How to Play Pokemon Games on PC

RECOMMENDED: Click here to fix Windows errors and optimize system performance

Wouldn’t it be great if you could play all your favourite Pokémon games on your PC? You can do this with ROMs and emulators. ROMs are digital copies of game cartridges, while emulators are applications that simulate game consoles. You will need to download a separate emulator for each game console you wish to simulate on your PC.

For Pokémon, these are Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS. You can also play ROMs online with an online emulator without having to download anything. This guide will show you how to play Pokémon games using an emulator on your Windows computer.

To learn how to play Pokémon games on the PC, you’ll first need to refresh your knowledge of emulators for the DS and Gameboy.

How to Play Nintendo DS Pokémon Games on a PC

To play Nintendo DS Pokemon games on your PC, follow the same steps as described above. However, you will need a Nintendo DS emulator instead. We recommend deSmuME, the most frequently updated and supported Nintendo DS emulator.

Once you have downloaded the emulator, open the DeSmuME.exe file on your PC. The exact name of the file depends on the version you have downloaded. Then visit Emulator Games again and find a Pokemon DS game to download.

September 2021 Update:

We now recommend using this tool for your error. Additionally, this tool fixes common computer errors, protects you against file loss, malware, hardware failures and optimizes your PC for maximum performance. You can fix your PC problems quickly and prevent others from happening with this software:

  • Step 1 : Download PC Repair & Optimizer Tool (Windows 10, 8, 7, XP, Vista – Microsoft Gold Certified).
  • Step 2 : Click “Start Scan” to find Windows registry issues that could be causing PC problems.
  • Step 3 : Click “Repair All” to fix all issues.


Then go back to DeSmuME and click File > Open ROM. Navigate to the downloaded .zip file and double-click it to open it in DeSmuME.

To save your progress during the game, you must click File > Save Status and click on an available slot. In the future, you will be able to use File > Load Status to open previously saved games.

Playing Pokemon ROMs Online

It’s the popular way to play Pokémon. The player doesn’t need to download an emulator to play the Pokémon game. The method is simple. Just go to this link. This website offers both ROMs and emulators for playing Pokémon. To play Pokémon online, you can simply use this website, and it’s completely free for everyone.

Now go to the search bar and enter Pokémon. You’ll then find a result for the Pokémon title available for download. Select the Pokémon game of your choice from the list and click it. You’ll find two options. Do not select the “Download ROM” option. You must select the “Play ROM Online” option. Click the second option to start the game.

A window will open to launch the game. Let it run for a few minutes. It will take some time for the game to initialize. There is an icon in the lower left corner of the window. Click on this icon. It makes the user look like the game controller. It’s time to bring the display to its maximum size. Click on the icon for a full view.

You can play this game in full screen mode. You can also save the game status on your computer. Just click on the download button and the download will start on your PC. You can download the saved game by simply downloading the file.


The popular “Pokemon” series of video games is usually played on Nintendo systems such as the Gameboy Advance and Nintendo DS, but can also be played on a computer with a legitimate copy of the game. This is done by using an emulator and ROM software that mimics your portable system on the computer, allowing you to play your games on your PC.

RECOMMENDED: Click here to troubleshoot Windows errors and optimize system performance