Pokémon Battle Trozei Review
Pokémon Battle Trozei Box Art
System: 3DS
Dev: Genius Sonority Inc.
Pub: Nintendo
Release: March 20, 2014
Players: 1
Screen Resolution: N/A Mild Fantasy Violence, Comic Mischief

Players will also be able to partner up with Pokémon they've already caught. Partner Pokémon will appear in the box as possible matches. Some of them have special abilities like healing box energy or causing the enemy to flinch, and of course rare or powerful Pokémon do more damage than their Route 1 bretheren. Using partner Pokémon makes it more difficult to clear the Trozei box, though, so using them comes with a risk.

Pokémon Battle Trozei Screenshot

Why use partner Pokémon at all, then? To go for 100% completion by catching all the Pokémon in the game, of course. The developers have stuffed all 700+ Pokés into this game. Some Pokémon won't even appear to be battled unless the player has met certain conditions, such as beating a lower evolution of said Pokémon in one massive chain attack or with a super-effective move. Some of these conditions are easy to figure out with a bit of experimentation, while others pretty much require a FAQ. There's even a Safari zone full of Pokémon species that change every day, giving the player incentive to keep coming back to the game for a while.

Later levels offer an increased level of challenge, requiring higher-speed matches or requiring the player to match similar-looking Pokémon such as a selection of Unknown. This challenge ramps up nicely, and players stuck on a particular level can always go back, find some powerful hidden allies, or power up their favorite partner Pokémon.

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Pokémon Battle Trozei is a fun take on the Match-3 genre that rewards quick reflexes, strategic thinking, and Pokémon knowledge. It has a few mildly frustrating elements, like Ditto management during Trozei Chance and automatic matches messing up your attempts to spawn a hidden Pokémon, but in general it's good, clean fun wrapped in an attractive package. What more do you want from an $8 eShop game?

By
Becky Cunningham
Contributing Writer
Date: March 24, 2014

RATING OUT OF 5
RATING DESCRIPTION
3.5
Graphics
The Pokémon graphics are attractive and the game makes the wise decision not to use the 3D feature.
4.0
Control
The stylus controls are accurate and responsive.
3.0
Music / Sound FX / Voice Acting
The music is fine, but the Pokémon don't quite sound right.
4.0
Play Value
Gotta catch 'em all gotta catch 'em all.
3.5
Overall Rating - Good
Not an average. See Rating legend below for a final score breakdown.
Review Rating Legend
0.1 - 1.9 = Avoid 2.5 - 2.9 = Average 3.5 - 3.9 = Good 4.5 - 4.9 = Must Buy
2.0 - 2.4 = Poor 3.0 - 3.4 = Fair 4.0 - 4.4 = Great 5.0 = The Best

Game Features:

  • Pokémon Battle Trozei is a Nintendo 3DS game where players battle Pokémon to capture them through fast-paced puzzles.
  • Pokémon Battle Trozei features over 700 Pokémon, including ones that debuted in the Pokémon X and Pokémon Y games.
  • All of the Pokémon appearing in Pokémon Battle Trozei have a new look with cool and cute icons.
  • Pokémon Battle Trozei is compatible with your Nintendo 3DS system’s StreetPass function. When you pass by another person who is playing Pokémon Battle Trozei, you will be able to exchange play data with each other. If you have set Favorite Pokémon, they will also be shared with others, and any Pokémon you receive from others in this way will become one of your allies!

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