The Pokémon Company recently recruited 10,000 individuals in order to alpha test their newest mobile game, PokéLand. According to pokeland.jp, participants are required to use a device running Android version 4.4 KitKat or higher to play. However, it is known that the game will function on slightly younger versions of the operating system. The duration of the alpha testing is from May 31st to June 9th. PokéLand’s official Twitter account suggests the possibility of adding even more testers within the next few days.
In PokéLand, you start your journey on an island with your first partner, Rattata. While it walks up a one-way path, multiple wild Pokémon appear. The goal of each level is to defeat all of the wild Pokémon while making your way to the end of the path. Enemies drop currency and sometimes become captured in Pokéballs, which you can then use as your new partner in subsequent levels. When you do reach the end, you’ll have to defeat a Totem-like Pokémon. In return, you’ll get rewarded with a treasure chest that may contain currency, diamonds, gears or even a Pokémon.
Besides the redundant island tasks, you can: participate in battles at the Champion Tower to earn diamonds that can then be spent in the Shop to buy more island maps, upgrade your Pokémon with the gears that you find throughout the game, and trade Pokémon to the professor for even more currency.
For a peek at the layout of this game, check out the pictures below.