Pokemon Stadium

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Pokemon Stadium
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: SKOB
Sound driver: Data East/High Seas Havoc
Genre: Action

Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
Non-Sega versions

Pokemon Stadium is an unlicensed Sega Mega Drive game published by SKOB featuring characters from Nintendo's Pokémon franchise and is loosely based on the Nintendo 64 title of the same name. Little is known about the origin of this game; however, it does share some music with Pocket Monster II. A version of the game exists for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System.


A battle between Pikag and Dogas.

The game features a number of first-generation Pokémon which battle each other in 1-on-1 battles. Players need to charge an in-game meter by quickly pressing the A button, and after a specified amount of time, the Pokémon with the highest meter will be allowed to attack its opponent using the B button. Each Pokémon has four skills they can attack their opponent with, with the first skill being the weakest but costs the least amount of energy to use, and the fourth skill being the strongest but the most costly.

Opposing players then have a chance to dodge said attack or defend against it. Defending is a luck-based tactic that only reduces how much damage the Pokémon takes, while choosing to dodge displays a slider that the player must stop the arrow in the middle, and will successfully avoid all damage if they successfully stop it in the middle. These steps are repeated until one Pokémon runs out of HP.

The game includes an Arcade Mode for one player and a VS Mode for two players. The Arcade Mode seems to not work properly, since after the first fight (which will always be against Dogas) the game goes back to the title screen.


There are a total of 12 Pokémon to choose from. All names are shortened and/or mispellings of their Japanese names to fit within a 5-character limit much like all of the Japanese Pokémon names. Listed in parenthesis by each in-game name are the official Japanese names followed by their official English names (if different from their Japanese names).

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SPIA (Spear (スピアー) / Beedrill)
  • Skill 1: Dash Attack
  • Skill 2: Prod Attack
  • Skill 3: Impinge Attack
  • Skill 4: Tail Attack
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DOGAS (Dogars (ドガース) / Koffing)
  • Skill 1: Rolling Attack
  • Skill 2: VENOM Attack
  • Skill 3: Black Gas
  • Skill 4: Thunder Attack
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LIZAD (Lizardon (リザードン) / Charizard)
  • Skill 1: Impinge Attack
  • Skill 2: Fire Ball
  • Skill 3: Drill The Land
  • Skill 4: Fire Attack
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WINDY (Windie (ウインディ) / Arcanine)
  • Skill 1: Dash Attack
  • Skill 2: Fire Attack
  • Skill 3: Ray Attack
  • Skill 4: Red Eye's Hunting
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KAMES (Kamex (カメックス) / Blastoise)
  • Skill 1: Earthquake WAVE
  • Skill 2: Dash Attack
  • Skill 3: Whirlabout Attack
  • Skill 4: Water Canon
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GALAS (Gyarados (ギャラドス))
  • Skill 1: Gnawing Attack
  • Skill 2: Water Pillar
  • Skill 3: Power Storm
  • Skill 4: Floodwater Attack
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PIKAG (Pikachu (ピカチュウ))
  • Skill 1: Dash Attack
  • Skill 2: Punch Attack
  • Skill 3: Yellow Aperture
  • Skill 4: Thunder Attack
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THUND (Thunders (サンダース) / Jolteon)
  • Skill 1: Dash Attack
  • Skill 2: Thorn Attack
  • Skill 3: Sand Splash
  • Skill 4: Thunder Attack
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HUDIN (Casey (ケーシィ) / Abra)
This Pokémon is incorrectly named after its final evolution Alakazam, known as Fuudin (フーディン) in Japan.


  • Skill 1: Defense Wall
  • Skill 2: World Inversion
  • Skill 3: Silk Truss
  • Skill 4: Magic Pillar
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GENGA (Gangar (ゲンガー) / Gengar)
  • Skill 1: Tongue Attack
  • Skill 2: Magic Attack
  • Skill 3: Hypnosigenesis
  • Skill 4: Power Magic Attack
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DAGUT (Digda (ディグダ) / Diglett)
This Pokémon is incorrectly named after its final evolution Dugtrio (ダグトリオ).


  • Skill 1: Sand Splash
  • Skill 2: Drill The Land
  • Skill 3: Stones Attack
  • Skill 4: Earthquake WAVE
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KABIC (Kabigon (カビゴン) / Snorlax)
  • Skill 1: UNGUIS Attack
  • Skill 2: Dash Attack
  • Skill 3: Revert The Life
  • Skill 4: The Great Storm


The Mega Drive version differs from the Super NES version in gameplay and presentation, and is considered more broken than its SNES counterpart in comparison. The ability to taunt is not present in this version (normally done by pressing B in the SNES version), and after a Pokémon has attacked, both attack energy gauges are reset instead of keeping their charge for the next turn. Computer opponents in the SNES version's Arcade Mode can vary based on which Pokémon the player selects, whereas the Mega Drive version always selects Dogas as an opponent.

Three of the Pokémon are different between both versions of the game, with the SNES version featuring "Raif" (Ruffresia (ラフレシア) / Vileplume), "Pulin" (Purin (プリン) / Jigglypuff) and "Mu" (Mewtwo (ミュウツー)) instead of Windy, Galas and Kabic.

Physical scans

Mega Drive,
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Technical information

Main article: Pokemon Stadium/Technical information.


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