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Trivia / Pokémon Stadium

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  • Franchise Killer: Pokémon Battle Revolution was criticized for its lack of features from previous games and sold less than previous games. Since then, there have been no Pokémon battle simulators developed for the following generations of games, with the developers themselves noting that the main series' jump to 3D graphics with Pokémon X and Y had rendered the idea of another Stadium-style game pointless to them.
  • Moved to the Next Console:
    • A variation. The Japanese Stadium 1 was originally supposed to be called Pocket Monsters 64, and was to be released for the Nintendo 64DD expansion. The game was moved to the usual cartridge when it became clear that the 64DD would be spending more time in development than expected.
    • Pocket Monsters Stadium Expansion Disk was also planned for the 64DD, but Pokémon Stadium 2 (aka the international Pokémon Stadium) was developed as a standalone game instead for the same reason as above.
  • No Export for You: The Japanese Stadium 1. Of course, as mentioned on the main page, the internationally released Stadium 1 is ostensibly an Updated Re-release on this one. All that was missed between this and the international one are some alternate music tracks and an alternative intro to battles, so this is far from a bad thing.
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  • Role Reprisal: Ikue Otani reprises her role as Pikachu in Stadium and Stadium 2 if the player uses a Pikachu from Pokémon Yellow.
  • What Could Have Been: Early footage for Battle Revolution shows character models for Red and Leaf, before they were ultimately replaced with Lucas and Dawn.

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