Pokémon Rumble Blast

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Pokémon Rumble Blast
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Pokémon Rumble Blast's US boxart
Basic info
Platform: Nintendo 3DS
Category: Action RPG
Players: 1 to 2 players
Connectivity: StreetPass
Developer: Ambrella
Publisher: Nintendo
Part of: Generation V spin-off
ESRB: E10+
Release dates
Japan: August 11, 2011 (3DS)[1]
January 30, 2013 (eShop)[2]
North America: October 24, 2011 (3DS)[3]
December 20, 2012 (eShop)[4]
Australia: December 8, 2011 (3DS)[5]
November 29, 2012 (eShop)
Europe: December 2, 2011 (3DS)[6]
November 29, 2012 (eShop)[7]
South Korea: July 12, 2012[8]
Hong Kong: N/A
Taiwan: N/A
Japanese: Official website
English: Official website
Japanese boxart
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Super Pokémon Scramble Japanese boxart
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Pokémon Rumble Blast (Japanese: スーパーポケモンスクランブル Super Pokémon Scramble), known as Super Pokémon Rumble in Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, is the second entry in the Pokémon Rumble series. It is the first Nintendo 3DS Pokémon game and it was released in Japan on August 11, 2011 (previously July 28, 2011), in North America on October 24, 2011, in Europe on December 2, 2011, and in Australia on December 8, 2011. Unlike its predecessor, which only featured Pokémon from Generation I and Generation IV, Pokémon Rumble Blast features all five generations of Pokémon, except Keldeo, Meloetta, and Genesect, who were not officially revealed at the time of its debut.


Spoiler warning: this article may contain major plot or ending details.

The game starts with a showdown between Reshiram and Zekrom on the Battle Royale arena, manifesting as a spirit behind their Toy form. The player starts from Toy Town in Toyland, where the player's Mii enters to set a Pikachu into motion. On the first stage, called the Beginner's Park, the player fights the Unova first partner Pokémon and the elemental monkeys. The game ensures that the player recruits Oshawott, Tepig, and Snivy. Victini is also available here. The first boss is Zekrom, which is not meant to be won. The stage collapses, and the player's Toy Pokémon fall into another location.

Chapter 1: Battle Royale

The player's Toy Pokémon will land in Toy Town and meet with Lillipup who will explain several things about the town, and will tell the player to go to the meadow. Upon returning, the town discovers that the Glowdrops in the town have been stolen, and they blame Pawniard for stealing them. Upon reaching him he states that the player will never pass the coming Battle Royale and heads off. Upon getting to 1-4, Challenger's Ground, the player's Toy Pokémon must battle him in the semifinals and win the final round. He then admits that he did not steal the Glowdrops and tells the player's Toy Pokémon that it was another group of Pokémon lead by a Krookodile that is headed towards Easterly Town. The citizens of Toy Town then guide the player's Toy Pokémon to Easterly Town.

Chapter 2: Stolen Glowdrops

Before the player makes it to Easterly Town, a cut scene will play showing a Cobalion speaking to a crowd. He then says the Glowdrops have the power to remove Rust from materials and shows it by pouring some Glowdrops on a rusty object and the Rust disappears. He tells the Pokémon to gather as many Glowdrops as possible. The Toy Pokémon then march off and the cut scene ends.

Upon reaching Easterly Town, the player's Toy Pokémon will encounter Krookodile taking Easterly Town's Glowdrops, attacking the Pokémon that interfered with him, and leaving. The player then gives chase through several forts. The player meets a Gurdurr along the way and states that the great Glowdrop fountain has enough Glowdrops to restore the towns' Glowdrops to normal. Upon reaching the area, the player encounters Cobalion who has come for the Glowdrops. He then challenges the player to a 3 on 1. All the player's Pokémon will faint in 2 hits. Cobalion then takes the Glowdrops while the player is unconscious.

Chapter 3: Tracking Cobalion

The player continues on to Westerly Town and encounters a Zorua who tells the player that Cobalion is on Firebreathing Mountain and the player proceeds to head there. Along the way, Rusty Pokémon attack some of Cobalion's minions and the player defeats them and continues on. At the last fort on the mountain, Zorua then tells the player that he is on Cobalion's side and proceeds to battle the player with a Zoroark. Upon defeating them, the player reaches Cobalion who then bends the player's Wonder Key and knocks the player unconscious and heads north. The player will be in bad shape, but will make it to Northerly Town.

