PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure

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PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
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Basic info
Platform: {{{platform}}}
Category: Action-adventure
Players: Single player, multiplayer
Connectivity: None
Developer: Creatures, Inc.
Publisher: Nintendo
Part of: {{{gen_series}}}
Ratings
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OFLC: N/A
PEGI: N/A
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Release dates
Japan: December 5, 2009
North America: November 1, 2010
Australia: September 23, 2010
Europe: July 9, 2010
South Korea: TBA
Hong Kong: N/A
Taiwan: N/A
Websites
Japanese: http://www.pokemon.co.jp/special/pokeparkwii/
English: http://www.pokeparkwii.com/
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PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure (Japanese: ポケパークWiiピカチュウの大冒険 Poké Park Wii Pikachuu no Daibouken) is a Pokémon game for Nintendo's Wii console. It was released in Japan on December 5, 2009 and in Europe July 9, 2010.

The player takes the form of a Pikachu and travels through many different minigame areas. In each of these games, working together with other Pokémon is required to succeed. Over the course of the game, more and more Pokémon will be befriended, and they will help the player in unrevealed areas of the game.

Several aspects of this game are repeated from previous games. The player acting as a Pokémon was previously used in the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series, and photography was the central feature of Pokémon Snap.

Story

The player, acting as a Pikachu, must solve the crisis that has befallen the PokéPark. The PokéPark was protected by an item called the Sky Prism. But the Sky Prism shattered, and its pieces were spread all across the PokéPark. In order to save this magical place, the player will need to explore the PokéPark and collect all of the Sky Prism Pieces.

The player will explore various Zones within the PokéPark, each very different to the last: Beach Zone, Iceberg Zone, Lava Zone, Haunted Zone, Granite Zone, and the Flower Zone, along with the Sky Pavillion. Each Zone has various Attractions, which comprise the main challenges in the game.

As Pikachu befriends other Pokémon, some will become playable in different Attractions, opening up a wealth of possibilities to make strategic use of different Pokémon's specific strengths.

Many of these befriended Pokémon will challenge the player to a Skill Game, such as Hide-and-Seek and Chase – all games that will allow the player to build friendships with the challenger by defeating them.

Features

PokéPark Pad

The PokéPark Pad provides access to an important game menu, it is received by Chatot at PokéPark's entrance. It allows the player to view the amount of berries Pikachu is currently holding, the amount of friends Pikachu has, the remaining Camera film, Pikachu's profile picture (chosen at the file selection screen) and allows access to three menus.

Pikachu's Stats

The first menu is named "Pikachu's Stats" and provides information about Pikachu's potential HP, Dash, Thunderbolt and Iron Tail stats. A full bar means that the stat is complete and can no longer be updated at the Meeting Place, whilst an empty bar means that Pikachu hasn't acquired the stat yet. The HP and Dash stats are learned by default at the beginning of the game.

Friend List

The friend list is a list of Pokémon which have became Pikachu's friends. Throughout the game Pikachu is able to befriend a total of 193 Pokémon, although some of these are only available in the Friend List via passwords and the Strength Trial adventure mode. Pokémon are not listed in National Dex number and are instead listed by the notation "P.", Chatot is the first available Pokémon to befriend, although not the first available "best friend". Many Pokémon, particularly those fought in battle have to be defeated twice to become a best friend, although other Pokémon such as those already seen in the introduction movie and Pokémon which require Pikachu to take a quiz to become friends are generally those which are initially regarded as best friends. Ordinary friends are denoted by an icon resembling a pink journal next to it friend's list number and best friends are denoted by an icon resembling a rainbow coloured journal. Information about the friends can be read by selecting them via the 2 button. The A button allows players to toggle between alphabetical order and friend list order.

Save game

The save game option allows players to save the game, before prompting the player whether to continue the adventure. A save does not record the player's exact location but only the game map itself. Loading the save brings Pikachu to the map's default starting point.

Photography

PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventures features the ability to take pictures from the game similar to previous WiiWare games. This allows players to easily transfer photos from the game with friends and to record events of the adventure, although a total of 30 photographs can only be stored in game at a time. This feature is unlocked after speaking with Misdreavus after visiting the Misdreavus Shop. If the player takes a photograph of Misdreavus, services become available such as the ability to buy more film and allow space for up to 30 photographs for a price of a small amount of berries. Once speaking with Misdreavus, photographs can be taken via the minus button, later in game a Spearow informs Pikachu that a first person perspective is available by pointing the Wii Remote at the screen at pressing B.

