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Japanese Pokémon fans who are eagerly awaiting the arrival of Pokémon GO are getting an arcade game that could quell their impatience. The game doesn’t have a name yet, but it’s developed by Bandai Namco, just as Pokkén Tournament was.


The game is a little simpler than Pokkén Tournament, however; after choosing the stage you want to play of the three available, you’re shown images of Pokémon on the screen that you’re meant to throw real Poké Balls at. In doing so, you catch them, and rake in the points.


You also get to choose a partner Pokémon out of Fennekin, Chespin and Froakie. The more you catch, the higher your score becomes, and by getting a good score, you increase your chances of encountering some legendary Pokémon, like Mega Rayquaza!

By successfully completing a game, you’ll receive one of 24 collectible cards. Check out a video of the sea stage being played below.

It’s unlikely we’ll see the release of this game anywhere outside of Japan, but here’s to hoping anyway!

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Written by George Comatas

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