PokePark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure (Wii)

 

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PokePark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
ポケパークWiiピカチュウの大冒険
PokePark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
General information
 Platform  Wii
 Developed by  Creatures, Inc.
 Published by  Nintendo
 Players
 Single Player
 Generation  Generation IV
 Release dates
  Australia  September 23rd, 2010
  Europe  July 9th, 2010
  Japan  December 5th, 2009
  United States  November 1st, 2010
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PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure title screenReleased on Nintendo Wii, PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure is an adventure and action spin-off Pokémon game, in which the player uses Pikachu, as the main character, to collect Sea Prism Pieces in different locations by clearing their respective attractions. In order to finish these challenges, Pikachu will have to cooperate with other Pokémon and earn their friendship, through fun Skill Games that range from racing to quizzes. The game features a large number of Pokémon from different generations, all represented by smooth and vivid 3D models and animations. Like most of the Pokémon games, the music themes and soundtracks were also greatly conceived and fitting for the various environments. Additionally, one would notice that the game uses actual Pokémon voices from the anime instead of generic cries.


Story

The game begins with a scene of Pikachu, Charmander, Piplup and Chikorita playing in an unknown city, when suddenly a Mew appears and summons a dark portal into the ground. Pikachu falls by accident into the hole, so its friends decide to follow it, to discover that the hole actually leads to PokéPark, a giant park where many Pokémon live. Mew explains that the PokéPark is in danger as the Sky Prism, holding the Sky Pavilion in the air was shattered to pieces and the Sky Pavilion will inevitably fall on the park. He then asks Pikachu to collect all the Sky Prism Pieces from the Pokémon that found them, by befriending them through Skill Games. Charmander, Piplup, Chikorita and MewCharmander, Piplup, Chikorita and Mew

Upon collecting the final piece, Pikachu and his Companions will return to the Flower Zone, where they meet Shaymin who helps them fly to the Sky Pavilion. There, the Pokémon search together for Mew, but in vain. They soon notice there is another Piplup, who turns out to be Mew. Mew then informs Pikachu that they need more friendship energy to restore the Sky Prism to its original state, and that building friendship between him and Pikachu should suffice. To do so, he invites Pikachu to three Skill Games: Obstacle Hop, Battling then Racing. Upon finishing all three, the two Pokémon become friends and the Sky Prism is finally restored, bringing peace to the troubled PokéPark.

Official Description

Run, Jump, Smash! Play as Pikachu and save the PokéPark!
Experience the action-packed Attractions at the PokéPark! Zip across land, sea, and sky to show off your speed and skill! Dive into a new world of adventure in the PokéPark!

Pokémon

There is a total of 193 Pokémon that appears in game and that can be befriended (excluding Pikachu itself), and they are as follows:

Pokémon Available In Game
Chatot Spheal Sableye
Chikorita Quagsire Spinarak
Turtwig Glaceon Breloom
Torterra Octillery Pichu
Buneary Delibird Misdreavus
Munchlax Primeape Mismagius
Treecko Squirtle Elekid
Mankey Smoochum Electabuzz
Bidoof Sneasel Luxray
Bibarel Prinplup Stunky
Oddish Empoleon Skuntank
Aipom Mr. Mime Voltorb
Ambipom Mawile Electrode
Leafeon Aron Umbreon
Spearow Gible Espeon
Croagwnk Marowak Gastly
Starly Zubat Haunter
Bonsly Golbat Gengar
Sudowoodo Diglett Duskull
Pachirisu Dugtrio Dusknoir
Lotad Snorlax Charizard
Shinx Geodude Flygon
Scyther Machamp Porygon-Z
Magikarp Meowth Bronzor
Caterpie Scizor Togekiss
Butterfree Cranidos Arcanine
Weedle Phanpy Lopunny
Shroomish Raichu Furret
Tropius Magnemite Staraptor
Bulbasaur Magnezone Skorupi
Venusaur Hitmonlee Eevee
Pilpup Electivire Hoppip
Slowpoke Bastiodon Jumpluff
Azurill Charmander Aerodactyl
Corsola Hitmontop Jolteon
Wynaut Hitmonchan Tyranitar
Carvanha Camerupt Garchomp
Sharpedo Chimchar Absol
Wailord Infernape Salamence
Totodile Vulpix Bellossom
Feraligarr Ninetales Budew
Lapras Farfetch'd Skiploom
Psyduck Meditite Cyndraquil
Golduck Magby Mareep
Buizel Magmortar Dragonite
Floatzel Flareon Lucario
Vaporeon Magcargo Rayquaza
Mudkip Torkoal Drifblim
Taillow Golem Burmy
Staravia Quilava Mime Jr.
Pidgeotto Baltoy Abra
Krabby Claydol Mew
Corphish Ponyta Jirachi
Blastoise Rhyperior Manaphy
Wingull Torchic Latias
Pelipper Blaziken Suicune
Gyarados Murkrow Metagross
Glalie Honchkrow Heatran
Froslass Gliscor Groudon
Piloswine Drifloon Celebi
Mamoswine Kakuna Darkrai
Teddiursa Metapod Rotom
Ursaring Tangrowth Shaymin
Kirlia Riolu Latios
Deoxys  


The PokéPark

PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure, as the name suggests, takes place in the PokéPark where a wide range of Pokémon coexist far from Human contact. The PokéPark contains 8 zones, the Entrance, the Meeting Place and the Sky Pavilion.

