Transfer Pak

The Transfer Pak (Japanese: 64GBパック 64GB Pack) is a peripheral for the Nintendo 64 that allows for the transfer of data between the console and Game Boy or Game Boy Color cartridges. The device came as a pack-in with the first Pokémon Stadium title, although it could also be purchased separately. It is plugged into the back of the Nintendo 64 controller. With the Transfer Pak, Pokémon and items from Game Boy games can be uploaded into the Stadium games for storage at the Laboratory, or to be used in battles and mini-games. It also allows trading Pokémon (two Transfer Paks required) and allows the playing of Game Boy Pokémon games on a TV using the Game Boy Tower feature.

The Transfer Pak

Data for Pokémon Crystal is contained in Pokémon Stadium 2, but can only be unlocked when connecting a Pokémon Crystal cartridge via the Transfer Pak. Specifically, it unlocks location data, data for the game in general (making Stadium acknowledge the fact Crystal exists), and the Pokémon trainer data for Crystal.


Pokémon Stadium (Japanese) and Pokémon Stadium are compatible with all Generation I core series games. Pokémon Stadium 2 is compatible with all Generation I and Generation II core series games.

The Japanese versions of the Pokémon Stadium games are only compatible with the Japanese versions of the core series games. The Western versions of the Pokémon Stadium games are compatible with all Western versions of the Pokémon Stadium games, but not the Japanese or Korean core series games. The Korean core series games are not compatible with any Pokémon Stadium games.



  • Pokémon Stadium (Japanese) can at least recognize the correct versions of incompatible non-Japanese Generation I games and display their colors at the beginning of the game. The other Stadium games are unable to visibly display the correct version of any incompatible games.

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Communications media
Gen I Game Link CableTransfer Pak3DS Wireless (VC)
Gen II  Game Link CableInfraredTransfer Pak
Mobile Game Boy Adapter3DS Wireless (VC)
Gen III Game Link CableWireless AdapterDual-slot mode
Gen IV DS WirelessWi-FiDual-slot modeInfrared
Gen V DS WirelessWi-FiInfrared
Gen VI 3DS WirelessNintendo NetworkInfraredStreetPassSpotPass
Gen VII 3DS Wireless/Switch WirelessNintendo Network
InfraredNintendo Switch OnlineBluetooth
Gen VIII Switch WirelessNintendo Switch Online
Gen IX Switch WirelessNintendo Switch Online

  This game-related article is part of Project Games, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on the Pokémon games.