Pokémon GO has become a global phenomenon. A free-to-play phone app with a well-known franchise is a perfect storm of market penetration. It’s also proven the simple joys of augmented reality, and created a unique shared gaming experience from kids to grandparents.
Pokémon GO has also created a renewed interested in the Pokémon franchise. Fans and newcomers are getting excited about Catching ‘Em All all over again. With Pokémon celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, and Sun and Moon launching this November, the timing couldn’t be better to jump back in.
Whether you’re a lapsed fan or simply want to dive a little deeper, we’ve created a brief rundown of each generation of main Pokémon titles. It’s also a fun walkthrough of the history of Nintendo’s handhelds. At the end, look for recommendations on where to jump in, and a special challenge mode if you already consider yourself a master trainer.