Pokémon Unite is the new installment of the franchise, available exclusively for the Nintendo switch (with an upcoming release on mobile devices). His new mechanics and proposals within this series were attractive to many people, although he is disappointing many more because of how expensive it is to win.
It is no surprise that MOBA, especially the free-to-play have monetization methods in loot boxes or microtransactions that can give you some cosmetic or a little help in difficult times. However, it may be Tencent he has gotten a bit out of hand with Pokémon UniteWell, there are microtransactions that would give you victory.
What are all the payments that Pokémon Unite has?
One of the social networks that has been most vocal about these aggressive monetization methods in Pokémon Unite has been Reddit. your community ironically asks: ‘A Tencent game with lots of microtransactions? Who would have thought?’. The majority of criticism has been directed towards that company, forgetting that in Pokemon go there had also been this type of complaint.
Now what can I buy at Pokémon Unite? Like other free games of Nintendo switch, the first payment methods are the most common in the MOBA already have some problems:
- Cosmetic items (that only you will see because your character never appears in the game)
- Character purchases (higher than the average of the MOBA)
But, you can win that with coins that they give you for playing or in the gift roulette. That’s right, this game can be a big problem for people who have a gambling addiction.
But, you may not be called these cute details. So what about real money?
Pokémon Unite Premium Coins
Although they offer packages with double the gems for the first purchase, their more substantial packages for almost 100 dollars give you just over 7000 coins. Which is not really much in Pokémon Unite, according to Verlisify, you would first have to reach level 100 of the battle pass and then pay for the battle pass and then buy the 100 dollars in gems to get to have some of the precious objects of the game.
That amount of money would not even be enough to buy most of the characters available to date.
Pay to win
Sadly, this is where the bad news begins in Pokémon Unite, some of the items that your partner can carry allow him to have a substantial advantage in the game.
Did you ever wonder why that Snorlax reached level 15 while you were a little Charmander? Well this is the answer. From increased defense or attack to distributors of experience or resistance to certain attacks, these items can lead you to victory or defeat, inevitably.
And the advantages that you can have for paying do not end there. For instance; if you buy the battle pass you can skip more than 77 levels within Pokémon Unite In a blink of an eye.
From the outset this would not be a bad thing, if it were not because your characters are learning new skills, they can load more objects and take the victory as more levels go up.
And finally, the battle pass. As we mentioned, even though you have paid, you still have to climb almost 100 levels to get the rewards. However, here the problems begin, do you remember that you can pay in Pokémon Unite to buy levels? Well, this is the reason: leveling up also gives you coins and characters, so obtaining them without money is almost impossible.
- They give you 50 coins for each fight
- Each fight lasts 10 minutes
- A character costs between 8,000 to 10,000 coins
- You would have to play an average of 27 to 34 hours to unlock a character
Conclusions of your monetization system
If you are interested in having fun with your friends and family playing Pokémon Unite, you will have fun. It is a well thought out game, easy to access and fun. However, if you plan to reach the highest levels, you will have to spend a lot of money, as well as time and effort.
In EarthGamer we play it and have a lot of fun, although we do not plan to become the competitive team that will represent Mexico:
Even compared to other MOBA What League of Legends, its monetization system is more predatory. The characters you unlock already come with their abilities ready so you can carry out your perfect strategy.