|Learn with Pokemon
|Developed by||Genius Sonority|
|Australia||January 10th, 2013|
|Europe||September 21st, 2012|
|Japan||April 21st, 2011|
Released on the Nintendo 3DS, Learn with Pokémon: Typing Adventure is a typing educational adventure game and the first spin-off for the fifth generation games. It can be played with the Nintendo Wireless Keyboard provided with it or the makeshift keyboard appearing on the bottom screen. The game offers both guidance for beginners and enough challenge for expert typists.
StoryAs the newest member of the Elite Club, the player is tasked by Professor Quentin to study the different Pokémon habitats, search for the legendary Pokémon and capture them. As a travelling trainer, they'll visit many new areas and routes, encountering several Pokémon species which they can capture in the Typing Ball, by typing their names fast enough. The player will earn medals and achievements, paving the way to becoming the Typing Master.
Official DescriptionMaster the keyboard and catch Pokémon in this thrilling typing adventure!
Type quickly! Type correctly! Use the Nintendo Wireless Keyboard to research over 400 Pokémon in locations such as the desert, forest, mountains, beaches and many more...
PokémonThe game features 403 Pokémon, up to the fifth generation.These Pokémon appear as wild Pokémon, some of which come as Bosses at the end of the levels, while others would require some conditions to be fulfilled before even appearing.
|Boss||Their Location||Their Battle Mechanics|
|Zoroark||L Dark Path||As soon as it appears, Zoroark will take the shape of one of the Pokémon in the level.
The player would have to defeat them in these forms few times, before Zoroark reverts to its original form and can be captured.
|Serperior||E Tall Forest||Serperior will summon waves of leaves to damage the player.
After defeating the leaves, Serperior can be captured. If the battle takes too long, Serperior will escape.
|Kyogre||Z Islands||After the player heads to the Zorua Archipelage, Kyogre will attack them and dive with them underwater.
There the battle will take place, and Kyogre will simply use Hydro Pump to attack the player, several times.
|Groudon||H Peak||Groudon will summon waves of flames to damage the player. The flames must first be defeated, before capturing Groudon.|
|Virizion||Paradise Above||Virizion will attack the player with energy beams, while jumping all over the battlefield.
The player must defeat the beams and then capture the Virizion.
|Cobalion||Sunset Forward Slash Way||Cobalion will surround itself with metal spheres, which the player needs to defeat before being able to capture it.|
|Terrakion||Onix Mountain Road||Terrakion will block the way with rock boulders. It will be available for capture, once these boulders are removed.|
|Lugia||M Waters||Lugia will simply summon Cyclones and Vortexes to attack the player.|
|Ho-Oh||N. Rainbow Railroad||Ho-Oh will summon many fire pillars to attack the player. Like all Pokémon attacks, these must be defeated first.|
|Reshiram||Right Ruins||Reshiram will use Fusion Flare and fire balls to attack the player.|
|Zekrom||Right Ruins||Zekrom will use Fusion Bolt and electric pillars to attack the player.|
These Pokémon would require the player to destroy a certain amount of obstacles, throughout the level, capture a high number of Pokémon or reach remarkably high scores.
Pokémon with conditional appearance:
|Pokémon||Their Location||Their Summon Condition|
|Manaphy||Dark Depths||Many Pokémon have to captured and a high score has to be reached.|
|Phione||Equals Rapids||The player has to destroy all the Logs appearing and reach a high score.|
|Celebi||J- Sceptile Jungle||Capture as many Pokémon required to clear the fog in the area.|
|Mew||Full Stop Shipwreck||Destroy all the boxes, until a Music Box is played.|
Within the levels, there are special buildings which can only be unlocked by obtaining their keys. These keys are randomly dropped by a Pokémon, after obtaining a fairly high score.
Pokémon found in special Buildings:
|Pokémon||Their Location||Building Key|
|Victini||V Cove||I R I E N O K A G I|
|Vespiqueen||Q Castle||B I - Q U I N N N O K A G I|
|Rotom||No. 0 Haunted Mansion||Y A K A T A N O K A G I|
|Gengar||G Mansion||K A G I|
Throughout the level, several special coins will appear, and can be collected in a similar manner to obstacles. After all these coins are collectedn a Pokémon will appear at the end of the level, giving the player a limited time duration to capture them.
Pokémon captured after collecting special coins:
|Pokémon||Their Location||Number of coins|
|Embroar||P Volcano||7 Coins|
|Venusaur||K - Treecko Forest||10 Coins|
|Lapras||W - Totodile Beach||8 Coins|
|Beheeyem||B - Backslash Airspace||6 Coins|
Gameplay and Features
Gameplay:The whole game revovles around capturing the wild Pokémon, by typing their names. Some of the Pokémon, as mentioned are different from the others, and would require some effort to make them appear and capture them. The more Pokémon the player captures, through a course, the higher their scores would be. Each course requires the player to reach a certain score or capture a certain number of Pokémon. Based on how well the player completed their task, they'll be awared a Bronze, Silver or a Golden Medal.
Game Courses:The courses in the game come in several types, each with its mechanics and fun :
- Standard Courses: Within these, the player will advance through the levels, capturing Pokémon by typing their names and destroying several obstacles appearing on the screen.
- Stationary Courses: Here, the player will stay stationary and the Pokémon will come at them. The player would have to capture as many Pokémon as possible, before the time limit elapses.
- Appearance Courses: In these courses, Pokémon cannot be captured and the player's goal is to earn a maximum of points. In each level, there are letters on top of where Pokémon come from. Typing the letter as the Pokémon appears, will earn the player points.
- Ball Courses: Pokémon will appear on ball in the levels, and the palyer would need to type the letters appearing on these balls to earn points.
- Tutorial Courses: These courses are designed for the beginner typists to teach them the game basics and typing basics, in general.
VideosA collection of videos for Learn with Pokemon: Typing Adventure including U.S and Japanese TV Commercials plus the official info trailer from Nintendo.
USA TV Commercial
Japanese TV Commercial
Parents Info Trailer
Trivia & Facts
- The Australian version of the game is identical to the United Kingdom one.
- In the European version of the game, Heatmor isn't available.
- The game is the first spin-off to be released, linked to the fifth generation of Pokémon and one of the few games to not be released in North America.
Sales FiguresThere are no official numbers on the game sales, but it said that the game sold over 53 thousand copies in Japan, within the first week of its release.
Review ScoresThe game was quite well recieved, getting good scores on major review websites and magazines. Let's take a look at these reviews:
- On GameRankings, the game earned a great score of 69.22%, over 9 reviews, while it was rated 84% on the Official Nintendo Magazine which considered it one of the top 5 spin off Pokémon games.
- The game wasn't reviewed by IGN and GameSpot's executives, but members of both review websites gave the game good scores, reaching above 6/10.
- Awkan reviewed the game on behalf of Pokemon Dungeon and gave it a solid 5 star rating due to it being extremely fit for purpose.
Overall, Learn with Pokémon: Typing Adventure was considered fun for an educational game, but it can end up as repetitive once the player gets used to the game mechanics.
Media & ArtworkOfficial Artwork Gallery from Pokemon Typing Adventure - A gallery featuring many of the Pokemon and chraracters from the game
Box Art from Pokemon Typing Adventure including numerous regional variations + editions
Screenshots from Pokemon Typing Adventure version