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Pokémon Picross (Nintendo 3DS)

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Pokémon Picross
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Developer(s): Jupiter
Publisher(s): Nintendo
Platform: Nintendo 3DS
Category: Puzzle
Players: 1
Predecessor: N/A
Successor: N/A
Release dates
N. America: December 3, 2015
Japan: December 2, 2015
Europe: December 3, 2015
Australia: December 4, 2015
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Pokémon Picross is a free-to-play download title released on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS in December 2015. The game is a nonogram puzzle game themed around Pokémon and was announced during the November 2015 Nintendo Direct. It features many of the Pokémon available during Generation VI.


Turn puzzles into portraits with Pokémon Picross! Pokémon Picross can be downloaded without charge from Nintendo eShop for systems in the Nintendo 3DS family. In Pokémon Picross, solve number puzzles to complete pictures of your favorite Pokémon. When you complete a puzzle, you’ll add that Pokémon to your collection!


Gameplay consists of players filling in squares on a grid to create an image of a Pokémon. Like with normal picross, the numbers on the sides of the screen show how many blocks will be filled in on that row or column. Each puzzle has a variety of objectives that can be completed, and doing so earns the player Picrites, the in-game currency which can also be purchased in-game via the Nintendo eShop.

A Pokémon that is created by solving a puzzle is "caught" and can be used by the player by setting them in one of five party slots; while the player only has one by default, they can use Picrites to unlock more. Each Pokémon has a skill that can be used to help solve a puzzle in various ways, such as revealing blocks or correcting incorrectly marked blocks. While a Pokémon's skill must recharge after use, players can use Picrites to recharge faster. Picrites can also be used to unlock additional puzzles.

Technical details[edit]

Technical Details

Nintendo 3DS download

Download size

732 blocks

Supported features

Nintendo Network (in-game purchases)

Input / compatible controllers

Nintendo 3DS

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