PokePark Map
A map of the PokéPark.

  • The PokéPark Entrance: It is the first area the player visits and where the tutorial takes place. Pikachu will meet Chatot here who'll teach it the basic game commands and moves.
  • The Meeting Place: The main hub of PokéPark which leads to other locations and where tasks such as Powering Up Pikachu take place.
  • The Meadow Zone: A grassy place with a flowing river and rocky shapes of Dialga and Palkia. It is inhibited by Grass and Bug Pokémon.
  • The Beach Zone: A sunny Beach with palm trees, where Water Pokémon live.
  • The Iceberg Zone: A snowy mountain and home of Water and Ice Pokémon.
  • The Cavern Zone: A cavern like mine decorated with rails, where the player will find Ground and Rock Pokémon.
  • The Magma Zone: The inside area of a volcano, filled with Fire Pokémon.
  • The Haunted Zone: A haunted house where a lot of Ghost and Dark Pokémon dwell.
  • The Granite Zone: Dusty ruins filled with dragon statues.
  • The Flower Zone: An area situated on top of a mountain where a variety of Pokémon can be found.
  • The Sky Pavilion: A deserted area and the final one in game, where Pikachu befriends Mew and restores the Sky Prism.

Attractions

Each locations is filled with a set of attractions that Pikachu has to beat, in order to advance. Beating the attraction bonus scores for the first time, will award the player with a Sky Prism Piece. Furthermore, entering attractions requires a number of Berries, ranging from 5 to 40, which will also affect the number of Berries earned after the attraction is completed. The attractions are as follows:

  • Bulbasaur's Daring Dash: A race between several Pokémon. Mew is the best fit for this attraction.
Bulbasaurs Daring Dash

  • Venusaur's Vine Swing: The player has to swing the Pokémon on the vine, then release it and try to reach the furthest possible. Jirachi is the best fit for this attraction.
Venusaurs Vine Swing

  • Pelipper's Circle Circuit: The Pokémon has to go through rings on the circuit to earn points. The rainbow reward requires 1000 points, the red 300 points and the gold 100. Latias is the best Pokémon to use for the circuit.
Pelippers Circle Circuit

  • Gyarados's Aqua Dash: The player has to dash through the waters while avoiding the Sharpedo and Carvanha that will slow the Pokémon down, and aim to get the speed boosts that will make it go faster.
Gyarados Aqua Dash

  • Empoleon's Snow Slide: Pokémon has to ski while avoiding obstacles and walls that will slow it down. Speed boosts will increase its speed but might make the course harder.
Empoleons Snow Slide

  • Bastiodon's Block Barrage: The Pokémon used has to hit the ball and aim for the wooden panels behind Bastiodon to score points. Hitting a panel with a normal shot will score 100 times its number while hitting it with a power shot will score 200 times its number. Hitting Bastiodon with a power shot will make it dizzy, while hitting the Dugtrio that pop up from the ground with the ball, might either deflect the ball or push the Dugtrio underground, letting the ball pass. Metagross is the best Pokémon for this attraction.
Bastiodons Block Barrage

  • Rhyperior's Bumper Burn: The player must knock the other non-befriended Pokémon out of the ring to earn points. Pokémon skills can be used to unleash different attacks. Heatran is the best choice in this case.
Rhyperiors Bumper Burn

  • Blaziken's Boulder Bash: The player must deflect the rocks the machine shoots at them. The points earned will depend on the attack timing. If the attack isn't on time the player earns 100 points. If they manage to get a perfect timing they earn 300 points. If the used Pokémon gets hit by a rock, it will get dizzy and must recover fast. Groudon is the best Pokémon to use for this challenge.
Blazikens Boulder Bash

  • Tangrowth's Swing-Along: The goal is to successfully jump from rope to rope without walling. Celebi is the best Pokémon to use here.
Tangrowths Swing Along

  • Dusknoir's Speed Slam: A race similar to Bulbasaur's Daring Dash but with inevitable obstacles. The obstacles can be avoided if a Ghost type Pokémon is used, which allows it to simply go trough them. Best Pokémon to use is Darkrai.
Dusknoirs Speed Slam

  • Rotom's Spooky Shoot-'em-up: The Pokémon must defend itself from the waves of Gastly and Haunter coming at it, by shooting them. Using Rotom is highly advised.
Rotoms Spooky Shoot em up

  • Absol's Hurdle Bounce: A race similar to the two other dash races, but with hurdles on which the player should jump. Shaymin is the best choice, as it transforms into its Sky-Forme at the beginning of the race.
Absols Hurdle Bounce
  • Salamence's Air Ace: The Pokémon has to fly while shooting aerial targets to earn Points. Latios is the best Pokémon to use for such course.

