A chronological history of Pokémon games

A timeline of Pokémon's most memorable releases over the last 20 years

The Pokémon franchise has grown from pocket-sized to monstrously huge since its 1996 debut.

Twenty years after the first pair of Game Boy games launched, Pokémon has graced consoles and handhelds alike with a variety of role-playing games and other titles big and small. It's hard to keep track of all 122 Pokémon releases, but we did our best in cataloguing each of the franchise's most notable games. Check out the fruits of our labor below as we present to you our Pokémon game timeline.

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