Love Pokémon? Play These Games

Whatever you’re into, there’s a game for that.

In this regular series, our editors recommend a handful of games perfect for fans of a specific theme.

This time, it’s Pokémon. If you’re partial to Pikachu and enraptured by Eevee, then we’ve got something for you.

The Obvious One
I mean, cripes, if you’re into Pokémon and you’ve not played Pokémon GO already then please, rectify that immediately.

It teleports the Pokémon you know and love into the real world, using your location and AR so you can catch them near your home, work—wherever, really.

Catch and train Pokémon while you’re on the go.

    Pokémon GO

    Discover Pokémon worldwide


The Not-at-All Obvious One
Now for something completely different. Pokémon: Magikarp Jump is a strange game about cultivating a champion Magikarp in the noble sport of…jumping as high as you can.

Hook a Magikarp in, train it up, and add trinkets and features to your pool before sending it out to compete. You’ll grow fond of your flappy little friend, and there’s surprising poignancy when you have to retire one. Overall: weird, but in a good way.

Train hard and watch your Magikarp soar.

    Pokémon: Magikarp Jump



The New-Look One
On Tumblecube Island, Pokémon look a little different. They’ve been chunked up and cube-ified, and there are gangs of them roaming the island looking for a fight.

Pokémon Quest isn’t as harsh as it sounds, though. It’s a fun battle-based adventure game where you guide your squad of Pokémon around triggering special attacks to take down other Pokémon. There’s real depth to it too, if you want it. You can just jump in for a quick rumble or think deeply about the strengths and weaknesses of your team and how to level them up; it’s up to you.

Guide your squad to victory against wild Pokémon on Tumblecube island.

    Pokémon Quest