Pokémon

Pokémon: chronological order to play the entire saga; titles by generations and platforms

We arrange all the Pokémon main series games by console and generation in order before the arrival of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

In its more than 25 years of history, the Pokémon saga has given us a good number of different installments and games. There are already eight generations, eight regions and hundreds, almost thousands of creatures to battle and share unforgettable memories with. That's why it's worth taking a pause along the way and put things in order. Both for newcomers and for those who want to review what they have missed and catch up. Below we're going to go through the chronological order of all the major Pokémon games by dividing them by generations and platforms.

First, we want to clarify that, despite what some players may think, Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu! and Eevee! (2018, Nintendo Switch) do belong to the main saga despite being quite different in their approach to the traditional JRPGs of the series. Similarly, even being an Action RPG with crafting, live-action, stealth and adventure elements Pokémon Legends Arceus (2022, Nintendo Switch), the latter is also from the main saga.

This is the order of release of all the main Pokémon games in America to date. That is, spin-off titles such as Pokémon Ranger, Colosseum, XD, Mystery World, etc., which have enriched the universe of the saga to other horizons, are left out.

What is the order of all Pokémon games by release date in America?

Below we leave you with the updated list that includes all the titles of the Pokémon saga by release date until 2022. You can use it as a reference to know in which chronological order to play the complete Pokémon saga, from the first to the last generation:

Generation I

  • Pokémon Red and Blue - 1998, Game Boy
  • Pokémon Yellow - 1999, Game Game Boy

Generation II

  • Pokémon Gold and Silver - 2000, Game Boy
  • Pokémon Crystal - 2001, Game Boy Color

Generation III

  • Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire - 2003, Game Boy Advance
  • Pokémon Fire Red and Leaf Green - 2004, Game Boy Advance
  • Pokémon Emerald - 2005, Game Boy Advance

Generation IV

  • Pokémon Pearl and Diamond - 2007, Nintendo DS
  • Pokémon Platinum - 2009, Nintendo DS
  • Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver - 2010, Nintendo DS

Generation V

  • Pokémon Black and White - 2011, Nintendo DS
  • Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 - 2012, Nintendo DS

Generation VI

  • Pokémon X and Y - 2013, Nintendo 3DS
  • Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire - 2014, Nintendo 3DS

Generation VII

  • Pokémon Sun and Moon - 2016, Nintendo 3DS
  • Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon - 2017, Nintendo 3DS
  • Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu!/Eevee! - 2018, Nintendo Switch

Generation VIII

  • Pokémon Sword and Shield - 2019, Nintendo Switch
  • Pokémon Brilliant Diamond or Shining Pearl - 2021, Nintendo Switch
  • Pokémon Legends Arceus - 2022, Nintendo Switch

Generation IX will be set in Spain

Now it's the turn of Pokémon Scarlet & Violet, scheduled for late 2022 on Nintendo Switch. 25 years later, the Pokémon saga will be set in Spain and its new world will be full of references to our culture: the Sagrada Familia as a Pokémon gym, the mills of Castile in one of the new routes, the desert of Almeria, the Plaza Mayor in Madrid, references to flamenco and Gaudi...

These two installments will mix the traditional proposal with the novelties of recent years, such as the Wild Area (Pokémon Sword and Shield) and the world of Hisui (Pokémon Legends Arceus). In other words, we will be able to explore by land, sea and air. All the better, because we couldn't be more eager to explore every corner of Pokémon Scarlet & Violet.