Pokémon Unite producer: ‘Every piece of feedback has been valuable to us’

Yesterday – or today depending on your time zone – Pokémon Unite was launched on mobile platforms after being exclusive to the Nintendo Switch, and a producer on the game has thanked fans for the support so far.

A producer credited as “Hoshino” has penned a message to players on behalf of the developers working on the game.

“…there’s so much even we’ve learned about our game by listening to the conversations our players have been having. Every piece of feedback has been valuable to us, whether it was constructive criticism or complimentary. We’re proud to have created an experience that has resulted in so much enthusiasm,” Hoshino writes.

Prior to the release of the mobile ports for Android and iOS it was revealed that Pokémon Unite was downloaded more than nine million times on the Nintendo Switch.

While the game is free to download this is still an impressive achievement especially for a MOBA, a genre that is more associated with the PC.

On top of the mobile launch Hoshino also supplies a long list of additions which are now added to the game across all versions and platforms:

  • Full cross-platform play and account linking across mobile devices and Nintendo Switch. Link an account, and play with the same account across both platforms.
  • New in-game events in which you can get super item enhancers that can upgrade a held item to grade 30. We’ve also made it easier for all Trainers to get item enhancers.
  • New held items to introduce fresh strategies.
  • The introduction of Unite squads, allowing Trainers to team up with squadmates.
  • A second battle pass, which will feature all-new cosmetic items, including new Holowear with special visual effects.
  • The rollout of some limited Spectator Mode features.
  • Support for multiple new languages.

Interestingly a spectator mode has been widely requested for the Pokémon trading card game client which has just been announced to be replaced with a new service called Live.

The aforementioned second battle pass is called “Galactic Ghost 094” and seems to be centred around Gengar (the 94th Pokémon in the Pokédex) and Team Galactic.

We’re a bit in love with the space suit Gengar for a view reasons. Its pre-evolutions Gastly and Haunter also have the cosmetic and are basically floating ghosts in helmets. Probably the best thing about it is the animation for teleporting back to base in which Gengar hops onto a spaceship and flies there.


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