“Pokémon” Card Game Heading to iPad

Polygon has confirmed reports out of World Championships in Washington DC that the online version of the Pokemon Trading Card Game is headed to the iPad. Kotaku later learned that the previewed game will be released later this year.

There have been apps, but this will be the first Pokemon game for iOS. The general presumption is that it will be free and work by scanning codes on the physical trading cards.

It looks like Pokémon TCGO is in works for the iPad! Should be a huge way to expand the game. #PlayPokemon pic.twitter.com/SPlx3QZaTC

— Josh Wittenkeller (@TheJWittz) August 15, 2014

Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain’t It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.