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Worried if you need to pay to play Pokemon UNITE? Worry not! This article will explain if you need to subscribe to a paid Nintendo Switch Online membership to play as well as detail the different online features of this game!

Does Pokemon Unite Need Nintendo Switch Online?

Nintendo Switch Online is Not Required!

A Nintendo Switch Online membership is not required to play Pokemon UNITE on the Nintendo Switch. Since Pokemon UNITE is a free to play game, players simply need a Nintendo Account to download the game in the eShop. Moreover, mobile (Android and iOS) users can also download and play the game without needing a membership to any service!

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Pokemon UNITE Online Multiplayer Features

Online Unite Battles

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Pokemon UNITE battles consist of two teams battling it out for the most points. Play with other trainers online or invite friends for thrilling 5v5 battles!

How to Play Online Multiplayer

Built in Voice Chat

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Pokemon UNITE offers a built-in voice chat feature that lets you communicate with your teammates while in battle. Use this to make strategic plays with your team as you participate in competitive Ranked Matches.

How to Use Voice Chat

Cross Platform Support

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Pokemon UNITE supports Cross-Play and Cross-Progression for Nintendo Switch and Mobile users. This lets players transfer their save data between platforms, and allows them to continue their progress regardless of what device they use.

Crossplay and Cross Progression Guide

What is Nintendo Switch Online?

Pokemon UNITE - Nintendo Switch Online

Nintendo Switch Online (NSO) is Nintendo's online subscription service that lets players access multiplayer features in games. However, Nintendo did not require an active NSO membership for Pokemon UNITE. All you need is to do is to be connected to the internet in order to play the game.

Pokemon UNITE Related Guides

Pokemon UNITE - Game Mechanics Partial Banner

List of Game Mechanics

Game Modes and Rules

Game Modes and Rules
Game Modes Explanation banner.pngGame Modes Explanation Match Types Explanation banner.pngMatch Types Explanation
Unite Battle Guide.pngUnite Battle Guide Ranked Match Guide.pngRanked Match Guide
Quick Battle.pngQuick Battle Guide How to Use Training Mode.pngHow to Use Training Mode
Fair Play Points Guide.pngFair Play Points Guide Can Players Use the Same Pokemon.pngCan Players Use the Same Pokemon?
Pokemon UNITE - Tournament Mode Partial Banner.pngTournament Mode Guide Pokemon UNITE - Custom Battle Partial Banner.pngCustom Battle Guide
Pokemon UNITE - Draft Pick Guide Partial Banner.pngDraft Pick Guide -

Gameplay Manual Guides

Gameplay Manual Guides
List of Status Effects.pngList of Status Effects Stats Explanation.pngStats Explanation
How to Upgrade Items.pngHow to Upgrade Items Unite Moves Guide.pngUnite Moves Guide
List of Berries and Effects.pngList of Berries and Effects How to Surrender.pngHow To Surrender
Recall Guide and Best Timing.pngRecall Guide and Best Timing Super Jump Guide.pngSuper Jump Guide
Visision Guide.pngVision Guide: How Does Vision Work? Evolution How to Evolve and Timing.pngEvolution: How to Evolve and Timing
Character Creation Guide.pngCharacter Creation Guide Free Rotation Guide.pngFree Rotation Guide
Microtransactions Guide.pngMicrotransactions Guide Attack Vs. Special Attack.pngAttack Vs. Special Attack
Badge Guide and Explanation.pngBadge Guide and Explanation How to Check Team Score.pngHow to Check Team Score
How to Check Leaderboard.pngHow to Check Leaderboard Tutorial Missions Access and Rewards.pngTutorial Missions: Access and Rewards
How to Increase Movement Speed.pngHow to Increase Movement Speed Critical Hit Guide.pngCritical Hit Guide
How to Use Quick Chat and Pings.pngHow to Use Quick Chat and Pings How to Use the Camera.pngHow to Use the Camera
How to Cancel Moves.pngHow to Cancel Moves Invincibility Guide.pngInvincibility Guide
Move Types and When to Use.pngMove Types and When to Use Grass Guide How Does Grass Work.pngGrass Guide: How Does Grass Work?
Boosted Attacks Guide.pngBoosted Attacks Guide How to Recover HP.pngHow to Recover HP
How to Check Player Levels and Kills.pngHow to Check Player Levels and Kills List of Hidden Mechanics Partial Banner.pngList of Hidden Mechanics
How to Chat with Friends Partial BannerHow to Chat with Friends Achievements Partial BannerList of Achievements
Pokemon UNITE - Pokemon Points and Battle Ribbons Partial Banner.pngPokemon Points and Battle Ribbons Pokemon UNITE - Season Points and Rewards Partial BannerSeason Points and Rewards

Game Setup Guides

Game Setup Guides
List of Controls.pngList of Controls List of Settings.pngList of Settings
How to Change Your Name.pngHow to Change Your Name How to Change Your Gender.pngHow to Change Your Gender
How to Play Online Multiplayer.pngHow to Play Online Multiplayer How to Add Friends.pngHow to Add Friends
Language Settings.pngLanguage Settings How to Use Voice Chat and Best Apps.pngHow to Use Voice Chat and Best Apps
Do You Need Nintendo Online.pngDo You Need Nintendo Online? Server Reset Time.pngServer Reset Time
How to Create a New Account.pngHow to Create a New Account Can You Delete an Account.pngCan You Delete an Account?
Player Count and Limit.pngPlayer Count and Limit Can You Play Offline.pngCan You Play Offline?
How to Reduce Lag.pngHow to Reduce Lag What Happens When You Go AFK.pngWhat Happens When You Go AFK
How to Play with Bots.pngHow to Play with Bots How to Check Match History.pngHow to Check Match History
Battle Screen and Menus Explanation.pngBattle Screen and Menus Explanation Spectator Mode.pngSpectator Mode
How to Update the Trainer Card.pngHow to Update the Trainer Card Squads Guide.pngSquads Guide
Friendship Points Guide Partial BannerFriendship Points Guide -

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