That’s right, the Pokemon Team has announced a free game for Android and iOS called (or roughly translated) Pokemon Say Tap. Yes, it’s not a shoddy third party attempt at dodging copyright law, but the actual Pokemon Team working on an app for Android and iOS. This move comes as a surprise for two reasons. First, mobile gaming platforms (iOS, Android, WP7, etc) are starting to be called direct competitors with mobile gaming platforms (Nintendo DS, Sony PSP, etc). The second reason for this surprise is Nintendo’s own Satoru Iwata’s formal stance against free games. He has openly stated he does not like the idea of free games that you pay for in game. Whether or not he had a change of heart (we’re thinking not), this game is slated for summer in Japan. Here’s to hoping it makes its way overseas and to other places around the world.