Six more NFC mini-figures and further details regarding Pokémon Rumble U have surfaced
Details surrounding Pokémon Rumble U, the first game to use the NFC technology for the Wii U, have started to come to light.
The game is set to be released in Japan on May 25th, and will be using NFC technology to scan Pokémon characters into the game through purchasable mini-figurines.
Currently, two sets of the Pokémon mini-figures have been revealed and each figure can be scanned into the game to become a playable character via its NFC base.
The figures have so far been confirmed to consist of the Pokémon: Pikachu, Bulbasaur, Piplup, Torchic, Lucario, Victini, Eevee, Mewtwo, Croagunk, Zoroark, Litwick and Genesect, with two more figures, which will be much harder to come across, still being kept a secret.
Despite the existence of these figurines, the game won’t actually require people to purchase them in order to play, since all 649 Pokémon can be caught in-game. However, Pokémon scanned in from the figurines can be made more powerful than those caught in-game via coin upgrades, making the mini-figures essential for those looking to build a powerful team.
It was later revealed that Pokémon Rumble U will be using passcodes unique to each species to collect Pokémon, according to Japanese magazine CoroCoro (translated by Serebii). The first code printed by CoroCoro is 51830476, and will allow players to collect the Dragon/ Ground-type Pokémon, Garchomp.
You can watch the first Pokémon Rumble U trailer in Japanese here.