Parents' Guide to

Pokemon Battle Revolution

By Anise Hollingshead, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Good for Pokemon fanatics, but lacks mass appeal.

Game Nintendo Wii 2007
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Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 8+


It's good because any DS game will work with it. It shows the Pokemon attacks better than in the games. One of my favorite features is the DS battle, in which two players can use their DSs to battle with Pokemon from Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, or Heartgold and Soulsilver.
age 5+

perfect for 5+


Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (9 ):

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.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo Wii
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Release date: June 27, 2007
  • Genre: Role-Playing
  • ESRB rating: E for Everyone
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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