A brand new Pokémon game may be coming to iOS

Brand new Pokémon game may be coming to iOS


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The Pokémon Company looks to be hard at work on a brand new Pokémon game for mobile.

The studio is seeking a principal game designer who will work “within a team of designers, engineers, artists, producers, and testers to create an upcoming mobile game.”

Pokémon has become one of Nintendo’s most beloved and most successful franchises, with billions made from Pokémon Go alone. It’s always exciting when there are whispers of a new title on the way, then — especially when that title looks set for mobile.

That’s why a new job listing for a principal game designer, who will help build a new Pokémon game for mobile (Android and iOS), is making headlines this week.

Get ready for more Pokémon on iOS

Spotted by Nintendo Life, the listing on LinkedIn seeks a “creative individual that not only understands the secret sauce to fun games but also can communicate that vision to others.”

The successful candidate would be required to carry out the following duties:

  • Work with artists and designers to create a fantastic UI experience.
  • Work with Product Management to define the ideal feature set for this game.
  • Work with Producers to manage all the designers’ sprint tasks.
  • Work with the Director of Gaming to define/enforce the vision for this game.

Of course, the listing doesn’t reveal what “this game” is, but it does make it clear that it’s a mobile title. Some speculate the game could be a companion for the upcoming Generation Eight Pokémon RPG for Nintendo Switch.

We’ll have to wait to hear more from Nintendo or The Pokémon Company. Unless you think you have what it takes to be the very best (see what I did there?), in which case you might choose to apply for this job yourself and then you’ll find out sooner.


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