All Pokémon games in order of release

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The Pokémon series has a rich history. Starting with its legacy in 1996, the franchise has grown very rapidly from its more humble beginnings with a wide range of merchandise, TV shows and films.

This doesn't even mention the astronomical number of spin-off video games that have Pokémon name attached. Pokémon GO for mobile, Pokémon Stadium, Mystery Dungeon, Flipper, Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness, the list continues and, as the star of the franchise continues to rise, so does the amount attached to it.



So, as you might expect with a series that has its hand in all cookie jars, it can be difficult to keep up with the core game series, especially as Nintendo continues to remake and relaunch Pokémon from past eras. With this, you should be ready for speed in no time.

Here are all the Pokémon played in order, listed by generation.

Generation I - Gameboy

Pokémon Red and Blue

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Original US release: September 28, 1998

Pokémon Yellow - Nintendo Gameboy

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Original US release: October 19, 1999

Second generation - Gameboy Color

Gold and Silver Pokémon

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Original US release: October 15, 2000

Pokémon Crystal

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Original US release: July 29, 2001



Third generation - Gameboy Advance

Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire

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Original US release: March 18, 2003

Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen

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Original US release: September 7, 2004

Emerald Pokémon

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Original US release: April 30, 2005

Fourth Generation - Nintendo DS

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

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Original US release: April 22, 2007


Platinum Pokémon

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Original US release: March 22, 2009


Pokémon Heart of gold and silver of the soul

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Original US release: March 14, 2010

Generation V - Nintendo DS

Pokémon Black and White

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Original US release: March 6, 2011

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

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Original US release: October 7, 2012

Generation VI - Nintendo 3DS

Pokemon X and Y

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Original US release: October 12, 2013

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

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Original US release: November 21, 2014

Generation VII - Nintendo 3DS

Pokémon Sun and Moon

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Original US release: November 18, 2016

Pokémon Ultra Sole e Ultra Luna

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Original US release: November 17, 2017

Generation VIII - Nintendo Switch

Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! E andiamo, Eevee!

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Original US release: November 16, 2018

Sword and shield Pokémon

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Original US release: November 15, 2019

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