Pokemon Trozei



Fun game gives families something to puzzle over.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Parents may enjoy competing and cooperating with their child in the two-person modes if they own a second Nintendo DS.

Violence & scariness
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Part of the Pokemon universe.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this game trains kids to see patterns quickly. Testers observed that their ability to solve the puzzles increased over the time playing the game.

What's it about?

The Tetris-like objective in POKEMON TROZEI is to line up four identical Pokemon in a row or column to create a \"trozei.\" Pokemon, little pocket monsters that come in 386 varieties, constantly fall from the top screen into the bottom screen to arrange themselves in a grid-type playing field. Players can trozei Pokemon in four different modes, including a Battle Mode that allows two players to compete and Pair Mode, which allows two players to cooperate by wirelessly linking two Nintendo DS units.

Is it any good?


Pokemon Trozei combines quick reactions with quick thinking to create an addicting puzzle game for the Nintendo DS system. Kids of all ages, regardless of whether they love all things Pokemon, will enjoy this puzzle software because it's easy to learn and it has a storyline that motivates them to try the progressively harder puzzles.

Pokemon Trozei trains kids to see patterns quickly. Testers observed that their ability to solve the puzzles increased over the time playing the game. Adventure mode entices you on to play more and harder puzzles; the two-person options create fast-paced, adrenaline-pumping fun. Parents might want to try playing this one with their kids.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about why they want to keep playing this game. Are kids motivated by the Pokemon buzz phrase "Gotta Catch Them All"? Do they play just to complete puzzles -- and face tougher challenges -- or do they play to catch Pokemon? Families may also want to talk about why these kinds of games are so adrenaline-pumping. Why do you care when there is nothing really at risk?

Game details

Platforms:Nintendo DS
Available online?Not available online
Release date:May 4, 2006
ESRB rating:E

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Kid, 12 years old June 27, 2015

Very fun

Very fun game, better than Pokemon shuffle. Its addictive, but its the sort of game you play for 15 minuets every few days. I enjoy playing this.
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Easy to play/use
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