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First Six NFC Figures Revealed For Pokémon Rumble U

By Kevin on Mar 15 2013 01:52 AM
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Pokémon will eventually rule the world in its entirety: one NFC figure at a time.

The Pokémon Company have revealed the first six NFC figures for the Pokémon Rumble U (ポケモンスクランブルU Pokémon Scramble U in Japan) lineup. Bulbasaur, Pikachu, Torchic, Piplup, Lucario, and Victini are set to debut along with the game. In Japan, these figures can be purchased from participating Pokémon Center locations at a cost of Â¥200 Yen, which is approximately equal to $2 US Dollars. Each figure will be comfortably packaged inside its own Poké Ball. In addition to these six initial NFC figures, a seventh "special" NFC figure will be available at the time of launch.

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As mentioned in our previous article, each of the NFC figures will be able to store battle statistics for its respective Pokémon. You can build up your toy Pokémon stats by earning coins, which can be obtained by battling other Pokémon. Pokémon Rumble U is scheduled to be released in Japan on April 24th at the cost of Â¥1,800 Yen, which is approximately equal to $19 US Dollars. At this time, there is no release information for any of the other regions. Stay tuned for more details very soon.

Source: Pokémon Japan


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Comments: 5

Although I am not a Pokemon fan, this is very interesting! I'm glad they started with a huge franchise like Pokemon to unleash the NFC stuff. And the price of $2 seems really good. Now, I just hope they push it. I'd really like NFC-enabled eShop cards.

It's too bad they didn't put NFC capabilities in the 3DS.
I must admit that the toys are adorable. I would certainly get a Pikechu toy and maybe Victini.

View Postaquizero, on 15 March 2013 - 06:38 AM, said:

I would certainly get a Pikechu toy and maybe Victini.
Same here, for sure. Just add Lucario and bam. Though, knowing me, I may end up trying to get all of them because Pokemon.
Seems very similar to the Skylanders, where you can store character information into a figure. Now, only if I had a Wii U...
torchic! I love how cute and blocky they are!!!