Pokémon Medal World

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Pokémon Medal World
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Pokémon Medal World arcade machine
Basic info
Platform: Arcade
Category: Medal game
Players: 1 to 24 (1 to 4 players per station, 6 stations)
Connectivity: None
Developer: Namco Bandai Games
Publisher: Namco Bandai Games
Part of: Generation V miscellaneous
Release dates
Japan: January 17, 2012[1]
North America: N/A
Australia: N/A
Europe: N/A
South Korea: N/A
Hong Kong: N/A
Taiwan: N/A
Japanese: Namco Bandai
English: N/A
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Pokémon Medal World (Japanese: ポケモンメダルワールド Pokémon Medal World) is a medal arcade game released by Namco Bandai Games. It is based on Pokémon the Series: Black & White anime series. While officially released only in Japan on January 17, 2012, it was showcased at the 49th Amusement Machine Show (Japanese: 第49回アミューズメントマシンショー) on Sept. 15, 2011.


The machine itself contains six stations, each of which can be played by four people at a time. It has many moving parts that are used to reward medals.


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This game uses medals, like all medal pushers, and a touch screen inside to perform various events. To play, the player either uses the standard launchers or the two inner medal flingers to shoot medals into the pusher. When the medals fall through the bottom hole in the pusher, they will be returned to the bottom tray on the station to either collect or play more.

The object of the game is to get enough Pokémon to catch or get the "BW" hole to trigger a Big Win, which has a chance to drop a ton of medals or win a JACKPOT.


In the base game, there are a couple gimmicks that play out in order to try to win extra medals. First off, when you shoot medals, if they touch the screen, a fruit will pop out for Pikachu, Snivy, Tepig, and Oshawott to feed. Each fruit will fill the gauge on the right up by a specific amount of points, depending on the size. Some fruits are exclusive to what stage you are in. A list of the fruits and their points are as follows:

  • Apples, Bananas, Lemons & Grapes are considered small fruits and are worth 10 points.
  • Peachs, Watermelons & Pumpkins are considered large fruits and are worth 30 points.
  • The Stage emblem is a rare drop and is worth a massive 100 points!

Once the gauge fills up, it's time for a bonus event!

Slot machine

Another gimmick on the base game is the slot machine. When your drop a medal through one of the four lit holes on the pusher, a stock (spin) is counted. You can have up to ten spins at once. The setup of the slot is a 2-1-2 type, with 2 ways to win. Each stage comes with different Pokémon on the reels. Like fruit, each stage has a Pokémon to encounter. Here is what Pokémon to encounter:

  • Foongus
  • Sewaddle
  • Cottonee
  • Bouffalant
  • Mienfoo
  • Blitzle
  • Lillipup
  • Ducklett
  • Alomomola
  • Jellicent
  • Emolga
  • Tynamo
  • Audino
  • Basculin
  • Pidove
  • Purrloin
  • Woobat
  • Deerling


When two symbols are lined up, a reach happens, and there it will have a chance for the third symbol to appear and be a winner. Usually there is an animation, where different Pokémon try to get the third symbol on the middle to line up. If they are successful, you will win!

Here are some animations that can play out:

  • Scraggy tries to headbutt the Pokémon away. If he successfully headbutts the last Pokémon, it's a success.

Slot payouts

When you win by lining up three of the same Pokémon, you will win 15 medals which are paid out on the left or right mechanisim, depending on the station you are playing. If two lines of the same Pokémon are lined up, you will win 30 medals instead!

Then a few things might happen. If a Pokémon has not yet to be caught, shown on the left side of the screen as a blank space, a Poké Ball will come on the screen and capture it. You have a chance to catch it by pressing the blue and red buttons on the machine rapidly. If the catch is successful, it will be shown on the catch list. If all six are caught, they will be sent to the Professor and you will get a Big Win!

If a Pokémon has been caught and can evolve, the Pokémon will evolve into the next stage, like Lillipup evolving into Herdier, then further into Stoutland. You will win an extra 15 medals for a first stage evolution, and an extra 25 medals for a second stage evolution.

When the fruit gauge is full...

When the fruit gauge gets filled up, one of three different things will happen: Treasure minigame, Battle minigame, and Roulette Chance.

Treasure Minigame

In this event, you can open one of two chests on the screen with each of the four Pokémon. One chest fills up with coins, while the other is empty. The chests shuffle, and your job is to track down the chest with the coins in them.

To select a chest, press wither the Blue or Red button for the left or right one. The Pokémon will do it's move, and if the chest opens up, you win!

Opening up 1 chest will win 10 medals, while all two will win 20 medals.

Battle Minigame

In this event, a battle will take place with Ash's Pokémon vs a trainer's Timburr. To win, you must rapidly tap the Blue and Red buttons to outpush the Trainer's bar. If you win, you will earn 30 medals, but you can risk it to try a second round with a chosen Pokémon to award 60 medals instead, but if you lose that round, you only will win 10 medals.

Roulette Chance

After filling up the Fruit Gauge a third time, you will get to the Roulette on the far left on the device! A ball is ejected, and will spin around before falling into one of six holes.

There, you can win:

  • 25 medals (2/6 chance)
  • 50 medals (2/6 chance)
  • 75 medals (1/6 chance)
  • a Big Win (1.6 chance)

Sometimes the Roulette Chance will be a Super Roulette Chance, being now a 50/50 chance of being 75 medals or a Big Win!

Big Win

If you capture six Pokémon, or get a Big Win from the Roulette Chance, you will be gaining a Big Win. The center piece mechanism, a huge wheel with a funnel in the middle, will come to your station. Then, after an introduction, you will be prompted to look up at the wheel.

A ball (bigger than the one used in the Roulette Chance) will then be ejected out of the device and into the funnel, where the wheel begins to spin. As the ball gets closer and closer, it can get real intense!

Finally, the ball will drop into one of four Big Win rewards, and they are...

  • Normal Bonus: 100 medals (green). The four Pokémon will be seen celebrating for a bit as cheerful music plays. After the payout, they will be seen cheering.
  • Super Bonus: 200 medals (blue). The fully evolved first partner Pokémon will be seen cheering from three different locations: a grassland, a cliff, and a lava cave for Serperior, Samurott, and Emboar respectivley. The trainer victory theme plays throughout the animation. Then the cheerful music plays during the payout. After the payout,
  • Hyper Bonus: 300 medals (orange). The same thing plays as the Super Bonus.
  • Jackpot: Either 500 or 1,000 medals, depending on the machine setting (rainbow). It will show a plethora of things during the show, with Reshiram roaring, then to the grasslands where many Deerling and Patrat are shown cheering, shifting to a desert where many Crustle and Sandile doing the same thing, then shifting to an auora where it pans down to some Beartic roaring in victory, then Victini celebrates your victory with all of the cast of the anime. The Best Wishes Opening plays throughout the animation and the payout. After the payout,

During the payout, an orange screen saying to look up appears like the last time, as a huge ramp with a plinko-like mechanism goes down to your pusher. Then the wheel begins to turn as medals rain down through it, creating a waterfall of medals down to your pusher! It is a very satisfying show, more if you just won the Jackpot. After all the medals are paid out, the wheel adjusts itself to knock loose any remaining medals on it, before going back up again.

When the center is not in use

If the center device is not in use (if it's broken or disabled), a standard payout of 200 medals is awarded instead.



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