Survival Mode

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Survival Mode (Japanese: ポケロード Poké Road) is a Pokémon Shuffle area that challenges players to clear a series of 60 stages, without being able to alter their initial selection of Support Pokémon. It was added in version 1.3.0 (March 23, 2016) for Shuffle 3DS, and version 1.6.0 (April 26, 2016) for Shuffle Mobile.

Survival Mode is unlocked after players clear the first 150 main stages. These main stages do not need to be defeated at any specific Rank, unlike unlocking Expert Stages.

One run of Survival mode costs Heart Shuffle.png Hearts ×3. When starting the mode, players select an initial team of up to 4 Support Pokémon, which cannot be changed until that run of Survival Mode ends.

The stages that can appear are selected from the first 300 main stages in a semi-random fashion. Certain stage numbers are guaranteed to be a specific Pokémon - usually a boss - while the in-between stages are randomly selected from sets of main stages. Each stage's HP and disruption patterns are the same as they would be in their original main-stage form. However, Pokémon cannot be caught in Survival Mode.

Before starting a stage, the player has the option to spend Coin Shuffle.png Coins on items, similar to normal play. However, only the "Exp. Points x1.5.png Exp. Points ×1.5", "Mega Start.png Mega Start", and occasionally "Disruption Delay.png Disruption Delay" items are available for purchase.

Players are initially given 5 moves to use in stage 1, and are granted 5 additional moves (called "victor's bonus moves +5") at the end of each stage. Remaining moves are carried over to subsequent stages. Survival Mode will end when the player runs out of moves without defeating the foe, or when the player clears the final stage, which is stage 60.

Survival Mode also offers the ability for players to "Take a Break" between stages. Selecting this option pauses the current Survival Mode challenge, and creates a "temporary save point". Players may have only one temporary save point at a time, and cannot use other Pokémon Shuffle play modes while a temporary save point exists. Players are forced to return to their Survival Mode save point once they restart Pokémon Shuffle, or their temporary save point will be erased.

In Survival Mode's original implementation, it was composed of 50 stages, selected from the first 150 main stages. On July 25, 2017, Survival Mode was revamped to increase its difficulty and rewards: the range of main stages was increased to the first 300, the amount of stages in the challenge was extended to 60, and the quality and amount of Enhancement rewards was increased. However, the unlock requirement stayed the same: clearing the first 150 main stages.

Rewards

Coins and Experience

Each stage cleared in Survival Mode grants these immediate rewards:

  • Coin Shuffle.png Coins ×20.
  • 2 Experience to all Pokémon on the team. The Pokémon who was matched the most during the stage, indicated by a crown, receives 4 experience instead.
    • If a stage ends in failure, 1 experience is granted instead. (The crown does not appear in this case.)

Milestone rewards

Clearing certain stage milestones will grant Enhancements, with different rewards for the first and subsequent times each milestone is reached.

Revamped rewards:
Level 1st time reward Afterward
10 Exp Booster M.png Exp. Booster M ×1 Exp Booster S.png Exp. Booster S ×1
20 Raise Max Level.png Raise Max Level ×1 Exp Booster S.png Exp. Booster S ×2
25 Exp Booster M.png Exp. Booster M ×1 Exp Booster S.png Exp. Booster S ×3
30 Raise Max Level.png Raise Max Level ×1 Exp Booster M.png Exp. Booster M ×1
35 Exp Booster L.png Exp. Booster L ×1 Exp Booster M.png Exp. Booster M ×2
40 Raise Max Level.png Raise Max Level ×2 Exp Booster M.png Exp. Booster M ×2
45 Exp Booster L.png Exp. Booster L ×1 Exp Booster M.png Exp. Booster M ×3
50 Raise Max Level.png Raise Max Level ×5 Exp Booster L.png Exp. Booster L ×1
55 Skill Booster SML.png Skill Booster L ×1 Exp Booster L.png Exp. Booster L ×1
60 Raise Max Level.png Raise Max Level ×10 Skill Booster SML.png Skill Booster S ×1
Original rewards:
Level 1st time reward Afterward
10 Exp Booster M.png Exp. Booster M ×1 Exp Booster S.png Exp. Booster S ×1
20 Exp Booster L.png Exp. Booster L ×1 Exp Booster S.png Exp. Booster S ×2
25 N/A N/A
30 Raise Max Level.png Raise Max Level ×1 Exp Booster S.png Exp. Booster S ×3
35 Level Up.png Level Up ×1 Exp Booster M.png Exp. Booster M ×1
40 Raise Max Level.png Raise Max Level ×1 Exp Booster M.png Exp. Booster M ×2
45 Level Up.png Level Up ×1 Exp Booster M.png Exp. Booster M ×3
50 Raise Max Level.png Raise Max Level ×3 Exp Booster L.png Exp. Booster L ×1

Survival Mode can be completed repeatedly to collect a large amount of experience in the form of boosters: up to 3,900 experience-as-boosters can be obtained from a 55-stage run (excluding the last 5 stages, as the final reward is a skill booster).

Stages

The sequence of stages is not completely random for Survival Mode. Some stages are set, while the others are random within a specified set of stages.

Current version

Survival Mode
Stage
Equivalent main stage Pokémon Reward Disruption Notes
SM1 Stage 5 Eevee Eevee from Puerto Blanco none
SM2 Stage 10 Mega Audino Audino from Puerto Blanco yes Disruptions follow these patterns:
  • Pattern 1: Breakable-rock disruption ×1 tile (Start and Counter 2).
SM3 Stage 11-147 Randomly selected from Sandy Bazaar, Night Festival, Isla Asul, Rainbow Park, Galerie Rouge, Sweet Strasse, Silbern Museum, Mt. Vinter, Castle Noapte, and Jungle Verde. possible
SM4 Stage 45 Mega Slowbro Slowbro from Isla Asul yes Disruptions follow these patterns:
  • Pattern 1: Places ×3 Slowpoke Slowpoke (Start and Counter 3). Repeats until moves remaining are 14 or less, then switches to pattern 2.
  • Pattern 2: Barriers on 1 column (Counter 2).
SM5 Stage 11-147 Randomly selected from Sandy Bazaar, Night Festival, Isla Asul, Rainbow Park, Galerie Rouge, Sweet Strasse, Silbern Museum, Mt. Vinter, Castle Noapte, and Jungle Verde possible
SM6 Stage 105 Mega Ampharos Ampharos from Silbern Museum yes

The board starts with Barrier disruptions covering the bottom 4 rows.

Disruptions follow these patterns:

  • Pattern 1: Places ×5 Flaaffy Flaaffy (Counter 4). Switches to pattern 2.
  • Pattern 2: Barrier Disruption ×5 tiles (Counter 3).
SM7 Stage 11-147 Randomly selected from Sandy Bazaar, Night Festival, Isla Asul, Rainbow Park, Galerie Rouge, Sweet Strasse, Silbern Museum, Mt. Vinter, Castle Noapte, and Jungle Verde possible
SM8 Stage 135 Mega Gengar Gengar from Castle Noapte yes Eevee Eevee is a 5th non-Support Pokémon.

Disruptions follow these patterns:

  • Pattern 1: Barrier disruption encompassing center two columns (Counter 3). Switches to pattern 2.
  • Pattern 2: Places ×1 Haunter Haunter (Counter 1). Switches to pattern 1 after this pattern occurs 3 times.
SM9 Stage 11-147 Randomly selected from Sandy Bazaar, Night Festival, Isla Asul, Rainbow Park, Galerie Rouge, Sweet Strasse, Silbern Museum, Mt. Vinter, Castle Noapte, and Jungle Verde possible
SM10 Stage 150 Mega Mewtwo Y Mewtwo from Jungle Verde yes yes Espeon Espeon is a 5th non-Support Pokémon.

