the game are automatically provided in-game.

8. Pokemon Light Platinum

Pokemon Light Platinum at its base is a remake of the official Pokemon Ruby version game for the Gameboy Advance. However, the player has access to several new features, including familiar regions and the all-new Zhery and Lauren regions! 

Key elements of the game:

  • Travel through 6 Pokemon regions both new and old, with new rivals and a set of gyms and Elite Four for every region!
  • All legendary Pokemon of the Johto, Kanto, Hoenn, and Sinnoh regions are capturable in-game with no trading necessary!
  • Cheat codes, walkthroughs, and guides are provided on the game’s official website!

How to Play:

  • Using the right emulator (depending on your device) download Pokemon Light Platinum in either English or Portuguese (Brazilian) for the PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, or Android from this link: and enjoy!
  • The controls for the game are automatically provided in-game.

7. Pokemon Infinite Fusion

Get ready to catch, battle, and fuse Pokemon into over 22,800 unique species (including the fairy type) and embark on over 20 side-quests and explore new areas! While still being worked on, the game’s story is complete up to the 8th Pokémon gym in graphics set in the style of the 5th generation official games.

Key elements of the game:

  • Randomized mode gives players a quicker and easier option for fusing their Pokemon pals into unique combos, rather than manually fusing and un-fusing them.
  • New areas are added to the game as the story continues, keeping the player’s experience fresh and interesting.
  • Wild Pokemon can appear together, triggering double battles with the player’s character, just like in the official Pokemon White and Pokemon Black games!

How to Play:

6. Pokémon Sage

Explore a new region based on Central and South America, an area of the world not yet touched by the official Pokemon games! Two villain organizations are after the legendary Pokemon Quetzar and attempt to reawaken it! Angry with mankind and its deeds, Quetzar attacks the citizens of Northington. A lot of masterful design has gone into this game, but its features are limited. 

Key elements of the game:

  • Pokemon Sage is a shorter fanmade game; perfect for gamers new to fanmade ROM games.
  • 6 towns/cities make up the Urobos region and 3 of them are home to gyms.
  • Unique new Pokemon have been added to the game!

How to Play:

  • Download the game for the PC here:
  • The controls for the game are automatically provided in-game.

5. Pokémon Insurgence

This untraditionally darker game features a cult formed around the legendary Pokemon Darkrai as a major driving point of the story. 

Key elements of the game:

  • Delta species of Pokemon and new mega-evolutions keep the Pokemon catching and battling experience fresh!
  • Beautifully designed graphics for a new region and story that players will love and over 100 new features, including armor for your Pokemon and clothes for your character!
  • Players can battle and trade with others online. The game regularly updates and fixes bugs.

How to Play:

4. Pokémon Fire Ash

Follow Ash Ketchum based on his adventures in the franchise anime as he explores regions Kanto through Alola, rediscovers beloved battle mechanics such as mega-evolution, and meets and captures iconic Pokemon for his team!

Key elements of the game:

  • More than 50 gym battles including battles with Ash’s companions and rivals from all the regions are included.
  • No HM moves needed, and over 100 TMs are programmed into the game. Players can warp from location to location at Pokemon Centers.
  • All Pokemon up to generation 7, mega-evolutions, and the special Ash-Greninja are available to capture!

How to Play:

3. Pokemon Empyrean

In the Omuran region’s past, your father, Hal, has already defeated the evil Vordev Group—however, some of its members escaped and are joining forces with an unknown leader. You must become a strong Pokemon trainer and save your father, who has been captured by Vordev’s remnants!

Key elements of the game:

If you love your Eeveelutions, this fangame is for you! New Eeveeulutions have been added to the game

  • Official in-game cheat codes for the game are available at this link: to get the most out of your gaming experience!
  • Over 50 hours of gameplay and 8 Pokemon gyms to beat have been programmed into Pokemon Empyrean. The above link also features drop-down lists of item guides, Pokemon locations, stats, and update information. Patches and updates for the game are available as well.

How to Play:

2. Pokemon Uranium

Adventure in the Tandor region begins when the main character’s mother is lost in a nuclear explosion and the main character must stay with their aunt. Pokemon affected by this became the unique Nuclear type and some are more corrupt and dangerous than others. The player must venture through the region and take on Pokemon gyms and capture Pokemon both old and new.

Key elements of the game:

Nuclear-typed Pokemon that are strong against all types with a weakness to Steel.

Mega-evolution and over 100 fanmade Pokemon in addition to official Pokemon from the franchise!

Nuzlocke mode, a personality test to determine your starter Pokemon, and side quests make for a fully customizable gaming experience!

How to Play:

Key Controls:

  • Arrow keys move your player.
  • The C key will select or interact with characters and Pokemon.
  • Use the X key to exit or cancel a choice or action.
  • Use the f5 key to use an item you have registered.
  • The Z key allows the player to run and the Pokemon to mega-evolve.
  • The f1 key opens the control menu.

1. Pokemon Reborn

The city of Reborn has become a cesspool of crime and the player must be the hero to put an end to it. The world is massive, and the action and features are no different. Capture and trade over 800 Pokemon and battle your way through the Pokemon Reborn world as you wipe out felons and suspicious activity along the way.

Key elements of the game:

  • The player can choose from 21 starter Pokemon from the official franchise games at the beginning of their journey! Pokemon can also be shiny!
  • 18 Pokemon gyms based on every elemental type give the players a much wider range of challenges to overcome on your way to becoming the best trainer you can be!
  • The new Field Effect system makes shiny Pokemon easier to find and has never before been included in the official games!

How to Play:

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