Pokémon Puzzle League

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Pokémon Puzzle League
Pokémon Puzzle League.jpg
Developer(s) Nintendo Software Technology, Intelligent Systems
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Series Pokémon
Platform(s) Virtual Console, Nintendo 64
Release date(s) Nintendo 64
NA September 25, 2000
EU March 16, 2001
Virtual Console
NA May 5, 2008
EU May 30, 2008
Genre(s) Puzzle
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer (2)
Input methods GameCube Controller, Classic Controller
Compatibility 4Stars4.pngEdit rating: Pokémon Puzzle League
GameIDs NANE01, NANP01, NAND01, NANF01
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Pokémon Puzzle League is a puzzle game for the Nintendo 64 console. It is based on Nintendo's Panel de Pon puzzle games, but with Pokémon likenesses. It was only available in North America starting in 2000, and in Europe in 2001, making it the first Pokémon game produced for North America first. The game was not available in Japan because it is based on the English dub of the anime; the Japanese received the game's Game Boy Color counterpart, Pokémon Puzzle Challenge. It is the only Pokémon game to be based on the Pokémon anime universe, and to feature Ash Ketchum, the anime's protagonist.



The timer functions improperly, running extremely fast instead of counting up normally. Luckily, on modes where it counts down, it misses zero, meaning every mode of the game is completable.


No configuration changes are known to affect compatibility for this title.

Version Compatibility

The graph below charts the compatibility with Pokémon Puzzle League since Dolphin's 2.0 release, listing revisions only where a compatibility change occurred.

5.0-12380 (current)
2.0 (r5384)
Compatibility can be assumed to align with the indicated revisions. However, compatibility may extend to prior revisions or compatibility gaps may exist within ranges indicated as compatible due to limited testing. Please update as appropriate.


This title has been tested on the environments listed below:

Test Entries
Revision OS Version CPU GPU Result Tester
3.5-350 Windows 7 x64 Intel Core i7-2670QM nVidia GeForce GTX 560m Surprisingly well emulated, definitely playable and stable. Does push the hardware relatively hard, even compared to high end Wii games, you may be watching your processor crumble under the pressure. Usually ran between 25% - 75% depending on settings. JMC4789

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