It’s been a minute since we heard from Pokemon Unite, the Pokemon MOBA announced almost a year ago today. But Nintendo has announced the game is actually coming out on Switch pretty soon. Next month, to be precise.
The news was accompanied by a cinematic trailer starring two competing Pokemon teams taking part in Pokemon Unite’s new spin on Pokemon battling. The 5v5 setup has players controlling Pokemon that evolve as a match goes on while also capturing wild Pokemon as part of Unite’s objective-based gameplay. The cinematic trailer ends with Cinderace and Pikachu clashing, and the crowd goes wild.
Check out the trailer below:
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According to its official website, Pokemon Unite will launch with 19 playable characters, each with a designated role. Here’s the full breakdown:
Attacker, “Pokémon that have low Endurance and excel at dealing heavy ranged damage to opponents:”
- Alolan Ninetales
Speedster, “Pokémon that have high Mobility and Offense and excel at making quick attacks and scoring points.”
All-rounder, “Pokémon that have balanced Offense and Endurance and are highly tenacious fighters.”
Defender, “Pokémon that have high Endurance and excel at protecting allies and hindering opponents.”
Supporter, “Pokémon that provide team support by inflicting status conditions on opponents and by healing allies.”
- Mr. Mime
Pokemon Unite is coming to Switch in July and will support cross-play with the mobile version set to launch in September. The game is free to start and has in-app purchases.
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