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Why Pokémon UNITE Is Potentially the Best MOBA Game of 2021?

It has been two weeks since Pokémon UNITE was released on mobile for Android and iOS devices. The game was first launched on Nintendo Switch back in July, and has since received positive reviews from players around the world.

Co-developed by The Pokémon Company and Tencent Games, Pokémon UNITE is the first strategic team battle game on mobile from the Pokémon franchise, seeing Trainers battling out in a 5-vs-5 match with their Pokémon such as Pikachu and Charizard, for a MOBA-styled experience.

Within months of launch, the game has achieved 25 million global downloads on both Switch and mobile versions. According to SensorTower, Pokémon UNITE Mobile surpassed 15 million downloads within just 2 days of its release, making it the biggest launch for a MOBA game on mobile. It also became the #1 free game in 65 out of 73 countries, including Malaysia, after only 2 hours of its release.

We have spent some time on the game, and we believe it could be the best MOBA game of the year. Below are some of the reasons why.

Short But Intense Gameplay

What makes it interesting and challenging is that the fast-paced gameplay only lets players engage in a short 10-minute match every round. This means you’ll have to master the skills to score and win the game against the various Pokémon spread throughout the field along with members of the opposing team to collect Aeos energy.

MOBA Reimagined

In contrast to other MOBA games, Pokémon UNITE gives a fun and fantastic reimagined MOBA experience on mobile devices to new players and those who dislike the complexity of MOBA like MLBB or Dota. In the game, characters will just have two moves at a time, choosing from two options in each allocated slot. There will also be a passive ability, held items, and special Unite Move combine as characters progress the game in real-time, making it complex enough to feel engaging and yet accessible to new players.

Constant Game Updates

To add to the fun, you will get constant updates with new and unique Holowear that acts more than just a costume for the Pokémon, giving Pokémon unique abilities. Unlike other games, Pokémon UNITE on mobile is actually one where you can spend to impact the result of your gameplay as you can also purchase item enhancers from the Aeos Emporium with in-game currencies.

Even The Odds

As the play-to-win aspect is visible in the game and players who spend more might have a bigger advantage over experienced players due to the money spent on upgrades, all players can actually earn their own Aeos Coins and Aeos Tickets as they play the game and complete missions. That means you can upgrade or dress up your Pokémon just like any other player as long as you play the game, yay!

Cross-Platform Gaming

Since MOBA is all about playing and challenging different players while you level up your characters, Pokémon UNITE gives you a more expansive experience with players from around the world. On top of that, mobile players won’t be limited to play with other mobile players only, but they can also join the fun with Switch players.

What are you waiting for? Download Pokémon UNITE Mobile now from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store to get your hands on the most fun and intense MOBA with your favourite Pokémon!


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