Get to know the new upcoming characters for Pokemon Unite (Pokemon MOBA)! Learn the release dates of upcoming pokemon, next pokemon release, future pokemon, & wishlist Pokemon.

Upcoming & New Pokemon

Azumarill Surfs Into Battle Today! New!

It looks like an Easter Bunny has just hopped into Unite’s Battle Arena in time for the Spring Season! Get ready to wet your enemies because Azumarill is here to splash you with its watery moves. Beat the heat and get its Unite License available now in Zirco Trading and check out our guide to start learning how to master the art of waterbending with Azumarill’s moves!

Which Pokemon Might Be Added

List Of Pokemon By Generation

So far, a total of 26 Pokemon have been officially released, with 10 of them hailing from Generation 1 and the other 16 from following generations. It’s possible that more Pokemon from other generations will be added to balance things out!

What Gen Will The Next Pokemon Be From?

What Generation do you think the next Pokemon to be added will be from? Answer the poll below to let us know!

List Of Pokemon By Roles

There are a total of 5 roles in Pokemon Unite: Attacker, Defender, All-Rounder, Speedster, & Supporter. Currently there are 7 Attackers and 5 Defenders, with the remaining 3 roles having 4 Pokemon each. We feel this means there’s a higher likelihood the next Pokemon to be added will be either an All-Rounder, Speedster, or Supporter!

What Pokemon do you want to appear in the game the most and why? Let us know ⬇in the comments section below!

Wishlist & Pokemon We’d Like To See

The Pokemon below are a few possible candidates that are from generations 2 or 5 and also could potentially be added as a Supporter, Speedster, or All-Rounder!

Tyranitar – All-Rounder

Tyranitar Details
First Appearance Generation II
100 134 110 95 100 61

A classic and fan favorite, there are doubtless tons of people who want to see this Pokemon show up in Unite! Tyranitar is a perfect candidate for an All-Rounder, having great attack, but also very beefy defensive stats. Perhaps we could see it summon a Sandstorm in its immediate vicinity? No doubt its signature move Crunch would also make an appearance.

Feraligatr – All-Rounder

Feraligatr Details
First Appearance Generation II
85 105 110 79 83 78

Perhaps a somewhat niche pick, Feraligatr is close to the hearts of many players of Gold and Silver (as well as the remakes), being one of the coolest water type starters. We’d love to see this gator Slash and Thrash around Unite’s battlefield!

Crobat – Speedster

Crobat Details
First Appearance Generation II
85 90 80 70 80 130

With a base 130 speed in the mainline games,…


A new generation of Pokemon games is on the horizon. Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are launching for Nintendo Switch this holiday season, and they’ll take players to a brand-new, open-world region brimming with new and familiar Pokemon to catch.

Although we’ve only gotten a brief glimpse at the games since their announcement, here are all the brand-new Pokemon that have been revealed so far.

New Pokemon


The grass-type starter in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, Sprigatito.

The Pokemon Company

  • Category: Grass Cat
  • Type: Grass
  • Ability: Overgrow

Sprigatito is Pokemon Scarlet and Violet’s grass-type starter Pokemon. The grass kitten is described as “capricious” and “attention-seeking.”


Scarlet and Violet’s fire-type starter Pokemon, Fuecoco.

The Pokemon Company

  • Category: Fire Croc
  • Type: Fire
  • Ability: Blaze

Fuecoco is Pokemon Scarlet and Violet’s fire-type starter. The pepper-shaped crocodile is said to be “laid back” and “does things at its own pace.”


Quaxly is Pokemon Scarlet and Violet’s water-type starter.

The Pokemon Company

  • Category: Duckling
  • Type: Water
  • Ability: Torrent

Quaxly is the final starter Pokemon in Scarlet and Violet. The water-type duckling is described as “earnest and tidy.”

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are launching for Nintendo Switch in late 2022. You can read more about the games and watch their reveal trailer in our Pokemon Presents recap.


After being announced in 2020, last year, Pokémon Unite launched worldwide on Nintendo consoles and mobile devices. Is the MOBA free on the Switch?

After years of anticipation, Pokémon Unite made its debut on the Nintendo Switch in July 2021, leaving many to wonder if it’s free to play there. Developed by TiMi Studio Group, the Pokémon multiplayer features a battle arena mode that pits two teams of five players against each other in online competitive matches. The game’s vibrant Pokémon roster and accessible MOBA gameplay made it a massive hit with fans of the Game Freak franchise.

