Pokémon Unite will celebrate its one-year anniversary by adding six new playable Pokémon, including the icy Glaceon and the enormous Tyranitar.
A one-year launch anniversary celebration for Pokémon Unite will add six new playable Pokémon, a Boss Rush mode, log-in bonuses and more. The multiplayer online battle arena lets players take control of various pocket monsters for intense team-based combat. Pokémon Unite launched on Nintendo Switch on July 21, 2021, and developer TiMi Studio Group is celebrating the game’s first year.
While most Pokémon games let players battle and capture pocket monsters, Pokémon Unite lets players actually control these iconic creatures. The free-to-play MOBA brings two teams of five players to Aeos Island, a large map dotted with goals and wild Pokémon. Teams can earn points by defeating each other in combat, knocking out computer-controlled Pokémon or scoring at one of the goals scattered across the map. Each of Pokémon Unite’s playable creatures have their own unique set of skills, and TiMi Studio Group regularly adds new Pokémon. The last new addition to the Pokémon Unite roster was the Fire and Psychic-Type Pokémon Delphox, but soon six additional monsters will be introduced.
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To celebrate the one-year anniversary of Pokémon Unite’s launch, Nintendo of America (via Twitter) has announced the first part of a massive birthday update. Over the next three weeks Pokémon Unite will add three new Pokémon to its ever-growing roster of playable creatures, with three more presumably arriving in the weeks after. Eevee’s ice-type evolution Glaceon will arrive on July 21, the buff bug Buzzwole will arrive on August 3 and the massive Armor Pokémon Tyranitar will be released on August 15. The anniversary celebration will also add a new Boss Rush mode, letting players team up to take down powerful bosses for rewards. Log-in bonuses, an Icy Glaceon challenge and a new Battle Pass will also be part of the birthday event’s first phase.
Celebrate the 1-year anniversary of Pokémon UNITE on #NintendoSwitch!
Look forward to the below, beginning 7/21 & beyond:
•6 New Pokémon
•Battle Pass Season 9
•Boss Rush mode
•Icy Glaceon Challenge
•And More! pic.twitter.com/Ch4d65Bk8K
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) July 15, 2022
Features like the new Catch ‘Em Battles mode have kept Pokémon Unite fresh and engaging since its launch last year. The innovative game mode, added back in May, lets players collect any wild Pokémon that they defeat across Aeos Island. These pocket monsters can then be directly controlled by the player, opening up a huge variety of tactical options and greatly expanding Pokémon Unite’s roster of playable Pokémon. Full-fledged playable characters like Glaceon and Tyranitar still serve as more in-depth additions to the lineup, however.
TiMi Studio Group has managed to deliver a consistent stream of new Pokémon Unite content since it launched almost one year ago. To celebrate the game’s birthday, three exciting new Pokémon will be added over the next three weeks on top of a Boss Rush mode and other exciting rewards. This is only the first part of the game’s birthday festivities, with even more Pokémon Unite content presumably following later in August.
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Pokémon Unite is available on Nintendo Switch, iOS and Android.
Source: Pokémon Unite/Twitter
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