The decision to bring a Pokemon game to the iPhone doesn't mean that Nintendo has softened its views on Apple's gaming phone.
Speaking with Bloomberg, a spokesman said that Nintendo's decision to only develop games for its own hardware "hasn't changed and won't change".
While Pokeman is typically only published on Nintendo game systems, it is only 32 per cent owned by the Kyoto-based company, and is still an independent company.
Speculation that Nintendo might be exploring the mobile market first rose when word of an official Pokemon game for the iPhone and Android marketplace hit earlier this week. Pokemon Say Tap? BW is a timing game that has you taping Pokemon cards to music. The free game is due out this Australian winter.