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HarmoKnight (Japanese: リズムハンター ハーモナイト Rhythm Hunter: HarmoKnight) is a rhythm platform game released for the 3DS that is exclusive to the Nintendo eShop. The game was released in Japan on September 5, 2012 and in North America, Europe and Australia on March 28, 2013. The game was directed by James Turner of Game Freak. The game mixes elements from the rhythm and platformer genres in a variety of musical stages, some of which were inspired by music from the Pokémon games.

リズムハンター ハーモナイト (Rhythm Hunter HarmoKnight)
Promotional artwork for HarmoKnight
Basic info
Platform: Nintendo 3DS
Category: Rhythm platformer
Players: 1 player
Connectivity: None
Developer: Game Freak
Publisher: Nintendo
Part of: Generation V spin-off
Release dates
Japan: September 5, 2012
North America: March 28, 2013
Australia: March 28, 2013
Europe: March 28, 2013
South Korea: N/A
Hong Kong: N/A
Taiwan: N/A
Japanese: Official Japanese site
English: Official English site

This title has become unavailable since the discontinuation of the 3DS eShop in March 2023.


Cover your ears – the planet of Melodia is under attack in this new game from the makers of Pokémon! The evil Noizoids, under the orders of their leader Gargan, aren't just disrupting the normal tuneful lives of Melodians everywhere – they've also kidnapped Ariana, the princess of Symphony City! Help Tempo, the boy chosen to wield the legendary staff, and his friends as they travel across Melodia on a musical adventure in HarmoKnight, only from Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL. Over 50 stages of rhythm-action fun await, including bonus stages featuring much-loved tunes from some of your favourite Pokémon games!


The player constantly moves forward and has jump over obstacles or hit enemies to get notes in order to finish the stage. If the player loses all their hearts or fall down a pit they lose and have to restart the stage.

The notes collected in a stage are used to bloom a flower at the end of each stage:

  • If not enough notes are collected the flower won't bloom and the player receives a So So... ranking on that stage.
  • If a certain amount of notes are collected the flower will bloom into a silver flower and the player receives a Good ranking.
  • If even more are collected the flower will bloom into a golden flower and reward the player with a Great ranking.


The game is played out in 'stages' which act as the games levels. Each themed World has 8 stages (excluding Showtime Island and Metal Mountains, which only have 3). There are some stages that play outside of worlds, such as the tutorial level Woodwin Village and the Bonus Stages (Pokémon-themed stages).

Every Stage has the option of playing at a Normal speed and a Fast speed. Getting a Great rank on both modes will unlock official game art on the lower touch-screen. While the art unlocked is normally of a standard enemy, Boss levels will always reveal the image of the boss that was fought on that stage. In case of the Bonus Levels, playable character art will be unlocked and for World 8 Concept art will be unlocked.

  • World 1: Marching Hills
    • 8 Stages: Mini-Boss: Growliks - Boss: Growlord
  • World 2: Rock Range
    • 8 Stages: Mini-Boss: Dragnarock - Boss: Buzzooka
  • World 3: Calypso Beach
    • 8 Stages: Mini-Boss: Octarina - Boss: Discordred
  • World 4: Showtime Island
    • 3 Stages: Mini-Boss: none - Boss: none
  • World 5: Sleighbell Slopes
    • 8 Stages: Mini-Boss: Howliks - Boss: Winterwulf
  • World 6: Metal Mountains
    • 3 Stages: Mini-Boss: none - Boss: none
  • World 7: Baroque Volcano
    • 8 Stages: Mini-Boss: Classikaos - Boss: Gargan
  • World 8: Sky Roost (unlocked by finding all 5 Pinklefs)
    • 8 stages: Mini-Boss: none - Boss: none

Pokémon-themed bonus stages

The following stages based on remixed themes from the Pokémon games can be unlocked as Bonus Stages:

  • The Gym: Pokémon Gym theme from Pokémon Gold and Silver (unlocked by clearing Marching Hills in World 1).
    • Good rank: 42 notes, Gold rank: 62 notes
  • Route 26: Route 26 theme from Pokémon Gold and Silver (unlocked by clearing Rock Range in World 2).
    • Good rank: 28 notes, Gold rank: 48 notes
  • Your Bicycle: Bicycle theme from Pokémon Gold and Silver (unlocked by clearing Calypso Beach in World 3). This stage is included as the third stage replacing Adventure Awaits! in the demo.
    • Good rank: 45 notes, Gold rank: 65 notes
  • Champion Battle!: Champion theme from Pokémon Red and Green (unlocked by clearing Sleighbell Slopes in World 5).
    • Good rank: 85 notes, Gold rank: 105 notes
  • Trainer Battle!: Trainer battle theme from Pokémon Black and White (unlocked by clearing Baroque Volcano in World 7).
    • Good rank: 181 notes, Gold rank: 201 notes


External links

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