Nintendo Switch owners can now get their hands on the free-to-play MOBA Pokemon Unite as the game launches today on July 21. However, Android and iOS users will have to wait a bit longer because the mobile version of Pokemon UNITE will follow later, sometime in September. Aside from having cross-play support, by connecting your Pokemon Trainer Club account or Nintendo Account on both Nintendo Switch and mobile devices, you can also sync progress between devices.
Pokemon UNITE launches with 2o of the following Pokemon critters: Pikachu, Charizard, Snorlax, Crustle, Greninja, Eldegoss, Talonflame, Lucario, Venusaur, Mr. Mime, Slowbro, Absol, Machamp, Wigglytuff, Alolan Ninetales, Cramorant, Gengar, Garchomp, and Cinderace. But anyone who downloads the game before August 31 will receive the Mythical Pokemon Zeraora for free. Debuted in Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, Zeraora is described as a lightning-fast mythical creature that can inflict massive damage in the blink of an eye. Its Unite Move sends out a powerful electric blast, creating a zone of plasma around its strike zone.
A twist on the popular MOBA genre, Pokemon UNITE, was first revealed on June 21, 2020. It is being developed by Tencent, who previously has dominated the mobile MOBA market with Honor of Kings, or also globally known as Arena of Valor. In this game, two teams battle to collect Aeos Energy and experience points to see which team can score the most points within the allotted time. As you keep fighting, your Pokemon will level up, gain access to new combat moves, and evolves. Eventually, each Pokemon will be able to unleash a powerful Unite Move to devastate and hinder the opposing team’s progress.
While the Switch version will easily run on the handheld console, the March closed beta mentioned that Pokemon UNITE for Android needs at least 3GB of RAM and have Android Version 5.0+ installed. Will your phone be ready to challenge Aeos Island’s trainers this September? Let us know what you think of it in the comments below.