The Pokémon Rumble series is coming to mobile phones in the form of PokéLand, The Pokémon Company announced this morning. Adapted from the same cloth as the aforementioned spin-off series, PokéLand has gone into alpha testing for Android users in Japan as of today.

Those who were able to secure one of the 10,000 slots for the test have access to 134 Pocket Monsters, six islands, 52 stages to battle and hunt critters on, and 15 floors of the “Champion Tower”. Alpha testing runs from now until June 9th. A release date for the full game was not given, but it will launch on both Android and iOS. When the game does launch, those who participated in the alpha test will have their data reset.

Continuing in tradition of the long-running Pokémon Rumble series, PokéLand will have players collect toy versions of Pokemon and pit them in brawler-style battles. As with the 3DS installment Pokémon Rumble WorldPokéLand will be free-to-play (with diamonds as its currency). This game’s announcement comes closely on the heels of the recently released, hop-happy Magikarp Jump, which launched worldwide on mobile last week.

Alex Irish
When he's not writing about games, Alex Irish is an illustrator and animation expert. His favorite gaming franchise is Pokémon, full-stop, but his favorite game of all time is Resident Evil 4. He attended the first-ever IGN House Party and is a five-time attendee of the Ottowa International Animation Festival.