In one of the franchise’s more bizarre spin-offs, Pokémon Unite turns the franchise into a League of Legends-inspired MOBA, with a roster of 20 Pokémon at launch to master.
Developed by TiMi Studios, Pokémon Unite sees two teams of five battle it out over multiple control points across a map – while players can also rack up points by defeating wild Pokémon roaming the field. While the franchise is known for its accessibility, that doesn’t mean Pokémon Unite glosses over intricate mechanics, possessing a wealth of depth in evolutions, character builds, and moves to get to grips with.
The 20 available characters (including Zeraora who is available to players who login before 31 August) are split between five character classes: Attacker, Speedster, All-Rounder, Defender, and Supporter. To master Pokémon Unite, teams will have to pick a roster with complimentary play-styles and abilities, as you would in any MOBA.