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Survival Mode (Japanese: ポケロード Poké Road) is a Pokémon Shuffle area that challenges players to make progress into a series of 50 stages without being able to alter their initial selection of Support Pokémon. It was added in version 1.3 (3DS)/1.6 (Mobile).

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Survival Mode is unlocked only after players defeat the first 150 Main Stages. These Main Stages do not need to be defeated at any specific Rank, unlike unlocking Expert Stages. Players may only adjust the initial Support Pokémon they selected before Stage 1 by restarting the Survival Mode challenge. This is the unique "challenge" of Survival Mode, since players will not always know which opposing Pokémon they will face or how many moves they will have to face them. Selecting Pokémon with the strongest Attack power, useful Skills, and a diversified selection of Pokémon Types can be helpful strategies.

Stages in Survival Mode reuse the first 300 Main Stages. In Survival Mode's 60 stages, players are presented with a repeating sequence that includes a short series of randomly selected Pokémon from a Main Stage area or set of areas and then a fixed battle against a particularly challenging Pokémon, often a Mega Evolved Pokémon. The further players progress into the Survival Mode challenge, the more likely they will face Pokémon from further along the Main Stage sequence, following a stage progression that loosely reflects the Main Stage sequence. Starting at Stage 11, a third step in the Survival Mode sequence is added immediately following the challenging fixed battle with a weaker, less challenging Pokémon fix battle for early in the Main Stage sequence. This provides a brief break from what otherwise are increasingly more difficult Pokémon challenges.

  • Players pay three Hearts to start a Survival Mode challenge. Individual stages within a challenge have no cost.
  • Players start with 5 moves in Stage 1. All subsequent stages begin by adding 5 additional moves, called "Victor's bonus moves +5", to the number of remaining moves left after defeating the previous stage. The minimum number of moves is always 5. Player cumulative performance determines the maximum number of moves.
REWARDS:
Level 1st time reward Afterward
10 1x Exp. Booster M 1x Exp. Booster S
20 1x Raise Max Level* 2x Exp. Booster S
25 1x Exp. Booster M* 3x Exp. Booster S*
30 1x Raise Max Level 1x Exp. Booster M*
35 1x Exp. Booster L* 2x Exp. Booster M*
40 2x Raise Max Level* 2x Exp. Booster M
45 1x Exp. Booster L* 3x Exp. Booster M
50 5x Raise Max Level* 1x Exp. Booster L
55 1x Skill Booster L* 1x Exp. Booster L*
60 10x Raise Max Level* 1x Skill Booster S*
  • Only the "Exp. Points x1.5", "Mega Start", and occasionally "Disruption Delay" Items are available for purchase before individual Survival Mode stages.
  • Stage 1 does not start with any Disruptions or randomly select Pokémon that causes Disruptions. After Stage 1, randomly selected Survival Mode stages may or may not include starting Disruptions, Pokémon causing Disruptions, and 3-Pokémon Stages.
  • Special rewards are awarded after completing a fixed number of stages during a single challenge (see the Rewards table to the right). An initial set of rewards are provided the first time players defeat a fixed number of Survival Mode stages. Players receive a slightly less attractive set of rewards when they repeated the challenge. It is not necessary to achieve the initial set of rewards during the same challenge, as they are awarded the first time players progress far enough into any Survival Mode challenge to earn a reward.
  • Defeating opposing Pokémon rewards 20 Coins per stage, since players will have already defeated these same 150 Pokémon in the first 150 Main Stages in order to unlock Survival Mode.
  • Players always receive a fixed distribution of XP per stage. Defeating an opposing Pokémon rewards one Pokémon with 4 XP and the other three Pokémon 2 XP. If players are defeated, 1 XP per Pokémon is awarded.
  • Survival modes also offers the ability for players to "Take a Break" between each stage. Selecting this option pauses the current Survival Mode challenge and creates a "temporary save point". Players may have only one temporary save point at a time and cannot use other Pokémon Shuffle play modes while a temporary save point exists. Players are forced to return to their Survival Mode save point once they restart Pokémon Shuffle or their temporary save point will be erased.

Survival Mode was introduced with Version 1.3.0 on March 23, 2016 for the 3DS and Version 1.6.0 on April 26, 2016 for Mobile. In its original implementation, it was composed of 50 stages selected from the first 150 Main Stages. Survival Mode was redesigned on July 25, 2017 to increase its difficulty level by adjusting stage selection choices, expanding stage selection to the first 300 Main Stages, adding 10 additional stages to the challenge for a total of 60 stages, and improving the rewards.

