Pokémon UNITE

Pokémon UNITE (Japanese: Pokémon UNITE) is a free-to-start online only spin-off Pokémon game for the Nintendo Switch, iOS, iPadOS, and Android. It is developed by TiMi Studio Group, a subsidiary of Tencent Games. The game was released on July 21, 2021 on the Nintendo Switch[1] and it was released on September 22, 2021 for mobile devices.[2] It is playable in fifteen languages, with Japanese, English, Korean, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese having been available since launch, German, Spanish, French, and Italian added on September 22, 2021,[3] and Brazilian Portuguese, Hindi, Indonesian, Russian, Thai, and Turkish added on January 20, 2022.[4][5]

Pokémon UNITE
Pokémon UNITE
Pokémon UNITE logo.png
Logo of Pokémon UNITE
Basic info
Platform: Nintendo Switch, iOS, iPadOS, Android
Category: Multiplayer online battle arena, Real-time strategy
Players: 1‒10
Connectivity: N/A
Developer: TiMi Studio Group
Publisher: The Pokémon Company
Part of: Generation VIII - IX spin-off
Ratings
CERO: A
ESRB: E10+
ACB: PG
OFLC: N/A
PEGI: 7
GRAC: ALL
GSRR: 7+ (IARC)
Release dates
Japan: July 21, 2021 (Nintendo Switch)
September 22, 2021 (iOS, iPadOS, Android)
North America: July 21, 2021 (Nintendo Switch)
September 22, 2021 (iOS, iPadOS, Android)
Australia: July 21, 2021 (Nintendo Switch)
September 22, 2021 (iOS, iPadOS, Android)
Europe: July 21, 2021 (Nintendo Switch)
September 22, 2021 (iOS, iPadOS, Android)
South Korea: July 21, 2021 (Nintendo Switch)
September 22, 2021 (iOS, iPadOS, Android)
Mainland China: TBA
Hong Kong: July 21, 2021 (Nintendo Switch)
September 22, 2021 (iOS, iPadOS, Android)
Taiwan: January 20, 2022 (iOS, iPadOS, Android)
Websites
Japanese: Official website
English: Official website
Pokémon.com

It was announced during Pokémon Presents on June 24, 2020. A closed beta test occurred in mainland China beginning in January 2021, and a regional beta test on Android devices occurred in Canada in March 2021.[6] A network test was held for the Nintendo Switch version in Japan from June 24 to June 26, 2021.[7]

Pokémon UNITE was nominated for the Best Mobile Game in The Game Awards 2021.[8]

A closed beta test on Android devices for a new version of the game for release in mainland China occurred beginning in August 2023. This version has many differences from the version available internationally, such as various gameplay mechanic changes, different modes, and a hub world rather than a main menu. It is currently unknown if any of these differences will be applied to the international release at a later date.

Blurb

Experience a new kind of Pokémon battle in Pokémon UNITE. Team up and face off in 5-on-5 team battles to see who can score the most points within the allotted time. Work together with your fellow Trainers to catch wild Pokémon, level up and evolve your partner Pokémon, and defeat the opposing team’s Pokémon to prevent them from scoring points. Put your teamwork to the test, and take home the win!

Gameplay

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Players compete in Unite Battles, where two teams attempt to score points in the opposing team's goals while guarding their own. To score, players collect Aeos energy by defeating wild Pokémon or members of the enemy team, which they must then bring to an opposing goal. The team with the highest score after ten minutes wins; if there is a tie, the team that reached the tied score first wins.

There are also "objective" Pokémon, which have more health than other wild Pokémon and have multiple moves to use against players. Objective Pokémon appear at specific times in the match. The team that deals the last hit to an objective Pokémon gets a benefit based on the species. Typically, objective Pokémon are a focal point for team battles between multiple players.

Pokémon begin a match at level one in their least evolved form (discounting baby Pokémon) and gain experience gradually over time, a process which is sped up by defeating wild Pokémon. As Pokémon gain experience and level up, they learn new moves that they then have access to for the rest of the battle, and Pokémon with evolutions (besides Pikachu and Duraludon) evolve as well, much like in the core series. Initially, a Pokémon has two moves and the player chooses which one to keep; the move that they did not choose is then unlocked at Level 2 or 3. These moves are upgraded at proceeding levels with the player choosing one of two moves to replace the move with. When the Pokémon reaches Level 8 or 9, it unlocks its Unite Move, a separate, powerful attack that must charge over time.

When a player is in a goal zone of an opposing team, they may attempt to score. Scoring spends the Aeos energy the Pokémon is holding and adds those points to the team. Players must charge up before successfully scoring, with more time being required proportional to the amount of Aeos energy being used while being reduced if multiple Pokémon are scoring at the same goal zone simultaneously. A score attempt can be blocked if the Pokémon takes damage, cancelling the goal attempt. Scoring depletes the health of goal zones, and when the health of a score zone is empty, it is destroyed. The goal zone closest to a team's base cannot be destroyed in this manner, and exists throughout the game. Points earned through scoring are doubled during the last stretch of the game, which is known as the Final Stretch and starts when there are 2 minutes remaining in Standard Battles or 1 minute remaining in Quick Battles.

