Pokemon UNITE, the Pokemon themed MOBA announced last year is finally out now for Nintendo Switch, letting you play with friends around the world.
After its surprise release date reveal last week, the game is officially out on the Nintendo Switch, with a mobile version in the works as well.
While clearly following the MOBA formula, Pokemon Unite makes several changes to make the game more accessible to players. One of these is the removal of team creeps, as well as the iconic tower structure MOBAs are known for.
Instead, the game uses capture points more akin to games like Overwatch and TF2, where you’ll have to hold positions on the map if you want your team to win.
In a stroke of Pokemon-esque twist, you’ll also be growing your Pokemon, as they start from their basic stages and evolve as you level them up in the game, starting from humble forms like Charmander and evolving all the way up to Charizard, where they’ll be able to unlock powerful Unite Moves, the game’s version of ultimate abilities.
However, it should be noted that for hardcore fans of the Pokemon series, elemental bonuses don’t count in this game, similar to Pokken Tournament, so don’t expect type-matchups to matter and be surprised when they ultimately don’t.