Founded: 26th April 1989
Tokyo, Japan

GAME FREAK are the main developers of the Pokémon games. Set up originally as a gaming magazine by Satoshi Tajiri and Ken Sugimori, it soon shifted into a video game company with Junichi Masuda and they developed several games for the NES and GameBoy. For many years, they developed the Pokémon games, with the help of Nintendo and Shigeru Miyamoto. Since then, they have become synonymous with Pokémon.

The company has multiple teams working on different projects at the same time and set up the GEAR Project which allows any developer to put together an idea and, if enough people back it, the games will then go into development.

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GAME FREAK has developed 28 Pokémon Games in total.

List of Pokémon Games Developed by GAME FREAK

GamePlatformFirst Release
Pokémon Red / BlueGame BoyFebruary 27th 1996
Pokémon YellowGame BoySeptember 12th 1998
Pokémon Gold / SilverGame Boy ColorNovember 21st 1999
Pokémon CrystalGame Boy ColorDecember 14th 2000
Pokémon Ruby / SapphireGame Boy AdvanceNovember 21st 2002
Pokémon FireRed / LeafGreenGame Boy AdvanceJanuary 28th 2004
Pokémon EmeraldGame Boy AdvanceSeptember 16th 2004
Pokémon Diamond / PearlNintendo DSSeptember 28th 2006
Pokémon PlatinumNintendo DSSeptember 13th 2008
Pokémon HeartGold / SoulSilverNintendo DSSeptember 12th 2009
Pokémon Black / WhiteNintendo DSSeptember 18th 2010
Pokémon Black 2 / White 2Nintendo DSJune 23rd 2012
Pokémon X / YNintendo 3DSOctober 13th 2013
Pokémon Omega Ruby / Alpha SapphireNintendo 3DSNovember 21st 2014
Pokémon Sun / MoonNintendo 3DSNovember 18th 2016
Pokémon Ultra Sun / Ultra MoonNintendo 3DSNovember 17th 2017
Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! / Let's Go, Eevee!Nintendo SwitchNovember 16th 2018
Pokémon Sword / ShieldNintendo SwitchNovember 15th 2019
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond / Shining PearlNintendo SwitchNovember 19th 2021
Pokémon Legends: ArceusNintendo SwitchJanuary 28th 2022
Pokémon Scarlet / VioletNintendo SwitchNovember 18th 2022
Pokémon Legends: Z-ANintendo Switch2025
Pokémon Box: Ruby & SapphireNintendo GamecubeMay 30th 2003
Pokémon Dream RadarNintendo 3DSJune 23rd 2012
Pokémon BankNintendo 3DSDecember 25th 2013
Poké TransporterNintendo 3DSDecember 25th 2013
Pokémon QuestNintendo Switch, iOS, AndroidMay 30th 2018
Pokémon HOMENintendo Switch, iOS, AndroidFebruary 12th 2020