This is an EXCLUSIVE piece on Pokemon for the Wii U. I got this information from an un-named source in the industry that I personally trust and has told me leaked information before hand that has turned out to be true.
If you haven't heard of Spyro Skylanders you're probably one in a few. The game has been skyrocketed in popularity and already has a sequel in the works. The game has 32 different creatures to collect varying in rarity and has captured the essence of collection once held by Pokémon. The game comes with a special platform that when a figure is placed on it, it adds the character to your game. In order to play as every character, one must own every statue.
|All 32 Characters to Collect|
It has been known for some time that the Wii U tablet controller has the same sensor that is used to scan the Skylander characters into the game. Nintendo will be using the sensor and same gameplay idea of Skylanders to create the very first Pokemon for the Wii U. It is still unclear if this will be a Pokémon Stadium-like game with the ability to play Pokémon Black and White 2 on your TV or a full-fledged HD Pokémon adventure game. Either way, the controller will be used to either scan in the next iteration of Pokémon cards or figurines similar to Skylanders. With 649 different Pokémon available I would expect Nintendo to prefer using cards over statues.
I am excited for finally having an HD Pokémon game on a home console. Look forward for a future announcement at E3.