The Pokémon Company reveal Pokemon Unite, a Dota2 like MOBA game in collaboration with Tencent

Author

SAMRIDDHA SAHA (Gl1tch_mast3r)

Date

Jun, 24.2020

The Pokémon Company announced Pokémon Unite, a team-based mobile battle arena game created in cooperation with Tencent. It is going to be a free-to-play MOBA Poké game for Switch and mobile devices. There are two teams of five Pokemon each, and players will team up to defeat the opposing team.
There are five goals or scoring areas on each side. You will score points by capturing wild Pokemon on the field. The goal is to score more points than the other during the time period.Defeating wild Pokemon will allow you to level, evolve, and learn new moves that you can choose for your Pokemon.However, to add additional stress, players’ catches will not count toward their score if they are defeated by the enemy team before they reach one of the goals.
Aside from catching Pokémon, the game also incorporates a fighting system that includes moves from past mainline games. Players will be in control of those moves, and much of the strategy comes from deciding when a short- or long-range attack is needed.Pokemon will increase in level and evolve and when you are a high enough level, you will unlock a Unite move. Each Pokemon will have its own Unite move with effects.

The Pokémon Company president Tsunekazu Ishihara participated in a Pokémon Unite match with nine other players, complete with running commentary.
 

 

The release date has not been announced as of now,but the game could be a big hit this Fall, as there has been no announcement for a mainline Pokémon game in 2020. At the game’s reveal event, it has been mentioned that the game is coming to Switch and mobile devices, though it has not yet clarified as to which.We'll have to see whether it can become a success, but considering MOBA's have always had an accessibility problem - this could be the gateway for many towards League of Legends and Dota.