Pokémon Unite was a surprise to most people, including us. The team battle game will launch teams of five players against each other in what is, basically, a Pokémon MOBA. The game will be released on both Nintendo Switch and mobile devices, so people are wondering if it will support crossplay.
The game launched in July 2021 on Nintendo Switch, coming to mobile devices in September. Pokémon Unite supports crossplay and players on Switch and iOS / Android can play with each other. Teams can be made up of people on a mix of devices, they won't just match teams of players on one device against another.
In addition to cross-platform play, Pokemon Unite also offers cross-progression, where players can play on multiple devices on a single account and all of their items and unlocks will be there for them. The one thing that won't travel between platforms are gems, a form of premium currency in the game.
Pokemon Unite is developed by TiMi and will feature a range of Pokémon. You will fight on a Moba-style map, competing to try and score points against each other. There will be AI Pokemon for you to fight and achieve enemy goals to score points. You can also level up, get new skills, and even evolve. There will be a variety of different builds you can create for each Pokémon.
Pokémon will also be able to access special Combined Moves, powerful abilities that can truly swing a battle in your favor. The game focuses a lot on teamwork and team play.
It will launch as a "free" game, giving you access to a small amount of content to play with others and see if you like the game.