Disruptions follow these patterns:

  • Pattern 1: Unbreakable-block Disruption ×2 or Barrier Disruption ×2 (Counter 2). Switches to pattern 2 after this pattern occurs 2 times.
  • Pattern 2: Unbreakable-block Disruption ×6-8 and Barrier Disruption ×2-3, in one of 3 specific layouts (Counter 2). Switches to pattern 1 after this pattern occurs 2 times.
SM11 Stage 37 Meowth Meowth from Isla Asul yes Disruptions follow these patterns:
  • Pattern 1: Coin Coin Shuffle.png disruptions ×3 tiles (Start)
  • Pattern 2: Coin ×1, ×2, ×3 or Breakable-rock ×1 Disruptions (Counter 3)
SM12 Stage 11-147 Randomly selected from Sandy Bazaar, Night Festival, Isla Asul, Rainbow Park, Galerie Rouge, Sweet Strasse, Silbern Museum, Mt. Vinter, Castle Noapte, and Jungle Verde possible
SM13-14 Stage 151-209 Randomly selected from Wacky Workshop and Pedra Valley possible
SM15 Stage 104 Aerodactyl Aerodactyl from Silbern Museum yes Disruptions follow these patterns:
  • Pattern 1: Non-support Pokémon Aerodactyl Aerodactyl disruption ×3 tiles (Counter 3)
  • Pattern 2: Breakable-rock Disruption ×1 (Counter 1)
SM16 Stage 18 Klefki Klefkifrom Sandy Bazaar yes
SM17 Stage 11-147 Randomly selected from Sandy Bazaar, Night Festival, Isla Asul, Rainbow Park, Galerie Rouge, Sweet Strasse, Silbern Museum, Mt. Vinter, Castle Noapte, and Jungle Verde possible
SM18-19 Stage 151-209 Randomly selected from Wacky Workshop and Pedra Valley possible
SM20 Stage 180 Mega Aerodactyl Aerodactyl from Wacky Workshop yes yes
SM21 Stage 44 Pidgeotto Pidgeotto from Isla Asul yes
SM22 Stage 11-147 Randomly selected from Sandy Bazaar, Night Festival, Isla Asul, Rainbow Park, Galerie Rouge, Sweet Strasse, Silbern Museum, Mt. Vinter, Castle Noapte, and Jungle Verde possible
SM23-24 Stage 151-209 Randomly selected from Wacky Workshop and Pedra Valley possible
SM25 Stages 148 Heracross Heracross from Jungle Verde yes yes
SM26 Stage 26 Chingling Chingling from Night Festival yes
SM27 Stage 11-147 Randomly selected from Sandy Bazaar, Night Festival, Isla Asul, Rainbow Park, Galerie Rouge, Sweet Strasse, Silbern Museum, Mt. Vinter, Castle Noapte, and Jungle Verde possible
SM28-29 Stage 151-209 Randomly selected from Wacky Workshop and Pedra Valley possible
SM30 Stage 210 Mega Heracross Heracross from Pedra Valley yes yes Illumise Illumise is a 5th non-Support Pokémon.
SM31 Stage 64 Dratini Dratini from Galerie Rouge yes
SM32 Stage 1-147 Randomly selected from Puerto Blanco, Sandy Bazaar, Night Festival, Isla Asul, Rainbow Park, Galerie Rouge, Sweet Strasse, Silbern Museum, Mt. Vinter, Castle Noapte, and Jungle Verde possible
SM33-34 Stage 211-238 Randomly selected from Albens Town yes
SM35 Stage 230 Medicham Medicham from Albens Town yes yes
SM36 Stage 111 Vanillish Vanillish from Mt. Vinter yes
SM37 Stage 1-147 Randomly selected from Puerto Blanco, Sandy Bazaar, Night Festival, Isla Asul, Rainbow Park, Galerie Rouge, Sweet Strasse, Silbern Museum, Mt. Vinter, Castle Noapte, and Jungle Verde possible
SM38-39 Stage 211-238 Randomly selected from Albens Town possible
SM40 Stage 240 Mega Medicham Medicham from Albens Town yes yes
SM41 Stage 178 Tangela Tangela from Wacky Workshop yes
SM42-44 Stage 1-147 Randomly selected from Puerto Blanco, Sandy Bazaar, Night Festival, Isla Asul, Rainbow Park, Galerie Rouge, Sweet Strasse, Silbern Museum, Mt. Vinter, Castle Noapte, and Jungle Verde possible
SM45 Stage 241-259 Randomly selected from the first half of Roseus Center yes possible
SM46-49 Stage 241-259 Randomly selected from the first half of Roseus Center possible
SM50 Stage 260 Deoxys (Normal Forme) Deoxys from Roseus Center yes yes Deoxys (Normal Forme) Deoxys is a 5th non-Support Pokémon.
SM51 Stage 54 Vaporeon Vaporeon from Rainbow Park yes
SM52 Stage 151-209 Randomly selected from Wacky Workshop and Pedra Valley possible
SM53-54 Stage 261-299 Randomly selected from the second half of Roseus Center possible
SM55 Stage 290 Rayquaza Rayquaza from Roseus Center yes yes
SM56-57 Stage 261-299 Randomly selected from the second half of Roseus Center possible
SM58-59 Stage 183-185 Randomly selected Snorlax Snorlax, Granbull Granbull, or Frogadier Frogadier from Pedra Valley yes
SM60 Stage 300 Mega Rayquaza Rayquaza from Roseus Center yes yes Rayquaza Rayquaza is a 5th non-Support Pokémon.

