Pocket Monsters: Sonans ga Koronda! (Arcade)

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Pocket Monsters: Sonans ga Koronda! is an arcade medal game. It is based on the Pocket Monsters Advanced Generation Battle Frontier anime saga, and the children's game Darumasan ga Koronda, which is a Japanese variation of the game statues (also known as "red light, green light" or "grandmother's footsteps"). The player starts out controlling Pikachu. Other Pokémon that can be controlled via inserting more medals include Phanpy, Munchlax, Kecleon, Squirtle, Plusle, and Minun, each with different stats. A set of lanes is set up, with lanes side by side. The player, in their lane, taps the center button repeatedly in order to run.

The object is to reach the goal without Meowth seeing you. Therefore, if Meowth turns around, you must stop. Any Pokémon still running while Meowth is looking are out. There is also a timer. The game is lost if all Pokémon are caught by Meowth or the 30-second timer runs out. Sometimes, obstacles will pop up, like Diglett, popping out of the ground in the player's way. Fruit waits at the finish line. Each different kind of fruit is worth a different value. The greater the value, the more medals the player is rewarded. Occasionally, Wobbuffet will walk by, fall, and drop a Poké Ball. Each time it falls, it will drop a different kind: first a Poké Ball, then an Ultra Ball, and finally a Master Ball. The Master Ball causes a Bonus Game to start where Pikachu races against other Pokémon. Instead of tapping the button, this race requires the player to insert medals. The more medals are currently inserted, Pikachu runs faster.


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Alternate Titles

  • "Pocket Monsters ソーナンスがころんだ!" -- Japanese spelling

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Michael Cassidy (20964) added Pocket Monsters: Sonans ga Koronda! (Arcade) on Oct 24, 2014