When ranking the Pokemon games, GameSided looked at several factors: story and gameplay (as they were relevant), whether the game accomplished its goals (a two-hour minigame or an expansive RPG), reception at the time, replayability, and (in the case of sequels) if the game improved on its predecessors. For a single franchise, Pokemon’s tried on a lot of different hats–it’s delved into racing, strategy, puzzle, action, and plenty of different takes on the RPG format. Some hats fit perfectly. Others, while conceptually interesting, fans maybe could have done without. But all share in Pokemon’s legacy and have served in their own way to further the series’ greatness.