The Pokemon Company is pleased to announce today that the much-awaited Pokemon UNITE for Switch is finally available.
Pokemon UNITE is a 5-on-5 team battle that takes place in Aeos Island, the home of Pokemon UNITE. The game is free to download via the Nintendo eShop and for a limited time, a free Zeraora’s Unite license is available to everyone until August 31.
Here’s an overview of the game, via The Pokemon Company:
In Pokémon UNITE, players face off against each other in 5-on-5 team battles. During these battles, players will cooperate with teammates to defeat wild Pokémon and level up to evolve their own Pokémon. They will need to defeat their opponents’ Pokémon while trying to earn more points than the opposing team within the allotted time.
Timed with Pokémon UNITE’s release on Nintendo Switch, players will be able to enjoy the game’s first season, “Welcome to Aeos Island!” The season battle pass will feature many rewards, ranging from in-game currency to Holowear. Players will need to complete both daily and weekly missions throughout the season to raise their battle pass level and receive rewards based on that level. Additionally, players who purchase the premium pass will have the chance to earn even more rewards, including the Holowear Hip-Hop Style: Pikachu and Captain Style: Cinderace.
For mobile users, Pokemon UNITE will be available sometime in September. The game will have cross-play and cross-progression support. Gamers who log in using their Nintendo Account or Pokemon Trainer Club account will be able to use their game data on any device.
Check out the trailer below: