Pokémon Rumble

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Pokémon Rumble
Pokémon Rumble logo.png
Pokémon Rumble's logo
Basic info
Platform: Wii
Category: Action RPG
Players: 1-4 players simultaneous
Connectivity: Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection
Developer: Ambrella
Publisher: Nintendo
Part of: Generation IV side series
ESRB: E10+
Release dates
Japan: June 16, 2009[1]
North America: November 16, 2009[2]
Australia: November 20, 2009
Europe: November 20, 2009[3]
South Korea: N/A
Hong Kong: N/A
Taiwan: N/A
Japanese: Official site
English: Pokémon.com (US)
Pokémon.com (UK)
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Pokémon Rumble (Japanese: 乱戦!ポケモンスクランブル Melee! Pokémon Scramble) is a WiiWare game released in Japan on June 16, 2009. It was released on November 16 for North America, and in Europe four days afterwards. It can be purchased for 1,500 Wii Points. A prototype for North America was shown at the Wizard World's Big Apple Comic Con. It is the first game in the Pokémon Rumble series, followed by Pokémon Rumble Blast.


Introducing a new kind of Pokémon challenge, available exclusively to the WiiWare service! Pokémon Rumble is an action game in which you control Toy Pokémon (referred to as "Pokémon") and take on wave after wave of other Pokémon in a variety of stages.

Befriend some of the defeated Pokémon along the way, adding them to your collection and granting you the ability to use them in battle. Switch between collected Pokémon at any time, taking advantage of the fact that the amount of damage you deal depends on the type of move used and the type of Pokémon hit. Be the last one standing to gain the right to compete in the Battle Royale and test your skills against many Pokémon at once.

Or team up with three people for some multiplayer action, working together to take down tough Bosses and earning points that can be used towards recruiting or training Pokémon. You can even save your favorite Pokémon to your Wii Remote controller for exchanges with friends.

Combining beautiful cel-shaded graphics and exciting game play features with the world of Pokémon, this is one Rumble you won't want to miss!


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Pokémon Rumble takes place in a world with Toy Pokémon that come to life after winded up by a Wonder Key. A toy Rattata controlled by the player sneaks into the Battle Royale hoping to prove its strength, but is defeated. The player then collects more toys from each level and defeats boss Pokémon to pass each Battle Royale and prove their strength!

Adventure Mode

In Adventure Mode, there are several Normal Rank stages on each level where Pokémon can be befriended. All Pokémon in the Normal Rank stages are from Generation I. In the first level, Rank C, the first stage revealed is Silent Forest. Once completed, Windy Prairie, Rocky Cave, Fiery Furnace, Bright Beach, and Eternal Tower are accessible. In every subsequent level, all stages are available immediately. The Battle Royale building will not open until a Pokémon of a certain power level is befriended. After the Battle Royale is won, the player will increase in rank, and the next higher level will be accessible. If the player faints three times in one stage, they are sent back to the terminal and instructed to reattempt stages to befriend more powerful Pokémon. In Multiplayer mode, if the two players faint three times combined, they are both sent back to the terminal.

Once the player has beaten Mewtwo in the Rank S Battle Royale, Advanced Mode is revealed. Advanced Mode contains Generation IV Pokémon. After completing the Advanced Mode, EX Mode is unlocked, consisting of random Pokémon from both previous modes as well as some new ones.

Recruited Pokémon

Recruited Pokémon are Pokémon available to switch into battle. They appear listed in a menu item. Pokémon with pink names have Special Traits, those with blue names are Shiny, and those with white names are typical. If a Pokémon has a Special Trait and is Shiny, its name will still appear blue in the list.

Pokémon can be recruited through battling in one of the six stages in the terminal, through purchase at the Recruit Point, or through entering a password at the Recruit Point.


