Pokémon Stadium

Pokémon Stadium

released on Apr 30, 1999

Pokémon Stadium

released on Apr 30, 1999

In the game's Stadium Mode, one player competes in 80 different battles, divided into four tournaments. Beat the Stadium Mode and you're in for a bonus battle against the ultimate Pokémon warrior, Mewtwo, as well as a secret mode that gives you 80 brand-new, and devilishly tough battles. There is virtually no way you can beat the secret mode without having trained your own, elite Pokémon. One to four players compete against each other or the computer in a no-holds-barred battle with customizable rules. You can select rental Pokémon for these battles -- but that makes them much too predictable since their selection of techniques isn't determined by the trainer. You can also select quick and easy versus and random battles.


Also in series

Pokémon Battle Revolution
Pokémon Battle Revolution
Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness
Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness
Pokémon Colosseum
Pokémon Colosseum
Pokémon Stadium 2
Pokémon Stadium 2
Pocket Monsters Stadium
Pocket Monsters Stadium

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This is a hard game to review, because the experience is probably VERY different depending on how you play it. Just casually battling friends and playing mini games? Super simple, charming game! Using an actual GB cartridge to use and manage your own team? Probably a fantastic experience, and an excellent expansion! Battling through the entire game, and reaching the credits, with only rental Pokémon? Absolute Hell Nightmare.

I swear this game cheats. The RNG is insanely weighted against you, and all the rental Pokémon have terrible moves. Even when I picked perfect teams and did EVERYTHING right, a lot of the final, late game tournaments and bosses still felt gambling. That being said, I'm glad I stuck with it.

This was a game I had as a kid, and mainly used for the mini games and free battle. Coming back to it as an adult during a big Pokémon kick? I wanted to see everything it had to offer! All the trophies, arenas, cool ways the menu changes as you progress, etc. As much as it SUCKED to get through, I think it was personally worth it for me. I got to see a new side of a game I thought I was super familiar with! But now I'm free to play Stadium 2, which I'll actually be able to get the most out of since I'm currently playing through Crystal for the first time!

And no, I'm not even going to ATTEMPT Round 2 lmao

This game really blue-balled me at the time and made me wish for a full-on 3D Pokémon game, but its interesting suite of Transfer Pak features and fun minigames eased the disappointment a bit.

I remember seeing TV commercials for this game when I was a kid. My mind was absolutely blown away by the graphics, the attack animations, and the vast variety of Pokémon I saw on the screen, to the point where the images are still vivid in my memory. I begged my parents for a Nintendo 64 and a copy of this game that Christmas that I never got. 

Playing it this year on the Nintendo online service... Was a surreal experience. Today is absolutely nothing special, and I could not care less about its gameplay.

Not that I dislike the 1 on 1 combat Pokémon format; that's in fact my favorite aspect of every mainline game, but the moveset each rental Pokémon has is extremely limited, and the enemy ones are not any more interesting either. This is definitely a game that was meant to be experienced by linking your GameBoy save file, because what the game has to offer without it is very basic. 

I do have to admit that the enemy AI is very impressive though, as it's constantly trying to outsmart the player. It's a lot more challenging than the mainline games, that's for sure.

As a kid, I would have loved it. As an adult, I think it was just a noble attempt. Growing up is really something, isn't it?

Na época, foi inovador o 3D de Pokemon.. Só batalhas muito daora, + Gincana, principalmente para nós felizardos que jogamos na infância com os amigos.

Interessante, são basicamente batalhas pokemon onde você pode escolher qualquer time que quiser. Legal pra passar o tempo

So much fun as a party game. The minigames and versus mode are old favorites of mine.