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Pokemon UNITE

TiMi Studios, Tencent, The Pokemon Company
Jul 21, 2021 - Nintendo Switch
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

68

Top Critic Average

41%

Critics Recommend

IGN
6 / 10
Metro GameCentral
6 / 10
Game Informer
8 / 10
GameSpot
7 / 10
Destructoid
7 / 10
Shacknews
7 / 10
IGN Italy
6 / 10
Wccftech
6 / 10
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UK: Pokémon UNITE is coming this summer!

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Pokemon UNITE Screenshots



Critic Reviews for Pokemon UNITE

Pokemon Unite is an entertaining casual MOBA constrained by its overcommitment to simplicity (and some questionable microtransactions).

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Metro GameCentral

GameCentral
6 / 10
Metro GameCentral

An addictive and accessible MOBA which takes advantage of the Pokémon license to great effect but is hampered by an abundance of free-to-play irritations.

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Recognizable Pokémon, distinct move sets, stylish animations, and easy-to-understand objectives make this a good introduction to the MOBA genre

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Pokemon Unite tries something new with the Pokemon brand and mostly succeeds, albeit with some overzealous microtransactions.

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I can’t stop playing Pokemon Unite and chain-queuing games because it’s so fun, but these issues are going to drive some people away and need to be addressed. It’s a shame a few of these problems exist with the monetization skeleton because they’re so easily fixable, and while targeting whales is a classic mobile strategy, I don’t think the general audience for Pokemon is going to stand for it long term.

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For long-time Pokemon fans, Pokemon Unite will be an enjoyable, if simple, adventure into the world of MOBAs. Even those who are intimately familiar with MOBAs may find Unite’s quick and approachable matches to be a nice palate cleanse. Unfortunately, at launch, it’s limited roster, simplicity, and hidden pay-to-win nature leaves it not being the very best.

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Pokémon Unite is a fun and carefree MOBA, at least until you realize how much time you have to spend accumulating resources to upgrade your characters without spending money. The premises are good, despite the fact that it is a game that risks very little: it will be the long-term strategies that will determine the goodness of the project and, of course, its success.

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Pokémon Unite is a genuinely fun and charming game, with quick and accessible combat with enough tactical element to keep it interesting, while not overwhelming newcomers to the genre. However, it is predatory in all the worst ways, copying the worst tactics of pay-to-win free-to-play games, such as five currencies, loot boxes, buyable (with real-money) boosts, and items that influence battle, and more. While the game can be fun, the predatory tactics leave a nasty taste in the mouth.

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OpenCritic Coverage

Pokémon Unite Release for Mobile On September 22nd

Pokémon Unite Release for Mobile On September 22nd

It has been announced that Pokémon Unite will release for mobile devices on September 22nd.

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Blissey is Coming to Pokémon Unite

Blissey is Coming to Pokémon Unite

It has been announced that Blissey will be coming to Pokémon Unite

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