MGG / Video Games Articles and stories / Pokémon Unite /

Skins will be a feature in Pokémon Unite

Skins will be a feature in Pokémon Unite
0

Leaks have confirmed that all the playable creatures in Pokémon Unite will have their own skins, to be bought in the in-game shop.

Skins will be a feature in Pokémon Unite

Apart from the odd celebratory hat here and there, Pokémon have generally always looked the same across 25 years of the franchise. 

However, with Pokémon Unite, skins will be a feature of the upcoming MOBA-style title.

Pokémon Unite

While we don't know how much they'll cost, you'll be able to pick up these alternate looks in the in-game store.

Note that these skins seem to be divided into several categories of rarity: green, blue, and purple. This will certainly mean there's a pricing tier system in place.

Paid skins are a common occurrence in the genre. They allow the publisher to earn revenue on cosmetics that aren't essential to the game, without attracting criticism for pay to win gameplay.

For Pokémon Unite, the presence of skins could also mean that the little creatures themselves can be unlocked while playing, without necessarily having to buy them for actual currency.

Pokémon Unite

However, these are only rumors. When the time comes, we'll know how the skins system came into being, and whether Pokémon Unite is a free-to-play title. We already know it'll be 'free to start' — as specified on the official website of the future Nintendo Switch and mobile game.

Original content by Romain "Zorg" Becquelin.

Pokémon Unite leak reveals ranked system and various playable maps

Ranked matches are confirmed on the upcoming mobile and Switch game, Pokemon Unite. We also learn through a dataminage that the playable maps will be extremely diverse.

0

More Stories

09:57 Pokémon Unite is now available on Android and iOS mobile
09:32 9 million downloads for Pokemon Unite on Switch
14:14 Blastoise is finally coming to Pokémon Unite
09:24 Pokémon Unite: Free Pokémon Rotation, August 15-21
09:33 Pokémon Unite: All Season 1 Battle Pass Missions
09:20 Pokémon Unite Tier List: The best Pokémon to use
03:45 Pokémon Unite: Sylveon and Mamoswine next to join the roster
07:37 Pokémon Unite iOS and Android release date announced
06:49 Pokémon Unite: All available Holowear skins
06:48 Pokémon Unite: New Holowear skins coming for Pikachu, Eldegoss and Snorlax

Recommended

Pokémon Unite Tier List: The best Pokémon to use
Pokémon Unite: List of playable Pokémon
Pokémon Unite: All Held Items and Battle Items

Discover guides

Pokémon Unite: List of playable Pokémon
Pokémon Unite: All Held Items and Battle Items
Pokémon Unite Battle Pass: How does Season 1 work?