The 25th anniversary of the Pokemon franchise will be celebrated in 2021, fans have been treated to a slew of new Pokemon content and game updates this year. There is plenty to look forward to for Pokemon fans this year, from the new Pokemon Snap developed by Bandai Namco Studios and published by Nintendo to the upcoming Pokemon music album and the highly anticipated Sinnoh remakes. Pokemon Unite, a Pokemon-themed multiplayer online battle arena, is also in the works for fans. Recently, a new trailer for Pokemon Unite was released, and the game’s release date was confirmed as some time in July.
For each Pokemon game, the franchise is known for creating new regions, with the most recent being the Lental region for Pokemon Snap, which was released in July. Due to the fact that the battles in this MOBA take place on the Aeos Islands, it appears that this will be the case in the future. Pokemon can gain strength and use enhanced abilities by harnessing the special energy found in this region, and it is also the source of the energy that is used to score goals in all of the game’s battles. Based on how Pokemon Unite makes use of its various maps, they could end up being the game’s standout feature in the Pokemon MOBA genre.
Four new Pokemon Unite maps were revealed in a series of tweets that were officially released by the company: Remoat Stadium, Mer Stadium, Auroma Park, and Shivre City, among others. Remoat Stadium is the standard map for Pokemon Unite, and it has been featured prominently in trailers and playtesting sessions. This stadium has enough space for two teams of five to compete against each other under standard game rules. It is currently unclear whether the other maps will feature rotating game modes or will be permanent fixtures in the game. Despite the fact that other MOBAs, such as League of Legends, are best known for their characters, they still typically have a variety of maps to keep gameplay interesting, and Pokemon Unite is following in that tradition.
Mer Stadium appears to be eerily similar to Remoat Stadium, and it is possible that the two stadiums are located on the same island, albeit in a different style. With two fewer goals scored per team, games are likely to go by more quickly. In Mer Stadium, teams of four players compete against one another. Despite the fact that Auroma Park has two goal zones, they are shared equally by both teams. With a starting roster of only 19 Pokemon, maps like Auroma Park will necessitate greater player cooperation when deciding on team compositions, as only teams of three will compete against each other on these maps. Additionally, this map has the unique feature of conveyor belts, which can be found in some Pokemon games but are not common in others.