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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.


Top 20 Pokemon that can learn the most TM & HM moves

Published: 4/Dec/2020 1:26

by Brent Koepp


With the October release of the Pokemon Sword & Shield DLC The Crown Tundra, there are close to 900 ‘mons in existence. However, only a few of them can learn a wide variety of TM & HMs. Here are the top 20 monsters who can learn the most moves. 

When Game Freak debuted Pokemon back in 1996, the RPG only featured 151 monsters for players to catch. It’s mind blowing to think that decades later, the series has now spanned eight generations, and has close to 900 characters in 2020.

While many of the monsters hold a special place in our hearts, let’s face it – some are better than others. Here are 20 monsters who can learn the most moves – and the number one pick may surprise you.

Screenshot of Pokemon promotion featuring Mew.
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One Pokemon can learn more moves than the rest.

Which Pokemon can learn the most moves?

Considering how massive the national Pokedex has become, narrowing down this list is no easy feat. Not to mention the insane amount of TM & HMs there are, as well as their restrictions and limitations they have to specific species.

Coming up at the top is Gen I’s Mew. While the Mythical Psychic-type creature is small, it actually has the largest versatility. The adorable creature can learn an astonishing 249 moves – which is absolutely insane!

Even more impressive, is that it nearly doubles the second place runner-up ‘mon, Clefable, who is at 146. Interestingly, Normal-type ‘mon claimed six out of the 20 spots, with Psychic & Fairy making up the other largest chunk. Below is the overall ranking. (Note: Rank 9 and 17 were ties, and not listed in any particular order)

  • 1: Mew (249 moves)
  • 2: Clefable (146)
  • 3: Clefairy (142)
  • 4: Mewtwo (138)
  • 5: Gallade (135)
  • 6: Blissey (133)
  • 7: Arceus (132)
  • 8: Wigglytuff (131)
  • 9: Chansey (130)
  • 10: Nidoking (130)
  • 11: Nidoqueen (130)
  • 12: Rhyperior (130)
  • 13: Alolan Raichu (128)
  • 14: Rhydon (127)
  • 15: Jigglypuff (125)
  • 16: Slowking (124)
  • 17: Charizard (122)
  • 18: Snorlax (122)
  • 19: Togekiss (122)
  • 20: Dragonite (119)
Screenshot of Mew in Pokemon Red & Blue from 1996.
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The 1996 ‘mon still reigns supreme eight generations later.

While Trainers will ultimately choose their team based on ‘mon they love, it’s still interesting to see which characters can actually learn the most given the RPG’s wide assortment of HMs & TMs.

Hardcore fans of the series might not be too surprised by Mew taking the #1 spot, as its lore has always stated that it’s made up from the DNA of all other Pokemon. Its ability to take on that many moves is actually quite fitting.