The Pokémon games are all video games in the Pokémon franchise.
All games in the standard style are considered the base, definitive canon for the Pokémon series. The defining point of where a new generation begins is when a new core series Pokémon game is released with a set of new Pokémon in its Pokédex.
All other parts of Pokémon canon, including but not limited to the Pokémon anime, Pokémon manga, Pokémon Trading Card Game, and the Pokémon Trading Figure Game, are derived from the Pokémon world and concepts set forth in the games. Games are also split between core series games and spin-off games.
In most core games, the player can choose one out of three Pokémon to start their journey with.
Spin-off games give players various options in the way they both obtain and make use of Pokémon.
These games do not strictly follow the style of the core series games, but they connect directly with them, allowing the player to send Pokémon between it and a core series game (whether to, from, or both ways).
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