In its over 20 years of success story, the Pokémon series has produced several games. But which game is actually the most successful? The following ranking brings clarity and shows which generation your absolute favorite is.
- Pokémon: A generation has not yet been overtaken
- 7. Space: Pokémon Sun / Moon (3DS)
- 6. Space: Pokémon Rubin / Sapphire (Game Boy Advance)
- 5. Space: Pokémon X / Y (3DS)
- 4. Space: Pokémon Diamant / Perl (DS)
- 3. Space: Pokémon sword / sign (Switch)
- 2. Space: Pokémon Gold / Silver (Game Boy)
- 1. Space: Pokémon red / green / blue (Game Boy)
- Pokémon: When does the next game appear?
Pokémon: A generation has not yet been overtaken
At that time nobody would have thought that the Pokémon brand would develop into one of the largest franchises in the world. Nowadays, fans are crazy about the films, the collection card game, the anime and of course the video games. Many of them have been released since 1996 and since then Nintendo has sold more than 350 million pieces **.
With the help of Statista’s statistics, a ranking list has been created that crowns the most popular games in the series. (Source: Statista)
7. Space: Pokémon Sun / Moon (3DS)
Pokémon Sun and Moon appeared on November 23, 2016. With 16.22 million copies sold This game forms the bottom of the first seven places.
Seven is a good keyword here, because the sun and moon are the two games of the main series that have initiated the seventh generation of the Pokémon. The protagonist moves from the canto to the Alola region with his mother. As a starter Pokémon, Bauz, Flamiau and Robball are available here.
6. Space: Pokémon Rubin / Sapphire (Game Boy Advance)
Pokémon Rubin and Sapphire appeared on November 21, 2006. To date, Nintendo sold more than 16.27 million copies **.
These games initiated the third generation of Pokémon – this offered a total of 135 new pocket monsters. The player leads it into the Hoenn region, in which the teams Aqua and Magma are opposed. Hydropi, Geckarbor and Flemmli are available as Starter-Pokémon.
5. Space: Pokémon X / Y (3DS)
Pokémon X / Y was released on October 12, 2013 and initiated the sixth generation. To date, Nintendo has sold more than 16.58 million copies . The location of the event is the star-shaped Kalos region based on France-even the Eiffel Tower has been implemented in the game. The player from Igamaro, Fynx and Froxy has to select his starter Pokémon.
4. Space: Pokémon Diamant / Perl (DS)
Diamond and Perl appeared in Europe on July 27, 2007. With more than 17.67 copies sold these games form the golden middle in this list.
These two games of the main series initiated the fourth generation of the Pokémon and brought 107 new Pokémon into play. The player moves through the Sinnoh region, a fictional island based on the Japanese island of Hokkaidō. Chelast, Panflam and Plinfa are available as Starter-Pokémon.
At the end of 2021, the two games were reissued in the form of a remake.
3. Space: Pokémon sword / sign (Switch)
Sword and shield appeared November 15, 2019 for the Nintendo Switch. In contrast to the previous places, all of which are in the area of the 16- and 17 million mark, sales in this game make a clear leap upwards. To date, Nintendo sold more than 22.64 million copies of these games.
Sword and sign initiated the eighth generation. The adventure takes place here in the Galar region based on Great Britain. The player can look forward to extensive regions, villages and cities. In the sword and shield you can also meet both the new Pokémon of the eighth generation and well -known monsters from previous games.
As a starter Pokémon you can choose between Chimpepep, Hopplo and Memmeon.
2. Space: Pokémon Gold / Silver (Game Boy)
Pokémon Gold and Silver published on April 6, 2001. The games were initiated by the second generation. To this day , Nintendo sold more than 21.10 million copies worldwide.
The player starts the game in Neuborkia, a small village in southeast Johtos. During his trip, the character of the Team Rocket will learn. This has formed again after it was defeated by a trainer years ago. Endivie, Feurigel and Karnimani are available as starter Pokémon.
1. Space: Pokémon red / green / blue (Game Boy)
So far, the first parts of the main series have been in first place. Nintendo has sold more than 31.38 million copies to this day **.
From Pokémon red / green / blue there are also most versions by far. Green (Japan) and red (Japan) are the first Pokémon games that have ever existed. They appeared on February 27, 1996. In this form, however, they never appeared in Europe .
On October 5, 1999, red and blue appeared in Europe and thus marked the beginning of the Pokémon hype in this country. The journey begins in Alabastia, a small village in the southwest cantos.
From the then still cute 151 Pokémon you could choose either Glumanda, BisaSam or Schiggy as a starter Pokémon.
(Sources: Pokéwiki / Pokémon Wiki)
Pokémon: When does the next game appear?
With Pokémon Karmesin & Purpur the latest game is to be released this year.
There is not yet much information, but at least the starter Pokémon are already known with Felori, KroKel and Kwaks.
_Im official trailer you can make a first impression: _
Incidentally, the players already have a clear idea of what Game Freak can do better with Karmesin and purple: