Pokemon Shuffle – Ending on March 31st 2023

Pokemon Shuffle – Ending on March 31st 2023

The Pokemon Company has said that Pokemon Shuffle will no longer be supported after next year.

Pokemon Shuffle was first released in 2015 for the 3DS. It is a free-to-play tile puzzle game where players defeat wild Pokemon by matching three or more tiles of the same Pokemon. Since the 3DS eshop will close in March 2023, Pokemon Shuffle will also stop working on March 31, 2023.

Even if the date on the device is changed, players won’t be able to get daily login bonuses, play ranked stages, or play and get event stage data after this date. Standard stages, on the other hand, will still be playable.

Translation of Japanese Pokemon Shuffle takedown notice

We’re glad you’ve always liked “Poke Toru” (as Pokemon Shuffle is known in Japan).

End of “Nintendo eShop” service for Nintendo 3DS. Also, in late March 2023, some features of “Poke toru (3DS version)” will stop working.

In the “Poke-taking smartphone version” that is now available on the App Store and Google Play, all services are still available.

Service end date for “Poke Take (3DS version)” and functions that can’t be used

Tuesday, March 28, 2023, at 9:00 (Japan time)

When the “Nintendo eShop” service ends, there will be some things that won’t work.

New download of “Poke Toru”, purchase of “Hoseki”, and “Poke Toru”

“Poke Take” that has already been downloaded can still be played.

You can also play the game by downloading the software again. Nintendo will end the re-download service at some point in the future. For more information, please look at the Nintendo website.

You can still use your bought Hoseki and coins/items you’ve earned in the game.

We can’t give refunds for Hoseki that has already been bought.

Friday, March 31, 2023, 14:59 (Japan time)

“Poke Take (3DS version)” won’t be able to do certain things.

Check-in Stage


You won’t be able to get login bonuses, a new Pikachu every month, or information about the stage of an event.

You can play the weekly event stages after April 2023, but not the ranking stage, if you check in once before the service ends.

If you change the date and time settings of the main unit after the check-in service is over, for example because the main unit ran out of battery, you won’t be able to play the event stage.