Each team has a base, where each member of the team starts a Unite Battle from and reappears at after being knocked out. One action that players can perform is Returning, also known as To Base. After a certain amount of time is spent standing in place, the Pokémon will be warped to its team's base. However, moving or taking damage will cancel the charge. On certain stages, To Base is not usable.

Participating in Unite Battles will earn the player Battle Points, Aeos coins, and (after reaching Trainer Level 6) Aeos energy. By spending coins, energy, and other currencies, the player can unlock Pokemon and customization options.

Plot

Pokémon UNITE takes place on Aeos Island, a mythical island said to be on the ocean’s unexplored frontier. The Unite Battle Committee (UBC) runs a series of Unite Battle tournaments, utilizing a mysterious new form of energy known as Aeos energy. These Unite Battles have passionate fans all over the world, and Trainers everywhere long to join in on the action. Before every Unite Battle, participating Pokémon are returned to Lv. 1 through the power of Aeos energy. Aeos energy can also be used in Unite Battles to level and re-evolve Pokémon.

The player is a rookie Trainer who’s come to Aeos Island to take part in these battles.[9] When they arrive, Professor Phorus gives them a presentation on Aeos Island and Unite Battles, then assigns Erbie to teach the player about Unite Battles proper. This leads to a couple of tutorial battles using a Pikachu on loan from the Aeos Research Institute. Erbie concludes the lessons with a gift of a Unite License, an item needed to bring certain specific species of Pokémon to Unite Battles. The player is allowed to roam free on Aeos Island to participate in more Unite Battles, though Erbie shadows them for a while to introduce additional features. Phorus chimes in as well, allowing the player to use their accumulated Aeos energy with a system the instutute created to generate random items.

Battle modes

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Casual Battle

Casual Battle is the default game mode and has two types of matches within its umbrella: Random Match and CPU Match. They are all 10 minute 5-on-5 matches that take place in either Remoat Stadium or Theia Sky Ruins. Players may play solo or form in groups of any size.

Random Matches will randomly match players of comparable skill into two teams. CPU Matches will randomly match one team of five against a team of CPUs. CPU Matches do not count towards the player's overall win rate.

Ranked Match

Ranked Matches are unlocked at Trainer level 6. Ranked mode can be entered with at least 5 Pokémon Unite licenses. They are 10 minute 5-on-5 matches that take place in Theia Sky Ruins (formerly Remoat Stadium prior to Theia Sky Ruins' addition). Players may play solo or form in groups of two, three, or five. Team members must be within similar ranks to each other. Players can only use Unite licenses that they own in this mode. (Trial licenses are not allowed to be used in Ranked Matches.)

Starting in Ranked Match Season 18, when players reach the Master rank, if all of the players matched have 1400 Master points or higher, Pokemon will be selected through a draft system in which both teams ban two Pokémon from usage in the match and then both teams take turns choosing Pokémon in a 1-2-2-2-2-1 format, where one team gets to choose the first Pokémon, then the teams alternate between choosing 2 Pokémon at a time, then the other team gets the last pick. Players may also choose to request to switch picking positions with an ally. All Pokémon can only be picked once, meaning that both teams may not have the same Pokémon.

Starting in Ranked Match season 19, draft pick now occurs at Master 1200, and EX Pokémon licenses are banned. This was changed once again in Ranked Match season 20, where draft pick was reverted to occurring at Master 1400, and only one EX Pokémon license was allowed per team.

Rank
           
Beginner Rank Great Rank Expert Rank Veteran Rank Ultra Rank Master Rank
                      0-99999
Class 1 - 5 Class 1 - 5 Class 1 - 5 Class 1 - 5 Class 1 - 5
                                                    Points (0-99999)
Ranked Frame
           
Ranked Season Rewards
  Aeos ticket ×2,000   Aeos ticket ×4,000   Aeos ticket ×6,000   Aeos ticket ×10,000   Aeos ticket ×15,000   Aeos ticket ×20,000

Quick Battle

Quick Battles are unlocked at level 4. They are shorter than Ranked or Casual Battles at 5 minutes with 4 vs 4 or 3 vs 3 matches and take place in either Mer Stadium, Shivre City, or Auroma Park. The Quick Battles' maps rotate daily, allowing players to only choose from one available Quick Battle map at a time. Each map has modified rules, but adheres to the basic concepts of defeating wild Pokémon to earn Aeos energy and scoring at a goal zone.

Boss Rush

Boss Rush is a limited-time event mode that is treated as a type of Quick Battle but plays very differently from the other Quick Battle maps. They are the same time length as regular Quick Battles at 5 minutes, however instead of facing other players, 5 players are pitted against 3 boss Pokémon from various other maps in the game. The first two are selected from a pool of 2 or 3 different possible bosses, while the last one is always the same boss. The boss Pokémon in question vary each time the event is brought back. The player Pokémon level up as each boss reaches a certain health threshold. The goal of Boss Rush is to defeat each boss before time runs out. There are also 4 difficulty options, each harder than the last. The easiest difficulty is the Casual difficulty, the following difficulties, Intermediate, Expert, and Extreme all make the bosses harder by increasing the boss Pokémon's health and making the boss Pokémon more aggressive.

