Pokemon Trading Card Game coming to iPad

Pokemon Company to release digital version of popular card game

An iPad version of the Pokemon Trading Card Game is set to launch later this year.

An early version of the game was spotted by Twitter user Josh Wittenkeller at the Pokemon World Championships this weekend.

A spokesperson for The Pokemon Company later confirmed the news to Polygon, although a release window wasn't specified.

A PC and Mac version of the game is already available under the title Pokemon Trading Card Game Online, and it would appear that this iPad version is a port of that title.

Bloomberg reports that shares in Nintendo rose by 6.9 per cent as a result of both this news and the announcement that North American Mario Kart 8 sales have topped one million units.