Nintendo is overprotective of their videogame properties and sometimes they don’t even make any sense. There are no official Pokemon games on Android, and it’s a shame. Nintendo can make boatloads of money just by releasing their best games on Android.
I’m willing to pay even 15 bucks just to get my hand on an official product. As you might have guessed from the name of the article, these games are almost Pokemon games on Android, but at the end of the day, they are still “almost” there.
The Google Play Store has a lot of games that are directly inspired by major video game franchise. Pokemon is kind of a big deal both in the East and West, so it’s no surprise that there are a lot of games that try to mimic it.
I’ll be honest; there are absolutely no games that capture the full experience of being a Pokemon trainer and running around fighting duels. I know, this is pretty disappointing if you were in the market for a full Pokemon game. However, if you absolutely must have a Pokemon game on your device, I recommend learning how to run Gameboy Advance Games on Android.
Note: The 5 almost Pokemon Games on Android were tested on a Samsung Galaxy Note III smartphone. The games worked fine, and no major bugs were faced during testing. These games have some elements of a full-on Pokémon game, but they will not be able to capture the full experience.
1. Bulu Monster
This game has some of the best-looking monsters around, some of them even surpass original Pokemon in cuteness and detail. The game comes with 150 base monsters that can be leveled up. However, I found that grinding for levels later in the game can be a bit hard.
The game allows you to run around different arenas and fighting other trainers. The game is 2D, but the 2.5D view of the battlefield really makes it stand out from the crowd. But, Bulu Monster comes with a unique feature that makes it a must have for any Pokemon fan, that is online multiplayer. You can easily challenge your friends or strangers in monster duels online.
Until Nintendo decides to wise up and release an actual Pokemon game for our preferred platform, we will be playing these almost Pokemon games on Android. Or we can install emulators and run the original games on our devices. Here is a handy guide to help you in playing Pokemon games on your Android.
If you have any questions, suggestions or opinions about the games listed here, feel free to talk to me in the comments. Now I have some other “catching em all” things to do, see you on the other side.