Challenge Battle

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Challenge Battle (Japanese: チャレンジバトル Challenge Battle) is an area that is only available after defeating the game in Pokémon Rumble U. There are four stages in this area, each with different unlock conditions that must be met before the stage can be played.

Lord of the Bugs


Clearing the challenges allows the player to obtain a blue capsule containing a Genesect.


This area has a unique battle structure. When the player enters, there is an immediate warning followed by the arrival of one of the fully evolved Bug Pokémon. These include Beautifly and Dustox, Wormadam (all three cloaks), Mothim, Yanmega, Escavalier, Accelgor, and Galvantula. Only one boss appears; that boss is always supported both by its lower evolutions and by Shedinja. The ultimate Bug Pokémon, Genesect, is the challenge reward.

Yanma Yanma
Wurmple Wurmple
Silcoon Silcoon
Beautifly Beautifly
Possible Boss
Cascoon Cascoon
Dustox Dustox
Possible Boss
Shedinja Shedinja
Burmy Burmy
Wormadam Wormadam
Possible Boss
Mothim Mothim
Possible Boss
Yanmega Yanmega
Possible Boss
Karrablast Karrablast
Escavalier Escavalier
Possible Boss
Joltik Joltik
Galvantula Galvantula
Possible Boss
Shelmet Shelmet
Accelgor Accelgor
Possible Boss
Genesect Genesect

Open Entry Battle Royale

There are three different versions of this battle. It's possible for players to encounter only Hoenn Pokémon, only Sinnoh Pokémon, or only Unova Pokémon. The boss is one Pokémon representing its group.


  • Defeat the Boss in time.
  • Pick up 150 or more coins.
  • Achieve a combo of 100 or more.
  • Clear the battle within 120 seconds.
  • Use Transform.

Clearing the challenges allows the player to obtain a blue capsule containing a Zekrom.


Sceptile Sceptile
Blaziken Blaziken
Swampert Swampert
Breloom Breloom
Hoenn Boss
Sharpedo Sharpedo
Salamence Salamence
Metagross Metagross
Regice Regice
Latias Latias
Latios Latios
Bronzong Bronzong
Garchomp Garchomp
Sinnoh Boss
Hippowdon Hippowdon
Abomasnow Abomasnow
Togekiss Togekiss
Mamoswine Mamoswine
Gallade Gallade
Heatran Heatran
Cresselia Cresselia
Excadrill Excadrill
Conkeldurr Conkeldurr
Whimsicott Whimsicott
Reuniclus Reuniclus
Ferrothorn Ferrothorn
Stunfisk Stunfisk
Hydreigon Hydreigon
Volcarona Volcarona
Terrakion Terrakion
Thundurus Thundurus
Unova Boss
Zekrom Zekrom

The Battle for Sky and Land

The battle will appear in one of two formats:

  • A sky battle, with Lugia as boss and featuring Flying- and Bug-type Pokémon; this includes the Jumpluff family, Ledian, and others.
  • A land battle, with Ho-Oh as the boss and featuring many Pokémon who remain grounded, such as the Scolipede family, Persian, Weavile, and others.


  • Protect the Forts.
  • Don't let any Forts be destroyed.
  • Clear the battle within 240 seconds.
  • Use Kyogre.
  • Don't let any allies be defeated.

Clearing the challenges allows the player to obtain a blue capsule containing a Mew.


Linoone and Magby are found in the capsule cages at the north end of the area. It is not known whether they appear otherwise.

The table below makes no distinction between the two types of battles at this time.

Persian Persian
Doduo Doduo
Dodrio Dodrio
Voltorb Voltorb
Electrode Electrode
Starmie Starmie
Scyther Scyther
Jolteon Jolteon
Aerodactyl Aerodactyl
Mew Mew
Ledyba Ledyba
Ledian Ledian
Togetic Togetic
Hoppip Hoppip
Skiploom Skiploom
Jumpluff Jumpluff
Sneasel Sneasel
Magby Magby
Capsule Cage
Lugia Lugia
"Sky" Boss
Ho-Oh Ho-Oh
"Land" Boss
Linoone Linoone
Capsule Cage
Taillow Taillow
Swellow Swellow
Ninjask Ninjask
Purugly Purugly
Weavile Weavile
Liepard Liepard
Zebstrika Zebstrika
Venipede Venipede
Whirlipede Whirlipede
Scolipede Scolipede
Stunfisk Stunfisk

The Final Battle Royale


  • Defeat the Boss in time.
  • Pick up 120 or more coins.
  • Achieve a combo of 100 or more.
  • Clear the battle within 200 seconds.
  • Hit Mewtwo with a Master Capsule.

Clearing the challenges allows the player to obtain a blue capsule containing an Arceus. This is the only possible way to get Arceus in the game.


Not all Legendary Pokémon will necessarily appear within one playing. Three rockets appear following a horde of Espeon and Umbreon; these can contain any of Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Deoxys (Normal Forme), Dialga, Palkia, Giratina (in either Altered or Origin Formes), or Darkrai. Three more rockets later appear with a horde of Rotom that always contain Tornadus, Thundurus, and Landorus.

Vaporeon Vaporeon
Jolteon Jolteon
Flareon Flareon
Mewtwo Mewtwo
Espeon Espeon
Umbreon Umbreon
Kyogre Kyogre
Groudon Groudon
Rayquaza Rayquaza
Deoxys Deoxys
Leafeon Leafeon
Glaceon Glaceon
Rotom Rotom
Rotom Heat Rotom
Rotom Wash Rotom
Rotom Frost Rotom
Rotom Fan Rotom
Rotom Mow Rotom
Dialga Dialga
Palkia Palkia
Giratina Giratina
Altered Forme
Giratina Giratina
Origin Forme
Darkrai Darkrai
Arceus Arceus
Tornadus Tornadus
Thundurus Thundurus
Landorus Landorus

In other languages

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France Flag.png French Batailles Défis
Germany Flag.png German Herausforderungskampf
Italy Flag.png Italian Lotte mozzafiato

Pokémon Rumble U locations
Sparkly Playland
Dream GateJungle AreaAdventure AreaWonder Area
Blue Sky Park
Aquatic HillFrenzy SquareFlower Garden
Transit Museum
Model Train RoomLocomotive CaféVehicle Gallery
Conductor Room
Mysterious Forest
Verdant PlazaMagical LakeMelodious Woodland
Toy Shop
EntrancewayToy CollectionSecret Warehouse
Sealed Door
Wondrous Battle Arena
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