Try 'Em Items Stage

A Try 'Em Items Stage (Japanese: アイテムフリーステージ Free Items Stage) is a type of special stage in Pokémon Shuffle where players are allowed to use items for free to capture a Pokémon.

These stages do not appear in the game's end-of-service period.

List of Try 'Em Items Stages

During the initial four weeks of Wobbuffet's availability on the 3DS version, the variety of items available for purchase before starting the stage increased every Monday; for instance, at initial release, the only item available was a Mega Start. Wobbuffet's HP and difficulty increased with the addition of new items. Wobbuffet gave a clear reward of only one Coin per attempt during its initial runs. In its initial Pokémon Shuffle Mobile and all repeat runs on both versions, the stage was made available with all four items on weekdays from August 31 to September 5, 2015 and again from February 16 to March 8, 2016. Thereafter, all items remained available on future runs.

All four items above were immediately available for both weeks of Carnivine's event with no stage differences. The Coin reward was   Coins ×100 for the first completion of this stage, with no reward at all on later attempts. It was possible to earn the 100 Coins a second time after the 1.2.15 update became available on September 4, 2015. Up to this point, Wobbuffet was not available at all on weekends.

Starting with Wobbuffet's February 2016 appearance, both it and Carnivine became fully available every day of their periods, including on weekends. Starting with the July/August 2016 repeats of these stages, the stages required no Hearts to play.

From November 22, 2016 onwards (ver. 1.3.28 (3DS)/1.8.12 (Mobile)), Wobbuffet and Carnivine began appearing on alternating weeks from Tuesday to the next Tuesday.

On March 28, 2017, the female version of Wobbuffet appeared as a separately catchable Pokémon instead of the male version, appearing from March 28 to April 4, 2017, and again from April 11 to 18, 2017.

Starting April 25, 2017, Oranguru and Passimian appeared every other week instead of Wobbuffet and Carnivine, which had been discontinued. Oranguru is the move-limited stage while Passimian is the timed stage.

In July 2017, Wobbuffet and Carnivine resumed appearing and replaced Oranguru and Passimian respectively.

From August 2017 onwards, Wobbuffet and Carnivine or Oranguru and Passimian would take turns appearing in the stage but the weeks they would actually be appearing were not specified in advance.

On February 13, 2018, this stage was officially discontinued when the final major update was released, and the stage no longer appears. Instead, all four Pokémon involved have been converted into regular Great Challenge events with both the male and female Wobbuffet having separate stages.

Wobbuffet

Event Pokémon Type HP Moves Catchability EXP Cost Availability Notes
Base Bonus
Wobbuffet Wobbles In!   Wobbuffet
Male
Psychic 8,888 10 1% 1% 3   Heart ×1 July 20 to 25, 2015 (3DS) N/A
Wobbuffet Wobbles In!   Wobbuffet
Male
Psychic 8,888 10 1% 2% 3   Heart ×1 July 27 to August 1, 2015 (3DS) N/A
Wobbuffet Wobbles In!   Wobbuffet
Male
Psychic 15,555 10 1% 2% 3   Heart ×1 August 3 to 8, 2015 (3DS) N/A
Wobbuffet Wobbles In!   Wobbuffet
Male
Psychic 42,222 8 1% 2% 3   Heart ×1 August 10 to 15, 2015 (3DS) N/A
Wobbuffet Wobbles In!   Wobbuffet
Male
Psychic 7,000 16 1% 3% 3   Heart ×1 August 31 to September 5, 2015 (Mobile only) N/A
Wobbuffet Appears   Wobbuffet
Male
Psychic 7,000 16 1% 3% 3 0 Hearts (starting July 2016) February 16 to March 8, 2016 (Mobile only)
May 17 to 31, 2016
July 26 to August 9, 2016
September 20 to October 4, 2016
N/A
Wobbuffet Appears   Wobbuffet
Male
Psychic 7,000 16 1% 3% 1 0 Hearts Every other week starting November 22, 2016
Discontinued on March 21, 2017
N/A
Wobbuffet Appears   Wobbuffet
Female
Psychic 7,000 16 2% 2% 1 0 Hearts March 28 to April 4, 2017
April 11 to 18, 2017
Appears in place of Male for some weeks thereafter
N/A
Wobbuffet Appears   Wobbuffet
Male
Psychic 7,000 16 2% 1% 1 0 Hearts Resumed on July 11, 2017 and took turns appearing
Discontinued February 13, 2018
N/A

The schedule for pre-stage item availability in the 3DS version of the stage during its initial release was as follows:

Start date
(2015)
Items
  Mega Start   Disruption Delay   Attack Power ↑   Complexity -1
July 20 N/A N/A N/A
July 27 N/A N/A
August 3 N/A
August 10

Carnivine

Event Pokémon Type HP Time Catchability EXP Cost Availability
Base Bonus
Carnivine Crops Up!   Carnivine Grass 6,468 01:00 5% 3% 3   Heart ×1 August 31 to September 12, 2015 (3DS only)
Carnivine Appears   Carnivine Grass 6,468 01:00 5% 3% 3 0 Hearts (starting August 2016) February 2 to 6, 2016
May 24 to June 7, 2016
August 9 to 23, 2016
September 6 to 20, 2016
Carnivine Appears   Carnivine Grass 6,468 01:00 5% 3% 1 0 Hearts Every other week starting November 29, 2016
Discontinued on April 25, 2017
Resumed on July 18, 2017 and took turns appearing
Discontinued February 13, 2018

Oranguru

Event Pokémon Type HP Moves Catchability EXP Cost Availability
Base Bonus
Oranguru Appears   Oranguru Psychic 7,000 14 2% 1% 1 0 Hearts Every other week starting April 25, 2017
Discontinued on July 4, 2017
Resumed on August 15, 2017 and took turns appearing
Discontinued February 13, 2018

Passimian

Event Pokémon Type HP Time Catchability EXP Cost Availability
Base Bonus
Passimian Appears   Passimian Fighting 19,404 1:00 4% 2% 1 0 Hearts Every other week starting May 2, 2017
Discontiuned on July 11, 2017
Resumed on August 8, 2017 and took turns appearing
Discontinued February 13, 2018

In other languages

Language Title
  Japanese アイテムフリーステージ
  French Niveau essai d'objets
  Italian Palestra potenziamenti
  Spanish Fase Pruebaobjetos


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