What you need to know
- Pokémon UNITE is a MOBA featuring two teams of five working to complete the objectives.
- The developers have announced a new update coming on Wednesday, with a new character and some balancing features.
- The update goes live on August 18 at 12:00 a.m. PT, 3:00 a.m. ET.
Attention, Trainers! #PokemonUNITE will be receiving an update on Wednesday, 8/18 at 12AM PDT! This update includes balance changes in addition to other minor adjustments.
See here for full update details: https://t.co/M15DJfkRD0 pic.twitter.com/KxZvRN6yg0Attention, Trainers! #PokemonUNITE will be receiving an update on Wednesday, 8/18 at 12AM PDT! This update includes balance changes in addition to other minor adjustments.
See here for full update details: https://t.co/M15DJfkRD0 pic.twitter.com/KxZvRN6yg0— Pokémon UNITE (@PokemonUnite) August 17, 2021August 17, 2021
The update, which includes the new support character Blissey, will feature some bug, text and shop fixes. The update will also make some changes to already existing stats and moves to rebalance the game and prevent any one Pokémon from being too powerful. Server maintenance will start on August 18 at midnight PT, or 3:00 a.m. ET, after which the update will go live. In order to apply the update to your game, make sure you restart the app if you previously had it in suspended mode. Players can visit the official website for the full list of changed moves and stats for different Pokémon and items.
The developers are consistently working to make the game more enjoyable to play, even adding a spectator mode in their last update. It continues to be one of the best online multiplayer games on the Nintendo Switch, and may just be the game of the year for some fans.
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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.
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.
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