What you need to know
- Pokémon UNITE is a free-to-play MOBA where players compete in 5-vs-5 teams.
- The game's developers continue to balance the game and adding new characters and events.
- Azumarill is the next character to join the game's ever-growing roster.
As Pokémon UNITE's diverse roster continues to grow, fans look forward to which Pokémon get announced next, hoping for their favorite. The game has been continuously supported since its launch, and despite facing criticism for the microtransactions offered, is generally praised for its quality gameplay. The developers, TiMi Game Studio, continue to keep fans in the know, providing updates, patch notes, and bug fixes to keep the game as balanced as possible, as new characters are added.
The game's official Twitter account announced the reveal of the game's newest character, Azumarill, who is available for play starting today.
A brand-new Melee All-Rounder is ready to play rough! Azumarill joins the battle April 7! #PokemonUNITE pic.twitter.com/oC5XnFPriZA brand-new Melee All-Rounder is ready to play rough! Azumarill joins the battle April 7! #PokemonUNITE pic.twitter.com/oC5XnFPriZ— Pokémon UNITE (@PokemonUnite) April 4, 2022April 4, 2022
Azumarill is being described as a "melee all-rounder", and is perfect for new players who are still trying to figure out what roles they excel in. Players need to make sure that their games are updated via the latest version in order to access Azumarill. The bunny-esque Pokémon arrives alongside some other spring-themed Holowear for existing characters, such as Theater Style Alolan Ninetails, Pastel Style Eldegoss, and a mystery outfit announced here:
Spring has sprung, and someone dressed for the occasion! Can you guess which Pokémon is ready for flowers and sunshine? #PokemonUNITE pic.twitter.com/4eosJUwVbmSpring has sprung, and someone dressed for the occasion! Can you guess which Pokémon is ready for flowers and sunshine? #PokemonUNITE pic.twitter.com/4eosJUwVbm— Pokémon UNITE (@PokemonUnite) April 4, 2022April 4, 2022
Unity is the key to success!
Pokémon UNITE is the first MOBA game in the Pokémon franchise. It's free to play, has unique customization options for both players and Pokémon, and features some of the most popular Pokémon in battles between teams of five.
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Nadine is a freelance writer for iMore with a specialty in all things Nintendo, often working on news, guides, reviews, and editorials. She's been a huge Nintendo fan ever since she got to pet her very own Nintendog, and enjoys looking at Nintendo's place in the video game industry. Writing is her passion, but she mostly does it so that she can pay off her ever-growing debt to Tom Nook. Her favorite genres are simulation games, rhythm games, visual novels, and platformers. You can find her at @stopthenadness on Twitter, where she'll more than likely be reposting cute Animal Crossing content.