After Nintendo’s release of Pokemon Duel last January 25, 2017, I have been playing the game for quite some time. I will be writing my thoughts with this blog.
I have to be blunt. The first days of playing were horrible. With many players downloading the game on the release date, the servers are down. I was not able to connect properly and the screen is completely blacked out. Connecting into the game takes a very long time, not to mention the huge amount of data it needs to download before playing the game.
I was definitely that like that guy above.
I few days later, I was finally able to play. The graphics is great but the interface kind of reminds be of Clash Royale. There are chests they call “boosters” that contains (1) Figures , (2) Plates, (3) Coins, (4) Materials, (5) AI Cards, and (6) Gems. These boosters vary in the amount of time to be opened. Like any waiting game, they can opened instantly through gems.
Figures are the 3D representations of Pokemon. They are classified according to rarity: Common, Uncommon, Rare, and Exceptional (order according to strength). All generations of Pokemon are already part of the game.
Another type of figures are booster cubes (I’m not sure of the name since this part needs updating yet). These cubes have the color blue, yellow, and green. Blue gives more experience points for figures. Yellow cubes gives more coins when sold to the shop and green levels up the skill damage of Pokemons when they there is another same figure to be fused.
Plates are boosters in the game. They modify damage, movements, or status of Pokemon figures during a duel. Depending on the use, they can greatly affect the outcome.
Coins is the currency used in Pokemon fusions to level up the figures.
Materials are another form of currency used to buy another figure on choice.
AI Cards are used in duels for the computer to play the game for you.
Lastly, gems are used to buy premium items in the shop or opening boosters instantly.
I will be talking about battles on Part 2.