What are the best fan-made Pokemon games?

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  1. 1141

    #1Pokemon Planet

    Pokemon Planet

    Pokemon Planet is one of the most well known fan-made Pokemon games. It is a Pokemon MMORPG where you can discover and explore bigger areas than the official Pokemon game.

    Games

    Online

    Free

    Joshua Watkins
    Written on June 3, 2019
    "Y'all be saying that this is the best fan made pokemon game when this is just a scam link, don't even try it."
  2. 226

    #2Pokemon Insurgence

    Pokemon Insurgence

    Pokemon Insurgence is a fan-made Pokemon game that you can play with your friends. It has a gritty storyline filled with cultist leaders and experimentation. You can mix DNA of two Pokemon to create a third.

    Games

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Matthew Long
    Written on June 3, 2019
    "Amazing game, gameplay is ncie, difficulty is leveled out but the leving pacing throws me off. Other than that, this is defintiely one of the better pokemon fan games. 👍"
  3. 124

    #3Pokemon Reborn

    Pokemon Reborn

    Pokemon Reborn is a Pokemon fan game for computer desktop. Its storyline is about entering a world filled with black smog and acidic water, and crime is everywhere and the player is the hero.

    Games

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Ao Shi
    Written on June 11, 2019
    "As someone who is into games because of characters and the plot I believe that this has a nice and balanced story-based plot. And yes the game is meant to be hard (which is challenging to me and loving it)"

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    #4Pokemon Uranium

    Pokemon Uranium

    Pokemon Uranium is an RPG fan-made Pokemon desktop game. The game focuses on the story of a young Pokemon trainer attempting to uncover the secrets of a nuclear explosion in the Tandor region.

    Games

    Web

    Free

    Ethan Roberts
    Written on September 28, 2018
    "Recently just discovered this game and so far i like it. (that is coming from a huge Pokemon fan) IMO this game is a bit more mature than other Pokemon games out there because there are adult-y stuff on it. And i heard there is a new element in this called nuclear pokemon which I am yet to find. This are just my observations after playing this for just a week i might change my views on this though"
  2. 82

    #5Pokemon Fire Ash

    Pokemon Fire Ash

    Pokemon Fire Ash is a fan-made Pokemon game made in RPGMaker XP and Pokemon Essentials v15. The story follows the adventures of Ash Ketchum throughout his journey in the anime.

    Games

    Windows

    Free

    Jesse Wallace
    Written on September 28, 2018
    "This looks a lot like a remake of Gen 1 Yellow the first time i played this on my PC. I wanted to play it on my Android phone and i read on Youtube that you need an emulator to do that and most people say that i need to download the RGSS Player so i'll try that. And i'll get back on this. But still i like this game that is why i want to play it on my andorid phone"
  3. 78

    #6Pokemon Rejuvenation

    Pokemon Rejuvenation

    Pokemon Rejuvenation is a fan made game created by YouTuber SuperJanBro, commonly known as Jan on the Reborn forums. This is an episodic game and the spiritual successor to the Pokemon Reborn. 

    Games

    Windows

    Free

    Akin Elahi
    Written on December 11, 2018
    "One of the most spicy competitive game.But i think it would need a couple of updates to be completed "
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    #7Pokemon Zeta and Omicron

    Pokemon Zeta and Omicron

    Pokemon Zeta and Omicron are fan-made Pokemon video games developed using RPGMXP featuring all 649 Pokemon of the first five generations which can be enjoyed in approximately 80 hours of playtime. This game is currently in public beta. 

    Games

    Windows

    Free

    Héctor Espinoza
    Written on June 11, 2019
    "Every time a new Pokemon fan-made game comes out I am always disappointed. Well because most of the new games will claim that they added a new Pokemon but then it turns out they did. But with this game I was really thrilled that they offered something new. "
  5. 42

    #8Pokemon MMO 3D

    Pokemon MMO 3D

    Pokemon MMO 3D is a fan made video game created by Poke with real-time battles made by pokeFans where players discover a real-time combat system by controlling their Pokemon and play with people from all around the world.

