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Pokémon Stadium 2 (International)
|Pokémon Stadium 2|
Also known as: Pokémon Stadium Kin Gin (JP)
Pokémon Stadium 2 is essentially just Pokémon Stadium, but with 251 Pokémon.
- 1 Unused Graphics
- 2 Shiny Mew
- 3 Debug Menu and Debug Remnants
- 3.1 Title Screen Debug
- 3.2 Trainer Battle Select
- 3.3 Gym Leader Castle Battle Select
- 3.4 Debug Menu
- 3.4.1 Debugger
- 3.4.2 Main Battle
- 3.4.3 Lab
- 3.4.4 Pokemon Class
- 3.4.5 Stadium Battle
- 3.4.6 GYM LEADER CASTLE
- 3.4.7 Mystery Gift
- 3.4.8 Area
- 3.4.9 Mini-Game
- 3.4.10 GB Emulator
- 3.4.11 GB Demo
- 3.4.12 Pokemon Presents
- 3.4.13 Cup Clear Demo
- 3.4.14 Staff Roll
- 3.4.15 Mobile Stadium
- 3.4.16 Ending
- 3.4.17 Rival Demo
- 3.4.18 Move-Teaching Demo
- 3.4.19 Gym Clear
- 3.5 Leftover Text
- 4 Regional Differences
Mugshots of Pichu found among the mugshots of the trainers and gym leaders. Apparently, Pichu's also aiming to be a Pokémon master, which is pretty adorable and would have been pretty unexpected.
An unused Japanese name tag for the Game Boy Tower. It translates to "GB Building".
For the sake of consistency, every Pokémon in every Pokémon game is given a Shiny variant, including Mew. However, all Mew distributed to Generation I games have a fixed set of DVs that prevents them from becoming Shiny in Generation II games, leaving its Shiny form unobtainable through normal means. However, whenever a shiny Ditto transforms into another Pokémon, it will always be in the shiny form of the opposing Pokémon. The only exclusion will be an Unown who is not of the letter "I" or "V" due to how Unown forms and shininess were determined in Generation II.
Shiny Mew would later be available in Emerald as a normal Shiny chance for the wild Mew encounter at Faraway Island (via the Japanese Old Sea Map distribution).
Debug Menu and Debug Remnants
The game has a functioning debug menu, along with some unused strings for debug functions that aren't listed on the menu. Unfortunately, it's pretty boring, with most of the options just taking you to the specified place in the game or showing you cutscenes. Most of the unused text seems to imply it once had more functions than what's been found in the final (though it may also be related to the "Debugger" option, which hangs the game).
The following codes activate the menu; press L + D-Pad Up on the title screen to access it.
| D112CA34 0820
| D112B554 0820
| D112B6B4 0820
| D112B574 0820|
| D112B694 0820
| D112B774 0820
| D112B794 0820|
Title Screen Debug
At the title screen, C-Left takes you to the attract screen, and C-Down changes the background.
|8112A232 0003||81128BF2 0003||81128D52 0003||81128C12 0003|
|81128D32 0003||80128E12 0003||81128E32 0003|
Trainer Battle Select
|Stadium/Gym Leader Castle||Battle Now|
Lets you choose which trainer to fight in a Cup/Gym, along with the random seed value in "battle now".
|8112A230 0003||81128BF0 0003||81128D50 0003||81128C10 0003|
|81128D30 0003||80128E10 0003||81128E30 0003|
Gym Leader Castle Battle Select
Hold Z when choosing Gym Leader Castle to select a Gym Leader, an Elite Four Member, Team Rocket, Lance, or Red to battle.
|8112A234 0003||81128BF4 0003||81128D54 0003||81128C14 0003|
|81128D34 0003||80128E14 0003||81128E34 0003|
Test on real hardware.
Hangs the game on a black screen.
Selecting this brings up a small box with all of the stages as options. After selecting a stage, you will immediately enter a two-player battle on that stage, with no Pokémon selection screens. The first trainer's name is set to "Pokemon" and the second trainer's name is set to "Stadium", both purple because the Pokémon in each team have illegal moves. Player one is given a team of Charizard, Squirtle, and Wartortle while Player two is given a team of Blastoise, Caterpie and Metapod all of them level 100. Of note is that if the player has a Transfer Pak and generation 1/2 game inserted and selects this, the Pokémon used in this mode will be the same ones from the inserted game's party. Otherwise, it plays out like a normal battle.
Takes you to the Lab screen.
Takes you to the Pokémon Academy screen.
Takes you to the Stadium Cup selection screen. Of note, however, is that you will be in round 2 regardless of whether or not you completed the first round.
GYM LEADER CASTLE
Takes you to the Gym Leader Castle. Again, you will be in round 2 regardless of whether or not you completed the first round.
Takes you to the Mystery Gift screen.
