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Newly Announced Nintendo Switch Pokemon Game is Free

Nintendo is now offering a free to play Pokemon game for the Nintendo Switch called Pokemon Quest. The RPG feels a little like Minecraft, which means kids are going to love it.

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Nintendo dropped a few huge announcements yesterday about a new free Nintendo Switch Pokemon game that have been released today, and a couple new Pokemon games for the Nintendo Switch releasing later this year. My daughter was so excited about the games that are coming in November she was nearly screaming watching the trailer. We had to tell her to calm down more than once.

New Nintendo Switch Pokemon Game

While the Pokemon: Let’s Go games won’t be available until November, Nintendo has released Pokemon Quest, a free to play Nintendo Switch game available to download right now.

According to the company, Pokémon Quest is an action RPG (Role Playing Game), and is available today on Nintendo eShop. Developed by GAME FREAK, Pokémon Quest takes players across Tumblecube Island. On the island, everything is a cube—including the Pokémon. This feature makes it look an awful lot like a soft version of Minecraft. Players can travel through the entire island hunting for treasure, battling with wild Pokémon, discovering unexplored territories, and even cooking tasty treats to tempt new Pokémon to join your party.

Gameplay features of Pokémon Quest include:

  • Battle by tapping—Pokémon Quest uses simple touch controls that can be enjoyed by everyone.
  • Befriend many Pokémon—Use items collected throughout expeditions to befriend a wide array of Pokémon.
  • Create your Pokémon dream team—Partner with three of your Pokémon friends to battle through diverse environments.
  • Pokémon unique to you—Use different Power Stones to personalize your Pokémon friends however you want and give them unique stats.
  • Customize your base camp—Decorate your home with cute and fun collectibles that not only look good, but can provide in-game benefits.

Parental warning: the game does have in-game purchases, so make sure you are clear with your children they are not allowed to purchase in-game items, or set up the e-shop restrictions on the Switch.

View the trailer for Pokemon Quest

I will be downloading the game today, and hope to offer a full game review on the site soon. Be on the lookout!


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Sarah Werle Kimmel

Sarah Werle Kimmel is a digital parenting coach and family tech expert. She has spent the last 16 years of her career working in IT Services in Orange County, California, as a Microsoft Certified IT Manager supporting over 100 small businesses. During that time she started Family Tech LLC to help families understand and manage the technology in their home. She has regularly appeared as a family tech expert on KSL News, BYUtv and Studio 5, and has been invited all over the world from tech companies like Lenovo, Verizon, Microsoft, Dell, and Samsung. Find out more on her website SarahKimmel.com

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