Exclusions from random selection

When stages are randomly selected from a set, some stages are excluded from appearing:

Stage set Exclusions
11 - 147
151 - 209
1 - 147
  • All Mega Evolved Pokémon
  • Buneary Buneary (stage 21)
211 - 238
241 - 259
261 - 299

Original version

This original sequence of stages was replaced with the July 25, 2017 update and is no longer available.

Survival Mode
Stage
Equivalent main stage Pokémon Reward Disruption Notes
SM1 Stage 1-5 Randomly selected from Puerto Blanco none includes Bulbasaur Bulbasaur, Charmander Charmander, Eevee Eevee, Espurr Espurr, and Squirtle Squirtle
SM2 Stage 6-9 Randomly selected from Puerto Blanco possible includes Audino Audino, Pichu Pichu, Pidgey Pidgey, and Togepi Togepi
SM3 Stage 10 Mega Audino Audino from Puerto Blanco yes Breakable-rock disruption ×1 tile (Counter 0, 2)
SM4-5 Stage 11-19 Randomly selected from Sandy Bazaar possible
SM6 Stage 20 Mega Kangaskhan Kangaskhan from Sandy Bazaar yes Breakable-rock disruption ×4 tiles (Counter 3)
SM7-9 Stage 22-44 Randomly selected from Night Festival & Isla Asul possible
SM10 Stage 30 Mega Sableye Sableye from Night Festival yes yes Barrier disruption ×4 tiles (Counter 0, 4)
SM11 Stage 45 Mega Slowbro Slowbro from Isla Asul yes non-Support Pokémon disruption ×3 tiles with Slowpoke Slowpoke (Counter 0, 3)
SM12-14 Stage 31-74 Randomly selected from Isla Asul, Rainbow Park & Galerie Rouge possible
SM15 Stage 103 Raichu Raichu from Silbern Museum yes Barrier disruption encompassing every other column (Start) then ×2 tiles (Counter 3)
SM16 Stage 31-74 Randomly selected from Isla Asul, Rainbow Park & Galerie Rouge yes
SM17 Stage 90 Mega Mawile Mawile from Sweet Strasse yes Unbreakable-block disruption ×4 tiles twice then Barrier Disruption on a random row (Counter 2)
SM18-19 Stage 76-89 Randomly selected from Sweet Strasse possible
SM20 Stage 75 Mega Altaria Altaria from Galerie Rouge yes yes Breakable-rock disruption ×5 tiles (Counter 0, 3)
SM21-22 Stage 1-74 Randomly selected from Puerto Blanco, Sandy Bazaar, Night Festival, Isla Asul, Rainbow Park, Galerie Rouge possible
SM23-26 Stage 46-74 Randomly selected from Rainbow Park & Galerie Rouge possible
SM27 Stage 60 Mega Lopunny Lopunny from Rainbow Park yes Breakable-rock disruption ×5 tiles (Counter 3)
SM28-29 Stage 90-119 Randomly selected from Silbern Museum & Mt. Vinter possible
SM30 Stage 120 Mega Glalie Glalie from Mt. Vinter yes yes non-Support Pokémon disruption ×4 tiles twice with Snorunt Snorunt then Barrier Disruption encompassing one or two random columns (Counter 2)
SM31 Stage 1-104 Randomly selected from Puerto Blanco, Sandy Bazaar, Night Festival, Isla Asul, Rainbow Park, Galerie Rouge, Sweet Strasse & Silbern Museum possible
SM32-33 Stage 76-104 Randomly selected from Sweet Strasse & Silbern Museum possible
SM34-36 Stage 129-131 Randomly selected Zoroark Zoroark, Ampharos Ampharos, Mismagius Mismagius from Castle Noapte without repeating the same opponent possible Zoroark: Unbreakable-block disruption in the two center columns (Counter 0) then non-Support Pokémon Disruptions ×3 tiles with Zorua Zorua (Counter 1)
