Pokemon is taking the franchise in a new direction with a strategy MOBA experience called Pokemon Unite. With two Pokemon reveals back to back, the latest unveiling includes a League of Legends-esque experience, and the reactions to Pokemon Unite are hilariously divided.
From Raid Shadow Legends comparisons to excitement over something new, here are some of our favorite reactions to Pokemon Unite:
You may think you know Pokémon...but you’ve never seen a battle like this!— Pokémon (@Pokemon) June 24, 2020
Experience exciting 5-on-5 matches in #PokemonUNITE, a new strategic team battle game for Nintendo Switch and mobile devices!
Here’s your first look at some gameplay footage 👀 ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/mgJLjZYKC7
The Pokemon Company really knows how to win 'em over, huh?— The Sauce Locator (@SourceLocator) June 24, 2020
It's almost like telling people to get hyped for your presentation, only to reveal a mobile game that would've been a footnote last week, is actually BAD for your brand.#PokemonPresents #PokemonUnite pic.twitter.com/L4Rw8MR2nB
I'm not mad that #Pokemon Unite exists. I'm just annoyed that they teased us and made us wait a whole week for something so underwhelming. Would've been better if they added it to last weeks presentation. I kept my expectations extremely low and I was still disappointed. Thanks. pic.twitter.com/dRalrCyIPW— Lumiose Trainer Zac (@LumioseTrainer2) June 24, 2020
I just can't fathom how Pokemon had Unite and Snap 2 and said, "yes, Unite is the one that we wanna hype up with its own conference an extra week later. THIS is the one we wanna give special attention." pic.twitter.com/V3X7Lfvj5q— Red Bard (Kennedy) (@RedBardIsCool) June 24, 2020
But it wasn't all bad reactions, there were some that were hyped for the new reveal:
As a fan of League of Legends and DOTA2, ya'll can't kill my hype for this. Please remember that some fans *have* been waiting for a game like Pokémon Unite. pic.twitter.com/lcvxgYiHTI— PokéJungle on the Isle of Armor (@pokejungle) June 24, 2020
Unpopular Opinion...— aDrive #TeamShiny (@aDrive_tK) June 24, 2020
I'm actually excited to try #PokemonUnite and see what it's all about.
Ya’ll need to set expectations low in a post-Go world. We’ll get stuff like Snap occasionally, but they’re way more interested in free-to-play games with heavy microtransactions now. You’ll be disappointed more often than not if you’re expecting anything else.— a sick pikmin (@Bizcuthammer) June 24, 2020
And then there is me, who should never have an opinion ever, ever again:
I've never felt to close to my co-workers 🙏 pic.twitter.com/8z78B9fa4n— Liana Ruppert (@DirtyEffinHippy) June 24, 2020
For those that missed our earlier coverage, Pokemon Unite is a 5v5 strategy game that will have players joining forces in order to take out the enemy team. There are many games like this, but the two that jump out immediately are DOTA and League.
Related: Full Pokemon Unite Reveal
Pokemon Unite will be free-to-play with microtransactions that are normal for this type of game. Once players max out their characters, they can then unlock more battle moves to make them more powerful out on the battlefield.