Panic Parade

Panic Parade is a limited-time event mode that is treated as a type of Quick Battle but plays very differently from the other Quick Battle maps. Unlike any other mode in the game, there is no time limit at all, this is due to the fact that instead of facing other players, 5 players are tasked with defending Tinkaton from various waves of wild Pokémon. Tinkaton starts off as a Tinkatink and evolves as more waves are cleared alongside the players. If Tinkaton faints, the match ends. The number of waves depends on the difficulty chosen, with there being only 5 waves in the Casual difficulty, 10 waves in the Intermediate difficulty, 12 waves in the Expert difficulty, and 15 waves in the Extreme difficulty.

All waves have a predetermined set of Wild Pokémon that appear, though there are also certain playable Pokémon that appear as wild Pokémon, while some of these are also predetermined per wave, others are randomly determined, some of which when defeated, will replace the player's currently held battle item and can be summoned to assist the player by using their Unite Move. The player cannot choose their own battle item in this mode, as special battle items can instead be obtained by defeating Delibird that appear during most waves that do not count towards the wave's completion.

This mode also features a unique upgrade system known as the Aeos Shooter. During the event's duration, a special Event Point Shop is added to the menu in which the player can buy various upgrades that increase the power of the player's Pokémon, these include an Attack Boost, a Sp. Attack Boost, an Attack Speed Boost, a Critical-Hit Rate and Damage Boost, a Recovery Effect Boost, Move Cooldown Reduction, an HP Boost, and a Movement Speed Boost. These upgrades are bought using Event Points that are obtained through playing the mode, with more points being given out the more waves are cleared. Each upgrade has 5 levels that upgrade the stat further, however the price increases the higher the level, going from 50 points to 100 points, then 200, to 400, then finally 600 points.

Custom Battle

In Custom Battles, any stage can be chosen across Casual, Ranked, and Quick Battles. If a current event has a Quick Battle that is not a PVE Battle, that can be chosen as well. The player is given the option to either invite friends to join or add computer players to fill in spots for each team. Uniquely in this mode, teams can have any amount of players, up to a maximum of the normal number of players on a team for that stage. The player can even start a battle with no opponents, should they wish. The positions of each player can be swapped before starting the battle, including swapping teams entirely. The player can also set up to 5 players as admins, who do not participate in the battle, but instead spectate the battle. Once the battle starts, it is possible for players to leave the battle if they desire, being the only type of battle where this is possible. Custom Battles do not count towards progression for any missions, achievements, or events and are not counted towards the player's overall win rate. They also do not grant any rewards.

Tournament Mode

Separately from regular Custom Battles is a tournament mode, which can be accessed from the main menu, rather than the Lobby like the other modes. This mode functions the same as Custom Battles but with the added option to turn on Custom Rules. These rules include allowing all players access to all held items, all held items at max grade, all Unite licenses, and all items, as well as being able to choose the server used for connecting to other players. In this mode, only Theia Sky Ruins can be picked with either regular rules or draft pick rules.

Beginner bonuses

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New accounts receive bonuses for a time, such as additional Battle Points for completing matches and gifts for logging in for the first two weeks. At Trainer level three, players also unlock the Beginner Challenge, a set of missions that are only available for 30 days.

Login Bonuses

Reward
Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7
 
880 Aeos Coins
 
Alolan Ninetales Unite License*
 
Sylveon 3-Day Limited License
 
Azumarill 3-Day Limited License
 
Cinderace Unite License*
 
1000 Aeos Coins
 
Glaceon 3-Day Limited License
Day 8 Day 9 Day 10 Day 11 Day 12 Day 13 Day 14
 
Beach Style: Venusaur
 
700 Aeos Tickets
 
Dragonite 3-Day Limited License
 
700 Aeos Tickets
 
Gardevoir 3-Day Limited License
 
800 Aeos Tickets
 
Greninja Unite License*

Beginner Challenge

Day Challenge Challenge Reward Day Reward
Day 1 Complete the Tutorial
(Basics 1 and 2)
450 Aeos Tickets  
Machamp 3-Day Limited License
Complete the Advanced 1 tutorial 1000 Aeos Coins
Change your appearance 500 Aeos Coins
Participate in 2 standard battles 1000 Aeos Coins
Day 2 Complete the Advanced 2 tutorial 500 Aeos Coins  
Lapras 3-Day Limited License
Score a total of 30 points 500 Aeos Coins
Knock out Regieleki a total of 1 time 500 Aeos Coins
Knock out Rayquaza a total of 1 time 500 Aeos Coins
Day 3 Reach Trainer level 5 Scope Lens  
Delphox 3-Day Limited License
Participate in 1 standard battle 400 Aeos Coins
Link account 100 Aeos Coins
Knock out a total of 6 opponent Pokémon 800 Aeos Coins
Day 4 Participate in 1 battle with a Held Item Exp. Share  
Zacian 3-Day Limited License
Participate in 1 battle with a Battle Item
(Except Potion)
20 Item Enhancers
Score 30 or more points in a single battle 30 Item Enhancers
Make a total of 3 assists 40 Item Enhancers
Day 5 Participate in 1 ranked match Shell Bell  
Tyranitar 3-Day Limited License
Score a total of 150 points 20 Item Enhancers
Obtain one Fashion Item 30 Item Enhancers
Score a single goal worth 15 or more points in a battle 40 Item Enhancers
Day 6 Reach Trainer level 8 Assault Vest  
Mewtwo X 3-Day Limited License
Participate in 1 battle as: Attacker 20 Item Enhancers
Participate in 1 ranked match 30 Item Enhancers
Defeat Regice, Registeel, or Regirock a total of 1 time 40 Item Enhancers
Day 7 Block one goal 30 Item Enhancers  
Garchomp Unite License
Reach Great rank
(Rank level)
30 Item Enhancers
Complete all beginner challenges up through day 6 50 Item Enhancers
Participate in 1 ranked match 50 Item Enhancers

