Pokemon Unite, the franchise’s first multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game, has been released for Android and iOS platforms, but the update will also add new content to the game.
Pokemon Unite offers 5-on-5 team battles in an arena — a setting already familiar to regular MOBA players. It will involve catching wild Pokemon, ranking up and evolving your Pokemon, and defeating the opponent. Players win by scoring the most points within the allotted time.
A new blog post from The Pokémon Company detailed a new battle pass, upcoming in-game events, Unite Squads, and cross-platform play, and also teased some upcoming content.
Get ready, Trainers! Tomorrow, the battle continues as #PokemonUNITE arrives on mobile devices!
A new battle pass, new adventures, and a new way to play! pic.twitter.com/XvK7OrHqgo
— Pokémon UNITE (@PokemonUnite) September 21, 2021
The mobile version of Pokémon Unite, which The Pokémon Company will launch on Sept. 22, includes the same Pokémon and maps that players have come to love. Fans can link their mobile and Nintendo Switch accounts to share progress and even matchmake into games with players on either version.
One of the more interesting additions to Pokémon Unite is that of Unite Squads, which The Pokémon Company describe: “Trainers can create their own squads or search for already-existing squads to join and connect with other players. By choosing squad tags that others can search for, like-minded Trainers can find each other easily.”
The blog states that the team will add a new mode that’s fair for all Trainers, “regardless of their held items’ grades,” which appears to address “pay-to-win” balance concerns about Pokémon Unite.
You can find the App Store link here for iOS which will bring you to the store listing pages.