Pokemon Rumble Rush Tips - Controls, Auto-Attack, Is it Just Gen 1?

Pokemon Rumble Rush Tips - Controls, Auto-Attack, Is it Just Gen 1?

Pokemon Rumble Rush is a brand new Pokemon game for iOS and Android. Here’s what you need to know.

Pokemon Rumble Rush is now available on iOS and Android worldwide. It’s the latest in a string of brand new Pokemon games to come to mobile, with a focus on exploring tropical islands and powering up Pokemon. To beat each island’s Super Boss, you’ll need to make use of the various power-ups at your disposal, and you’ll have to choose your battle Pokemon each time. To help you start filling up your Dexes, and to make sure you’re making the most of the PokeCoins and Diamonds you’re earning, we’ve put together this Pokemon Rumble Rush Tips page. We’ll take a look at the Pokemon Rumble Rush Controls, and what Pokemon you’ll be able to catch while playing.

Pokemon Rumble Rush Tips

Pokemon Rumble Rush tasks trainers with battling a new selection of Pokemon with each area they visit. Each region has its own Super Boss, a powerful Pokemon that must be defeated in order to progress. There are also power-ups to collect, from ores you’ll get for defeating bosses. To help you get ahead early on, we’ve put together some Pokemon Rumble Rush Tips. You’ll find them below:

  • Link your Nintendo account to transfer Mii data.
  • Make sure to sign in every day to claim bonuses.
  • Before facing a Super Boss, hit ‘Recommended’ to start the battle with the best Pokemon for the job. Gears and Support will automatically be assigned to this Pokemon.
  • You can only throw away 10 Ores a day, so choose carefully.
  • You can spend Diamonds to speed up ore processing.
  • Swipe on the screen to dodge attacks.
  • Blue capsules are uncommon Pokemon, Red are Common.
  • If you see a hot air balloon on the map screen, tap it. You’ll visit another trainer’s world, where you’ll be accompanied by one of their Pokemon.
  • Type advantages are applicable in battle.
  • Tournaments are a great way to make money.
  • Be stingy with your Guide Feathers, they should only be used to find new types of Pokemon.
  • Catching multiple types of the same Pokemon will apply a Catch Bonus.

Pokemon Rumble Rush Controls

Given that it’s a mobile game, the controls for Pokemon Rumble Rush are pretty simple. Even so, there are some gestures and inputs that may not seem obvious at first. We’ve included the full controls list below:

  • Select - Tap
  • Dodge Roll - Swipe screen
  • Charge Attack - Hold Tap
  • Attack - Tap Screen
  • Use Summon - Tap the icon in the bottom left corner when ready.
  • Open Rewards - Tap on Reward Capsules

How to Turn on Auto-Attack in Pokemon Rumble Rush

While you’ll need to attack Pokemon by tapping the screen at first in Pokemon Rumble Rush, you will eventually unlock the option to turn on Auto-Attack. This will unlock after you beat the tutorial island. To trigger Auto-Attack, you just need to not tap the screen for 2 seconds. Your Pokemon will then start to attack on its own, and you can jump in at any point to trigger Summons or dodge rolls.

Pokemon Rumble Rush Pokemon List - Is it Only Gen 1?

At first, you’ll only be spotting Gen 1 Pokemon while playing Rumble Rush. After a while though, as you progress through a few islands, you’ll unlock new Pokedexes. These will each unlock a new gen of Pokemon. Here’s all of the Gen 1 Pokemon in Pokemon Rumble Rush:

  • Bulbasaur
  • Ivysaur
  • Venusaur
  • Charmander
  • Charmeleon
  • Charizard
  • Squirtle
  • Wartortle
  • Blastoise
  • Caterpie
  • Metapod
  • Butterfree
  • Weedle
  • Kakuna
  • Beedrill
  • Pidgey
  • Pidgeotto
  • Pidgeot
  • Rattata
  • Raticate
  • Spearow
  • Fearow
  • Ekans
  • Arbok
  • Pikachu
  • Raichu
  • Sandshrew
  • Sandslash
  • Nidoran ♀
  • Nidorina
  • Nidoqueen
  • Nidoran ♂
  • Nidorino
  • Nidoking
  • Clefairy
  • Clefable
  • Vulpix
  • Ninetales
  • Jigglypuff
  • Wigglytuff
  • Zubat
  • Golbat
  • Oddish
  • Gloom
  • Vileplume
  • Paras
  • Parasect
  • Venonat
  • Venomoth
  • Diglett
  • Dugtrio
  • Meowth
  • Persian
  • Psyduck
  • Golduck
  • Mankey
  • Primeape
  • Growlithe
  • Arcanine
  • Poliwag
  • Poliwhirl
  • Poliwrath
  • Abra
  • Kadabra
  • Alakazam
  • Machop
  • Machoke
  • Machamp
  • Bellsprout
  • Weepinbell
  • Victreebel
  • Tentacool
  • Tentacruel
  • Geodude
  • Graveler
  • Golem
  • Ponyta
  • Rapidash
  • Slowpoke
  • Slowbro
  • Magnemite
  • Magneton
  • Farfetch'd
  • Doduo
  • Dodrio
  • Seel
  • Dewgong
  • Grimer
  • Muk
  • Shellder
  • Cloyster
  • Gastly
  • Haunter
  • Gengar
  • Onix
  • Drowzee
  • Hypno
  • Krabby
  • Kingler
  • Voltorb
  • Electrode
  • Exeggcute
  • Exeggcutor
  • Cubone
  • Marowak
  • Hitmonlee
  • Hitmonchan
  • Lickitung
  • Koffing
  • Weezing
  • Rhyhorn
  • Rhydon
  • Chansey
  • Tangela
  • Kangaskhan
  • Horsea
  • Seadra
  • Goldeen
  • Seaking
  • Staryu
  • Starmie
  • Mr Mime
  • Scyther
  • Jynx
  • Electabuzz
  • Magmar
  • Pinsir
  • Tauros
  • Magikarp
  • Gyarados
  • Lapras
  • Ditto
  • Eevee
  • Vaporeon
  • Jolteon
  • Flareon
  • Porygon
  • Omanyte
  • Omastar
  • Kabuto
  • Kabutops
  • Aerodactyl
  • Snorlax
  • Articuno
  • Zapdos
  • Moltres
  • Dratini
  • Dragonair
  • Dragonite
  • Mewtwo
  • Mew

There's plenty more on Pokemon Rumble Rush to be found here on USG. First up, there's our Pokemon Rumble Rush Tips page. Then, why not check out how Catch Bonuses work in our Pokemon Rumble Rush Catch Bonus Guide. There's also our look at Sparkling Pokemon as part of our Pokemon Rumble Rush Shiny Pokemon Guide.

Jake Green

Senior Guides Writer

Jake is a former freelance writer who now heads up guides for USG. He spends his days dreaming of an X-Files dating-sim and will play literally any game with monkeys in it. He has an unhealthy obsession with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and would pretty much trade a kidney for Skate 4 at this point.

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