On April 12, 2023, a classic Pokemon spin-off will come to the Switch. The Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack library is about to get Pokemon Stadium. Nintendo teased its release basically since announcing this new, optional addition to the service.
Back when it first released, Pokemon Stadium was unique in that it would allow a player to use the Transfer Pak to bring over their Pokemon Blue, Red, and Yellow characters to the game. There’s also a Game Boy Tower feature for playing the games.
However, the main modes of Pokemon Stadium focus on taking part in battles. The Battle Now, Free Battle, Gym Leader Castle, and Stadium all involve using the original Pokemon on teams to fight opponents. There’s also a Kids Club area with minigames like Clefairy Says, Magikarp’s Splash, Sushi-Go-Round, and Thundering Dynamo.
Here’s a trailer showing Pokemon Stadium running on a Switch via the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack.
Hey Trainers! #NintendoSwitchOnline + Expansion Pack members can play the #Nintendo64 classic Pokémon Stadium – now featuring online multiplayer battles – when it arrives on 12/04! pic.twitter.com/p5040nuM30
— Nintendo of Europe (@NintendoEurope) April 4, 2023
As a reminder, the last Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack game was Metroid Fusion.
Pokemon Stadium will join the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack on April 12, 2023. A one year subscription to that higher Nintendo Switch Online complement is $49.99. It is also available on the Nintendo 64.