Pokémon Pikachu 2 GS

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Pokémon Pikachu 2
Pokémon Pikachu 2
Basic info
Platform: Self-contained
Category: Virtual pet
Players: Single player
Connectivity: Infrared
Developer: Jupiter Corporation
Publisher: Nintendo
Part of: Generation II peripheral
ESRB: E for Everyone
Release dates
Japan: See Pocket Pikachu Color
North America: October 16, 2000
Australia:  ?
Europe: See Pokémon Pikachu Color
South Korea:  ?
China: N/A
Hong Kong: N/A
Taiwan: N/A
Japanese:  ?
English: Nintendo: Pokémon Pikachu 2

Pokémon Pikachu 2 is a giga-pet toy that was released in the fall of 2000, shortly after the release of Pokémon Gold and Silver for the Game Boy Color. The giga-pet toy is a spin-off of Pokémon Pikachu, which was released in 1998. Unlike the original Pokémon Pikachu, the user does not have to take care of Pikachu. The toy is a step counter, and is designed to look like a Game Boy Color. It also played as the inspiration for the Pokéwalker, which comes bundled with HeartGold and SoulSilver.



The handheld

At the top of the screen on the Pokémon Pikachu 2, there are three icons, the first resembling a clock, the second resembling a gift, and the third resembling two coins. These can be scrolled through using the left and right buttons on the control pad. An icon can be selected by pressing the biggest button, resembling the A-button on the Game Boy Color.


The clock screen allows the user to check how many steps he or she has taken and how many watts he or she has received in the past week.


The gift screen allows the user to check the current amount of watts he or she has, and give watts to Pikachu to buy friendship.


The coin screen allows the user to play a game with Pikachu. The user is shown a card, and must guess whether a second card Pikachu is holding is higher or lower than the first. The coin game works on a "double or nothing" rule, so if the player wins, his or her potential earnings double, but all his or her potential earnings are lost if they lose. The player can opt out of the game after each round to receive his or her earnings.


In Pokémon Pikachu 2, Pikachu cares for itself. At different times of the day, Pikachu performs different daily tasks, such as eating an apple, brushing its teeth, taking a shower, sleeping, exercising, etc.


The user can befriend Pikachu by giving it watts. The Pikachu faces a different direction, depending on whether or not it likes the user. This status can be checked by pressing the button representing the "select" button on the Game Boy Color.

Friendship Status Direction
Stranger (In Poké Ball)
Meanie Backward
Playmates Left
Friends Forward
Best Pals Closely forward


Every time the user takes 20 steps, a watt will be added to the gift screen. These watts can be given to Pikachu to buy its friendship, gambled at the coin screen, or sent to Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal as a Mystery Gift.


A melody can be created in the options menu using notes from A minor through F. The melody can be 64 notes long.

Interactions with Generation II

The giga-pet also communicates with Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal's Mystery Gift feature. To do this, the user would have to have a Game Boy Color, a copy of any one of the three Generation II RPG games, and of course Pokémon Pikachu 2. The user would transfer a chosen amount of watts he or she has, and the amount of watts given to the player of the RPG would result in a different gift.

Item Watts
Eon Mail 50
Berry 100
Bitter Berry 200
Great Ball 300
Max Repel 400
Ether 500
MiracleBerry 600
Gold Berry 700
Elixir 800
Revive 900
Rare Candy 999

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