Top 10 Best Pokemon Games in The World (To Play Right Now)

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Discover The 10 Best Pokemon Games in the World

So you’ve decided to enter the world of the Pokémon, but don’t know where to start? Well, fear not, as today we bring to you the top 10 Pokémon games that will get you hooked right away. Without further ado, let’s get right to the countdown. So you’ve decided to enter the world of the Pokémon, but don’t know where to start? Well, fear not, as today we bring to you the top 10 Pokémon games that will get you hooked right away. Without further ado, let’s get right to the countdown.

10) Pokémon GO (Android/iOS)

Discover Pokémon in the Real World with Pokémon GO

There is no doubt that Pokémon has come a long way as a gaming franchise, but this game just raises the bar so much higher. This Android/iOS game lets you be a Pokémon master in real life by catching and evolving various Pokémons, and conquering all the gyms, while making several new friends in the process.

This game requires the player to actually go outdoors, as it is a GPS enabled RPG. Never has such a social aspect been added to a video game. So, if you’re willing to give what it takes, go out there and catch ‘em all in real life!

Pokémon GO is one of the most stunning and revolutionary games to date.

9) Magikarp Jump! (Android/iOS)

Train your Magikarp to soar as high as possible in Pokémon: Magikarp Jump!

Everyone remembers Magikarp as the weakest, and the most pathetic ‘mon from their childhood, but there was just something special about this little guy that made everyone love him so much. And now is the time that Magikarp gets the long awaited spotlight that it truly deserves.

In Magikarp Jump, you get to train your very own Magikarp and teach it to jump higher and higher with each jump. Compete with others to see if your Magikarp is the best. Keep training your Magikarp and do whatever it takes to climb the ladder and make it to the top!

Train your Magikarp to jump the highest, and reach new heights!

8) Pokémon TCG Online (Android/iOS/PC)

Can you trade ‘em all?

Have you ever wanted to play the Pokémon Trading Card Game but don’t want to spend a fortune on the cards? Well, fear not, as the Pokémon TCG online is here to save the day! With sleek graphics and a strong core gameplay, this game comes in various platforms such as android, iOS and PC. And to top it all off, it’s free!

Not only you get to battle with others in this game, you also get to choose and create a deck from a wide variety of cards, collect as many as you can, and as the name suggests, trade cards with others. You can either start playing as a guest, or you can sign up at to save your progress. So get going and compete in tournaments and defeat others to be the ultimate Pokémon master!

Fall in love with the mesmerizing graphics and core gameplay of Pokémon TCG online!

7) Pokémon HeartGold/SoulSilver (NDS)

Pokemon Heart gold and Soul Silver official trailer

Boot up your DS for the first main series game on the list!

Welcome to back to Johto with these remakes of Pokémon Gold/Silver/Crystal. Not only do you get to catch and train the original 151 ‘mons, but also the beasts from Johto. It’s the first time you get to experience two regions in one game: Johto and Kanto!                                                                                 

16 Gym Badges to collect, 2 regions to conquer. This game has got everything you could ask for. In case you haven’t played this awesome game yet, now is your chance. And just when you think you have beaten the game, the post game begins; and when you think you have beaten the post game…. There’s another surprise.

The two mascots of the games, Ho-Oh (left) and Lugia (right)

6) Pokémon Black/White (NDS)

A new land means tons of new opportunities

Do you think you have what it takes to conquer Unova region? There’s only one way to figure out. Meet many new ‘mons and make new friends in your journey to being the very best, like no one ever was!

Choose between three of the best starters: Snivy, Oshawott and Tepig. Fight the evil Team Plasma and defend your ideals. Catch all the new ‘mons and complete your Pokédex. Let’s see how far you can get!

 Unova: A land where dreams come true!

5) Pokémon Black2/White2 (NDS)

The second visit to Unova is gonna be twice as fun

Welcome back to Unova. A lot has changed since your last visit. Almost all of the ‘mons from the other regions have migrated to Unova and it is your job to catch ‘em all! Choose between Snivy, Oshawott and Tepig and build the perfect team from the list of several ‘mons available.

Team Plasma is back too, but this time they have split. Pursue your goals meanwhile making new friends and protecting Unova from the evil Team Plasma. The post game has a majority of stuff to do including but not limited to beating the White Treehollow/Black Tower depending on the game you choose.

The main legendary mascot of the game

4) Pokémon X and Y (N3DS)

The game which revolutionized the franchise

Boot up your 3DS for your first ever adventure in Kalos!

Welcome to the land of Kalos, where dreams come true! Beautiful forests, thriving cities, and many never-before-seen Pokémon, this region truly has it all. While exploring this wonderful region, the player gets to see, battle and catch many new ‘mons.

Without a doubt, this game truly revolutionized the battling system with the introduction of mega stones. These stones allow your powerful Pokémons to evolve into even more powerful beasts. With an interesting story, many friends, and an evil organization, you are in for a treat with this one!

The mascot starter beasts of Pokemon X and Y

3) Pokémon Platinum (NDS)

Sinnoh: The Land of adventures!

There is no doubt that gamers have been waiting for a really long time for a remake of this old gem. While it is still not confirmed by Nintendo whether we’ll be seeing one or not, why not quench your thirst by playing the original one once more?

A mesmerizing region? Check. New as well as old ‘mons? Check. Three really awesome starters? Check. Dark dimensions? Check! This game is not just a game. It’s an experience. You will certainly not regret it once you start playing it.

Giratina, the dark dimensional being

2) Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire (N3DS)

Back to the 3DS games now. Hoenn was truly one of a kind

One cannot really call themselves a true fan if you haven’t played through Hoenn yet. Memorable characters, Difficult gym leaders, evil organizations, this game has got it all. And with the twist of 3D and mega stones this time!

Choose between Mudkip, Treecko and Torchic, and set out for your adventure in the Hoenn region, in this remake of the original Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald. Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire keep the story and game as true to the original while adding a few changes and updating it for the newest generation of Pokemon on the 3DS.

Groundon and Kyogre, the faces of Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

1) Pokémon Sun and Moon (N3DS)

Alola: The land where it all comes together.

Finally, the most recent addition to the family. The game where it all comes together. Pokémon Sun/Moon truly is a mixture of all the good things in the franchise, that got you hooked in the RPG series in the first place, without actually repeating anything.

Instead of the typical Gym battles, this time the player embarks upon a new adventure to conquer all the Island Challenges. The reward for completing a trial is a Z-Crystal, an item which allows the Pokemon holding it to attack with an extra-strong ultimate move once per battle. This is sort of an Alolan version of mega stones. With many new ‘mons, there are also new forms of the previous ones, which are sure to bring back a lot of older players. Meanwhile, our job is to catch ‘em all!

The Final Word

Pokémon has definitely come a long way as a gaming franchise over the years and we, the gamers, truly hope that this goes on for many years to come. Whether you’re interested in competitive battling or completing the Pokédex or just completing the main story, each game has something in store for you. We hope this list helped you decide which game you want to play next. Please let us know if we missed any. You may also be interested in:

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Harvinder is an active gamer with particular interest in RPGs including Pokemon, and an experienced freelance writer with an itch to provide great content to his fellow awesome gamers.
Gamer Since: 2005
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KurtissL 6 years 12 months ago

Heart Gold and Soul Silver were two of my least favorite of the pokemon games, although someone stole mine a while back and I never really did get to finish playing it... :/

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