The Pokémon Company and Pokémon UNITE have officially announced via Twitter a brand new gameplay update for the popular MOBA – Catch ‘Em Battles! This new unique new mode will serve as an update to the original 4v4 experience and allow players to capture any wild Pokémon that they defeat and take control of them at any point to use against the enemy team! This Catch ‘Em Battles are expected to be added to Pokémon UNITE on May 30th.
Pokémon UNITE Catch ‘Em Battles Mechanics and Trailer
The addition of Catch ‘Em Battles will expand the game’s list of playable characters and grant each wild Pokémon that the player can capture a unique set of abilities. The mode will also allow players to capture and control any legendary Pokémon they defeat, including Regigigas and Zapdos. The official description released for Catch ‘Em Battles reads:
“It’s time to harness the power of wild Pokémon! Battle wild Pokémon, catch wild Pokémon, and then fight with the wild Pokémon to win the game in the all-new Catch ‘Em Battles, coming to Pokémon UNITE on May 30!”
The brand new trailer for the Catch ‘Em Battles mechanic showcased the various Pokémon that players will be able to catch and swap between at any time in this mode, including Ludicolo, Avalugg, Tauros, Drednaw, the aforementioned Zapdos and Regigigas, Articuno, and others. However, the trailer did not show if the captured Pokémon were capable of /using Unite Moves, nor does it seem like they can score goals, but they are at least playable. The caught Pokémon will also have their life bar and timer, meaning they can only be used in Battle for a limited time.