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Introducing A New Pokémon App Called Pokéland

[Image: Pokéland]
[Image: Pokéland]
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In Pokéland, toy Pocket Monsters duke it out on various in-game islands. Think Pokémon Rumble, but for smartphones.

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Slated for iOS and Android, this app requires an internet connection and uses your Nintendo Account (meaning that your Mii can appear in Pokéland).

The app is going into an Android-only alpha test in Japan. The test features six islands, 52 different stages, and 134 types of Pocket Monsters. During the alpha, players will be able to progress to the 15th floor of the Champion Tower.

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[Image: Pokéland]
[Image: Pokéland]

Note that those who participate in the alpha will not be able to transfer their data once the app is officially released because said data will be deleted. The alpha runs until June 9 in Japan.

No word yet on an international release.


Kotaku East is your slice of Asian internet culture, bringing you the latest talking points from Japan, Korea, China and beyond. Tune in every morning from 4am to 8am.

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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Any reason why the Pokemon company hasn’t made a full Pokemon game on iOS/Android?

Are they worried about losing sales on their DS titles or are they worried about how they will distribute it? (free or retail price)