Announced last year, the new MOBA Pokémon UNITE has finally received a release date for iOS and Android users. Developed by TiMi Studios and released by The Pokémon Company, Pokémon UNITE plans to become the next hit after Pokémon GO’s success. It will be available in September.
After a few months of beta testing for Android users in Canada, Pokémon UNITE has now received a release date for iOS and Android users: September. There will also be a network test for the Nintendo Switch version of the game in Japan from June 24 to June 26.
Pokémon UNITE will feature a number of famous Pokémon, such as Pikachu, Garchomp, Lucario, Galar starters and more.
Apart from fighting the other players, the users have to conquer bases. The team that scores more points wins. Nintendo Switch users will be able to play the game as early as July.
The title will be free to start for fans to jump and play with optional in-game purchases. Cross-platform games are planned between the Nintendo Switch and mobile devices, which will allow players on both platforms to fight together.
In addition, players can use the Pokémon Trainer Club account or the Nintendo account on both the Nintendo Switch and the mobile to easily keep progress synchronized between the devices.
Pokémon UNITE takes place on Aeos Island, a mythical island that is said to be on the sea̵7;s unexplored border. On Aeos Island, players will find the Unite Battle Committee (UBC), which runs a series of Unite Battle tournaments. In Unite Battles, players form teams of five and compete against each other to see who can score the most points before time runs out. Players also experience a mysterious new form of energy known as Aeos energy. Aeo’s energy can be used in Unite Battles to develop Pokémon.
Pokémon available in Pokémon UNITE
Currently, Pokémon UNITE will contain 19 different monsters to use in battle. In the game there are no types of weaknesses. Pokémon are distinguished between “Attacker”, “Speedster”, “Supporter”, “Defender” and “All-rounder.” Here they are:
- Alolan Ninetales
- Mr. Mime
Pokémon UNITE rule set
The rules for uniting blows – Unite Battles is where trainers and their partner Pokémon compete in 5-on-5 team matches. The key to victory in a Unite Battle is to have a higher score than the other team when time runs out. To earn points for your team, you must collect Aeos energy by defeating wild and opposing Pokémon and then inserting the energy into one of the opponent’s target zones.
Face Off against skilled teams – In Unite Battles, it is important to collaborate with teammates. When fighting against a skilled team or when you are at a disadvantage, you may be able to open a path to victory by coordinating with your teammates. In ranked matches, you can earn performance points, which can increase – or decrease – your ranking, depending on the results of the match.
Level up – Before each Unite Battle, participating Pokémon are returned to Lv. 1 through the power of Aeos energy, and through each battle they get Exp. Points and level up. When Pokémon go up, they learn powerful moves and evolve, and when a Pokémon reaches higher levels, it also learns its Unite Move – a powerful move that can only be learned and used in Unite Battles.
Struggle with a fresh look – In Pokémon UNITE you can change the look of Pokémon and trainer. Join Unite Battles while showcasing your own unique style.
Find your role – Many different Pokémon, such as Charizard, Pikachu and Greninja, appear in Pokémon UNITE. Although strengths and weaknesses do not exist in Unite Battles, each Pokémon has its own unique stats and role – Attacker, Defender, Speedster, Supporter or All-Rounder – that reflect the style of play.
Enjoy even more Pokémon UNITE with Battle Pass – You get the opportunity to earn rewards in the game through the season match. To earn these rewards, you must level the pass by completing quests. In addition, players can upgrade their match pass by using Aeos beads, so they can claim even more rewards.
Pokémon HOME updated to version 1.4
Announced in May, version 1.4 of Pokémon HOME is finally available for iOS users starting today. This update makes it easier than ever to sort Pokémon through the Pokémon HOME app. The new Catch Calendar feature enhances Pokédex so the trainer can arrange Pokémon by the dates they were captured.
This will allow you to relive memories of your adventures, such as the day you captured your very first Pokémon or the day you finally added a powerful legendary Pokémon to your team. You can also enter specific dates such as anniversaries, such as your birthday or the day you first met a Pokémon that has become special to you.
In addition to this update, the Pokémon Company distributes a special Bulbasaur and Squirtle through Mystery Gift on the Pokémon HOME app that carries the Gigantamax factor. Gigantamax was first introduced in Pokémon Sword and Shield, Nintendo Switch games launched by the end of 2019. With this feature, as you evolve Bulbasaur and Squirtle, you can make them take on a new form in Coaching or Max Raid Battles.
You can download Pokémon HOME via the App Store here.
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