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Nintendo Power/Generation II

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Cover Volume Date Content Notes
NP136.jpg 136 September 2000 Pokémon Gold and Silver cover story; Pokémon Puzzle League strategy; Classified Information; Pokécenter; Player's Poll Contest; review
137 October 2000 subscription bonus; NP Online; Pokémon Gold & Silver strategy; Arena; Pokécenter; Nintendo Space World 2000 report; review; Pak Watch
  • Subscribers could now choose Pokémon Gold or Pokémon Silver Bundle Paks, each including a game, player's guide and 3-pin set
  • NP Online covers pokemongold.com & pokemonsilver.com, Pokémon Puzzle League strategy, Pokémon Gold and Silver pre-sell contest and Poké Karaoke
  • Arena features challenges for Pokémon Puzzle League and Super Smash Bros.
  • Pokécenter reveals the English names of 21 Generation II Pokémon and covers readers' Pokémon Halloween costumes
  • Subscribers receive a Sabrina's Abra TCG card
  • Space World report covers the Nintendo GameCube, Meowth's Party, Game Boy Advance, and The Mobile Adapter GB and Pokémon Crystal
  • Pokémon Gold and Silver receive an average review of 8.7 out of 10
  • Pak Watch previews Hey You, Pikachu!
NP138.jpg 138 November 2000 Hey You, Pikachu! cover story; NP Online; Pokécenter; Arena; Pokémon Gold & Silver strategy; review; Pak Watch
  • NP Online covers Hey You, Pikachu! on Pokémon.com
  • Pokécenter reveals the English names of 23 Generation II Pokémon and covers Pokémon Live! and the Lugia PT Cruiser
  • Arena features a Super Smash Bros. challenge (score 999% using just one combo) and Pokémon games
  • Hey You, Pikachu! receives an overall rating of 7.0 out of 10
  • Pak Watch previews Pokémon Puzzle Challenge
139 December 2000 NP Online; Classified Information; Pokécenter; Pokémon Puzzle Challenge strategy; Pokémon Gold & Silver strategy; Arena
  • NP Online covers heyyoupikachu.com and pokemonpuzzleleague.com
  • Classified Information features codes for Pokémon Puzzle League
  • Pokécenter reveals the English names of 23 more Generation II Pokémon and announces Pokémon Stadium 2 and Neo Genesis expansion
  • Arena features a Super Smash Bros. challenge scoreboard and a Pokémon activity
140 January 2001 Game Watch; Nintendo Online; Classified Information; Pokécenter; review
  • Game Watch (formerly Pak Watch) previews Pokémon Stadium GS (Pokémon Stadium 2)
  • Nintendo Online covers pokémonpuzzlechallenge.com
  • Classified Information debunks the rumor that Lugia is obtainable in the Generation I games
  • Pokécenter reveals the English names of 8 Generation II Pokémon and covers Kellogg's Pokémon Pop-Tarts and Pokémon cereal
  • Pokémon Puzzle Challenge receives a perfect overall score of 5 out of 5
141 February 2001 Pokémon Stadium 2 special feature; Player's Choice; Pokécenter; Player's Poll Contest
  • Additions to the Player's Choice series include Pokémon Stadium, Pokémon Snap and Super Smash Bros.
  • Pokécenter reveals the English names of 8 more Generation II Pokémon and covers the Gold and Silver Limited Edition Pokémon Game Boy Color
  • Player's Poll Contest grand prize includes a trip to E3 2001 in a Pikachu VW Beetle
NP142.jpg 142 March 2001 Pokémon Stadium 2 cover story; Pokécenter; 2000 Nintendo Power Awards Nominations; review
  • Pokécenter covers rare Pokémon locations, Pokémon 3: The Movie and Kids' WB!'s Poké Read-a-Rama program
  • Hey You, Pikachu! is nominated for the Most Innovative, Best Pokémon Game and Guiltiest Pleasure (Yelling at Pikachu)
  • Pokémon Gold and Silver are nominated for the Best RPG/Strategy Game, Best Pokémon Game, Best New Villain (Rival), Strangest New Character (Raikou/Entei/Suicune) and Best Sequel
  • Pokémon Puzzle Challenge is nominated for the Best Puzzle Game and Best Pokémon Game
  • Pokémon Puzzle League is nominated for Best Multiplayer, Best Puzzle Game and Best Pokémon Game
  • Pokémon Stadium is nominated for the Best Game Play Variety, Best Minigame/Mode (Sushi-Go-Round), Best Multiplayer, Best Pokémon Game and Guiltiest Pleasure (Battling Magikarp)
  • Pokémon Trading Card Game is nominated for the Best Pokémon Game and Strangest New Character (Imakuni?)
