Pokemon Rumble World (Nintendo 3DS)

 

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Pokemon Rumble World
みんなのポケモンスクランブル
Pokemon Rumble World
General information
 Platform  Nintendo 3DS
 Developed by  Ambrella
 Published by  Nintendo
 Players
 Single Player
 Generation  Generation VI
 Predecessor  Pokemon Rumble U
 Release dates
  Australia  April 8th, 2015
  Europe  April 8th, 2015
  Japan  April 8th, 2015
  United States  April 8th, 2015
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Pokemon Rumble World TitlePokémon Rumble World is a free to play action game and the fourth game of the Pokémon Rumble series. Although the game is free to play, it features a special currency known as "Poké Diamonds", which can be bought with real money, and which can help the player progress faster.

The game follows similar gameplay mechanics to the other Pokémon Rumble games and features 719 Pokémon, up to the sixth generation. New fun features have also been added, as Balloon Travelling and the Special Stone Shop. Pokemon Rumble World acts as the predecessor for the Wii U's Pokemon Rumble U and is due to be succeeded by the iOS/Android app "Pokéland" which is yet to be released.

Plot

The game starts out with the player visiting the King of the Kingdom of Toys. The king got humiliated by a magician who had 10 Pokémon while the King owned only a single Pikachu. The King asks for the player's help, by giving them his Pikachu and sending them on a Pokémon collecting quest.

The player uses the air balloon to travel to the King's Training Field, where they manage to catch a Treecko and a Torchic. Upon returning to the King, he will be pleased with the player's progress and officially nominate them as an adventurer. Next, the player will move to the castle's courtyard, from which they'll visit different areas and go through various adventures.

Pokémon

The game introduces the sixth generation Pokémon to the Pokémon Rumble series, with a total of 719 Pokémon available. It also features the Rusty Pokémon from Pokémon Rumble Blast. Like the previous games, many of these Pokémon could be caught during the stages, while others are only available through special methods.Blaziken, toy form!

Legendary Pokémon:

The legendary Pokémon are extremely rare, as they will have a very low chance to appear randomly. Most of these require that the player, first, visits the Special Area of the stage they appear in. Moreover, the player must also have three stars on that stage. If they're lucky enough, the legendary Pokémon will appear as a boss, with a very low chance of being caught. Some of these, like Giratina and Deoxys have several forms and will appear in a random one, when they're encountered. So the player would have to visit the stage and go through the whole process again, if they want to acquire them in alternate forms.

 Legendary Pokémon Location Sub Area Pokémon Type
Articuno Dark Land Ice Floe Island Ice Flying
Zapdos Fairy Land Ancient Stronghold Electric Flying
Moltres Origin Hideaway Secluded Volcanic Chasm Fire Flying
Mewtwo Origin Hideaway Super Gene Laboratorium Psyhich  
Raikou Dark Land Royal Armory Electric  
Entei Silver Isles Bewildering Caves Fire  
Suicune Gold Plateau Purifying Pond Water  
Lugia Silver Isles Windy Sea Psychic Flying
Ho-Oh Gold Plateau Revival Mountain Fire Flying
Celebi Starlight Islands Time Leap Plains Grass Psychic
Regirock Fairy Land Guardian's Peak Rock
Regice Pearl Marsh Aurora Ice Field Ice
Registeel Diamond Crater Fix Up Factory Steel
Latias Ruby Volcano Giant Redwood Psychic Dragon
Latios Sapphire Sea Blue Tower Psychic Dragon
Kyogre Sapphire Sea Sea of Origin Water
Groudon Ruby Volcano Smoldering Caldera Ground
Rayquaza Legend Terrain Sky Crest Range Dragon Flying
Deoxys Legend Terrain Meteorite Parkland Psychic
Dialga Diamond Crater Rock Chasm Dragon Steel
Palkia Pearl Marsh Pearl Lake Dragon Water
Heatran Diamond Crater Smelting Forge Fire Steel
Regigigas Origin Hideaway Super Aura Test Lab Normal
Giratina Distortion Land Withered Cemetery Dragon Ghost
Cresselia Pearl Marsh Colossal Tree Psychic
Manaphy Distortion Land Vast Ocean Water
Darkrai Legend Terrain Tomb of Nightmares Dark
Shaymin Distortion Land Gracious Woodlands Grass
Arceus Legend Terrain Bastion of Beginnings Normal
Victini Starlight Islands Volcanic Ravine Fire Psychic
Cobalion Plasma Tundra Sacred Blade Cliff Steel Fight
Terrakion Black Realm Rugged Flats Rock Fight
Virizion White Ruins Everspring Valley Grass Fight
Tornadus Black Realm Blustery Grove Flying
Thundurus White Ruins Rumbling Hall Flying Electric
Reshiram Black Realm Obsidian Shrine Dragon Fire
Zekrom White Ruins Ivory Pillar Dragon Electric
Landorus Plasma Tundra Abdundant Orchard Flying Ground
Kyurem Plasma Tundra Frosty Alps Dragon Ice
Keldeo Distrortion Land Outermost Snowfield Water Fight
Meloetta Plasma Tundra Waltzing Glade Psychic Normal
Genesect Legend Terrain Primeval Thicket Bug Steel
Xerneas Fairy Land Pixie Glen Fairy
Yveltal Dark Land Chilling Graveyard Flying Dark
Zygarde Starlight Islands Surveillance Dunes Dragon Ground
Diancie Legend Terrain Mineral Crust Hollow Fairy Rock


