6 Forgotten Pokemon Games you Never Knew Existed

Okay, so you probably knew a few of these existed. But the rest are surely forgotten Pokemon Games, right?

If you’ve been playing Pokemon as long as I have, you probably think you’ve played ‘em all. You’ve started with Red and Blue and finished up playing Sword and Shield two months ago.

However, I bet there’s a few Pokemon games that you’ve probably never even heard of, let alone played. Today I’ve compiled a list of top 3 forgotten Pokemon games, so that you can finally say you’ve played ‘em all! 

6. Pokken Tournament

Imagine Super Smash Bros with only Pokemon in a Pokemon game. You have just imagined Pokken Tournament.

First released in Japan in 2015 as an arcade game and in 2016 for the Wii U, this game has beautiful graphics reminiscent of Super Smash Bros, but with a heavier anime aesthetic. In 2017, the game was released for Nintendo Switch with additional characters.

The player has the option to play as several fully-evolved starters such as Charizard and Blastoise, as well as some popular heavy-hitters such as Gardevoir. You can play against your friends, fight online, or battle single player to beat the Ferrum Leauge!

For all of you that appreciate arcade-style fighting games, this one’s for you!

5. Pokemon: Magikarp Jump

Magikarp: the weakest Pokemon in the franchise. What better Pokemon to center an entire mobile game around?

In this game, you start out as a trainer commissioned by Mayor Karp to inspire the Magikarp of Hoppy Town again. You must train your own Magikarp to defeat all the leagues and become the champion!

The game features a lot of mini games for raising, training, and feeding your Magikarp to win competitions. The competitions themselves involve you commanding your Magikarp to jump high into the sky for it to crash through the ground.

Overall, it’s a very charming, addicting mobile game. But for goodness sake, poor Magikarp.

4. Learn with Pokemon: Typing Adventure

You heard right. Nintendo tried their hand at educational games.

In this game, you play as an amateur typist who has to travel through the Pokemon world capturing Pokemon by typing their names into a Bluetooth keyboard connected to your Nintendo DS. Though targeted at children, it was a game that developers said would be difficult for adults to complete as well.

The reason why you’ve probably have never heard of this game is that it was the only Pokemon game with an English release that was never released in the United States, making it perfect for our list of forgotten Pokemon games.

Who knew that Pokemon could be so educational?

3. Pokemon Project Studio

Calling this one a Pokemon game is a bit of a stretch, but since it was made to entertain kids, we’re dropping it here. Pokemon Project Studio was a Pokemon-based greeting card and craft making CD-ROM for PC. Graphics of the first 150 Pokemon along with the human characters from the game were included in this program to place on your very own postcards and stickers.

With the program, you can make everything from greeting cards, posters, diary pages, and calendars to 90s paper fortune-tellers!

If you want to install this game on a newer operating system, though, good luck.

2. Pokemate

All right, so this one is not really a Pokemon game either, but it did have a game element to it. It was a Pokemon text and voice messaging application. Pokemate, released on in Japan 2006, allowed you to take care of Tamagotchi-esque Pokemon and use them as avatars and emoticons for your conversations.

The free trial allowed you to get 3 random Pokemon to start, 10 Pokeballs, and a free month of messaging. After your free trial was over, you needed to purchase a subscription which gave you 5 free Pokeballs and the ability to keep using the app every month.

Unfortunately (or fortunately), the app was discontinued after a year and half after of service (it had nothing to do with the pricing, of course).  

Fortunately, Nintendo did not stick with that payment model. Phew.

1. Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Keep Going! Trio

The Pokemon Mystery Dungeon series itself could almost make it onto this list, but we decided to take it a step further. Released in 2009, Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Let’s Go! Stormy Adventure Squad, Blazing Adventure Squad, and Light Adventure Squad were games that were released in Japan for the Wii, making them the only Pokemon Mystery Dungeon titles available for Wii. As their titles suggest, each game had a theme. Stormy Adventure Squad revolved around water Pokemon, Blazing Adventure Squad around fire types, and Light Adventure Squad around lightning types. They were available on the Wii Shop Channel for 1200 Wii points until it closed.

The story of the game revolves around the legends of Arceus with you staring as one of the Pokemon in the town who decide to help Aron and Swinub find their friend.  True to their original counterparts, each contained 45 mystery dungeons and a similar playthrough time to their original Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Counterparts.

One of the main features of the games were how interconnected they were. Each game had more than 130 version excusive Pokemon in addition to version exclusive areas. There were four save files allowed on each Wii console and you could use any save file to play any of the games in order to recruit all the Pokemon in each game.

Who wouldn’t have loved playing Pokemon Mystery Dungeon with Mii-style Pokemon? Yes!

What did you think of our Top 6 Forgotten Pokemon Games? Let me know which ones we left out in the comments below!

Written by marzipanini2323

Elizabeth is an aspiring medical student who loves writing about her passion: Pokemon! When she's not studying biochemistry, you may find her curled up with a book, Pokemon Red Rescue Team, or a coffee (and sometimes all three).

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