User Score
6.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 14
  2. Negative: 2 out of 14

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  1. Aug 12, 2012
    7
    Definitely aimed at the young Pokemon fan base. It includes an exclusive Pichu Bros. episode (broken up into 5 parts) and several other shows, like a game show, news channel, and a shopping channel that you get to watch with Pikachu. However very few of these shows will you actually want to watch more than once. The game also encourages light collecting, and extremely light exploring. By exploring the different areas you get to meet other Pokemon and answer questions they ask you so you can get nice cards (one of the games collectibles). All in all it's not the most exciting thing ever, but younger Pokemaniacs will love this and it will provide countless hours of enjoyment for them, as for older Pokemaniacs it's worth a rental just to play through it and see what it has to offer. Expand
  2. Oct 16, 2012
    10
    This game might look simplistic and childish at first, but when you start to appreciate it for what it is (a kids game), you begin to see how fun it can be. The Pichu Bros. Short is a welcome bonus for those who like the animé. There's plenty of fan service here, from the infamous quizzes to legendary Pokémon cameos (Celebi and Jirachi, anyone?). For the kids, an outstandingly fun game. Adults, please do something better with your time. Collapse
  3. May 16, 2014
    7
    Even though when I look at this game now, I don't really think of it as a game... But because this is supposed to be a kids game, I think its good for what it is! When I was a kid, I used to love this, it used to always keep me entertained, so for what its supposed to be, it does the trick MOST of the time.
  4. Oct 16, 2012
    0
    This game might look simplistic and childish at first, but when you start to appreciate it for what it is (a kids game), you begin to see how fun it can be. The Pichu Bros. Short is a welcome bonus for those who like the animé. There's plenty of fan service here, from the infamous quizzes to legendary Pokémon cameos (Celebi and Jirachi, anyone?). For the kids, an outstandingly fun game. Adults, please do something better with your time. Collapse
Metascore
55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 21
  2. Negative: 6 out of 21
  1. Parents will probably have to play this one along with their toddlers. When they do, they'll find a fun but flawed kid's program.
  2. It's fun for very young kids who may love the pokemon characters but be unable to cope with the complex rpg mechanics of the GBA titles.
  3. As limiting as it may be, the recreation of a Pokemon universe is a delightfully escapist one, but after the first week or so it'll take some serious staying power to keep coming back to your yellow friend. [Mar 2004, p.106]