Pokemon Game Timeline

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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.

#Get ItNameMediaAuthor/DirectorDateSeriesNotes
1Pokemon Legends ArceusGame2022-01-28Pokemon Main GamesTakes place before organized pokemon training and leagues were formed.
2Pokemon RedGameSatoshi Tajiri1998-09-28Pokemon Main GamesPokemon Red and Blue are slightly different versions of the same game.
3Pokemon Fire RedGameJunichi Masuda2004-09-09Pokemon Main GamesRemake of Pokemon Red.
4Pokemon BlueGameSatoshi Tajiri1998-09-29Pokemon Main GamesPokemon Red and Blue are slightly different versions of the same game.
5Pokemon Leaf GreenGameJunichi Masuda2004-09-09Pokemon Main GamesRemake of Pokemon Blue.
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Pokemon PinballGameGo Ichinose1999-06-28Supplementary Games
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Pokemon SnapGameYoichi Yamamoto, Koji Inokuchi, Akira Takeshima1999-06-30Supplementary Games
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Pokemon Yellow Special Pikachu EditionGameSatoshi Tajiri1999-10-01Pokemon Main GamesPokemon Yellow is the same game as Red and Blue but your starter Pokemon is Pikachu like the anime.
9Pokemon StadiumGameTakao Shimizu2000-02-29Supplementary Games
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Pokemon Trading Card GameGameKōji Arai2000-04-10Supplementary GamesA video game on Gameboy Color, not the actual trading card game.
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Pokemon Puzzle LeagueGameYukimi Shimura2000-09-25Supplementary Games
12Pokemon GoldGameSatoshi Tajiri2000-10-15Pokemon Main GamesPokemon Gold and Silver are slightly different versions of the same game.
13Pokemon Heart GoldGameShigeki Morimoto2010-03-14Pokemon Main GamesRemake of Pokemon Gold.
14Pokemon SilverGameSatoshi Tajiri2000-10-15Pokemon Main GamesPokemon Gold and Silver are slightly different versions of the same game.
15Pokemon Soul SilverGameShigeki Morimoto2010-03-14Pokemon Main GamesRemake of Pokemon Silver.
16Hey You, PikachuGameMiki Obata2000-11-06Supplementary Games
17Pokemon Puzzle ChallengeGameToshihiro Nishii, Hitoshi Yamagami2000-12-04Supplementary Games
18Pokemon Stadium 2GameTakao Shimizu2001-03-28Supplementary Games
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Pokemon CrystalGameJunichi Masuda, Go Ichinose, Morikazu Aoki2001-07-29Pokemon Main GamesA third version of Gold and Silver that added many new mechanics to games that later become staples of Pokemon games.
20Pokemon RubyGameJunichi Masuda2003-03-19Pokemon Main GamesPokemon Ruby and Sapphire are slightly different versions of the same game.
21Pokemon Omega RubyGameShigeru Ohmori2014-11-21Pokemon Main GamesRemake of Pokemon Ruby.
22Pokemon SapphireGameJunichi Masuda2003-03-19Pokemon Main GamesPokemon Ruby and Sapphire are slightly different versions of the same game.
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Pokemon Alpha SapphireGameShigeru Ohmori2014-11-21Pokemon Main GamesRemake of Pokemon Sapphire.
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Pokemon Pinball: Ruby & SapphireGameThe Pokemon Company2003-08-25Supplementary Games
25Pokemon ChannelGameMuneaki Ozawa, Norio Matsumura2003-12-01Supplementary Games
26Pokemon ColosseumGameManabu Yamana2004-03-22Supplementary Games
27Pokemon BoxStorage SystemTatsuya Hishida, Kenta Usui, Junichi Masuda2004-07-11Supplementary GamesNot an actual game, but a storage system for the Ruby and Sapphire games.
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Pokemon DashGameMuneaki Ozawa, Miki Obata, Shin Naka, Yoshihiro Hatta, Norio Matsumura, Kunimi Kawamura2005-03-13Supplementary Games
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Pokemon EmeraldGameShigeki Morimoto2005-05-01Pokemon Main Games
30Pokemon XD: Gale of DarknessGameManabu Yamana2005-10-03Supplementary Games
31Pokemon TrozeiGameManabu Yamana2006-03-06Supplementary Games
32Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue TeamGameArata Iiyoshi2006-09-18Supplementary GamesPokemon Mystery Dungeon: Red and Blue Rescue Team are slightly different versions of the same game.
33Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue TeamGameArata Iiyoshi2006-09-18Supplementary GamesPokemon Mystery Dungeon: Red and Blue Rescue Team are slightly different versions of the same game.
34Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DXGameShin-ichiro Tomie, Hironori Ishigami2020-03-06Supplementary GamesRemake of Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Red and Blue Rescue Team.
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Pokemon RangerGameKunihiko Yuyama, Armen Mazlumian2006-10-30Supplementary Games
36Pokemon DiamondGameJunichi Masuda2007-04-22Pokemon Main GamesPokemon Diamond and Pearl are slightly different versions of the same game.
37Pokemon Brilliant DiamondGameYuichi Ueda, Junichi Masuda2021-11-19Pokemon Main GamesRemake of Pokemon Diamond.
38Pokemon PearlGameJunichi Masuda2007-04-22Pokemon Main GamesPokemon Diamond and Pearl are slightly different versions of the same game.
39Pokemon Shining PearlGameYuichi Ueda, Junichi Masuda2021-11-19Pokemon Main GamesRemake of Pokemon Pearl.
