Pokémon Tetris

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Pokémon Tetris
Tetris EN boxart.png
European boxart
Basic info
Platform: Pokémon mini
Category: Puzzle
Players: 1-2 players
Connectivity: Infrared
Developer: Nintendo
Publisher: Nintendo
Part of: Pokémon mini series
Release dates
Japan: March 21, 2002
North America: N/A
Australia: N/A
Europe: 2002
South Korea: N/A
Hong Kong: N/A
Taiwan: N/A
Japanese: N/A
English: Official website
Tetris JP boxart.png
Japanese boxart

Pokémon Tetris (Japanese: ポケモンショックテトリス Pokémon Shock Tetris) is a puzzle game released for the Pokémon mini. It has only been released in Japan and Europe, being the last Pokémon mini game released in the latter region. It was classified by the ESRB as E for Everyone under the title Pokémon Mini Shock Tetris[1], implying that the game was planned to be released in the United States but was scrapped for unknown reasons.


The game consists of several variations of Tetris with varying levels of difficulty. The player's main task is to use blocks consisting of four pieces (known as Tetriminos) to create lines in order to remove them from the game field. If the Tetriminos reach the top row of the field, the game is over. In addition to being able to rotate pieces by 90 degrees using the A and B buttons, this game also allows most blocks to be flipped 180 degrees by shaking the Pokémon mini. During gameplay, a silhouette of a Pokémon will be shown on the right hand side of the screen; if the player can make a match of 4 or more lines, the Pokémon will be captured and added to the in-game Pokédex. The player has a limited time to capture the Pokémon before it is replaced by another one chosen at random.


1-Player Modes


The player keeps playing until the screen fills up. There are three difficulty levels:

  • Rookie: Only reguar Tetriminos appear.
  • Normal: Five-piece blocks (called Pentiminos) begin to appear as the player's level increases.
  • Hyper: Pentiminos appear from the beginning.

20 Lines

This is a time attack mode, tasking the player to clear 20 lines of blocks as fast as they can. Only Tetriminos appear in this mode.


The player is timed to see how quickly they can clear one of every time of line combination: Singles (one line), Doubles (two lines), Triples (three lines), and Tetrises (four lines). Like in 20 Lines, only regular Tetriminos appear.


249 Pokémon can be captured in this game. In this mode, the player can see which Pokémon they have caught. The Pokédex also shows both the Pokémon's number and the quantity captured. Up to three kinds of picture of each Pokémon can be viewed. Rarer Pokémon appear at higher difficulties, while some only appear in certain game modes.

VS. Mode

This is a two-player mode, requiring both players to have a copy of the game each. Two players compete against each other, attempting to outlast their opponent. As lines are cleared, incomplete lines will be added to the bottom of the opponent's field.


In other languages

Language Title
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Pokémon Shock Tetris

External links


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