Summary: I have played all the other pokemon games prior to this one and there is no story line... unless you transfer pokemon from your DS to this game you are stuck with only 20 pokemon to choose from and all the pokemon are stuck at level 50.... the game gets old fast!!! I would not give this game to any real pokemon fan!
Summary: 1 player Pokemon games suck if you don't get to raise your own Pokemon. Stadium was awesome in that you can choose any that you want for your team. This entire game is basically the 2-player in Colosseum and XD, where you just get some random Pokemon and that's what you're stuck with. And the lady at the desk is really annoying when she has to tell you about every option there is and you can't skip it. I would give this game 1 star, but it's still Pokemon, so it gets 2.
Summary: You guys need to look at the picture and use common sense. The picture states that its a stratgy guide! And who will pay 116 USD for a game! The stratgy guide is not even worth buying because it is only 56 pages long. And the overall game sucks, You do need a DS and a copy of Pokemon Pearl and Diamond to play the game.
Summary: I bought this for my girlfriend. We popped it in and it took us about 30 minutes to be able to battle each other. It is over complicated and I HAD to load my DS game data to be able to use multi player out of the box. There are no mini games which was a big part of what I enjoyed with the older pokemon stadium games. The battle animation is still horrible. This game brings very little to the table. Not recommended.
Summary: Bought this for my son and he hates it. Needs a DS to be able to make his own team of pokemon and so we can't even use it. Now I need to resell and hope to get my money back. The game isn't fun as is because you can't choose the players you want to fight with.
Summary: Santa brought this Wii game for Christmas with the hopes that the two Pokemon fanatics in the house would be thoroughly entertained. Thanks Santa, but in this case, it was the thought that counted. The battles are just like the DS game -- you select one of 4 attacks to perform on your opponent and the game performs the move. You only use the Wii remote to choose the attack -- not to move, not to attack, only to point and click on an attack option.
Summary: I admit, it's my fault. I got excited and I assumed. Hopefully by now, you know what happens when you assume. First: There is NO, I repeat NO real single player game on this!! This is not Pokemon Colosseum or XD!! And that's where I made my big blunder. I assumed that this game would be similar to those extrodinarily enjoyable games. I guess if I had gotten on to the right websites, I would have known this, but I didn't.
Excerpt: Pokemon has been with me my entire life, from the grass roots playing Blue and Red and on and on. I have to be honest, this game is disappointing. The first thing that is striking is the cost, which is not money for value. It more or less is dependent on you having played Pearl/Diamond/Platinum/HeartGold/SoulSilver and transferring these on to the game to use. Otherwise, you end up using rental pokemon, just like in Pokemon Stadium.
Pros: "You can battle others online", "Battle animations are fantastic"
Cons: "PokeCoupons idea is a bit desperate", "Not enough to do", "Music is disappointing", "Boring without DS games to back it up"