Pokémon Masters has launched on Android and iOS in 8 languages
In a first for The Pokémon Company, the publisher has collaborated with mobile developer DeNA in order to release a role-playing game for Android and iOS called Pokémon Masters.
Described as a "Strategy & Battling Game" on both the official website and app store pages, Pokémon Masters differs from both the mainline Pokémon RPGs on Nintendo platforms and other spin-offs on dedicated gaming hardware or smart devices by placing equal focus on both the titular pocket monsters as well as their human trainers.
As is the case with many video games released on smartphones from a variety of publishers, Pokémon Masters is a free-to-play app that uses a “gacha” mechanic in order to incentivize user spending. This pricing varies from anywhere as small as $0.99 USD to as major as $80 USD for single purchases. These purchases are for “gems” that allow for players to summon characters randomly from a pool, hence the “gacha” designation.
As of 24 hours following its release across the world, it is currently ranked as the number 1 “Adventure” app on the iOS App Store, beating the likes of Fortnite and Roblox. The game is currently available via both the App Store and the Google Play Store.
The game currently supports the following 8 languages:
Official website announcement