Less than a month after the iPad release of the Pokémon Trading Card Game, The Pokémon Company returns to iTunes with Camp Pokémon, a free collection of kid-friendly mini-games that'll give fans something to fool around with while waiting for Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby to come out.

Set on a Pokémon-themed island, Camp Pokémon is almost more a set of training exercises than proper games.

There's a game that involves identifying Pokémon in the wild, scanning a 360 degree arena with the tip of a finger.

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Poké Ball Throw sees players flicking balls at marauding Pokémon to collect their corresponding pins.

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Pokémon Evolutions tests player's knowledge of pocket monster transformations.

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Pokémon in Focus is a simple game that involves picking out a pocket monster from its silhouette.

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Battle Matchups tasks players with picking out which Pokémon possesses an element stronger than the one being displayed.

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And finally there's the Photo Booth, which is just an excuse to post a picture of my son, Archer.

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By achieving high scores in the mini-games, players will unlock new levels and eventually figure out what's so mysterious about the Mystery Cave, an area currently locked in my version of the app.

It's no full-on Pokémon role-playing game for the iPhone/iPad/iPod, but any app that puts officially licensed Pokémon on my phone or tablet for free is welcome in my app-space.

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Camp Pokémon is available right now on iTunes.