Pokemon Unite launches on the Nintendo Switch this week, and you can now preload the upcoming spin-off before its release. A Pokemon Unite product page is now available on the Nintendo eShop, so you can download the free-to-play Pokemon MOBA so you can jump right in when it unlocks on July 21st.
According to the game’s eShop, Pokemon Unite weighs only 928 MB. The game is free to download and play online, with optional in-game purchases in the form of cosmetic costumes for the trainer and Pokémon.
According to The Pokemon Company (via Serebii), Pokemon Unite preloads will unlock at midnight local time on July 21st. However, the game will officially be live to play from
As previously mentioned, Pokemon Unite is a MOBA spin-off of the Pokemon series. The game is set on Aeos Island, where players will team up to take part in 5v5 Unite Battle tournaments. The aim of these battles is to gather Aeos energy by defeating other Pokémon and then putting the energy in one of the opponent’s designated zones.
As an added bonus to playing the game, The Pokemon Company is giving away a free Pokemon: Zeraora. All players who download and play the game by August 31 will receive the powerful Electric type for free. Pokemon Unite will also come to mobile devices in September, and it will support crossover games and crossover progression with the Switch version.
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