All of the Pokemon games in order: From Red & Yellow to Sword and Shield

POKEMON has been a favourite for gamers around the world for nearly 25 years.

Here we look at all of the Pokemon games in order…

Pokemon Red and Green – February 1997

This Nintendo Game Boy game was originally exclusively released in Japan. 

It featured 151 species of Pokemon and the ultimate goal was to become the best by conquering the league and completing the Pokédex.

Pokemon Red and Blue – September 1998

After its success in Japan, Pokemon Red and Blue was designed to take the rest of the world by storm.

The game was essentially a refined version of Pokemon Red and Green.

Pokemon Yellow – October 1999

After the Pokemon anime TV show the game began to soar in popularity.

This game released on the Nintendo Game Boy Color and Game Boy Color was the first to feature Pikachu as an on-screen companion that followed players as they roamed around the game.

Pokemon Gold and Silver – October 2000

Pokemon Gold and Silver launched a new look for the game on the Game Boy Color

It also added 100 new Pokemon for gamers to catch.

Pokemon Crystal – July 2001

Starting with this game Pokemon began to focus more on giving players more options to customize their gaming experience. 

It was the first title in the series that let players choose their gender.

Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire – March 2003

This was the first game released on Nintendo Game Boy Advance and it added 135 species to the franchise.

With this game also came the introduction of two-vs-two battles.

Pokemon FireRed and LeafGreen – September 2004

Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen was essentially a remake of the first Pokémon games for the Nintendo Game Boy Advance.

Pokemon Emerald – May 2005

Emerald was the first Pokemon game to add the Battle Frontier area where trainers had a chance to battle other trainers for Battle Points. 

Pokemon Diamond and Pearl – April 2007

Pokemon Diamond and Pearl was Pokemon’s first appearance on Nintendo DS. 

Pokemon Platinum – March 2009

Pokémon Platinum was a follow-up title for Diamond and Pearl. 

The game invited players back to Sinnoh in an alternate dimension.

Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver – March 2010

As the first remake in the series was a remarkable success – creators decided to remake the original Gold / Silver. 

The game had a new feature that allowed players to choose the Pokémon that would follow them as they moved around the map. 

Pokemon Black and White – March 2011

Pokemon Black and White added 156 new entries to the Pokédex and a new region named Unova. 

New battle types were also introduced including Triple Battle and Rotation.

Pokemon Black 2 and White 2 – October 2012

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2  was a sequel to Pokemon Black and White.

It brought players back to the Unova region two years after the first Black and White games. 

Pokemon X and Y – October 2013

Pokemon X and Y was the first game released on the Nintendo 3DS.

The game brought many customization options – including choosing your hairstyle, clothing, and skin color.

Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire – November 2014

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire was yet another remake of an original game.

Pokemon Sun and Moon – November 2016

Pokémon Sun and Moon launched 81 new Pokémon species.

It also changed the story line – requiring players to complete trials before they could challenge an island’s Kahuna. 

Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon – November 2017

Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon was a sequel to Pokémon Sun and Moon.

It featured an alternate storyline with new characters and Pokémon species. 

Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee!

Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee! Was created for the Nintendo Switch.

They were essentially remakes of Pokemon Yellow – but the game also took inspiration from Pokémon Go.

Pokemon Sword and Shield – November 2019

Pokemon Sword introduced a new adventure to gamers.

It introduced the eighth generation of Pokémon and impressive 3D mechanics.

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