Top 20 Pokémon-based games for mobile devices

Gotta Catch 'em All!

Pokémon has formed a part of our childhood, teenage, adulthood, and every part of our lives. One who gets attached to Pokemon gets attached forever. Although the nostalgic original series games are not meant for exclusive mobile gameplay, that doesn’t mean mobile games would be deprived of this iconic anime franchise. There are and have been games on Pokémon for mobile devices from different genres. Some are official games, some are based on the stories from the anime, and so on.

In this article, we’d be looking at the Top 20 Pokémon and similarly themed games for your mobile devices, which are available on Android and iOS currently. The below-mentioned Pokémon mobile games henceforth aren’t in any rank whatsoever, they are just on the list. However, the games placed first, are definitely recommended by us.

Best Pokémon-based games for your mobile

1. Pokémon Unite MOBA

Pokémon Unite, The first one to make our list is undoubtedly one of the hottest MOBA for your phones. In this official game from The Pokémon Company, trainers from around the world compete in Unite Battles on Aeos Island!

In Unite Battles, Trainers face off in 5-on-5 team battles with their own choice of Pokémon to see who can score the most points within the stipulated time (5 or 10 minutes). Teamwork is key as you and your teammates defeat wild Pokémon, level up, evolve your own Pokémon, and work together to prevent the opposing team from scoring points. Put your teamwork to the test, and take home the win, in this top-notch MOBA on your phone!

2. Pokémon Go

Next, we talk about Pokémon Go, another popular game that uncovers the world of Pokémon with AI. Explore and discover Pokémon wherever you are in the World! In this game by Niantic, catch more Pokémon to complete your Pokédex, just like in the anime!

Journey alongside your Buddy Pokémon to help make your Pokémon stronger and earn rewards! Compete in epic Gym battles, and visit Poke-stops based on real-life locations. Then team up with other Trainers to catch powerful Pokémon during Raid Battles! Just make sure to be aware of the surroundings, as you unveil your own reality of the Pokemon world in your hands.

3. Pokemon Masters EX

Our next choice is another popular Android game. Pokémon Masters EX takes place on the artificial island of Pasio. On Pasio, Pokémon and their Trainers, called sync pairs, share a special bond. Many famous Trainers from every region featured so far in the Pokémon video games have gathered on Pasio along with their partner Pokémon and formed their own sync pairs.

Assemble Trainers and Pokémon to take on battles! Create a team all your own, and aim for victory alongside trainers from the anime in the past. Once you’ve joined forces with other sync pairs, you’ll get to engage in Pokémon battles! The battles in Pokémon Masters EX are 3-on-3, and they play out in real time. You can unleash powerful attacks one after the next as your move gauge refills over time, in this game by DeNA Co. Ltd. 

4. Pokémon Quest

How about some Lego variant of your favorite anime? In the game, all our beloved Pokemon from the Red and Blue Version (mainly Generation 1), have turned into cubes! Head out in search of treasure with your cube-shaped Pokémon buddies on Tumblecube Island, a land where everything is a cube!

Your goal is to find the awesome goodies said to be hidden on the island! Befriend new Pokemon on the island, make them your buddies, create your own base, decorate the place, and continue your adventure in this offline, roleplaying, action-strategy game, brought to you officially by the Pokemon Company.

5. Pokémon: Magikarp Jump

Well, this game is only about, Magikarp. Train your Magikarp to soar as high as possible in the game. ‘The lowly Magikarp now gets its time in the spotlight with this fun app for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices. Feed and train your Magikarp to maximize the Pokémon’s Jump Power to reach new heights. Then compete to see if your Magikarp is the best.

Anyone can play this simple game in their spare time to create the most majestic Magikarp ever in this official Pokémon app‘. Also, there are different patterns of Magikarp available, so look out for them. Furthermore, you may also find other Pokemon like Charizard, Rowlet, and Piplup helping you grow your Magikarp. This offline casual simulator game is no doubt worth a try for Pokefans.

6. Pokémon Café ReMix

The next on the list is a casual puzzle game from the Pokemon Company itself, for your mobiles. Pokémon Café ReMix is a refreshing puzzle game you play alongside Pokémon in which you mix, link, and blast away icons and gimmicks!

The customers and café staff are all Pokémon, and as the owner of the café, you will work with Pokémon to serve customers by preparing drinks and dishes by solving simple puzzles in which you mix around icons. This online game is worth a try if you are a Pokemon, puzzle, and Cafe games fan.

7. Pokémon Shuffle Mobile

Our next choice would be another Puzzle game from the Pokemon Company. Pokémon Shuffle Mobile is a puzzle game where you line up three or more Pokémon vertically or horizontally to battle against wild Pokémon. You can play it casually, besides battling, collecting, and leveling up Pokémon.

All you have to do in the game is select a Pokémon and its destination in the puzzle area to cause combos automatically. Its simple gameplay blends with challenging strategic aspects to appeal to a full spectrum of players from beginners to experts. Another worth a try for Pokefans and puzzle game lovers alike.

8. Pokémon TCG Live

Experience the fun and strategy of the Pokémon Trading Card Game in a whole new way with Pokémon Trading Card Game Live! Build your collection of cards in the Battle Pass, and test your skills against other Trainers from around the world in the Ranked Ladder!

This game by The Pokemon Company is just the digital version of the classic Pokemon Card game. Although the game might be a bit slow-paced for some, and not available for download everywhere in the world, with the nostalgic vibes it gives, it’s definitely worth a try for Pokefans and Card game lovers.

Best Pokémon-like games for your mobile

1. EvoCreo – Pocket Monster game

Well, this might be an odd one out in a list full of free games, but EvoCreo is definitely worth it. It ranks 7th in the Paid RPG category and is just a representation of the Classic Nintendo games of the Pokemon Series.

