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There's a new Pokémon game for your mobile

Blasting off again.

Nintendo recently mentioned a new Pokémon game for mobile devices - and here it is. It's a free-to-play smartphone version of the long-running Pokémon Rumble series, which has appeared on various Nintendo platforms to date.

Pokémon Rumble Rush popped up this morning via a website in Japan, where it is listed as "coming soon" for iOS and Android.

But it's already available in Australia, where it stealth-launched this morning for Android. If you want to fiddle with your region settings, it's on the Aussie Google Play store now.

"Hang on," I hear you ask. "Didn't Nintendo announce a Pokémon Rumble game for mobile phones back in 2017?" Well remembered! This is the same one. At the time, it was named Pokéland - but after its initial reveal it disappeared completely off the radar.

If you haven't played a Pokémon Rumble game before, the spin-off series is a combat-focused take starring chibi Pokémon toys. The aim of the game is to smash up as many enemies as possible with your own.

The original Pokémon Rumble launched as a downloadable game for the Wii, before sequels on the 3DS (Super Pokémon Rumble, Pokémon Rumble World) and Wii U (Pokémon Rumble U). All of them are okay.

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Tom is Eurogamer's deputy editor. He writes lots of news, some of the puns and makes sure we put the accent on Pokémon.

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