Game Freak

ConsoleNameReleaseGenreLucca's Notes
JP SFCBushi Seiryuuden: Futari no Yuusha1997Turn-BasedZelda-like exploration; combat is 2D platformer-like, but still turn-based (enemies only act when you do); pretty spritework
SwitchLittle Town Hero2019Card-BasedSee XBO
PS4Little Town Hero2020Card-BasedSee XBO
Xbox OneLittle Town Hero (DL only)2020Card-BasedPlays more like a deckbuilder, the only main RPG element is the skill tree, filled out by points earned in battles that take way too long
3DSPocket Card Jockey (DL only)2016Card-BasedA game about horse raising and racing via solitare. As in the card game.
JP GB+GBCPocket Monsters: Green Version1996Monster CollectingIf you've played Red/Blue, do you really need this one?
3DSPokemon Alpha Sapphire/Omega Ruby2014Monster CollectingRemakes of the Gen III Pokemon games incorporating creatures and mechanics from later generations
DSPokemon Black/White2011Monster CollectingIncredible animated spritework and perhaps the best storyline in the franchise
DSPokemon Black 2/White 22012Monster CollectingRegarded by many as the peak of the franchise; a continuation of Gen 5's story
GB+GBCPokemon Crystal2001Monster CollectingAn attempt to add story to Gold/Silver, but does add a female protagonist!
DSPokemon Diamond/Pearl2007Monster CollectingLess water than Gen 3 Pokemon games, but with an obnoxious mountain to frequently travel through
GBAPokemon Emerald2005Monster CollectingSuperior third version of Pokemon Gen 3
GBAPokemon FireRed/LeafGreen2004Monster CollectingRemakes of Red/Green versions
GB+GBCPokemon Gold/Silver2000Monster CollectingMore mons, a day/night system, and the ability to revisit the entire previous region
3DSPokemon Gold/Silver/Crystal (VC)2017Monster CollectingSee GBC
DSPokemon HeartGold/SoulSilver2010Monster CollectingRemakes of the Gen 2 Pokemon games, with the storyline from Crystal attached, can also make use of the Pokewalker accessory
SwitchPokemon Legends: Arceus2022Monster CollectingA more dynamic Pokemon-catching experience than anything previously, open-world exploration against a feudal backdrop
SwitchPokemon Let's Go Eevee/Pikachu2018Monster CollectingFull 3D remakes of Red/Blue versions but with Pokemon Go-like mechanics of catching new mons
3DSPokemon Moon/Sun2016Monster CollectingDoes away with the traditional gym battle format in favor of puzzles scattered throughout not-Hawaii, adds Ultra Beasts (which look suspiciously Digimon-like…)
DSPokemon Platinum2009Monster CollectingLast of the "combined third versions" of Pokemon games, this one the arguably ultimate version of Gen 4
SwitchPokemon Quest (DL only)2018Monster CollectingSend 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
GB+GBCPokemon Red/Blue1998Monster CollectingCalled Red/Green versions in Japan, definitely the origin of the popularity of monster-collecting video games
3DSPokemon Red/Blue/Yellow (VC)2016Monster CollectingSee GB
GBAPokemon Ruby/Sapphire2003Monster Collecting7/10, too much water; not possible to collect all Pokemon in these versions
SwitchPokemon Scarlet/Violet2022Monster CollectingMore free-form/open-world in path-taking than any prior mainline entry, but marred with technical hiccups
SwitchPokemon Sword/Shield2019Monster CollectingFirst-ever mainline console Pokemon game; not all Pokemon can be caught/are featured in the National Pokedex; regional theme is British
3DSPokemon Ultra Sun/Moon2017Monster CollectingAlternate universe story in the same region as Sun/Moon; adds more Ultra Beasts, activities, and ways to catch Pokemon from older games
3DSPokemon X/Y2013Monster CollectingPokemon brought into the 3D realm of not-France, statistics of 'mons can be further raised and refined via minigames
GB+GBCPokemon Yellow1999Monster CollectingMore of the same, with bonus Pikachu following you