Pokémon UNITE is a strategic team battle game developed jointly by The Pokémon Company and Tencent Games’ TiMi Studios. Pokémon UNITE is a free-to-start, cross-platform game available on Nintendo Switch and mobile devices.
In this game, players face off against each other in 5-on-5 team battles. During battles, you will cooperate with teammates to defeat wild Pokémon, level up and evolve your own Pokémon, and knock out opponents’ Pokémon while trying to earn more points than the opposing team within the allotted time. Pokémon UNITE introduces a new kind of Pokémon battle—one that requires teamwork and strategy. It is simple and yet full of intricacies waiting to be unpacked.
Unite Battles on Aeos Island
Aeos Island is unique in that it emanates Aeos energy, making Pokémon feel and appear more energized—to the point that they look as if they’ve evolved in battle. In Pokémon UNITE, you start each match as either an evolved Pokémon or a pre-evolved form of your selected Pokémon. For example, Pikachu will always start each match as Pikachu, but Decidueye will always start each match as Rowlet. You can defeat wild Pokémon and knock out opposing players to earn experience, level up, and eventually evolve to increase your strength over the course of battle.
During battle, you’ll also collect Aeos energy by defeating wild Pokémon and knocking out players on the opposing team. You can deposit this energy into opposing goal zones to score points for your team. The team with the most points at the end of a match wins! Working with your teammates to defeat powerful Legendary Pokémon—as well as the opposing team—is key to scoring points and winning battles in Pokémon UNITE.
Customize Held Items and Battle Items to Match Your Play Style
No matter what type of Pokémon you like to play as, there are plenty of held items and battle items—plus a new, empowering variety of item called “boost emblems”—that can help you make your mark on Aeos Island. You can choose one battle item, three held items, and a set of boost emblems before the start of each match. Using these items will help get the most out of your Pokémon and supplement your ideal play style.
There are also five battle roles in Pokémon UNITE: All-Rounder, Attacker, Defender, Speedster, and Supporter. You’ll want to consider your Pokémon’s role when selecting its held items, battle item, and boost emblems. For example, Decidueye is a Ranged Attacker that does physical damage, so the held items Razor Claw, Float Stone, and Attack Weight are all strong choices. On the other hand, a bulky Defender like Snorlax might benefit from the held items Buddy Barrier, Aeos Cookie, and Focus Band. If you feel like trying something new, you always have the option to change your setup before each match!
Battle in Style with Trainer Fashion Items and Holowear
There’s more than one way to express your style in Pokémon UNITE! As you participate in more battles on Aeos Island, you’ll earn in-game rewards that can unlock fashion items for your Trainer and Holowear for your Pokémon. You can also unlock these items and Holowear with Aeos gems, which can be purchased with real-world money. Event-exclusive fashion items and Holowear can also be obtained by completing seasonal battle passes that can be obtained with Aeos gems. Whether you want to dress your Trainer in formal attire or have your Crustle appear with a shrine upon its back, there are plenty of options for self-expression in Pokémon UNITE.
Climb the Ladder
Pokémon UNITE is fun and easy to jump into, but that doesn’t mean you can’t improve your skills and become the very best. Compete in ranked battles either by yourself or with friends, and climb the ranks from Beginner to Master. At the end of any given in-game season, you’ll earn rewards based on your final rank, including rewards from each rank below yours. You don’t need to be a professional to enjoy ranked battles, but if you’re seeking a higher level of competition, look no further than the 2023 Pokémon UNITE Championship Series.
Visit the Pokémon UNITE official site for more details!
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