Tooth brushing can be stressful for parents. Thus, Pokémon Smile, announced at Pokémon Presents, turns tooth brushing into a fun time. Children can rescue other Pokémon from cavity-causing bacteria by being really excellent at brushing their teeth and letting their phones examine that. When they do a thorough job, they can capture Pokémon living in their mouths. This is allegedly a fun and exciting adventure that “helps develop healthy tooth brushing habits through fun.”
I’m pretty sure Pokémon Smile is the most important game experience to be announced all year. The app is available now on Android and iOS.
Per press release, here is additional info:
Parents can receive notifications from Pokémon Smile at up to three set times per day that remind them it’s time for kids to brush their teeth. They can also set the duration of each toothbrushing session to be between one and three minutes, based on the varying needs of children of different ages. The app is filled with elements to encourage the player to continue playing the game with the intent of slowly building a habit of brushing their teeth. Players will want to keep coming back to catch over one hundred species of Pokémon in Pokémon Smile and fill out their in-app Pokédex. They can also collect fun in-app decorative headwear to display on themselves virtually as they brush their teeth.