Did you know there are many ways to play Pokemon games on a PC? Whether you want the classic Fire Red, or something entirely different lượt thích the Pokemon Trading card Game, they can all be played online.

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To learn how lớn play Pokemon games on a PC, you’ll need khổng lồ brush up on your knowledge on emulators for both the DS and Gameboy first.


How khổng lồ Install An Emulator For Pokemon

If you want to lớn play the official Pokemon games, there are two routes you can take. You can either use a Nintendo DS emulator lớn play games from 2006 to lớn 2017, or use a Gameboy emulator for games before 2006.

The choice is down khổng lồ you, so we’ll be making a guide for both options.

How khổng lồ Play Gameboy Pokemon Games On PC

There are two components for playing a Gameboy Pokemon trò chơi on your PC. The first part is the emulator software that can mimic the Gameboy operating system & software.


The second part is the Pokemon trò chơi to play on the emulator. Lớn begin with, you can start by downloading a good emulator. We’d suggest VBA-M – it’s open source & the most frequently updated.


Once you have downloaded VBA-M, extract the downloaded .zip file to a location you’ll remember. After, double click to lớn run visualboyadvance-m.exe.

Your emulator will now be ready to play Pokemon. But now you’ll need to find the correct ROMs online. A ROM is essentially a virtual version of the trò chơi that needs khổng lồ be loaded into the emulator.


If you’re curious about the legality of downloading emulators, & Nintendo’s stance, you can read up on it on their website. You can find a variety of ROMS for Pokemon and other Nintendo games on Emulator Games. 

Click on a trò chơi you’d lượt thích to play & then click Save Game. A ROM will be downloaded to your PC inside of a .zip file. Vì chưng not extract the .zip file.


Next, return khổng lồ Visualboyadvance-m and click File > Open. Navigate lớn the downloaded .zip file & double click it to xuất hiện it. The game will now run on the emulator and you can play the game freely.

Saving games on an emulator works a little differently. Saving your game using the built-in save system won’t work. Instead, you’ll need khổng lồ click file > Save State và then choose an empty slot.

When playing in the future, you can use File > Load State khổng lồ load up the trò chơi from exactly where you last saved it.

How to Play Nintendo DS Pokemon Games On PC

Playing Nintendo DS Pokemon games on your PC is achieved through the same steps as above. However, you’ll need a Nintendo DS emulator instead. We suggest deSmuME, which is easily the most frequently updated & supported Nintendo DS emulator.

Once you’ve downloaded the emulator, xuất hiện the DeSmuME.exe file on your PC. The exact file name will depend on your downloaded version. Next, visit Emulator Games again và find a DS Pokemon trò chơi to download.

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Once you’ve clicked on a Pokemon game, click the Save Game button and wait for it khổng lồ download.

Next, return khổng lồ DeSmuME & click File > mở cửa ROM. Navigate khổng lồ the downloaded .zip file và double click to xuất hiện it in DeSmuME.

To save your progress whilst playing, you must click File > Save State and click an available slot. In the future, use File > Load State to xuất hiện previously saved games.

How khổng lồ Play Pokemon Games Without An Emulator

If you’d prefer khổng lồ play a Pokemon trò chơi on PC that doesn’t require an emulator, you’ll be happy to lớn hear there are many options available. Some are official releases from Nintendo, & others are third party games.

Pokemon Trading thẻ Game – Official

If you lượt thích the physical Pokemon trading thẻ game, you’ll love the online version too. In fact, with each purchase of a physical Pokemon trading card pack, you’ll get a code thẻ which can be used to mở cửa a pack online too.

The Pokemon trading card game features online battles with strangers, friends, and AI, and there are frequent new pack collections released khổng lồ keep the game play and meta interesting.

PokeMMO – Unofficial

PokeMMO is a tín đồ made unofficial Pokemon multiplayer trò chơi that’s miễn phí to play. You can meet up with other friends in the world và progress through missions, catch Pokemon, and defeat gym leaders together. You can trade Pokemon và battle others, too.

PokeMMO combines four different regions và brings all of the Pokemon from those regions with it and uses graphics similar in style khổng lồ Pokemon Black và White.

Pokemon-Planet – Unofficial

Pokemon-Planet is another fanmade unofficial Pokemon trò chơi you can play online. It features a tín đồ made world that’s bigger than any other Pokemon game. Hundreds of Pokemon from different regions are included and you can catch, train & evolve them just like in the official games. You can build a team in Pokemon-Planet and form a clan of Pokemon trainers and go head khổng lồ head with others online.

Emulator Games – Unofficial

The same trang web we suggested for downloading emulators for Pokemon can also be used khổng lồ play emulators straight from within your browser.

Simply click the link above và find a game you’d like to play. On the trò chơi page, click Play game Online.

The game will load in a small window & you can then play it freely. Khổng lồ save your progress, you must click the Download State button. Keep that saved tệp tin safe. In the future, you’ll need to mở cửa the emulator online again và click Upload State and choose your save file.

With that last suggestion in mind, you now have many options available lớn you lớn play Pokemon games on PC.

If you need any help or advice on using these emulators or Pokemon games, feel free to leave a comment.