This is the first chapter in which a Rumpus Room can be found.

Chapter 4: The World Axle and the Secret of the Wonder Key

When the player arrives at Northerly Town, an Elgyem notices the player's bent Wonder Key and recommends going to the Temple of Keys, which is to the east. Upon defeating the Battle Royale held inside the Temple of Keys, the player will win a Temple Key, which can replace the player's Wonder Key. A Golett will then tell the player that the player can follow Cobalion if they prove themselves at the other Battle Royales—a path will be opened.

After exiting the temple, Golett talks about the Path of Heroes. Winning the Battle Royales will cause parts of the path to appear. However, the player has to get past Cobalion's two forts to challenge the other Battle Royale arenas.

After successfully completing all four Battle Royale arenas, the Path of Heroes will be complete, allowing the player to cross to the other side, at which point they will reach the World Axle. The player arrives at the scene of Cobalion's army using Glowdrops to open the World Axle. However, Cobalion's army starts rusting away, leaving him wondering what is happening. The rusting is revealed to be caused by Dark Rust, an evil Wonder Key that makes Toy Pokémon Rusty in order to control them as part of its Rust Army.

In the aftermath of the battle, the player's team meets up with Cobalion, who explains his intentions. At that point, the group decides to enter the World Axle in order to hunt down and defeat Dark Rust.

Chapter 5: The Last Battle

The player and their team make their way to Axle Town, where a Pikachu greets them and tells them about the current state of the town and the axle. The player must then traverse the axle's areas, including both the overworld areas and areas where Cobalion and the player fight against the Dark Legion, before finally making their way to Dark Rust's Fort.

Here, the player and two teammates fight the forces of Dark Rust. At first, Dark Rust itself is protected by an impenetrable barrier, but due to Cobalion's powerful attack, the barrier is dispelled and Dark Rust can be defeated.

In the aftermath, the World Axle begins to pump out Glowdrops again, refilling the fountains in all the towns.


This rumble is a blast! Discover over 600 Toy Pokémon to build an unbeatable force!


Toy Shop

The Toy Shop is a key location for the player, who is represented by their Mii, as it serves for the main headquarters for all StreetPass related events. Inside a player's Toy Shop is the Toy Pokémon world known as Toyland. The shelves of the store are stocked with various Toy Pokémon and a display of many of the player's strongest Pokémon is featured in the window.

Every day, the player will receive a notification via the Shopscope located in any of the towns. The Shopscope will show a Mii leaving the player's Toy Shop after making a purchase and the player will receive Ⓟ, as well as the possibility of unlocking a new Pokémon when a milestone is hit. The customer is either someone the player has StreetPassed, or a Mii they have registered on their 3DS. The player can also get customers by redeeming 10 Play Coins.

When the player StreetPasses someone, their Mii will be shown exiting the shop and reciting the phrase they have programmed onto their Friend Card. Their name will then be registered on a list of local customers and the player will then be allowed to battle against the person's 25 strongest Pokémon, with their current Pokémon serving as a boss. If the player successfully defeats the boss Pokémon, they will be able to use that Pokémon as a partner temporarily the next time they travel through an area.

Pokémon unlocked via the Toy Shop

The following are the Pokémon unlocked once a certain amount of customers have shopped at the Toy Shop, and the locations where they are encountered. If the player is too slow to defeat them, they may disappear and the player will have to leave the area and come back for the Pokémon to appear again.

Pokémon Customers Location
Uxie Uxie 2 Sun-Dappled Bank; Lake
Mesprit Mesprit 5 Soothing Shore; Lake
Azelf Azelf 10 Shimmering Lake; Lake
Phione Phione 20 Rugged Flats; Beach
Manaphy Manaphy 20 Rugged Flats; Beach
Jirachi Jirachi 40 Firebreathing Mountain; Tower
Celebi Celebi 60 Everspring Valley; Forest
Mew Mew 80 Sunny Seashore; Factory
Shaymin Shaymin 100 World Axle - B2F; Glacier
Shaymin Shaymin 120 World Axle - B1F; Forest
Victini Victini 150 World Axle - B2F; Tower

Legendary Boss Pokémon

There will be roughly a 5% chance that the catapult leading to the area boss will be shimmering, which means that the catapult will instead take the player to a special battle arena where the player first battled Zekrom at the beginning of the game. Here, the player will encounter a Legendary Pokémon that will differ depending on the area they were previously in. Upon defeat, the Legendary Pokémon will always be recruited by the player unless a confused enemy deals the final blow. Certain Legendary Pokémon will only appear once certain circumstances have been met. Most of the Legendary Pokémon will not appear until after the player has beaten the main story. Tornadus and Thundurus are the only two that can be encountered pre-ending.

