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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:


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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Written by Lauren Ganos
Creative Director, Managing Editor

Designer and writer by day, gamer by night, Lauren dreams big when it comes to creative endeavors. Perhaps that's why she's taken on the roles of creative director and managing editor for Nintendo Wire. If she had a video game superhero alias, it might just be The Visionary, a true keeper of imaginative order.