Summary: Well, funny enough, this game is a little too nice. My boy has been through it already however, I think, ultimately, it needs a little bit more excitement. As is, it is probably compelling for a talented 6 year old, who can understand how to use the hardware.
Summary: My kids, 10 & 12, got through the game plot quickly - in a matter of days. But, now they are on a quest to find and befriend all of the Pokemon, and that is keeping their interest. They also like to go back to individual games and try to beat their high scores.
Summary: My boys are nearly 12 and 9 years old. They don't view this game as exciting but they do tell me it is alot of fun. They love their Pokemon DS games, going through their cards and playing with Pokemon figures.
Summary: This is a good choice for a child in 2nd to sixth grade. I think it's actually a bit more suited to girls that game because there is a lot of focus on social interaction that boys might become impatient with.
Summary: ...It is absolutely perfect for a nine year old who loves Pokemon. My son has been playing this for a week now, and has amassed almost 100 Pokemon. I believe there are 193 total. Sure, the game is easy, but a must have for the kids who collect Pokemon cards and just love Pokemon in general.