Pokétouch revealed as an educational tool for Japanese schools


It was last November that Nintendo, Game Freak and Creatures Inc. jointly filed a trademark in Japan for Pokétouch, and, after much speculation, we can now learn what it was precisely for.

Echoing that seen in Learn with Pokémon: Typing Adventure, it is an educational tool that is available to be used in Japanese schools that purchase the necessary license.

Accessible as a browser-based service, it will allow children to improve their hand-eye co-ordination, knowledge of the English alphabet, and typing skills through a slate of Pokémon-themed games.

It will support Windows 8, Android and iPad tablets, as well as PCs running Windows 8.

Alex Seedhouse
After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.