Pokemon Does Skylanders

Let’s be honest. You were waiting for this to happen.

According to a leaked scan of the latest issue of CoroCoro, the Japanese Pokemon-themed magazine, the next game in the Pokemon Rumble spinoff series will be fulfilling every PokeManiac’s wet dream by releasing collectible action figures to be used with the game, ala Skylanders. Pokemon Rumble U will use the Wii U gamepad’s NFC (Near Field Communication) function. You know that useless little gray square on the pad? Well, in Pokemon Rumble U you can set those pretty little figures on said inconspicuous square to summon them in your game. We don’t know how many figures will be available at launch or afterwards, but it’s a clear selling strategy. (why yes, I will probably buy all of them)

So, what do you think of this move? And what Pokemon would you most like to have these playable figures of? Let us know in the comments!

Jay Petrequin started writing at HeyPoorPlayer in the summer of 2012, but first got his start writing for It's Super Effective, a Pokemon podcast that happened to be a reflection of two of his biggest interests: pocket monsters, and making people listen to him say things.

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