  • Pokémon Stadium 2 receives an overall rating of 4 out of 5
143 April 2001 Nintendo Online; Pokémon Stadium 2 strategy; Classified Information; Pokécenter
  • Nintendo Online covers pokemonstadium.com
  • Classified Information debunks the Mew truck rumor
  • Pokécenter covers the The Spell of the Unown and Pikachu & Pichu and the Pokémon making their animated debuts in the two features
144 May 2001 Pokécenter; 2000 Nintendo Power Awards
  • Pokécenter covers the Japanese announcements of the Card-e Reader and Game Boy Advance Pokémon games, Celebi in Pokémon Stadium 2, Toy Fair 2001 and the announcement of a U.S. release for Pokémon Crystal
  • Pokémon Gold and Silver win Best RPG/Strategy Game and Best Pokémon Game Awards
  • Pokémon Puzzle League wins Best Puzzle Game Award
  • Pokémon Stadium wins Best Minigame/Mode Award (Sushi-Go-Round)
145 June 2001 subscription bonus; Nintendo GameCube Revealed; Pokécenter
  • subscribers could now choose the Pokémon Stadium 2 Player's Guide as their free gift
  • Nintendo GameCube Revealed article features a look at Super Smash Bros. Melee
  • Pokécenter covers held items and fan-made arts and crafts
NP146.jpg 146 July 2001 E3 2001; Pokémon Crystal special feature; Pokécenter
  • E3 2001 coverage previews Super Smash Bros. Melee
  • Pokécenter covers Pokémon at E3 and offers a Celebi Giveaway
NP147.jpg 147 August 2001 Nintendo Online; Nintendo GameCube: Action!; Classified Information; Pokécenter; Pokémon Crystal strategy; review
  • Nintendo Online covers pokemoncrystal.com
  • Nintendo GameCube: Action! previews Super Smash Bros. Melee
  • Classified Information debunks the rumors that Metal Mario and Master Hand are playable in Super Smash Bros.
  • Pokécenter covers a Pokémon Crystal Q & A and Poké Read-a-Rama prizes
  • Pokémon Crystal receives and overall rating of 4 out of 5
148 September 2001 Nintendo Prepares for Space World; Pokécenter
  • Space World article covers Super Smash Bros. Melee and Celebi E-Card
  • Pokécenter features a "Pokémon Poetry Slam"
149 October 2001 Space World 2001 report; Pokécenter
  • Space World report covers Super Smash Bros. Melee and the Card-E Reader
  • Pokécenter covers Pokémon: Johto League Champions on Kids' WB! and a fan-made Pikachu Halloween pumpkin
150 November 2001 Super Smash Bros. Melee special feature; Classified Information; Pokécenter
  • Classified Information debunks the rumor that the Orange Islands are in the games
  • Pokécenter focuses on Mewtwo in honor of the magazine's 150th issue
NP151.jpg 151 December 2001 Super Smash Bros. Melee cover story; Pokécenter; review
  • Pokécenter covers the opening of Pokémon Center New York
  • Super Smash Bros. Melee receives a perfect overall score of 5 out of 5
152 January 2002 Super Smash Bros. Melee game strategy; Pokécenter
153 February 2002 Nintendo Online; Pokécenter
  • Nintendo Online covers smashbros.com
  • Pokécenter continues its coverage of the opening on Pokémon Center New York, including a look at Pokémon mini
154 March 2002 Classified Information; Pokécenter; 2001 Nintendo Power Awards Nominations
  • Classified Information reveals how to unlock every fighter, stage and play mode in Super Smash Bros. Melee
  • Pokémon Crystal is nominated for Best Game Boy Color Game, Best RPG/Strategy Game, Best Sequel, Best Replay Value, Best New Character (The Playable Female Trainer) and The Hardest Job in All of Gaming (clear the Battle Tower)
