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. 70
    The almost total lack of interaction makes the title difficult to recommend to many audiences, but if you need to fill out your Pokédex and enjoy watching cute creatures fart on each other, My Pokémon Ranch might be worth a look.
  2. Nintendo Gamer
    70
    It makes a nice Wii Channel. Could have done with something more substantial. [June 2008, p.67]
  3. If you are playing Pokémon Diamond and Pearl and have not completed your Pokédex, then this game will help you and will probably be a lot of fun. However, if you have completed your Pokédex or do not own Diamond or Pearl, then this game is a complete waste.
  4. Only fellow Pokémon fanatics will get a similar level of enjoyment.

Awards & Rankings

38
#38 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2008
User Score
5.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 31 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 31
  2. Negative: 12 out of 31
  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. Jan 17, 2018
    10
    This game was fun and easy to play with my sister everyday. I've always had the dream of becoming a pokemon breeder and this allowed me toThis game was fun and easy to play with my sister everyday. I've always had the dream of becoming a pokemon breeder and this allowed me to get close to realizing my dream. I loved interacting with my pokemon on the ds and trying to collect them all. So fun! Full Review »