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Pokemon Sword
Pokemon Sword

RPG 15 November 2019

Pokemon (2018) is another installment of the extrermely popular jRPG series that was created by Game Freak in the 1990s. It is the first game of the series that was released on home video game consoles. The game's story focuses on a novice pokemon trainer who begins their adventure with a pokemon of their choosing. Our hero explores more and more locations and faces other trainer in order to prove that he/she is the best pokemon trainer in the region. Combat is turn-based. Key to victory lies in skillful usage of our pokemon's attacks and abilities. Each pokemon has its own unique stats, move sets, and abilities that influence its capability in combat. The game has eye-pleasing, cartoonish visuals.

Pokemon Shield
Pokemon Shield

RPG 15 November 2019

Pokemon Shield is one of two games, next to Pokemon Sword, opening the eighth generation of Pokemons on the Nintendo Switch console. Players visit the Galar region, catch and train more creatures, and then expose them to fight against the charges of other coaches.

Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu!
Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu!

RPG 16 November 2018

Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! is a role-playing game. The players are traveling through a three-dimensional world with a Pikachu and capturing other pokemon, training them and making them fight in turn-based combat against other trainers’ pokemon. The game was designed as an introduction to the series for novice players who might find main entries in the series too complicated.

Pokemon: Let's Go, Eevee!
Pokemon: Let's Go, Eevee!

RPG 16 November 2018

Pokemon: Let's Go, Eevee! is an RPG designed for the Nintendo Switch console. The player travels the three-dimensional world with the eponymous partner and catches other monsters, trains them and puts them into turn-based battles with the creatures of other characters. The production was conceived as an introduction to the series for newcomers, who are deterred by the more complicated main installments of the series, although it also offers a lot of fun for veterans.

Pokemon Crystal
Pokemon Crystal

RPG 26 January 2018

A port of a GameBoy Color console title from 2000 and an enhanced version of Pokemon Gold and Pokemon Silver. It offers similar content to two previous entries, but features many small changes.

3DS

Pokemon Ultra Moon
Pokemon Ultra Moon

RPG 17 November 2017

Pokemon Ultra Moon is yet another installment of the popular RPG series developed by Game Freak for Nintendo handheld consoles. It was released along with Pokemon Ultra Sun as the improved versions of the 7th generation handheld consoles launch titles, Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon. Once again, we play as a novice Pokemon trainer who desires to become the very best trainer in the world. The game comes with an alternative version of the story we saw in the series' previous installment, offers new types of Pokemon (some available only in this version), and offers some new and changed locations. Nothing has changed in terms of gameplay. We explore the game’s world, do quests, catch more and more Pokemon, and take part in turn-based duels with other trainers. Pokemon Ultra Moon supports the PokeBank app that allows us to transfer Pokemon caught in other games of the series.

3DS

Pokemon Ultra Sun
Pokemon Ultra Sun

RPG 17 November 2017

Pokemon Ultra Sun is yet another installment of the popular RPG series developed by Game Freak for Nintendo handheld consoles. It was released along with Pokemon Ultra Moon as the improved versions of the 7th generation handheld consoles launch titles, Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon. Once again, we play as a novice Pokemon trainer who desires to become the very best trainer in the world. The game comes with an alternative version of the story we saw in the series' previous installment, offers new types of Pokemon (some available only in this version), and offers some new and changed locations. Nothing has changed in terms of gameplay. We explore the game’s world, do quests, catch more and more Pokemon, and take part in turn-based duels with other trainers. Pokemon Ultra Sun supports the PokeBank app that allows us to transfer Pokemon caught in other games of the series.

3DS

Pokemon Silver
Pokemon Silver

RPG 22 September 2017

A new edition of the franchise's classic installment. Along with Pokemon Gold, the game constitutes the so-called second generation of the main video game series. The original version had its debut in Japan in 1999, and was released for Game Boy Color. More than fifteen years later, the game returns, coming out for Nintendo 3DS. Pokemon Silver is set in a fictional world inhabited by the titular creatures. The player takes on the role of a beginner Pokemon trainer. Their goals are to catch all the species of monsters and to defeat the best trainers. Compared with the first generation, the game introduces a lot of novelties, such as a new region (completely new Pokemon can be found here), a day-night cycle, additional items, as well as Pokemon breeding mechanics. The core of the experience remained unchanged however, as the player explores the game world viewed from above, talks to NPCs, catches new Pokemon and competes against the encountered trainers. All of this is conveyed by 16-bit visuals complemented by music composed by Jun'ichi Masuda. Contrary to the original version, the edition for 3DS gives an opportunity to both play and exchange with others via the local wireless network. Additionally, the game supports the PokeBank application, so the player can transfer their subordinates to new installments of the series.

