Pokémon Stadium 2
Pokémon Stadium 2 (Japanese: ポケモンスタジアム 金銀 Pokémon Stadium Gold and Silver) is the sequel to Pokémon Stadium, bringing the Generation II Pokémon into full 3D for the first time. Like its predecessor, it is for the Nintendo 64 and allows players to upload and battle their Pokémon from Pokémon Red, Blue, Yellow, Gold, Silver, and Crystal with the use of a Transfer Pak. The game takes place in White City and has several modes and battle styles. The Japanese version also has the capability to use the Pokémon Mobile System from the Japanese version of Pokémon Crystal.
White City is the home of a large Pokémon Stadium, a state of the art laboratory, a prestigious Pokémon academy and much more.
Number of Players: One
Pokémon may either be rented or uploaded from an attached game cartridge. Eight trainers must be defeated in order to win in each cup. The Poké Cup and Challenge Cup have four difficulty levels each.
- Only unevolved Pokémon that can evolve during Generation II may enter. A total of 86 kinds are eligible.
- Pokémon must be level 5
- Sonicboom and Dragon Rage have no effect
- Pokémon must be between the levels of 50 and 55.
- The sum of the levels of the three Pokémon chosen to battle must not be more than 155.
- Mewtwo, Mew, Lugia, Ho-oh, and Celebi cannot enter.
- All Pokémon up to level 100 are eligible, opponents all use level 100 Pokémon.
- The player's six Pokémon are chosen at random from a pool.
- There are four different level classes.
Number of Players: One to Four
Here players can battle with one to three other people or battle the computer. Two people may battle on a team against the opponent. The Stadium background may be chosen from those already unlocked and players may create their own rules.
Number of Players: One
At the Gym Leader Castle, the player can use Pokémon uploaded from a Pokémon Game Boy game or rent ones to battle the Gym Leaders of Johto and Kanto. Each gym has several trainers and each region ends with the Elite Four.
Johto Gym Leader Castle
Kanto Gym Leader Castle
Number of Players: One
At the Game Boy Tower, players can play all compatible Pokémon Gameboy games on the Nintendo 64 using the Transfer Pak. This is similar to Nintendo's Super Game Boy and Game Boy Player, except it only plays the compatible Pokémon games.
There are two options: Load Max and Load Little. Load Max makes gameplay faster, but takes longer to load the Gameboy game.
In this laboratory of Professor Oak, players can do several things:
- Switch game paks to upload data from
- Trade Pokémon between different game paks (requires at least two Transfer Paks and two compatible Pokémon games)
- Check a 3D Pokédex
- Move and check items and Pokémon on a PC. This PC can be used to store Pokémon on the Stadium 2 Game Pak
At Earl's Pokémon Academy, players can learn new battle skills and show them off. There is also an extensive items, Pokémon, and battling library at the Academy.
Here players can see their room from Gold, Silver, or Crystal versions in 3D. As in the games, it can be redecorated freely, however, there must be a Generation II Pokémon game in the Transfer Pak to access it.
Four different game modes are available with twelve mini-games.
- Play a Mini-Game: Allows players to choose among the mini-games, for practice. Any slots not used by players will be filled in by the computer. (1-4 Players)
- Mini-Game Champion: Be the first to get a certain amount of coins to become the champion. Coins are awarded by die and a series of mini-games involving four players (other players or the computer). Coins won, if a game pak is attacked to the Transfer Pak, will be transmitted to the attached game's Coin Case.
- 1P Quiz: Test how many Pokémon questions can be answered in 100 seconds. (1 Player)
- Quiz for All: The first person to get the question right gets a point, and the first to get 10 points wins.(1-4 Players)
Here is a list of the 12 mini-games:
|English title||Japanese title||Translation||Pokémon used|
|Gutsy Golbat||ゴルバットのどうくつたんけん||Golbat's Cavern exploration||Golbat|
|Clear Cut Challenge||いあいぎりがっせん||Scyther, Scizor, Pinsir|
|Furret's Frolic||オオタチのピョンピョンボール||Furret, Girafarig|
|Barrier Ball||バリヤードのバリアーテニス||Barriard's Barrier Tennis||Mr. Mime|
|Pichu's Power Plant||ピチューのはつでんきょうそう||Pichu, Pikachu|
|Streaming Stampede||ピィとププリンのカウントゲーム||Pii and Pupurin's Count game||Cleffa, Igglybuff|
|Tumbling Togepi||コロコロトゲピー||Togepi, Omanyte|
|Egg Emergency||ラッキーのタマゴだいさくせん||Lucky's Great Egg strategy||Chansey, Blissey|
|Eager Eevee||イーブイのフルーツダッシュ||Eievui's Fruit Dash||Eevee|
Pokémon from the games attached (if any) will be used in these minigames.
Number of Players: One to Two
In this mode, one or two players battle with a random set of Level 40 Pokémon.
Number of Players: Two
In this, two players can play with the rules of one of the Cups, or create their own.
The girl here will give each Game Boy game pak one gift a day. If the gift is an item, the player must pick it up at the Laboratory or in a Pokémon Center. Note: Mystery Gift must first be activated in the Generation II games. This mode is not available for Generation I versions.
Pokémon Mobile System
The Japanese verison uses the Mobile Phone System from Pokémon Crystal, allowing the player to trade battle and trade data with friends in a special stadium called the Mobile Stadium (モバイルスタジアム)