Pokémon Stadium is a strategy video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 64 video game console. It was released in North America on February 29, 2000.
The game was originally intended for the Nintendo 64's DD add-on, but ended up turning into a standard console game after the add-on failed. Using the Transfer Pak accessory that was bundled with the game, players are able to view, organize, store, trade, and battle their own Pokémon uploaded from Pokémon Red, Pokémon Blue, and Pokémon Yellow. One of the main focuses of the game is the completion of the four stadium cups, each of which is a series of three-on-three Pokémon battles against an ordered lineup of opponents. Another battle mode called Gym Leader Castle allows battles against the eight Kanto gym leaders and the Elite Four. Other features of Pokémon Stadium include mini-games, versus-style battles, a hall of fame, compatibility with the Game Boy Printer, and a built-in emulation function for Pokémon Red, Pokémon Blue, and Pokémon Yellow.
Pokémon Stadium went on to become one of the Nintendo 64's best-selling titles, reaching one million copies sold before the end of 2000. Critical reception of the game was mixed, with critics praising the game's visuals but finding fault with the audio quality.
Good game but missing something
The battles in Pokemon Stadium are bright and colourful and at the term were an amazing improvement over the battles on the GameBoy game. The mini games in this game are also really fun. I just feel l...