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    Pokémon Stadium

    Game » consists of 3 releases. Released Apr 30, 1999

    Pokémon Stadium is the second in a series of console Pokémon battling games in Japan and the first installment for the rest of the world. Players can transfer their rosters from the first generation of games to battle it out in a 3D environment.

    Short summary describing this game.

    Pokémon Stadium last edited by BrianLu765 on 05/17/19 06:03PM View full history

    Overview

    Battle your Pokémon...IN 3-D!!!
    Battle your Pokémon...IN 3-D!!!

    Pokémon Stadium is quite simply the battle aspect of Pokémon in full 3D for the Nintendo 64. It applied all the rules that the Game Boy games had in the battles. The original 151 Pokémon are used in this first entry for the franchise as your goal in the game is to beat all the cups varied by level, Pokémon gyms, and Mewtwo on all the difficulties provided twice.

    There are also mini-games included as a distraction from all the battling. A new piece of hardware for the N64, the Transfer Pak, came bundled with the game. This uniquely shaped peripheral is plugged like the Rumble and Controller Paks gives you the ability to use your own Pokémon from the Game Boy games into battle, which sparked the beginning of console to hand-held connectivity for Nintendo.

    If you don't have Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow, you can use rental Pokémon provided in the game, but with rentals the difficulty is higher. Also with the Transfer Pak, you can play the Game Boy games on your Nintendo 64 with the ability to speed up the game to train more Pokémon that can be moved from the game to the boxes Stadium has available. Pokémon Stadium series eventually had sequels to follow up with each generation of Game Boy Pokémon games.

    Modes

    Stadium

    The place where tournaments are in Pokémon Stadium are held. There are four different types types of cups in the mode. Each has their own set of distinct rules and level requirements for the Pokémon involved. The player must register a set of 6 Pokémon to enter a tournament. A total of 10 different sets are allowed at a time. Pokémon can be taken from one of the Game Boy cartridges or using the rental method mentioned above. Once a player picks a set, a tournament of eight battles starts. At the beginning of each battle, both the computer and player picks three Pokémon.

    • Poke Cup - Pokémon at levels 50-55 are allowed to participate
    • Petit Cup - Pokémon at levels 25-30 are allowed to participate
    • Pika Cup - Pokémon at levels 15 -20 are allowed to participate
    • Prime Cup - Pokémon at all levels are allowed to participate

    Free Battle

    One to four players battle with a set of rules from the one of the Cups in Stadium Mode.

    Gym Leader Castle

    Players battle the eight gym leaders from the first three Game Boy games in succession. Like the hand held game, before battling the leader themselves, the player must battle a few of their cronies first.

    Victory Palace

    The player may look at statues of the Pokémon used to win tournaments in Stadium Mode here.

    GB Tower

    Let your GB Pokémon fight on the TV!
    Let your GB Pokémon fight on the TV!

    In the GB Tower, players can play the Game Boy Pokémon games using the Transfer Pak included with the game. Each of the games has an overlay on the screen during gameplay, similar to the Super Game Boy overlays on the SNES. The games that can be played with the Transfer Pak are Pokémon Red, Pokémon Blue and Pokémon Yellow.

    Pokemon Lab

    With Professor Oak's help, you can check your Pokédex, organize items and even trade Pokémon. This mode requires a Game Boy Pokémon cartridge and the Transfer Pak.

    Kids Club

    The mode where the mini-games in Pokémon Stadium are held. There are 9 mini-games in all. Each game is 4 players. If four players are not present the computer takes over the remaining slots.

    Some adorable Rattatas running.
    Some adorable Rattatas running.
    • Magikarp's Splash - The goal of this game is to make your Magikarp to splash high enough to hit the counter at the top of the screen. To do this, the player must press and hold the A button. Press the A button as it lands for quick splashes. The player with the most hits at the end wins.
    • Clefairy Says - This game very similar to a good game of Simon Says, but filled with Clefairies. Arrows come up on a chalkboard in back of the room and the player must press the D-pad in the right order of the arrows. If not, a Clefairy dressed as a teacher bops you on the head for each incorrect answer.
    • Run, Rattata, Run - This is a racing game that puts four Rattatas against each other. Players must repeatedly tap the A button to get their Ratatata moving on their treadmill. Obstacles sometimes come up causing the player to press the D-pad to jump.
    • Thundering Dynamo - The goal of this game is to fully charge the Electric-type Pokémon given to you. To do this, players must press the right button at the right time. When the lamp in the back is green, the B button is pressed and when the button is blue, the A button is pressed. If the player presses the wrong button, its power drains.
    • Snore Wars - While playing this game, the player controls one of four Drowzees in a circle. A pendulum is swinging back and forth between them. The goal of the game is to press the A button, while the pendulum hits the red needle in the middle to cast Hypnosis. The last one awake wins.
    • Dig! Dig! Dig! - The player controls a Sandshrew digging its way to victory in this game. By pressing the L and R buttons the players makes the Sandshrew dig faster. The first one to hit water wins.
    • Sushi - Go - Round - The player controls a Lickitung trying to eat as much as it can in this game. The player moves the Lickitung with the analog stick and eats food with the A button. Each food has a certain price associated to it. Some pieces are hot and can incapacitate the Lickitung for a while. The most expensive dinner wins.
    • Rock Harden - Watch out for the boulders! The player takes control a Bug-type Pokémon in this game. When a boulder is coming towards the Pokémon press the A button to use Harden. Each Pokémon has HP and it drains with each hit by a boulder or use of Harden.
    • Ekans' Hoop Hurl - The goal of this game is to get as many Ekans-made hoops on the Digletts as possible. By using the D-pad the player moves the Ekans and flicking the analog stick tosses it. The harder the flick the farther the it goes. Golden Digletts are worth more points.

