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Pokemon will Finally Have Their Own MOBA Game for Nintendo Switch and Mobile

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The Internet is in shock recently after the Pokemon Company announced that they are releasing a new game called Pokemon UNITE. The game will be released for both Nintendo Switch and Smartphone platforms.

In Pokemon UNITE, players (or trainers) would get to experience exciting 5-on-5 matches with a new strategic team battle game. You can check more information as well as the gameplay trailer here.

It is Tencent’s TiMi Studios that are behind the development of the game, and no official launch date has been released. What we know so far is that the game will be free-to-start and will have mobile and Nintendo Switch crossplay support.

Aside from Pokemon UNITE, the Pokemon Company also announced a new Pokemon Snap game. The new DLC for the hit Nintendo Switch game Pokemon Sword and Shield has now been released and now playable.

The new Pokemon in the two expansions “The Isle of Armor” and “The Crown Tundra” for Pokemon Sword and Shield will include the Galarian forms of the first generation Pokemon: Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, and Slowbro. The two expansions will also include the Gigantamax forms of Venusaur and Blastoise. The new legendary Pokemon, Regieleki and Regidrago will debut in “The Crown Tundra” expansion. It was previously announced that the second expansion will also have Kubfu and its evolution Urshifu. “The Isle of Armor” is now available to play last June 17.

Only those who purchased the expansion pass of the game will be able to get access to this expansion.

You can watch the trailer here (or see below after the article):

The previous trailer revealed the Gigantamax forms and moves for the evolved starter Pokemon, which are the following: Gigantamax Rillaboon’s G-Max Drum Solo, Gigantamax Cinderace’s G-Max Fireball, and Gigantamax Inteleon’s Hydrosnipe. This expansion will also feature the Pokemon Kubfu, Urshifu (its evolved form) and its two fighter moves Single Strike Style and Rapid Strike Style.

Those who get the expansion pass will have access to new story content, Pokemon (which includes version exclusives as well the as the Legendaries), gyms, and the Gigantamax forms of existing Pokemon. For those who do not have the expansion passes need not to worry as free updates will also be launch which will give non-expansion pass users and opportunity to capture new Pokemon.

Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield were released worldwide on November 15. The two versions of the game will feature Pokemon from the Galar region, and players can choose one of the three basic starter Pokemon namely Gookey, Scorbunny, and Sobble. This is also the game where the Gigantamax forms are featured, in which Pikachu, Eevee, Meowth, Butterfree, Charizard, Alcremie, and Corviknight will be having their own, said forms in this game. Two legendary Pokemon will also be introduced.

Other features in the Pokemon Sword and Shield game include the Max Raid Battles, Dynamax, Gigantamax forms, the Battle Stadium, Poke Jobs, Pokemon Camp, and Surprise trades. This is the second Nintendo Switch game for the popular franchise. 

The game has also announced expansion sets as well as a cloud-based Pokemon storage service (Pokemon Home).

Even before the release of the two games, people have already shared their frustration and disappointment over some Pokemon that are missing from the game. Fans say that this is saddening as people expected so much from the game’s developer Game Freak thinking that it would be better than its first Nintendo Switch games of the franchise, Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokemon: Let’s GoEevee! which were based on the 1998 video game Pokemon Yellow: Special Pikachu Edition.

The first Nintendo Switch games Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu, and Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! was released in November 2018. The release of the games was a huge success as it had a record of more than 11.28 million combined sales as of September 2019. This huge number has made the games known as one of the best-selling games for the Nintendo Switch.

About Pokemon Sword and Shield (as Described by Nintendo)

Get ready for the next Pokémon adventure in the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield games.

A new generation of Pokémon is coming to the Nintendo Switch™ system. Begin your adventure as a Pokémon Trainer by choosing one of three new partner Pokémon: Grookey, Scorbunny, or Sobble. Then embark on a journey in the new Galar region, where you’ll challenge the troublemakers of Team Yell, while unraveling the mystery behind the Legendary Pokémon Zacian and Zamazenta! Explore the Wild Area, a vast expanse of land where the player can freely control the camera. Team up with three other players locally or online in the new multiplayer co-op Max Raid Battles in which players will face off against gigantic and super-strong Pokémon known as Dynamax Pokémon.

Certain Pokémon can even Gigantamax to gain a new look and a powerful set of G-Max moves. But there’s more to being a champion than honing your battle skills: you can pick your own clothes and get a new hairdo while visiting the stores in town, so you can be the trainer you want to be. Throughout your journey, you’ll encounter newly discovered Pokémon as well as familiar ones that will look a little different in their new Galarian forms! For another way to level up your Pokémon, assign them Poké Jobs to complete, and for fun, you can even play with your Pokémon in Pokémon Camp!

Source: Polygon

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