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Pokemon games have been a staple of the franchise ever since the wildly popular Red and Blue games. Those games, and those that followed, have perhaps been what sustained the handheld industry for its initial years.

What’s on the Pokemon Game Timeline?

The Pokemon games have long been a huge part of the franchise. While others may have been introduced via the card game, or the television series, a huge group of us fell in love with the little fighters because of the mobile games. Pokemon Red and Blue were hugely popular, and were remade several times over the years.

This timeline includes all those games (though we don’t include every new version of a singlar game). And it also includes a few console games, particularly those released more recently. While the timeline for Pokemon is kind of loose, we hope you will enjoy playing through these games in this rough chronological order.

Where do I start playing Pokemon games?

The answer to this question really depends on what gaming platform you use. If you’re a mobile gamer, Pokemon Go is where its at. For portable game consoles, you might want to start with Pokemon FireRed. If you have a modern console, such as the Nintendo Switch, then we’d recommend starting with Pokken Tournament. Thankfully, most of these games can stand on their own, so it doesn’t matter much.

The Pokemon Games Timeline 2.0

1Pokemon GamesPokemon Go2016-07-06game
2Pokemon GamesBuyPokemon: Let’s Go Pikachu2018-11-16game
3Pokemon GamesBuyPokemon FireRed and LeafGreen, 2005-06-27gamehitomi-sato satoshi-tajiri
4Pokemon GamesBuyPokemon Emerald, , 2005-04-29gameakihito-tomisawa hitomi-sato toshinobu-matsumiya
5Pokemon GamesBuyPokemon Colosseum2003-11-21gamekazunori-orio
6Pokemon GamesBuyPokemon Ranger, 2006-10-31gameakihito-toda toshinobu-matsumiya
7Pokemon GamesBuyPokemon HeartGold and Soul Silver, , 2010-03-14gameakihito-tomisawa kenji-matsushima toshinobu-matsumiya
8Pokemon GamesBuyPokemon Platinum, , , 2009-03-22gameakihito-tomisawa hitomi-sato suguru-nakatsui toshinobu-matsumiya
9Pokemon GamesBuyPokemon Ranger: Shadows of Almia2008-11-10gameakihito-toda
10Pokemon GamesBuyPokemon Ranger: Guardian Signs2010-10-04game
11Pokemon GamesBuyPokemon XD: Gale of Darkness2005-09-28gamekazunori-orio
12Pokemon GamesBuyPokemon Black and White, , , 2011-03-06gamekatsunori-suginaka suguru-nakatsui toshinobu-matsumiya yukiko-hozumi
13Pokemon GamesBuyPokemon Black 2 and White 2, , , 2012-10-07gamehikaru-yoshikawa hiroto-ito suguru-nakatsui toshinobu-matsumiya
14Pokemon GamesBuyPokemon X and Y2013-10-12gamejunichi-masuda
15Pokemon GamesBuyPokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon2017-11-17gamekazumasa-iwao
16Pokemon GamesBuyPokken Tournament DX2017-09-22game
The Pokemon Games Timeline 2.0

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