3DS

Pokemon Gold
Pokemon Gold

RPG 22 September 2017

New edition of a classic entry in the Pokemon series and part of the so-called second generation along with Pokemon Silver. The original game debuted in 1999 in Japan for the Game Boy Color handheld, and then has been released on Nintendo 3DS console family more than fifteen years later. The story of Pokemon Gold takes place in a fictional world inhabited by the eponymous creatures, as players once again venture as a beginner pokemon trainer to catch all of their species and beat the best trainers around. Pokemon Gold introduces many novelties compared to the first generation, starting with new region (inhabited by previously unseen species of pokemon), night/day cycle, additional items, and ending with the breeding mechanics. The core gameplay remained unchanged, so we explore the world from top-down view, interacting with NPCs, catching pokemon and engaging in turn-based battles against trainers we meet. All of this is presented in 16-bit colored visuals, complemented with music by Jun'ichi Masuda. Additionally, the game supports local wireless and PokeBank application, the latter letting us transfer our pokemon to newer games from the series.

3DS

Pokemon Sun
Pokemon Sun

RPG 18 November 2016

Another installment in the popular, long-standing game series published on Nintendo handhelds. Developed by Game Freak, the game was released in two versions, similarly to previous parts of the game – Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, which differ only in the creatures available in game. The game world combines elements of our reality and fantasy aspects. You assume the role of a young Pokémon trainer who aspires to be the best trainer in the world. The game features RPG elements – during gameplay you explore the world filled with quests, concentrate on catching ‘em all, train your creatures, and pit them against other trainers’ Pokémon. The Pokémon Bank allows for import of Pokémon from previous parts of the series.

3DS

Pokemon Moon
Pokemon Moon

RPG 18 November 2016

Another installment in the popular, long-standing game series published on Nintendo handhelds. Developed by Game Freak, the game was released in two versions, similarly to previous parts of the game – Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, which differ only in the creatures available in game. The game world combines elements of our reality and fantasy aspects. You assume the role of a young Pokémon trainer who aspires to be the best trainer in the world. The game features RPG elements – during gameplay you explore the world filled with quests, concentrate on catching ‘em all, train your creatures, and pit them against other trainers’ Pokémon. The Pokémon Bank allows for import of Pokémon from previous parts of the series.

3DS

Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon
Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon

RPG 17 September 2015

Sixth entry in spin-off series of the Pokemon franchise, developed by Japanese studio Spike Chunsoft. Players assume the role of youngster who has been changed into a titular pocket monster and brought to the world inhabited by those creatures. Protagonist must explore the land and lift a mysterious curse that changes living beings to stone. Players’ adventure with Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon starts with choosing one of twenty available Pokemon and then exploring randomly generated dungeons and labyrinths. Gameplay focuses on turn-based battles, though all units move at the same time. As players progress through the game, other monsters will join them, making for a total of 720 different species. The game is complemented with colorful visuals that suits younger audience.

3DS

Pokemon Omega Ruby
Pokemon Omega Ruby

RPG 21 November 2014

A new version Pokemon Ruby, released in 2003 on the GameBoy Advanced console. Remake offers many features introduced to the series in ten years between releases of both titles. The game also uses three-dimensional engine known from Pokemon X and Pokemon Y.

3DS

Pokemon Alpha Sapphire
Pokemon Alpha Sapphire

RPG 21 November 2014

The remastered edition of Pokemon Sapphire released in 2003 for Game Boy Advanced. The game has been enriched with multiple new elements implemented throughout the years. The entire experience delivers an entirely new 3D graphics engine designed for Pokemon X and Pokemon Y.

