You can now play Pokémon on iPad

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Pokemon TCG

That is, the trading card game version of that popular battle monster franchise. Vague headlines, hooooooooooooo!

If you’ve been playing Pokémon since the Gameboy days, you might remember that there was more to the franchise than just battling monsters that you had enslaved captured. There was also battling monsters with a children’s card game, which was all the rage back then. Seriously, I have a rare holofoil Charizard from ye olde generation one, that gives me a voice in the Pokémon parliament, but that’s a discussion for another day.

Moving on…The Pokémon TCG was ridiculously popular, and ahead of other card games such as Yu Gi Oh! and Hearthstone: Heroes Of Warcraft. Naturally, a game version of that physical game was made, and it wasn’t half-bad at all. It was actually quite addictive, and it followed a similar structure to the core Pokémon games. And yes, I dropped many, many hours and batteries on that damn game.

Fast forward a decade or so, and the game is still going strong, with the latest version released today on iOS. It’s a free game, but it does have monetary options built into it that kind of have a nifty hook to the current cards. Basically, buy real cards, get a code and get more cards in the game itself. And I do dig the trading aspect of this game. It’ll be interesting to see if this is a money or a time-sink when I download it tonight. Here’s the official trailer, which reminds you that you have to tap ‘em all.

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Last Updated: September 30, 2014

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  • JJ the Reus

    What special move can you make if you bend the iPad, or is that just on the iPhone?

    • Hammersteyn
      • JJ the Reus

        Well, at least it has an 8 megapixel camera. Like my 2011 Samsung. 😉

        • Admiral Chief 0

          BUT, BUT, BUT IT HAS iOS 8!!! Oh wait, that doesn’t work, IT HAS iOS 8.01!!! Oh wait, that ALSO does not work, it seems that iOS 8.02 might work!!!

          SOFTWARE VERSIONS, MUCH WOW!!!!

          • Hammersteyn

            They should name the next phone after Bender

          • JJ the Reus

            iPhone Rodríguez? ;P

          • Hammersteyn

            hahahaha

        • TheBrain

          Well, at least it has a swype keyboard. Like my 2011 Samsung. 😉

      • Anon A Mouse

        iPhones are always handy…

      • The iPhone is a lie…

        • Hammersteyn

          Bwahahaha

  • Matthew Holliday

    was always more interested in collecting than playing.
    same goes for most of those kinds of hobbies though.
    cant say im overly interested in a digital card game, if hearthstone couldnt grab my attention too much, i doubt this would.
    the gui and stying of the game overall is so 1998.

  • Umar

    OH MY DEAR LORD…….I NEED THIS

    • Ottokie

      SAME!!!!!!!

  • Hammersteyn

    Imagine buying a pack of cards and all of them are Magicarp 😛

    • JJ the Reus

      Sounds like my luck.

  • Anon A Mouse

  • WHY!!!!! WHY DO YOU DENY ME!!!!! I dont want to sell my android for some stupid thing that bends….

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