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Just recently we celebrated the 30th Anniversary for The Legend of Zelda with a poll to determine the Nintendo Life community's favourite games in the series. With the 20th Anniversary of Pokémon almost upon us, we thought we'd do the same once again for the iconic Pocket Monsters franchise.

We'll have plenty of articles on the way for the Anniversary, of course, while there's a Pokémon Direct to look forward to as well. As for this poll, the rules are rather similar to the Zelda equivalent:

  • We're sticking to 'core' or 'main' series games, as including all of the Pokémon spin-offs would make for a particularly lengthy and unwieldy list. The spin-offs have their place in franchise history, of course, but this is a contest for the heavyweights.
  • We've taken the 'core' list from Bulbapedia and our own Retrospective series (which was written by Joe 'Serebii' Merrick), and it includes re-releases or remasters. Unlike the Zelda list we're treating each generational entry separately, so Ruby & Sapphire and Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire are all included, for example.
  • You get to choose three games if you wish, with each of those votes having the same weighting. If you only want to pick one, that's ok too.
  • There'll be a separate staff vote, as there was for the Zelda anniversary.

Without further ado let's get to it - vote for your favourites and debate away in the comments!

What are your favourite Pokémon games? (Vote for up to 3)

(You can select up to 3 answers)