Pokemon Pinball

Strategy Guide

  • Faster ball upgrade

    When the Pokeball hits the first three lights at the top, press Left to move the light. It can also be moved by pressing A.

  • Moving Pokemon in Pokedex

    Select an unevolved or basic Pokemon, then press Start to watch it move in the Pokedex. Note: This trick only works when the game is played in a Game Boy Color system.

  • Pokedex record

    Enter the Pokedex and press Select to view how many Pokemon have been obtained and seen.

  • Bonus levels

    Bonus levels are unlocked by capturing three Pokemon in the same location without getting a "Game Over" screen or changing to a different location before returning. If this is accomplished a hole marked "Go To Bonus" will appear. Enter the hole to reach the bonus level. The Red pinball machine has a Diglett's Cave bonus level, and the and blue pinball machine has a Meowth's House bonus level.

  • Mew

    Mew is a bonus character that is worth a lot of points. In red, go to the Digglett, Gengar, and Mewtwo stages twice. In blue, go to Meowth, Seel, Mewtwo stages twice. Go to Indigo Plateau in map mode. Then go into a get mode to have a 6% chance of Mew appearing. Hit Mew with the Pokeball for the bonus points.

    Note: This trick requires a Game Shark cartridge. Enter 919679D5 as a GameShark code and leave the GameShark cartridge off. Start a game and get into a catch 'em mode. Proceed to catch the Pokemon, and when the four "Catch!" lights are lit, get ready to turn on the GameShark. Hit the Pokemon again, and as soon as the ball hits, turn on the Gameshark. A message stating that Mew was caught will appear at the bottom of the screen. Save the game and check the Pokedex. Mew should be there. Return to the game and try to evolve Mew. It does not matter if you are successful, but your Pokedex will return to normal. If you do not, when you press Select to see how many Pokemon have been caught, 151/150 will appear (if you have all other Pokemon).

  • View program code

    Note: This trick requires a Game Shark cartridge. Start the game with the Game Shark and enter the Pokedex screen. Then, press the reset button on the top of the Game Shark to briefly see programmer information about the Pokemon.

  • Hints
      Secret Mewtwo bonus stage

      Complete both bonus stages in the machine that you are playing. In red field, clear the Digglett and Gengar stages. In blue field, clear Meowth and Seel stages. Then when you catch three more Pokemon or get a chance for another slot, you can reach the Secret Mewtwo bonus stage.

      Once in the stage, hit Mewtwo as much as possible. If he is hit enough times, he will stop creating the balls. When this happens, you can hit him three more times to clear the stage. However, do not do this, since it will start the cycle over again. By leaving the Mewtwo stage uncleared, you may keep returning to it and get higher scores.

      Evolve Pokemon in the red field

      Shoot the Pokeball through the left outside loop. Each time it passes through the loop, one evolution arrow will light. When all three arrows are lit, shoot the ball into the Evolution cave. Then, choose the Pokemon to be evolved.

      Evolve Pokemon in the blue field

      Shoot the Pokeball through the left loop. Each time the Pokeball passes through the loop, one evolution arrow will light. When all three arrows are lit, shoot your ball into Slowpoke's mouth. Then, choose the Pokemon to be evolved.

      Easier way to evolve Pokemon

      After entering evolution mode, quickly hit the buttons with the flashing arrows next to them. Do not try to raise Pikachu's lightning meter. The "Ball Saver" will stay lit for awhile. During this time, after hitting a button with a flashing arrow, allow the ball to move below the flippers. After the ball is launched, if the item you are looking for is near the top, you will have a good chance of getting it. Note: If this is attempted, always make sure that the "Ball Saver" is not going to run out.

      Special Evolution bonus

      Enter evolution mode. Then get the menu and select a Pokemon that has a star. Go through the entire evolution process. After the Pokemon evolves, a special evolution bonus worth 10,000,000 will be awarded.

      Double Cave bonus

      Light up the letters C, A, V, and E to unlock the Cave bonus, but do not enter. Light up the same letters again, then enter the Cave to collect double the amount of points.

      Easy 10 million point bonus

      Upgrade your Pokeball all the way to a Masterball by turning on all the lights on the top half of a board. Then, try to upgrade it one more time. This is much easier than having to evolve a Pokemon with a star next to its name.

      Easy Pokemon capture

      Hit a Voltorb or Shellder, then hold A or B when their shadows appear.

      Finding rare Pokemon

      On the third ball, light up all the "GET" lights and enter the hole. This will increase the chance that rare Pokemon will appear.

      Finding Pokemon

      Each Pokemon has a particular location where they like to hide:

        Red field
        Pallet Town: Charmander, Rattata, Nidoran (M), and Poliwag
        Viridan Forest: Weedle, Pidgey, and Pikachu
        Pewter City: Spearow, Jigglypuff, Ekans, and Magikarp
        Cerulean City: Oddish, Mankey, Jynx, and Abra
        Vermilion City Seaside: Shellder, Krabby, Ekans, and Farfetch'd
        Rock Mountain: Voltorbe, Diglett, and MrMime
        Lavender Town: Gastly, Magnemite, Cubone, Electabuzz, and Zapdos
        Cycling Road: Spearow, Doduo, Lickitung, and Snorlax
        Safari Zone: Paras, Rhyhorn, and Chansey
        Seafoam Islands: Horsea, Staryu, Seel, and Articuno
        Cinnabar Island: Ponyta, Growlithe, Omanyte, and Kabuto
        Indigo Plateau: Machop, Onix, and Ditto

