There may not be such things exist in the world as a bad Pokemon Game, but there are also some great and most entertaining ones. The franchise is existing in this world for last twenty-one years. So with the arrival of augmented reality games such as Pokemon Go, we wanted to take a look at best Pokemon games in the history of this successful franchise.
The franchise was created by the Satoshi Tajiri in 1995 and named the central fictional creatures as Pokemon while humans character as Pokemon trainers. As this is also the Best-Selling Video Game Franchise ever due to its popularity in children of the whole world.
So here we have a list of top 10 best Pokemon Games.
|Serial No||Top 13 Best Pokemon Games|
|12||Pokemon Fire Red and Leaf Green|
|11||Pokemon Sun and Moon|
|8||Pokemon Diamond & Pearl|
|7||Pokemon Ruby & Sapphire|
|5||Pokemon X & Y|
|4||Pokemon Red & Blue|
|2||Pokemon Gold and Silver|
13. Pokemon Revolution
Pokemon Battle Revolution or simply Pokemon Revolution is the first Wii video from the Pokemon Franchise. Despite, it is also first Wii game that uses the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection in Japan as well as North America but the 2nd one to interact wirelessly with the Nintendo DS handheld. Features with the 11 different Colosseums, each with its special pre-requisites and Leader of Colosseum. It is more famous due to its online functionality and also features two different online modes including a battle with someone and battle with a friend using friend’s code. It was released on 14th December 2006 in Japan and released more than 1.202 million copies worldwide.
12. Pokemon Fire Red and Leaf Green
Pokemon Fire Red and Leaf Green are the enhanced remakes of the Pokemon Red and Blue versions. These Versions show brilliant compatibilities with the Game Boy Advance Wireless Adapter. It holds the distinction of being the first enhanced remakes of the previous games in the Franchise. First released in Japan in 2004, they have added some new features like new region of the player and contextual help menu. Overall the game has got large commercial success, selling more than 12 million copies worldwide till now. That’s why included in one of the best Pokemon games.
11. Pokemon Sun and Moon
Pokemon Sun and Moon versions are best role-playing games developed by the Game Freak while published by the Nintendo. First announced in the February 2016 but both released worldwide in November of the same year. These are the first installments of latest 7th Generation. The Franchise has announced to release the remakes of these versions Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon in November 2017. These versions have got large commercial success in the market by selling 15.44 copies until end of March 2017 on which 10 million were in a just first week. So it was the fastest-selling game in the history of Pokemon Franchise. Therefore included in the best Pokemon games.
10. Pokemon Colosseum
Pokemon Colosseum is the first entry in the list of best games. It is a role game developed by the Genius Sonority and published by Nintendo as the starting part of the Pokemon Game Series. Released on November 12, 2003, in Japan and released in American and Europe in 2004. Pokemon Colosseum revolutionized the game series up to some extent with its angular 3D graphics, fascinating concepts of Shadow Pokemon to capture and exchanged villain as its hero. Therefore considered in one of the best Pokemon games.
9. Pokemon Snap
Pokemon Snap is also one of the most interesting games of the series. It is the first-person rail shooter and simulation game developed by Pax Softnica and HAL Laboratory but published by Nintendo. Initially released in Japan in 1999 and later on in North America. Featured many best Pokemon rendered for the first time in a real-time 3D game. It got positive reviews from the public because heavily promoted by the Nintendo. So they sold 1.5 million copies of this game. Re-released for the Wii’s Virtual in late 2007. That’s why still included in the best Pokemon games.
8. Pokemon Diamond & Pearl
Pokemon Diamond and Pearl is the first game for Nintendo DS. It was developed by the Game Freak and published by Nintendo. It was the fifth installment of the Pokemon game series, released in Japan in 2006 but later released in Europe, Australia, and North America in 2007. Diamond and Pearl was a great improvement in the Pokemon game series because introduced as the proper internet play game using Wi-Fi connections. Therefore it was time to battle wirelessly your strong Pokemon with others. That’s why the game has made great success in the market and sold more than 2 million copies upon its release. Therefore included in the best Pokemon games.
7. Pokemon Ruby & Sapphire
Ruby and Sapphire version of the game was introduced in the third installment or generation of Pokemon series. Released in 2003 with the addition of 135 more Pokemon than that of previous one. Developed by the Freak Game and published under the banners of Nintendo for Game Boy Advance. If Ruby and Sapphire was the first release in the series of Pokemon games then you would be blown away. So if you want to play this game then Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby is the best or absolute version of this game. Therefore it has made great success in the whole world because sold more than 16 million copies. That’s why included in the best Pokemon games.
6. Pokemon Crystal
The easiest and best way to define Pokémon Crystal is to say that it is to Gold and Silver what Yellow is to Blue and Red. In other words, it is a kind of extended version of the game with a few enhancements and tweaks, which, contingent on how generous you are being. It was either the eventual Game Boy Color Pokémon or one last cash-in before the series skipped to Game Boy Advance. Personally, I will take a little from column A and a little from column B. As the Battle Tower mode was great and awesome. So it was released in 2001 in Japan by Nintendo.
5. Pokemon X & Y
Pokemon X and Y in the one of the newest version in the Pokemon game series. It is another game developed by Game Freak and published by Nintendo for Nintendo 3DS. So it was the first installment of the sixth generation. First announced to release in January but released in November the same year in the whole world. They sold about 16.11 million copies of this game till March 2017 and became the best-selling game of the series, because sold about 4 million copies in its first weekend. Therefore included in the best Pokemon games.
4. Pokemon Red & Blue
It is always a great experience and amazing to play an original Pokemon game today. This was the initial and the first installment of the Pokemon game series. Initially released in Japan in 1996 as Red and Green but later on released as Blue with special features. It received a higher positive response from the public and critics and got 89% scores on Game Ranking. This game made franchise multibillion-dollar because sold millions of copies in the whole world. It also appeared in the Guinness Book of the World Records under Best-selling RPG of all time and under Game Boy. Therefore included in one of the best Pokemon games.
3. Pokemon Yellow
Pokemon Yellow revealed after couple years of the first Pokemon game. It is also known as Pokemon Yellow Version: Special Pikachu Edition. Developed by Game Freak and released by Nintendo in 1998. So far called as the enhanced version of the Pokemon Red & Blue. Pokemon Yellow is one of the great commercial success because franchise made about $75 million in 1999 holiday season. It was also announced Virtual Console of Pokemon Yellow would be released alongside Red, Green, and Blue. So far considered as one of the best released by the franchise.
2. Pokemon Gold and Silver
Pokemon Gold and Silver released in 1999 and user took great interest in this game. As the franchise also re-developed this game for Nintendo DS in 2009. The game also introduced 100 more Pokemon than that of the previous game of this series. Both games are independent of each other but feature largely on the same plot so you also play separately. The game also increased million dollars in the bank balance because sold more than 23 million copies till 2010. It was also officially announced by the Game Freak that the game will be released for the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console in September this year.
1. Pokemon Go
Last but not the least, the best and most newly game by the series is Pokemon Go. It is the first location-based augmented reality game which is developed by Niantic for Android as well as iOS devices. It was the result of the collaboration between Nintendo and Niantic therefore initially released in some selected countries in 2016. The game also used GPS ability of the user’s mobile to capture, locate, train and battle virtual creatures. According to statistics, it was downloaded more than 750 million times in the whole world and 1.3 million in just first three hours of the release. Pokemon Go has added more than $600 million in the bank accounts of the franchise in just 90 days. Therefore included in the best Pokemon games.
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