Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. The extensive Pokedex and library reference guide are almost worth the price of admission alone. Add to that, the capability of the Transfer Pak to access Pokemon from the Game Boy versions and things really begin looking up.
  2. It looks pretty, and is an impressive game -- but is ONLY for Pokemon fiends.
  3. Really, the whole cartridge is more like an added gimmick to the Game Boy games than an actual stand alone product.
  4. If you swear by Pokemon, have attached a surname of Wuggly to your name, or are one of the many who want me dead for calling these creatures "silly," then you'll probably like it.
  5. 90
    Pokémon fans can't go wrong with Stadium 2. You can work out your home-grown Pokémon in N64 color, and the Transfer Pak enables you to play any Game Boy Pokémon game on a big screen.
  6. One of the most rounded and comprehensive packages you're ever likely to see, something that makes it worthy of recommendation to all discerning Pokefans out there.
  7. Granted, I fell asleep playing it.
  8. If you do have a Transfer Pak, want to get more out of Gold or Silver, and enjoy a lot of battling, then Stadium 2 is a complete package and is definitely worth picking up.
  9. Probably the biggest problem with Pokemon Stadium 2 is its longevity. The entire game is based around battles. There is no adventure or quest to go on like in the Game Boy games.
  10. The best new feature is the school... There's no more need for those huge strategy books--this mode covers everything and reinforces it in a way no book could.
  11. There’s no way the game will appeal to those who can’t stand Pokemon. There’s just not enough to make the game stretch that far.
  12. 75
    The Pokemon Academy section of the game was brilliant, and the mini-games are a lot more fun. What it boils down to is this: Did you play through Gold or Silver? Did you enjoy battling? If so, you will love this game. If you did not, pass.
User Score
8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 83 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 45
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 45
  3. Negative: 4 out of 45
  1. Nov 8, 2011
    7
    Choose your own Pokemon team and battle with nearly 250 Pokemon available. Great graphics and a large amount of replay value makes this game a winner for both gamers and Pokemon fans! Full Review »
  2. BradR.
    Jul 18, 2006
    10
    I played thousands of games but never pokmon games but i wantd to try it and the graphics are awsome and everything else was amasing.
  3. NathanW.
    Jan 20, 2004
    9
    The game is really good but if you could ad things like a questto unlock things in the game then i'd have to give it a 10.