Parents' Guide to

PokePark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure

By Erin Bell, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Kid-friendly Pokemon theme park game emphasizes friendship.

Game Nintendo Wii 2010
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What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 5+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 4+

Poke park is great for all ages

As a parent, I bought this game for my 5 year old after looking at reviews. Watch my son Nolan play was a blast. Pokemon is about friendship. In some games you play tag or hide and seek with the Pokemon. I don't see how that could be not age appropriate for young children.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use
age 5+

good kid-friendly game

this is a nive game. It is about making friends which young kids like to do, also it might inspire them to make friends if they are hesitating to make them. Pikachu is a cute character, and most of the others are cute, some are not cute, but not scary. There is a "ghost" place where you go into a haunted house that makes sounds. It has ghost pokemon, they are not scary. If you turn down the volume, it will be fine.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (4 ):

While the Pokemon franchise has always been aimed at kids, the role-playing/monster collecting games have carried a certain appeal for older gamers as well. PokePark Wii, with its simplified controls and straightforward challenges, is firmly skewed towards a younger audience. That said, the experience stays true to the Pokemon formula of "gotta catch 'em all." As players explore the park they'll have the opportunity to meet and befriend almost 200 Pokemon, who will help out by participating in games and attractions. While Pokemon do engage in short battles with each other, the emphasis is on friendly competition rather than defeating opponents. As well, the game's central themes of making friends and helping feuding Pokemon to work through their differences is an overwhelmingly positive one.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo Wii
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Release date: November 1, 2010
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • ESRB rating: E for Cartoon Violence
  • Last updated: August 30, 2016

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