Stages

Main article: Unite Battle → Stages

Unite Battles take place in various places on Aeos Island due to the Aeos energy that is found there. The Aeos Research Institute studies Aeos energy and is headed by Professor Phorus with help from her research partner, Erbie, who organizes the battles.

Image Stage Details
  Remoat Stadium Duration: 10 Minutes
Players: 5 VS 5
Five goals per team
Used in Standard Battle*
  Auroma Park Duration: 5 Minutes
Players: 3 VS 3
Two shared goal zones
Used in Quick Battle
  Shivre City Duration: 5 Minutes
Players: 4 VS 4
One goal zone each
Used in Quick Battle
  Mer Stadium Duration: 5 Minutes
Players: 4 VS 4
Three goal zones per team
Used in Quick Battle
  Theia Sky Ruins Duration: 10 Minutes
Players: 5 VS 5
Five goals per team
Used in Standard Battle and Ranked Battle
Event Stages
Image Stage Details Map available
  Halloween in Mer Stadium Duration: 5 Minutes
Players: 4 VS 4
Three goal zones per team
All players are given a special Pumpkin Toss battle item
Used in Quick Battle
October 20, 2021 - November 7, 2021
October 27, 2022 - November 17, 2022
October 19, 2023 - November 12, 2023
  Remoat Stadium
(Snow and Ice)
Duration: 10 Minutes
Players: 5 VS 5
Five goals per team
Used in Standard Battle
December 9, 2021 - January 16, 2022
December 1, 2022 - January 2023
  Snowball Battle in Shivre City Duration: 5 Minutes
Players: 4 VS 4
One goal zone each
Being defeated turns the player into a snowman
Used in Quick Battle
December 15, 2021 - January 16, 2022
December 1, 2022 - December 26, 2022
December 7, 2023 - December 28, 2023
  Full-Fury Battle in Mer Stadium Duration: 5 Minutes
Players: 4 VS 4
Three goal zones per team
Move cooldowns are heavily reduced
Used in Quick Battle
Every two weeks on weekends from Saturday to Monday (February 24, 2022 - April 11, 2022)
December 30, 2022 - January 2, 2023
January 13, 2023 - January 16, 2023
January 27, 2023 - January 30, 2023
September 16, 2023 - September 18, 2023
September 23, 2023 - September 25, 2023
September 30, 2023 - October 2, 2023
October 7, 2023 - October 9, 2023
October 14, 2023 - October 16, 2023
  Catch 'Em in Mer Stadium Duration: 5 Minutes
Players: 4 VS 4
Three goal zones per team
Can catch certain wild Pokémon to temporarily play as them
Used in Quick Battle
May 30, 2022 - June 27, 2022*
  Boss Rush in Auroma Park Duration: 5 Minutes
Players: 5 VS 3 Boss
(Araquanid, Avalugg, Drednaw, Zapdos, Articuno, Regigigas)*
(Araquanid, Avalugg, Drednaw, Regirock, Regice, Registeel, Zacian)*
July 21, 2022 - July 24, 2022
July 31, 2022 - August 7, 2022
August 14, 2022 - August 21, 2022
February 26, 2023 - March 5, 2023
March 12, 2023 - March 19, 2023
March 26, 2023 - April 2, 2023
  Pika Party in Mer Stadium Duration: 5 Minutes
Players: 4 VS 4
Three goal zones per team
Can only play as Pikachu
Used in Quick Battle
August 4, 2022 - September 1, 2022
June 23, 2023 - July 21, 2023
  Legacy Trainer Showdown in Theia Sky Ruins Duration: 10 Minutes
Players: 5 VS Leon, Korrina, Cynthia, Raihan, and Green
Opponents always use Charizard, Lucario, Garchomp, Duraludon, and Blastoise respectively
Five goal zones per team
Used in Regular Battle
September 9, 2022 - October 6, 2022 (Leon leading)
April 20, 2023 - May 21, 2023 (Cynthia leading)
Solo Challenge (CPU Match only):
December 7, 2023 - January 15, 2024 (Cynthia leading)
January 16, 2024 - February 26, 2024 (Leon leading)
February 27, 2024 - April 17, 2024 (Cynthia leading)
  Eevee Appeal-o-rama in Shivre City Duration: 5 Minutes
Players: 4 VS 4
One goal zone each
Can only play as Eeveelutions
Used in Quick Battle
May 25, 2023 - June 23, 2023
  Panic Parade in Shivre City Duration: No Time Limit
(Match ends when either Tinkaton faints or all waves are cleared)
Players:
5 and Tinkaton VS 5 Waves of Wild Pokémon (Casual)
5 and Tinkaton VS 10 Waves of Wild Pokémon (Intermediate)
5 and Tinkaton VS 12 Waves of Wild Pokémon (Expert)
5 and Tinkaton VS 15 Waves of Wild Pokémon (Extreme)
July 21, 2023 - July 31, 2023
August 4, 2023 - August 6, 2023
August 11, 2023 - August 13, 2023
August 18, 2023 - August 20, 2023
December 12, 2023 - February 24, 2024
February 27, 2024 - March 23, 2024
Full-Burst Battle! Dragon Dustup in Mer Stadium Duration: 5 Minutes
Players: 4 VS 4
Three goal zones per team
Can only play as Dragon-type Pokémon
Move cooldowns are heavily reduced
Used in Quick Battle
May 16, 2024 - June 13, 2024

