Pokemon Battle Revolution



Good for Pokemon fanatics, but lacks mass appeal.

What parents need to know

Positive messages
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Violence & scariness
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This is part of the Pokemon franchise.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this game offers an extremely narrow gaming experience. Gamers should think of it as an add-on to the Nintendo DS Pokemon Diamond/Pearl experience and should only consider buying it if you already own one of those two games. It's all about participating in battles using Pokemon that you upload from your Pokemon Diamond/Pearl DS games. Pokemon fans may have a hard time ending play, so a timer may be a good companion. This game has an online component where you can play with others; Common Sense Media does not recommend unsupervised online play for anyone under the age of 12.

What's it about?

The sole purpose of POKEMON BATTLE REVOLUTION is to battle with all the Pokemon creatures that players have previously captured in Pokemon Diamond or Pokemon Pearl for the DS. Players can upload their collection of Pokemon to the Wii game -- a really handy feature -- and then battle with either the game's trainers, their friends in head-to-head matches, or with other players online.

Is it any good?


The online play feature sounds wonderful, but the implementation is clumsy and poorly designed. Players have to enter long friend codes, which are different from the codes on their DS games. And there isn't any tracking of compiled scores or ratings for comparison. The head-to-head battles are the most fun of these wireless gaming choices, so the much-vaunted online ability is actually peripheral to the game experience as a whole.

The bottom line is that this is a fun way for young Pokemon players who own either Pokemon Diamond or Pokemon Pearl to extend the gameplay of those games. However, older Pokemon fans will soon tire of the battles without an accompanying adventure.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about why Pokemon is such a popular license. Why do you like Pokemon? Do you like that this game rewards your efforts collecting Pokemon on the DS by allowing you to use them for future battles on the Wii?

Game details

Platforms:Nintendo Wii
Available online?Available online
Release date:June 27, 2007
Genre:Role Playing
ESRB rating:E for Everyone

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Kid, 10 years old November 27, 2012

battle pokemon

There is realistic pokemon violence. And you can customaize catch frais' which means. Language some girls wear skimpy outfit. Nothing to reaveang you can download _pokemon from ds device
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Easy to play/use
Kid, 12 years old November 2, 2011

no..........just no..........No!!!!............-_- NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

this game is pointless without a pokemon diamond and perl game.........is this combatible with hart gold and soul silver??? what about black and white???? probally not..... tho it might be combatible with pokemon platnum
Teen, 14 years old Written bybrieona September 28, 2011

Only buy if you have a DS Pokemon game

This game is very repetitive and can get boring very easily. I would recommend it only to a younger child. The game is limited in the types of Pokemon you can use and you cannot use one of the game modes unless you have a DS and a Pokemon game for it. You should only buy it if you have a DS Pokemon game, and even if you do, consider whether it's really worth the money with all the repetition.
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Too much consumerism


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