Password Pokémon:

After acquiring an Adventure Rank above level 4, the player can type passwords at the Password option, while in the courtyard. The Pokémon will be received upon visiting the King. These Pokémon do not give coins when released, to avoid the abuse of passwords.

 Pokémon Passwords for the Japanese Version
Pokémon Passwords
Torchic 51803567
Treecko 78809335
Piplup 38220972
Fennekin 91336986
Turtwig 61709425
Froakie 58410198
Chespin 80837953
Pikachu 45439916
Eevee 24771725
Flareon 70025653
Vaporeon 82934904
Dedenne 14854526
Noibat 24541815
Wurmple 58143160
Meowth 47219375
Inkay 89548655
Riolu 96465637
Hitmontop 98361402
Chansey 30743419
Charizard 41169311
Doublade 98114402
Heracross 40442690
Slowbro 62965164

An official artwork of some mons gettin' ready to Rumble!
An official artwork of some mons gettin' ready to Rumble!


 Pokémon Passwords for the European Version
Pokémon Passwords
Pikachu 70403360
Turtwig 70959041
Treecko 92293728
Torchic 95359778
Fennekin 31757866
Chespin 87456259
Froakie 77394523
Hawlucha 98920358
Litleo 62465323
Swirlix 75842984
Riolu 43522297
Ralts 25826431
Meowth 50675021
Dedenne 31587215
Cubchoo 43777681
Meowstic 38676454
Noibat 07646766
Togepi 40909306
Eevee 46657585
Flareon 18985769
Vaporeon 23871470
Jolteon 03339202
Wurmple 79075980
Pancham 24197410
Pumpkaboo 05049128
Klefki 37760163
Zoroark 88236729
Hitmontop 67997111
Smeargle 35325215
Inkay 26665300
Slowbro 62660674
Heracross 32542580
Doublade 17428954
Charizard 52378511
Kangaskhan 01346893
Chansey 87337896
Hydreigon 80501954

 Pokémon Passwords for the North American Version
Pokémon Passwords
Treecko 70095874
Hawlucha 16638918
Torchic 28563187
Turtwig 88252527
Riolu 97096330
Froakie 80458867
Fennekin 00633377
Pikachu 71001385
Cubchoo 61211248
Ralts 64297438
Meowstic 87924051
Meowth 70913926
Chespin 08804218
Togepi 04730723
Pancham 18294319
Litleo 08812138
Wurmple 59190563
Swirlix 45484632
Noibat 33704576
Smeargle 18014401
Eevee 45177014
Flareon 21470161
Vaporeon 36984523
Jolteon 44599989
Klefki 92955036
Pumpkaboo 15681339
Hitmontop 98361402
Dedenne 64981939
Chansey 79674426
Zoroark 56770827
Doublade 27418406
Charizard 16607716
Heracross 40442690
Kangaskhan 25637504
Slowbro 09383536
Hydreigon 25576005


Rusty Pokémon:

After reaching Adventure Rank 50, the player will start finding Rusty Pokémon. These Pokémon can only use the ability Struggle and have a crimson colored name. As the player reaches rank 58, they'll get a challenge from the King, which will provide them with a Rust Removal Spot, upon completion. The player will be able to cleanse their first Rusty Pokémon, at the Rust Removal Spot, for free. Afterwards, the cleansing process would cost them 1 Poké Diamond per Pokémon.

