Debut: Super Smash Bros. 4 (TBA)
Obstacle Level: 3 (out of 5)
In every Super Smash Bros. game since Melee, Pokémon Stadium has always been a playable stage. It always has had the same central theme where the stage would loop between different types that were based off from the game (Ice, Grass, Fire Ground, etc). This holds true in Pokémon Stadium 3. The stage itself loops between four different types: Ghost, Dragon, Poison, and Psychic. Each type changes the appearance and interactions with the stage so you are always kept on youe toes. This version of Pokémon Stadium is based off of Battle Revolution for the Wii.
This Pokémon Stadium resembles mostly Battle Revolution. It is fought on a platform that hovers above a dark pit. In the background appears to be a vibrant city with skyscrappers glittering in the night. The platform appears to be dark green with a Poké Ball symbol on the surface. Above the main platform are two floating platforms that do not move. Players can jump onto these platforms if need be. Floating in the background are two circular platforms, one of which the Pokémon Trainer will stand. However, they have no impact on the stage itself and is only meant for decoration. The stage transforms into four different types: Ghost, Dragon, Poison, and Psychic. These phases changes the appearance of the stage. In the background, there is a giant TV screen that tracks players during the match and displays the current standings. When a Player KO`s another, it displays the name on the screen.
Hazards and Movements
The first phase is the normal phase. The stage has a single platform and thier aren`t too many hazards during this phase. The stage will then transform into one of the random types. It will go through this transformation and than revert back to normal. Each transformation lasts for 40 seconds before it switches back to the main stage. The main stage lasts for 40 seconds.
Here are the four phases of Pokémon Stadium 3:
Ghost – The stage appears as a haunted graveyard. There are gravestones in the background with old, whithered trees and dilapitated wagons. The whithered trees appear on the left while the wagon and gravestones appear on the right. In the middle of the stage is a crumbling catacomb. Players can jump on top of it but can`t run/walk past it. Continuously hitting the catacomb will cause it to break and will release a power Ghost-type Pokémon. Here are the Pokémon that appear in the Ghost phase: Ghastly, Misdreavus, Banette, Litwick, and Yamask. Gengar and Spiritomb appear after breaking the catacomb.
Ghastly can be found drifting around the gravestones.
Misdreavus can be found playing around with Ghastly and making faces.
Banette can be found running around the catacombs and ocassionally hops.
Litwick can be seen creeping along the left side of stage by the whithered trees.
Yamask can be seen hovering above the catacomb alone.
Gengar bursts forth from the catacomb in a explosion of smoke and can be seen ocassionalyl floating around in the far background.
Spiritomb explodes from the catacomb in a explosion of smoke can appears and than vanishes in the far background of the stage.
Dragon – The stage appears rocky and desolate with smoke rising from several craters in the background. Occassioanlly, In the left portion of the stage is a large scary cavern that players can either jump up on or pass by. Passing by it or directly attacking it will cause a powerful Pokémon to come out. On the stage there are piles of bones, crumbled masonry, and broken rocks. Here are the Pokémon that appear in the Dragon phase: Dragonair, Tyranitar, Bagon, Gabite, and Fraxure. Dragonite or Salamance appears after disturbing the cave.
Dragonair can be seen floating and dancing in the air in the right side of the stage.
Tyranitar can be seen stombing and roaring near the burnt trees and broken rocks.
Bagon can be seen running about the entrance of the dragon cave.
Gabite can be found on top of the rock cave roaring and slicing in the air.
Fraxure can be found walking back and forth rom the middle of the stage to behind the dragon cave.
Dragonite bursts forth from the top of the cave and can be seen flying in the far back ground of the stage.
Salamance breaks from the top of the cave and can be seen flying in the far background of the stage.
Poison – The stage rises up and there are pools of poisonous goo that lies in three containers marked with hazardous signs. Above these bubbling poisonous wells are three moving platforms. They can be knocked into the acid good which causes a powerful Poison type Pokémon Stadium to appear. Touching the poison will cause 12% damage each hit and will temporarily stun the player thus making it hard to escape. In the background there are smoke stacks that belch out smoke. Here are the Pokémon that appear in the Poison Phase: Grimer, Wheezing, Seviper, and Toxicroak. Muk or Garbodor will appear after a platform crashes into the poison wells.
Grimer can be found playing around in the acidic gooze in the cauldrons.
Wheezing can be seen floating slightly above the platforms; near the smoke stacks.
Seviper can be seen slithering and coiling around the smoke stacks and hissing at Wheezing.
Toxircroak can be seen on the middle platform; expanding his throat sac and sulking about.
Muk explodes in a wave of acid and can be seen lurching about in the background of the stage. Its eyes reach the platforms.
Garbodor explodes in a wave of acid and can be walking back and forth in the background of the stage. Its eyes reach the platforms.
Psychic – The stage appears flat with six different floating platforms that form a circle. They continuously turn cock wise or counter clock-wise. On each platform, cinluding two on the main platform are teleporters. Touching these teleporters will teleport the player to another teleporter on the stage. It is randomized and there is no set order. It is based off from Sabrina`s Gym in Pokémon Red and Blue. In the middle on the stage is a statue to an purple Players can pass by hit or hit it to knock it down. knocking it down will release a powerful Psychic type Pokémon. Here is a list of Pokémon that appears on the Psychic phase: Abra, Gardevoir, Chimecho, Mime. Jr, and Munna. Reuniclus or Gothitelle will appear after bnreaking down the eye statue.
Abra can be seen sitting in the far right of the stage; motionless unless if a player walks by in which it will teleport away.
Gardevoir can be seen pacing back and forth in the far left of the stage very gracefully.
Chimecho can be seen jingling in the center of the turning teleportation platforms.
Mine Jr. can be seen in the middle of platform; dancing and laughing.
Munna can be found drifitng slowly around the background of the stage; close to the main platform.
Reuniclus explodes out of the statue in psychic waves and begins to hover about the the far background of the stage.
Gothitelle explodes out of the statue in psychic waves and begins to slightly hover in the background with a black and purple aura emanating from it.
Stargazer Colosseum (Pokémon Battle Revolution)
Neon Colosseum (Pokémon Battle Revolution)
Minor Boss (Pokémon Battle Revolution)
Final Boss Battle Mysterial Theme (Pokémon Battle Revolution)
Main Street Colosseum (Pokémon Battle Revolution)
Event Battle (Pokémon Black and White)
Gym Leader Battle (Pokémon Black and White)
Elite Four Battle (Pokémon Black and White)
Champion Battle (Pokémon Black and White)
Battle Subway (Pokémon Black and White)
- Mine. Jr
Since Pokémon Stadium is technically no longer being made and Pokémon Battle Revolution taking its place, I felt that it should reflect Pokémon Battle Revolution while still keeping the Pokémon Stadium name as a nod to the series. I wanted to focus on other types that hasn`t been represented. As well, I wanted to cinlude more cameos and include Pokémon from the previous generations. I feel I help represent the series as whole.
Chances of Being in SSB4
100% – I feel like a Pokémon Stadium –like stage will make an return appearance in SSB4 given the fact Pokémon Stadium 2 did. It helps represent the series as well as the battle aspect of the Pokémon franchise. So, with that in mind, I feel that Pokémon Stadium will return in some shape or form.