An unexpected new app has been announced called Pokémon Playhouse and is aimed at children 3-5. Some of you, as I have seen on Twitter, are parents so this could be something to give your budding Pokémon fan before they’re able to play a game from the main series!

In Pokémon Playhouse, your child can interact with all kinds of cute Pokémon as they explore various locations, including a tower, lounge, and outdoor playground. Every location within Pokémon Playhouse features activities created just for younger Pokémon fans, such as taking care of Pokémon in the Pokémon Grooming activity, or identifying Pokémon in the night sky in the Search the Stars activity.

Two things I’ll commend the Pokémon Company for doing are offering no in-app purchases to young players and also promising not to collect any personal information from the app. Great move!

We won’t be covering much more about the game going forward since it isn’t aimed at anyone reading the site, but here’s an FYI for those of you with kids!