Gotta Catch 'em All: The Top Pokémon Games for Kids

Pokémon video games are a classic favorite for kids and parents alike. The games center around fictional creatures that can be trained for battle and evolve into bigger, better versions. Pokémon games feature only mild cartoon violence, are rated E for everyone and are compatible with Nintendo gaming consoles and Android or iOS devices.

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'Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu!' for Nintendo Switch

Take your partner Pikachu to the Kanto region to catch Pokémon and become a top Pokémon trainer. Players use a throwing motion with the Nintendo Switch Joy-Con to capture their Pokémon and can share the adventure with friends and family by using another Joy-Con to play. ($60; walmart.com)

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'Pokémon Go' for Mobile

"Pokémon Go" is a free downloadable game for Android or iOS that lets players get moving and capture Pokémon in their real-world surroundings. Because this game usually requires walking long distances, parents should accompany young children while they play. It's a great way to get the whole family moving and having fun. ($0; apple.com)

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'Pokémon Let's Go Eevee!' and Poke Ball Bundle for Nintendo Switch

Just like the "Let's Go Pikachu!" version, "Let's Go Eevee!" has players on a journey to become a top Pokémon trainer with Eevee by their side. Use a Joy-Con or the included Poke Ball Plus accessory to capture Pokémon. You can buy the Poke Ball Plus separately to play with "Let's Go Pikachu!" or buy the same bundle for the Pikachu version. ($99; walmart.com)

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'Pokémon Ultra Sun' for Nintendo 3DS

In this Nintendo 3DS game, players catch a train, battle Pokémon and defeat criminals from Team Skull. Players capture Pokémon that level up through training and sometimes evolve into new creatures. "Pokémon Ultra Sun" was co-released with "Pokémon Ultra Moon." ($34; walmart.com)

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'Pokémon Ultra Moon' for Nintendo 3DS

Co-released with "Pokémon Ultra Sun," "Ultra Moon" follows the same journey of catching, training and battling Pokémon, defeating enemies and adding new elements to the classic storyline of the Pokémon franchise. ($39; amazon.com)

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'Detective Pokémon' for Nintendo 3DS

This detective adventure games lets gamers play as Tim Goodman and partner with Pikachu to solve mysteries all over the city. Players get to unravel the strange occurrences, encounter different Pokémon along the way, take notes and enjoy the tough-talking detective Pikachu character. ($35; amazon.com)

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'Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon' for 3DS

This Nintendo 3DS game has players befriend Pokémon and explore constantly changing, mysterious dungeons with them. Players are transformed into Pokémon and sent out to journey in a world filled with Pokémon as they discover the mysteries of the dungeons. ($36; amazon.com)

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'Pokémon Quest'

"Pokémon Quest" is a free digital download for Nintendo Switch and is also available on Android and iOS devices. Players journey in the Pokémon world in search of loot in this action-adventure game. Extra purchases for this game can be made in the Nintendo eShop. ($0; amazon.com)

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