Memory Card 59
GCN GBA Cable
May 30, 2003
July 11, 2004
Pokemon Box comes in two seperate packages. Both include a game disk, Memory Card 59 (since Memory Card 251 doesn't work for some reason) with custom stickers and a second disk with trailers and a playable demo of Viewtiful Joe. In the more expensive package you'll receive a GCN GBA cable. Buy the one with the cable if you haven't already bought one yet. The package without the cable will cost about $16 and the one with the cable will cost $23. You have to own Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire to play this game since it would be pointless otherwise, since there are no mini games or anything else to do.
When you first fire up your game, you'll receive a Pokemon egg. Your Pokemon is determined by which day of the week it is. After that it's time to organize your Pokemon. Pokemon Box has 25 boxes to store your Pokemon. Each box is able to hold up to 60 Pokemon. That means you can store up to 1500 Pokemon on only one Memory Card 59. Besides organizing your Pokemon and examining their stats, Nintendo has added a feature that lets you view your Pokemon as figures. Just like in Super Smash Bros. Melee, you'll be able to do more orgazing and create neat patterns to show to your friends.
If you own a Game Boy Player, you'll be out of luck, since Pokemon Box doesn't support it. There really isn't any need for one though since just like the previous Stadium games, you can play Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire on the big screen. You'll also have the option of switching between Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire and Pokemon Box at any time during the game.
A big dissapointment though is that you won't be able to link up any of the older Pokemon games, meaning that it looks like those Pokemon are going to have to stay in storage for a little while longer. Hopefully there will be a way in the future to get them over to the new Pokemon games, but don't count on it.
Originally Pokemon Box was scheduled to be released in North America on December 1, 2003, but just recently it was announced that it was put on hiatus or possibly cancelled. That means that Japanese gamers may only have the opportunity to play this game, while everywhere else outside of Japan is left in the dark.
- Not very expensive
- A good way to organize your Pokemon
- Play Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire on your TV
- Includes Memory Card 59
- Requires Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire
- Not very different from the lab in Pokemon Stadium
- Won't work with the Game Boy Player
- Doesn't include any actualy games