Pokemon Masters, the new Pokemon mobile game from DeNA (the studio behind Fire Emblem Heroes, Super Mario Run, and other Nintendo mobile titles), is coming to iOS and Android soon. While The Pokemon Company has previously said the game would launch sometime this summer, we may now know its exact release date thanks to the App Store.
According to Apple’s digital storefront, Pokemon Masters is expected to launch on August 29. The official Pokemon website still lists the game as “planned for Summer 2019,” so it’s unclear if the App Store release date is accurate, but it is nonetheless a good indication of when we can expect the title to arrive.
Meanwhile, certain countries will be able to play Pokemon Masters a little early. A “preview version” of the title is launching for Android devices in Singapore this week. The preview version will also come to Canada, although no specific date was announced. Progress made in the preview version can be carried over to the full game when it launches later this summer.
If you’re eager to jump into Pokemon Masters, pre-registration for the title is now live on the App Store for iOS and Google Play for Android. Everyone who pre-registers for the game will receive a notification when it is available to download. Like many other mobile titles, Pokemon Masters will be free to download and play, with optional microtransactions. You can read more details on the official Pokemon website.
Pokemon Masters is set in a new island region called Pasio, where famous Pokemon trainers from around the world have gathered to participate in the Pokemon Masters League tournament. Each trainer has one partner Pokemon, forming a “Sync Pair,” and you can team up with other Sync Pairs to engage in three-on-three Pokemon battles and earn Gym Badges. You can take a look at some of the confirmed Pokemon Masters Sync Pairs so far in our gallery. For more on the title, check out our Pokemon Masters hands-on impressions.