New Pokemon Android App Is A Microtransaction Nightmare

New Pokemon Android App Is A Microtransaction Nightmare

For years now, users of iOS devices have had some handy, official Pokemon apps to mess around with. Android? Not so much. Until this week, that is, with the launch of Pokemon Jukebox, which is terrible.

It's not the first Android app from The Pokemon Company, as others have reported — that honour goes to a passable service for viewing episodes of the TV show — but it's now easily the worst, as it's nothing but a storefront for over-priced Pokemon soundtracks.

The app itself is free, and includes the ability to preview songs, but if you want to keep them, you've got to pay: $US0.99 for individual songs and more for medleys. Those tracks are then stuck inside the app; it's not like they're part of your Google Play library or anything that useful.

Even dumber, if you own an Android phone and tablet, you can't even share songs across devices.

Dumb. Please, in future, do better.


    This is really weird in contrast to that official free Pokemon episode streaming app.

    man if they sold an emulator that only played old pokemon games i would pay like $10 each for those games i'm sure so many others would too. GET WITH IT NINTENDO

    Well there was a time when SE sold Final Fantasy 'Calendar' apps for $10-15 on iPhone and iPad which were literally nothing more than calendars on high-res game artwork.

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