Locations & Areas


The King's Castle:

It is the place where the game starts and the home of the King of the Kingdom of Toys. The player would have to visit the castle, in order to check their Adventure Ranking progress and obtain challenges from the King.

The King's Training Field:

This location can only be visited at the start of the game, allowing the player to catch their very first two Pokémon. One should note that the bosses on this level are uncatchable.

Castle Courtyard:

The courtyard is the main hub of the game, where the player can access different facilities and interact with the Miis there. There, the player will be controlling a Pokémon, instead of their own Mii which willl be found idle there. The player has to press the A button, in order to interact with any of the Miis. If the player intracts with their own Mii, it might try to hold the Pokémon after it jumps into its hands. If the Pokémon is big in size, it will squash the Mii.

The player's Mii, might also dance with the Pokémon, pet it or even feed it. If the player had interacted with other players owning the game, through StreetPass, their Miis will spawn at the courtyard. There can be only up to four Miis present at a time.

Each day, the Mii which was encountered the latest would replace one of the present Miis. The most recent Mii to arrive in the courtyard might offer the player one to three Poké Diamonds. If the player interacts with the other Miis, they might offer to take the Pokémon to a "Special Treat" area of a certain stage. If the player doesn't have the balloon for the stage, they'll pay one Poké Diamond to enter. If they do have the balloon, they'll pay 500 Play Coins as entry fee, instead.

Areas:

As the player gains a higher Adventure Ranking, they'll unlock more areas to visit. Each area has up to six stages and contains different species of Pokémon. In order to visit these areas, the player must buy their respective balloons.

 Area Pokémon inhabiting the Area Adventure Ranking Needed Balloon used Balloon Cost Balloon Cooldown
Ember Mountains Fire Type Pokémon No ranking required Leafy Balloon 10 Poké Diamonds 30 Minutes
Dewdrop Bay Water Type Pokémon No ranking required Dew Balloon 10 Poké Diamonds 30 Minutes
Leafy Expanse Grass Type Pokémon No ranking required Leafy Balloon 10 Poké Diamonds 30 Minutes
Sapphire Sea Pokémon from the Hoenn Region 5 Sapphire Balloon 20 Poké Diamonds 1 Hour
Ruby Volcano Pokémon from the Hoenn Region 5 Ruby Balloon 20 Poké Diamonds 1 Hour
Silver Isles Pokémon from the Johto Region 10 Silver Balloon 30 Poké Diamonds 2 Hours
Gold Plateau Pokémon from the Johto Region 10 Gold Balloon 30 Poké Diamonds 2 Hours
Pearl Marsh Pokémon from the Sinnoh Region 15 Pearl Balloon 50 Poké Diamonds 3 Hours
Diamond Crater Pokémon from the Sinnoh Region 15 Diamond Balloon 50 Poké Diamonds 3 Hours
Black Realm Pokémon from the Unova Region 20 Black Balloon 70 Poké Diamonds 4 Hours
White Ruins Pokémon from the Unova Region 20 White Balloon 70 Poké Diamonds 4 Hours
Dark Land Pokémon from the Kalos Region 25 Dark Balloon 90 Poké Diamonds 5 Hours
Fairy Land Pokémon from the Kalos Region 25 Fairy Balloon 90 Poké Diamonds 5 Hours
Origin Hideaway Pokémon from the Kalos Region 30 Origin Balloon 100 Poké Diamonds 6 Hours
Changing Land Mostly Uncaught Pokémon 33 Lucky Balloon Free 20 Hours
Starlight Islands Strong Pokémon 35 Starlight Balloon 120 Poké Diamonds 8 Hours
Distortion Land Strong Pokémon 40 Distortion Balloon 140 Poké Diamonds 8 Hours
Plasma Tundra Strong Pokémon 45 Plasma Tundra 160 Poké Diamonds 8 Hours
Legend Terrain Special Pokémon 50 Legend Balloon 200 Poké Diamonds 10 Hours


The Balloon Stop:

Here the player can select one of the balloons they have unlocked and use them to travel to an adventure. After selecting a balloon, a level will be randomly selected, using a roulette. Using a balloon will put it on cooldown that varies from a balloon to another. The player can pay Poké Diamonds to remove the cooldown.

