Can my phone play Pokémon Unite?
Best answer: In addition to releasing on Nintendo Switch, Pokémon Unite is available on compatible iOS and Android phones. iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch players will need iOS 10.0 or later. The specific requirements for Android have not been listed yet. However, similar games usually require Android 5.0 or later.
Pokémon Unite phone requirements
- iPhone Compatibility: iOS 10.0 or later
- iPad Compatibility: iOS 10.0 or later
- iPod touch Compatibility: iOS 10.0 or later
- Size: 810.5 MB
- Price: Free
Neither The Pokémon Company nor the Google Play store has officially revealed Android phone requirements as of yet, but simply state that compatibility and size "vary by device." However, if other mobile games are anything to go by, we expect you'll need Android 5.0 or later. We'll update when more is revealed.
Although the Pokémon Unite regional beta launch was limited to Android devices, Pokémon Unite supports cross-platform play. When the game is launched publicly, you should be able to play with friends regardless of what device everyone is using. It will be a free-to-play game, so expect in-app purchases.
This multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) was announced back in February 2020 by the same company behind Pokémon Go.
Unlike many other Pokémon games, Pokémon Unite focuses on teamwork as an important component. From catching and evolving wild Pokémon to defeating your opponents in 5-on-5 team battles, you work with your fellow Trainers to do everything in this game. As a team of five, you have a lot of strategy options for battle, including flanking the opposition or using decoys while other teammates sneak around to the opponent base and score more points.
The current Pokémon Unite roster is filled with favorite characters to choose from, and this list will likely grow as time goes on.
All in this together
Have fun battling with a team of five Pokémon, whether you're playing on your Nintendo Switch, iPhone, iPad, Android phone, or tablet. This is just the start for Pokémon Unite, so we're excited to see where it goes as time passes.
Score points as a Pokémon
Simply battling Pokémon isn't enough anymore in this MOBA game. You'll pair off in 5-v-5 teams while taking down opponents and working with allies to score points.
Rebecca Spear is the dedicated gaming editor for iMore who loves playing games on Switch and iOS. She is a Zelda nut through and through and can also talk for hours about her favorite Pokémon games. She’s written hundreds of guides and reviews over the last six years to the point that if you get stuck in a game somewhere, she can help you out. On any given day, you’ll find her following the latest tech, digitally drawing with her iPad Air and Apple Pencil, reading a good book, or - you guessed it - playing video games. Follow her on Twitter @rrspear (opens in new tab) to see her post about her corgi, foster kitties, art, and favorite video game characters.
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