Pokemon Rumble Rush Shutting Down In July

Published: April 15, 2020 9:00 AM /


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Smartphone free-to-play game Pokemon Rumble Rush is closing down this July. The game will have been in operation for just over a year, having launched in May 2019 for Android and July 2019 for iOS.

The closure means you'll no longer be able to download, play, or apply updates to Pokemon Rumble Rush after that date. As of today, you also won't be able to purchase any of the game's Poke Diamonds currency. You'll be issued a refund for any unused Poke Diamonds starting from July 22nd, too, so don't worry if you've got some in-game currency lying around that you don't think you can use.

Of course, there are still three months between now and July, so if you're an avid Pokemon Rumble Rush player, you've still got some events to look forward to. The "Greninja and the Wonders of Kalos" event will still run between May 6th and May 27th. Two Battle Royale cups are planned before Rumble Rush ceases service: the Shaymin Cup, which runs between April 22nd and May 6th, and the Zygarde Cup, which starts on May 13th and ends on May 27th. In addition, Rumble Rush is getting an update on May 27th which will add a bunch of new Pokemon and "special participation requirements" for Battle Royale cups.

Pokemon Rumble Rush launched in 2019. It's the fifth game in the Pokemon Rumble sub-series. Like the other games, Rumble Rush tasks you with controlling toy Pokemon and battling them. Currently, the game is running its "Arceus and the Isle of Myths" event, which adds Sinnoh Pokemon, new Gears, and a new island. The event is running until May 6th, so go take a look if you're interested. Pokemon Rumble Rush will cease operations entirely on July 22nd at 1:59 UTC. Be sure you've done everything you want to with the game before then.

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