Pokémon Location Notes Pokémon Location Notes
Mewtwo Mewtwo Factories Complete Battle Royale EX-6 Giratina Giratina Hauntyards
Lugia Lugia Beaches Cresselia Cresselia Treetops
Ho-Oh Ho-Oh Autumnwood Darkrai Darkrai Hauntyards
Latias Latias Meadows Arceus Arceus Towers Complete Team Battle EX-6
Latios Latios Meadows Cobalion Cobalion Caves Defeat Terrakion and Virizion
Kyogre Kyogre Beaches Terrakion Terrakion Canyons
Groudon Groudon Lavas Virizion Virizion Forests
Rayquaza Rayquaza Towers Tornadus Tornadus Volcanic Slope; Autumnwood Must be encountered 3 times before challenged to a battle
Deoxys Deoxys
(All Formes)
Factories Thundurus Thundurus Firebreathing Mountain; Autumnwood Must be encountered 3 times before challenged to a battle
Dialga Dialga Caves Reshiram Reshiram Caves
Palkia Palkia Lakes Zekrom Zekrom Caves
Heatran Heatran Lavas Landorus Landorus Autumnwood Defeat Tornadus and Thundurus*
Regigigas Regigigas Deserts Kyurem Kyurem Glaciers
Giratina Giratina Hauntyards

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 and have a green gear shape beneath them. A Rusty Pokémon or a Pokémon with a + or ++ trait will have a pink gear beneath them.


As in the previous game, rare Pokémon can be unlocked using region-specific passwords. This can be done by speaking to Munna in Easterly Town. Once a password has been entered, the Pokémon will appear in the wild on a specific stage, and must be defeated there to be collected.

Pokémon Move(s) Special Trait Location Password (JP) Password (NA) Password (PAL)
Pikachu Pikachu Volt Tackle Electric Boost 3-1 Rugged Flats 6715-6555 7746-3878 7580-5216
Articuno Articuno* Ice Beam 4-1 Frozen Tundra 7322-0927 2364-4610 2704-0204
Zapdos Zapdos* Discharge 4-2 Everspring Valley 3060-1785 1675-4459 1566-6140
Moltres Moltres* Flamethrower 4-3 Sunny Seashore 6301-6557 8714-7361 6284-2344
Lugia Lugia* Aeroblast 2-4 Shimmering Lake 6301-6557 0442-4822 3467-3843
Groudon Groudon* Earthquake 3-3 Firebreathing Mountain 7415-3319 0681-1611 7132-9643
Garchomp Garchomp* Dragon Claw Superstar 3-1 Rugged Flats 6067-1831 1959-4010 1027-9741
Gliscor Gliscor X-Scissor Effective 4-3 Sunny Seashore 7442-3671 9625-7845 7182-4825
Gallade Gallade Fury Cutter Night Slash Chop-Chop 4-2 Everspring Valley 9616-8485 3535-6928 4291-0125
Dialga Dialga* Iron Tail 1-4 Challenger's Ground 9752-8353 3402-6485 3681-9208
Victini Victini V-create 2-1 Sun-Dappled Bank 7267-3443 6699-8898 9082-7838
Snivy Snivy Leaf Tornado Grass Boost 2-3 Soothing Shore 8590-9413 0835-7338 4941-6440
Serperior Serperior* Leaf Blade Grass Boost+ 1-1 Trailhead Field 3791-0580 7111-4427 8047-7639
Tepig Tepig Flame Charge Fire Boost 2-2 Misty Edgewater 1906-5834 2061-8332 5487-0833
Emboar Emboar* Heat Crash Fire Boost+ 1-3 Echo Valley 8902-7356 5662-7748 6306-9222
Oshawott Oshawott Razor Shell PokéTC 2-4 Shimmering Lake 1432-2751 7403-2240 8084-8937
Samurott Samurott* Aqua Tail Water Boost+ 1-2 Seabreeze Trail 9418-1517 2452-2129 3791-9675
Unfezant Unfezant* Air Slash Speedy 2-2 Misty Edgewater 3654-9185 4713-9936 0632-6305
Audino Audino* Secret Power Rally 2-1 Sun-Dappled Bank 1975-5256 0176-1458 7462-8687
Zoroark Zoroark Foul Play PokéTC 4-1 Frozen Tundra 0120-8652 2153-6742 6150-1893
Eelektross Eelektross* Crunch Daring 3-2 Volcanic Slope 1562-5492 2159-4650 6491-6130
Stunfisk Stunfisk* Mud Shot Tangling 2-3 Soothing Shore 4000-2108 6482-3610 4074-7455
Tornadus Tornadus Hurricane 3-2 Volcanic Slope 5155-4087 0250-7321 9816-6460
Thundurus Thundurus Thunder 3-3 Firebreathing Mountain 2751-4887 8819-8699 1189-0516

