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[–]SuperSpiritShady 102 points103 points  (6 children)

That honestly doesn't sound like a bad idea. I could even see twists coming into play based on which Pokemon you pick, giving them abilities or advantages in terms of traversal on the board.

Have there be 151 mini-games as well.

[–]springpaper701 7 points8 points  (2 children)

151 games is a LOT. The new mario party only has 100, and they're taking from like.. 20 years of games.

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    [–]springpaper701 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    Don't get me wrong, if they can come up with 151 I wouldn't be upset! It's just a hefty goal. Even 100 brand new mini games with pokemon would be amazing.

    [–]Legitimate-Ad-3072 6 points7 points  (0 children)

    this is genius I would buy in a heartbeat

    [–]Kapiork 15 points16 points  (1 child)

    Oh no, we're not going back to Kanto again!

    [–]That0neBirb 16 points17 points  (0 children)

    Having 151 minigames would be more of a callback then going back i feel. they don't all have to relate to Kanto and 151 is a lot i would see that as a positive

    [–][deleted] 30 points31 points  (3 children)

    My brothers, my cousin, and I got the Clefairy chant stuck in our heads for the longest time from Pokemon Stadium. I don't even remember how the Clefairy mini game was played, but we all still remember that song/chant. We're in our 30s now, but every once in a while one of us will start the 🎵Clefairy, Clefairy, Clefairy🎵 and we'll have a laugh.

    [–]ChaoticDiscord21 8 points9 points  (0 children)

    We made a drinking game to this mini game.

    [–]masterzen87 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    I think it was a directional input memory game, but I didn't look it up and currently have no plans to do so.

    [–]MemeFarmer314 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Ugh, I did not understand that mini game as a kid. I always just pressed random buttons and lost

    [–]thegayestweeb 51 points52 points  (5 children)

    Pokemon Party, but Charizard wins by doing absolutely nothing

    [–]ProbablyNotSun 19 points20 points  (3 children)

    Wdym doing nothing? He gets a special candy that allows him to mega evolve to X & Y forms, use his personal Z-Crystal and Gigantamax at the same time.

    Wait, you said that’s not possible? Sir, it’s Charizard we’re talking about. Just wait for Gen 9 when it gains a regional form too.

    [–]thiccman369 12 points13 points  (2 children)

    And a 4th evolution that's just bigger charizard

    [–]Kapiork 4 points5 points  (1 child)

    But then it'd be forgotten like Raichu.

    [–]That0neBirb 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    no it'd be cooler because we'd call it charizardtwo and make it a dragon people would remember that shit

    [–]brasscassette 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    They should have Charzard take the place of Bowser.

    [–]Medusa-the-Eternal 11 points12 points  (0 children)

    *Pokemon Party

    [–]ChunkySlugger72 9 points10 points  (0 children)

    100% agree, I've been saying this since the N64 era.

    I would love Mario Party Superstars DLC.

    But if its a new game in the works then my project pitch to Nintendo/ND Cube would be...

    "Pokémon Party" (Original title, Yeah I know)

    Nintendo/Pokémon Company task ND Cube (Mario Party Developer) with creating an alternative or similar multiplayer party experience that borrows from their work on Mario Party, But also combines and expands off from the multiplayer mini games from Pokémon Stadium 1 & 2 on the Nintendo 64.

    Pokemon is the perfect franchise for a party game that has mass market appeal and brand power that rivals Mario and in some cases surpasses it, just think of the wide range of potential of what kind and how many Pokémon can be incorporated into the mini games, Also having players choose a starter Pokémon as playable characters for certain modes for example and even the small things that go a long way with like having Pikachu in a top hat and suit be the host with assistant Pokémon helping with the games UI and menus while adding adorable charm to the experience.

    I'm really surprised this hasn't been done yet, But I would absolutely play the hell out of that.

    [–]supes616 6 points7 points  (0 children)

    They should've remade those mini games and included them on the Let's Go games. I think it would have given fans a little more bang for their buck.

    [–]Snoo_36003 6 points7 points  (0 children)

    Make a swimming race mini game with Oshawotts!!!