If you like catching monsters and building a monster team in open-world role-playing games with multiplayer in the arena, you will love this monster role-playing game with more than 170 monsters in an epic RPG for monster trainers. The graphics, plot, and gameplay from ilmfinity LLC would fill you with nostalgia, for just 99 cents.

2. PAPP Mon-Aloha

Our next choice isn’t really a game with fake Pokemon. The concept of Mon Aloha is based on the original Pokemon games of Nintendo Switch. The aim of PAPP – Mon Aloha is to compete and become the next Champion!

Strategy is the key to winning your battles, so start gathering and forming your strongest team with various different monsters and beat the other trainers and gym leaders! Earn your gym badges, fight other players online, and be the Champion of Aloha! This game is yet available only on the Android platform.

3. Dynamons

Now we completely shift our focus to Pokemon-alike games, starting with the Dynamons series. It is an amazing and addictive role-playing game from the creators of Dynamons, KeyGames Network B.V. Continuing the saga set in the Dynamons world with new creatures, epic challenges, and lots of fun!

Train and win epic battles by using powerful skills. Recruit the most powerful creatures and attack your enemies to evolve and become stronger in this casual role-playing offline game. Start your exploration of the Dynamon world now!

4. Monster Masters

Are you ready to become the best master of monsters? Monster Masters is a multiplayer game in real time where you can collect, train and evolve dozens of monsters to fight epic battles. Create your strategy and get ready for battle, in this actionstrategy RPG.

This game by LanParty Games has over 5 million downloads, and there’s no reason why you shouldn’t try this at least once. After all its concept is entirely based on our favorite Pocket Monsters.

5. Monsters: Dragon Tamer

This game by TINYSOFT has over 150 monsters in the collection. Lead your Dragon Monsters into the arena in this tamer game. Obtain Legendary and Epic monsters and dragons, and then build your fighting force and face the ultimate challenge, real-time battles against other Monster Masters!

Collect monsters, use powerful spells, and boost your strategy. Start by building your deck of monsters, and pick your most powerful dragons. You can get some dragons after every battle, so catch all 150 of them! This game is only available for Android phones, however.

6. Dynamons World

Another popular game in this list, with over 10 Million downloads from the Play Store is Dynamons World from Azerion Casual. Join the adventure and discover the amazing Dynamons World, where you can catch and train the greatest team of Dynamons and challenge your friends in real-time online multiplayer PvP battles.

Explore an open world searching for the rarest and strongest monsters. Fight tough Captains and prove your skills to become the best RPG battle master in the Dynamons Kingdom! Go ahead and give this offline RPG a try, if you haven’t already.

7. Nexomon

Catch, evolve, and collect over 300 unique Nexomon in this game by VEWO INTERACTIVE INC. Assemble the ultimate Nexomon team to save your friends and save the world! Clash against legendary champions and become a hero in this epic journey!

Note that, there would be over 300 Nexomon to catch and train. You’d have to evolve your Nexomon into new and powerful forms. Select from seven unique starters and explore all 10 colorful and vibrant regions. Just like Pokemon, innit?

8. Metamon Island

Become a Monster hunter as you walk around Metamon Island, watch around carefully! You can meet one monster or a whole squad of them! Catch and collect idle monsters in this crazy Metamon quest game, which won’t be a walk in the park!

Your pocket pet must win so you could add a new member to your monster team, just like what happens in Pokemon. Become a monster trainer eventually. For every level, you will collect points and spend them on upgrading and evolving cute monsters. Train and tune your pets to grow them up and win battles in this Offline Action game by Casual Azur Games.

9. Drakomon – Battle & Catch Drag

Poke around looking for powerful dragon monsters and battle, capture, train, and evolve
them with unique stats and skills. Fight in fully animated 3D duels against monster trainers from all over Dragonia. Catch, train, and challenge trainers from all over the world in this epic journey, brought to you by GAMEDEV Sarl.

10. Beastie Bay

Find yourself in the unknown pixelated territory and then make it your own! Plant crops, build housing and power sources, and transform the island into your own personal paradise. As you progress, you’ll be able to develop new gear and technology to take your adventure to the next level, including ways to travel to unexplored islands nearby!

Capture the native fauna, trade them with friends, and train them to fight for you! Most have elemental strengths and weaknesses, so use these to your advantage in battle. Survival of the fittest becomes fun in this Strategy based Pixelated Management game. You call the shots as you develop your primitive isle into a luxurious slice of paradise!

11. Draconius GO: Catch a Dragon!

Elyland has brought in the non-Pokemon version of Pokemon GO. Just like Pokemon Go, this game makes you go and catch your own monster collection: winged horses, cool vampires, unicorns, and other fun magical creatures.

If your online adventure proves successful, you’ll ultimately be able to tame even the superior beasts, the Elemental Dragons! Catch the exclusive monsters, collect rewards, and challenge other players in this actionadventure game.

12. Monster Squad Rush

Our final pick for this long list of Pokémon-based mobile games would be the Monster Squad Rush by TapNation. In this Offline Platformer game, rush towards the monster battle arena, collect Monster Balls to catch Monsters, and then build a team. Pump up their power to Train and Evolve Monsters and battle against monster trainers in battles.

Team up and take down the rival trainers in team battles monster games. Collect Monster Balls while running through obstacles with your new monster friends. Catch and collect all the battle monsters. Get ready for monster fight games and ‘Catch Them All‘!

That’s all for the 20 Best Pokémon-based Mobile Games List. What are your thoughts on our Best Pokémon-based Mobile Games List? Let us know in the comments section below.

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