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Pokémon Shuffle now available on Android and iOS

Pokémon Shuffle, the free-to-play puzzle game that has become hugely successful on the Nintendo 3DS since its release back in February, is now available on Android and iOS.

Made by The Pokémon Company, the studio behind the original Pokémon RPGs for Game Boy and the many titles spawned from the franchise since, Pokémon Shuffle is a simple match-three puzzle game with a Pokémon twist.

The aim of the game is to drain a Pokémon’s health by making matches, but players have only a limited number of moves at all time. If you’re successful, you’ll be able to catch the Pokémon you take down, but if you’re not, you’ll have to wait for more moves to regenerate.

Pokémon Shuffle has been somewhat controversial for being the first Pokémon title with a “wait to play” game mechanic and in-app purchases. Players have a certain number of hearts, and one is used every time they begin a level. Once they’re going you have to wait for more.

You can purchase more, however, using virtual jewels, which cost $0.99 each or come in bundles of up to 56 for $39.99.

Despite this, the game has become incredibly popular. Just two weeks after making its debut on the Nintendo 3DS, it attracted more than 1 million downloads, and after just over a month it had seen more than 2.5 million.

You can download Pokémon Shuffle from the App Store and Google Play now using the source links below.

Killian Bell

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