Nearly every mainline Pokémon game has changed up how we engage in battles alongside our favorite little (nongendered) guys. Whether pitting multiple monsters against each other at once or full transformations for your team, each Pokémon game puts a specific twist on its fights. But even though the series has seen different gimmicks come and go, fans still have a lot of feelings about which of these are best, and still fight about them to this day. So now let’s take on the Gigantamax task of ranking them.
Welcome to Exp. Share, Kotaku’s Pokémon column in which we dive deep to explore notable characters, urban legends, communities, and just plain weird quirks from throughout the Pokémon franchise.