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    So you’re looking for the best GBA Pokemon Games, well look no further for today we opened our Pokemon nerd box and are bringing you what we think are the best pokemon games that are GBA friendly, it’s worth noting that some of the games we list today might need a ROM Hack.

    For over 20 years one of the franchises that have become so indispensable for Nintendo, to the point of being as important as Mario or The Legend of Zelda, is Pokémon. There are over 60 different video games, most of them being RPGs with which we have passed hundreds or thousands of hours of entertainment hunting and training these creatures.

    Since it began its journey in Game Boy in 1996 until the most recent editions released in 2018, all kinds of Pokémon titles have been released, with some getting better results than others. But, if you had to decide which is the best of them, which one would you choose? thankfully you don’t need to bother yourself with that. below we present you the best of the best, Don’t forget to let us know what you think about our picks.

    The 10 Best GBA Pokemon Games


    Here are the 10 best GBA Pokemon Games :

    • Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver
    • Pokémon Crystal
    • Pokémon Gold and Silver
    • Pokémon White and Black
    • Pokémon Black 2 and White 2
    • Pokemon Alpha Sapphire, Omega Ruby
    • Pokémon X and Y
    • Pokemon Emerald
    • Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire
    • Pokémon Blue and Red


    Of absolute necessity, Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver are the games that hold the first position on our best GBA Pokemon Games list. The remakes of Gold, Silver, and Crystal ( as they include Eusine’s story) are outstanding games and masterpieces that any Pokémon fan should undoubtedly play.

    By the time they were released, they had all the mechanics that had been introduced so far in the fourth generation, something that made the Johto adventure even more enjoyable, also thanks to its renewed visuals so similar to those of Diamond and Pearl. At the same time, it can boast of having one of the most enormous Pokédex due to the huge selection of Pokémon that could be caught, including all the legendary Pokémon.

    They also had the demanded feature that made it possible for the first time for any Pokémon to follow us from behind. On the other hand, it also added the Pokéathlon, a series of mini-games that used the touch screen and which allowed us to compete against other people, new areas, and also the PokéWalker, a device that allowed us to transfer a Pokémon to train it while we walked down the street.


    In the same way as with Pokémon Emerald or Pokémon Platinum, with Pokémon Crystal, we got an edition that tried to improve as much as it could to Gold and Silver. If the latter already added a huge amount of functions, Game Freak didn’t want Pokémon Crystal to be any less.

    It became the first title to offer the possibility of playing with a girl as the main character, Pokémon featured animations when entering a battle, trainers offered items when defeating them, and the Battle Tower also made its first appearance.

    As if that wasn’t enough, the plot was extended with a story centered on the legendary Pokémon Suicune and the trainer Eusine and his emphasis on catching this powerful Water-type Pokémon.


    Even though Blue and Red were the games responsible for adding some of the basic mechanics to the game, but still most of what we know came from Pokémon Gold and Silver.

    For starters, they added Steel and Sinister types to the roster to bring more variety to the Pokémon types and also for competitive play. They also presented graphics superior to the first Game Boy titles, day and night cycles, days of the week, breeding with Eggs, Pokémon sexes, new ways to evolve Pokémon, and other functions that have become real pillars.

    As if that wasn’t all enough, in addition to having 100 new Pokémon, among which there are some as iconic as Heracross, Ho-Oh, Lugia, Scizor, Tyranitar, or Celebi, it also enabled us to return to Kanto and challenge all of its Gym Leaders. It is the only edition of all those that existed that, from a certain point of view, included two adventures in the same game.


    When you already have two amazing editions, how can you make them even better? By developing a sequel. That is, unlike other generations that featured an enhanced edition, here a direct continuation of Black and White was developed with Pokémon Black 2 and White 2. It’s not that the events pick up where we left off, but that they take place two years after the previous events.

    During that time some areas of Unova have become unreachable and in their place, others have opened their doors with their respective gym leaders. This also meant the arrival of more Pokémon, allowing capturing of over 300 different Pokémons, while some of the characters have a different appearance and Pokémon.

    As for the plot, the goal will be to defeat Team Plasma again, as well as give an important role to N in the storyline. In addition, they added the World Tournament in which trainers and gym leaders from other games would participate in unique and challenging battles.


    Leveraging the graphical leap from X and Y, Game Freak decided to use the same for the Sapphire and Ruby remakes, although it wasn’t the only thing they adopted. Mega Evolutions were also featured in Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby along with new forms for Groudon and Kyogre.

    Unlike Emerald, here each edition again has its plot based on its legendary Pokémon, so overall the Nintendo 3DS adventure is the same as the superb GBA one. One of the most exciting features that enabled us to hop on the backs of Latios or Latias to take to the skies all over Hoenn.

    So that’s it for our list of the best GBA Pokemon Games, we elected to list only 5 pokemon games since for us that’s the middle ground between less & too much, so if you’re thinking of having yourself a new pokemon GBA game this holiday feel free to pick one of the games listed above.

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