Oh Sweet Jesus, The Pokemon Trading Card Game is Coming to iPad

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I still have fond memories of the Pokemon Trading Card Game on the Game Boy Color. It was easily one of the most addicting portable gaming experiences I had ever had the joy of witnessing, and there haven’t been that many games since that have captured  that spirit.

Well, if you’re just like me, then a recent tweet by trading card game aficionado Josh Wittenkeller has left me completely excited, and on the edge of my seat:

“It looks like Pokémon TCGO is in works for the iPad! Should be a huge way to expand the game. #PlayPokemon

This tweet was published alongside a shot of what appears to be ……. The Pokemon Trading Card Game running on an iPad?! Seriously, look at that, right at the top of this article! To be clear, this is an iOS version of The Pokemon Trading Card Game Online, which has been available on Windows PC and Mac.

A representative from The Pokemon Company has confirmed to Niche Gamer that the iOS version is real, but they couldn’t reveal to us when it would be coming. There have been Pokemon apps on iOS before, although The Pokemon Trading Card Game will be the first full game on the platform.

Brandon Orselli


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