Pokèmon Unite comes to Switch July and Mobile platforms September!
Pokemon Unite is releasing to the public very soon and with that, the excitement of not only a New Pokèmon game, but a MOBA competitive style. This new Pokemon MOBA will be releasing for the Switch as well as Mobile platforms, which is definitely an interesting take on accessibility.
In this first-time strategic team battle game, players will be forced to work with each other to defeat the other team. In a 5v5 match, new players will adventure to the Aeos Island, a mythical land said to be on the edge of a new unexplored frontier. As well as a new land, there is a new mysterious power flowing through Aeos. In Pokèmon Unite battles you will learn how to use this Aeos energy to evolve your Pokèmon. Players will also find the Unite Battle Committee (UBC), which runs a series of Unite Battle tournaments.
Unite Battles have fans all over the world, and Trainers long to join in on the action. You take on the role of a rookie Trainer who’s come to Aeos to take part in these battles. When you arrive on the island, there is so much to learn about, but don’t let yourself get overwhelmed in this new world of Pokèmon battles.
Find Your Role
All kinds of Pokémon, such as Charizard, Pikachu, and Greninja, appear in Pokémon UNITE. Although type strengths and weaknesses do not exist in Unite Battles, each Pokémon has its own stats and role. Like many other MOBA’s to date, we have Attacker, Defender, Speedster, Supporter, or All-Rounder roles. Each Pokèmon will have a specific role that reflects its play style. You’ll want to practice with various Pokémon to find out which best suits you. To use a Pokémon in Unite Battles, you need to have a Unite license for that Pokémon. Unite licenses can be obtained through the Unite Battle Committee, where you can exchange Aeos coins (free via Unite Battles) for your desired license. So to get the Pokèmon you want, you’ll have to work your way through the Ranked Cups to earn more Aeos Coins.
Obtain Items via Shops
Pokémon UNITE has three types of in-game currency: Aeos gems (paid), Aeos coins, and Aeos tickets. Aeos coins and Aeos tickets can be acquired by playing the game. At the Unite Battle Committee, players can use Aeos coins or Aeos gems to obtain Unite licenses, which allow them to take Pokémon into Unite Battles. At Aeos Emporium, players can use Aeos coins or Aeos gems to obtain UBC-approved goods like Pokémon held items or Trainer fashion items. Zirco Trading specializes in Holowear, which can be obtained using Aeos gems. Speaking of Holowear…
Battle with a Fresh New Look
In Pokémon UNITE, you can change the appearance of your Pokémon and Trainer. You can use Holowear, a special technology that uses Aeos energy, to dress your Pokémon in a variety of outfits. You can also customize your Trainer’s appearance, clothing, and accessories to make sure your Trainer always looks their best, both in and out of battle. Outside of battle you can update your profile with a Unite snapshot that features your Trainer’s avatar and partner Pokémon, and you can even customize the snapshot by changing your Trainer’s expression or pose or by adding stickers.
Face Off against Skilled Teams
In Unite Battles, working with teammates is important. When battling a skilled team or at a disadvantage, you might be able to open a path to victory. In ranked matches, you can earn performance points, which can increase, or decrease, your ranking depending on the results. When just starting out, you’ll battle at the Beginner Cup level and begin making your journey to Master Cup. Those who become ranked will be recorded on a global ranking board for all their friends and enemies to see.
Before every Unite Battle, Pokémon are returned to Lv. 1 through the power of Aeos energy, and throughout each battle, they gain Exp. Points and level up. As Pokémon level up, they learn powerful moves and evolve, and when a Pokémon reaches higher levels, it also learns its Unite Move, a powerful move that can only be learned and used in battle.
And as always with a free-to-play game, Pokémon will be releasing a battle pass to add more rewards and Holo designs to the game. This aims to be one of Pokèmon’s most anticipated games especially with the heavy push on competitive play.
I hope you are all looking forward to this as much as we all are here at DVS!
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