The Pokémon franchise is over 25 years old, and the best Pokémon games can be a subject of heated debate. 

In fact, the Pokémon game series will move into its ninth generation with the release of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet later this year, making now the perfect time to rank every Pokémon generation to date, from our least to most favorite. That’s right: we call the shots here.