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Pokémon Picross (Japanese: ポケモンピクロス Pokémon Picross) is an freemium Nintendo 3DS game that was released in Japan on December 2, 2015, and is scheduled to be released in North America and Europe on December 3, 2015, and in Australia on December 4, 2015. A picross, from picture and crossword, is a genre of puzzle games, also known as a nonogram. It was developed by Jupiter Corporation.
The game features at least 300 puzzles featuring many species of Pokémon available at the time of release, including all Legendary Pokémon, Mythical Pokémon, and Mega-Evolved Pokémon as of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.
The game was announced in the November 12, 2015 Nintendo Direct.
Turn puzzles into portraits with Pokémon Picross! Pokémon Picross can be downloaded without charge from Nintendo eShop for systems in the Nintendo 3DS family. In Pokémon Picross, solve number puzzles to complete pictures of your favorite Pokémon. When you complete a puzzle, you’ll add that Pokémon to your collection!
Each puzzle consists of a grid of squares. To complete a puzzle, particular squares are shaded in to make some sort of picture. In each puzzle, there are numbers adjacent to each row or column which indicate how many squares in each corresponding row or column need to be shaded.
Pokémon are acquired as a puzzle is successfully completed, and captured Pokémon can be used to reveal clues in later puzzles using one of 12 different skills; after doing this, they become tired and must recharge over time. Mega Evolution is also confirmed to be an element of gameplay.
Squirtle and Eevee are not actually presented as puzzles, but instead are given to the player upon leaving the tutorial area for the first time. The player is required to use their skills as a tutorial for Stage 01-01.
Each species of Pokémon has one of 12 skills.
- Rising Reveal
- Hyper Scan
- Blue Force
- Slow Time
The game features at least 300 puzzles, as well as advanced mode and Daily Training. Puzzles are organized into Areas. A Pokémon completed in puzzle form is automatically caught.
The first area in the game, Area 00, serves as a tutorial area and has puzzles featuring various items in the Pokémon games. The first four puzzles are mainly tutorial-driven, whereas the fifth puzzle is the first puzzle the player can really solve on his or her own. Stage 01-01 makes the player use Pokémon skills to show them off.
In Area 00 and for Stage 01-01, the reward for completion is 30 Picrites. Starting at Stage 01-01, you are presented with goals to complete to earn bonus Picrites; for that stage, players who set a Water-type Support Pokémon and clear the stage in under five minutes (5:00) will get a bonus of 6 Picrites in addition to the regular reward of 30 Picrites.
- 00-01: Poké Ball (5x5)
- 00-02: Potion (5x5)
- 00-03: Egg (10x10)
- 00-04: Repel (10x10)
- 00-05: Poké Doll (10x10)
- 01-01: Poochyena (10x10)
- 02-01: Pumpkaboo
- 02-02: Pancham
- 02-03: Chatot
- 04-01: Whimsicott
- 04-02: Pikachu
- 04-03: Goomy
- 04-04: Flabébé
- 07-04: Squirtle
- 08-07: Mega Gengar
- 08-08: Hoopa Confined
- 14-03: Eevee
- 16-03: Lucario
- 16-04: Mega Lucario
- 19-06: Torchic
- 24-05: Mega Gallade
- 28-10: Mega Charizard
- 30-05: Mewtwo
- 30-06: Mega Rayquaza
Picrites are rare stones with magical power that can be obtained in-game or purchased in the Nintendo eShop. Picrites allow players to access new areas and can speed up the recovery of any tired non-Legendary and non-Mythical Pokémon's skill. Up to 5,000 Picrites can be purchased (equivalent to ¥3,750). This method of using in-game currency is similar to the format used by Pokémon Rumble World in that Diamonds are used in that game to access new areas, and that game is also programmed with a Diamonds purchasing cap.
- The unreleased game Pokémon Picross was announced in various game magazines in spring 1999 for the Game Boy and Game Boy Color, but was never released. It was developed by Jupiter Corporation, the same developers of the Nintendo 3DS title.
- The SNES game Picross NP Vol. 1 released in 1999 included 12 Pokémon puzzles.
- The international versions of Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver featured a game similar to picross at the Goldenrod Game Corner, Voltorb Flip.
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