40Pokemon Battle RevolutionGameManabu Yamana2007-06-25Supplementary Games
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Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of TimeGameSeiichiro Nagahata, Hironori Ishigami2008-04-12Supplementary Games
42Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of DarknessGameSeiichiro Nagahata, Hironori Ishigami2008-04-12Supplementary Games
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Pokemon PlatinumGameTakeshi Kawachimaru2009-03-22Pokemon Main Games
44Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of SkyGameSeiichiro Nagahata, Hironori Ishigami2009-10-12Supplementary Games
45Pokemon RumbleGameNorio Matsumara2009-11-16Supplementary Games
46Pokemon Ranger: Guardian SignsGameYukinori Torii2010-10-04Supplementary Games
47PokePark Wii: Pikachu's AdventureGameKenji Takahashi2010-01-01Supplementary Games
48Pokemon BlackGameJunichi Masuda2011-03-06Pokemon Main Games
49Pokemon WhiteGameJunichi Masuda2011-03-06Pokemon Main Games
50Pokedex 3DGame2011-06-07Supplementary Games
51Pokemon Rumble BlastGameNorio Matsumura2011-10-01Supplementary Games
52PokePark 2: Wonders BeyondGameKatsuyoshi Irie2012-02-27Supplementary Games
53Pokemon ConquestGameOsamu Mieda2012-06-18Supplementary Games
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Pokemon Dream RadarGameYasunori Isari, Takao Unno, Masafumi Sato2012-10-07Supplementary Games
55Pokemon Black 2GameTakao Unno2012-10-07Pokemon Main GamesSequel to Pokemon Black.
56Pokemon White 2GameTakao Unno2012-10-07Pokemon Main GamesSequel to Pokemon White.
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Pokedex 3D ProGameHiroyuki Ogasawara2012-11-08Supplementary Games
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Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to InfinityGameSeiichiro Nagahata2013-03-24Supplementary Games
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Pokemon Rumble UGameNorio Matsumura2013-08-29Supplementary Games
60Pokemon XGameJunichi Masuda2013-10-12Pokemon Main GamesPokemon X and Y are slightly different versions of the same game.
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Pokemon YGameJunichi Masuda2013-10-12Pokemon Main GamesPokemon X and Y are slightly different versions of the same game.
62Pokemon BankStorage System2014-02-05Supplementary GamesNot an actual game, but a storage system for the Pokemon games.
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Pokemon Battle TrozeiGameManabu Yamana2014-03-20Supplementary Games
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Pokemon Art AcademyGameTancred Dyke-Wells2014-10-24Supplementary Games
65Pokemon ShuffleGameManabu Yamana, Hitoshi Yamagami, Naoto Ueoka2015-02-18Supplementary Games
66Pokemon Rumble WorldGameNorio Matsumura2015-04-08Supplementary Games
67Pokemon Shuffle MobileMobile GameManabu Yamana, Hitoshi Yamagami, Naoto Ueoka2015-09-01Supplementary GamesMobile version of Pokemon Shuffle.
68Pokemon Super Mystery DungeonGameSeiichiro Nagahata, Hironori Ishigami2015-11-20Supplementary Games
69Pokemon PicrossGameTomohiro Matsui2015-12-03Supplementary Games
70Pokken TournamentGameHaruki Suzaki2016-03-18Supplementary Games
71Pokemon GoMobile GameTatsuo Nomura2016-07-06Supplementary Games
72Pokemon SunGameShigeru Ohmori2016-11-18Pokemon Main GamesPokemon Sun and Moon are slightly different versions of the same game.
73Pokemon Ultra SunGameKazumasa Iwao2017-11-17Pokemon Main GamesRemake of Pokemon Sun.
74Pokemon MoonGameShigeru Ohmori2016-11-18Pokemon Main GamesPokemon Sun and Moon are slightly different versions of the same game.
75Pokemon Ultra MoonGameKazumasa Iwao2017-11-17Pokemon Main GamesRemake of Pokemon Moon.
76Pokemon DuelGameNaoto Ueoka, Tomohiro Takeuchi2017-01-24Supplementary Games
77Pokken Tournament DXGameHaruki Suzaki2017-09-22Supplementary Games
78Detective PikachuGameNaoki Miyashita2018-03-23Supplementary Games
79Pokemon QuestGameTetsuya Watanabe2018-05-29Supplementary Games
80Pokemon Let's Go PikachuGameJunichi Masuda2018-11-16Supplementary GamesPokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee are slightly different version of the same game.
81Pokemon Let's Go EeveeGameJunichi Masuda2018-11-16Supplementary GamesPokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee are slightly different version of the same game.
82Pokemon Masters EXGameKatsuyuki Shiga, Noriaki Murakami2019-08-28Supplementary Games
83Pokemon SwordGameShigeru Ohmori2019-11-15Pokemon Main GamesPokemon Sword and Shield are slightly different version of the same game.
84Pokemon ShieldGameShigeru Ohmori2019-11-15Pokemon Main GamesPokemon Sword and Shield are slightly different version of the same game.
85Pokemon HomeStorage System2020-02-12Supplementary GamesStorage system for the Pokemon games.
86Pokemon Cafe MixGameYoshinori Obishaku2020-06-24Supplementary Games
87New Pokemon SnapGameHaruki Suzaki2021-04-30Supplementary Games
88Pokemon UniteGameMasaaki HoshinoTBASupplementary Games