What you need to know
- Pokémon UNITE is a free-to-play MOBA where players team up to earn their victories.
- The developers are continuously balancing the game and adding new characters and events, including the upcoming winter-themed event.
- To celebrate the festive season, Dragonite is joining the Pokémon UNITE roster.
Pokémon UNITE continues to receive support, keeping fans of its quick gameplay style continuously engaged. After the teaser trailer for Tsareena released, the developers have now announced that the Dragon/Flying type Pokémon, Dragonite, is coming to the game's roster as well.
The holiday festivities are about to begin! Take a look at all the snow-filled fun we have in store for you in #PokemonUNITE: https://t.co/yzSg8BZCoW pic.twitter.com/5LtTetSbPeThe holiday festivities are about to begin! Take a look at all the snow-filled fun we have in store for you in #PokemonUNITE: https://t.co/yzSg8BZCoW pic.twitter.com/5LtTetSbPe— Pokémon UNITE (@PokemonUnite) December 8, 2021December 8, 2021
While Tsareena joins the fray on December 9, Dragonite's Unite license won't be coming along until December 20, 2021. Dragonite knows powerful moves like Dragon Breath, Outrage, and Draco Impact, making it a good melee all-rounder. New Holowear will also come alongside the winter holiday season, for characters like Dragonite, Mr. Mime, Pikachu, Crustle, and Snorlax. Trainers can look forward to new outfits as well, keeping in line with the festive spirit.
The game is set to undergo maintenance from 1:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. PT, presumably to put up all the holiday decorations around the area and get things going.
Attention, Trainers! #PokemonUNITE will be in maintenance on December 8 from 1:00PM to 11:00PM PT. During this time, the game will not be playable while we make adjustments.
We appreciate your patience and understanding! pic.twitter.com/nijeUvPCQxAttention, Trainers! #PokemonUNITE will be in maintenance on December 8 from 1:00PM to 11:00PM PT. During this time, the game will not be playable while we make adjustments.
We appreciate your patience and understanding! pic.twitter.com/nijeUvPCQx— Pokémon UNITE (@PokemonUnite) December 7, 2021December 7, 2021
Afterwards, however, players can expect to look forward to a new quick-battle map, new challenges starting December 15, and special log-in gifts starting on December 24 until the New Year. Get out there, don your most festive hat and win some games!
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.