Twenty-five years of Pokémon has given us six generations of great games, but they aren’t all equal.
Each of those six generations includes two versions that have slight changes (usually just offering different Pokémon you can capture, which encourages players to trade with friends who own different versions). Total sales for Pokémon have reached over 200 million, and most of that comes from these main entries. But the brand extends beyond that. It’s not just the best-selling portable game series of all time, it’s also a successful card game, a hit kids show, and will even extend into the world of augmented reality later this year with Pokémon Go from the Google-back Niantic Labs. A seventh generation of games, Pokémon Sun and Moon, will come out this holiday.