Initially launching first on the Nintendo Switch, Pokémon Unite was later released on mobile platforms such as iOS and Android. After multiple updates and seasons, the team-based multiplayer now has over 32 playable Pokémon. From Charizard and Snorlax to Mythical Pokémon such as Hoopa, the Nintendo MOBA is packed with a variety of exciting Pokémon to battle with.


Related: Pokémon Unite Adds Azumarill As A New Melee All-Rounder

Nintendo Switch owners looking to jump into the MOBA for the first time may be wondering if Pokémon Unite is free on the hybrid-handheld console. While players will need to purchase Pokémon licenses to access the game’s entire roster, Pokémon Unite is completely free. According to Nintendo, players can download the MOBA on their Nintendo Switch from the Nintendo eShop at no additional cost.

Does Pokémon Unite Require A Nintendo Switch Online Subscription?

Although Nintendo’s online features were free for decades, the Japanese studio made the move to a paid-subscription model in 2018. Games such as Minecraft and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe now require a Nintendo Switch Online Subscription for players to access their multiplayer modes. So while Pokémon Unite is free to download, it’s understandable why there would be some confusion as to whether the online-only multiplayer would require a subscription to play it.

Even though many multiplayer-based games need the premium Nintendo service to go online, Pokémon Unite does not need a Nintendo Switch Online subscription to play it. The team-based title is not only completely free to download, but it’s also free-to-play as well. However, the Nintendo MOBA does offer players a variety of optional microtransactions such as Pokémon cosmetic skins and Held Items which boost the stats of Pokémon in battle. Luckily, TiMi Studio has also made it so Pokémon Unite players can technically unlock everything for free with in-game currency earned by playing in matches and participating in seasonal events.

Nintendo Switch owners interested in downloading the Pokémon MOBA can do so by simply booting up the Nintendo eShop tab from the home menu. After…


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More than any other Pokemon game before it, inventory management is incredibly important in Legends: Arceus. Here’s how to unlock new satchel slots.

Thanks to the heavy emphasis placed on crafting in Pokemon Legends: Arceus, players will find themselves collecting considerably more items than they otherwise would in a more traditional Pokemon game. Unfortunately, however, the Survey Corps satchel that is entrusted to them by Captain Cyllene at the beginning of their journey has limited capacity, which can cause some pretty big headaches a little further down the road.

RELATED: Pokemon Legends: Arceus – How to Break Rocks and Crystals

Luckily, Pokemon Legends: Arceus players are able to store items in special chests as well as in their satchel, which can make life a little easier. Better still, when crafting at a non-portable workbench, they’ll be able to use stored items without having to move them over to their satchel first. These chests aren’t all that useful while out in the field though, which can lead to players having to leave behind valuable items if their satchel ever becomes full.

How to Increase Inventory Space in Pokemon Legends: Arceus

To get around these issues, players can add extra slots to their Survey Corps satchel, though not before reaching the seventh main story mission, The Frenzy of the Lord of the Woods. After speaking with Cylenne at the start of the mission, they’ll run into a Survey Corps recruit named Bagin just outside the Captain’s office, and he’ll offer to teach players how to carry more items. For a price, of course.

If players pay Bagin ₽100, he’ll give them some advice on inventory management which, in turn, will add one additional slot to their Survey Corps satchel. Players can do this multiple times, though the price for each new slot increases each time they do. At first, the price only goes up in increments of ₽100, but this eventually increases to hundreds of thousands of Poke Dollars, with the final slot costing a cool one million.

In total, players can unlock an additional 37 inventory slots using this method, though doing so will set them back a total of ₽4,199,500. With this in mind, most players will…


Today is Pokemon’s 26th birthday, and The Pokemon Company celebrated by sharing a Pokemon Presents that revealed, among other things, that the open world Pokemon Scarlet and Violet will be headed to the Nintendo Switch in 2022.

Pokemon Day 2022 also unveiled new updates for Pokemon Legends: Arceus, Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, and many more. To help ensure you don’t miss a thing, we’ve gathered all the biggest announcements below.

Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet Announced for Late 2022

Generation 9 will officially begin later this year when Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet arrive on Nintendo Switch in 2022. This open world game “where various towns with no borders blend seamlessly into the wilderness” will be an “evolutionary” step for the Pokemon franchise.

We were also introduced to the new starter Pokemon, and they are wonderful. When Trainers begin their journey, they will choose between the Grass Cat Sprigatito, the Fire Croc Fuecoco, or the Water Duckling Quaxly.