Pokémon

Main article: List of Pokémon in Pokémon UNITE

There are currently 64 playable Pokémon. To play as a certain Pokémon, players need to obtain the license for that Pokémon. Each week, three licenses are made available as trial Unite licenses. (If the player is a UNITE Club member, two more trial licenses are available.) Additionally, for the first weekend of every month, known as Unite Weekend in-game, players are given trial Unite licenses for every Pokémon. Players can use Pokémon with trial Unite licenses in all modes except for Ranked Battle. When starting a match, players start as the base evolutionary stage of the Pokemon selected, and can level up and evolve as the match progresses.

As of the version 1.13.1.2 update, certain licenses are labelled as EX Licenses, this label is reserved for Legendary Pokémon that have mechanics allowing them to use up Aeos energy to make themselves stronger in battle, at the cost of limiting their scoring capabilities. EX licenses may be restricted from use in ranked matches, however the restrictions vary depending on the ranked season.

The playable Pokémon are split into five different roles (sometimes referred to as Battle Types):

  • Attacker: Pokémon that deal high amounts of ranged damage, but have low endurance
  • All-Rounder: Pokémon that have balanced amounts of offense and endurance and tend to have high sustainability
  • Defender: Pokémon that have high endurance and excel at protecting allies and goals and disrupting opponents
  • Supporter: Pokémon that support their team by healing allies and/or inflicting status effects on allies or opponents
  • Speedster: Pokémon that deal high amounts of burst damage and have high mobility, but have low endurance


Holowear

Main article: Holowear

Pokémon may change their appearance by wearing Holowear, a type of holographic clothing made from Aeos energy that is created and sold by Zirco. Holowear can be earned through certain events or purchased through Zirco Trader for Aeos Gems or Holowear tickets. The most prominent of these events is the Battle Pass. Some Holowear changes the visual effects of certain game actions, such as using moves, scoring goals, knocking out Pokémon, and returning to base. Most Holowear only affects fully evolved Pokémon, though some rarer Holowear similarly changes how a Pokémon's pre-evolved forms appear.

Wild Pokémon

Main article: List of Pokémon in Pokémon UNITE → Wild Pokémon

Defeating wild Pokémon is the primary way of collecting Aeos energy. They will generally attack Trainers' Pokémon that come near or attack them and chase after them a limited distance. As the Unite Battle progresses, some will despawn while other, more powerful Pokémon will spawn. Some may also evolve during the Final Stretch of a match.

Special wild Pokémon will give the Pokémon that knocked them out buffs. These buffs include reducing the cooldown time of moves, increased damage against wild Pokémon with low HP, and decreasing the movement speed of enemies hit by the buffed Pokémon. These Pokémon are more durable than normal wild Pokémon, and have one or more moves they can use to defend themselves. The range of the move is indicated by a red shape on the ground as the move is being charged. Even stronger wild Pokémon are "objective" Pokémon. When defeated, they provide a benefit to the team that dealt the last hit in some manner. Some of them will assist the Pokémon that knocked them out by lowering the opposing team's goal's defenses, while others provide Shields to all members of the team or boost the stats of all members of the team. (However, effects that apply to all team members exclude members that are currently knocked out.)

Different wild Pokémon inhabit each of the game's stages. Some event stages have species of wild Pokémon that do not appear on that stage normally or are exclusive to the event.

Items

Main article: List of items in Pokémon UNITE

In Pokémon UNITE, a Pokémon can have up to three held items equipped. Held items enhance a Pokémon's base stats and each have their own passive effect that is applied to the Pokémon. Battle items are used by the Trainer to assist their Pokémon in battle.[10] Each Trainer only picks one Battle item to use for the entire battle. Battle items can be used during a match to cause an effect to happen that affects either the player's Pokémon or opposing Pokémon, however once they are used they have a cooldown period before they can be used again.

