Pokemon Unite - Is The MOBA Coming to PC? Will it Be Free-to-Play?

By Sam Woods

July 15, 2021

Pokemon Unite was revealed back in July last year during a Pokemon Presents Presentation.

The game is set to enter one of gaming’s most popular genres, the MOBA, and looks set to take on titles including League of Legends and Heroes of the Storm.

After a period of relative silence, other than an ongoing beta test, The Pokemon Company shared a handful of details on June 17.

However, while it answered some questions, others were a little more unclear, including “is Pokemon Unite free” and “is the game coming to PC?” Here are your answers!

Pokémon UNITE is coming this summer!

Pokémon UNITE is coming this summer!

What Details Were Revealed on July 15?

Today, The Pokemon Company revealed a brand new trailer for Pokemon Unite.

This trailer revealed a handful of new details including the release date on the Nintendo Switch and a special bonus for players.

It has now been confirmed that Pokemon Unite will be hitting the Nintendo Switch on July 21, 2021, before arriving on mobile devices a couple of months later in September.

It’s also been revealed that anybody who logs into the game before August 31 will receive a “Unite license for Zeraora”.

You can check out the full list of confirmed Pokemon right here.

Is Pokemon Unite free?

So, yes, Pokemon Unite will be completely free-to-play on both the Nintendo Switch and on Mobile, however, that doesn’t mean that players can’t spend any money.

What Elements of Pokemon Unite will Cost?

It’s already been revealed that there will be a range of different costumes that players can purchase to make their Pokemon look super-snazzy. Who doesn’t want a showman Mr. Mime

There is also certainly going to be new Pokemon added to the game at a later date, therefore, there is always the possibility that players will in fact be charged for them.

This doesn’t seem impossible as Pokemon Unite is being developed by TiMi Studios, a subsidiary of Tencent, who is known for having microtransactions in their games.

Is the game coming to PC?

The Pokemon Company has confirmed that the game is only coming to the Nintendo Switch and Mobile Devices.

This was always likely to be the case as it has very, very rarely released its titles on PC and although MOBAs are generally better suited to PC, it’s hard to imagine this popping up there.

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Sam is the Managing Editor at DualShockers. He's been playing video games for as long as he can remember and you can regularly find him on his Nintendo Switch. When he's not playing games, he'll no doubt be suffering watching his beloved Ipswich Town.

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