Pokémon Shuffle Venusaur Event Has Officially Begun
Hardcore PokÃ©mon Shuffle fans looking for their next fix should be pleased to hear that the Mega Venusaur event for the free-to-play title has arrived. Starting today, you can compete against other players for the highest score you can get in PokÃ©mon Shuffle, and the top 10,000 around the world will receive a Venusaurite. This, as you're likely well aware, will allow your Venusaur to power up into Mega Venusaur.
For some background on PokÃ©mon Shuffle, and for a good indicator to see if you're interested in picking it up, I quote my review from earlier this year on Modojo:
There are plenty of PokÃ©mon you can catch with the game, each represented by a floating head unattached to the monster's body. It's your job to match three of the heads by shifting them on the play grid. You can use the stylus to drag and drop them, while making several matches in a row. These will form combos, and you'll have to rely on said combos in order to damage boss enemies and other monsters along the way.
As you move forward, you'll capture additional PokÃ©mon for use within the game. Depending on which element of PokÃ©mon you use, i.e. water, fire, electric, etc. you'll find that you do better or worse against others. Some will allow you to pull off combos that eventually unlock Mega Evolutions, meaning the PokÃ©mon you've chosen for a specific battle can power up enough to where it can take out any challenger in its way.
There are tons of opportunities to catch PokÃ©mon after you've defeated them, but this always depends on your score rate, Coins, and chances to capture -- just because you complete a stage doesn't mean you'll be rewarded with a new companion, but you at least have the chance. It's all a very simple setup, and the game itself is cute, vibrant, and familiar as-is.
Let us know if you think you're going to set out to nab a Venusaurite!