Certain event battles override the Battle item slot, tying unique items or abilities to that input. (Catch 'Em Battle is a permanently available instance of this feature being used, replacing using the battle item with swapping for a captured Pokémon.) In some cases, this means that a normal Battle item cannot be selected for the battle at all.

Trainer

When starting the game, players are given the option to choose either a male or female trainer to represent themselves. Afterwards, a Unite Snapshot is created for them, which acts as a profile image for the player that may be viewed by other players. These can be customized by using stickers, changing the trainer's position, expression, or pose, or changing the background or frame of the Unite Snapshot. Players can customize their trainer as well to wear different outfits of the following categories: Bags, Bottoms, Gloves, Hats, Innerwear, Outerwear, Jackets, Sets, Shirts, Shoes, Socks.

Players may also obtain Battle Points for the Pokémon they were playing as, with the player being able to obtain three different Battle Ribbons for each Pokémon when reaching certain Battle Point milestones, a green ribbon for 30,000 points, a blue ribbon for 85,000, and a gold ribbon for 165,000. The total amount of Battle Points from each Pokémon put together are referred to as Trainer points, which will increase the player's Trainer level when reaching certain amounts of Trainer points, with the maximum Trainer level being level 50. The rewards received for reaching different Trainer levels are shown in the table below.

Level

Level Exp Required Rewards
2 100 Slowbro
3 250 Aeos coins × 950
4 450 Potion
5 700 Venusaur
6 950 Unlocked Ranked Mode
7 1,400 X Attack
8 2,050 X Speed
9 2,900 Item Enhancer × 50
10 3,950 Fluffy Tail
11 5,200 Eject Button
12 6,650 Item Enhancer × 50
13 8,300 Slow Smoke
14 10,150 Full Heal
15 12,200 Item Enhancer × 50
16 14,400 Goal Getter
17 16,750 Aeos tickets × 300
18 19,250 Item Enhancer × 80
19 21,900 Item Enhancer × 80
20 24,700 Aeos tickets × 300
21 28,050 Item Enhancer × 80
22 31,950 Item Enhancer × 80
23 36,400 Aeos tickets × 300
24 41,400 Item Enhancer × 80
25 46,950 Aeos coins × 950
26 52,550 Aeos tickets × 300
27 58,200 Item Enhancer × 80
28 63,900 Aeos coins × 950
29 69,650 Aeos tickets × 300
30 75,450 Item Enhancer × 100
31 81,350 Aeos coins × 950
32 87,350 Aeos tickets × 300
33 93,450 Item Enhancer × 100
34 99,650 Aeos coins × 950
35 105,950 Aeos tickets × 300
36 112,300 Item Enhancer × 100
37 118,700 Aeos coins × 950
38 125,150 Aeos tickets × 300
39 131,650 Item Enhancer × 100
40 138,600 Item Enhancer × 100
41 147,600 Item Enhancer × 100
42 158,100 Item Enhancer × 100
43 170,100 Item Enhancer × 100
44 183,600 Item Enhancer × 100
45 198,600 Item Enhancer × 100
46 215,100 Item Enhancer × 100
47 233,100 Item Enhancer × 100
48 252,600 Item Enhancer × 100
49 273,600 Item Enhancer × 100
50 296,100 Item Enhancer × 100

Badges

After finishing a match, players will receive Badges according to the following conditions:

Image Badge name How to get
  Assist Player had the most assists in the match.
  Best Score Player scored the most goals in the match.
  Healed Player healed the most damage in the match.
  Injured Player received the most damage in the match.
  KO Player inflicted the most KOs in the match.
  Goal Interrupt Player interrupted the most goals in the match.
  Silver All-Rounder Player earned MVP score of 70+ in the match as All-Rounder.
  Silver Attack Player earned MVP score of 70+ in the match as Attacker.
  Silver Defense Player earned MVP score of 70+ in the match as Defender.
  Silver Speedster Player earned MVP score of 70+ in the match as Speedster.
  Silver Supporter Player earned MVP score of 70+ in the match as Supporter.
  Gold All-Rounder Player earned MVP score of 80+ in the match as All-Rounder.
  Gold Attack Player earned MVP score of 80+ in the match as Attacker.
  Gold Defense Player earned MVP score of 80+ in the match as Defender.
  Gold Speedster Player earned MVP score of 80+ in the match as Speedster.
  Gold Supporter Player earned MVP score of 80+ in the match as Supporter.

Battle Pass

Main article: Battle Pass (UNITE)

Energy Rewards

Available starting at Level 6, players can accumulate 1,400 Energy per week. This energy is obtained by playing matches and can be used to get items listed below when the energy tank is filled, which happens when 100 Aeos energy is collected. More energy can be obtained past the weekly limit by using Extra-Energy Tanks which can be obtained as event rewards and bought from the Aeos Emporium for Aeos gems. One energy reward is given for free every day. Only 30 energy rewards can be received per day. If the energy reward is a clothing item that the player already owns, then the duplicate is converted into Fashion Tickets, the same applies with Holowear and Holowear Tickets.

