Here Are The Pokemon And Maps In The Latest MOBA Pokemon Unite

Pokemon Unite is a brand new competitive MOBA that’s set to launch next month on the Nintendo Switch. It’s also coming to Mobile in September.

Matches will consists of 5v5 teams fighting it out to earn the most points. Points are achieved by capturing control points and by defeating enemy players.

Nintendo recently announced all three of the maps that will be available at launch, as well as all the Pokemon you’ll be able to play as. Each of the three maps are slightly different, allowing for some variation in tactics. The 19 available Pokemon fall into five unique classes, so there should be something here to fit your playstyle.

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While the game will launch with three maps and 19 Pokemon, more of each are expected to be added in future content updates.

Pokemon

Attackers

NAMEATTACK TYPE
Alolan NinetailsRanged
CinderaceRanged
CramorantRanged
GreninjaRanged
PickachuRanged
VenusaurRanged

All-Rounders

NAMEATTACK
CharizardMelee
GarchompMelee
LucarioMelee
MachampMelee

Defenders

NAMEATTACK
CrustleMelee
SlowbroRanged
SnorlaxMelee

Speedsters

NAMEATTACK
AbsolMelee
GengarMelee
TalonflameMelee

Supporters

NAMEATTACK
EldegossRanged
Mr. MimeMelee
WigglytuffRanged

Blastoise and Gardevoir are confirmed to also arrive in Pokemon Unite, but they wont be there at launch.

Maps

As for maps, you’ll have your pick of three at launch.

First up is Remoat Stadium. As one of the larger maps on the roster, Nintendo says that this one has the possibility for big plays. A ‘Legendary Pit’ sits at the centre which is home to some of the toughest Pokemon. Defeating the mob at the centre will earn big points for your team, and will leave the enemies base open for attack.

Then there’s Shivre City, a snowy city on a much smaller scale. There’s only two ‘Goal Zones’ in this location, so you’ll constantly be fighting other players for the majority share of the points. Defeating the wild Avalugg that appears in the centre zone here places a protective barrier over your own base, making it harder for the enemy team to attack.

Last up is Auroma Park. Larger than Shivre City, this area appears to be much more open. There’s plenty of tactical opportunities, though.  Conveyor belts litter the lanes, providing some interesting traversal methods that can be used either defensively or offensively. Both teams share the same Goal Pit on this map, so there’ll be a lot of coordination going on between teams.

Will Pokemon Unite be the next big thing?

Pokemon Unite has been a long while in the making. Back in 2019, a job listing at Nintendo advertised for a role making a brand new mobile Pokemon game. This could finally be the fruitions of that project. It’s set to launch on Nintendo Switch later this month and will come to mobile devices in September.

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