    Pokédex

    1. Bulbasaur

    2. Ivysaur

    3. Venusaur

    4. Charmander

    5. Charmeleon

    6. Charizard

    7. Squirtle

    8. Wartortle

    9. Blastoise

    10. Caterpie

    11. Metapod

    12. Butterfree

    13. Weedle

    14. Kakuna

    15. Beedrill

    16. Pidgey

    17. Pidgeotto

    18. Pidgeot

    19. Rattata

    20. Raticate

    21. Spearow

    22. Fearow

    23. Ekans

    24. Arbok

    25. Pikachu

    26. Raichu

    27. Sandshrew

    28. Sandslash

    29. Nidoran (Female)

    30. Nidorina

    31. Nidoqueen

    32. Nidoran (Male)

    33. Nidorino

    34. Nidoking

    35. Clefairy

    36. Clefable

    37. Vulpix

    38. Ninetales

    39. Jigglypuff

    40. Wigglytuff

    41. Zubat

    42. Golbat

    43. Oddish

    44. Gloom

    45. Vileplume

    46. Paras

    47. Parasect

    48. Venonat

    49. Venomoth

    50. Diglett

    51. Dugtrio

    52. Meowth

    53. Persian

    54. Psyduck

    55. Golduck

    56. Mankey

    57. Primeape

    58. Growlithe

    59. Arcanine

    60. Poliwag

    61. Poliwhirl

    62. Poliwrath

    63. Abra

    64. Kadabra

    65. Alakazam

    66. Machop

    67. Machoke

    68. Machamp

    69. Bellsprout

    70. Weepinbel

    71. Victreebel

    72. Tentacool

    73. Tentacruel

    74. Geodude

    75. Graveler

    76. Golem

    77. Ponyta

    78. Rapidash

    79. Slowpoke

    80. Slowbro

    81. Magnemite

    82. Magneton

    83. Farfetch’d

    84. Doduo

    85. Dodrio

    86. Seel

    87. Dewgong

    88. Grimer

    89. Muk

    90. Shellder

    91. Cloyster

    92. Gastly

    93. Haunter

    94. Gengar

    95. Onix

    96. Drowzee

    97. Hypno

    98. Krabby

    99. Kingler

    100. Voltorb

    101. Electrode

    102. Exeggcute

    103. Exeggutor

    104. Cubone

    105. Marowak

    106. Hitmonlee

    107. Hitmonchan

    108. Lickitung

    109. Koffing

    110. Weezing

    111. Rhyhorn

    112. Rhydon

    113. Chansey

    114. Tangela

    115. Kangaskhan

    116. Horsea

    117. Seadra

    118. Goldeen

    119. Seaking

    120. Staryu

    121. Starmie

    122. Mr. Mime

    123. Scyther

    124. Jynx

    125. Electabuzz

    126. Magmar

    127. Pinsir

    128. Tauros

    129. Magikarp

    130. Gyarados

    131. Lapras

    132. Ditto

    133. Eevee

    134. Vaporeon

    135. Jolteon

    136. Flareon

    137. Porygon

    138. Omanyte

    139. Omastar

    140. Kabuto

    141. Kabutops

    142. Aerodactyl

    143. Snorlax

    144. Articuno

    145. Zapdos

    146. Moltres

    147. Dratini

    148. Dragonair

    149. Dragonite

    150. Mewtwo

    151. Mew

    64DD Roots

    The game was originally planned to be released for Nintendo's failed hardware add-on for the N64, the 64DD. After it became apparent that the 64DD would not be a commercial success, Pokémon Stadium was moved to standard cartridge format. An expansion disc was also planned for the 64DD game and got canceled in the hardware move.

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