Pokemon Masters was released worldwide yesterday for iOS and Android, letting players around the world go on a mobile Pokemon adventure with all-star trainers from across Pokemon's 23-year history. Whether you've been with the franchise across the past 8 generations, or if you are a new Pokemon fan, this game is a great way to get even more antiquated with the characters. Pokemon Masters is pretty new, and here's how you know if your smartphone can run this exciting new game.
For iPhone and iPad users, the iOS version of Pokemon Masters runs on the latest version of iOS, that being iOS 12, all the way down to later versions of iOS 11.0 released in 2017. From users online and even our tests here in Gamehubs, at the very least, iPhone 6 can run the game, though it does cause the phone to overheat a little bit. So it's recommended to play it on iPhone 8 or higher for a smoother experience.
As for Android users, things are definitely a lot less restrictive. The easiest way to check if your phone is compatible is just to go to the Play Store, if the app allows you to download the app, then your smartphone should be able to run Pokemon Masters. But just to clarify, the minimum version of Android needed to run the game is Android 5.0 Lollipop, which was released in 2014. The version of Android that is most recommended by the developers of the game, DeNA, is Android 7.0 Nougat, which was released in 2017.