3DS

Pokemon Link: Battle!
Pokemon Link: Battle!

Logic 12 March 2014

Pokemon Link: Battle! is a 3DS-ready continuation of Pokemon Link!, a title released in 2006 on the Nintendo DS console. Again, we are dealing with a logical game in which the battles between the defeats are shown in the form of a puzzle from the Tetris or Bejeweled series. Our goal is to put all 700 available creatures in our collection. You can play on your own or in cooperation with up to four people.

3DS

Pokemon X
Pokemon X

RPG 12 October 2013

Another installment in the popular Nintendo series about Pokémon, released as a pair of games: Pokémon X and Pokémon Y. The action takes place in French-like region Kalos. You assume the role of a young Pokémon trainer traveling through the world in search of new creatures you catch and train for Pokémon League battles. To be successful you need to earn eight Gym Badges by defeating the Battle Arenas’ leaders specialized in different elements. Then, you will have to prove your strength to the so-called Elite Four – the best trainers in Kalos. Game mechanics do not differ significantly from the previous installments. The core aspects of Pokemon X are still world exploration, chatting, and battling others with Pokémon of different abilities and techniques. Pokémon X and Y are the first in the series to utilize fully 3D graphics.

3DS

Pokemon Y
Pokemon Y

RPG 12 October 2013

Another installment in the iconic game series developed by Game Freak and published by Nintendo. It was released in the form of twin role-playing games: Pokemon X and Pokemon Y. The story in both games is set in Kalos, a region resembling France. In the game, the players assume the roles of trainers who traverse the world in search of the monsters they can catch, train and send to fight battles in the Pokemon league. In order to succeed, the player has to obtain eight special badges by defeating the gym leaders and proving their worth to the so-called Elite Four - the best trainers in Kalos. The twin games do not bring any significant changes to the gameplay mechanics introduced by the previous installments - the gameplay consists mainly of exploration. Apart from that, the player can talk to other characters and battle opponents in turn-based duels using Pokemon that differ in skills and combat techniques. Both games are the series's first attempt at utilizing fully three-dimensional graphics.

3DS

Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity

RPG 23 November 2012

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity is a roguelike jRPG game produced by Japanese studio Spike Chunsoft. The player directs the actions of the title battles traversing the labyrinths dotted with dangers. The title uses elements of the so-called augmented reality.

3DS

Pokemon Black 2
Pokemon Black 2

RPG 23 June 2012

A direct continuation of Pokemon Black, one of the most popular DS titles among players. Despite the 3DS, the developers decided to create a sequel for an older console, which at the time of the game's release had a larger user base.

NDS

Pokemon White 2
Pokemon White 2

RPG 23 June 2012

A direct continuation of the Pokemon White, which was very popular among players and was one of the most popular DS titles. Despite the 3DS, the developers decided to create a sequel for an older console, which at the time of the game's release had a larger user base.

NDS

Pokemon Conquest
Pokemon Conquest

Action 18 June 2012

Pokemon Conquest is an action game with tactical elements produced by Tecmo Koei studio, whose plot has been set in the popular anime universe. The player's task is to defend the Ransei region against the dangerous Nobunaga commander and his army. In order to do so, he must conquer and unite the divided kingdoms, and then awaken from sleep one of the legendary defeats.

NDS

Pokemon Black
Pokemon Black

RPG 18 September 2010

The next installment of the cycle, in which the player has the opportunity to train and then expose hundreds of different creatures to battle. The defeats fight against others in a truly RPG style. Winning the skirmishes, we expand our collection with more little ones. In total, there are about 600 species to be collected.

NDS

Pokemon White
Pokemon White

RPG 18 September 2010

The next installment of the cycle, in which the player has the opportunity to train and then expose hundreds of different creatures to battle. The defeats fight against others in a truly RPG style. Winning the skirmishes, we expand our collection with more little ones. In total, there are about 600 species to be collected.

NDS

Pokemon HeartGold
Pokemon HeartGold

RPG 12 September 2009

Pokémon HeartGold is a remake of Pokémon Gold, released in 1999 for the portable Game Boy console. The new version of the game takes advantage of the graphical and audio capabilities offered by DS, as well as the touch screen.

