Pokémon Unite: The release date for the mobile version has been set

Pokémon Unite: The release date for the mobile version has been set

Pokémon Unite

The MOBA Pokémon Unite has been available for the Nintendo Switch since last month and is causing quite a stir there. It has been known for some time that the game will also be released for mobile platforms, but the specific release date has not yet been announced - until now. In the meantime, the Pokémon Company and the TiMi Studio developer team have spoken out to finally reveal this little secret for Android and iOS will appear - in almost exactly one month. The developers are planning a simultaneous launch, so there is no provision for a time delay between the two platforms. You will therefore be able to download the MOBA at the same time from both Google Play and the App Store. By the way, you already have the opportunity to register in advance for the mobile version of Pokémon Unite. With a certain number of registrations, the users unlock some extras such as special skins for some of the pocket monsters.

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Crossplay is included

Furthermore, the team from TiMi Studio has revealed that the mobile version of Pokémon Unite will definitely offer crossplay support at launch. So you will be able to play games with and against owners of the Switch version of the MOBA from day one. Just in time for the release, the two newly announced pocket monsters Mamutel and Feelinara should also be available in the mobile version.

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Pokémon Unite is coming to iOS and Android on September 22

During today’s Pok√©mon Presents livestream, The Pok√©mon Company announced that Pok√©mon Unite will become available for iOS and Android on September 22. The strategic battle game came out for Nintendo Switch in late July, but its arrival on mobile devices will expand the game’s potential user base.

For users already playing on Nintendo Switch, fear not — the game allows cross-platform play, which means you can play on your Switch, then pick up where you left off on mobile. All users can play together regardless of which device they’re using, and it’s not necessary to have a Switch to get the mobile game. Pok√©mon Unite is free-to-start with microtransactions — you can purchase in-game currency to get certain items or Pok√©mon.

The presentation also unveiled new gameplay footage and feature news for upcoming Nintendo Switch releases: Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl (November 19, 2021), remakes of the Nintendo DS games from 2006 and Pokémon Legends: Arceus (January 28, 2022), the first open-world RPG in the Pokémon universe.

Image Credits: Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Like previous main series game remakes, Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl will expand upon the original games’ foundation and introduce features that appeared in later games, like Following Pok√©mon, Secret Bases and — very importantly — changing your trainer’s outfit. The game will also include re-designed features from its original release, like designing Pok√© Ball capsules and competing in Pok√©mon Contests.

But for the first time in a Pok√©mon Game, Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl will introduce a new aspect of gameplay called the Sinnoh Underground. Players can collect statues of Pok√©mon for their Secret Base, and depending on which statues are on display, different Pok√©mon will appear in Pok√©mon Hideaways within the Sinnoh Underground. To commemorate the 15-year-old games’ remakes, on November 5, 2021, Nintendo will release a “Dialga and Palkia Edition” of the Nintendo Switch Lite, which features the legendary Pok√©mon in gold and silver on a grey console.

Then, the Pok√©mon Company shared more information about Pok√©mon Legends: Arceus, a first-of-its-kind release for the iconic franchise. Fans have compared its open-world design to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which is the fourth-best-selling Nintendo Switch game with 23.2 million copies sold, but others say it’s more similar to Monster Hunter. The new game introduces the Hisui Region (an ancient version of the Sinnoh Region), along with new Pok√©mon like a grandpa-esque Growlithe, and an evolution of Basculin called Basculegion, which can evolve when “possessed by the souls of other Basculin from their school that could not withstand the harsh journey upstream”… Yes, this is a children’s franchise.

Nightmare-inducing new Pokémon aside, the livestream revealed more information about how exactly this new type of Pokémon game will work.

Like standard Pok√©mon games, players will set out on a mission to complete a Pok√©dex, but rather than training to become “the best like no one ever was,” they will be part of an expedition team, conducting survey work to learn more about the nature of Pok√©mon and the secrets they hold. In between field assignments, players can heal their party, craft items, and buy supplies at outposts (ancient Pok√©mon Centers?). Pok√©mon Legends: Arceus will also introduce a new battle style — like Pok√©mon Unite, it won’t simply repurpose the turn-based gameplay we’ve been accustomed to since the first Pok√©mon games were released in 1998.

Anyway, these games seem promising, but just try your best not to think about Basculegion.