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You guide Ash Ketchum to catch every Pokemon in this top-scrolling game. Battle each Gym Leader to get a badge. After Elite Four, you are taken to the evil Gary Oak.

Pokemon was produced by Nintendo in 2001.

Nintendo released 107 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1970. Nintendo was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Nintendo during the time period Pokemon was produced include: Pokemon Snap Station, Super Soccer, Super Mario World, Mario's Open Golf, Nintendo Super System, Himshou Goran Pocket Monster, F-Zero AX, Super Mario Fushigi No Korokoro Party 2, Nintendo Gamecube Custom, and Donkey Kong Jungle Fever


Name Pokemon
Developer Nintendo (Japan)
Year 2001
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 9059
Class Wide Release
Genre Other
Conversion Class JAMMA
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Either
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 4-way (up, down, left, right)
  • Buttons: 6 - Select|Cancel|Pokedex|Save|Pokemon|Status
Sound Amplified Stereo (two channel)

Game Introduction

You use your Pokemon Player's Guide (Red, and Blue Versions only) to make a walkthrough of the game.

The player can play either as the Red Version (player 1), or Blue Version (player 2). You can battle, or trade Pokemon while in 2 player mode located in every Pokemon Center.

Game Play

Once you get to certain cities, go to the house with the POKE sign to heal your Pokemon. You can also turn on the PC to deposit objects. Read the status from Professor Oak's PC to see how many Pokemons you have got. Once it says MART, that means you can buy things. Some places wants to trade your Pokemon for theirs such as: Farfetch'd, Likitung, Mr. Mime, and Jynx.

Once you get one of the fossils from MT. Moon, the Helix Fossil contains Omanyte, which evolves into Omastar in LV 40. The Dome Fossil contains Kabuto, which evolves into Kabutops in LV 40.

There are eleven unique Pokemon: Red Ekans, Arbok, Oddish, Gloom, Vileplume, Mankey, Primeape, Growlithe, Arcanine, Scyther and Electrabuzz. The Blue version has Sandshrew, Sandslash, Meowth, Persian, Bellsprout, Weepinbell, Victreebel, Vulpix, Ninetales, Magmar and Pinsir

The Pokemon from Coin Exchange is located in Celadon City:

Red Version

  • Abra - 180CR
  • Clefairy - 500CR
  • Nidorina - 1,200CR
  • Dratini - 2,800CR
  • Scyther - 5,500CR
  • Porygon - 9,999CR

Blue Version

  • Abra - 120CR
  • Clefairy - 750CR
  • Nidorino - 1,200CR
  • Pinsir - 2500CR
  • Dratini - 4,600CR
  • Porygon - 6,500CR

The gameplay is similar to Gauntlet.

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Cheats, Tricks, Bugs, and Easter Eggs

To catch any of the Legendary Bird Pokemon, you must have an Ultra Ball. You will need 50 of them.

To catch Mewtwo, beat the game one time, push the Pokemon button, go to the Flying-type Pokemon, push Select, Go to FLY, push Select again. Go to Cerulean City. Push the Pokemon button again, go to the Water-type Pokemon, Push Select, move the cursor to SURF, push Select again to get to Unknown Dungeon. You must follow the order. A-B-C-D-E-F-G. Go to a Pokemon. When you hear a noise, you will have a capture with level 70 Mewtwo. Must have a Master Ball from Slith Company, located at Saffron City. You want to add him to your Pokedex.


This game is the same as the Game Boy version, which later inspired the Japanese anime of the same name. There was an apostrophe on top of the E in Pokemon. The Pocket Monster was only released in Japan.

The Green Version was released in Japan only. The Red version had Charizard, the Blue version contained Blastoise, and the Green Version had Venusaur.

Cabinet Information

The side art shows Pikachu and Ash.


COPY OF: Himshou Goran Pocket Monster
LICENSOR: Game Freak

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Pokemon Census

There are 14,896 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,528 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,131 machines (6,927 unique titles).

Very rare - There is one known instance of this machine owned by an active member Pokemon collector. It is an original dedicated machine (not another machine converted with a kit).

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list.

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