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Veilstone Game Corner トバリゲームコーナー
Tobari Game Corner
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
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Location: Veilstone City
Region: Sinnoh
Generations: IV
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Location of Veilstone Game Corner in Sinnoh.
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The Veilstone Game Corner (Japanese: トバリゲームコーナー Tobari Game Corner) is one of the six Game Corners. It is located in Veilstone City, Sinnoh.

This game corner houses sixteen slot machines (except in European versions of Platinum, which have game machines instead). A Coin Case is necessary to play games. A sign outside reads:

Veilstone Game Corner
Aim for an Explosion of Luck!

In European releases of Platinum, the sign reads:

Veilstone Game Corner
The place everyone talks about!

Service Counter

The woman behind the counter to the left of the slots sells coins at the following rates:

Coins
Coin Case 50 Coins
Pokémon Dollar1000
Coin Case 500 Coins
Pokémon Dollar10000

Prize Exchange

Prizes are sold in the house to the right of the Game Corner.

The prizes available in the Prize Exchange house are:

TMs and Held items
Silk Scarf Silk Scarf
1000C
Wide Lens Wide Lens
1000C
Zoom Lens Zoom Lens
1000C
Metronome Metronome
1000C
TM Normal TM90 (Substitute)
2000C
TM Normal TM58 (Endure)
2000C
TM Normal TM75 (Swords Dance)
4000C
TM Normal TM32 (Double Team)
4000C
TM Psychic TM44 (Rest)
6000C
TM Bug TM89 (U-turn)
6000C
TM Normal TM10 (Hidden Power)
6000C
TM Normal TM27 (Return)
8000C
TM Normal TM21 (Frustration)
8000C
TM Fire TM35 (Flamethrower)
10000C
TM Electric TM24 (Thunderbolt)
10000C
TM Ice TM13 (Ice Beam)
10000C
TM Psychic TM29 (Psychic)
10000C
TM Steel TM74 (Gyro Ball)
15000C
TM Normal TM68 (Giga Impact)
20000C

Games

Slot machines

There are sixteen slot machines in the Game Corner, with four of them having people already seated at them.

Each spin of the machine takes 3 coins, which are inserted by pressing the X button. Reels will start spinning either when the D-pad is pressed down or the X button is pressed again. Y stops the left reel, B stops the middle, and A stops the right.

Payouts

Bonus Round

As the game is played, occasionally a Poké Ball will roll up on the Touch Screen. They make the reels "sticky" and guarantee a win, whereas a win is normally impossible if a Ball does not appear. The type of win depends on the Ball:

Randomly, a Clefairy will pop out of the Poké Ball on the touch screen, and can be either a normal one, a Shiny one, or one that appears to be a Transformed Ditto. Once the Clefairy appears, players must continue spinning the reels until they get a 100-coin bonus. The odds of getting the bonus seem to improve if the slots are activated to the beat of Clefairy's clapping.

At this point the bonus round will begin. It only costs one coin to spin the reels while in the bonus round; after the reels begin spinning, the Clefairy will indicate which reel to stop first; left is Y, up is B, and right is A. Each time this is done correctly, three replays will be made possible, at fifteen coins apiece. If the player does not follow Clefairy's instructions, but gets three of one image (including replays) coins will not be given. Each bonus round has 15 spins, meaning that a perfect one yields 210 coins.

After 15 spins, the Clefairy will either stay for another bonus round or it will return to its Poké Ball and the bonus will end. This seems to be random. If ten or more bonus rounds are played in a row, the woman behind the counter will give TM64 (Explosion) as a prize the first after this has been achieved. In order to obtain the TM, the player must lose a bonus round sometime after their tenth consecutive round; pressing Start to end the "Slot Session" will not count as having played 10 games in a row and will, in turn, not yield TM64. The TM is only given out once.

Occasionally, the moon on the touch screen will glow red during a spin, and according to an NPC in the game corner, getting a replay when the moon is red "makes Clefairy tired." Because of this, following Clefairy's instructions during a red moon could cause the bonus round to end.

However, the moon may also occasionally glow bright white, and following Clefairy's instructions will almost always guarantee that Clefairy will stay for another bonus round.

In the manga

Veilstone Game Corner in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl! Adventure

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl! Adventure manga

The Veilstone Game Corner appeared in Deoxys, The Phantom Pokémon! (Part 2).


Trivia

  • The music in the Game Corner is a techno remix of the Rocket Game Corner in Kanto. It is also similar to the music played in real-life pachinko parlors.
  • The music during the Clefairy Bonus Round is a remix of the Mt. Moon Square theme from Generation II.
  • Maylene's father can be met here. He says that nothing is going his way, and asks if the player is a Trainer or has battled the Gym Leader. Looker can also be found here both before the player has obtained the Cobble Badge and after the Stark Mountain storyline.
  • The woman behind the counter says that the player must have had an explosion of good luck before giving the TM64, as a pun.
  • Due to the removal of slot machines in European versions of Platinum in favor of game machines, dialog and other text inside the Game Corner has been altered to remove references to the slot machines and their gameplay. The only person whose dialog wasn't changed is the coin salesman. TM64 is given away at random by the Game Corner attendant.
  • This is the first generation in which the large bonus for the slot machines was only 100 instead of 300, and a bonus round was activated after the bonus where the reward is 15 coins per spin. This may be due to the Japanese slot machine laws[1] that limit the maximum payout for a single spin to 15. Many real-life slot machines in Japan do this as well, giving a bonus round after the large bonus has been activated. As well, none of the payouts besides the big bonuses are larger than 15. The slot machines also follow with the custom of playing energizing music and special scenes on the LCD, payout after payout.

References

  1. Wikipedia - Slot machine



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