        Blue field
        Viridan City: Squirtle, Nidoran (M), and Bulbasaur
        Viridian Forest: Caterpie, Rattata, and Pikachu
        Mt Moon: Zubat, Paras, and Clefairy
        Cerulean City: Bellsprout, Meowth, Jynx, and Abra
        Vermilion City Streets: Shellder, Krabby, Farfetch'd, and Sandshrew
        Rock Mountain: Diglet, Voltorbe, and MrMime
        Celadon City: Mankey, Meowth, Eevee, and Porygon
        Fuchsia City: Magikarp, Goldeen, Kangashan, and Exeggcute
        Safari Zone: Doduo, Nidoran (F), and Chansey
        Saffron City: Ekans, Sandshrew, Hitmonchan, and Hitmonlee
        Cinnabar Island: Ponyta, Koffing, Aerodactyl, and Magmar
        Indingo Plateau: Geodude, Ditto, Moltres, and Mewtwo

    Game Shark Codes

    Note: You must have a 2.1 or higher version of the Game Shark to use these codes in a Game Boy Color system.

    Infinite Balls01029DD4
    Infinite Again Mode013F9BD4
    Infinite Time (Catch 'Em Mode)91057AD5
    Infinite Dual Pikachu Kickback01291DD5
    Two Billion Points When Ball is Lost01028DD4
    9,999,999,999,990 Points01291DD4
    Start With 255 Bulbasaurs01FF60D4
    Ball Saver is Always On91FFA4D4
    91FFA3D4
    91FFA2D4
    91FFA1D4
    Pokemon Modifier91??79D5
    Quantity Digits to Accompany Pokemon Modifier Code
    00 - Bulbasaur
    01 - Ivysaur
    02 - Venusaur
    03 - Charmander
    04 - Charmeleon
    05 - Charizard
    06 - Squirtle
    07 - Wartortle
    08 - Blastoise
    09 - Caterpie
    0A - Metabod
    0B - Butterfree
    0C - Weedle
    0D - Kakuna
    0E - Beedrill
    0F - Pidgey
    10 - Pigeotto
    11 - Pigeot
    12 - Rattata
    13 - Raticate
    14 - Spearow
    15 - Fearow
    16 - Ekans
    17 - Arbok
    18 - Pikachu
    19 - Raichu
    1A - Sandshrew
    1B - Sandslash
    1C - Nidoran (F)
    1D - Nidorina
    1E - Nidoqueen
    1F - Nidoran (M)
    20 - Nidorino
    21 - Nidoking
    22 - Clefairy
    23 - Clefable
    24 - Vulpix
    25 - Ninetales
    26 - Jigglypuff
    27 - Wigglytuff
    28 - Zubat
    29 - Golbat
    2A - Oddish
    2B - Gloom
    2C - Vileplume
    2D - Paras
    2E - Parasect
    2F - Venonat
    30 - Venomoth
    31 - Diglett
    32 - Dugtrio
    33 - Meowth
    34 - Persian
    35 - Psyduck
    36 - Golduck
    37 - Mankey
    38 - Primeape
    39 - Growlithe
    3A - Arcanine
    3B - Poliwag
    3C - Polwhirl
    3D - Poliwrath
    3E - Abra
    3F - Kadabra
    40 - Alakazam
    41 - Machop
    42 - Machoke
    43 - Machamp
    44 - Bellsprout
    45 - Weepinbell
    46 - Victreebell
    47 - Tentacool
    48 - Tentacruel
    49 - Geodude
    4A - Graveler
    4B - Golem
    4C - Ponyta
    4D - Rapidash
    4E - Slowpoke
    4F - Slowbro
    50 - Magnemite
    51 - Magneton
    52 - Farfetch'd
    53 - Doduo
    54 - Dodrio
    55 - Seel
    56 - Dewgong
    57 - Grimer
    58 - Muk
    59 - Shelder
    5A - Cloyster
    5B - Gastly
    5C - Haunter
    5D - Gengar
    5E - Onix
    5F - Drowzee
    60 - Hypno
    61 - Krabby
    62 - Kingler
    63 - Voltorb
    64 - Electrode
    65 - Exeggcute
    66 - Exeggutor
    67 - Cubone
    68 - Marowak
    69 - Hitmonlee
    6A - Hitmoncham
    6B - Lickitung
    6C - Koffing
    6D - Weezing
    6E - Rhyhorn
    6F - Rhydon
    70 - Chansey
    71 - Tangela
    72 - Kangaskhan
    73 - Horsea
    74 - Seadra
    75 - Goldeen
    76 - Seaking
    77 - Staryu
    78 - Starmie
    79 - Mr. Mime
    7A - Scyther
    7B - Jynx
    7C - Electabuzz
    7D - Magmar
    7E - Pinsir
    7F - Tauros
    80 - Magikarp
    81 - Gyarados
    82 - Lapras
    83 - Ditto
    84 - Eevee
    85 - Vaporeon
    86 - Jolteon
    87 - Flareon
    88 - Porygon
    89 - Omanyte
    8A - Omastar
    8B - Kabuto
    8C - Kabutops
    8D - Aerodactyl
    8E - Snorlax
    8F - Articuno
    90 - Zapdos
    91 - Moltres
    92 - Dratini
    93 - Dragonair
    94 - Dragonite
    95 - Mewtwo
    96 - Mew


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