Parents' Guide to

Pokémon Duel

By Chris Morris, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Action/strategy board game can test player's patience, luck.

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Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 1 parent review

age 12+

Be careful

Me and my son played thre app together. I uninstalled the app to make some space for som photos, and even though I kept my support ID and loads of information about my account, they made no effort to help recover it. So be careful how much time or money you spend on this... your account is not safe

This title has:

Easy to play/use
Too much consumerism

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1 ):
Kids say (2 ):

Whether you'll like this action/strategy/board game really comes down to two things: familiarity and patience. If you've played a lot of Pokémon, some of the mechanics might be familiar, but if you're new to the games, there can be a staggering amount to learn in Pokémon Duel. While the core gameplay is basic enough, the nuances of upgrading and battle take some getting used to. There's strategy involved (which Pokémon do you play or upgrade?), but the spinning wheel battle method makes the results completely random.

The single-player version of the game is fairly uninteresting (with a nonsense story about winning a high-rise skyscraper), but multiplayer games are fun, and players are well-matched. Parents don't need to worry about inappropriate contact, since players can't communicate with each other in the game. Pokémon Duel is a game with polish that's certainly fun for a while, but the random nature of the battles and steep learning curve could turn off some players.

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