Rewards Drop rate
  Item Enhancer x 10 19.2%
  Aeos Coins x 320 7%
  Aeos Tickets x 200 4.5%
Windbreaker (Gray) 3%
Windbreaker (Orange) 3%
Star Hoodie (Pink) 3%
Short Socks (Black) 3%
High-Top Sneakers (Red) 3%
Varsity Jacket (Green) 3%
Three-Quarter-Sleeve Shirt (White) 2.5%
Straw Hat (Off-White) 2.5%
Leather Lace-Ups (Black) 2.5%
Sandals (Green) 2.5%
Striped Knee-High Socks (Gray) 2.5%
Bulbasaur Set Shoes* 2.4%
Hoodie (Gray) 2.2%
Denim Jacket (Splash) 2.2%
Gradient Board Shorts (Blue) 2.2%
Eldegoss Set Headwear* 2%
Eldegoss Set Socks* 2%
Eldegoss Set Shoes* 2%
Pit Crew Set Headwear* 2%
Pit Crew Set Gloves* 2%
Pit Crew Set Shoes* 2%
Denim Pants (Blue) 2%
Bulbasaur Set Headwear* 2%
Eldegoss Set Bottoms* 1.8%
Pit Crew Set Innerwear* 1.8%
Pit Crew Set Bottoms* 1.8%
Firefighter Set Gloves 1.8%
Blissey Set Socks 1.8%
Blissey Set Shoes 1.8%
Sailor Set Socks 1.7%
  Holowear Ticket x 10 1.5%
  Fashion Ticket x 20 1.5%
Talonflame Set Headwear 1.5%
Firefighter Set Headwear 1.5%
Blissey Set Headwear 1.5%
Stakeout Set Headwear 1.5%
Sylveon Set Shoes* 1.4%
Sylveon Set Headwear* 1.3%
Sailor Set Shoes 1%
Sailor Set Headwear 1%
Sailor Set Top and Bottom 1%
Eldegoss Set Innerwear* 1%
Sylveon Set Back Item* 1%
Sylveon Set Socks* 1%
Bulbasaur Set Back Item* 1%
Talonflame Set Innerwear 1%
Talonflame Set Bottoms 1%
Firefighter Set Back Item 1%
Firefighter Set Innerwear 1%
Firefighter Set Bottoms 1%
Blissey Set Innerwear 1%
Blissey Set Bottoms 1%
Blissey Set Back Item 1%
Stakeout Set Top and Bottom 1%
Crustle Shrine Style* 1%
Snorlax Berry Style 0.8%
Garchomp Stakeout Style 0.8%
Sylveon Set Tops and Bottoms* 0.5%
Bulbasaur Set Tops and Bottoms* 0.5%
Talonflame Pilot Style 0.5%

Boost Emblems

Main article: Boost Emblem (UNITE)

The First Anniversary update of Pokémon UNITE introduced Boost Emblems as a new type of Energy Reward. They can increase and decrease the stats of Pokémon and add other bonus effects. Up to ten emblems can be equipped for a particular loadout of emblems, with there being three slots for custom loadouts. More slots for loadouts can be bought using Aeos Coins or Aeos Gems. Each emblem features a different Pokémon and has one or two colors associated with it, usually correlating with the typing of the Pokémon on the emblem. Matching together multiple emblems of the same color gives bonus effects, with each color giving a different effect and the effect being greater the more emblems match that color. Currently, there is a boost emblem for every Pokémon from Generation I and II, as well as Zacian, the Sprigatito evolution family, and Miraidon. Duplicates of the same emblem can be obtained and used for the same loadout, but in such cases will only contribute once to any color bonus.

Each emblem has three grades: Bronze, Silver, and Gold. The higher the grade of the emblem, the stronger the stat changes of the emblem are. An emblem can be upgraded to a higher grade by merging three duplicate emblems of the same grade using Aeos Coins: three bronze emblems can be upgraded to one silver emblem (with 100% certainty), and three silver emblems can be upgraded to one gold emblem (with a probability of 40% per attempt). Specific Pokémon also feature Platinum emblems with the same effect as a corresponding gold emblem; these can only be obtained from events, and cannot be upgraded to.

Rewards Drop rate
Bronze Boost Emblem 88%
Silver Boost Emblem 10%
Gold Boost Emblem 2%

Prize Machine

The Prize Machine is a menu which serves as an alternative way of obtaining Holowear, Boost Emblems, Unite Snapshot features and clothing. Every day, six prizes are made available. Players can throw Unite Balls at one of the items on display, which fills the prize gauge for that item by a varying amount. By filling the prize gauge of an item, the item is obtained. However, different items can have larger or smaller prize gauges, depending on their type. A single Unite Ball has a 66% chance to add 1 unit to the prize gauge, a 30% chance to add 2 units to the prize gauge, a 3.3% chance to add 3 units, a 0.6% chance to add 5 units, and a 0.1% chance to add 10 units. Players can hold a maximum of 2 Unite Balls in this mode. After being used, the Unite Ball goes on cooldown for 12 hours, during which it cannot be used. Aeos gems can be spent to skip the cooldown, and the cost of doing so gets shorter as the remaining cooldown time decreases. When the day rolls over and a new set of prizes are displayed, all prize gauges are reset.

