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Pokémon Puzzle League
Pokemon Puzzle League (NA)

North American box art
Developer(s) NST
Intelligent Systems
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Nintendo 64 platform icon Virtual Console (Wii) platform icon
Genre(s) Puzzle

03ESRB E  01PEGI 3 

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Pokémon Puzzle League, along with Pokémon Puzzle Challenge, are Pokémon based versions of the game Tetris Attack, known as Panel de Pon in Japan.

Pokémon Puzzle League is a game for the Nintendo 64 and was released on September 1, 2000. It is the first Tetris Attack-style game to allow editing puzzles, and introduced a 3D mode of play.

The game takes place in "Puzzle Village." Within Puzzle Village, there are nine different "places" to go to. It was added as a title to the Virtual Console on May 5, 2008.

Game Modes

The game had two basic formats of 2D and 3D. 2D is the classsic mode previously used on Panel De Pon/Tetris Attack/Pokemon Puzzle Challenge.

3D is where the puzzle is presented in a cylindrical stack that is rotated by moving the cursor to the left and right.

The modes are as follows:

  • 1P Stadium
1 player mode where computer controlled opponents, the trainers of the Kanto region challenge you. The default player is Ash. This mode is in 2D mode only.
  • 2P Stadium
2 player mode played same as 1P Stadium with the players being able to choose who to play as. Can be played in 2D mode.
  • Marathon
Endless mode that can be played in either 2D or 3D.
  • Spa Service
The story mode where you have to clear a puzzle down below a clear line without it reaching the top. It starts in 2D but then switches to 3D halfway through. The mode consists of six matches against Jessie, James, and Meowth, with a battle against Butch and Cassidy as the halfway-point match and Giovanni as the end boss.
  • Time Zone
The player plays on a single 2D or 3D playfield for two minutes and attempts to score as many points as possible.
  • Puzzle University
    Pokemon Puzzle League title screen

    Title screen

This mode presents the player with a series of puzzles in which the player must clear all the blocks in a predetermined number of moves.
  • Prof. Oak's Lab
A tutorial mode.
  • Mimic Mansion
Practice mode, including a "super easy" mode.
  • Records
Records for a player including high scores and awards earned can be viewed here.


This game used most of the music from the American version of the Pokémon anime as well as the movie Mewtwo Strikes Back (in MIDI form.)

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