The Pokémon Company is bringing the franchise to Facebook with two new video games: Pokémon Tower Battle and Pokémon Medallion Battle, each of which is available now (depending on where you live).
Pokémon Tower Battle, developed by Bombay Play, is accessible to play now worldwide. It is described as a “unique take on the Pokémon franchise,” the game tasks gamers with stacking Pokémon towards different Pokémon to create the tallest tower.
“As players discover, catch, and level-up rare Pokémon, they will compete in real-time towards friends or across a global leaderboard,” Facebook stated in a press launch. “It would seem like a simple physics-based puzzler at first. However, the strategic decisions in the place and how players stack Pokémon will decide the true Tower Battle masters.”
Pokémon Medallion Battle, a “digital card battle strategy game” developed by GCTurbo, is now out there within the Asia-Pacific region. “Trainers acquire, battle, and evolve Pokémon in medallion type and embark on a journey with their companions to win gym badges and full their Pokédex,” Facebook stated. “Gamers may also discover new Pokémon —introduced each month — to create even better decks.”
Both games can be found through the Facebook Gaming portal as a part of the company’s Instant Games platform.