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Pokemon Unite devs explain why there’s no release date yet

Published: 13/Jul/2020 1:05 Updated: 13/Jul/2020 3:22

by Brent Koepp


During a July 12 interview, the team behind Pokemon Unite opened up about the MOBA-inspired title’s release date. The devs explained why they haven’t decided on a window for its launch yet.

In June, the Pokemon Company surprised fans with the announcement of 5v5 team battle MOBA Unite during a special Presents event. The new free-to-start title will be released on mobile devices and the Nintendo Switch.


During the presentation, the game was left without a proper release date. The announcement only stated “now in development.” In a July interview, the team behind the project explained why there is no current release window.

Pokemon Unite devs open up about release date

In an interview with Japanese outlet ‘Dime,’ Unite’s producer Masaaki Hoshino and his team dished out new details on the upcoming project. The creators explained that they view the project as more of a team battle and not a MOBA, while also explaining the current status of its release date.


Industry analyst Daniel Ahmad translated an overview of the discussion, and revealed that the upcoming mobile title doesn’t actually have a release window yet. “Timing of launch is not yet decided,” the tweet’s translation of the conversation read.

General Manager Kenjiro Ito, who was a part of the interview, stated that the reason that they have not yet decided on a release schedule is due to the progress of both localization and development. Although it’s not clear if he was referring to a worldwide release.

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Industry insider Daniel Ahmad translated the interview on social media.

The devs also talked about other aspects, such as the Switch release being the result of North American players preferring physical controls to touch screens. They even weighed in on Unite’s potential for esports in the future.


While there still is a lot unknown about the game, the Pokemon Company’s June announcement came with an 11-minute long presentation which showed off the MOBA-like title’s gameplay.

Despite the creators’ optimistic look on the 5v5 team battle’s potential, its reveal sparked backlash in the community from players who were let down by the upcoming release, instead wanting a Gen IV remake.


How to get Shadow Mewtwo in Pokemon Go

Published: 14/Oct/2020 2:42 Updated: 14/Oct/2020 2:44

by Paul Cot


Shadow Mewtwo has come to Pokemon Go for the second time and this time all trainers can get hold of it.

Team Rocket have returned to Pokemon Go, again, and this time they brought some strange eggs with them. Unsurprisingly Professor Willow has asked for your help investigating them – he always does.


You’ll notice his image flashing in the bottom right-hand corner of your Pokemon Go app. Click it and the new “An Inter-egg-sting Development” Special Research will open up.

Complete all these tasks and it will culminate in a Shadow Mewtwo encounter. This is far from easy Special Research though, and may take a while to complete.


An Inter-egg-sting Development – All tasks and rewards

All tasks and rewards for the An Inter-egg-sting Development Special Research are as follows:

Stage 1/6

  • Spin 5 PokeStops – 500 Stardust
  • Defeat 3 Team GO Rocket Grunts – 500 Stardust
  • Catch 1 Shadow Pokemon – Meowth encounter
  • Rewards: 500 Stardust, 10 Pokeballs, 10 Razz Berries

Stage 2/6

  • Catch 5 Shadow Pokemon – 750 XP
  • Make 3 Nice Curveball Throws in a row – 750 XP
  • Purify 5 Shadow Pokemon – 750 XP
  • Rewards: 1,500 Stardust, 10 Great Balls, Larvitar encounter

Stage 3/6

  • Defeat a Team GO Rocket 3 times – 1,000 XP
  • Hatch 3 Eggs – 1,000 XP
  • Earn 5 Candies walking with your Buddy – 1,000 XP
  • Rewards: 1,500 Stardust, 3 Golden Razz Berries, Toxicroak encounter

Stage 4/6

  • Defeat Team GO Rocket Leader Arlo – 1,250 XP
  • Defeat Team GO Rocket Leader Cliff – 1,250 XP
  • Defeat Team GO Rocket Leader Sierra – 1,250 XP
  • Rewards: 5 Hyper Potions, Super Rocket Radar, 3 Revives

Stage 5/6

  • Find the Team GO Rocket Boss – 2,500 Stardust
  • Battle the Team GO Rocket Boss – 1,500 XP
  • Defeat the Team GO Rocket Boss – 3 Silver Pinap Berries (Rescue Shadow Mewtwo)
  • Rewards: 3,000 Stardust, 1 Fast TM, 1 Charged TM

Stage 6/6

  • Claim Reward – 2,000 XP (x3)
  • Rewards: 3 Revives, 20 Great Balls, 1 Elite Charged TM

To purify or keep as a Shadow Pokemon?

As Shadow Mewtwo is a standard Shadow encounter it won’t have IV floors of 10. You can increase each of its stats by +2 by purifying but this is a decision you should take with extreme caution.


We discuss whether you should Shadow Mewtwo and why to help you make that decision – after all, there is no reversing it. In short, there won’t be many opportunities to capture Shadow Mewtwo, if anymore at all, so it may be your only chance at keeping it.

In addition to this Shadow Mewtwo is an incredible attacking Pokemon whereas it purified form while powerful, isn’t as noteworthy when it comes to the Pokemon Go meta.

There is also an Elite Charged TM to claim in the final stage of An Inter-egg-sting Development. These Elite TMs are super rare so use it wisely!

This particular Special Research is certainly time consuming but with Shadow Mewtwo awaiting at the end, and that Elite TM, it’s definitely worth completing.