Takes you to the map screen that you normally see when looking up Pokémon locations in the Pokédex. However, no Pokémon is selected, and so the game shows " 's Nest" and "Area Unknown". The music also stops on this screen.
Takes you to the mini-game screen.
Test on real hardware.
This option will hang on emulators after the Transfer Pak select screen. Going by what we have seen so far and the Transfer Pak selection screen showing, it's probably safe to say this is just the normal Game Boy Tower.
Displays the text seen when unlocking the Doduo Game Boy Tower. After pressing A, the game will hang on a black screen. It is unknown if this actually unlocks the Tower, due to the aforementioned hanging issue.
Displays the cutscene for obtaining a new Pokémon (e.g. after defeating a Gym Leader). The particular Pokémon shown here is the Farfetch'd you normally get for defeating the rival in round 1. Of note is that the game does give you the Pokémon, as if you had actually defeated the rival. After the cutscene ends, you are taken back to the title screen.
Cup Clear Demo
Displays the "Cup Clear" cutscene. The Pokémon normally shown here are the ones you won the Cup with, but since you didn't actually win a Cup to see this, it shows a team of Pikachu, Raichu, Sandshrew, Sandslash, Nidoran♀, and Nidorina. The Cup it shows as being "Cleared" is the Prime Cup. After the cutscene ends, you are taken back to the title screen.
Takes you to the credits.
In the Japanese version of the game, this takes you to the Mobile Stadium menus once used in conjunction with a (Japanese) copy of Pokémon Crystal and the Mobile Adapter GB. Selecting this in the US version, however, just takes you to the normal Transfer Pak check screen you see after pressing Start on the title screen.
Displays a (very long) cutscene showing all 251 generation 2 Pokémon, normally seen after finishing round 2. After the cutscene ends, you are taken back to the title screen.
Displays the screen you normally see before the battle with the rival. Pressing A to "continue" just brings you back to the title screen.
Displays the cutscene shown when a Pokémon learns a new move. Oddly enough, this particular instance shows a Bulbasaur learning Counter, which is something it can't legitimately learn.
Displays the cutscene shown after clearing the Gym Leader Castle in round 2. After the cutscene ends, you are taken back to the title screen.
Registered PokeMon Editor
Item Editor Will make the item(s) full in the Metal Case and the Color Case. Warning. Current item(s) will be deleted. Start Button ----- Do B Button ----- Exit It won't activate unless, the Game Pak is inserted in the Controller 1's Transfer Pak .Metal CaseColor Case%3d item(s)%3d item(s)
Debug Menu Model Viewer Screen Viewer POKéMON Editor GB-SRAM Editor Ogawanoyu AI Editor Back Up Editor Creating Icon Music Room Trainer Viewer Creating Registrate POKéMON Creating VS.Message Debug Room of Legend Clock Editor Item Editor What can I do for you? Eye Catcher POKéDEX IconNumber: POKéMON: X point: Y point: Z point: Angle: Scale: Animation: Save on ROM Mini-Game Creating Icon Normal POKéMON Rare POKéMON SMEARGLE Sound Track #03 Exit Current Music #03 Current Music None Resolution Change Low-Res Hi-Res Trainer: Face: Debugger Main Battle Lab POKéMON Class Stadium Battle GYM LEADER CASTLE Mystery Gift Area Mini-Game GB Emulator GB Demo POKéMON Presents Cup Clear Demo Staff Roll Move-Teaching Machine Mobile Stadium Ending Rival Demo Move-Teaching Demo Gym Clear BAKKATSUKUN POKéMON1 GB EMU SPEED POKéMON2 GB EMU SPEED ROUND ONE ROUND TWO RIVAL ARRIVES RIVAL DEFEATED LITTLECUP POKéCUP CHALLENGECUP PRIMECUP GYM LEADER-JYOTO GYM LEADER-KANTO GYMLEADER-ELITE FOUR GYMLEADER-DEMO MOBILE STADIUM APPEARS MINI-GAME GREAT APPEARS <TEX,0> ROUND SWITCH
Message Debug Battle Message Trainer Message Check Battle Message Check Trainer Message Quit NextTrainerNo. Check Done Ally PKMNFoe PKMN
Making VS Initialize Save Done Suck up Battle Name Long Name AI This Game Pak can't be used as carrier. Not initialized as a carrier. No VS data exist. Game Pak can't be found. Battle name is not set. Long Name is not set. AI number is not set.
Much like the previous game, upon launching, Pikachu's voice is heard in international versions. In the Japanese version, people's voices are heard instead.
In the Japanese version, players can download data of timed mobile battles from the Japanese Pokémon Crystal using its Mobile Stadium feature and watch them in Stadium 2 using the equivalent Mobile Stadium function.
This plays in the Mobile Stadium screen of Stadium 2. It is rearranged from the Mobile Center theme in Crystal and its filename is "sparse41.miniusf".