iPhoneForums.Net News Team
- Jun 18, 2010
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The Pokémon Company sprung a nice surprise on Pokémon fans today by releasing a new Pokémon game, Pokémon Duel, in the App Store.
The free-to-play game is a mobile strategy game where Pokémon battle against each other in order to reach a goal in their opponent’s territory. Here are the key gameplay features:
You can play against real-world opponents by tapping League Match on the Home screen. You will then be automatically matched, based on skill, with other players around the world. League victories unlock Time Boosters, which will earn you a variety of items, including Pokémon figures. The more League matches that you win, the more your player rating will increase, and, thus, the more chance you have of earning different Pokémon figures in higher-level leagues.
- By strategically assembling their team of six Pokémon, each with its own strengths and a set number of steps it can take, players can take different routes to rush toward the goal or block the opponent’s Pokémon from advancing.
- When two Pokémon from opposing teams meet, a battle commences, and the players spin each Pokémon’s Data Disk to see which Attack each Pokémon will use.
- In addition to moving Pokémon and battling, players will also be able to use a plate at the start of their turn. These plates have various effects, including swapping positions of Pokémon in play and giving their Pokémon various battle enhancements for that turn.
- The player who reaches their goal first wins the duel.
The game is monetized via the in-app Shop, where you can buy more plates and Boosters. Materials collected from Boosters that you buy can be traded for particular Pokémon that you want. In-game currency called Gems can also be purchased at the Shop or earned by various means, such as by playing the game daily and clearing missions. However, The Pokémon Company makes a point of mentioning on the game’s load screen that Pokémon Duel can be completed entirely for free.
Click here to download: Pokémon Duel on the App Store
Source: The Pokémon Company