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Pocket Monisters [sic], also known as Monsters Pocket, is a series of handheld LCD games based on the Pokémon series. The handhelds are loosely part of the "POP Station" clone lineage (though likely predate the POP Station itself).

Overview[]

The handhelds are generally modeled after an original Game Boy, and feature one game per unit. Each system features the Pocket Monisters and/or Monsters Pocket name; the actual game titles, however, are only present on the consoles' packaging. The known games from the series include:

  • Pikaciu vs. Dino - A variant of City Fighter, a game commonly seen on "POP Station" clones; the character graphics are replaced with Pikachu and Charmander (the latter presumably being the "dino"). Some models feature a Pikachu wearing pants on the console shell; others replace this with an "imitation" Pikachu resembling a rabbit, alongside Ash and Charmander.[1]
  • Unknown game - Appears to be an elaborate clone of Pooyan; it is not directly based on the 1982 Gakken handheld. The player controls Pikachu in a flying Pokéball, and must shoot down Meowths flying upward in bubbles; the Meowths appear to be able to build up across the top of the screen and push boulders onto Pikachu.[2]

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Trivia[]

  • Pikaciu vs. Dino was covered in the April 2006 issue of "Electronic Gaming Monthly" by reviewer Seanbaby, as part of a section on general knockoff consoles. The article states that the console "looks like a Game Boy but plays like a sandwich", and dubs it "The matchup God never intended!".[3]
    • Other consoles covered in the issue are notably rare (or otherwise very obscure); including the Timetop UM6578 consoles, and two particularly bizarre LCD games titled "American Blunder" and "Long Love".[3]

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