New Pokemon game coming to a smartphone near you in June

Pokemon Quest is coming to smartphones in June.
Pokemon Quest is coming to smartphones in June.

A NEW free-to-start mobile Pokemon game is due to be released in June – but the best news is you won’t have to leave the comfort of your home to play it.

The game is called Pokemon Quest and will be released on Nintendo Switch first, with a later release on iPhone and Android.

The game was announced at a press conference in Tokyo on Tuesday.

The developers are looking to build on the success of Pokemon Go, which was released in 2016.

Pokemon Go was a cultural phenomenon, with people literally risking their lives and walking in front of traffic to catch Pokemon.

However, one downside to the game was the fact users needed to leave the house to complete their Pokemon collection.

This didn’t stop more than 800 million people from downloading the game.

But Pokemon Quest can be enjoyed from the comfort of home.

The look of the game is reminiscent of Minecraft.

The cute little cube-shaped Pokemon – called Pokecell – live on Tumblecube Island.

You as the player have come to Tumblecube in search of great treasure.

There is a base camp where the player can watch Pokecell playing together.

Right in the centre is a cooking pot – the player taps to put ingredients in the pot.

Different ingredients make different food, which attracts different Pokecell.

The player chooses three Pokecell to take on expeditions, where they automatically engage in battle.

The player taps on the touch screen to tell the Pokecell which moves to use.

The goal of the game is to progress in your expedition while collecting loot

Pokemon Quest will feature Pokemon who appeared in Pokemon Red and Blue on Game Boy.

On Nintendo Switch TV mode allows players to use a controller, otherwise the game is all touchscreen based.

Despite the game being free-to-start, there are in game packages to purchase which range in price from $2.99 to $17.99.

It isn’t known which purchases will be needed in order to progress in the game.

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