Can You Identify the Pokemon Game From a Screenshot?

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Heather Cahill

7 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

There are so many Pokemon in the universe! What once started as the original 151 Pokemon has now turned into over 800 Pokemon. The number of different types has also increased since the franchise has expanded. Of course, there are so many games for Pokemon fans to enjoy as well! The most played are often the core games, but there are so many other great Pokemon-themed games to explore.

One of the most recognizable Pokemon from the anime and games is Pikachu. Although it may be the most recognized of them all, Pikachu was not the first Pokemon ever designed. Instead, Rhydon was the very first to be created. In addition to this, there are so many other fun facts about the more than 800 Pokemon. For example, a Spinda never has the same pattern as another Spinda! Just as Spinda's patterns are unique, so are the many Pokemon. Each has its own quirks and ways of life that make them unique. But it doesn't matter if they're water type or dark type, all Pokemon are very loved!

So, think you know the games and can identify them from a screenshot? Then get ready to take the quiz and show us that you know your stuff!

Take a walk through the Unova region! What is the name of the game in this screenshot?

Unova has some rarities in the region. Do you know which Pokemon you won't find here? One of them is Magikarp, a Pokemon that is found pretty commonly throughout other regions. You can still get it through buying it, however.

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Can you name the Pokemon game that this screenshot is from and which is a variation of the first game in the series?

"Pokemon Yellow: Pikachu Edition" was a rendition of the original games, where you could have Pikachu as your starter Pokemon. With this release, there was also a special edition of the Game Boy Color that was themed to match.

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Which game is this screenshot from?

These games were completely revamped versions of the games that came 12 years before. One new addition to these two new versions was that Mega Evolution was possible. This is something that the previous two games did not have.

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It's home to the second generation of Pokemon in the series. Do you know which game this screenshot is from?

"Pokemon Gold and Silver" were unique games that gave Pokemon fans a second generation to catch. One unique fact about this game is that it also introduced two new types of Pokemon in addition to the new generation. They're the steel- and dark-type Pokemon.

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You'll always feel at home in Hoenn! Know the game shown in this photo?

"Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire" introduced third-generation Pokemon. However, this game was a little more limiting when it comes to catching all of the Pokemon. At the time of release, trades were not able to be completed with older games.

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The legendary Pokemon in this game are quite similar to the name. What game is this photo from?

Yveltal and Xerneas are quite unique. You might have even noticed that the two resemble the letters "X" and "Y." In addition to this, did you know that the Kalos region is based on France?

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If you can care for your Pokemon, then we're willing to bet you know this game. Can you name it?

There's a lot to the game, as you can adventure and take care of your Pokemon — although the real goal of the game is to help out Professor Oak, who needs all of his shows aired on the Pokemon Channel.

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Sinnoh is your home if you have a character in this game. What game is this screenshot from?

Everyone knows that Arceus is part of the creation trio! But did you know that "Pokemon Diamond and Silver" were the games that gave it its debut? It's said that Arceus was responsible for creating the entire universe!

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It's the game that started it all. Which game is this screenshot from?

"Pokemon Red and Blue" was home to the notorious Kanto region. All but one of the towns in Kanto were named after colors!

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In this game, you don't have to earn gym badges. What is it?

"Pokemon Sun and Moon" was quite a new installment to the Pokemon series. The Alola region brought in new island trials that are in some ways similar to Pokemon gyms. The Alolan forms are another unique feature in this game that takes old-generation Pokemon and gives them an Alolan twist.

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Hopefully this game won't "shatter" your heart! Which game is pictured here?

In this game, Pikachu and company have to find missing pieces for the park. In addition to the main story of the game, there are also small mini-games and other activities that you can play too.

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This is a great relaxation area for Pokemon! Which game is shown here?

"My Pokemon Ranch" was less of a game and more of a storage space for Pokemon which could be imported from the "Pokemon Diamond and Pearl." It was a nice relaxing place to go to watch Pokemon in their habitats.

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You can play it in real life as well as electronically.The game shown here is called what?

This game takes all shapes and forms, but online is one of the easiest ways to play. Often when buying real Pokemon cards, they come with a code that allows you to get yourself some online cards to use with the game as well. What could be better?!

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More advanced versions of another game are shown here. What are they called?

The Ultra versions of "Pokemon Sun and Moon" are all about a new storyline and forms. Specifically, the legendary Pokemon in the game, Solgaleo and Lunala, have forms called Radiant Sun Phase and Full Moon Phase.

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Cube fanatics will be happy to play this game! Which Pokemon game is shown here?

"Pokemon Quest" takes place in Tumblecube Island where you create your own Pokemon Paradise. Just like Pokemon Go, it's available on mobile phones, but it's also on the Nintendo Switch.

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This one sounds pretty similar to another Pokemon title. Do you know the game shown here?

Often, you get to choose your partner Pokemon. In this game, you get the adorable Eevee as a little companion. One unique thing about this game is that each Pokemon only has one move to use in battle!

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You'll know this game as a remake. Which game is shown here?

This installment was released as the second Pokemon title for the Nintendo Switch after "Pokemon Quest." As many Pokemon games have in the past, a special accessory was released alongside it. It was a Poke Ball Plus that allows you to carry your Pokemon with you.

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Everyone loves this popular arcade game. Can you name the game shown here?

This game has many third-generation Pokemon in it, as it's inspired by the "Ruby and Sapphire" games. Like many others, this game was also brought to the Wii U through the Nintendo Virtual Console.

