In 2016, Pokémon is back—and in a big way. Nintendo scored big with the massive popularity of the mobile device game Pokémon Go, and these two new RPG titles for the Nintendo 3DS are capitalizing on that buzz. Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon were released into the wild in November 2016, and fans have been scrambling to catch them all ever since. You may feel that if you've played one Pokémon game, you've played them all—but we encourage you to give Pokémon Sun and Moon a chance. Several new features have been added which tweak the traditional Pokémon formula—like "Z-moves" and "Alola form." The 3D graphics are gorgeous, which you'll enjoy as you use a new option to take in-game snapshots of your Pokémon.
If you've played the Virtual Console versions of Pokémon Red, Yellow, or Blue, you'll be pleased to learn that you can transfer those creatures to your Sun or Moon game via the Pokémon Bank. And finally, Nintendo finally listened to the hordes of begging Pokémon fans and gave us "Pokémon Refresh," which allows you to actually feed and care for your Pokémon. With all these awesome features, it's no wonder that this pair of games have been so widely acclaimed. So give Pokémon Sun or Moon a try this year, and prepare to experience what some critics are calling the "best Pokémon games [...] ever produced."