Ampharos: every other tile is a Barrier Disruption (Start) then non-Support Pokémon Disruption ×4 tiles with Flaaffy Flaaffy (Counter 15, 4)
Mismagius: on-Support Pokémon Disruption ×5 tiles with Misdreavus Misdreavus (Counter 0, single time only)
SM37 Stage 1-119 Randomly selected from Puerto Blanco, Sandy Bazaar, Night Festival, Isla Asul, Rainbow Park, Galerie Rouge, Sweet Strasse, Silbern Museum & Mt. Vinter possible
SM38-39 Stage 76-119 Randomly selected from Sweet Strasse, Silbern Museum & Mt. Vinter possible
SM40 Stage 105 Mega Ampharos Ampharos from Silbern Museum yes yes Barrier disruption on bottom 4 rows (Start) then non-Support Pokémon Disruption ×5 tiles with Flaaffy Flaaffy (Counter 4) then Barrier Disruption ×5 tiles (Counter 3)
SM41 Stage 1-134 Randomly selected from Puerto Blanco, Sandy Bazaar, Night Festival, Isla Asul, Rainbow Park, Galerie Rouge, Sweet Strasse, Silbern Museum, Mt. Vinter & Castle Noapte possible
SM42-44 Stage 121-134 Randomly selected from Castle Noapte possible
SM45 Stage 135 Mega Gengar Gengar from Castle Noapte yes yes non-Support Pokémon disruption with Eevee Eevee that also falls in from the top (Start) then Barrier Disruption encompassing center two columns (Counter 3) then non-Support Pokémon Disruptions ×1 tile with Haunter Haunter three times (Counter 1) then repeat the Barrier and non-Support Pokémon Disruptions sequence
SM46 Stage 1-148 Randomly selected from Puerto Blanco, Sandy Bazaar, Night Festival, Isla Asul, Rainbow Park, Galerie Rouge, Sweet Strasse, Silbern Museum, Mt. Vinter, Castle Noapte & Jungle Verde possible
SM47-49 Stage 136-148 Randomly selected from Jungle Verde possible
SM50 Stage 150 Mega Mewtwo Y Mewtwo from Jungle Verde yes yes non-Support Pokémon disruption with Espeon Espeon that also falls in from the top (Start) then Unbreakable-block Disruption ×2-6 tiles then Barrier Disruption ×2 then repeating and mixing at random (Counter 2)

Trivia

  • During Survival Mode, the player is transported to the overworld zone for the real main stage. After Survival Mode ends, the player's last location is set to the Eevee stage in Puerto Blanco.
  • After playing Survival Mode, the player's team will overwrite the saved team on all main stages played during the run. For example: the player's Survival Mode team is saved to the real Eevee stage in Puerto Blanco.

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Main stages Puerto BlancoSandy BazaarNight FestivalIsla AsulRainbow Park
Galerie RougeSweet StrasseSilbern MuseumMt. VinterCastle Noapte
Jungle VerdeWacky WorkshopPedra ValleyAlbens TownRoseus Center
Desert UmbraVioleta PalaceBlau SalonGraucus HallNacht Carnival
Prasino WoodsZaffiro CoastMarron Trail
Expert Stages Expert Stages
Special stages Daily (Daily PokémonOne Chance a Day!)
Challenge (Great ChallengeUltra ChallengeUB ChallengeHigh-Speed ChallengeSpecial Challenge)
Resource event (Meowth's Coin ManiaSkill Booster M Stage!Tons of Exp. Points)
Competitive StageEscalation battlePokémon Safari
Retired special stages An Evolving Challenge!Commemorative EventScore ChallengeTry 'Em Items Stage
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