Pokémon Unite: How to Play the Japanese Beta Test?

Follow these detailed instructions to experience a beta testing of Pokémon Unite... in Japanese!

Missed the beta testing for Pokémon Unite? No worries, players can still get in on some pre-release gameplay of the franchise's newest and first ever MOBA video game.

Pokémon Unite: How to Play the Japanese Beta Test?

Pokémon fans that may have slept on their region's beta testing window for Pokémon Unite, may get a second chance to experience it; in Japanese. With a few steps to take in order to complete the process, follow this guide, to prepare for the Pokémon Unite Japanese beta test.

Screenshot of Pokémon Unite Japanese beta test

From June 24 to 26; players can begin the Pokémon Unite beta testing for the region of Japan, no matter what country they are in. With a few steps to follow, along with some precautionary measures to take AT THE PLAYER'S OWN RISK, be sure to read carefully before beginning.

Create a New Nintendo eShop Account

Screenshot of instructions on Pokémon Unite Japanese beta test

This is where players should take precautions. Using pre-made Nintendo eShop account could cause some complications with subscriptions and other settings, when switching regions. This is why players should create a new Nintendo eShop account, with the region set to Japan.

  • Go to My.Nintendo.com to set up a new account
    • Be sure to enter a valid email address to verify the new account
  • Set region to Japan
    • Finish the process and verify account

Related: When does Pokémon Unite release?

Screenshot of Pokemon Unite Japanese beta instructions
  • Get on your Nintendo Switch
    • Go to System Settings and add a new user
    • Link the new Nintendo account to this user and verify
  • Go to eShop
    • Select the new Nintendo Account
    • A warning pop-up regarding the language preferences will appear; press OK
  • Japanese eShop will display
    • Enter the password to the new eShop account, one last time
    • Find the hour glass icon at the top left of the screen and search "Unite"
    • The game will appear; click on it to open and proceed to press the most obvious buttons to download the beta
    • Do not worry about accidently purchasing or pre-ordering the game, when clicking the download button that is labeled in Japanese; it is not available for purchase or pre-ordering at this moment. Again, just press the most obvious buttons.
Screenshot of Pokémon Unite Japanese beta testing

Wait for the beta to download and enjoy!

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