The Pokémon Company is continuing their line of new announcements and reveals for the Summer. Today, they have officially announced a new Pokémon game that is coming to both the Nintendo Switch and mobile platforms: Pokémon Unite!
Developed by Tencent Games’ studio TiMi Studios, Pokémon Unite is a new spin on the popular MOBA genre, which includes games like Vainglory and Mobile Legends: Bang Bang.
In exciting 5-on-5 matches, players will take control of their favorite Pokémon. The roster includes fan favorites like Pikachu, Charmander, Bulbasaur, Squirtle, and more!
Matches play out on a typical yet simplified MOBA map, with two bases on opposite sides with multiple lane going to the other base. Littered throughout the map are control points, where players need to return capture Pokémon to score points.
While team fights are definitely a thing, they are not the main objective. Players must wander the map in search of wild Pokémon. When a wild Pokémon is defeated, they are captured. Players must then bring the captured Pokémon to a control point and turn them in to score points.
As player Pokémon fight, they will level up and even evolve just like in the main games. When Pokémon evolve, they gain access to new moves and powerful ultimate moves, called “unite move” in this game.
Pokémon Unite has been confirmed for a iOS, Android, and Nintendo Switch release. The game will feature cross-platform play. No release date was given, however.