Pokémon Will Teach You To Type, Or You Will Die Trying (Or Typing!)

Remember that mysterious Pokémon game from last year's Tokyo Game Show, the one that was for the DS but would include a proper keyboard? It's out in April in Japan. And still makes absolutely no sense.


It's called Pokémon Typing, and is intended to serve as a touch-typing aid for kids, get them clacking away on their keyboards without having to look up the screen all the time. To this end, the game will include a Bluetooth keyboard which can sync with a DS, allowing kids to prop their tiny-screened handhelds up and get really good at hurting their eyes straining at a small screen.

Why they didn't just release this for the Wii, for which there is already a keyboard peripheral and a screen large enough to accommodate this kind of business, is anyone's guess.

On the bright side, the keyboard lacks any kind of Pokémon branding and is a simple Bluetooth peripheral, so if you don't feel like using it on a DS you can use it on an iPad, PS3 or laptop instead.



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