NDS

Pokemon SoulSilver
Pokemon SoulSilver

RPG 12 September 2009

Pokémon SoulSilver is a remake of Pokémon Silver, released in 1999 on a portable Game Boy console. The new version of the game takes advantage of the graphical and audio capabilities offered by DS, as well as the touch screen.

NDS

Pokemon Platinum
Pokemon Platinum

RPG 22 May 2009

Pokémon Platinum is another game in which we can become a trainer of popular Pokemons. It complements the other titles of the series - Diamond and Pearl - while being their improved version.

NDS

Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky

RPG 18 April 2009

The next installment of one of the side series about the adventures of Pokemons. In the game we play the role of a man transformed into a representative of one of them.

NDS

Pokemon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Pokemon Ranger: Shadows of Almia

Adventure 20 March 2008

Another representative of games that allow you to breed and then expose to battle the charming creatures that undoubtedly seem to be Pokemony.

NDS

Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time

RPG 13 September 2007

Another game set in a world full of charming Pokemons, also belonging to the sub-series called Mystery Dungeon. We play the role of a man mysteriously transformed into Pokemon and burdened with amnesia. We quickly make friends with another Pokemon, join the guilds of explorers and start our journey through the dungeons, which aims to learn about the causes of the mysterious transformation.

NDS

Pokemon Diamond
Pokemon Diamond

RPG 22 April 2007

Pokemon Diamond is the next installment of a very popular worldwide RPG game designed for portable Nintendo consoles. After very successful versions of Emerald, Fire Red/Leaf Green and Sapphire written especially for GBA, the time has come for NDS owners to get the opportunity to play as a Pokemon trainer.

NDS

Pokemon Pearl
Pokemon Pearl

RPG 22 April 2007

Pokemon Pearl is the next installment of a very popular worldwide RPG game designed for portable Nintendo consoles. After very successful versions of Emerald, Fire Red/Leaf Green and Sapphire written especially for GBA, the time has come for NDS owners to get the opportunity to play as a Pokemon trainer.

NDS

Pokemon Ranger: The Road to Diamond and Pearl
Pokemon Ranger: The Road to Diamond and Pearl

RPG 30 October 2006

Pokemon Ranger: The Road to Diamond and Pearl is another game in the series, which deals with the ultra popular creatures such as Pokemony. The action of the game takes place in Poke-world, but this time it is governed by completely different rules.

NDS

Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team

RPG 18 September 2006

Mystery Dungeon Blue Rescue Team's defeat of Mystery Dungeon Blue Rescue Team (Red Rescue Team released on GBA at the same time) once again takes us into the world of these fascinating creatures, which are Pokemony. Only this time we play the role of defeat ourselves.

NDS

Pokemon Trozei!
Pokemon Trozei!

Logic 06 March 2006

Pokemon Trozei is a refreshed version of Pokemon Puzzle Challenge, a game created in 2000 for the Game Boy console. The program is a cross between the popular Tetris and the famous Bejeweled puzzle. Although the game is implicitly intended for amateurs of title creatures, their knowledge is not required at all.

NDS

Pokemon Emerald
Pokemon Emerald

RPG 30 April 2005

Pokemon Emerald is the next installment of cRPG with an action set in the world of funny creatures called Pokemons. We play the role of a young boy who wants to remain the greatest trainer of Pokemons.

GBA

Pokemon Fire Red/Pokemon Leaf Green
Pokemon Fire Red/Pokemon Leaf Green

RPG 07 September 2004

Crazyly popular Pokemons attack once again in a simple RPG game. We gather a team of title creatures and then we fight battles with similar trainers. The fight is played in a turn-based system, and victories are rewarded with experience points, for which we develop the skills of our charges.

GBA

Pokemon Ruby
Pokemon Ruby

RPG 17 March 2003

Although relatively little has changed in Pokemonach na GBA compared to older versions, they are still incredibly engaging. Not only teenagers.... because it's just a good RPG game.

GBA

Pokemon Sapphire
Pokemon Sapphire

RPG 17 March 2003

Although relatively little has changed in Pokemonach na GBA compared to older versions, they are still incredibly engaging. Not only teenagers.... because it's just a good RPG game.

GBA