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Pokemon Masters promises epic battles on iOS and Android this summer

The free Pokemon game from DeNA is coming to your phone very soon.


Pokemon Masters is getting a showcase on Thursday.

Pokemon Company

The Pokemon Company revealed on Thursday that Pokemon Masters is coming out this summer, and it looks pretty darn impressive. The iOS and Android game is being developed in collaboration with DeNA (the studio responsible for Mario Kart Tour) and was announced during a press conference last month.

Pokemon Masters puts a fun twist on the franchise's usual team battles by partnering trainers with a single Pokemon, creating a Sync Pair. Together, you travel the new Pasio region and team up with other Syncs Pairs for three-on-three real-time battles.

The game will feature plenty of faces that'll be familiar to fans, as evidenced by the impressive animated intro. You'll be able to download and play the game for free, but it'll have unspecified microtransactions as well.

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There's plenty of Pokemon on the horizon, with core game series entries Sword and Shield hitting the Nintendo Switch on Nov. 15, Pokemon Go continuing -- Niantic announced a Mudkip Community Day for July 21 --  and Pokemon Sleep coming to "turn sleeping into entertainment." And the Detective Pikachu movie will be available as a digital download July 23.

Check out our sister site GameSpot for more on Pokemon Masters.