The Pokémon Company and developer Game Freak have announced action-RPG Pokémon Quest now available, for free, on iOS and Android mobile devices. Pokémon Quest was originally announced last month (along with Let’s Go, Pikachu!) and released on Switch.

Pokémon Quest is a spin-off that transforms all of the Pokémon and their world of Tumblecube Island into blocks and cubes, like Roblox or Minecraft.

The simple combat uses touchscreen controls to battle wild Pokémon. You can also befriend new Pokémon using items. Bring up to three of your favorite Pokémon to adventure with and find more Pokémon, and upgrade them using Power Stones.

At launch, Pokémon Quest includes only the original 151 Pokémon from the first generation.

Your base camp can be decorated and customized using found collectibles. These objects and furniture can also provide in-game buffs and other benefits.

Pokémon Quest is free to play with in-app purchases, including additional Power Stones. For a limited time a Mini Expedition purchase pack includes a special Pikachu that knows the Surf attack. The Mini Expedition Pack will only be available for 72 hours after you’ve accessed additional content within the game.

Pokémon Quest requires either iOs 9.0 or Android 4.4. It’s rated E for Everyone. Note that although it’s available on Nintendo Switch, Pokémon cannot be transferred between the mobile and Switch versions.

Eric Watson

Eric Watson

Eric has been writing for over five years with bylines in Dicebreaker, Pixelkin, Polygon, PC Gamer and Tabletop Gaming magazine, covering movies, TV shows, video games, tabletop games and tech. He reviews and live streams D&D adventures every week on YouTube. He also makes a mean tuna quesadilla.