A poster from Pokemon Rumble World's official art set.
A poster from Pokemon Rumble World's official art set.


Gameplay & Features


Gameplay:

Similarly to the previous Pokémon Rumble Games, the player must use a Mii Pokémon to battle waves of monsters in various stages, while capturing some of them. At the end of each stage, there's a Boss battle, where the Boss's hp bar must be depleted to score a win. The player's Pokémon does still have only two attack skill moves, which can be changed and new ones can be learned. Unlike, the previous games though, the player's own Mii will send the Pokémon to the different stages and wait for them at their end. The stages are now randomly picked and the Pokémon Miis are smaller in size than the human Miis.

Challenges:

These are the challenges the King sends the player through. Completing a challenge will unlock the next one on the day after, but the player can access additional challenges earlier, if they reach the required Adventure Rank. These challenges award items, backgrounds and Mii clothing. The player will also earn five Poké Diamonds for completing the challenge's main objective and two Poké Diamonds for each secondary objective. If the main objective isn't completed, no rewards would be earned. If the player manages to get all the rewards from a challenge, they won't earn anything else from repeating them.

 Challenge Objectives Pokémon Power Adventure Rank required to access earlier Extra Rewards
Magician's Challenge
  • Beat the Boss
  • Finish the battle before 150 seconds elapse
  • Destroy 10 or more objects
  • Perform a supereffective move
  • Finish the challenge in hard mode
100+ None None
First Errand
  • Beat the Boss
  • Perform both A and B skills
  • Destroy 45 or more objects
  • Finish the battle without being trapped
  • Finish the challenge in hard mode
200+ None None
Royal Competition
  • Win the Battle Royale
  • Finish the battle before 80 seconds elapse
  • Perform 20 or more combo
  • Perform a supereffective Fighting Type move
  • Finish the challenge in hard mode
300+ 11 None
Restaurant Opening
  • Protect the Mii Character
  • Destroy 25 or more objects
  • Perform a supereffective Electric Type move
  • Finish the level without losing with any Pokémon
  • Finish the challenge in hard mode
400+ 13 Chef Outfit
Royal Competition Round 2
  • Win the Battle Royale
  • Finish the battle without switching any Pokémon
  • Perform 20 or more combo
  • Use only Water Type skills
  • Finish the challenge in hard mode
480+ 15 None
The Phantom Thief Appears
  • Protect the Pokémon
  • Destroy 5 or more objects
  • Finish the level without destroying any Fort
  • Perform a supereffective Fairy Type move
  • Finish the challenge in hard mode
540+ 17 Timing Stop
Royal Competition Round 3
  • Win the Battle Royale
  • Finish the battle without switching any Pokémon
  • Finish the battle before 120 seconds elapse
  • Use only Fire Type skills
  • Finish the challenge in hard mode
640+ 19 None
The Dark Emperor's Army
  • Beat the Boss
  • Destroy 20 or more objects
  • Finish the battle without losing with any Pokémon
  • Finish the battle before 120 seconds elapse
  • Finish the challenge in hard mode
Unknown 21 Magician Outfit
Royal Competition Round 4
  • Win the Battle Royale
  • Finish the battle without switching any Pokémon
  • Perform 40 or more combo
  • Use only Grass Type Pokémon
  • Finish the challenge in hard mode
780+ 23 None
Catch the Garden Intruder
  • Beat the Boss
  • Finish the level without destroying any Fort
  • Beat 300 or more enemies
  • Battle between 8 and 16 o'clock
  • Finish the challenge in hard mode
820+ 26 Move Tutor Shop
Royal Competition Round 5
  • Win the Battle Royale
  • Finish the battle without switching any Pokémon
  • Destroy 4 or more objects
  • Use only Psychic Type Pokémon
  • Finish the challenge in hard mode
920+ 29 None
Riad of the Mighty General
  • Protect the Mii character
  • Destroy 15 or more objects
  • Perform 40 or more combo
  • Finish the battle before 120 seconds elapse
