There are so many fun Pokémon games on Nintendo Switch right now. Whether you’re looking for a core RPG, a challenging spinoff, a simple puzzle game, or fun DLC, this list of every Pokémon game for the Switch is here to meet your needs. A few of these titles are even considered to be the best Nintendo Switch games of all time. If you haven’t played any of them yet, jump on in and see what all of the hype is about!

Featured favorite: New Pokémon Snap

Ride around on a track and take pictures of wild Pokémon in their natural habitats. You’ll have to use items and food to get some Pokémon to come out into the open. Will you be able to fill out your Photodex and figure out the mystery behind the Illumina phenomenon?

  • $60 at Amazon
  • $60 at Best Buy

Feudal Sinnoh: Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Staff Pick

Players control a trainer from ancient Sinnoh times who is tasked with creating the first-ever Pokédex. To do that, they will need to explore a gorgeous open-world. You can even catch Pokémon in the overworld by throwing an ancient Poké​ Ball. Don’t worry, battles are also included. It will release for Nintendo Switch in early 2022.

$60 preorder at Best Buy

Diamond in the rough: Pokémon Brilliant Diamond

Revisit the Sinnoh region with these gorgeous remakes coming to Nintendo Switch. These games employ a top-down view and chibi art aesthetic in the overworld reminiscent of the original DS games. It will release in late 2021.

$60 for Brilliant Diamond at Best Buy

Pearls of joy: Pokémon Shining Pearl

Run through the Sinnoh region in this Gen 4 remake for Nintendo Switch. You’ll come across different exclusive Pokémon from what’s found in Brilliant Diamond and will need to trade with friends to fill our your Pokédex. It comes to Switch in late 2021.

$60 for Shining Pearl at Best Buy

Protector: Pokémon Sword

The most recent generation of the core Pokémon RPG has players exploring the UK-inspired Galar region. There are new Pokémon to collect, new gyms to defeat, and lots of…


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