The Pokémon company announced that it will close its mobile strategy title, Pokémon Duel, on October 31 for Android and iOS.
First released in 2017, Pokémon Duel was an unexpected free release that combined Pokémon characters with games inspired by turn-based board games.
Once the shutdown occurs, it will no longer be possible to install the game or update it. If it is still on your phone after October 31, you will not be able to continue using the application as you have done.
Paid items, such as gems, are no longer for sale in the game and players will have until the service end date to spend the gems they have. It is no longer possible to buy a Player Pass, either. As of August 26 there will be no more monthly ratings or rewards related to them.
The Pokémon Company has not given much attention to fans before closing, however, to express its gratitude to players who have enjoyed the Duel, he has added some extras in the game that will be available until the end. These include daily registration in bonuses and additional figures to claim.
Although it has had tens of thousands of downloads, the shutdown of Pokémon Duel is not leaving mobile players without Pokéoptions; There is still the hugely popular AR Pokémon Go and the highly anticipated Pokémon Masters that will be released in August 2019. And next to the mobile are still the next Pokémon Sword and Shield games for Nintendo Switch in November 2019.