The Pokémon Company International announced that its Pokémon Trading Card Game Online is coming to the App Store today. Already available on Mac and PC, this marks the very first time an official Pokémon game has debuted on the iOS platform outside of Pokémon TV and the Pokédex app.

Head below for availability details and the release trailer: 

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Pokémon TCG Online has players collecting and unlocking cards to build custom decks they can take into battle against both computer and player controlled opponents. Trainers can also earn cards, access booster packs and even trade with other players to design “the perfect deck.” There are a few starter decks to get players going (Fire, Water, and Grass) and as well as various card themes and deck boxes for further personalization.

As we mentioned above, the title is actually a mobile version of an already available Mac/PC web game. The company has designed the two versions to work together, allowing player customizations and decks to sync across both platforms.

It was released in Canada for iPad last Friday (and in some places in Europe this morning including the UK), where it is currently rising up the download charts quite quickly, according to App Annie.

While there are in-app purchases in the form of Gems (the in-game currency) which can be spent on new cards and a number of different personalization items, Pokémon TCG Online is a free download and is now available in the US App Store.

More on Pokemon TCG Online:

**An Internet connection and an iPad with Retina display (iPad mini with Retina display, iPad 3 or newer) are required for use.**

PLAY, TRADE, AND CHALLENGE OTHER PLAYERS AROUND THE WORLD

Have fun learning and mastering the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online! Practice against the computer or go head to head with your friends or other players from around the world. Unlock cards and decks as you play to build up your collection and make truly unique decks. Your decks and card collection are stored as a part of your Pokémon Trainer Club account, allowing you to switch between iPad and desktop with ease.

EASY TO START: Choose from Grass, Fire, or Water decks, step right into a game, and learn as you go in an easy play experience.

EXPAND YOUR COLLECTION: Earn cards, open booster packs, trade with other players, and build the perfect deck around your favorite cards. Your collection grows with you!

CUSTOMIZE YOUR EXPERIENCE: Build your own decks, customize the look of your cards, deck boxes, and avatar, and join your friends online.

HONE YOUR SKILLS: Play against the computer until you are ready to challenge other players.

CHALLENGE THE WORLD: When you feel your deck design is ready, challenge other players or join a tournament to show your skill and knowledge.

**An Internet connection and an iPad with Retina display (iPad mini with Retina display, iPad 3 or newer) are required for use.**

Card Languages Supported:

* English * Français * Deutsch * Español (Europa) * Italiano * Português (Brazilian) * Русский


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