All the Pokémon Games in release order

The long history of Pokémon.

 All the Pokémon Games in release order

The Pokémon series has a rich history. Starting its legacy back in 1996, the franchise boomed very quickly from its more humble beginnings with a huge swath of merchandise, TV shows, and films. 

This is not even mentioning the astronomical number of spin-off video games that have the Pokémon name attached. Pokémon GO for mobile, Pokémon Stadium, Mystery Dungeon, Pinball, Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness, the list goes on, and as the franchise’s star continues to rise, so will the amount attached to it.

So as you might expect with a series that has its hand in all of the cookie jars, it can be hard to keep up with the main series of games, especially as Nintendo continues to remake and re-releases Pokémon from eras gone by. With this, you should be up to speed in no time.

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

Generation I – Gameboy

Pokémon Red & 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

Generation II – Gameboy Color

Pokémon Gold & Silver

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Original US Release: October 15, 2000

Pokémon Crystal

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Original US Release: July 29, 2001

Generation III – Gameboy Advance

Pokémon Ruby & Sapphire 

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Original US Release: March 18, 2003

Pokémon Fire Red & Leaf Green

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Original US Release: September 7, 2004

Pokémon Emerald

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Original US Release: April 30, 2005

Generation IV – Nintendo DS

Pokémon Diamond & Pearl 

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Original US Release: April 22, 2007

Pokémon Platinum

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Original US Release: March 22, 2009

Pokémon Heart Gold & Soul Silver

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Original US Release: March 14, 2010

Generation V – Nintendo DS

Pokémon Black & White 

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Original US Release: March 6, 2011

Pokémon Black 2 & White 2

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Original US Release: October 7, 2012

Generation VI – Nintendo 3DS

Pokémon X & Y

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Original US Release: October 12, 2013

Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire 

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Original US Release: November 21, 2014

Generation VII – Nintendo 3DS

Pokémon Sun & Moon

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Original US Release: November 18, 2016

Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

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Original US Release: November 17, 2017

Generation VIII – Nintendo Switch

Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! & Let’s Go, Eevee! 

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Original US Release: November 16, 2018

Pokémon Sword & Shield

Pokémon Sword & Shield
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Original US Release: November 15, 2019