Salamences Air Ace
  • Rayquaza's Balloon Panic: An attractions that's formed of two phases. Phase one consists of running on the Rayquaza like balloon dodging the Voltorb and Electrode. Second phase, is reached at the end of the balloon, as the Pokémon stops and will now have to shoot aerial targets held by flying Pokémon. Sometimes a "trap" target that removes points will be used and the player has to be cautious, not to hit it. Deoxys is by far the best Pokémon for the attraction.

Rayquazas Balloon Panic 1


Skill Games

Aside from the Attractions, which are the main missions of the game, there are also some mini games called Skill Games, which Pikachu has to win in order to befriend certain Pokémon. There are 5 Skill games in total :
  • Chase: A tag race where Pikachu has to catch the Pokémon by dashing through them. Some Pokémon will try to hinder Pikachu's mobility by setting obstacles.
  • Battle: A duel in which Pikachu has to lower the Pokémon's Health Points using its attacks. The duel actually obeys the elements weakness/strength rules, thus some Pokémon might be more vulnerable to Pikachu's electric attacks than others, while some might be completely immune to them.
  • Hide & Seek: A simple hide and seek game, where Pikachu has to find the Pokémon. As Pikachu gets close to them, it will start hearing their cries, which makes it even easier.
  • Obstacle Hop: Pikachu has to finish jumping from a platform to another, within a time limits of 99 seconds. If Pikachu falls it has to restart from the first platform.
  • Quiz: A quiz game where the player has to give the right answers for the questions asked.

Extra Features

There are few features offered by the game, which contribute in making it extra fun:

  • Powering-Up Pikachu: Within the Meeting Place there are 4 Pokémon that help Pikachu Power Up its skills, in exchange of a certain amount of Berries. Electabuzz improves Thunderbolt, Ponyta improves Quick Attack, Bibarel improves Pikachu's Hit Points and Primeape improves Iron Tail.
  • Photography: Along the game, the player will receive a camera from Misdreavus allowing them to take pictures of their gameplay. They can store up to 30 picture and check them by talking to Misdreavus again.
  • Passwords: PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure also provides the possibility to enter codes that unlock specific items and Pokémon. These codes differ from a region to another:

Items Unlocked Japanese Code American Code European Code
Pikachu's Snowboard 41695651 67446162 04823523
Pikachu's Surfboard 78872252 02970626 84925064
Pikachu's Balloon 80373821 99930457 57429445

Pokémon Unlocked Japanese Code American Code European Code
Celebi 21154585 58068773 99645049
Darkrai 16703396 65967413 20433557
Groudon 93360553 49446209 45594012
Jirachi 88484977 73938790 82401777


Videos & Media

Check out these videos of PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure including game trailers, tv commercials, the games intro and more.

PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure, Official E3 trailer.

The intro / opening Cinematic, the adventure begins.

A U.S TV Commercial for PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure.

A selection of Music and Themes that were present in the games data files but never made it to the final release.


Trivia & Facts

  • The Flower Zone and the Cavern Zone are the only two zones that do not have any of Eevee's evolutions.
  • The titans and Kyogre are the only legendaries from the third Pokémon generation to not appear in the game.
  • Since the game uses anime Pokémon voices, and Porygon-Z appears in it, it is given a voice, despite the fact that it never appeared in the anime.
  • Mew is the only legendary from the first generation of Pokémon.
  • There is a typo in the line "not so far away from your Empoleon" where "your" should be replaced with "you". The line is used just before smashing the door to Empoleon.
  • Some U.S TV Commercials for PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure have a modified version of the Pokémon Animes original intro theme playing during the commercial.

Sales

PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure managed to achieve reasonable sales, as it sold around 187 thousand copies in Japan, and 60 thousand in USA and 38 thousand in Europe, within the first three weeks of its release. The game sales then kept going steadily, to date reaching 320 thousand in Japan, nearly 330 thousand in the USA and around 81 thousand in Europe, to finally reach a total of 1.17 million copies, sold around the globe.

Reviews

The game was very well received and was given outstanding scores on major review websites. Let's take a look at these reviews :
  • Kristine Steimer from IGN thought that the game "offers a lot of content" and an "adorable and family friendly experience", grading it 7.5/10, the equivalent of "Good" on the IGN scale.
  • Jane Douglas from GameSpot thought that the Pokémon themselves were the best feature in the game, but she still gave it an average score of 5.5/10, which equates to "Mediocre" on the GS scale, stating that it's a game designed mostly for the young Pokémon fans.
  • On GameRankings, PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure earned a great score of 64.80%, over 15 reviews, while it received another respectable one of 62% on Metacritic, over 22 critics.

Overall, most reviewers enjoyed the game mechanics and the graphics, especially the Pokémon animations that highly contributed in the game's success.Piii... Pika!!Piii... Pika!!

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