Out of nowhere, a new Pokémon game has been announced for Apple and Android platforms! Free-to-play game Pokémon Duel has you constructing a party of Pokémon figures and using them to go up against other players.
Pokémon Duel is the first Pokémon game for smartphones announced since the wildly successful Pokémon Go (you may have heard of it). The objective of the game is to move your figures until they reach the goal in the territory of your opposition. Your figures, in a traditional Pokémon team of 6, have different attributes which can help you to victory. They may be able to move more spaces at a time, or block the movement of enemy figures. In this way, the offence, defense and speed of main game Pokémon stats translate over.
If you meet another figure, you will have to do battle using the spin mechanic; each Pokémon has different moves on their Data Disks, and you spin the disk to decide which move will be used. By playing Pokémon Duel more and more, you will be able to acquire more powerful Pokémon. Through fusion of your main figures with ones you do not use, you can also power up the ones in use. This could be seen as similar to how converting your extra Pokémon to Candy was a solution to duplicates in Pokémon Go.
More items can be acquired from the Training Centre or by earning Time Boosters through success in the online League Match mode. Time Boosters – what are they, you ask? They give you new figures as well as new plates, which are used for different effects at the start of your turn in battle. For example, a plate can swap the positions of Pokémon currently in battle.
Other ways to acquire and use currency are by trading your unwanted items in Material Trade, and using Gems to purchase the Boosters or specific items you are after. The Gems can be paid for with real-world money, but don’t fret if you aren’t willing to spend. Gems are delivered to you each day, and you can also get more by completing daily missions and also through other methods in the game and League matches.