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Mew, Dodrio, And Scizor Are Coming To Pokemon Unite In September

Pokemon Unite is getting three new champions in September: Mew, Dodrio, and Scizor. Their release dates will be staggered across the month. Mew will arrive first on September 9, Dodrio on September 14, and Scizor on September 28.

Mew is a ranged attacker and has more learnable moves than other Pokemon. Uniquely, it can also forget and learn moves again during battle–something other units can’t. Usually, when you select a skill for a Pokemon, the Pokemon can’t change it mid-battle. To get Mew, players will need to collect mural fragments. How these fragments are earned is currently unknown.

Accompanying Mew is a new map called Theia Sky Ruins Unearthed. It’s a floating arena with Legendary Pokemon to fight and will also host Legacy Trainer Showdowns–a new feature where players can fight against Trainers from various Pokemon titles, including Raihan and Leon from Pokemon Sword and Shield, as well as Korrina from Pokemon X and Y. All ranked and standard matches will be moved to Theia Sky Ruins starting September 2.

Though a lot of the excitement is focused on Mew–an iconic character–Dodrio is a surprising choice that a lot of players say they’re highly anticipating. Dodrio only got a few seconds in the trailer, but from the scant seconds, it looks like Dodrio might be a Speedster.

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