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Just one week after it launched on the Nintendo Switch, Pokémon Unite is adding its first additional Pokémon character: Gardevoir.

Prior to release, it was announced that Blastoise and Gardevoir (both previously available in the mobile beta test) would be the first of what's likely to be many additional characters added to Unite. Surprisingly, Blastoise is not the first, but we don't expect it to be too far behind.

Datamining from the Japanese Network Test on the Nintendo Switch version of the game back in June indicated that Chansey/Blissey will also be joining the roster. This seems to have been backed up by a more recent datamine that included Blissey's moveset.

Similarly, from datamining and the previous test data, we know that Gardevoir - a ranged Attacker type - will include its Ralts and Kirlia forms and will have a particularly strong Offense stat, but not great Endurance, Mobility or Support (although any of this data might...
Pokémon Unite is now live on the Nintendo Switch! Get out there and beat up some Pokémon. As previously mentioned, this game is free-to-start but also includes in-game purchases.

To commemorate the launch of the game, a new trailer has also been released. Check it out:

Once you’ve registered your Trainer name and played through the introductory tutorials, head over to your Mail (found by clicking the X button on the hub screen and navigating the menu list) to claim your free Zeraora license.

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Remember that you’ll need to have registered your Switch account by August 31st, 2021, to receive Zeraora. The mobile version promotion will be announced at a later time.

If you’re playing Unite today, we hope that you enjoy it! Feel free to share your Trainer IDs in the comments if you’d like others to friend you, too.
The official release date for the upcoming free-to-start Pokémon team battler, Pokémon Unite, has finally been announced. The Pokémon Company International and TiMi Studio Group confirmed today that it’ll be launching on Nintendo Switch for July 21st - a little under a week from now.

As an extra bonus, anyone who downloads and logs into the Switch version by August 31st, 2021, will unlock Zeraora as a playable Pokémon. There’s currently no word on how you’d obtain Zeraora after this date but presumably you’d need to pay for it.

A new trailer has been shared that showcases Unite’s gameplay, character and Pokémon customization, and Zeraora in battle. Check it out!...
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The release date for Pokémon Unite has now been officially confirmed thanks to a new trailer.

The trailer confirms that the game will be released for Nintendo Switch first in July (the exact date is unknown), with an Android and iOS release following in September. It also shows some of the costumes that your Pokémon will be able to wear.

Read on for more!

The first original track from the upcoming Pokémon25 album has finally been released. The song, Electric, stars Katy Perry and her own companion Pokémon, Pikachu, "falling into reverie" (that's magically going back in time to you and me) and encountering a pivotal point in Katy's career where she and her then-Pichu are inspired into performing at one of her earliest gigs.

Like Post Malone, who held a 'digital concert' on Pokémon Day itself and will also be contributing to the Pokémon25 Album, Katy Perry was a young Pokémon fan herself when the original Gameboy games launched here in the West over 20 years ago.

“When I visited the Pokémon Café while touring Japan, I got so nostalgic. It took me back to my junior high years. So when I got the call to be a part of the 25th anniversary celebration alongside Post Malone and J Balvin, I was elated,” says Katy Perry. “The song’s themes – resilience, igniting your inner light – have...

New Pokémon Snap is now out worldwide!

A lot of us here at Pokecharms are already getting fully stuck into exploring the Lental Region and cataloging its inhabitants and we're eager to see how you guys are getting on too.

Share any of your photos from your journey below, or if you want you can post them directly to your Twitter account from your switch and tag us @Pokecharms in the message and we'll share them there too!

Here's a few from the team here to get started!


22 years after the release of the N64 original, New Pokémon Snap for the Nintendo Switch finally launches tomorrow (or unlocking at your local time’s midnight if you’ve pre-ordered on the eShop).

The game sees you traveling throughout 8 new locations in the Lental Region in the auto-driving ‘NEO-ONE’ car on what’s basically a Pokémon Safari. There are over 200 Pokémon - a number of them with lots of different formes to see in action, such as Vivillion and Sawsbuck - to collect photos of in your Pokémon Photodex.

While the entire game is basically a photo mode itself, much like other games’ photo modes you’ll also have the option to edit, adjust and customise some of the shots you take and share them straight from your Switch to social media or to your phone using the Nintendo Switch Online app.

In celebration of the game’s launch, Pokémon Go is also running a special...
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Watch Post Malone perform his PM25 song and a handful of his other tracks while he takes a virtual journey through the Pokémon World:

Tonight's show also confirmed that Colombian singer J Balvin will be joining Post Malone, Katy Perry and other yet-to-be-announced artists on the Pokémon 25 Music Project, so look forward to more music to come throughout the year.

After what feels like years of speculation, The Pokémon Company finally today said "Sinnoh Confirmed!" - not once, but twice!


Coming later this year, and developed by ILCA, Inc - whose experience includes games such as Code Vein, NieR Automata and Yakuza 0 - under Game Freak's direction, Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are incredibly faithful remakes of the 2006 DS originals. Brought bang-up-to-date with a chibi-style to match the original's overworld sprites and promising to keep hold of player-friendly conveniences of later releases (No HMs, please!), these games promise...

With Pokémon Day and Post Malone's live concert celebrating it just two days away, we've got our first tease as to what to expect from the show itself. Overnight, Malone shared to his own official Youtube Channel a cover of Hootie and the Blowfish's Only Wanna Be With You with a slight Pokémon tweak. While the song is otherwise a straight cover, Ecruteak City's theme can also be heard sampled throughout, giving us an insight into what we might expect from other songs in the show.

We're expecting a lot more news over the next day or two, so make sure to keep checking back for more info on Pokémon Day itself.