Pokemon Legends: Arceus Daybreak Update Arrives Later Today

Pokemon Legends: Arceus’ Daybreak update (Ver. 1.1.0) will arrive later today and will have Trainers “investigating mysterious mass outbreaks of Pokemon that are popping up all over the HIsui region.” They will also be able to battle “powerful opponents – like Legendary Pokemon and Wardens – adding yet more options to the Pokemon battle experience.”

Players will also be able to receive 30 Ultra Balls, Gigaton Balls, and Jet Balls by entering the password ARCEUSADVENTURE in the Mystery Gifts menu before March 31, 2022.

Furthermore, there will be an online animated series set in Pokemon Legends: Arceus’ Hisui region that will launch later in 2022 with an original story.

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Trainers Will Be Able to Add Shaymin to Their Party

By using an item called Oak’s Letter received as a Mystery Gift, Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl players will be able to catch the Mythical Pokemon Shaymin by talking to Professor Oak on Route 224.

Pokemon GO to Add Pokemon From the Alolan Region on March 1

Pokemon that call Pokemon Sun and Moon’s Alola region home will begin appearing in Pokemon GO on March 1. Until then, Alolan Form Exeggutor will be available to catch.

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Screenshots

Pokemon Masters EX Celebrates 2.5 Years With Free Gifts

In celebration of Pokemon Day and it being 2.5 years since Pokemon Masters EX was released, players can earn 3,000 gems and scout 10 sync pairs each day for 10 days for free. Trainers May, Skyla, and Raihan will also become available in special outfits.

Pokemon Cafe ReMix Adds Bonuses for Pokemon Day 2022

In celebration of Pokemon Day 2022, Pokemon Cafe Remix players will be able to enjoy a log-in bonus of a celebratory outfit for Bulbasaur, a “four-day period of an increased chance of Shiny Piplup appearing,” and that chance to try out the game’s new Delivery feature 11 times for free.

Pokemon Unite Players Can Try Out Mythical Pokemon Hoopa and Earn Its License

The Mythical Pokemon…


Update 01/24/2022: Well, that didn’t take long. The Pokémon Company has removed almost all videos of a Pokémon hunting FPS that went viral last week.

Spotted by Nintendo Life, The Pokémon Company has removed videos of the fan project from YouTube and Twitter by way of copyright strikes (although videos on Reddit are still available right now). At time of writing, developer Dragon has not publicly commented on the situation, but it’s not a hugely surprising turn of events.

Nintendo and The Pokémon Company have both historically sought to shut down fan projects based on their properties, even if they’re non-commercial. In this case, the game wasn’t even publicly available to download, but it seems videos were enough for the lawyers to get involved.

In case you needed to check – though you almost certainly didn’t – an FPS where you hunt Pokémon is just as disturbing in reality as it is a concept.

At the best of times, scrolling through Twitter can be a rollercoaster experience, and the platform certainly has its fair share of ‘things I wish I hadn’t had the displeasure of seeing’. While game developer and Twitter user Dragon has certainly accomplished something unique by making a Pokémon First Person Shooter, it does run the risk of being entered into the aforementioned category.

You can see development footage below, if you’re morbidly curious:

During the trailer for Dragon’s Pokémon-based FPS, a controllable player character can be seen roaming far and wide to claim numerous pocket monster trophies. The game appears to include a wide array of different Pokémon – seemingly all from the original 151 – that you can track down and fill with lead, as well as multiple different weapons to carry out the deed.

To give credit where it’s due, each of the Pokémon in the trailer seems to come with their own signature style of attacks, and boss fights against legendary monsters seem to further vary the action. Across the clip, the hunter fights off a Zapdos, whose electric tornadoes and lightning-style bombing runs definitely provide more of a challenge, while Mewtwo’s psychic blasts are also a sight to see.

However, as is often the case in the wild there are few beasts that stand much of a chance against someone armed to the teeth with projectile weaponry. There’s just something haunting about watching a Pikachu take a shotgun shell square between the eyes before rolling limply to its death.

If you’re made of stronger stuff than us, you can check out a full devlog explaining how Dragon made the project in Unreal Engine on YouTube. Dragon makes clear that the game won’t be sold, but that doesn’t necessarily mean Nintendo won’t take notice of the project – we’ll wait and aee on that one.

While we commend Dragon on the…


More cards have been revealed from Battle Legion! The special set will release in Japan on February 25th.

As we previously reported, the set will feature new Character Rares and Character Super Rares!

