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Nintendo 64

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This article is about the console. For the N64 game system decoration from Generation II, see Game system.

Nintendo 64
ニンテンドウ64 Nintendo 64
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Nintendo 64
Release dates
Japan: June 23, 1996
N. America: September 26, 1996
Europe: March 1, 1997
Australia: March 1, 1997
South Korea: N/A
Technical specs
  • CPU: 64-bit R4300i RISC
  • Co-Processor: 64-bit RISC
  • Memory: 4MB (upgradeable to 8MB)
  • Colors: 16.7 million (32,000 on screen)
  • Polygons: 150,000 per second
  • Resolution: 640x480 pixels
  • Sound: 16 to 24-channel
Related information
Console generation: Fifth generation
Pokémon generations: I, II
Console type: Home
Charcoal Gray
Ice Blue
Fire Orange
Jungle Green
Smoke Gray
External links

The Nintendo 64 (Japanese: ニンテンドウ64 Nintendo 64), often shortened to N64, is a cartridge-based console created by Nintendo. It is the successor to the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, and was eventually succeeded by the Nintendo GameCube.


  • Expansion Pak – a memory expansion that plugged into the console's memory expansion port.
  • Transfer Pak – an accessory that plugged into the controller and allowed the Nintendo 64 to transfer data between Game Boy and N64 games. Pokémon Stadium and Pokémon Stadium 2 are games that rely heavily on the Transfer Pak.
  • Nintendo 64DD – a short lived expansion system for the Nintendo 64. Several Pokémon games that were announced for the N64DD were either canceled or released on cartridge format only.
  • VRU (Voice Recognition Unit) – This device is packed in and required to play Hey You, Pikachu!.
  • Rumble Pak – an optional plug in device that "shakes" the controller in enabled games. The only Pokémon related game that uses it is Super Smash Bros. The name was used again for the Nintendo DS accessory.

Pokémon games

There are seven Pokémon games for the Nintendo 64. In order of first release anywhere in the world, they are:

Title Genre Release
Pokémon Stadium (Japanese) Battle simulation 1998
Hey You, Pikachu! Virtual pet 1998
Super Smash Bros. Versus fighter 1999
Pokémon Snap First-person rail shooter 1999
Pokémon Stadium (English) Battle simulation 1999
Pokémon Puzzle League Puzzle 2000
Pokémon Stadium 2 Battle simulation 2000

With Transfer Pak and Game Boy Tower

In the Pokémon Stadium series, Game Boy and Game Boy Color main series Pokémon games can be played by the Game Boy Tower.

Title Genre Release
Pokémon Red and Green Main series RPG 1996
Pokémon Blue Main series RPG 1996
Pokémon Red and Blue Main series RPG 1998
Pokémon Yellow Main series RPG 1998
Pokémon Gold and Silver Main series RPG 1999
Pokémon Crystal Main series RPG 2000

Pokémon special editions

  • Pikachu Nintendo 64: A special Pikachu Nintendo 64 Set that came with a Pokémon controller. The Poké Ball is the On/Off switch and Pikachu's foot is the reset button. It came in two colors (blue and orange).
    • In Japan, it was released on July 21, 2000.[1]
    • It was released in the United States during the holiday season of 2000. The MSRP was $189.99 for the normal set.
      • The Pikachu Nintendo 64 was also available in a bundle exclusive to Toys "R" Us. It came with a pocket watch and the Hey You, Pikachu! game, whereas all other retailers got the base unit with the controller.
  • Pokémaniac Nintendo 64: A special Pokémon Edition of the Nintendo 64 was sold in Australia. Also included with the special Pokémon unit was the controller and the PAL released VHS of Pokémon - I Choose You!.

External links


  1. Pikachu's Own Nintendo 64 | Poké (archive)

Game systems with Pokémon games
GB (PocketGBLSGBSGB2) • GBCminiGBA (SPGBmGBP) • DS (LiteDSiDSi XL) • 3DS (XL2DSNew 3DSNew 3DS XL)
SNES (BS-XNP) • N64 (DD) • GCNWiiWii U