It’s a Pokémon throwback! That’s right, Trainers—two classic games may be in your (very) near future. Let’s make like a Rapidash and speed through the details.
Pokémon™ Trading Card Game
Available: Right now!
Requires: Any Nintendo Switch Online membership
The greatest Pokémon Trading Card Game players of all time—The Grand Masters—are looking for one player worthy of inheriting the four rare Legendary Pokémon Cards! Build decks with the Auto Deck Machine, hone your skills on the Challenge Machine, and test your ability in the Challenge Hall. Expand your card collection, duel your way through eight Club Masters, and earn the right to challenge the Grand Masters in the Pokémon Dome! Shadowy figures, wise instructors and powerful opponents await you in this trading card game adventure!
Don’t forget that games in the Game Boy™ – Nintendo Switch Online library have added online play. Yep, that means you can battle your friends online as well!
Pokémon Stadium 2™
Available: Right now!
Requires: Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership
Hundreds of Pokémon enter the 3D arena!
Released for the Nintendo 64™ console in 2001, this battle arena features all the Pokémon from the Pokémon Red, Pokémon Blue, Pokémon Yellow, Pokémon Gold, Pokémon Silver, and Pokémon Crystal games. Decide on your strategy and stand back while your Pokémon battle it out! Up to four players* can join in and play 12 minigames, like Egg Emergency and Delibird's Delivery! And there's a Quiz mode that includes three difficulty levels, so Pokémon novices and experts alike can enjoy it.
Of course, this version of the game also has added online play.
(Please note you will not be able to transfer Pokémon from Game Boy games to this title.)
About Nintendo Switch Online
Don’t have a Nintendo Switch Online membership yet? Let’s go over the two different tiers:
Nintendo Switch Online: In addition to getting access to a selection of 100+ Game Boy, Super NES™, and NES™ games, you’ll also be able to play with your friends online, back up your save data to the cloud and use voice chat with other players via the smartphone app in compatible games, and get access to members-only special offers.
Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack: You’ll get all the benefits listed above plus access to a selection of Nintendo 64, Game Boy™ Advance, and SEGA Mega Drive™ games and access to select DLC** (Animal Crossing™: New Horizons - Happy Home Paradise, Mario Kart™ 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass, and Splatoon™ 2: Octo Expansion)
*Additional accessories may be required for multiplayer mode. Sold separately.
**Any Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required to access the Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online, Super Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online and Game Boy – Nintendo Switch Online collection of games. Paid Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack required to play the Nintendo 64 – Nintendo Switch Online, Game Boy Advance – Nintendo Switch Online and SEGA Mega Drive – Nintendo Switch Online collections of games, and to access the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass, Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise and Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion DLC at no additional cost. Membership auto-renews after initial term at the then-current price unless cancelled. Persistent Internet, compatible smartphone and Nintendo Account age 13+ required to access some online features on the app, including voice chat. Data charges may apply. Online features, Save Data Cloud and Nintendo Switch Online smartphone app features available in compatible games. Not available in all countries. The Nintendo Account User Agreement, including the Purchase and Subscription terms, apply. nintendo.com.au/switch-online