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Pokémon Puzzle Challenge

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Pokémon Puzzle Challenge
Pokemon Puzzle Challenge box art.jpg
Developer(s) Intelligent Systems
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Game Boy Color, Virtual Console (Nintendo 3DS)
Release date Game Boy Color:
Japan September 21, 2000
USA December 4, 2000
Europe June 15, 2001
Australia June 15, 2001
Virtual Console (3DS):
USA November 6, 2014
Europe November 27, 2014
Australia November 27, 2014
Genre Puzzle
ESRB:ESRB E.svg - Everyone
PEGI:PEGI 3.svg - Three years and older
ACB:ACB G.svg - General
Mode(s) 1-2 players
Game Boy Color:
Media GBC icon.png Game Pak
Nintendo 3DS:
Media DL icon.svg Digital download
Game Boy Color:
Nintendo 3DS:

Pokémon Puzzle Challenge is a puzzle game for the Game Boy Color. It was developed by Intelligent Systems and published by Nintendo. The game was first released in 2000 in Japan and North America then in 2001 in Europe and Australia. Pokémon Puzzle Challenge was eventually ported to the Nintendo 3DS as a Virtual Console title in November 2014, first in North America then in Europe and Australia, although it was not released in Japan.

Pokémon Puzzle Challenge is based on Panel de Pon, having the same general gameplay but with a Pokémon theme. The game is the handheld counterpart to the Nintendo 64 title Pokémon Puzzle League, which was released around the same time. Pokémon Puzzle Challenge features characters from the Johto region, who are especially based on their appearance in Pokémon Gold and Silver Versions, the latest core series titles released at the time, whereas Pokémon Puzzle League uses characters and themes from the earlier seasons of the Pokémon anime. Both games began development as sequels to Panel de Pon before their conversion into Pokémon titles. This follows the lead of when Tetris Attack was converted from Panel de Pon into a Yoshi title, specifically for regions outside of Japan.

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