Some events provide additional Unite Balls for the Prize Machine. Sometimes, these additional Unite Balls have alternate names, such as Holiday Balls or Anniversary Balls.

Achievements

Main article: Achievement (UNITE)

Achievements were added to the game in the version 1.4.1.7 update. They are separated into two categories, Trainer Achievements and Pokémon Achievements. Trainer Achievements involve the player doing some sort of action in-game either in battles or in the menus a certain number of times, being split into 4 further categories: Battle, Strategy, Social, and Challenge. Pokémon Achievements involve the player doing a certain action with a specific Pokémon a certain number of times, with there being an achievement for every playable Pokémon. Each individual achievement is split into 3 achievement ranks: Bronze, Silver, and Gold. As the player completes each achievement, the player is tasked with doing the action a larger number of times to complete the next achievement level. The rewards change for each level, with Bronze achievements giving Aeos Tickets, Silver achievements giving Aeos Coins, and Gold achievements' rewards depending on whether the achievement is a Trainer Achievement or a Pokémon Achievement. Gold Trainer achievements typically give a new Unite Snapshot customization option, such as a background or sticker, while Gold Pokémon achievements give Holowear tickets.

Events

Main article: List of events (UNITE)

Currencies

Main article: Currency (UNITE)

There are three main types of currency:   Aeos coins,   Aeos tickets, and   Aeos gems.

  •   Aeos coins can buy Unite licenses, battle items, and held items. They are also used to merge boost emblems. They are obtained through battles, though are restricted to 2,100 per week (not counting obtaining them from events). They can also be obtained through events.
  •   Aeos tickets can buy fashion items, battle and held items, and other items such as boost cards and item enhancers. They are obtained as ranked match season rewards, or through events.
  •   Aeos gems can buy licenses, fashion items, boost and rename cards, energy tanks, and Holowear. Aeos gems are a premium currency that can be purchased with real money.

Offline Mode

Pokémon UNITE has an offline mode, where the game can be played without it's online server based multiplayer elemenents. This mode is a normal battle on Remoat Stadium, with the following modifications

  • All characters are unlocked
  • Only Holowear that has been obtained is usable, ignoring active rentals
  • Other participants are Aeos Trainers, and none of them will use Holowear
  • The battle can be paused, in place of Quick Chat, which is unavailable, The pause menu allows the player to end the battle immediately
  • The battle uses the pop up text windows seen in Tutorial (Basics 2) and some post tutorial battles for certain game elements and effects.
  • Upon conclusion, there is no screen where the player's team members are displayed and no rewards are collected. Instead, it loops directly from the results screen to another battle in offline mode.
  • The player can back out of Offline Mode from the character select screen, reloading the game.

Public Test Server

On June 30, 2022, a public test server was released for Pokémon UNITE in the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, and India.[11] This test server is used to gather data and feedback for new playable Pokémon, balance changes, stages, and other new features, which are added to the server before they are added to the main game. Every playable Pokémon to be added to the game since Glaceon has been added to this server prior to their proper inclusion with the exceptions of Mew and Zacian, the latter of which was not included due to being a Legendary Pokémon. Due to complaints from players about the state of Zacian's balance when it first released, all future Pokémon to be added will first release on the public test server regardless of whether they are a Legendary Pokémon.[12] On occasion, Pokémon added to the public test server may only available for a limited period of time, with the server remaining in maintenance until the next Pokémon is added once the testing period is over, however once the next Pokémon is added, the previous Pokémon still remains in the test server.

Whenever the public test server is updated with new content, a questionnaire is added as well that can be filled out to give feedback on the content added in the update. Filling out this questionnaire will reward the player with a gift code that allows the player to obtain 500 Aeos Tickets and Aeos Coins in the main game.

Staff

Main article: Staff of Pokémon UNITE

Version history

Main article: Pokémon UNITE/Version history

For a full history of all content released in Pokémon UNITE, please see Pokémon UNITE/Version history.

Compatibility

Pokémon UNITE supports cross-platform play.

The beta test (March 2021) was played on:

The full release of the game can be played on the following mobile devices:

Trailers

Teaser

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Cinematic trailer

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Release

Date Locations
July 21, 2021 Nintendo eShop: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States
September 22, 2021 Mobile version: All locations listed above, Belarus, Brunei, Ecuador, Egypt, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Macau, Malaysia, Morocco, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela
January 20, 2022 Mobile version: Taiwan

Gallery

Icons

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese Pokémon UNITE(寶可夢大集結)
Mandarin Pokémon UNITE(寶可夢大集結)
宝可梦大集结
  French Pokémon UNITE
  German Pokémon UNITE
  Hindi Pokémon UNITE
  Indonesian Pokémon UNITE
  Italian Pokémon UNITE
  Korean Pokémon UNITE
  Brazilian Portuguese Pokémon UNITE
  Russian Pokémon UNITE
  Spanish Pokémon UNITE
  Thai Pokémon UNITE
  Turkish Pokémon UNITE

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