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  • Summary: Pokémon Art Academy boasts 40 lessons in which players can encounter favorite Pokémon from throughout the series, such as Pikachu, Oshawott, Charizard, Torchic, Fletchling and Fennekin.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. Oct 20, 2014
    85
    With a plethora of mediums and subjects available, a thoughtful approach to teaching art and perfect touchpad controls, Art Academy is a must-have for any Pokemon doodler.
  2. Sep 12, 2014
    83
    It is charming and enjoyable, though, and that’s all I want from a piece of software I enjoy on a mobile device. Treat yourself and make some time. It’ll surprise you.
  3. Jun 15, 2014
    80
    Pokémon Art Academy is a well presented software that manages to teach the players about drawing within a Pokémon-esque context, providing a vital and compelling framework for would-be artists to learn some skills while exploring one of Nintendo's biggest series. Sharing one's creations is also a high point here, even though the overall experience can be rather short and a 3DS screen does not go as far as a real canvas.
  4. Oct 22, 2014
    80
    Where the title lacks the ability to teach you real art skills, it’ll provide dozens of hours of entertainment for a gamer aware of what they’re getting into.
  5. Though the game varies from too restrictive to too free, it's an excellent little sandbox for learning to draw your favourite Pokémon.
  6. Oct 23, 2014
    70
    There's a very specific sort of audience that will gleefully devour Pokémon Art Academy, however, and I surmise that these players will only be interested in learning more about the craft, with elements that attract "regular" Pokémon fans acting as icing on the cake.
  7. Oct 28, 2014
    60
    Other than the fleeting moments of marveling at your finished renderings of numerous Ken Sugimori-designed creatures, the game offers little long-term rewards for your time invested in its whimsical workshops.

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  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Nov 10, 2014
    9
    This is a game for artists and/or Pokemon fans. Is it really a game? I don't know. I bought this for my son and he had a blast drawing the first 5 Pokemon he tried. It did get a bit harder for him when he started getting more freedom (he is 6 yrs old) but with a little parental help, he was able to complete successfully his drawings.

    PAA takes you step by step with the first few drawings. It tells you what you should be doing and shows you how to accomplish each step. For my son, it really helped him when he needed to push a button that the button would light up.

    I am not much of an artist but I don't mind dabbling in the arts from time to time. I am hoping my wife will give it a shot since she is the painter/drawer in the family. This could be a game that could unite the family in a fun activity... imagine family competitions?

    Pros
    +Easy to pick up and follow
    +Great drawing lessons
    +Plenty of tools for creative types
    +Great replay-ability

    Cons
    - Not a traditional Pokemon game
    - May not be suitable for young artists

    Bottom Line: If you know someone that is into Pokemon AND loves to draw, this is a no-brainer. If the person you want to get this game does not enjoy drawing, then stay clear away from it because even if they are a Pokemon fan, they may hate you for not getting them an actually Pokemon game.
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  2. Oct 28, 2014
    5
    Surely this isn't a game we suggest for everyone, Are you an hard Pokémon fan ? you may love it, otherwise this is just another Pokémon title world could live without Expand

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