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In this game, you'll find out that Pokemon have even more talent than you thought. Do you know which game is pictured here?

The "Detective Pikachu" series is an entirely different take on the Pokemon world. Rather than battling to be the best, it's all about solving mysteries. Most unique of all, Pikachu can speak in this game!

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It's not a main game! Do you know which Pokemon game is shown here?

This is "Pokemon Stadium," which is a Nintendo 64 classic. As it's not a mainline game, it's really nothing like them, as it mainly consists of battling your way to the top, which is obviously a common theme in many Pokemon games!

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Calling on your partner Pokemon is easier than you thought. What game is shown here?

Did you know that North America got this game two years after its initial release in Japan? There were many unique features to this game; for example, it utilized a voice feature on the Nintendo 64.

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Lugia plays a big role here. Know the name of the game shown in this photo?

This game is truly about darkness, but more specifically, bringing Pokemon out of it! Of course, it wouldn't be a Pokemon game without a battle. There's 100 trainers to battle in this game.

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This game allows for trading between GameCube and Game Boy games. Which game is shown here?

"Pokemon Colosseum" took place in a different region called Orre. In this game, you follow Wes as he tries to defeat the villains of the game. It's even possible to get the legendary Pokemon Ho-oh in the game!

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You'll run like you've never ran before in this installment. Do you know the name of this game?

Before a mainline game came out for the Nintendo DS, "Pokemon Dash" made its way to the system. If you've ever wanted to race with Pokemon, this is your chance! Pikachu is the perfect partner Pokemon to race with!

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Many Pokemon titles were created for the 3DS, and this was one of them! What game is shown here?

The Nintendo 3DS had a good amount of awesome Pokemon titles to play. This installment of "Mystery Dungeon" was just one of them! In this game, you truly do create your own paradise filled with Pokemon.

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Although it's a Wii game, it can communicate with the DS! What game is pictured here?

This game is another one that is not a mainline title. This title is strictly a battle game that doesn't have a story mode. Did you know that the DS connection allows you to use it as a controller rather than the Wii remotes?

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Think back to the first core Pokemon games. Which game is shown in this photo?

Have you ever wondered what it's like to wake up as a Pokemon? Anyone who has ever played "Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon" already knows! It's probably a little different than you would expect.

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You can forget about becoming a trainer here! Can you name the Pokemon DS game?

"Pokemon Ranger" came out for the Nintendo DS in 2006. What's unique about this game is that instead of taking on the role of a Pokemon Trainer, you take on the role of a Pokemon Ranger.

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It's important to put your photo-taking skills to test! Do you know the game shown here?

"Pokemon Snap" is all about taking the best pictures of the best Pokemon! Did you know that in-depth analysis shows that some of the Pokemon are not all fully rendered in the game? Of course, you can't see this when you're playing the game normally!

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You'll find this version of the game on the Wii. Can you name the game pictured here?

"Pokemon Rumble" was released for the Wii and obtainable through the WiiWare shop. It kicked off yet another part of the Pokemon franchise which has many other titles as well. The best part of all is that all the Pokemon are in the form of toys that are alive!

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It's a very unique title that not many had the chance to play. What game is pictured here?

This is one unique game that was never released in the United States! Japan and Europe were fortunate enough to get it, however. It came with a keyboard that was used to play the game.

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Entering a kingdom has never been easier than in this installment. Know the name of this game?

This 3DS classic is a sequel to the Wii U game. Toys are again the main theme in this game, as all of the Pokemon take this form. You get to take on groups of Pokemon while playing as a Pokemon yourself!

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This game can be played by anyone, anywhere for free. What game is it?

In "Pokemon Go," there's a way to choose which eeveelution your Eevee will evolve into. You've just got to know what to name it! For example, changing its name to "Sparky" before evolution will result in a Jolteon.

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Every trainer needs a friend like you can have in this game. The game shown here is called what?

This installment wasn't released for any consoles and rather released on mobile phones in Japan. The gameplay was very similar to that of a Tamagotchi, but unfortunately, it was a very short-lived game.

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This is the original version of another Pokemon game. Can you recognize what game this is from?

If you love pinball and you love Pokemon, then there's no doubt you'll love this game even more! In typical Pokemon fashion, you'll notice that the ball is in fact a Poke Ball. Hopefully there are no Pokemon inside!

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It's a game that might "puzzle" you! Which game is shown here?

"Pokemon Shuffle" is a game for the Nintendo 3DS that's unlike most other Pokemon games. There are levels you have to win by matching Pokemon together. But watch out! There are different rules and parameters for each level!

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Not many people know what the meaning of this title is! What game is shown in this photo?

Yet another Pokemon game for the Nintendo DS, this one is similar to the retro game "Tetris," but of course with a Pokemon twist. Although it's not a mainline Pokemon game, critics thought it was pretty awesome!

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Nintendo has many of these titles, but this is the Pokemon version. Can you name the game shown here?

If you're a puzzle lover, then you've probably tried your hand at some "Pokemon Picross." After finishing a level, you even get to have a Pokemon of your own! Your Pokemon is also a great ally in the game, so make sure to use it.

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If you love battling, you'll love this game! Can you name the game?

If battles are what you crave, then this is the perfect Pokemon game for you! There are also many assist Pokemon that can be used in battle. You never know when they can help you out!

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This title was for the famed Wii U system. Which game is this?

As the title gives away, this game was for the Wii U console. As with most of the "Pokemon Rumble" games, you go through many different stages battling Pokemon until you get to their boss battles.

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