An iPad version of the Pokemon Trading Card Game Online is in development, The Pokemon Company has confirmed to VentureBeat. Although Nintendo has released intellectual property tie-ins on non-Nintendo hardware before, this will be the first major game from The House That Mario Built on iOS.

A glimpse of the iPad version was first shared by pokemon enthusiast Josh Wittenkeller - or TheJWittz as he's known on his YouTube channel. The picture was taken from Washington D.C., where the Pokemon World Championship is currently underway.

Card games are somewhat of an "in" thing at the moment, with Blizzard's Hearthstone performing well financially and Obsidian currently developing a Pathfinder digital card game. The spokesperson for The Pokemon Company told VentureBeat that the game will be available sometime later this year.
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