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Pokémon Unite comes to Nintendo Switch July 21

It will come to mobile devices later in the fall 

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The free-to-play MOBA Pokémon Unite is coming to Nintendo Switch on July 21, The Pokémon Company announced Thursday.

Pokémon Unite is the first MOBA-style Pokémon game, where players face off against each other in five-on-five team battles. It’s sort of like League of Legends, but with adorable Pokémon. It is being made in collaboration with Tencent Games.

The game is scheduled to launch on Android and iOS sometime in September. Pokémon Unite will have cross-platform play between the Switch and mobile versions. Users will be able to sync progress across platforms as well.

A trailer published Thursday shows off a customizable character creator for your trainer, and teases gameplay from popular characters like Pikachu and Lucario. In the game, you won’t just be able to dress up your trainer, but will also buy cute and silly outfits for your Pokémon. We can see Pikachu wearing an oversized hoodie with a baseball cap in one clip.

The Pokémon Company is throwing in a little bonus for early adopters. If you download the game by Aug. 31, you’ll receive a license for the thunderclap Pokémon, Zeraora from Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, that will allow you to use the fighter in battle.

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