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30 Popular Pokemon Games of All-Time [2020]

You…me, or any gamer out there must have played Pokemon games on a gaming console.

As far as I know, Be it the Pokemon 1st generation games or 8th generation games (2019 – present), Game Freak (Developers) has ever disappointed any Pokemon fan.

In the 24 years of Pokemon video games history, we have seen over 20 Major releases along with spin-offs, mobile apps, pc titles, and more.

Day by day, the Pokemon user base is growing like never before.

To all the streamers out there, I believe, now’s the right time for you to start streaming Pokemon games.

See this screenshot below –

Source: Google Trends

What you see here is the comparison of two popular Pokemon games. The 1st one in blue color is Pokemon Blue (1996), and the 2nd game is Pokemon Red & Blue (1998).

See how, in the last 12 months, their Google trend has increased in the US.

FYI, this trend stat is taken from Google Trend (A tool by Google). You can use it to analyze which game you should play.

BTW, to make it easy for you, I’m adding some trending Pokemon Games in 2020. Do give them try.

They’ll do wonders for you. Now, without wasting much, let’s jump straightaway to the post –

30 Popular Pokemon Games to play in 2020

These are the 30 games that you can play to attract Pokemon lovers to your stream.

Pocket Monsters Red, Blue, and Green

It was in 1996 when for the 1st time, Nintendo released a Pokemon game. The initial release was limited to GAME BOY consoles in JAPAN.

These are the games that started the journey of a Multibillionaire franchise.

In terms of accomplishments, it’s included in the IGN’s “Top 100 Games of all time”.

Later in 1998, Nintendo released its special edition for Game Boy and Game Boy Color with the title – Pokemon Yellow Version: Special Pikachu Edition.

Pokemon Gold and Pokemon Silver

Pokemon Gold Version and Pokemon Silver Version were the 1st installments of 2nd gen. Pokemon games for Game Boy and Game Boy Color.

Since its release in 1999, it received great reviews from critics and die-hard RPG gamers. By the end of 2010, Pokemon Gold and Pokemon Silver have jointly sold over 23 Million Units worldwide.

Fast Forward to 2009, Nintendo released an enhanced remake of these two games with the new name of Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver.

Since the official release, their combined sales have reached 12.72 million copies (making it 8th best selling DS video game ever).

Pokemon Crystal Version

Pokemon Crystal is an improved version of Pokemon Gold and Silver, which released one year after the official release of previous games.

Pokemon Ruby and Pokemon Sapphire

1st installment of 3rd gen. Pokemon gaming series was released in 1998 exclusively for Game Boy Advance. In fact, that was for the 1st time when Nintendo released a game in collaboration with The Pokemon Company.

At the time of the release, it received mixed reviews because of its poor graphics and repetitive gameplay.

Despite all this, Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire went on to become 2nd and 3rd best selling game of 2003.

Pokemon Emerald

After receiving backlash, the developers released Pokemon Emerald as an enhanced version to the predecessor.

Pokemon FireRed and Pokemon LeafGreen Version

In the year 2004, Nintendo and The Pokemon Company created Pokemon FireRed and Leafgreen for Gameboy Advance.

The developed created this game as an enhanced remake of the previous version of Ruby and Sapphire.

With this new game, the developers introduced several new features, which resulted in selling 12 million copies worldwide.

Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl

Pokemon Diamond and Pearl belongs to the 4th gen. of Pokemon video game series. These editions were released solely for the Nintendo DS gaming console.

With Pokemon Diamond and Pearl, the makers introduced Internet play using a Wi-Fi connection, change in battle mechanics & Pokemon Contests.

As a result of these new features, it sold 2 million copies more than its predecessor version Pokemon FireRed and LeafGreen.

Pokemon Platinum

After the immense success of Pokemon Diamond and Pearl, the developers introduced their enhanced version in the form of Pokemon Platinum.

Right after its release, Pokemon Platinum established new records making its fastest-selling NINTENDO DS game Japan. By March 31, 2010, it had sold over 7.06 million copies worldwide.

Later IGN named it at 9th best Nintendo DS game ever made.

Pokemon Black and Pokemon White

By the time Pokemon gaming series reached its 5th gen., it had the most extensive fan base any gamer has ever seen.

In fact, before the release of its 1st installment, it had already sold 1 Million copies by pre-orders. Later, it became the fastest game to sell 5 million copies.

Pokemon Black 2 and Pokemon White 2

Looking back at the immense success of Pokemon Black and White, Nintendo announced its 2nd version in 2012.

Once again, it received favorable reviews, and, in the end, it went on to sell 7.81 million copies.

Pokemon X and Y

Ten months after the announcement, when Nintendo and the Pokemon company released Pokemon X and Y in October 2013, everyone praised the developers for advancements and innovations in the gameplay.

The most anticipated game of 2013 went on to sell 4 million copies in its 1st weekend. As of March 31, 2020, it has sold over 16 million copies worldwide.

Now, X and Y have become the second most selling game right behind Mario Kart 7.

Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

As the name suggests, it is an enhanced remake version of hit video game Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire that was released in 2002.

12 Years later, in 2014, the enhanced remake received positive reviews from the fans. As of March 31, 2020, it went on to sell 14.27 million copies worldwide.

Pokemon Sun and Moon

Being part of the 7th gen. of Pokemon video game series, Pokemon Sun and Moon were the 1st installments exclusive for Nintendo DS.

To date, Pokemon Sun and Moon have sold a total of 16 million copies worldwide. In terms of record, it’s on the 3rd number right behind Pokemon X and Y.

Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon.

One year after the official release of Pokemon Sun and Moon, Nintendo and the Pokemon Company released their enhanced version in 2017.

By the end of 2018, it went on to sell 8 million copies worldwide.

Pokemon Let’s Go, Pikachu! And Let’s Go, Eevee!

On November 16, 2018, Nintendo and the Pokemon Company released the remake version of Pokemon Yellow Special Edition (1998) for their new gaming console Nintendo Switch.

Although it received favorable reviews, it was unable to break the record of its predecessors. As of now, it has sold around 12 million copies worldwide.

Pokemon Sword and Shield

Last year in November 2019, Nintendo released Pokemon Sword and Shield as part of the 8th generation.

Before its release, it stirred into a controversy as the makers decided not to include any pre-existing Pokemon in the latest version of the game.

By the end of March 2020, Sword and Shield had sold more than 17 million copies worldwide. It has now become the fastest-selling game on the Nintendo Switch.

Final Words

Have you played any of the 13 pokemon games I’ve listed in this post?

Well, if you’re a hardcore gamer, then you probably would have played it already. Besides, if you haven’t yet, then feel free to give them a try.

Or else,

These are the 13 best pokemon games that a streamer can play to attract viewers to their channel.

Be it YouTube, Twitch, or any other streaming platform.

That’s all f0r now. If the post was helpful for you, do let me know your views in the comment section given below.