See How Pokémon Rumble U Uses Pokémon Figurines In-Game

By Ishaan . March 15, 2013 . 12:00pm

The Pokémon Company have announced more details on Pokémon Rumble U, a Nintendo eShop game for the Wii U, along with a first trailer that shows off the recently announced NFC feature that lets you add Pokémon to the game using figurines you can purchase separately:



Pokémon Rumble U will launch with seven different figurines—Lucario, Bulbasaur, Pikachu, Victini, Torchic and Piplup. In Japan, these figures will be available for purchase at vending machines from Pokémon Centers. More figures will be rolled out at later dates, and you’ll also be able to use your figurines in your friends’ games.


Each area in Pokémon Rumble U is divided into multiple battles and ends with a boss encounter. Attacks in the game can also be performed by tapping the Wii U GamePad’s screen.


Pokémon Rumble U will be released in April 24th in Japan as a download via the Nintendo eShop. Wii U owners that purchase a download code for the game at a Pokémon Center in Japan will get a complementary Pikachu figurine with a special power. The game will cost 1,800 yen while figurines will go for 200 yen each.

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    I played the one on Wii but this is not good looking at all.

    • J_Joestar

      I’d say it looks a lot better than the original Wii one.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    Disney infinity and Skylanders now Pokemon, Up next is Digimon

    • TwinTails

      Hopefully, and hopefully it gets localized.

  • Kyle Silva

    Is anyone else wondering if figures will be region locked, considering the Gamepads are?

  • Kyle Silva

    I want either Bulbasaur or Pikachu.

  • Suicunesol

    You should probably mention that these figures are obtained via Gachapon machine, so you can’t choose which figure you want. It’s random. Collect ’em all, guys :P

  • Vaporeon23

    All of the Eeveelutions will be mine.

  • pressstart

    Can I has a Togepi? Togepreeeese?

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