What you need to know
- Pokémon Unite is a MOBA 5v5 battle arena game on Switch.
- The Pokémon Unite Twitter account recently revealed that Blissey would be coming to the game as a supporter.
- This Pokemon will be available starting Wednesday, August 18.
Pokémon Unite arrived on Nintendo Switch a few weeks ago and has since become a very popular game. At launch, the Pokémon Unite roster only had 20 characters to choose from. But now, we know thanks to the Pokémon Unite Twitter account that Blissey will be joining the fray as a Supporter on Wednesday, August 18. It will probably get released during the Pokémon Presents presentation scheduled for that same day.
Blissey is an egg-cellent Supporter Pokémon with moves that heal or increase basic attack speed! Its Unite Move, Bliss Assistance, allows it to dash to an ally’s aid and protect that ally from attacks.
Bring your allies happiness with Blissey, coming 8/18 to #PokemonUNITE! pic.twitter.com/gI1moTmoUMBlissey is an egg-cellent Supporter Pokémon with moves that heal or increase basic attack speed! Its Unite Move, Bliss Assistance, allows it to dash to an ally’s aid and protect that ally from attacks.
Bring your allies happiness with Blissey, coming 8/18 to #PokemonUNITE! pic.twitter.com/gI1moTmoUM— Pokémon UNITE (@PokemonUnite) August 16, 2021August 16, 2021
Blissey's moves allow it to heal allies or increase its basic attack speed. Its special Unite Move is called Bliss Assistance and allows it to come to its ally's aid and protect them.
This announcement is a little surprising to some people as many were hoping that Blastoise, a Defender, would be the next Pokémon added to the ranks. He has been teased for a few weeks afterall. But it looks like we'll need to wait a bit longer before we can play as him.
Up until Blissey was announced, Supporters and Defenders had the lowest number of Pokémon to choose from at three apiece. Blissey raises Supporter choices up to four. Now we just need another Defender to give more options to players. With all of the fun provided by Pokémon Unite, it's no wonder it's one of the best Pokémon games on Nintendo Switch.
Score points to make your team win
Control one Pokémon on a team of five and see if you can defeat your opponents and score enough goals to win the round. There are 21 characters to choose from and each has a different role to play.
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