The Pokémon Company International and TiMi Studio Group announced today that Pokémon’s first strategic team battle game, Pokémon UNITE, will release in July 2021 on Nintendo Switch systems and in September 2021 on mobile devices. Pokémon UNITE will be free to start, with optional in-game purchases available.
Cross-platform play between Nintendo Switch and mobile devices is planned, which will allow players on both platforms to battle together. Additionally, players may use their Pokémon Trainer Club account or Nintendo Account on both Nintendo Switch and mobile to easily keep their progress synced between devices.
In Unite Battles, players form teams of five and compete against each other to see who can score the most points before time runs out. Players also experience a mysterious new form of energy known as Aeos energy. Aeos energy can be used in Unite Battles to evolve Pokémon.