Pokemon Rumble World is immediately available as a free-to-play game in the Nintendo 3DS eShop. There, people are able to play for a limited amount of time each day, with the option of using real cash to purchase Poke Diamonds. On April 29, 2016, people in North America will be able to purchase a retail boxed version that will include more immediate access to all content and no in-game purchases.
The boxed version of Pokemon Rumble World offers a number of niceties that eliminate the need for microtransactions. 3,000 Poke Diamonds and the Poke Diamond Digger that gives 40 Poke Diamonds every day you log in will be available in the in-game shop at the very beginning of the game, alongside Pokemon VIP cards. People can get a Timing Stop VIP Card, once the Timing Stop opens, to take them to any stage for one Poke Diamond, or a Balloon VIP card that lets you use a hot-air balloon for one Poke Diamond.
Pokemon Rumble World’s retail version will be compatible with the free-to-play’s version’s StreetPass and SpotPass, but you can’t take save data from the free version and use it with the retail version.
In Pokemon Rumble World, players go through a beat’em up game with toy Pokemon. Each area has new toy Pokemon in it and battling against them may give you an opportunity to add them to your roster.
The retail version of Pokemon Rumble World is immediately available in Japan and Europe.