* - Post-game only


Each town in Pokémon Rumble Blast has a station where the player may release any number of their Pokémon at a time, and in return they will gain Ⓟ. The Ⓟ dropped by a Toy Pokémon without a Special Trait is equal to 3/10 of its power. For a Toy Pokémon with a purple special trait, it is equal to half the power. These formulas are only accurate when dealing with a single Pokémon. Releasing 7 Darumaka will also not merit a Zen Mode Darmanitan.

When seven of the same Pokémon are released, the player will receive that Pokémon's next stage of evolution along with Ⓟ. For example, if the player were to release seven Oshawott, they would receive a Dewott. Rusty Pokémon do not count towards the seven Pokémon, and must be cleansed before they are released to obtain an evolution.

Upon finishing an area with over 2500 Pokémon befriended, no more areas may be entered until enough Pokémon are released to reduce the number below 2500.


Main article: Staff of Pokémon Rumble Blast


Gaming magazine Famitsu gave Pokémon Rumble Blast a score of 32 out of 40.[9] IGN rated the game an "Okay" 6.5/10.[10] It holds a rating of 57.86% on GameRankings, based on 22 reviews.[11]


In the fiscal year of its release, it sold 1.08 million units.[12] As of March 31, 2013, Pokémon Rumble Blast has sold 1.29 million copies worldwide.[13]

Japanese sales

Pokémon Rumble Blast sold 86,294 units on its first week on the Japanese market, with a sell-through of 44.07%. By December 28, 2014, the end of its 177th week, it had sold 342,990 copies.

Week Week ending Ranking Units sold Total units sold
1 August 14, 2011 2nd 86,294 86,294
2 August 21, 2011 5th 32,144 118,437
3 August 28, 2011 9th 15,764 134,201
4 September 4, 2011 11th 11,773 145,974
5 September 11, 2011 14th 7,974 153,947
6 September 18, 2011 12th 7,698 161,645
7 September 25, 2011 19th 8,722 170,367
8 October 2, 2011 18th 6,370 176,737
9 October 9, 2011 19th 6,008 182,746
10 October 16, 2011 23rd - -
11 October 23, 2011 29th - -
12 October 30, 2011 31st - -
13 November 6, 2011 32nd - -
14 November 13, 2011 37th - -
15 November 20, 2011 44th - -
18 December 11, 2011 41st - -
19 December 18, 2011 49th - -
20 December 25, 2011 41st - -
21 January 1, 2012 40th - 254,908
73 December 30, 2012 - - 325,932
125 December 29, 2013 - - 341,351
177 December 28, 2014 - - 342,990


  • This was the first physically released Pokémon game released for the Nintendo 3DS.
  • If Cobalion is defeated in the battle when the player is supposed to lose, Cobalion will knock out the player in one hit. [14]

In other languages

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese スーパーポケモンスクランブル
France Flag.png French Super Pokémon Rumble
Germany Flag.png German Super Pokémon Rumble
Italy Flag.png Italian Super Pokémon Rumble
South Korea Flag.png Korean 슈퍼 포켓몬 대격돌
Spain Flag.png Spanish Super Pokémon Rumble

External links


Pokémon Rumble Blast locations
Beginner's Park
Toy TownEasterly TownWesterly TownNortherly TownAxle Town
Trailhead FieldSeabreeze TrailEcho ValleyChallenger's Ground
Sun-Dappled BankMisty EdgewaterSoothing ShoreShimmering Lake
Rugged FlatsVolcanic SlopeFirebreathing Mountain
Frozen TundraEverspring ValleySunny SeashoreFallaway Edge
World Axle - Underground EntryWorld Axle - B1FWorld Axle - B2FWorld Axle - ShaftWorld Axle - Deepest LevelWorld Axle - Upper Levels

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