Data mine reveals possible playable Sylveon in Pokémon Unite

The fan-favorite may be coming soon.

Image via TiMi Studios

Data miners have been combing over the recently released Pokemon Unite, a Nintendo Switch and mobile multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) title that pits players against each other in five-on-five matches. Thanks to their efforts, there’s now ample evidence that Sylveon will soon become a playable Pokemon.

According to Twitter user Eclipse, the leaked code comes from the last version of Pokemon Unite’s beta just before launch: Ver. 0.3.0.2. It was revealed that Sylveon, along with two other Pokemon — Blissey and Greedent — were recently tested as new playable characters.

Both Sylveon’s existence and moveset have also been confirmed by Twitter user LordLax, in which they posted screenshots of the leaked code strings. The Pokemon’s moveset is as follows: Swift, Psyshock, Hyper Voice, Attract, Draining Kiss, and Fairy Wind.

At this time there is no official confirmation of Sylveon’s release. TiMi Studios revealed that the next playable Pokemon is Blastoise and an unconfirmed character, which could possibly be Sylveon.

Earlier in August, Pokemon Unite received its first major patch which fixed bugs and text files, as well as balanced several playable Pokemon. Those Pokemon included Charizard, Talonflame, Venusaur, Absol, Wigglytuff, Eldegoss, Cinderace, Gengar, Zeraora, and Machamp.

If you’re just getting into Pokemon Unite and need some help, check out our beginner’s guide to the game, which features tons of useful tips and tricks to get started. There’s also plenty of in-depth guides that you can read up on, if you’re looking to really dig into the title.