Guys, could you stop derailing the thread?
I come here looking for sugestions of games similar to pokemon and most of the thread is two guys arguing about rumors (that in my opinion are just stupid, that would never happen)
Dragon Island Blue
Wonderful Pokemon-esque style game with a few editions.
It's a bit confusing at first but it's the closest to Pokemon you'll find.
I've beaten the game but there is still an endless dungeon to go through.
There is also an update coming out in 1-3 months adding (I think) PvP and trading.