Pokémon Shuffle Mobile

-0.24
Neutral
Price: Free
Ads: Unknown
In App Purchases: Yes

iOS App Store

Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

This game has 8 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 13 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-0.58

2 votes
1 votes
Daily Rewards -
2 / 1 votes
Encourages return visits every day and punishes you for missing a day.

2 votes
1 votes
Wait To Play -
2 / 1 votes
In-game timers that make you arbitrarily wait for something.

1 votes
2 votes
Playing by Appointment -
1 / 2 votes
Being forced to play according to the game's schedule instead of yours.

1 votes
2 votes
Grinding -
1 / 2 votes
Being required to perform repetitive and tedious tasks to advance.

1 votes
2 votes
Advertisements -
1 / 2 votes
Forced to watch ads or given rewards for watching ads.

1 votes
2 votes
Infinite Treadmill -
1 / 2 votes
Impossible to win or complete the game.

3 votes
Can't Pause or Save -
0 / 3 votes
The game does not allow you to stop playing whenever you want.

Monetary Dark PatternsMonetary Dark Patterns

This game has 9 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 24 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

0.45

2 votes
1 votes
Premium Currency -
2 / 1 votes
Exchange rate between real money and in-game currency disguises the real price of items.

2 votes
1 votes
Pay to Win -
2 / 1 votes
A player can spend real money to purchase something that gives them an advantage in the game.

2 votes
1 votes
Pay to Skip -
2 / 1 votes
Spend money to avoid waiting for a timer to expire.

1 votes
2 votes
Accidental Purchases -
1 / 2 votes
Making it easy to accidentally spend money with no confirmation or ability to undo or refund the action.

1 votes
2 votes
Gambling / Loot Boxes -
1 / 2 votes
Spending real money to play a game of chance for a reward.

1 votes
2 votes
Anchoring Tricks -
1 / 2 votes
Placing a cheap item next to an expensive item to make it look more affordable.

3 votes
Artificial Scarcity -
0 / 3 votes
Limited time offers with unnecessary urgency.

3 votes
Recurring Fee -
0 / 3 votes
Encourages players to play as much as possible to get their money's worth.

3 votes
Power Creep -
0 / 3 votes
A permanently purchased item in the game becomes less valuable over time.

3 votes
Pay Wall -
0 / 3 votes
The game becomes impossible to continue playing without payment.

3 votes
Waste Aversion -
0 / 3 votes
Capped inventory forces you to destroy items or upgrade inventory. Also, having small amounts of left over premium currency.

Social Dark PatternsSocial Dark Patterns

This game has 2 reported Social Dark Patterns. There are 17 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

3.33

1 votes
1 votes
Competition -
1 / 1 votes
The game makes you compete against other players.

1 votes
2 votes
Fear of Missing Out -
1 / 2 votes
If you stop playing you'll miss out on something or be left behind and unable to catch up.

2 votes
Social Pyramid Scheme -
0 / 2 votes
You get a bonus for inviting your friends and then they have to invite their friends.

3 votes
Social Obligation / Guilds -
0 / 3 votes
To avoid letting down your friends, you are obligated to play when you don't want to.

3 votes
Friend Spam / Impersonation -
0 / 3 votes
The game sends spam to your contact list or social media account.

3 votes
Reciprocity -
0 / 3 votes
Feeling obligated to return a favor, share resources, trade an item, etc.

3 votes
Encourages Anti-Social Behavior -
0 / 3 votes
The game incentivizes players to lie, cheat, or backstab other players to get ahead.

Psychological Dark PatternsPsychological Dark Patterns

This game has 9 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 10 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-1.07

3 votes
Invested / Endowed Value -
3 / 0 votes
Having already spent time and money to improve your status in the game, it's difficult to throw it away.

2 votes
1 votes
Badges / Endowed Progress -
2 / 1 votes
Reluctancy to abandon a partially completed goal, even one forced upon the player.

2 votes
1 votes
Complete the Collection -
2 / 1 votes
The urge to collect all the items, achievements or secrets in a game.

1 votes
1 votes
Illusion of Control -
1 / 1 votes
The game cheats or hides information to make you think you're better than you actually are.

1 votes
1 votes
Variable Rewards -
1 / 1 votes
Unpredictable or random rewards are more addictive than a predictable schedule.

3 votes
Aesthetic Manipulations -
0 / 3 votes
Trick questions or toying with emotions or our subconscious desires.

3 votes
Optimism and Frequency Biases -
0 / 3 votes
Overestimating the frequency of something because we’ve seen it recently or memorably.

App Store Ratings

iOS:  (4.50) with 12,155 votes.



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Screenshot Pokémon Shuffle is a whole new puzzle game! Line up three or more Pokémon vertically or horizontally to battle against wild Pokémon.


■ Introduction

- A whole new puzzle game where you solve puzzles to battle Pokémon

Pokémon Shuffle Mobile is a puzzle game where you line up three or more Pokémon vertically or horizontally to battle against wild Pokémon.
You can play it casually—but battling, collecting, and leveling up Pokémon can also provide hours of fun.


- Lots of stages and lots of Pokémon

On top of the Pokémon available at the initial release of Pokémon Shuffle Mobile, additional stages and Pokémon are planned, but this game already has a lot to offer! Both puzzle beginners and experts will have fun with Pokémon Shuffle Mobile’s various levels of challenges.


- Intuitive and easy game play

All you have to do in Pokémon Shuffle Mobile is select a Pokémon and its destination in the puzzle area to cause combos automatically—anyone can play it!
Its simple gameplay blends with challenging strategic aspects to appeal to a full spectrum of players from beginners to experts.


■ Notes
- Terms of Use
Please read the Terms of Use before using this application.

- Device settings
You may not be able to launch this application, depending on your device’s settings and/or how it is used. In order to maintain fairness among players, some functions may become inaccessible if certain operations (such as jailbreaking) have been performed.

- Connection environment
If you use this application in locations where reception is poor, your game data may become corrupted or lost.
Please make sure to play this game in locations where reception is good.
If communication is lost momentarily, you may be able to resume play in some cases by pressing the Retry button.
Please note that we are unable to assist you if you experience problems due to communication errors.

- Before making purchases
iOS version 7 or higher is required for this application. Available features may depend on your device’s iOS version.
Please make sure that you can use the free-of-charge features of this product with no issues on your device before you make purchases.
Certain devices and/or configurations may also cause the application to fail to work.

- For inquiries
Please visit support.pokemon.com to report issues about Pokémon Shuffle Mobile.