The Nintendo Switch has plenty of Pokémon experiences available, with more coming up thanks to remakes in the form of Shining Pearl and Brilliant Diamond but a new experience is available thanks to Pokémon Unite. This 5-on-5 team-based experience with melee combat – making it feel completely different to the usual turn-based action the series is known for. Players have a variety of attacks to choose from, with unlimited, but slow longer-range attacks alongside right bumper and trigger-based larger attacks with limited uses.
There’s also a bit of a sports element to things with a team score building up based on how many enemies are taken out and how many of their points you grab via energy balls that escape when they’re defeated – adding a nice sense of competition to things beyond just taking enemies out. Pokémon Unite is free-to-play and will have a mobile version on iOS and Android devices in September. It’s a fun little game and a good way to get back into the series if you’ve wanted something a bit different from the norm.