  • Pokémon Stadium 2 is nominated for Best N64 Game, Best Sequel, Best Minigame (Clear-Cut Challenge) and The Hardest Job in All of Gaming (beat with rental Pokémon)
  • Super Smash Bros. Melee is nominated for Best Nintendo GameCube Game, Best Graphics, Best Music, Best Sound, Best Sequel, Best Multiplayer Mode, Best Minigame (Homerun Contest), Best Replay Value, Best New Character (Sandbag), Best New Villain (Giga Bowser), Best New Weapon/Item (Super Scope), The Hardest Job in All of Gaming (unlock every trophy), Best Way to Amaze Your Friends (smash an opponent off the stage) and Most Frustrating Moment (being eliminated by the 99th fighter in 100-Man Melee)
155 April 2002 Power On; Classified Information; Pokécenter; Arena
  • Power On, a department about gaming culture, covers Toy Fair 2002 and features Pokémon collectibles by Tomy
  • Classified Information reveals trophy locations in Super Smash Bros. Melee
  • Pokécenter covers the Japanese announcement of Guardian Spirits of the Water Capital and reveals Latias, Latios and Sohnano (Wynaut) from the upcoming Pokémon games on Game Boy Advance
  • Arena features the challenge of beating the final Event Match in Super Smash Bros.Melee with the fastest time
156 May 2002 subscriptions bonus; Power On; Pokécenter; Arena; 2001 Nintendo Power Awards winners
  • Readers could now choose a Super Smash Bros. Melee Player's Guide as a free gift for subscribing
  • Power On features an activity which quizzes readers on terms that apply to Pikmin, Pac-Man or Pokémon
  • Pokécenter reveals the appearances of Duskull and Volbeat
  • Arena covers custom Super Smash Bros. Melee parameters
  • Super Smash Bros. Melee wins Best Overall Game, Best Nintendo GameCube Game, Best Overall Graphics, Best Music, Best Sound, Best Sequel, Best Replay Value, Best Minigame, Best Multiplayer Mode, Best New Villain, Best New Item/Weapon, Best Secret/Unlockable Character (Mr. Game and Watch), Best Way to Amaze Your Friends, Most Frustrating Moment, The Hardest Job in All of Gaming, and Best Game URL Awards
157 June 2002 Power On; Classified Information; Pokécenter
  • Power On features reader-made Pokémon- and Super Smash Bros.-themed cakes
  • Classified Information features various Super Smash Bros. Melee surprises, features and strategies
158 July 2002 Pokécenter

Pokécenter covers Pokémon postage stamps

159 August 2002 Pokécenter; Player's Poll Sweepstakes
  • Pokécenter covers the release of Celebi: Voice of the Forest and a Kmart-exclusive line of Pokémon products
  • Sweepstakes prizes include a shopping spree at Pokémon Center and a Pokémon Center Exclusive Version of the Game Boy Advance
160 September 2002 e-Reader special feature; Pokécenter Pokécenter reveals the titles of Ruby and Sapphire and the appearances of Pelipper, Sharpedo amd Shroomish
161 October 2002 Classified Information; e-Reader article; Pokécenter
  • Classified Information covers trophy room oddities in Super Smash Bros. Melee and debunks the rumors that Sonic and Tails are in the game
  • Pokécenter previews Celebi: Voice of the Forest and Celebi card
162 November 2002 Pokécenter Pokécenter covers the Expedition Base Set TCG expansion and its Dot Code Technology
163 December 2002 Classified Information; Pokécenter
164 January 2003 Pokécenter Pokécenter covers the Japanese launch of Pokémon Ruby & Sapphire and reveals Team Magma and Team Aqua