  • The game is played with the Wii Remote on its side, a Classic Controller, or a GameCube controller (Multiplayer only).
  • Pokémon are like wind-up toys and they appear as they did in My Pokémon Ranch.
  • There is a Battle Royale mode where players control their Pokémon in a massive pit where lots of other Pokémon appear. The last one that remains standing will be the winner. Players control both the Pokémon's movement and what move they use.
  • It also has a story mode where there are levels which end with a battle where in a giant Pokémon is a boss. The boss may be a legendary Pokémon. Other Pokémon are obtained through defeating them in this mode.
  • Players can also take screenshots of their Pokémon in the battles.
  • There is a two-player co-op mode, as well as a stadium mode where up to four players can battle. Other players of this game can also bring their Pokémon from their game on the Wii Remote, similar to Miis.
  • Similar to the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series, the player may enter in passwords which can be used to get Pokémon that either are not regularly obtainable in the game or have Special Traits. Such codes are released through official media.
  • Pokémon can know up to 2 moves at a time.
  • Shiny Pokémon are also included in the game, which the player is automatically able to befriend if knocked over.
  • Only Pokémon from Generation I and Generation IV are obtainable in the game.
  • For a price, the player may purchase a Pokémon from the certain area they are in. The Pokémon is usually a boss, or a rare Pokémon.
  • As they are toys, Pokémon with alternate forms, such as Shaymin, cannot change between forms.

Special Traits

Main article: Special Traits

Special Traits are abilities that an individual Pokémon can possess. When a Pokémon with a special Trait faints and is ready to be befriended, it will sparkle with a different color than usual.

Passwords and Special Tickets

If a Pokémon has a small blue symbol by their power level, the Pokémon unlocked by passwords will increase in power after a Battle Royale is successfully completed.


Pokémon Move(s) Password Pokémon Move(s) Password
Charizard Charizard Flamethrower 9600-4319 Rattata Shiny
Reversal Double-Edge 3884-9402
Pikachu Pikachu Volt Tackle 2110-9011 Pikachu Shiny
Thunderbolt Quick Attack 6998-4642
Raichu Shiny
Thunder Agility 9465-8823 Ninetales Ninetales Safeguard Fire Blast 6295-6406
Parasect Parasect X-Scissor 7653-3521 Gyarados Gyarados Waterfall 6750-2839
Eevee Eevee Quick Attack 5873-1954 Vaporeon Vaporeon Surf 9338-1684
Snorlax Snorlax Belly Drum 2405-3396 Zapdos Zapdos Drill Peck 8106-8836
Dragonite Dragonite Dragon Rush 3376-0940 Mew Mew Cut 6614-0248
Chimchar Chimchar Ember 0331-4118 Bidoof Shiny
Superpower Hyper Fang 1770-0982
Bibarel Bibarel Rollout 9236-7400 Cherrim Cherrim
Sunshine Form
SolarBeam 1923-1298
Bronzong Bronzong Hypnosis 8379-5196 Garchomp Garchomp Dragon Claw 1824-8991
Munchlax Munchlax Tackle 7213-6317 Lucario Lucario Brick Break 9721-3750
Hippowdon Hippowdon Earthquake 2219-8658 Weavile Weavile Night Slash 9965-2344
Magnezone Magnezone Thunderbolt 6106-1639 Electivire Electivire Discharge 3111-7449
Magmortar Magmortar Lava Plume 5958-6223 Togekiss Togekiss Air Slash 9266-8795
Leafeon Leafeon Razor Leaf 7702-2229 Glaceon Glaceon Icy Wind 8473-9946
Probopass Probopass Magnet Bomb 9986-3607 Rotom Rotom ThunderShock 9966-1569
Regigigas Regigigas Giga Impact 0752-0878 Giratina Giratina
Origin Forme
Shadow Force 3421-4198
Shaymin Shaymin
Sky Forme
Seed Flare 7837-7094