Currency

Berries are the main currency in PokéPark, after saving Chikorita and meeting Venusaur they are required to enter the various attractions. Attractions accessible later in the game usually cost more berries, for example Bastiodon's Block Barrage at the cost of 20 berries and Bulbasaur's Daring Dash at the cost of just 5 berries. When Pikachu gains access to the Meeting Place; the centre of the park berries can be spent on powering up Pikachu's attacks and eventually teaching Pikachu the move Iron Tail where the tutor is Primeape who humorously does not have a tail.

Zones

PokéPark contains a total of five zones. These are managed by three zone keepers; Venusaur, Empoleon and Blaziken, whom also run their own attractions although initially refuse Pikachu and friends to join them because they are 'strangers' until conflict is resolved.

Meadow Zone

Meadow Zone is a "lush, nature-filled area" and is the location of the Bulbasaur's Daring Dash and Venusaur's Vine Swing attractions. Venusaur initially prohibits Pikachu and friends from participating in the Vine Swing because it is 'too dangerous' until Pikachu enlightens Venusaur by defeating his trusty guards Croagunk and Spearow in battle.

Iceberg Zone

Warning: this section may contain spoilers.
The Iceberg Zone is where Empoleon resides. It is a "silvery, snow-covered island" and is the location of the Empoleon's Snow Slide attraction. Empoleon becomes upset by visitors and freezes the entrance so that Pikachu and friends cannot come in as to sharpen his "Steel Will". In the process he freezes Mamoswine at the other side of the Iceberg Zone's lake, acknowledging that Mamoswine may have the power to break the door open. Eventually Mamoswine is thawed out with the help of Pikachu along with Glalie and Frosslass (who helped freeze the lake) so that Pikachu could travel across it and breaks into the entrance of the Empoleon's Snow Slide attraction.

Beach Zone

The Beach Zone is also managed by Empoleon, although is initially taken over by Gyarados whom wants to run the zone himself. It is the location of the Pellipper's Circle Circuit and Gyarados' Aqua Dash attractions, which are accessible in the process of solving the conflict.

Cavern Zone

The Cavern Zone is "a mine tunnel inside a mountain" and is accessible later in the game. Although it is managed by Blaziken, Bastiodon is responsible for his own Block Barrage attraction and freely allows Pikachu and friends to take part for 20 berries. It is the location of many common cave Pokémon such as Zubat and Geodude.

Lava Zone

The Lava Zone is "a scorching volcano district" managed by Blaziken. It is the location of the Rhyperior's Bumper Burn and Blaziken's Boulder Bash attractions.

Skill Games

Skill Game (Japanese: ちからくらべ Strength Trial) is the gameplay mode as Pokémon come to the PokéPark and participate in a variety of games where they can test their strength and battle skills. Pokémon can be unlocked in this adventure mode and can be played in various Attractions.

Chase

Chase is a game where participants have to capture or run away from the other Pokémon. In PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure the minigame always involves Pikachu chasing and capturing (by dashing into it) another Pokémon within a certain time limit. Thunderbolt can be used to stun the fleeing Pokémon, especially Flying type Pokémon to make the chase easier but if the time limit runs out Pikachu loses. If Pikachu successfully captures the other Pokémon, it usually becomes Pikachu's friend. The same Pokémon has to be captured twice for it to become a 'best friend'.

Battle

Battles, unlike the main series of turn based Pokémon games involve Pikachu actively moving around the screen and attacking the opponent. Pikachu can deplete the opponent's health bar via a Dash attack, Thunderbolt strike or Iron Tail attack, although Ground type Pokémon such as Torterra are only momentarily stunned by Thunderbolt and are not harmed by the attack. Pikachu starts off with a HP bar of two segments, although it can be extended up to five segments by upgrading the Hitpoints stat by training with Bibarel at the Meeting Zone for a large amount of berries.

Hide-and-Seek

Hide-and-Seek is a game where participants have to locate or hide from the other Pokémon however, PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure only involves Pikachu having to locate the opponent within a certain time limit. If Pikachu is approaching the Pokémon it's voice can be heard, suggesting that it is close-by. Similarly, if Pikachu is travelling a long distance away from the Pokémon the game will inform the player that they are going in the wrong direction. If Pikachu manages to locate the Pokémon it usually becomes one of his 'best friends' immediately, without the need of taking part in the same Skill Game again.

