Based on the popular N64 game, Pokémon Stadium's gameplay consists of 1 on 1 battles where Pokémon charge energy for attacks. Each Pokémon has four attacks, Attack 1 being the weakest but least costly meter, and Attack 4 being the strongest but costly meter. The control scheme is Down to charge, A to attack and select an attack, and B taunts. Whenever an attack is performed, the defending Pokémon can choose to either defend or evade. Defending is luck-based and only reduces damage, but evading takes place on a slider where you try to land your arrow in the middle area. If you get this arrow in the center, you avoid taking any damage. This cartridge is built and assembled in Canada using all-new components, including the cartridge casing. No donor carts were harmed in the making of this game.