    Games

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    Free

    Benjamin Phillips
    Written on June 11, 2019
    "Pokemon MMO 3D became a part of my life. I've been playing this game ever since its release. One of the best fan made pokemon games out there that i played. although it had been years since its release i still play this from time to time. "
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    #9Pokemon Mega Adventure

    Pokemon Mega Adventure

    Pokemon Mega Adventure is a fan-made Pokemon game created in RPGMaker XP and Pokemon Essentials v16.2. 721 where you will encounter some Pokemon and Gen 7 Pokemon, and many more features.


    Games

    Windows

    Free

    Grace Murphy
    Written on September 18, 2017
    "Could be a good fan-made Pokemon game but I'd be a little hesitant to download it until I'd done some research to see at least a few people who've downloaded it without a virus or other problem. There is a wiki and chat but their Pokemon-VN_works link at the top right leads to a 404 page not found error, which gives me less confidence in the product and the site."
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    #10UnovaRPG Pokemon Online

    UnovaRPG Pokemon Online
    UnovaRPG Pokemon Online, previously known as Pokemon Indigo, is a free MMORPG Pokemon online game which needs a registration to play, wherein you can set up your team and start battling online.
    Games

    Online

    Free

    Keith Johnston
    Written on September 28, 2018
    "First of all i just want to clarify that UnovaRPG is perfectly safe and yes i have been a member of this online game for a couple of years already. And yes you def need to register before you could play this and it is even available on mobile version. Anyway so tha game is so fun to play and you can even add friends. "
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    #11PokeMMO

    PokeMMO

    PokeMMO is a free-to-play massively multiplayer online game based on the anime and video game series Pokémon. It can be played on Windows, macOS and Linux computers, as well as Android devices via APK.

    Games

    Android, Windows, Mac, Linux

    Free

    Charles Warren
    Written on January 24, 2019
    "Amazing fan hack/emulator with Kanto, Hoenn, and Unova all playable and added mmo features like battling/trading, globat trade link, teams, events and so forth!"
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    #12Pokemon Light Platinum Version

    Pokemon Light Platinum Version

    Pokemon Light Platinum Version is a ROM hack version of the famous Pokemon Ruby Version for Game Boy Advance. It was created by WesleyFG in 2009 and had its own storyline that became one of the most famous ROM hacks of Pokemon.

    Games

    Windows

    Free

    Gilberto Alvarado
    Written on June 3, 2019
    "Graphics is great! There are a lot of Pokemon in this one, from four different generations and it uses the classic battle system which is great. My most favorite fan made pokemon game,"
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    #13Pokemon Reborn Dusk Edition

    Pokemon Reborn Dusk Edition

    Pokemon Reborn Dusk Edition is a fanmade Pokemon game online. The players of Pokemon Reborn can become a trainer and battle, auction, and bet in order to level up their Pokemon and get the best items.

    Games

    Online

    Free

    Cruz Gaming
    Written on June 21, 2019
    "If you like the old school text based RPG, with competitive gameplay as a trainer. You should definitely play Pokemon Dusk RPG, The game has an interesting concept, and with a level 50,000 limit for your Pokemon, you'll never run out of things to do. It also has a concept of introducing different types/genre of Pokemon with battle bonuses. The community of the game is great and friendly, they feature their own Forums & Discord. Consider joining The New Rockets @ https://pkmnreborn.com, run by yours truly pokemon fans, and just enjoy yourselves! Adieu!"
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    #14Pokemon Ruby Destiny: Reign Of Legends

    Pokemon Ruby Destiny: Reign Of Legends

    Pokemon Ruby Destiny: Reign Of Legends is a fan-made game by destinedjagold. Created in 2016, it features the Pokemon game Ruby Destiny series which is available on Google Drive. 

    Games

    Windows

    Free

    Angélica Guerrero
    Written on April 17, 2019
    "Tried this when it was released. It was okay. Not the best fan-made pokemon game but will do as a fan-made game"

Summary

Best What are the best fan-made Pokemon games
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Pokemon PlanetGames 1141 Free
2Pokemon InsurgenceGames 226 Free
3Pokemon RebornGames 124 Free
4Pokemon UraniumGames 122 Free
5Pokemon Fire AshGames 82 Free
6Pokemon RejuvenationGames 78 Free
7Pokemon Zeta and OmicronGames 56 Free
8Pokemon MMO 3DGames 42 Free
9Pokemon Mega AdventureGames 41 Free
10UnovaRPG Pokemon OnlineGames 32 Free
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