Metascore
47

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 10
  2. Negative: 6 out of 10
  1. Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    48
    Even as rabid Pokemon fans we're really struggling to see the point of My Pokemon Ranch. [Aug 2008, p.103]
  2. 40
    The best way to describe My Pokemon Ranch is to say that it’s just a built-in Mii Channel, but now you can watch Pokemon wander around the screen. But that’s just not any where near enough of a draw to plunk down ten bucks.
  3. As long as these audiences keep their expectations in check they may find themselves charmed by this goofy WiiWare title, but everyone else need only look at the screenshots and their gut reaction should let them know where they stand.
  4. Games Master UK
    30
    Not really a game, but even as an application this is pretty flaky stuff. [Sept 2008, p.78]
  5. n-Revolution Magazine UK
    30
    Expensive, pointless, mind-numbingly dull and ugly as hell. Don't be sucked in. [Issue#26, p.80]
  6. Had this been offered as a free (or at least dirt-cheap) bonus download for Pokémon DS owners, the sweet graphics and empty-headed concept might have been charming. At the same price point charged for the sublime "LostWinds" it's a brazen insult, and marks a new low in the exploitation of the Pokémon brand.

Awards & Rankings

44
#44 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2008
User Score
5.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 30 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 30
  2. Negative: 12 out of 30
  1. Snax
    Feb 2, 2009
    9
    THIS IS NOT A GAME. IT IS ALSO NOT A SCREENSAVER.

    It's a freaking storage box for your freaking pokemon. The gamecube version (called,
    THIS IS NOT A GAME. IT IS ALSO NOT A SCREENSAVER.

    It's a freaking storage box for your freaking pokemon. The gamecube version (called, more appropriately, Pokemon Box) just looked like your PC storage interface in the main Pokemon games. It's there just to let you store pokemon, and it does an awesome job at that.
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  2. MarianPetit
    Aug 6, 2008
    10
    I love this game. It's low maintenance and not really a game you play with an enthusiasm. However, I like the idea of growing aI love this game. It's low maintenance and not really a game you play with an enthusiasm. However, I like the idea of growing a 'ranch' and seeing the Mii version of my family and myself relaxing with super cute pokemons in the middle of nowhere - so peaceful! A little bit like Big Brother and you keep going back to see them in the screen again and again. But unlike BB, it's an embarassement free pastime. Highly recommended. Full Review »
  3. Jul 28, 2016
    6
    The game is useful but the game is kinda pointless but fun and entertaining so this game is okay but not the best but its not bad its justThe game is useful but the game is kinda pointless but fun and entertaining so this game is okay but not the best but its not bad its just flawed most of the time. Full Review »