‘Pokemon Rumble Rush’ Coming to Android and iOS!

The Pokemon Company has announced Pokemon Rumble Rush, the fourth entry of the Pokemon Rumble series. Whereas the previous games were for Nintendo systems, this will be the first for mobile. It is a freemium game.

The game is only available in Australia currently, but is “coming soon” to Japan, America, and the rest of the world. The game was first announced in 2017 under the name “PokeLand,” but was never heard from again… until today.

The Rumble series is a fast-paced “beat ’em up” take on Pokemon where you control Toy Pokemon and battle hordes of other Pokemon through a variety of stages. Some Pokemon join you and become part of your team, allowing you to use them in your battles.

Pokemon Rumble was first released on the Wii back in 2009, then two more games were released for the 3DS and one for the Wii U.

You can read the full press release here:

Latest Title in Rumble Series Coming to Android and iOS Devices

Bellevue, WASH. — May 15, 2019— The Pokémon Company International today confirmed a new entry in the Pokémon Rumble series, with the all new Pokémon Rumble Rush. This free-to-start beat-‘em-up is available for download today for owners of Android mobile devices in Australia via Google Play; with an iOS version and full worldwide release coming shortly.

In Pokémon Rumble Rush players assume the role of an intrepid adventurer tasked with discovering new islands and the various Pokémon that inhabit each area.  As they explore each island players must overcome the hordes of enemy Pokémon that stand in their way.  By tapping the screen, the players’ partner Pokémon will rush in and attack each oncoming wave. During each of these encounters there is a chance one or more of the Pokémon will befriend a player and in turn use those Pokémon in future battles. Each island adventure features Super Boss fights and, if victorious, players have the chance to get items that power up their Pokémon.

As they play Pokémon Rumble Rush, players will have the chance to encounter hundreds of different species of Pokémon. The more players explore the game world and take part in special events, the more Pokémon they will discover—possibly including Legendary and Mythical Pokémon! Exploration may also lead to players finding a previously undiscovered stage, and as a reward, players get to name it.

When exploring an area on their own, a hint function can display the Pokémon that inhabit that area. Also, when players view a map of an island, occasionally they’ll see some hot air balloons passing by. Tapping a hot air balloon will let players try a stage that other adventurers have already discovered, which means players may encounter Pokémon that they haven’t found before.