Pokémon Unite, the free-to-start online MOBA from TiMi Studios, launched with a fairly slim roster of controllable Pokémon, especially considering the near 900 total available monsters.
While some fan favourites like Charizard, Pikachu, and Gengar all made it in, there are some questionable picks like lesser-known Pokémon Crustle or Cramorant. Luckily they’re all viable in certain ways, so you’re not ever likely to pick a complete dud. Stick to our guides however to make sure you pick the right Pokémon for your playstyle.
The good news is, there are already more Pokémon in the pipeline, with a steady stream of new pocket monsters promised alongside each new season. As announced on the Pokémon Unite Twitter, and already seen in the beta, Blastoise is coming at some point to the roster. The huge water cannon tortoise will be a defender. Meanwhile, psychic/grass type Gardevoir has already been released in one of the game’s first major updates, serving as an attacker.
During the Pokémon Presents stream on August 18, we learned that Mamoswine and Sylveon will soon arrive in Pokémon Unite. Unfortunately, we don’t know the exact release dates just yet.
Beauty & brawn! Dashing and devastating! Majestic and… massive?
— Pokémon UNITE (@PokemonUnite) August 18, 2021
We’re not sure who’s next, but Blastoise should eventually make its way over. Considering the bottomless well of worthy candidates and the success of Pokémon Unite so far, it’s likely there will be a long list of additions as the game grows over the coming years.
Blastoise, Gardevoir, and other Pokémon also can’t wait to join you on Aeos Island!
— Pokémon UNITE (@PokemonUnite) June 17, 2021
If you’re playing Pokémon Unite make sure you prepare for battle with our many different guides, including a Pokémon Unite tier list and build guides for each Pokémon including fan favourites Pokémon Unite’s Charizard, Pokémon Unite’s Pikachu, and Pokémon Unite’s Garchomp. We’ll be updating our guides with each additional Pokémon, so keep coming back to Pocket Tactics to stay ahead of the game.