In what many are considering a rather ambiguous tweet, Google has shared a tiny look at the new Pokémon Wave Hello app available on the Pixel 4. The video lasts only ten seconds-long and simply shows off one of the devices donning an array of familiar Pokémon ears — Pikachu, Eevee, Grookey, Scorbunny, and Sobble — in an attempt to both advertise the Pixel 4’s air wave feature and the upcoming Pokémon Sword & Shield game. Have a look:
Wave hello to @pokemon. Pikachu, Eevee, and newly discovered Pokémon – Grookey, Scorbunny, and Sobble – are all on #pixel4 so now you can keep your favorite partner on you at all times. pic.twitter.com/uquzErmgdH
— Made by Google (@madebygoogle) October 24, 2019
The first replies to the tweet are clearly showing bewilderment over what exactly this new app involves, so let’s clear up the confusion:
Pokémon Wave Hello isn’t a full-fledged game; rather, it’s a demo meant to show off the Pixel 4’s new air gestures feature while advertising Sword & Shield’s upcoming release. The demo’s very short and pretty much tasks you to train with the five Pokémon mentioned above (which takes just a few moments); and after you’re finished with that training session, you have the option to play around with each Pokémon while learning a few details about them.
The folks over at 9to5Google explain the app in their own article about it, and even better, you can get a preview of what you can expect from the gesture-driven game by watching their video:
If you’re interested in trying this out for yourself, head over to the Google Play Store and download Pokémon Wave Hello.
What do you think about the app? If you have a Pixel 4, let us know if you’re planning to download the game!
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