Nintendo has announced that the Bronze Award-winning Pokémon Art Academy will be released in North America on October 24th for 3DS and 2DS.

If you're an aspiring artist or just really like Pokémon, you may want to consider picking Art Academy up.

It takes you through art basics and on to advanced techniques like blending and shading.

Of course, the 40 lessons available have you drawing Pikachu, Charizard, and and loads of other Pokémon. As you improve, you'll unlock special lessons featuring Mega-Evolved Pokémon.

Pokémon Art Academy

In our review, we said: "Pokémon Art Academy won't make up for you being inherently bad at art, but if you're interested in Pokémon, and drawing, it's a solid purchase".

Pokémon Art Academy was released in Japan on June 19th and in Europe on July 4th. Yep, for once, it's the Americans that have been kept waiting.

You can find more information about Pokémon Art Academy, as well as where you can pre-order it, over on its website.