Ranking The Pokémon Games



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    Along with Zelda's 35th anniversary. This week is also Pokémon’s 25th anniversary. Pokémon Red and Green released in Japan on February 27, 1996.

    With 25 years worth of Pokémon games to choose from, which one is the very best?
    And what are some of your favorite memories with the series?



  • Gen 1> everything else.



  • I'm only ranking the mainline games here, but I do like the spin-offs, such as Snap and Stadium.

    (The games I finished in Bold)

    1. Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald
    2. FireRed/LeafGreen
    3. Gold/Silver/Crystal
    4. HeartGold/SoulSilver
    5. Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire
    6. Diamond/Pearl/Platinum
    7. Sword/Shield
    8. X/Y
    9. Sun/Moon
    10. Black/White
    11. Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon
    12. Black 2/White 2

    First Game: Crystal
    First Pokémon: Totodile



    1. Let's go Eevee
    2. Black 2
    3. Pokemon Snap
    4. Green
    5. X
    6. Pokemon Go
    7. Red
    8. Let's go Pikachu
    9. Diamond
    10. Black
    11. Platinum
    12. White
    13. White 2
    14. Collosseum
    15. Stadium 2
    16. Pokemon Box
    17. Stadium
    18. Blue
    19. Sun
    20. Gold

    Slow day at work. Have never actually played a Pokemon game.



    1. Blue
    2. Gold
    3. Ruby
    4. Coliseum 2
    5. Coliseum 1

    The rest are ass juice and the Pokemon start to look like glossy robots.



  • Does Shin Megami Tensei count? Its like Pokemon for people who have reached reading age.



    1. Black 2 / White 2
    2. Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire
    3. Sun / Moon
    4. X / Y
    5. Sword / Shield

    If we include spin-offs, then Stadium and Stadium 2 overtake all of them :)



  • Mainline:

    Black 2 / White 2
    Soulsilver / Heartgold
    Black / White
    Emerald
    Platinum
    Crystal
    Gold / Silver
    Yellow
    Red / Blue
    X / Y
    Diamond / Pearl
    Ruby / Sapphire
    Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire
    Firered / Leafgreen
    Sun / Moon
    Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon
    Sword / Shield
    Let's Go Pikachu / Let's Go Eevee

    Spinoffs: (by Series for space sake)

    Pokemon Mystery Dungeon
    Pokemon Snap
    Pokemon Conquest
    Pokemon TCG
    Pokemon Stadium (including XD / Colosseum)
    Pokkén Tournament
    Poké Park
    Pokemon Pinball
    Detective Pikachu
    Pokemon Rumble (very inconsistent quality, rated for their best entries)
    Pokemon Puzzle League
    Pokemon Art Academy
    Pokemon Masters EX
    Pokemon Quest
    Pokemon Ranger
    Hey You, Pikachu! / Channel
    Pokemon Café Mix
    Pokemon Trozei / Pokemon Shuffle (the purely match 4 games)
    Pokemon GO
    Pokemon Dash

    I probably forgot some. Left some noteworthy ones off on purpose like the Japanese arcade game ones I've never gotten to experience and Magikarp Jump, because how do you even rate that?



  • @e_zed_eh_intern You had me there for a second, I was seriously wondering how Let's Go Eevee of all things could be your favourite, well played ;)



  • @axel I think I would actually put Let's Go on top :D
    But I've only played 3 games in the series.