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Pokemon Articles

'Pokémon Home' Cloud Service for Transferring Pokémon Between Games Now Available on iOS

Wednesday February 12, 2020 10:06 am PST by
The Pokémon Company today announced the launch of its "Pokémon Home" cloud service, which is available on iOS, Android, and Nintendo Switch. Pokémon Home is designed to allow users to transfer a Pokémon from one game, upload it to a Pokémon Box in the cloud, and then send it to another compatible game. By linking the same Nintendo Account to Pokémon Home on the Nintendo Switch and an iOS...

Pokémon Home App for iPhone and iPad Launching in February for $3/Month or $16/Year

Tuesday January 28, 2020 8:20 am PST by
The Pokémon Company today provided a few new details on its upcoming "Pokémon Home" cloud service app for iOS, Android, and Nintendo Switch. The service will launch in February 2020 for $2.99 (1 month), $4.99 (3 months), or $15.99 (12 months). If you pay for the service, you'll be able to bring over your Pokémon from linked games and deposit them into the app or move them around to another ...

'Pokémon Masters' Now Available for iPhone and iPad

Thursday August 29, 2019 3:13 am PDT by
Japanese developer DeNA's latest free-to-play Pokémon game, Pokémon Masters, has just been released a day early on iOS and Android. Announced in June, the game is a collaboration between Pokémon Company and DeNA, the mobile game company also responsible for Super Mario Run and Fire Emblem Heroes. Pokémon Masters switches up the dynamic that Pokémon fans will be used to. The title has...

Pokémon Masters for iOS Launching Later This Summer, Will Feature Real-Time Battles

Thursday June 27, 2019 8:07 am PDT by
The Pokémon Company today unveiled new information about its upcoming mobile game, Pokémon Masters. The new game was created in partnership with DeNA, the mobile developer behind official Nintendo apps like Fire Emblem Heroes and Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. In Pokémon Masters, players will be tasked with forming a team of Pokémon Trainers to engage in 3-on-3 real-time battles with other...

The Pokémon Company Announces 'Pokémon Sleep' and 'Pokémon HOME' iOS Apps Coming in 2020

Wednesday May 29, 2019 7:33 am PDT by
The Pokémon Company today announced a new cloud service app and two new mobile games, coming in 2020 and beyond. The news was shared during a press conference in Tokyo, alongside other announcements such as a new Detective Pikachu game for Nintendo Switch. To start, The Pokémon Company president and CEO Tsunekazu Ishihara revealed Pokémon Sleep is coming to iOS and Android in 2020. The app...

Pokémon Quest Now Available for iPhone and iPad

Wednesday June 27, 2018 10:40 am PDT by
The Pokémon Company's latest mobile game, Pokémon Quest, is available starting today on iOS and Android devices after launching on the Nintendo Switch in late May. A free to play game with in-app purchases, Pokémon Quest takes place in Tumblecube Island, where everything, from the Pokémon to the environment, is cube shaped. The essentials of the game are still Pokémon-esque, and players are ...

Pokémon Go Announces In-Game and Real Life Anniversary Events as Niantic Touts Apple's ARKit

Thursday June 8, 2017 7:59 am PDT by
It's just under a month until the one year anniversary of Pokémon Go, which began appearing on the iOS App Store in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand in early July of 2016. To celebrate the occasion, developer Niantic today revealed a few events coming to Pokémon trainers both inside of the game and outside, in the form of real-life Pokémon Go Festivals. Starting...

Magikarp Jump Launches as Latest Pokémon Game for iPhone and iPad

Thursday May 25, 2017 10:09 am PDT by
The Pokémon Company has launched a new iPhone and iPad game revolving around one of the weakest Pokémon ever, Magikarp. Magikarp Jump, available now on the App Store [Direct Link], tasks players with raising multiple generations of Magikarp by feeding and training them to increase their Jump Power and overall level. Players can then battle—try to jump higher than—other Magikarp in six...

The Pokémon Company Releases New Details and Screenshots for 'Pokémon GO'

Thursday March 24, 2016 9:57 am PDT by
The Pokémon Company today released more information about its upcoming augmented reality mobile game Pokémon GO, which blends the series' trademarked collectible gameplay with location-based discovery thanks to the technology of modern smartphones. As in its original September announcement, the company reiterated that the app itself will be free at launch, with in-app purchases available to round ...

'Pokémon GO' App Will Let Players Search the Real World for Pokémon

Thursday September 10, 2015 6:58 am PDT by
The Pokémon Company today announced a new app called Pokémon GO coming to iOS and Android, that will allow fans of the series to search real world locations to collect, battle, and trade Pokémon (via IGN). The company noted that the app itself will be free when it comes out, but gave no more specifics besides saying it'll be available for download sometime in 2016. Users will also be able to ...