  • Finish the challenge in hard mode
Unknown 33 Bandit Outfit &
Special Stone Set
Royal Competition Round 6
  • Win the Battle Royale
  • Finish the battle without switching any Pokémon
  • Perform 60 or more combo
  • Use only Fighting Type Pokémon
  • Finish the challenge in hard mode
1060+ 36 None
Moonlight Ball
  • Beat the Boss
  • Destroy 6 or more Forts
  • Beat 160 or more enemies
  • Battle between 18 and 24 o'clock
  • Finish the challenge in hard mode
1100+ 39 Jail
Royal Quarterfinals
  • Win the Battle Royale
  • Finish the battle without switching any Pokémon
  • Perform 30 or more combo
  • Finish the battle before 120 seconds elapse
  • Finish the challenge in hard mode
1200+ 42 None
Supersonic Ninja Tricks
  • Beat the Boss
  • Finish the battle without being trapped
  • Finish the battle using Greninja only
  • Perform a supereffective Rock Type move
  • Finish the challenge in hard mode
Unknown 45 Phantom Thief Outfit
Royal Semifinals
  • Win the Battle Royale
  • Finish the battle without switching any Pokémon
  • Finish the battle without being trapped
  • Use only Steel Type Pokémon
  • Finish the challenge in hard mode
1340+ 48 None
The King's Adventure
  • Protect the Mii character
  • Finish the battle without being trapped
  • Destroy 40 or more objects
  • Finish the battle on Sunday
  • Finish the challenge in hard mode
1380+ 51 6 Poké Diamonds(as a reward for the main objective), Safari Outfit & Hunt Club Outfit
Royal Finals
  • Win the Battle Royale
  • Finish the battle without switching any Pokémon
  • Perform 40 or more combo
  • Finish the battle before 100 seconds elapse
  • Finish the challenge in hard mode
1480+ 55 None
Dragon Marshal Advance
  • Beat the Boss
  • Destroy 20 or more Forts
  • Destroy 35 or more objects
  • Finish the battle without losing any Pokémon
  • Finish the challenge in hard mode
Unknown 58 Rust Removal Spot
King's Choice Competition
  • Win the Battle Royale
  • Finish the battle without switching any Pokémon
  • Finish the battle before 90 seconds elapse
  • Use only Fairy Type Pokémon
  • Finish the challenge in hard mode
1600+ 61 None
Dragon Marshal Face Off
  • Beat the Boss
  • Finish the battle without switching any Pokémon
  • Destroy 21 or more Forts
  • Finish the battle without being trapped
  • Finish the challenge in hard mode
Unknown 62 Prince Outfit
Prince's Return Competition
  • Win the Battle Royale
  • Finish the battle without switching any Pokémon
  • Finish the battle before 90 seconds elapse
  • Use Dragon Type Pokémon only
  • Finish the challenge in hard mode
1720 63 None
The Dark Four
  • Protect the Mii character
  • Finish the battle without getting hit by beams
  • Finish the battle without destroying any Fort
  • Finish the battle before 180 seconds elapse
  • Finish the challenge in hard mode
Unknown 64 Gold Frame
Battle the Dark Emperor
  • Beat the Boss
  • Clear the battle without switching any Pokémon
  • Destroy 15 or more Forts
  • Beat 150 or more enemies
  • Finish the challenge in hard mode
Unknown 65 King Outfit
World Championship
  • Win the Battle Royale
  • Finish the battle without switching any Pokémon
  • Perform 40 or more combo
  • Finish the battle on Friday
  • Finish the challenge in hard mode
Unknown 70 None
The Phantom Thief Returns
  • Protect the Pokémon
  • Destroy 8 or more objects
  • Perform 100 or more combo
  • Finish the battle on Saturday
  • Finish the challenge in hard mode
Unknown 75 Princess Outfit
World Championship X
  • Win the Battle Royale
  • Finish the battle without switching any Pokémon
  • Finish the battle using Pikachu only
  • Finish the battle before 220 seconds elapse
  • Finish the challenge in hard mode
Unknown 78 None


Shop:

The shop is where the player can buy items of all sorts. The higher the player's Adventure Rank, the more items they'll have in the shop. The Shop does also contain items, which are available on for a day and change on a daily basis. The items available for sell include balloons, which will unlock certain areas.

