Game Freak has been trying to define itself outside the traditional realm of handheld Pokémon games. Earlier this year, the developer self-published HarmoKnight on the 3DS eShop and developed/produced Tembo the Badass Elephant for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. However, a recent tweet from Takashi Mochizuki of the Wall Street Journal states that Game Freak has acquired Koa Games, a smartphone developer:
While Koa Games has seemed to target the Japanese mobile market in the past, this may be an indication of Nintendo mobile games to come. What kind of game do you hope they will develop?