This will be the first set to feature the new Pokemon from Hisui, such as Kleavor and Wyrdeer.

It’s currently unknown when we will get the above Character Rares in English. But since Pokemon is continuing to release them, we may see around 30 of them in every English set from now on.

For example, we already know February’s Brilliant Stars will feature half of the Character Rares from VMAX Climax — around 30. Pokemon probably reserved the other 30 for May’s Astral Radiance. It already looks like there will be too many Character Rares in Battle Legion to fold into Astral Radiance, so they will probably be saved for our August set.

And of course Pokemon could always mix around the release order of individual cards for marketing purposes, such as releasing Kleavor in Astral Radiance to promote Hisui. We’ll see! But it’s obvious Pokemon will want to spread out these Character Rares in every set to encourage sales.

Battle Legion will also debut a new reverse holo style featuring glittery Poke Balls, as we previously reported.

About a dozen other cards from the set were also revealed. Thanks goes to Toine L. and JustInBasil for the translations!

Scyther – Grass – HP80
Basic Pokemon

[C][C] Quick Attack 30+ damage. Flip a coin. If heads, this attack does 30 more damage.

Weakness: Fire (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 1

Combee – Grass – HP50
Basic Pokemon

[G] Honey Step: Search your deck for an Item card, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then, shuffle your deck.

[C][C] Bug Bite: 20 damage.

Weakness: Fire (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 1

Vespiquen – Grass – HP120
Stage 1 – Evolves from Combee

[G] Honey Rush: 60x damage. You may reveal any number of “Honey” Item cards from your hand. This attack does 60 damage for each card revealed this way.

[G][C][C] Pierce: 90 damage.

Weakness: Fire (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 1

Virizion V – Grass – HP200
Basic Pokemon

Ability: Grassland Wind
Your Pokemon with [G] Energy attached can’t be affected by Special Conditions. Heal any Special Condition from those Pokemon.

[G][G][C] Emerald Blade: 200 damage. This Pokemon can’t attack during your next turn.

When your Pokemon V is Knocked Out, your opponent takes 2 Prize cards.

Weakness: Fire (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 1


Only three brand new Pokémon have been revealed so far for Pokémon Scarlet & Violet – Sprigatito, Fuecoco, and Quaxly, the starter Pokémon.

The Pokémon Company officially announced Pokémon Scarlet and Violet on Pokémon Day in 2022, revealing the game’s starter Pokémon in the process: Sprigatito, Fuecoco, and Quaxly. Very little has been revealed about the games and only Pokémon Scarlet and Violet‘s three starter Pokémon have been announced. The designs of these Pokémon have already received a positive reception from the fanbase and many are eagerly awaiting the chance to take them out into the world on a new Pokémon journey.

While The Pokémon Company might not have revealed a lot of official information about Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, there are some details that fans have been able to work out for themselves. All of the information about the game suggests that its region is based on Spain, making it the third Pokémon region based on a European country. There seems to be some connection to fruit in the game, as there are hints that the scarlet name refers to oranges and the violet to grapes.


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The trailer for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet did reveal in-game footage, but it only showed Pokémon that had been introduced in previous games, like Pikachu. As it stands, only the artwork for the starter Pokémon has been revealed. But the official Pokémon website has been more forthcoming with information about them.

Sprigatito Is The Grass-Type Cat Starter In Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

Sprigatito is the Grass-type starter in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. It’s a green cat-like Pokémon, with leaf patterns running throughout its fur. Its official designation is Grass Cat Pokémon, its height is 1’4, its weight is 9 lbs, and its Ability is Overgrow. The Overgrow Ability increases the Pokémon’s Attack or Special Attack by 50% when using a Grass-type move.

The official description of Sprigatito is “The capricious, attention-seeking Grass Cat Pokémon“. The Sprigatito name is a combination of sprig (a twig from a bush or tree), and the Spanish word for kitten. This isn’t the first time that a cat has been used as the basis for a starter Pokémon, as Litten in Sun and Moon was the Fire-type starter of its generation.

Fuecoco Is The Fire-Type Crocodile Starter In Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

Fuecoco is the Fire-type starter in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. It’s a red crocodile with yellow squares on its body, two yellow tufts of hair, two black toes, and white fans. Its official designation is the Fire Croc Pokémon, its height is 1’4, it weighs 21.6 lbs, and its Ability is Blaze. The Blaze Ability increases the Pokémon’s Attack or Special Attack by 50% when using a Fire-type move.