Quiz

A few Pokémon when spoken to, such as Corsola and Delibird will choose to ask the player whether they want to participate in a quiz. Three multiple choice questions are asked with three choices for every question. There is no time limit, although if the player gets one question Pikachu will have to take the quiz again, often with different questions. If every answer was correct, the Pokémon becomes one of Pikachu's 'best friends'.

Obstacle Hop

The Obtacle Hop is less common and is only run by a few Pokémon such as a Spearow in Meadow Zone and a Machamp in Cavern Zone. The minigame involves Pikachu jumping from different obstacles with the aim of reaching the opponent within a certain time limit. Falling is allowed, although this will deplete time and send Pikachu back to the first obstacle. Later in the game, opponents may also throw obstacles such as boulders in the direction of Pikachu.

Attractions

Each Attraction is a mini-game designed to test the player's skills. A Sky Prism Piece is awarded to the player by beating the high score in an Attraction. Players must clear each Zone's attractions to make progress in their adventure.

Blaziken's Boulder Bash

Blaziken's Boulder Bash (Japanese: バシャーモのパンチングロックス Bursyamo's Punching Rock)

Empoleon's Snow Slide

Empoleon's Snow Slide(Japanese: エンペルトのスノースライダー Emperte's Snow Slider)

Dusknoir's Speed Slam

Dusknoir's Speed Slam (Japanese: ヨノワールのクラッシュランニング Yonoir's Running Crash)

Bastiodon's Block Barrage

Bastiodon's Block Barrage(Japanese: トリデプスのパネルクラッシュ Trideps' Panel Crash)

Absol's Hurdle Bounce

Absol's Hurdle Bounce (Japanese: アブソルのつぎつぎハードル Absol's Hurdle Succession)

Rhyperior's Bumper Burn

Rhyperior's Bumper Burn (Japanese: ドサイドンのおしだしヒートアップ Dosaidon' Heat Up Fight)

Salamence's Air Ace

Salamence's Air Ace (Japanese: ボーマンダのスーパースカイレース Bohmander's Super Sky Race)

Bulbasaur's Daring Dash

Bulbasaur's Daring Dash (Japanese: フシギダネのふりふりダッシュ Fushigidane's Foot Race)

Venusaur's Vine Swing

Venusaur's Vine Swing (Japanese: フシギバナのスイングロープ Fushigibana's Rope Swinging)

Gyarados's Aqua Dash

Gyarados' Aqua Dash (Japanese: ギャラドスのマリンスライダー Gyarados' Marine Slider)

Pelipper's Circle Circuit

Tangrowth's Swing-Along

Rotom's Spooky Shoot-'em-Up

Rayquaza's Balloon Panic

Passwords

  • Pikachu Flies High! JP: 80373821 EU/AU: 57429445 NA: 99930457
  • Get Groudon! JP: 93360553 EU/AU: 45594012 NA: ???
  • Make a Wish for Jirachi! JP: 88484977 EU/AU: 82401777 NA: ???
  • Get Darkrai! JP: 16703396 EU/AU: 20433557 NA: ???
  • Hit the Slopes with Pikachu! JP: 41695651 EU/AU: 04823523 NA: ???
  • Swing with Celebi! JP: 21154585 EU/AU: 99645049 NA: ???
  • (Pikachu's Surfboard accessory) JP: 78872252 EU/AU: 84925064 NA: ???

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Trivia

  • PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure is not the first game to implement a password system, as a similar system (although hidden) was present in Pokémon Battle Revolution which would unlock the Heated Gift and the Shocking Gift.
  • Some Pokémon are notably more aggressive when provoked outside of battle, for example; Primeape will punch Pikachu away and charge into him immediately even if Pikachu simply dashes into them a single time. In contrast, Torterra are less easily provoked and will not attack, although get angry if Pikachu dashes into them or uses Iron Tail several times.
  • There appears to be a typo in the dialogue string ..."not so far away are your Empoleon?", prior to thawing the door to Empoleon's Snow Slide with the help of Mamoswine's charge attack, where it is presumable that "your" should have been replaced with "you" instead.



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