Pokemon Series

ConsoleNameDeveloperLucca's Observations
3DSPokemon Alpha Sapphire/Omega RubyGame FreakRemakes of the Gen III Pokemon games incorporating creatures and mechanics from later generations
3DSPokemon Gold/Silver/Crystal (VC)Game FreakSee GBC
3DSPokemon Moon/SunGame FreakDoes away with the traditional gym battle format in favor of puzzles scattered throughout not-Hawaii, adds Ultra Beasts (which look suspiciously Digimon-like…)
3DSPokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to InfinitySpike ChunsoftFocuses on 5th generation Pokemon, utilizes some AR features to unlock new dungeons, changes the artstyle from sprites to 3D models, but the gameplay loop remains unchanged
3DSPokemon Red/Blue/Yellow (VC)Game FreakSee GB
3DSPokemon Rumble WorldAmbrellaA stylized 3D Pokemon beat-em-up where capturing many types of mons increases Adventurer Rank, which gives access to new areas and increases the strength of wild Pokemon
3DSPokemon Super Mystery DungeonSpike ChunsoftExpands the available roster to include gen 6 Pokemon, gameplay is still as simple and grindy as ever
3DSPokemon Ultra Sun/MoonGame FreakAlternate universe story in the same region as Sun/Moon; adds more Ultra Beasts, activities, and ways to catch Pokemon from older games
3DSPokemon X/YGame FreakPokemon brought into the 3D realm of not-France, statistics of 'mons can be further raised and refined via minigames
DSPokemon Black 2/White 2Game FreakRegarded by many as the peak of the franchise; a continuation of Gen 5's story
DSPokemon Black/WhiteGame FreakIncredible animated spritework and perhaps the best storyline in the franchise
DSPokemon ConquestKoeiPokemon meets Nobunaga's Ambition - a fun SRPG with levels gained through bonding with your trainer
DSPokemon Diamond/PearlGame FreakLess water than Gen 3 Pokemon games, but with an obnoxious mountain to frequently travel through
DSPokemon HeartGold/SoulSilverGame FreakRemakes of the Gen 2 Pokemon games, with the storyline from Crystal attached, can also make use of the Pokewalker accessory
DSPokemon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue TeamChunsoftCompanion to the GBA's Red Rescue Team, with Pokemon exploring randomized labyrinths in classic Mystery Dungeon style
DSPokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness/TimeChunsoftMore mystery dungeon delving with the famous pocket monsters, with the addition of Gen 4 Pokemon
DSPokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of SkyChunsoftThe "third version" of Explorers of Darkness/Time, adds more storyline elements
DSPokemon PlatinumGame FreakLast of the "combined third versions" of Pokemon games, this one the arguably ultimate version of Gen 4
DSPokemon RangerHAL LaboratoryMore of an ARPG than regular Pokemon games that uses the stylus to help temporarily capture Pokemon, who assist in completing missions
DSPokemon Ranger: Guardian SignsCreatures Inc.Very like the first two, but now you can also draw symbols to summon legendary 'mons to help you out
DSPokemon Ranger: Shadows of AlmiaCreatures Inc.Still no Pokemon battling here and still touchscreen-heavy, but with more possible partner Pokemon and tools for capturing
GameCubePokemon ColosseumGenius SonorityYou're a trainer, go purify some Shadow Pokemon!
GameCubePokemon XD: Gale of DarknessGenius SonorityYou're a trainer, go purify more Shadow Pokemon!
GB+GBCPokemon CrystalGame FreakAn attempt to add story to Gold/Silver, but does add a female protagonist!
GB+GBCPokemon Gold/SilverGame FreakMore mons, a day/night system, and the ability to revisit the entire previous region
GB+GBCPokemon Red/BlueGame FreakCalled Red/Green versions in Japan, definitely the origin of the popularity of monster-collecting video games
GB+GBCPokemon YellowGame FreakMore of the same, with bonus Pikachu following you
GBAPokemon EmeraldGame FreakSuperior third version of Pokemon Gen 3
GBAPokemon FireRed/LeafGreenGame FreakRemakes of Red/Green versions
GBAPokemon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue TeamChunsoftThird-person randomized dungeon crawler with Pokemon, sister Blue version was a DS game
GBAPokemon Ruby/SapphireGame Freak7/10, too much water; not possible to collect all Pokemon in these versions
JP WiiPokemon Fushigi no Dungeon - Ikuzo! Arashi no BoukendanChunsoftStack water Pokemon in a WiiWare-exclusive Mystery Dungeon adventure!
JP WiiPokemon Fushigi no Dungeon - Mezase! Hikari no BoukendanChunsoftSee above, but electric Pokemon
JP WiiPokemon Fushigi no Dungeon - Susume! Honou no BoukendanChunsoftSee above, but fire Pokemon
SwitchPokemon Let's Go Eevee/PikachuGame FreakFull 3D remakes of Red/Blue versions but with Pokemon Go-like mechanics of catching new mons
SwitchPokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DXSpike ChunsoftCombined remake of Red/Blue Rescue Team with similar gameplay: exploring dungeons and making use of type advantages to help delve further
SwitchPokemon Quest (DL only)Game FreakSend voxel-styled Pokemon out to explore an island for you, then take the stones they find to level them up further; relies on free-to-play mechanics
SwitchPokemon Sword/ShieldGame FreakFirst-ever mainline console Pokemon game; not all Pokemon can be caught/are featured in the National Pokedex; regional theme is British
Wii UPokemon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team (VC)ChunsoftSee DS
Wii UPokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky (VC)ChunsoftSee DS
Wii UPokemon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team (VC)ChunsoftSee GBA
Wii UPokemon Ranger (VC)HAL LaboratorySee DS
Wii UPokemon Ranger: Guardian Signs (VC)Creatures Inc.See DS
Wii UPokemon Ranger: Shadows of Almia (VC)Creatures Inc.See DS
SwitchNew Pokemon SnapBandai NamcoIt's a stretch, but there are courses to level up which unlock new routes and Pokemon to candidly capture on camera