Pokémon UNITE’s free Pokémon rotation: Aug 8 – Aug 14

Which Pokémon will you give a try?

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Pokémon UNITE is the Pokémon franchise’s first foray into the MOBA genre, but the developers at TiMi Studios took a lot of cues from popular existing titles in how to model the game’s mechanics. This includes the method in which players will be able to play as and unlock the different Pokémon in the game. 

Upon finishing the tutorial, players will be given the option to choose a starter Pokémon that will instantly be unlocked and added to their collection, followed by unlocking Slowbro to showcase how Trainer Level progression works. 

Once that is complete, however, players will need to grind Trainer levels, find other rewards, or purchase UNITE Licenses for other Pokémon. Unite Licenses are the method used to unlock various Pokémon for use in matches.

Related: How to redeem free Zeraora launch bonus in Pokémon UNITE

But, to supplement the potential time or in-game resources players might have to sink into purchasing a UNITE License, there is also a set of Pokémon that will be free-to-use on a rotating basis. 

So, if you don’t know which Pokémon you want to spend your Aeon Gems on and want to test the waters, here is the current free Pokémon rotation for the next week.

Free to use Pokémon 





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Cale Michael
Lead Staff Writer for Dota 2, the FGC, Pokémon, Yu-Gi-Oh!, and more who has been writing for Dot Esports since 2018. Graduated with a degree in Journalism from Oklahoma Christian University and also previously covered the NBA. You can usually find him writing, reading, or watching an FGC tournament.

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