A series of role-playing and other genres of games based around creatures called "Pokémon". Use this tag for questions about the series of games as a whole. Use the individual tags for questions about specific games, or the generation tags for questions that are relevant to all games in a Generation.
Debuting in 1996, Pokémon was initially released by Game Freak and Creatures Inc, for Nintendo. The series centers around Pokémon, monsters that can be caught and trained, in order to fight tougher Pokémon.
As your Pokémon battle, they gain experience. Upon gaining enough, they can level up, learn new moves, and have better stats. Certain species of Pokémon can evolve into other Pokémon, primarily when reaching a specific level, but often through other means such as using a specific item, or trading the Pokémon to another player.
The main series shares many similarities, primarily the main objective and start. Players take the role of a teenager, who is given a starter Pokémon and a pokédex from the local Pokémon professor. The player can then progress from town to town, with the primary focus of defeating each towns gym leader, in order to earn the rights to face the elite four. The player is given two core objectives; Fill the pokédex by capturing each and every available Pokémon, and defeat the elite four.
The series started out with 151 different Pokémon, many of which evolve from weaker Pokémon. The series now contains over 800 individual Pokémon, across eight generations, and countless spin-offs. What makes this series particularly unique is that, even in the core series, there are a number of alternate versions. Various Pokémon will appear in one version, but not the other, forcing players to trade with other trainers in order to complete the pokédex. It is not uncommon for a 'special edition' to be released, that offers greater variation from the two core titles, or for a set to be re-released, with the Pokémon and mechanics of newer generations.
This tag should be used in the broader context of the Pokémon universe. If your question is specific to a single title, use the specific title tag, instead. If your question concerns multiple titles, consider using this tag only if your question could be applied to the other titles in the series.
First Generation: pokemon-first-generation
Second Generation: pokemon-second-generation
Third Generation: pokemon-third-generation
- Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire pokemon-ruby-sapphire-emerald
- Pokémon Emerald pokemon-ruby-sapphire-emerald
- Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen pokemon-fire-red-leaf-green
Fourth Generation: pokemon-fourth-generation
- Pokémon Diamond and Pearl pokemon-diamond-pearl-platinum
- Pokémon Platinum pokemon-diamond-pearl-platinum
- Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver pokemon-heart-gold-soul-silver
Fifth Generation: pokemon-fifth-generation
Sixth Generation: pokemon-sixth-generation
Seventh Generation: pokemon-seventh-generation
Eighth Generation: pokemon-eighth-generation
Let's Go series
Pokémon Trading Card Game series:
- Pokémon Trading Card Game
- Pokémon Card GB2: Here Comes Team Great Rocket! (Japan exclusive)
- Pokémon Trading Card Game Online pokemon-tcg-online
Puzzle League series:
- Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
- Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness
- Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky
- Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity
- Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon
- Pokémon Stadium pokemon-stadium
- Pokémon Stadium 2
- Pokémon Colosseum
- Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness
- Pokémon Battle Revolution
- Pokémon Trozei!
- Pokémon Battle Trozei pokemon-battle-trozei
- Pokémon Shuffle pokemon-shuffle
- Pokémon Shuffle Mobile
- Pokémon Snap
- Pokémon Dash
- Learn with Pokémon: Typing Adventure pokemon-typing-adventure
- Pokémon Conquest pokemon-conquest
- Pokémon Art Academy
- Pokkén Tournament
The following tags associate with unofficial variations of the series, and as such, should not be used in conjunction with this tag.