When Pokémon Red and Blue was released in the late 1990s, players were faced with the tough decision of choosing their first in-game creature. Squirtle, a water type, was one of three options alongside Charmander and Bulbasaur. The final evolution of the Pokémon shaped like a turtle is Blastoise and is finally available in Pokémon Unite, the MOBA free-to-play (free but with microtransactions) developed by TiMi Studios.
Blastoise in Pokémon Unite, better builds; attacks, items and stats
The arrival of Blastoise had already been finalized a week ago, when the official account of Pokémon Unite confirmed that the mythical Pokémon, which was not present at the launch, would make an appearance as of September 1st. Now, in another tweet, the account has limited itself to reporting that Blastoise is already in the game. The screenshot that accompanies the ad shows the animal dressed in a hat, shirt and elegant jacket.
Already on Switch, soon on mobile
Pokémon Unite first debuted on Nintendo Switch, but is also in development for iOS and Android mobile devices. Users who prefer this latest version will have to wait a little longer, since its launch is scheduled for next September 22. From The Pokémon Company and TiMi Studios they encourage users to pre-register, for which they have offered a series of incentives linked to the number of people who sign up. After reaching one million pre-registered players, the first reward, 1,000 Aeos tickets, was released.
With 2.5 million, the developer will give away the Pikachu Unite License. And what will happen if the number reaches 5 million? Basically, they will get the Holowear from Pikachu Matsuri.
This new game is part of a special year, since the saga celebrates 25 years since its premiere. The next planned titles are the remakes of Perla and Diamante, as well as the expected Pokémon Legends Arceus, which will go on sale on January 28.
Source | Pokémon Unite (Twitter)