Contents

Stages

The sequence of stages is not completely random for Survival Mode. Some stages are set, while the others are random within a specified set of stages.

Current version

Survival Mode
Stage
Equivalent Main Stage Pokémon Reward Disruption Notes
SM1 Stage 5 EeveeEevee from Puerto Blanco none
SM2 Stage 10 Mega Audino Audino from Puerto Blanco yes Breakable-rock Disruption x1 tile (Counter 0, 2)
SM3 Stage 11-147 Randomly selected from Sandy Bazaar, Night Festival, Isla Asul, Rainbow Park, Galerie Rouge, Sweet Strasse, Silbern Museum, Mt. Vinter, Castle Noapte, and Jungle Verde possible
SM4 Stage 45 Mega Slowbro Slowbro from Isla Asul yes non-Support Pokémon Disruption x3 tiles with Slowpoke (Counter 0, 3)
SM5 Stage 11-147 Randomly selected from Sandy Bazaar, Night Festival, Isla Asul, Rainbow Park, Galerie Rouge, Sweet Strasse, Silbern Museum, Mt. Vinter, Castle Noapte, and Jungle Verde possible
SM6 Stage 105 Mega Ampharos Ampharos from Silbern Museum yes Barrier Disruption on bottom 4 rows (Start) then non-Support Pokémon Disruption x5 tiles with Flaaffy (Counter 4) then Barrier Disruption x5 tiles (Counter 3)
SM7 Stage 11-147 Randomly selected from Sandy Bazaar, Night Festival, Isla Asul, Rainbow Park, Galerie Rouge, Sweet Strasse, Silbern Museum, Mt. Vinter, Castle Noapte, and Jungle Verde possible
SM8 Stage 135 Mega Gengar Gengar from Castle Noapte yes non-Support Pokémon Disruption with Eevee that also falls in from the top (Start) then Barrier Disruption encompassing center two columns (Counter 3) then non-Support Pokémon Disruptions x1 tile with Haunter three times (Counter 1) then repeat the Barrier and non-Support Pokémon Disruptions sequence
SM9 Stage 11-147 Randomly selected from Sandy Bazaar, Night Festival, Isla Asul, Rainbow Park, Galerie Rouge, Sweet Strasse, Silbern Museum, Mt. Vinter, Castle Noapte, and Jungle Verde possible
SM10 Stage 150 Mega Mewtwo Y Mewtwo from Jungle Verde yes yes non-Support Pokémon Disruption with Espeon that also falls in from the top (Start) then Unbreakable-block Disruption x2-6 tiles then Barrier Disruption x2 then repeating and mixing at random (Counter 2)
SM11 Stage 37 MeowthMeowth from Isla Asul yes Coin Disruptions x3 tiles, Coin x1, x2, x3 or Breakable-rock x1 Disruptions (Counter 0, 3)
SM12 Stage 11-147 Randomly selected from Sandy Bazaar, Night Festival, Isla Asul, Rainbow Park, Galerie Rouge, Sweet Strasse, Silbern Museum, Mt. Vinter, Castle Noapte, and Jungle Verde possible
SM13-14 Stage 151-209 Randomly selected from Wacky Workshop and Pedra Valley possible
SM15 Stage 104 AerodactylAerodactyl from Silbern Museum yes Non-support Pokémon Aerodactyle Disruption x3 tiles, Breakable-rock Disruption x1 (Counter 3, 1)
SM16 Stage 18 Klefki from Sandy Bazaar yes
