On a side note: Who the hell owns the IP?
For what i know Pokemon is owned by Nintendo, GameFreak, and Creatures INC.
That said, Nintendo is the majority stockholder on both GameFreak and Creatures, meaning Nintendo in fact does own the IP, just not directly.
Is that info wrong?
The Pokemon Company was established in early 2000 to handle the licensing ventures of the Pokemon brand (animation, trading card, apparel, etc.).
Three companies essentially formed this entity: Creatures, GameFreak and Nintendo - each owning a specific percentage (33, 33 and 32 percent respectively).
Nintendo hold the trademarks & copyrights related to the brand, and also the publishing duties.
Nevertheless, The Pokemon Company acts as a seperate entity from Nintendo. Their moto: to produce Pokemon and extend its reach; hence, their ability to publish on IOS.
GameFreak is independent. Creatures on the other hand, is the successor of Ape Inc. (owned by Nintendo), Mother series developpers.
Much like Hal Laboratory & Intelligent Systems, Creatures had capital injection from Nintendo. In essence, Creatures is a seperate entity from Nintendo, but has ties to them. They have an ownership in Creatures; however, the percentage is small orelse it would be mentioned in Nintendo's IR reports.