The player can also buy items that affect: the Pokémon stats, storage slots and even the Pokémon encounter rate. The Mii running the shop might change everyday, if the player had encountered many other players using the Street Pass. Each one of the players' Miis will be selected to run the shop.

Currency:

The game features two types of currency: the Poké Points and the Poké Diamonds. The Poké Points are the normal currency earned on most game stages, with which the player can buy different items from the shop. Poké Diamonds, can also be acquired in game but in way harder and more limited ways than the Poké Points.

Some of the Miis the player encounters might give them Poké Diamonds, with a limit of 4 on the Diamonds received from Miis. Completing challenges would also provide the player with a small amount of Poké Diamonds. Additionally, this currency can be bought using real money from the Nintendo eShop option, at the shop. The higher the quantity the player buys, the more money they save on the purchase. Sometimes, the Poké Diamonds go on sale, allowing the player to buy them for way lower prices.

This special currency can help the player progress faster, as it is used on most game features such as resetting the balloon's cooldowns or buying useful items from the shop. If the player reaches the maximum number of Poké Diamonds, the Poké Diamond Digger special building will appear. This building will sell the player two VIP cards. One would make the refresh cost of the balloons' cooldowns cost 1 Poké Diamond, while the other will reduce the cost of the Timing Stop feature to 1 Poké Diamond.

Timing Stop:

After the player finishes the challenge "The Phantom Thief Returns", a special item for time manipulation is unlocked at the shop. If the player buys the item, they can slow time at the stage selection spinning roulette, by pressing the button X. As the time is way slower, the player can now simply pick which stage they want to visit next. Timing Stop, however, does cost the player 2 Poké Diamonds when performed.

Fever and Super Fever:

As the stage gets selected, the player might receive a notification that the area they're visiting is in "Fever Time". This means that additional stars were distributed on the level, increasing the chance to meet rare Pokémon. If this happens Twice, it becomes "Super Fever", with more stars and rarer Pokémon.

Mega Evolutions:

Pokémon Rumble World introduces the Mega Evolution feature to the Pokémon Rumble series. After reaching Adventure Rank 33, the Stone Shop will appear and will be selling Mega Evolution Stone. The player must pay five Poké Diamonds to equip a Pokémon with one. During the stages, if the Pokémon used has a Mega Stone, the player can simply press the Mega Evolution button to initiate it. A cutscene is then shown and the Pokémon Mega Evolves. The Pokémon's stats would change to those of its Mega Evolution and it will stay in that form until the end of the level.

Learning Pokémon Moves:

Upon finishing the "Catch the Garden Intruder" challenge, the Move Tutor Shop appears, allowing the player to switch their Pokémon Moves or teach them new ones.

Videos

Check out these videos of Pokemon Rumble World including the opening/intro, official trailer and some Lets Play action.

Official Nintendo eShop Trailer

The intro and first part of a Lets Play by Poketon96

Trivia & Facts

  • Pokémon Rumble World was released on the digital level before being released physically.
  • This is the first game in the Pokémon Rumble series in which Mega Evolutions are featured.

Sales Figures

The game didn't sell many copies, as it was first released free to play, reaching only around 110 thousand copies sold in total.

Review Scores

Pokémon Rumble World was reasonably well received compared to most freemium style games/apps, earning good scores on major review websites. Let's take a look at these scores:

  • On GameRankings, the game managed to score 60.23%, over 11 review, while it scored another above average score of 58% over 16 critics, on Metacritic.
  • Although the game wasn't reviewed by GameSpot and IGN's executives, the fans on both websites rated the game well enough, giving it scores above 7/10.
Overall, and similarly to all the Pokémon Rumble games, the game will initially be fun but might get repetitive for some people, as the player gets used to the levels' style and the gameplay.Groudon in its toy formGroudon in its toy form

Media & Artwork

Official Artwork Gallery from Pokemon Rumble World - A gallery featuring many of the games Pokemon
Box Art from Pokemon Rumble World including numerous regional variations + editions
Screenshots from Pokemon Rumble World

 

 

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