Pokémon’s first MOBA game, Pokémon Unite, is finally heading to Nintendo Switch and mobile devices soon.
A year after the game was announced, the Pokémon Company International and TiMi Studio Group have revealed that they will release Pokémon UNITE this July on Nintendo Switch and in September on mobile devices.
Gameplay will pit two teams of five players each against one another within the ten-minute time limit. Each team earns points and can boost up their own Pokémon by defeating their opponents and then depositing the energy in one of the opposing team’s goal zones.
Unite Battles will be held inside various stadiums on a mythical land called Aeos Island. There will be a total of 19 playable Pokémon at launch, which includes Gen 1 favorites like Pikachu, Charizard, Snorlax, Venusaur, and Gengar. You can also dress your Trainer and Pokémon in different skins a.k.a. Holowear.
According to Nintendo, Pokémon Unite will support cross-play between platforms at a later date. Additionally, players may use their Pokémon Trainer Club account or Nintendo Account on both Nintendo Switch and mobile to easily keep their progress synced between devices.
Pokémon Unite will be free for download, with optional in-game purchases. Watch its trailer here: