The weird world of bootleg Pokémon games on PC

These fan-made Pokémon games are darker, stranger, and more social than their inspiration.  

By: Adam Brough

By: Jeremy Peel

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Pokémon games don't typically come to PC, but that won't stop PC gamers from making their own.

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Pokémon Fusion Generation

Fusion is an RPG where your pocket monsters are combined in monstrous science experiments to make new, freaky hybrid Pokémon.

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Pokémon Snakewood

Snakewood is the Pokémon game for edgelords, pitting your Pokémon directly against trainers, and reducing the series’ idyllic setting to an apocalyptic horrorscape.

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Pokémon Reborn

A Pokémon game that opens with a train explosion rather than mom packing you a lunch. Pokémon are dying off and the world is a polluted mess. Have fun! 

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Pokémon Planet

It’s a wonder there's yet to be a Pokémon MMO. Pokémon Planet aims to fill that void.

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Pokémon Adventure

It's just bootleg Pokémon Mario.

While they're legal to play, bootleg Pokémon games aren't exactly legal to make and distribute.

Gotta catch 'em all (before Nintendo's lawyers do)!

Find our impressions of each Pokémon bootleg at