SM17 Stage 11-147 Randomly selected from Sandy Bazaar, Night Festival, Isla Asul, Rainbow Park, Galerie Rouge, Sweet Strasse, Silbern Museum, Mt. Vinter, Castle Noapte, and Jungle Verde possible
SM18-19 Stage 151-209 Randomly selected from Wacky Workshop and Pedra Valley possible
SM20 Stage 180 Mega AerodactylAerodactyl from Wacky Workshop yes yes
SM21 Stage 44 Pidgeotto from Isla Asul yes
SM22 Stage 11-147 Randomly selected from Sandy Bazaar, Night Festival, Isla Asul, Rainbow Park, Galerie Rouge, Sweet Strasse, Silbern Museum, Mt. Vinter, Castle Noapte, and Jungle Verde possible
SM23-24 Stage 151-209 Randomly selected from Wacky Workshop and Pedra Valley possible
SM25 Stages 148 Heracross from Jungle Verde yes yes
SM26 Stage 26 Chingling from Night Festival yes
SM27 Stage 11-147 Randomly selected from Sandy Bazaar, Night Festival, Isla Asul, Rainbow Park, Galerie Rouge, Sweet Strasse, Silbern Museum, Mt. Vinter, Castle Noapte, and Jungle Verde possible
SM28-29 Stage 151-209 Randomly selected from Wacky Workshop and Pedra Valley possible
SM30 Stage 210 Mega Heracross from Pedra_Valley yes yes
SM31 Stage 64 Dratini from Galerie Rouge yes
SM32 Stage 11-147 Randomly selected from Sandy Bazaar, Night Festival, Isla Asul, Rainbow Park, Galerie Rouge, Sweet Strasse, Silbern Museum, Mt. Vinter, Castle Noapte, and Jungle Verde possible
SM33-34 Stage 211-238 Randomly selected from Albens Town yes
SM35 Stage 230 Medicham from Albens Town yes yes
SM36 Stage 111 Vanillish from Mt. Vinter yes
SM37 Stage 11-147 Randomly selected from Sandy Bazaar, Night Festival, Isla Asul, Rainbow Park, Galerie Rouge, Sweet Strasse, Silbern Museum, Mt. Vinter, Castle Noapte, and Jungle Verde possible
SM38-39 Stage 211-238 Randomly selected from Albens Town possible
SM40 Stage 240 Mega Medicham from Albens Town yes yes
SM41 Stage 178 Tangela from Wacky Workshop yes
SM42-44 Stage 11-147 Randomly selected from Sandy Bazaar, Night Festival, Isla Asul, Rainbow Park, Galerie Rouge, Sweet Strasse, Silbern Museum, Mt. Vinter, Castle Noapte, and Jungle Verde possible
SM45 Stage 241-259 Randomly selected from the first half of Roseus Center yes possible
SM46-49 Stage 241-259 Randomly selected from the first half of Roseus Center possible
SM50 Stage 260 Deoxys (Normal Forme) from Roseus Center yes yes
SM51 Stage 54 Vaporeon from Rainbow Park yes
SM52 Stage 151-209 Randomly selected from Wacky Workshop and Pedra Valley possible
SM53-54 Stage 261-299 Randomly selected from the second half of Roseus Center possible
SM55 Stage 290 Rayquaza from Roseus Center yes yes
SM56-57 Stage 261-299 Randomly selected from the second half of Roseus Center possible
SM58-59 Stage 183-185 Randomly selected Snorlax, Granbull, or Frogadier from Pedra Valley yes
SM60 Stage 300 Mega Rayquaza from Roseus Center yes yes

