Nintendo is a company that tends to be a bit set in its ways, and this extends to its branch companies like The Pokémon Company. This is why, for as long as Pokémon has existed as a brand, its games have never appeared on any non-Nintendo game console, mobile platforms notwithstanding. If you wanna get technical, I think they released some Pokémon paint programs for PCs in the 90s, but full, proper games like Pokémon UNITE are obviously a separate case. On that note, is Pokémon UNITE on PC?
Is Pokémon UNITE on PC?
Unfortunately, The Pokémon Company is once again sticking to its guns on this one. Pokémon UNITE is not available on PC, nor will it be in the future. The only ways to play the game are on a Nintendo Switch console and, once it launches on mobile platforms in September, on iOS or Android smartphones and tablets.
That said, while there won’t be an official release, someone with enough PC know-how could, theoretically, play the game on a PC via an Android OS emulator like Nox or Bluestacks. Since Android is open source, much like most commercial PCs, it’s a fairly easy setup. Not one I know how to do, mind you, nor one I can publicly advocate, but one that’s certainly possible.
Of course, before you can even consider emulating the mobile version of the game, you gotta wait until the mobile version comes out in a couple of months. If you absolutely, positively have to play Pokémon UNITE right this second, then I’m afraid your only option is to go out and buy a Switch. It’s a nice console, you’ll get some good use out of it.