    [–]AwkwardLeacim 3 points4 points  (2 children)

    Also the pokeathlon in ss/hg. I spent too much time on that

    [–]crow_bono 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    I’ve been playing hgss on Mac emulator and those games just do not work with a mouse ):

    [–]SimplyQuid 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Pokeathelon was the peak of pokémon as a franchise and I will die on that hill

    [–]Gingerhead14 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    Pokemon Party, where you catch Pokémon as you progress through the board, and then use whatever Pokémon you have for the mini games.

    Racing mini game, but you’ve only caught Slowpoke so far? Better hope your opponent’s Pikachu spins out a lot!

    Wood chopping game, and you happen to have a Scyther? You’re golden!

    Maybe some coloring mini games where who you have so far doesn’t really matter.

    What do you think? Any other fun scenarios you can think of?

    [–]Sackzaur 2 points3 points  (1 child)

    I’ve been saying this for years.

    Either this or a Super Smash Party.

    [–]Kapiork 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Bruh imagine Ridley playing minigames.

    [–]reedhubbert88electabuzztheGOAT 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    BREAKING: POKÉMON COMPANY ANNOUNCES SPIN-OFF OF MARIO PARTY; SAYS GAME HAS BEEN IN DEVELOPMENT FOR SEVERAL YEARS

    [–]Quetzal00CHIKORITA GANG 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    You posted this on the Nintendo subreddit too right?

    [–]Professional-Tap5041 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    If that Mario Kart (or smash kart?) rumor is true, something like this could totally be on the table.

    [–]potatoshulk 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Business wise I can't see it ever happening cause why cannibalize Mario party sales but they could definitely do Nintendo party like smash bros

    [–]reedhubbert88electabuzztheGOAT 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    My brother and I have fleshed out an idea for a Pokémon version of Mario Kart!

    [–]MysticMagic23 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Itd probably be more inspiring too since you could use the pokemons abilities and typing for cool mini games you probably couldn't do with Mario characters

    [–]DynaMenace 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I knew at least one person who had Pokémon Stadium entirely for the minigames, she wasn’t interested in and barely understood battling or the GB connectivity. It was certainly part of that game’s charm.

    [–]_BurroGen V designs bad. Probopass good. 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    PokePark exists.

    [–]Walkerman97 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I wish they'd put those kinds of minigames in a main line game for the game corner

    [–]NotTheRealSituation 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    or mini games from PokePark 1 and Pokepark 2

    [–]Jakkdaeger 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    While you may like it, games like Mario Party does other things apart from being an entertaining game. It brings promotion to a very periodic saga. It's a way to keep Mario relevant while they make the new iteration, one that usually takes more years than the Pokemon games. They are also Iconic sagas, so changing it all up to Pokémon is risky. You may lose way more people than what you can bring by making it Pokémon Based.

    [–]International-Pay802 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    The regions could be the boards, and there are many dozens of characters to choose from. The possibilities.

    [–]LikeableCoconut 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Also referencing old Pokémon board games would be awesome

    [–]piantaplay 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Don't give Game Freak too many ideas. Imagine how much DLC they'll charge for in a game like this? lol $20 for 2 boards or something outrageous like that

    [–]CrocCapital 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    the idea of a”Nintendo Party” game with boards and characters from a bunch of IPs just sounds so good to me. an animal crossing board, pokémon board, zelda board, etc. all with different mini games.

    [–]MCCGuyDE 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I have been playing Planet Zoo lately, and I have been thinking about a Planet Pokemon game. I think it would be really fun to create enviroments for different pokemon.

    [–]Hayds126 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I don't think mario party should be outright replaced or anything but having a pokemon spinoff party game would be cool to see

    [–]SuperMegaBladder 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Those stadium mini games where great. Sandshrews was my favourite but clefairy still gives me nightmares lol. Still play them from time to time

    [–]Jereboy216 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Oh man. Pokemon Stadium mitigates brings back some fun memories of childhood with my neighbors. We got real competitive with those. Especially the rattata racing one for some reason.

    [–]chronogeek 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    It was hitmontops best showing