Pokémon Rumble series


The Pokémon Rumble series (Japanese: ポケモンスクランブル Pokémon Scramble) is a series of spin-off games currently consisting of five different titles. All the games in the series have been developed by Ambrella.


The first game in the series, Pokémon Rumble, is a WiiWare game that was released in Japan on June 16, 2009, in North America on November 16, 2009, and in Europe and Australia on November 20, 2009. The game only featured Pokémon that were introduced in Generations I and IV. The Pokémon TCG: Rumble Game card collection cross-promotion was released several weeks after the game was in its respective region.

Pokémon Rumble Blast, the second title in the series, was the first Pokémon game released for the Nintendo 3DS. It was released in Japan on August 11, 2011, North America on October 24, 2011, Europe on December 2, 2011, and Australia on December 8, 2011. It is also the only member of the series to be released in South Korea, having been released there on July 12, 2012. The game features all 646 Pokémon that were officially revealed at the time—all Pokémon as of Generation V with the exception of Keldeo, Meloetta, and Genesect.

On April 24, 2013, Pokémon Rumble U was released in Japan for the Wii U, making it the first Pokémon game released for the console. It was later released in Europe on August 15, 2013, Australia on August 16, 2013, and in North America on August 29, 2013. All 649 Pokémon from Generation I to Generation V are available in the game.

The fourth entry in the series is Pokémon Rumble World, which was released for the Nintendo 3DS on April 8, 2015 in North America, Europe, Australia, and Japan. Being released during Generation VI, The game features all 719 species of Pokémon that had been officially revealed at the time—all Pokémon through Generation VI other than Hoopa and Volcanion, as well as Mega Evolution and Primal Reversion. Unlike previous games, the freemium title also features Miis who interact with Toy Pokémon.

Pokémon Rumble Rush, the latest entry in the series, was released on May 15, 2019 in Australia, and then released in Japan, North America, Europe, South Korea, Hong Kong and Taiwan on May 22, 2019.


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Each game in the series features Toy Pokémon, Pokémon wind-up toys. The player begins with a Pokémon of their own, with gameplay mainly consisting of entering a stage and progressing through a number of different areas within it. Once the final area is reached, a boss is found, which must be defeated in order to complete the stage. During a stage, Pokémon may drop onto the ground once defeated, allowing them to be obtained by the player. A Pokémon normally has a random chance of dropping when defeated, but it can be guaranteed if the Pokémon is defeated while it is wobbly, or if the Pokémon is sparkling in Rumble World. If a Pokémon does not become obtainable, it will drop some Ⓟ instead, which is a currency that can be spent on various things outside of stages.

Each game also has additional stages that differ from the normal stages in some way. In these stages, no Pokémon or Ⓟ will drop when defeated, and there is usually a time limit. If there is a time limit, defeated Pokémon may instead drop clocks, which extend the timer slightly. The most common of these throughout the series are Battle Royale stages, which involve defeating several waves of Pokémon within a predefined time limit. These stages also include "Powerful Rivals", which appear as part of specific waves and are similar to bosses in the standard stages in that they appear with a brief introductory cutscene and are much larger and stronger than regular toy Pokémon. In Pokémon Rumble, all of these additional stages are Battle Royales, with one found at each rank. Clearing the Battle Royale will enable the player to move onto the next rank. In Pokémon Rumble World, these stages are given as Challenges by the King, and include a mixture of Battle Royales and other stages that progress through several areas like normal stages, but have preset Pokémon and obstacle layouts. Completing these stages progresses the game's storyline and unlocks additional facilities in the game's hub, but otherwise have no effect on the areas the player has access to.

List of games

Gen. Image Title Japanese title Platform Release date
Japan North America Europe Australia South Korea Hong Kong Taiwan
IV   Pokémon Rumble 乱戦!ポケモンスクランブル
Melee! Pokémon Scramble
Wii June 16, 2009 November 16, 2009 November 20, 2009 November 20, 2009
V   Pokémon Rumble Blast /
Super Pokémon Rumble
Super Pokémon Scramble
Nintendo 3DS August 11, 2011 October 24, 2011 December 2, 2011 December 8, 2011 July 12, 2012
V   Pokémon Rumble U ポケモンスクランブルU
Pokémon Scramble U
Wii U April 24, 2013 August 29, 2013 August 15, 2013 August 16, 2013
VI   Pokémon Rumble World みんなのポケモンスクランブル
Everyone's Pokémon Scramble
Nintendo 3DS April 8, 2015 April 8, 2015 April 8, 2015 April 8, 2015
VII   Pokémon Rumble Rush ポケモンスクランブルSP
Pokémon Scramble SP
iOS, Android May 22, 2019 May 22, 2019 May 22, 2019 May 15, 2019 May 22, 2019 May 22, 2019 May 22, 2019

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 寶可夢大亂戰 Pokémon Daaihlyuhnjin
Mandarin 寶可夢大亂戰 Pokémon Dàluànzhàn
  French Pokémon Rumble
  German Pokémon Rumble
  Italian Pokémon Rumble
  Korean 포켓몬 대격돌 Pokémon Daegyeokdol
  Spanish Pokémon Rumble

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