Announced during a Pokémon Presents live stream on Tuesday, Game Boy’s Pokémon Trading Card Game and N64’s Pokémon Stadium 2 will be available today via Nintendo Switch Online and its premium Expansion Pack offering.
First released in 1998, Pokémon Trading Card Game is a Game Boy adaptation of the tabletop card game, as its name suggests. The game includes the first three sets of the trading card game, in addition to exclusive cards.
Pokémon Stadium 2 was first released for Nintendo 64 in 2000 and features all 251 monsters from the first and second generations of the franchise. The original game allowed players to transfer Pokémon from their Game Boy games using the Transfer Pak accessory, but this functionality is not available in the Switch version.
NES, SNES, Game Boy and Game Boy Color games are available as part of the standard Switch Online subscription, which costs $19.99 / £17.99 / €19.99 for a 12-month individual membership.
However, to play Game Boy Advance games (as well as Mega Drive / Genesis and Nintendo 64 games), players need to have the Switch Online + Expansion Pack subscription, which costs $49.99 / £34.99 / €39.99.