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  • Summary: Hundreds of Pokémon in Three-mendous 3-D! What's sweeter than victory in a Pokémon battle! Victory in a 3-D arena on the N64™! Set your strategy and stand back while your Pokémon battle it out. You can even set the Pokémon you've trained--fully rendered inHundreds of Pokémon in Three-mendous 3-D! What's sweeter than victory in a Pokémon battle! Victory in a 3-D arena on the N64™! Set your strategy and stand back while your Pokémon battle it out. You can even set the Pokémon you've trained--fully rendered in 3-D and ready for battle! Expand
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Daily Radar
    88
    It looks pretty, and is an impressive game -- but is ONLY for Pokemon fiends.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Really, the whole cartridge is more like an added gimmick to the Game Boy games than an actual stand alone product.
  7. 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.

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  1. Positive: 40 out of 51
  2. Negative: 3 out of 51
  1. 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.
  2. DavidC.
    Jul 19, 2002
    10
    It rocks!! I like the mini games the most:P
  3. AntonioF.
    Oct 23, 2005
    10
    It is Pokemon Gold Silver and Crystal. In glorius 3d battles. With awesome new modes. You can play pkmn on your tv. It rocks. Yeah, im It is Pokemon Gold Silver and Crystal. In glorius 3d battles. With awesome new modes. You can play pkmn on your tv. It rocks. Yeah, im talkin' to you, Mr "Ohhh pkmn is stupid i might go play the horrible game of digimon". In two words... IT ROCKS!!!! Expand
  4. Jun 16, 2020
    9
    At the time, this game had the best graphics among all video games. That's incredible in every sense of the word given that it featured allAt the time, this game had the best graphics among all video games. That's incredible in every sense of the word given that it featured all 250 pokemon, and that the N64 cartridges suffered from a severe lack of megabytes to work with. Speaking of cartridges, this game's cartridge came in beautiful gold & silver, the namesakes of the main pokemon games of that generation; Generation 2. The most expansive generation ever to bless the pokemon franchise in terms of depth, tweaks, and rich features, all of which can be transferred to Pokemon Stadium 2. Unfortunately, one was required to have a gameboy color and some-accessory-that-I-haven't-found-in-local-shops to be able to transfer the necessary team to 100% the game, otherwise it's quite literally impossible. That said you can manage to play through a satisfying amount with the 240+ intentionally weak pokemon provided. I personally have always been frustrated that I just simply am not allowed to 100% it. Back then, a progress-paywall was unheard of outside of this game.

    A masterpiece, if only.
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  5. May 1, 2020
    9
    Probably one of the best pokemon games ever created. Spectacular dubbing of commentators in the fighting !!. Fun mini-games and lots ofProbably one of the best pokemon games ever created. Spectacular dubbing of commentators in the fighting !!. Fun mini-games and lots of tournaments, without forgetting that we can play the version of pokemon red / blue or gold / silver on our television by putting the cartridge of the gameboy in the adapter that is included with the game. Inexplicably, no desktop console pokemon game has surpassed the quality of this to date. Expand
  6. Mar 27, 2017
    8
    This game improves on Pokémon Stadium in every way except one: You can't use the GB Tower speed boost on Gold, Silver or Crystal until AFTERThis game improves on Pokémon Stadium in every way except one: You can't use the GB Tower speed boost on Gold, Silver or Crystal until AFTER clearing the Elite Four in that cartridge's save file. And you cannot transfer Pokémon from other games to a Gen II game until that game's save file has at least 150 mons in the Pokédex.

    It's a blast to plow through a Gen I game at 4x speed and beat everything in an afternoon, especially when you can transfer a team over from a different game and have a custom team from early on. But this capability was taken away from Gen II games, probably in an attempt to keep things fair in the competitive scene back in the day. It's kind of a crappy limitation, so you should be aware of it before putting dozens of hours into unlocking Dodrio mode like I did.
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  7. KevinG.
    Aug 27, 2001
    0
    I thought it stunk.

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#3 Most Discussed N64 Game of 2001
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#4 Most Shared N64 Game of 2001