Pokémon Tower Battle and Pokémon Medallion Battle are now available on Facebook.
Facebook debuts two new Pokémon games in its Facebook gaming portal as part of the Instant Games platform for the social network. The launch marks the first time The Pokémon Co. has created online game titles for Facebook gaming.
The Pokémon Tower Battle was developed by and Indian studio Bombay Play while Pokémon Medallion Battle is developed by GCTurbo. Both games can be accessed through the gaming tab of the messenger app and Facebook’s homepage.
Pokémon Tower Battle
This online game is a unique take on the Pokémon franchise. Players compete by stacking Pokémon characters against one another to create the tallest Pokémon towers. Stacking can be done as gamers catch and level-up rare Pokémon. Players can compete against friends in real-time as well as charting global leaderboards. It may seem simple but this physics-based game relies heavily on strategy. This new game is now available worldwide.
Pokémon Medallion Battle
Unlike the first game, Pokémon Medallion Battle is only available to players in the Asia-Pacific (except Oceania and Vietnam) region for the meantime. It is a digital card battle strategy game. In this game, trainers collect, battle, and evolve their Pokémon in medallion form. Trainers along with their companions can win gym badges and complete their Pokédex. New Pokémon will also be introduced every month to help players to create an even better deck.
The collaboration of Facebook and The Pokémon Co.
“We are excited to launch two new entries in the Pokemon franchise on Facebook Gaming,” says Tsunekazu Ishihara, The CEO of The Pokemon Co. in the Facebook gaming blog post. The new collaboration between two platforms allows people all over the world to experience Pokémon in digital form.
Facebook relaunched its gaming-related efforts in order to be a competitor to Twitch and Discord. The hub gaming platform boasts over 700 million users to play video games. Every month, millions are also watching gaming-related movies and interact with video game-related teams. The Pokemon Co. is thrilled to utilize the social media giant’s global audiences to enjoy Pokemon games online.