Original version

This original sequence of stages was replaced with the July 25, 2017 update and is no longer available.

Survival Mode
Stage
Equivalent Main Stage Pokémon Reward Disruption Notes
SM1 Stage 1-5 Randomly selected from Puerto Blanco none includes Bulbasaur, Charmander, Eevee, Espurr, and Squirtle
SM2 Stage 6-9 Randomly selected from Puerto Blanco possible includes Audino, Pichu, Pidgey, and Togepi
SM3 Stage 10 Mega Audino Audino from Puerto Blanco yes Breakable-rock Disruption x1 tile (Counter 0, 2)
SM4-5 Stage 11-19 Randomly selected from Sandy Bazaar possible
SM6 Stage 20 Mega Kangaskhan Kangaskhan from Sandy Bazaar yes Breakable-rock Disruption x4 tiles (Counter 3)
SM7-9 Stage 22-44 Randomly selected from Night Festival & Isla Asul possible
SM10 Stage 30 Mega Sableye Sableye from Night Festival yes yes Barrier Disruption x4 tiles (Counter 0, 4)
SM11 Stage 45 Mega Slowbro Slowbro from Isla Asul yes non-Support Pokémon Disruption x3 tiles with Slowpoke (Counter 0, 3)
SM12-14 Stage 31-74 Randomly selected from Isla Asul, Rainbow Park & Galerie Rouge possible
SM15 Stage 103 Raichu Raichu from Silbern Museum yes Barrier Disruption encompassing every other column (Start) then x2 tiles (Counter 3)
SM16 Stage 31-74 Randomly selected from Isla Asul, Rainbow Park & Galerie Rouge yes
SM17 Stage 90 Mega Mawile Mawile from Sweet Strasse yes Unbreakable-block Disruption x4 tiles twice then Barrier Disruption on a random row (Counter 2)
SM18-19 Stage 76-89 Randomly selected from Sweet Strasse possible
SM20 Stage 75 Mega Altaria Altaria from Galerie Rouge yes yes Breakable-rock Disruption x5 tiles (Counter 0, 3)
SM21-22 Stage 1-74 Randomly selected from Puerto Blanco, Sandy Bazaar, Night Festival, Isla Asul, Rainbow Park, Galerie Rouge possible
SM23-26 Stage 46-74 Randomly selected from Rainbow Park & Galerie Rouge possible
SM27 Stage 60 Mega Lopunny Lopunny from Rainbow Park yes Breakable-rock Disruption x5 tiles (Counter 3)
SM28-29 Stage 90-119 Randomly selected from Silbern Museum & Mt. Vinter possible
SM30 Stage 120 Mega Glalie Glalie from Mt. Vinter yes yes non-Support Pokémon Disruption x4 tiles twice with Snorunt then Barrier Disruption encompassing one or two random columns (Counter 2)
SM31 Stage 1-104 Randomly selected from Puerto Blanco, Sandy Bazaar, Night Festival, Isla Asul, Rainbow Park, Galerie Rouge, Sweet Strasse & Silbern Museum possible
SM32-33 Stage 76-104 Randomly selected from Sweet Strasse & Silbern Museum possible
SM34-36 Stage 129-131 Randomly selected Zoroark, Ampharos, Mismagius from Castle Noapte without repeating the same opponent possible Zoroark: Unbreakable-block Disruption in the two center columns (Counter 0) then non-Support Pokémon Disruptions x3 tiles with Zorua (Counter 1)
Ampharos: every other tile is a Barrier Disruption (Start) then non-Support Pokémon Disruption x4 tiles with Flaaffy (Counter 15, 4)
Mismagius: on-Support Pokémon Disruption x5 tiles with Misdreavus (Counter 0, single time only)
SM37 Stage 1-119 Randomly selected from Puerto Blanco, Sandy Bazaar, Night Festival, Isla Asul, Rainbow Park, Galerie Rouge, Sweet Strasse, Silbern Museum & Mt. Vinter possible
SM38-39 Stage 76-119 Randomly selected from Sweet Strasse, Silbern Museum & Mt. Vinter possible
SM40 Stage 105 Mega Ampharos Ampharos from Silbern Museum yes yes Barrier Disruption on bottom 4 rows (Start) then non-Support Pokémon Disruption x5 tiles with Flaaffy (Counter 4) then Barrier Disruption x5 tiles (Counter 3)
SM41 Stage 1-134 Randomly selected from Puerto Blanco, Sandy Bazaar, Night Festival, Isla Asul, Rainbow Park, Galerie Rouge, Sweet Strasse, Silbern Museum, Mt. Vinter & Castle Noapte possible
SM42-44 Stage 121-134 Randomly selected from Castle Noapte possible
SM45 Stage 135 Mega Gengar Gengar from Castle Noapte yes yes non-Support Pokémon Disruption with Eevee that also falls in from the top (Start) then Barrier Disruption encompassing center two columns (Counter 3) then non-Support Pokémon Disruptions x1 tile with Haunter three times (Counter 1) then repeat the Barrier and non-Support Pokémon Disruptions sequence
SM46 Stage 1-148 Randomly selected from Puerto Blanco, Sandy Bazaar, Night Festival, Isla Asul, Rainbow Park, Galerie Rouge, Sweet Strasse, Silbern Museum, Mt. Vinter, Castle Noapte & Jungle Verde possible
SM47-49 Stage 136-148 Randomly selected from Jungle Verde possible
SM50 Stage 150 Mega Mewtwo Y Mewtwo from Jungle Verde yes yes non-Support Pokémon Disruption with Espeon that also falls in from the top (Start) then Unbreakable-block Disruption x2-6 tiles then Barrier Disruption x2 then repeating and mixing at random (Counter 2)

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Main Stages Puerto BlancoSandy BazaarNight FestivalIsla AsulRainbow Park
Galerie RougeSweet StrasseSilbern MuseumMt. VinterCastle Noapte
Jungle VerdeWacky WorkshopPedra ValleyAlbens TownRoseus Center
Desert UmbraVioleta PalaceBlau SalonGraucus HallNacht Carnival
Prasino WoodsZaffiro CoastMarron Trail
Expert Stages Expert Stages
Special Stages Commemorative EventCompetitive StageDaily Pokémon
Escalation BattleAn Evolving Challenge!Great Challenge
High-Speed ChallengeSpecial ChallengeUltra Challenge
One Chance a Day!Pokémon SafariMeowth's Coin Mania
Skill Booster M Stage!Tons of Exp. PointsTry 'Em Items Stage
Survival Mode Survival Mode


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