North American

Pokémon Move(s) Password Pokémon Move(s) Password
Venusaur Venusaur SolarBeam 1589-3955 Charmander Charmander Ember 7927-6161
Charizard Charizard Flamethrower 7968-4528 Squirtle Squirtle Bubble 6824-2045
Blastoise Blastoise Aqua Tail 9580-1423 Rattata Shiny
Reversal Double-Edge 9849-3731
Eevee Eevee Quick Attack 0511-0403 Mew Mew Cut 9561-8808
Turtwig Turtwig Razor Leaf Absorb 8672-1076 Chimchar Chimchar Ember Fury Swipes 8109-8384
Piplup Piplup Bubble Pound 9900-2455 Bidoof Shiny
Superpower Hyper Fang 5575-2435
Cherrim Cherrim
Sunshine Form
SolarBeam 7540-5667 Giratina Giratina
Origin Forme
Shadow Force 8322-3706
Shaymin Shaymin
Sky Forme
Seed Flare 5468-6284

European / Australian

Pokémon Move(s) Password Pokémon Move(s) Password
Bulbasaur Bulbasaur Vine Whip 6921-0136 Charmander Charmander Ember 5982-9039
Squirtle Squirtle Bubble 1250-2002 Rattata Shiny
Reversal Double-Edge 0215-3612
Eevee Eevee Quick Attack 5631-9548 Mew Mew Cut 5221-1368
Bidoof Shiny
Superpower Hyper Fang 2424-3624 Giratina Giratina
Origin Forme
Shadow Force 3280-5739
Shaymin Shaymin
Sky Forme
Seed Flare 6838-5121

Release Tickets

If the player releases a certain group of Pokémon, he/she can grab a Pokémon Ticket.

Releasing five of the same Pokémon will merit a ticket for the next highest stage of evolution. Releasing five of the highest stage of an evolution line will merit a ticket for the basic Pokémon. Pokémon who do not have an evolution that appears in the game will not merit any tickets. Releasing five Eevee will also not merit a ticket.

There are only a limited amount of combos and the player is only able to carry one ticket at a time. Tickets can be redeemed at the red roofed building at the very bottom of the Terminal.

These Release Tickets work for the US version of Pokémon Rumble:

Pokémon Released Pokémon Ticket Received Pokémon Released Pokémon Ticket Received
Articuno Articuno RotomVaporeon Rotom
Rotom Rotom
Zapdos Zapdos RotomFlareon Rotom
Rotom Rotom
Moltres Moltres RotomLeafeon Rotom
Rotom Rotom
DialgaPalkiaGiratina Dialga
Mewtwo Mewtwo RotomGlaceon Rotom
Rotom Rotom
Mothim ×5 Mothim ×5 BurmyBurmyBurmy Burmy
(Plant/Sandy/Trash Coat)
Dialga Dialga
Burmy ×5 Burmy
(Plant Coat) ×5
WormadamWormadamWormadam Wormadam
(Plant/Sandy/Trash Coat)
Palkia Palkia
Gastrodon ×5 Gastrodon
(East) ×5
Shellos Shellos
Giratina Giratina
(Altered Forme)
Gastrodon ×5 Gastrodon
(West) ×5
Shellos Shellos
Lapras Vaporeon Lapras
Phione Phione
Shellos ×5 Shellos
(West) ×5
Gastrodon Gastrodon
Phione ×3 Phione ×3 Manaphy Manaphy
Shellos ×5 Shellos
(East) ×5
Gastrodon Gastrodon
(Fan Wash Heat Cut Frost)
Darkrai Darkrai
Rotom Jolteon Rotom
Rotom Rotom
Shaymin Shaymin
(Land Forme)


Pokémon Rumble received a "Passable" score of 6.0 out of 10 from IGN, stating that those who like to collect Pokémon have "got your work cut out for you" and while the title is a fun brawler, the game's graphics were "ugly, even for wind-up toys" and game play became tedious quickly.[4]


Main article: Staff of Pokémon Rumble

See also


Pokémon Rumble locations
Silent Forest | Windy Prairie | Rocky Cave | Fiery Furnace | Bright Beach | Eternal Tower | Battle Royale

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