Pokémon Unite will be a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) where players take control of their favorite Pokémon and battle it out in five versus five matches. You will be able to play it on the Nintendo Switch and smartphone devices, and when it launches, it will support cross-play across these platforms. The game works a little differently than most MOBAs, and following the game’s initial announcement, we do not have any precise details about when it will release. Tencent’s TiMi Studios are developing it.
Right now, the exact release date for the mobile version of the game has not been announced. It’s expected to drop sometime in September, but an exact date has not been confirmed. Given the surprise of the Nintendo Switch release, we likely exact it to happen in the same manner. We won’t know the release date until a few days before the actual date, and then it’ll be out for everyone.
When it does launch, it will be free-to-play across all of the available platforms. The gameplay footage showed off plenty of fan-favorite playable Pokémon, such as Charmander, Squirtle, Bulbasaur, Pikachu, Gengar, Snorlax, Clefairy, Lucario, and several others. More will likely be playable once the game is available. The footage shown in the Pokémon Presents live stream is not the game’s final build and will probably change.