New Pokemon MOBA, Pokemon UNITE, Launches Next Week on Switch

Pokémon’s first strategic team battle game, Pokémon UNITE, is basically League of Legends with Pokemon and it launches next week.

Pokémon UNITE will launch on the Nintendo Switch on July 21, with a mobile version scheduled for September. Cross-platform play is also planned between Nintendo Switch and mobile devices, allowing players to play together or against each other.

Cross-save will also be available. Therefore, if you log in using your Nintendo Account or Pokémon Trainer Club account, you can use your game data on any device.

Pokémon UNITE Gameplay
Gameplay – Image Credit

What is Pokemon UNITE?

Pokémon UNITE takes place on Aeos Island, a mythical island said to be on the ocean’s unexplored frontier. On the island, players will find the Unite Battle Committee (UBC), which runs a series of Unite Battle tournaments. Every player will begin as a rookie trainer who’s arrived on Aeos island to participate in these battles.

In each battle, players will compete in teams of five to overcome the opposition. Defeating another player will net you a mysterious new form of energy called Aeos energy. This energy must be deposited into “Goal Zones” during each battle to score points. Each Goal Zone has an energy limit and once it reaches capacity, it will disappear. Whoever has the most points when time runs out, wins. Some Pokémon will also evolve over time which will only add to the fun.

Confirmed Pokemon So Far

Here is the list of confirmed Pokémon from the Pokémon UNITE website, categorised by their battle type.

ATTACKERS

  • Alolan Ninetails
  • Cinderace
  • Cramorant
  • Greninja
  • Pikachu
  • Venusaur

ALL-ROUNDERS

  • Charizard
  • Garchomp
  • Lucario
  • Machamp

DEFENDERS

  • Crustle
  • Snorlax
  • Slowbro

SPEEDSTER

  • Absol
  • Gengar
  • Talonflame
  • Zeraora*

SUPPORTER

  • Eldegoss
  • Mr. Mime
  • Wigglytuff
Pokemon Unite Zeraora
Zeraora Key Art

Zeraora, the Mythical Electric-type Pokémon, is available by logging into Pokémon UNITE on Nintendo Switch by August 31, 2021. You definitely don’t want to miss out.

Pokémon UNITE will be available on the Nintendo Switch on July 21, and cross-platform play with mobile devices arrives in September.