Pokémon Games, Movies, and More

The Pokémon franchise has always been about two things: collecting fanciful creatures and making them fight each other. Whether you grew up playing the original Pokémon Red and Blue games on your Game Boy or have kids who've recently become obsessed with the augmented reality of Pokémon GO, we've gathered our favorite Pokémon picks to help your family become the best trainers. From the TV show that first aired in the '90s to the movie spin-offs and game remakes, there are plenty of entertaining ways to join Ash and Pikachu on their quests. For a complete list of everything related to Pokémon, click here.

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APP

Pokémon Playhouse

age 3+

Simple games initiate kids to hook 'em while they're young.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire (2017)
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MOVIE

Pokemon: Giratina and the Sky Warrior

age 5+

Mildly violent tale of dark and light, anime style.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2009)
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Camp Pokémon Poster Image
APP

Camp Pokémon

age 6+

Simple games, cool graphics ease kids into Pokémon fandom.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2014)
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Pokémon Diamond Poster Image
GAME

Pokémon Diamond

age 6+

Classic Pokémon format, this one's worth catching.

Platforms: Nintendo DS (2007)
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Pokémon FireRed/Pokémon LeafGreen Poster Image
GAME

Pokémon FireRed/Pokémon LeafGreen

age 6+

Revisit the original world of Pokémon.

Platforms: Game Boy Advance (2004)
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MOVIE

Pokemon the Movie: Black - Victini and Reshiram

age 6+

Gentler, less complex than others; has a companion movie.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2012)
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Pokemon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction Poster Image
MOVIE

Pokemon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction

age 6+

New characters, fierce action in colorful anime adventure.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2015)
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MOVIE

Pokemon the Movie: Genesect and the Legend Awakened

age 6+

Pokemon movie has fighting but focuses on friendship.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2013)
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Pokemon the Movie: White - Victini and Zekrom Poster Image
MOVIE

Pokemon the Movie: White - Victini and Zekrom

age 6+

Gentler, less complex than others; has a companion movie.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2012)
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Pokémon Poster Image
WEBSITE

Pokémon

age 7+

Meaningful life lessons amid barrage of marketing hype.

URL: http://www.pokemon.com (2010)
Pokemon Art Academy Poster Image
GAME

Pokemon Art Academy

age 7+

Pokemon drawing app teaches techniques; great instruction.

Platforms: Nintendo 3DS (2014)
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TV

Pokémon Chronicles

age 7+

Latest Pokémon spin-off is for fans only.

Network: Cartoon Network (2006)
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Pokemon HeartGold & SoulSilver Versions Poster Image
GAME

Pokemon HeartGold & SoulSilver Versions

age 7+

Collect & battle game uses a pedometer to get kids walking.

Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi (2010)
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Pokemon Ranger: Guardian Signs Poster Image
GAME

Pokemon Ranger: Guardian Signs

age 7+

Simple controls and deep story highlight this action game.

Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi (2010)
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Pokemon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Poster Image
GAME

Pokemon Ranger: Shadows of Almia

age 7+

Still catching Pokemon, just this time to solve puzzles.

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Pokemon Trozei Poster Image
GAME

Pokemon Trozei

age 6+

Fun game gives families something to puzzle over.

Platforms: Nintendo DS (2006)
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GAME

Pokemon Alpha Sapphire/Pokemon Omega Ruby

age 8+

Remake of fun all-ages RPG has some online safety concerns.

Platforms: Nintendo 3DS (2014)
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GAME

Pokemon Black Version/White Version

age 8+

Intriguing story has slew of online features.

Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi (2011)
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GAME

Pokemon Black 2/Pokemon White 2

age 8+

Great installment in strategy and monster collection series.

Platforms: Nintendo DS (2012)
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GAME

Pokemon Conquest

age 8+

Strategy-based battle game breathes new life to series.

Platforms: Nintendo DS (2012)
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