Pokémon games have managed to gain a great amount of commercial success. It is owned by the Nintendo which is also one of the largest video game making company in the world. The Pokémon universe today includes a string of games based on consoles and pc. The Pokémon universe was also greatly given a boost by the television series that made Pokémon a household name for children in many parts of the world. The term Pokémon has hence been synonymous with the many species of Pokémon which appeared on TV and among them the most popular Pokémon Pikachu is a much loved character by kids and adults alike. There is a countless number of games that have gained a lot of popularity and success, so we will look at some of the best Pokemon games that have hit the markets.
10. Pokemon XD- Gale of Darkness:The peculiar name of this version of the game came about when the makers asked the fans opinions on how they liked the games. A large number of responses saying, “I Love Pokemon :XD” prompted the makers to come up with the name. The game was released on Gamecube in 2005 and became an instant hit although many people still wonder about the peculiar name. (img source: listal.com) 9. Pokemon Stadium: Pokemon Stadium was released in 1999 on the Nintendo 64 console. This is a battle based game where you can battle using the special skills that every different Pokémon has. A hugely successful game that also prompted the release of sequels in the series, Pokemon Stadium as such does not have a storyline and players can rent pokemon to beat each other and progress in the game. (img source: giantbomb.com) 8. Pokemon Pinball: Pokemon Pinball came out in 1999 on the Gameboy Color console and like the name suggests it is a pinball based game. The object of the game is to get as many points to traverse levels which make it harder for the player to gain points. This was the first in the series of Pinball games that were released based on the series. (img source: fileplanet.com) 7. Pokemon World Online: This PC based is an online version of the Pokemon games and is the last remaining game of the MMO games that were experimented with by the makers of the games. The game had some legal troubles and hence had to be discontinued. This MMO game was progressing rapidly towards a Pokemon RPG and it contains quests, PvP battles and even offers the opportunity to capture Pokemon as you progress. (img source: animexplus.com) 6. Pokemon Snap: Pokemon Snap is a FPS and a simulation game that was first released on the Nintendo 64 console in 1999. The game has also been released on the virtual console in 2007 and has become quite popular with fans of the series looking for something new in the series. This was one of the first games to be released in the series and it is a single player game. (img source: fanpop.com)