Pokemon Unite, the popular MOBA for mobile devices and Nintendo Switch, is set to kick off an exciting year with the addition of Gyarados, one of the most iconic Pokemon in the franchise.
After a year filled with new playable characters in 2023, the game continues to evolve, offering players fresh strategies and gameplay dynamics. Gyarados is slated to make its debut this week, enabling players to score points in unique ways in each match.
Gyarados: A Versatile Force in Pokemon Unite
- Role: All-Rounder
- Attack Type: Physical
- Release Date: January 25, 2024
- Aeos Coins: 13,000
- Aeos Gems: 575 (special first-week price)
Gyarados is a Melee All-Rounder that does great damage once it evolves. #PokemonUNITE pic.twitter.com/e7nweH5oQT
— Pokémon UNITE (@PokemonUnite) January 23, 2024
Gyarados’s journey in Pokemon Unite mirrors its classic evolution path. Starting as a Magikarp, it comes equipped with a passive ability called “Splash,” which increases its movement speed upon taking damage, stackable up to five times.
Players can evolve from Magikarp to Gyarados by accumulating effort through assists, defeating rivals, scoring points, or upon reaching level 7.
Gyarados’s Unique Abilities and Playstyle
- Passive Ability – March: This activates upon knocking down a rival or assisting, reducing Gyarados’s ability cooldowns by 30%.
- Enhanced Basic Attacks: Both Magikarp and Gyarados have enhanced damage on their third basic attack, adding strategic depth to their playstyle.
Impact on Pokemon Unite’s Popularity
The addition of Gyarados is expected to reinvigorate Pokemon Unite’s appeal, tapping into the nostalgia of long-time Pokemon fans. The game, free to play on Android, iOS, and Nintendo Switch, continues to grow competitively.
It is noteworthy that the Pokemon Unite World Championship this year is set to take place in Hawaii, with regional tournaments gearing up to start soon.
Dragon Current has Gyarados dive underwater, where it can't attack or be targeted by opponents.
When it uses it again, it leaps up forcefully and attacks. Stay under long enough, and it'll create a whirlpool or a waterspout where it surfaces! #PokemonUNITE pic.twitter.com/hebK3kBKmc
— Pokémon UNITE (@PokemonUnite) January 19, 2024
A New Wave in Pokemon Unite: Gyarados Makes a Splash
Gyarados’s arrival in Pokemon Unite is a testament to the game’s continued expansion and ability to engage players with diverse and nostalgic character choices. This new addition is set to make waves in the game’s competitive scene and casual play alike, promising exciting new strategies and gameplay experiences for all.