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Pokemon Unite leak reveals new fighters, possible release date, more

Published: 4/Aug/2020 0:55

by Brent Koepp


A new Pokemon Unite leak claims that the game is coming out sooner than expected, and that Generation VIII monsters will feature in it. Several screenshots have also been unearthed too.

In June, The Pokemon Company surprised viewers with a new team battle title called Unite. The MOBA-inspired release features 5v5 matches, and will be coming to Nintendo Switch and Mobile devices.


However, outside of an eight-minute gameplay trailer, not a lot is known about the title. In August, a wave of new screenshots made their way online, and now the leaker claims the project is coming out sooner than initially thought.

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The Pokemon Company / ResetEra
Several screenshots of Pokemon Unite thought to be real leaked online.

Pokemon Unite release date & screenshots leaked

The screenshots first appeared on the gaming forum ResetEra, with the poster claiming them to be from a leaked video. The six new shots had previously not been featured in the official trailer.


According to the user ‘Nihilego_Khu’, the MOBA-like title could release sooner than expected. “It’s said that the internal test begins in August and game released in spring 2021,” their post read.

pokemon unite screenshots
The Pokemon Company / ResetEra
Drednaw appears in the alleged screenshot.

In one of the pictures, an icon of Sword & Shield character Drednaw appears. The user wrote under the picture that Gen VIII monsters were confirmed to be in the game.

pokemon unite screenshots
The Pokemon Company / ResetEra
The game will reportedly feature exclusive season based outfits.

The leaker also posted an image of what appears to be a character customization screen. Commenting on, they said, “Trainer customization system (money sucker system),” while adding, “There are limited season costumes that you can get when you get a ranking in the seasonal battle league.”

The Pokemon Company / ResetEra
Pokemon Unite is said to get unlockable skins.

It should be stated to take any rumors or leaks with a grain of salt, especially when it’s unclear where the source is from. But based on the images, it’s looks like the images could be real.

Despite Unite’s Pokemon roster, the MOBA title was met with backlash from fans after being announced. However, perhaps players will warm up to it if it does come out this Spring.


Pokemon Go Autumn event – Start time, new Gen 5 Pokemon, bonuses, more

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:57 Updated: 8/Oct/2020 1:59

by Paul Cot


To celebrate the change of season, Niantic is hosting an autumn-themed Pokemon Go event. A new Gen 5 Pokemon will be introduced as well as other bonuses.

The 2020 Pokemon Go autumn event starts on Friday, October 9, 8 am PDT and finishes on Monday, October 12, 1 pm PDT. That’s an 11 am EDT start for those on the east coast of the US and 4 pm BST for those residing in the UK.


To the surprise of nobody, the event will feature various fall-themed Pokemon. These ‘mons can be found in the wild and in eggs when you hatch them.

Double effective Berries

Elsewhere, autumn is the time harvest and that seemingly applies to Pokemon Go, too. As a result, Berries can be found more often when spinning PokeStops. There will also be berry-themed Field and Timed Research.


During the event, all Berries will be twice as effective when giving them to your Buddy Pokemon as treats. Perhaps more excitingly, however, is that Pinap Berries will also become doubly as effective.

This means that instead of just double Candy when capturing a Pokemon, you’ll actually get four times the amount! Other Berries such as the Razz variety won’t be doubly as effective, though.

Autumn-themed Pokemon

Meanwhile, the following Pokemon will be appearing more frequently in the wild:

  • Oddish
  • Vulpix
  • Bayleef
  • Hoothoot
  • Sudowoodo
  • Yanma
  • Pineco
  • Zigzagoon
  • Seedot
  • Shroomish
  • Plant Cloak Burmy
  • Foongus

Others will be appearing in 5km eggs but those Pokemon weren’t released in the Pokemon Go blog post.

Additionally, Shiny Vulpix will be spawning more often. The ever-popular Fox Pokemon has already had its Shiny form released previously but few trainers will want to miss out on the chance to get another or even their first!

Deerling Pokemon Go
Deerling changes color depending on what seasonal form it is…


As is very apt for the change of season, Deerling will be introduced to the world of Pokemon Go for the first time. The Season Pokemon has four forms – Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter – so expect to come across its autumn variant.


It evolves into Sawsbuck, which has the same four forms, also. Deerling needs 50 Candy to evolve, so if you want to get Sawsbuck during the event you’ll need to catch as many Deerling as possible. When using a Pinap Berry though, you’ll only need to catch five of them!

There’s plenty to look forward to in Pokemon Go during October. Charmander is coming to a Community Day a second time with the exclusive move Dragon Breath and there is even a surprise Raid Boss to look forward to at the end of the month.