Pokémon Unite brings online team battles to mobile next month

Pokémon Unite brings online team battles to mobile next month

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Pokémon Unite
Preorder today to get "special rewards."
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Pokémon Unite, the newest mobile release from The Pokémon Company, will make its App Store debut next month. You can preorder the team-based battling game now ahead of its official debut on iPhone and iPad.

Nintendo also confirmed this week that the Pokémon Home app will pick up support for its next-generation Pokémon games — Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl, and Pokémon Legends: Arceus — early next year.

Pokémon Unite is a free-to-play battle game developed by TiMi Studio Group. It first landed on Nintendo Switch back in July, giving Pokémon fans the opportunity to take part in online multiplayer battles.

Each battle sees two teams of five Pokémon fighting it out against wild Pokémon and each other to collect control points. The points can be “scored” in different areas of the arena, and the team with the highest score wins.

The game has proven popular among Switch players, and now the mobile release that The Pokémon Company promised is finally close to landing.

Pokémon Unite hits the App Store next month

Pokémon Unite for iPhone and iPad will hit the App Store on September 22. It will also be available on Android on the same day. If you preorder the game now, you’ll receive “special rewards” when it makes its debut.

Players on Android and iOS will be able to compete against those on Nintendo Switch, thanks to cross-play support. And TiMi has confirmed it will bring additional Pokémon and other new content to the game later.

A big update is also coming to the Pokémon Home app, which lets fans transfer and trade the creatures they’ve caught, in early 2022. It will add support for all three next-generation Pokémon games on the way to Switch.

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are scheduled to arrive on Nintendo’s hit portable console in November, while Pokémon Legends: Arceus will follow in January 2022.