- Platform: Nintendo 64
- ELSPA Minimum Age: 3
- Media: Video Game
- Item Quantity: 1
Pokémon Stadium 2 has two main functions. The first is to allow you to upload your Pokémon from the Game Boy games (you'll need a Transfer Pak to do this, which is sold separately or comes with the first Pokémon Stadium game) and let them battle it out in stunning 3-D. The second function is to act as a sort of Pokémon encyclopaedia, and to this end there are mountains of tutorials, references and maps telling you everything you could ever possibly want to know about the world of Pokémon.
Apart from a dozen Mario Party-esque mini-games the real gameplay comes from the 3-D battles. These come in a number of different forms, from basic friendly matches against up to three opponents (human or computer) to huge four-part tournaments against the toughest computer opponents around. This is the essential purchase for any Poké-fan. -- David Jenkins