Pokémon Rumble U

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Pokémon Rumble U (Japanese: ポケモンスクランブル U Pokémon Scramble U) is a game released on the Wii U eShop and the third entry in the Pokémon Rumble series. It was the first Pokémon game released for the Wii U, followed by Pokkén Tournament. The game was revealed in the March 2013 issue of CoroCoro, which surfaced online on February 12, 2013. It was released in Japan on April 24, 2013, in Europe on August 15, 2013, in Australia on August 16, 2013, and in North America on August 29, 2013.

Pokémon Rumble U
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Pokémon Rumble U's logo
Basic info
Platform: Wii U
Category: Action RPG
Players: 1-4 players simultaneous
Connectivity: None
Developer: Ambrella
Publisher: Nintendo
Part of: Generation V spin-off
Release dates
Japan: April 24, 2013
North America: August 29, 2013
Australia: August 16, 2013
Europe: August 15, 2013
South Korea: N/A
Hong Kong: N/A
Taiwan: N/A
Japanese: Official website
English: Official website
Japanese boxart
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ポケモンスクランブルU Pokémon Scramble U logo
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This the first NFC-compatible game on Wii U, allowing players to scan specific NFC figures modelled after certain Pokémon. These figures would predate Amiibo, which released the year after this game.

This title became unavailable after the discontinuation of the Wii U eShop on March 27, 2023.


  • All 649 Pokémon of Generations I-V.
  • Supports up to four players.
  • Up to 100 Pokémon are able to battle at the same time.
  • Is the first Wii U game to use the console's NFC technology, allowing figures purchased in stores to interact with the game.
    • These figures are customizable. The money earned in the game from battles will make enhancements available for the Pokémon, such as an increase in strength or a change in the moves it knows.
  • Other Pokémon are befriended/caught during battles. The chance to befriend/catch any one Pokémon in a battle seems to be random but weighted based on power differential.
  • Each stage has challenges that if the player completes them, they will be given a special Pokémon in a Crystal Poké Ball.
  • Befriended/Caught Pokémon show up in one of three types of Poké Balls:
    • Red Poké Ball- contains a normal level Pokémon of the level played
    • Gold Poké Ball - contains a higher than normal level Pokémon of the level played
    • Crystal Poké Ball- contains a much higher level Pokémon than of the level played. Also, all Challenge awarded Pokémon after completing challenges come in a Crystal Poké Ball.
  • The Master Ball - sometimes dropped into the playing field as a bonus item. When thrown at a Pokémon, that Pokémon will be befriended/caught, and generally at a higher level (Gold or Crystal Poké Ball).


Icon from the Wii U home menu and Miiverse community

Sparkly Playland

Blue Sky Park

Transit Museum

Mysterious Forest

Toy Shop

Wondrous Battle Arena




All password Pokémon for the US and Europe have the Special Trait Gift.

Pokémon Move(s) Japan Europe US
  Bulbasaur Razor Leaf SolarBeam 74465213 08040585 94283937
  Charizard Blast Burn Dragon Claw 26495673 13307436 68110948
  Magikarp Splash Hydro Pump --- --- 16713311
  Shiny Magikarp Splash Hydro Pump --- 20089534 ---
  Gyarados Dragon Rage Thrash --- 97209964 60536144
  Shiny Gyarados Dragon Rage Thrash 94839985 --- ---
  Snorlax Strength Flamethrower 71098343 43265987 43265987
  Dragonite Draco Meteor Fire Blast 11009560 41775214 91698319
  Dunsparce Rollout Blizzard --- 68514585 73442047
  Sableye Fake Out Confuse Ray --- 75614557 52051808
  Piplup Drill Peck Hydro Pump 19876976 66972109 72679922
  Garchomp Fire Fang Dragon Claw --- --- 97988814
  Shiny Garchomp Fire Fang Dragon Claw 51830476 46585756 ---
  Rotom Shadow Ball Thunder 27453665 58505654 4417308
  Snivy Leaf Tornado Iron Tail --- 94582250 55149930
  Shiny Snivy Leaf Tornado Iron Tail 20448123 --- ---
  Serperior Frenzy Plant Dragon Tail 10986334 23740396 07461322
  Tepig Flame Charge Rollout --- 33076260 17171075
  Oshawott Razor Shell Tail Whip 63664750 39027380 23906908
  Oshawott Razor Shell Swords Dance --- --- 45507682
  Shiny Oshawott Razor Shell Swords Dance --- 89648783 ---
  Samurott Ice Beam Hydro Cannon 10599899 87818558 80889856
  Whimsicott Razor Leaf Giga Drain --- 80992047 65501535
  Zoroark Night Daze Flamethrower 13540269 31682288 04811884
  Eelektross Thunderbolt Coil 28563923 50958047 ---
  Shiny Eelektross Thunderbolt Coil --- --- 88508880
  Shiny Eelektross Crunch Discharge --- 94530956 78871053
  Chandelure Fire Blast Shadow Ball 94720173 86228367 79702521
  Haxorus Dual Chop Dragon Dance --- 15137328 53658779
  Stunfisk Discharge Mud Shot 98993224 58973354 02337796
  Hydreigon Dark Pulse Draco Meteor 69283763 45507682 93173657
  Hydreigon Dark Pulse Dragon Pulse --- 7654616 78897697



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