Pokémon Shuffle is a free Nintendo 3DS downloadable game that was announced on the January 2015 Nintendo Direct and released in February 18, 2015 worldwide. Pokémon Shuffle Mobile, for Android and iOS, was released on August 24, 2015 in Japan and on August 31, 2015 in other countries.
It is a puzzle game on Nintendo 3DS which is very similar to Pokémon Battle Trozei. Unlike Pokémon Battle Trozei there's a limit to how much you can play over a period of time. Your play limit is counted as Hearts. When you first launch the game you will start out with 5 free Hearts. If you have 0 Hearts then you can't play. You regenerate 1 Heart every 30 minutes if you have under 5 Hearts. You loose 1 Heart every time you try a stage, whether you lose the stage or not. If you can't complete a stage then before you start it again, buy power-ups using coins. Coins are obtained every time you complete a stage. Coins can also be obtained by matching 3 or more Coins in a Special Meowth Stage. Unfortunately a Special Meowth Stage isn't always available to play.
How to Play
Match 3 or more Pokémon in a row using strategy with type advantages. Matching 3 or more Pokémon in a row will cause more Pokémon to fall on the top of the stage. Doing that might in turn cause a chain reaction in which more Pokémon begin falling down and down matching together with 3 more. Each time you match 3 or more Pokémon in a row the opposing Pokémon loses HP. When the opposing Pokémon has 0 HP left, you win the stage and get a chance at capturing it if you haven't already. If you have caught a Pokémon that can mega evolve and you have a mega stone that can mega evolve it, then you're in luck. When a Pokémon mega evolves it changes the current music playing and the mega evolved Pokémon sprite. Also matching 3 or more of a mega evolved Pokémon will result in other Pokémon around it disappearing. There are 3 types of stages you can try. Those are Main Stages, Expert Stages, and Special Stages. In the Main Stages, you have a certain number of swaps with an unlimited amount of time. In the Expert Stages, you are given a certain amount of time with unlimited swaps. The Special Stages are pretty much the same as the Main Stages expect they only have Event Pokémon.
(It allows you to) View the Pokémon you've encountered so far. (NOTE: There's a total of 159 known/available Pokémon on the list.)
(It allows you to check your StreetPass records such as) Playtime, Number of stages cleared, Number of Pokémon caught, (and) Number of StreetPass tags. (NOTE: You can have up to 10 StreetPass tags at a time.)
(It allows you to) Enter a passcode using the lower screen. Be careful typing in your passcodes! (NOTE: There are currently no known passcodes making this feature temporarily useless.)
(It allows you to check your client number.) Your client number is proof that your game data belongs to you. You may need it if you are contacting Customer Service with regard to Pokémon Shuffle, so keep it where you won't forget it. (NOTE: If you forget it then go back and check what it is.)
(It allows you to) Choose whether you want to use the StreetPass and Check In features. (NOTE: There are only two settings - on or off.)
Event Pokémon and Stages
Pokémon found in Special Stages are Event Pokemon. All Pokémon and stages that have so far appeared in Special Stages are:
- Mew (Launch Special: Meet Mew) 20 MOVES
- Meowth (Meowth's Coin Mania) 10 MOVES
- Freeze Rotom (Daily Pokémon) 15 MOVES
- Heat Rotom (Daily Pokémon) 15 MOVES
- Fan Rotom (Daily Pokémon) 15 MOVES
- Wash Rotom (Daily Pokémon) 15 MOVES
Purchasing In-Game Items
If you don't want to wait for your Hearts to regenerate or need Coins fast, then you can buy them instantly with Jewels. Jewels can sometimes be obtained by completing stages. You can also buy Jewels with real world money over the internet. You can only spend up to 1, 3, 6, or 12 Jewels at a time. You can spend your Jewels on either Coins or Hearts, not both. The bigger spends will initially give you a better deal.
|1 Jewel =||+3000 Coins||+5 Hearts|
|3 Jewels =||+10000 Coins||+18 Hearts|
|6 Jewels =||+22000 Coins||+38 Hearts|
|12 Jewels =||+48000 Coins||+80 Hearts|
If for some reason you decide to spend real world money on virtual items then you have 5 options.
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