Pokémon Rumble Rush Microtransactions Explained | What are Poké Diamonds?
Pokémon Rumble Rush is a brand new phone game available right now in certain parts of the world on Android, with the game coming to iOS and other continents later on in the year.
As with most free-to-play phone games, Rumble Rush is packed to the brim with different microtransactions, known as Poké Diamonds, which can either be bought on the store after the tutorial or unlocked by gradually playing the game.
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Players can get 100 Poké Diamonds for $1.49AUD, 300 for $4.49AUD, 1000 for $14.99AUD and 2,500 for $38.99AUD.
In addition to that, there are various sets you can purchase to celebrate the launch of the game. These include a Starter Set, which is a One time purchase that gives you 400 PokéDiamonds, a Refining Ore slot for 24 hours and a Pikachu Spark Summon Gear. It costs $5.99AUD.
There is also a "Plenty of Pokémon" Set which comes with 400 Poké Diamond and an extra ability that will allow you to get up to 2 more Pokémon when clearing a stage for three days. It costs $5.99AUD.
The "Really Refining" Set gives you 600 Poké Diamonds plus a Refining Ore slot for three days for €9.99AUD, and lastly the "Poké Diamond Deal" Set gives you 800 Poké Diamonds Plus 80 Poké Diamonds a day for 30 days at €12.99AUD.
But what are they Poké Diamonds used for?
Poké Diamonds can be used to speed up elements such as refining ore and other elements of the game without having to wait real time to complete them. Its a typical trope in most free-to-play games for those who want to skip the long drawn out process and pay money to speed up the game.
If you aren't careful, you could invest a large amount of money into the game for all these bonuses without even realizing it.