What you need to know
- Pokémon UNITE is a MOBA featuring two teams of five working to complete the objectives.
- The developers announced that Blastoise, a Water-type Pokémon from Kanto, is coming to the game.
- The new character will go live in the game on September 1, 2021.
Pokémon UNITE continues to receive post-launch support, including new characters like Blissey and balancing patches to keep the game fair. Fans noticed that Blastoise, the water tortoise Pokémon who made its debut in Kanto, was pointedly absent in the latest update. However, The Pokémon Company recently announced in a tweet that Blastoise would be coming to the game come September 1, 2021.
Blastoise: September 1.
That is all.#PokemonUNITE pic.twitter.com/7DxZdCFJeYOK, Trainers.
Blastoise: September 1.
That is all.#PokemonUNITE pic.twitter.com/7DxZdCFJeY— Pokémon UNITE (@PokemonUnite) August 25, 2021August 25, 2021
The game is also getting a port to iOS and Android in September of this year, so new players on mobile will be able to use Blastoise in battle as soon as the game launches on the platform on September 22, 2021. We don't yet know what sort of support the game will receive after its launch on mobile outside of new characters, but don't worry — we'll keep you posted if anything new arises. The other new characters coming to Pokémon UNITE are Mamoswine and Sylveon, who were announced in the latest Pokémon Presents.
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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.