Wii Family Edition

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The White Wii Family Edition
Release dates
Japan: N/A
North America: October 23, 2011
Europe: November 4, 2011
Australia: November 11, 2011
South Korea: N/A
China: N/A
Hong Kong: N/A
Taiwan: N/A
Technical specs
  • Compatibility with 12cm Wii Game Discs
  • 729 MHz "Broadway" IBM CPU
  • 243 MHz "Hollywood" ATI GPU
  • 88 MB total memory
  • Full list below
Related information
Console generation: Seventh generation
Pokémon generations: I*, IV, V*
Console type: Home
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The Wii Family Edition is a revision for the Wii. It was released in North America on October 23, 2011, in Europe on November 4, 2011, and in Australia on November 11, 2011; it has not been released in Japan, however.

It was discontinued worldwide on October 20, 2013.[1][2][3]

Comparison to the original Wii

  • The Wii Family Edition is incompatible with Nintendo GameCube games or hardware like the original model was.
  • This model is designed to sit horizontally, rather than upright like the original model.

Technical specs

  • Compatibility with 12cm Wii Game Discs
  • 729 MHz "Broadway" IBM CPU
  • 243 MHz "Hollywood" ATI GPU
  • 88 MB total memory, 24 MB Mo-Sys 1T-SRAM, 324 MHz, 2,7 GB/s bandwidth
  • 512 MB internal flash memory, for game, channel, and data saving
  • SD memory card bay for expansion of save space. Initially, the system supported SD cards up to 2 GB; after the Wii System 4.0 update, the system supports SDHC cards up to 32 GB, but games released before the system update may not read SDHC cards.
  • Supports GameCube memory cards (except Wii Family Edition and Wii mini)
  • Two USB ports for expansion and/or networking capabilities

Pokémon games

On game discs

Most Wii games are released on the Wii's own 12cm discs. There are four known games that feature Pokémon.

Title Genre Release
Pokémon Battle Revolution Battle simulation 2006
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Versus fighting 2008
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Action-adventure 2009
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond Action-adventure 2012

WiiWare games


WiiWare games are special games downloadable via the Wii Shop Channel. Two Pokémon games have been released worldwide, and a third has been released only in Japan.

Title Genre Release Cost
My Pokémon Ranch Virtual life 2008 1000 Wii Points
Pokémon Rumble Action RPG 2009 1500 Wii Points
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon (WiiWare) Dungeon crawler 2009 1200 Wii Points

Virtual Console games

Virtual Console games are old games that were originally released on past consoles, and have now been re-released on the Wii Shop Channel. Like WiiWare games, they can be downloaded after being bought. There are two Pokémon games that have received this treatment, plus the original Super Smash Bros. game.

Title Genre Original system Original release VC release
Pokémon Snap First-person rail shooter Nintendo 64 1997 2007
Pokémon Puzzle League Puzzle Nintendo 64 2000 2008
Super Smash Bros. Versus fighting Nintendo 64 1999 2009

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Game systems with Pokémon games
Nintendo handheld consoles
DS (LiteDSiDSi XL) • 3DS (XL2DSNew 3DSNew 3DS XLNew 2DS XL)
Switch (LiteOLED)
Nintendo home consoles
Wii (Family Editionmini) • Wii U
Switch (OLED)
Sega consoles