Thanks to the limitless energy of some creative modders, Dota 2 is going to be invaded by Pokemon. The mod in question is called DotaMon and pits teams of 5v5 like the original Dota, but that's where the similarities end.
DotaMon features two phases, in the first one, players must capture and train wild DotaMon's so they can use them in the second phase in combat against the enemy team.
The map will undergo some big changes, it will feature 8 different areas filled with DotaMon, and a separate area called Arena where teams engage in the final battle to determine the winner.
Players will control a trainer, a Dota 2 hero equipped with 6 abilities used for capturing and summoning DotaMon. Players will also be able to store captured DotaMon in the Dotamon Center until they are needed for battle. Since this is a Pokemon themed mod, DotaMon will do the fighting for you.
According to developers there will be 151 DotaMon in total, each of them has 4 active, and one passive ability. They start off with only one damage ability, you as the trainer will have to help DotaMon evolve to gain access to the full arsenal of powers.
On the item side of things, DotaMon will be quite different that standard Dota 2. “A player can either purchase items from the shop or receive them as random drops. There are several types of items. At the moment, these items consist of different classes of Potions to heal the active Dotamon and elemental stones. Elemental stones cannot be purchased at a store and must be found as a drop. Thankfully, these items are fully shareable which encourages team-play. If you aren ‘t going to use a stone, give it to a teammate that will! There have also been stories of incredibly rare orbs which can summon legendary Dotamon if taken to the right place…”
You can find more info about DotaMon on the Reddit post since the mod is not yet in the Dota 2 Workshop.