A Pokemon-inspired Rick and Morty mobile game is arriving next week [Update: out now!]

by: John DyeJanuary 13, 2016


Update (1/13): As promised, Adult Swim Games has released Pocket Mortys to the Google Play Store. Head to the download link attached below to begin your journey to become the best Morty trainer of all time!

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Original post (1/6): With season 3 of Rick and Morty still eons away (the rumor mill estimates March 2017… ouch), fans of the irreverent sci-fi comedy have been starving for any new content involving their favorite characters. Now the wait for the next season might be a little bit easier, because Adult Swim has announced that Pocket Mortys will be hitting Android and iOS devices late next week.

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This isn’t the franchise’s first foray into mobile gaming. Their previous creation was a deliberately banal “balloon-popping simulator” called Jerry’s Game. Now, however, it looks like co-creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland are going to really show us what they’ve got on the mobile platform with a much more fleshed-out game.

Pocket Mortys appears to be an affectionate parody of Pokemon. The player controls Rick as he pits his Morty against the Mortys of others. Adult Swim’s announcement came with a brief video showcasing the Pokemon-esque gameplay mechanics and giving us a teaser of the kind of dialogue and adventuring we can expect. They also confirmed that the game will be free to play.

Both Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon sprang to Twitter with their own teasers. Harmon, who provided voice acting for Pocket Mortys, joked that the game will contain $90 in-app purchases that will be required to keep your Morty alive. Pocket Mortys will be available in the Google Play Store and the App Store starting Thursday, January 14.

Are you excited about getting some new Rick and Morty action? This looks like a great way to while away the time while we wait for more episodes. Let us know your thoughts in the comments! And on a completely unrelated note, click the button below to download a pretty awesome keyboard.

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  • samtherat6

    Not sure if this was intentional, but I thought that “Get Swiftkey” button said “Get Schwifty”

    • Kalen G

      Bahaha perfect comment! #COTD

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    • Chaotic Entropy

      My thoughts exactly.

  • Kiss my Asthma

    I’m actually really excited for this. I am huge fan of Rick and Morty and I loved the Pokemon games, so this is a double win.

  • Kalen G

    I really hope this is a precursor for a new season… Rick and Morty is an amazingly hilarious show! Can’t wait for this to come out as I will definitely play this one.

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  • Steve Brain

    That actually looks pretty awesome

  • Chaotic Entropy

    This looks quite amusing, an army of horribly abused Morty fighters. :D

  • Avieshek Rajkhowa

    Injustice: Gods Among Us, anyone?