With over 26 years since the first ever game of Pokemon, the impact of this franchise just keeps on going today. As it is well loved by many fans all over the world too. Since it is also one of the most iconic anime and game series ever made. Which makes all of the Pokemon games available on different game devices including the Nintendo Switch.

So if you are looking for the Pokemon games to put on your Nintendo Switch. Then you are on the right article. As we are going to give the choices of the best Pokemon games for your device. The chosen Pokemon games on the list are based on their overall Metascore from critic reviews.

The best Pokemon games to put in your Nintendo Switch

10. Pokemon Cafe Remix
  • If you love Pokemon and cafe games, then this one is for you. To run the cafe, players must recruit Pokemons to be your staff and help you out.
  • Some puzzles need to be solved in the game. Moreover, each Pokemon has a certain skill that can help out to solve the puzzles. The release date for this game was on June 23, 2020.
  • You may get the game through free download here.


9. Pokemon Quest
  • Pokemon Quest was first released on May 29, 2019, and is only a single-player game. This game looks unique out of all Pokemon games because of the cube-shaped design on its characters. The goal of this game is to explore Tumblecube Island.
  • Players and their Pokemon buddies are up to have expeditions on the island. Collect power stones, find treasures, and clear the stages of your adventures. Players can also create and design their base camp along with the other Pokemons.
  • You may get the game through free download here.


8. Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX
  • The release date of this Pokemon game is March 6, 2022. This is a role-playing game and also only a single-player. In this game, players must build a rescue team and recruit over 400 Pokemons.
  • The goal is to go on an adventure and do rescue in different places. Players must also decide on what kind of approach to take in each mysterious dungeon.
  • You may get a digital or physical copy of this game for $59.99. Click here for the direct download.


7. Pokemon UNITE
  • One thing about this game is that teamwork is certainly the key. Players can go on and have 5 vs. 5 team battles on the field. Then show off the power of your Pokemon with Unite Moves during Unite Battles.
  • This game is a singe-system and can have players online from 1 to 10. Moreover, this was released only a year ago on July 21, 2021.
  • You may get the game through free download here.


6. Pokemon Brilliant Diamond / Pokemon Shining Pearl
  • Both Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl is found in the Sinnoh region. Players are about to get their first partner Pokemon. The Pokemon you may choose to be with you on the journey are Turtwig, Chimchar, and Piplup.
  • Then along in your journey, players are going to explore the Grand Underground to find treasures. Then if you are lucky, you may also find a rare Pokemon. The legendary Pokemon Dialga and Palkia may also have an encounter with you.
  • These games are both new and are going to have their first anniversary on November 19. Get the games for $59.99 each in both digital and physical copies. Click here for the Brilliant Diamond and click here for the Shining Pearl.


5. Pokken Tournament DX
  • This game focuses on tournament battles of Pokemon fighters. Players can choose their favorite Pokemon out of 21 fighters. The chosen Pokemon is going to an arena fight battle against another Pokemon.
  • Moreover, players can reach out for support of a different Pokemon to assist in the fight. Since this is a tournament game, there are rankings for each player. So players must battle their way to be number 1.
  • The release date for this game was on September 22, 2017. You may get this game for $59.99 in both digital and physical copies, just click here. This game is also currently on sale for 30% off until August 31 for Nintendo Online Members only.


4. Pokemon Snap
  • This game is a revamped version of the 64-game Pokemon Snap in 1999. The players must go on exploring and take pictures of different Pokemons in their habitat. Not only that you see a Pokemon but you are also going to discover and observed what they do.
  • The pictures you took in the game can be edited and shared online as well. A Photodex can also make which consists of your best Pokemon pictures.
  • You may get the game here for $59.99 each in both digital and physical copies.


3. Pokemon: Let’s go, Pikachu / Pokemon: Let’s go, Eevee
  • Players are going on an adventure along with their chosen partner. It could be either Pikachu or Eevee. In this game, players are going to play as the trainers of their chosen Pokemon. You can go on a battle against fellow trainers as well.
  • Furthermore, you may also experience catching other Pokemons using the iconic Poke Ball. As this is also a Role Playing Game (RPG) which was released back on November 16, 2018.
  • Both of the games are $59.99 each for the digital and physical copies. Click here to get Let’s go, Pikachu, or click here to get Let’s go, Eevee.


2. Pokemon Sword / Pokemon Shield
  • Players are going to experience as a trainer in these games as well. Go on an adventure along with your chosen Pokemon partner. You can choose between Grookey, Scorbunny, or Sobble.
  • The adventures go to different places in the Galar region. While on an adventure, you may discover the truth behind the legendary Pokemons Zacian and Zamazenta. Moreover, go meet and team up with other players and then go against each other.
  • Both of the games are $59.99 each for the digital and physical copies. Click here to get Sword or click here to get Shield.


1. Pokemon Legends: Arceus
  • This game is a mix of both action and RPG. It features the core of the past Pokemon games. To catch a Pokemon using a Poke Ball, players must learn and observe them. Players can also choose their first Pokemon partner between Rowlet, Cyndaquil, or Oshawott.
  • Make Pokemon allies and command them in battles. Then go on and explore the Hisui region and finish missions there. Players must also build the first Pokedex in the region.
  • You may get the game here for $59.99 each in both digital and physical copies.


That concludes our best Pokemon games list for the Nintendo Switch. We hope this helps you in deciding what to choose.

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SOURCES: Metacritic, Nintendo, Diamond Pearl Pokemon, Pokemon Let’s Go