London, United Kingdom-May 15, 2019 - The Pokemon Company International today confirmed a new entry in the Pokemon Rumble series, with the all new Pokemon Rumble Rush. This free-to-start beat-'em-up is available for download today for owners of Android mobile devices in Australia via Google Play; with an iOS version and full worldwide release coming shortly.
In Pokemon Rumble Rush players assume the role of an intrepid adventurer tasked with discovering new islands and the various Pokemon that inhabit each area. As they explore each island players must overcome the hordes of enemy Pokemon that stand in their way. By tapping the screen, the players' partner Pokemon will rush in and attack each oncoming wave. During each of these encounters there is a chance one or more of the Pokemon will befriend a player and in turn use those Pokemon in future battles. Each island adventure features Super Boss fights and, if victorious, players have the chance to get items that power up their Pokemon.
As they play Pokemon Rumble Rush, players will have the chance to encounter hundreds of different species of Pokemon. The more players explore the game world and take part in special events, the more Pokemon they will discover-possibly including Legendary and Mythical Pokemon! Exploration may also lead to players finding a previously undiscovered stage, and as a reward, players get to name it.
When exploring an area on their own, a hint function can display the Pokemon that inhabit that area. Also, when players view a map of an island, occasionally they'll see some hot air balloons passing by. Tapping a hot air balloon will let players try a stage that other adventurers have already discovered, which means players may encounter Pokemon that they haven't found before.