All playable Pokémon in Pokémon UNITE

The game has a steadily-evolving roster.

Screengrab via The Pokemon Company

Pokémon UNITE is a MOBA developed in partnership with Tencent’s TiMi Studios and The Pokémon Company that has grown a large playerbase worldwide across both Nintendo Switch and mobile devices.

Taking the popular characters and visual elements from the Pokémon franchise and ditching some of the core rules to better fit a MOBA environment, players get to play around with the game’s roster in unique ways compared to other Pokémon spin-offs. 

UNITE has a lot going for it, with constant content updates along with full cross-progression across Switch and mobile. Additional elements such as customizable outfits, gameplay mechanics, and events are also added frequently. 

Another part of those consistent updates are new Pokémon being added to the game as “free” DLC that players can unlock. A majority of them are simply put live for a set cost in the in-game shop, while a select few are given away for free through event missions when they launch. 

Typically, one new Pokémon is added to the game every month—with a few exceptions for special occasions like anniversaries or tie-in events. Here is a full list of the playable Pokémon you can obtain. 

Every playable Pokémon in Pokémon UNITE

  • Attacker
    • Pikachu
    • Venusaur
    • Greninja
    • Alolan Ninetails
    • Cramorant
    • Cinderace
    • Gardevoir (post-launch)
    • Sylveon (post-launch)
    • Decidueye (post-launch)
    • Duraladon (post-launch)
    • Espeon (post-launch)
    • Delphox (post-launch)
    • Glaceon (post-launch)
  • Speedster
    • Gengar
    • Absol
    • Talonflame 
    • Zeraora (special launch release)
  • All-Rounder
    • Garchomp
    • Charizard
    • Lucario
    • Machamp
    • Tsareena (post-launch)
    • Dragonite (post-launch)
    • Aegislash (post-launch)
    • Azumarill (post-launch)
    • Buzzwole (post-launch)
  • Defender
    • Slowbro 
    • Crustle
    • Snorlax
    • Blastoise (post-launch)
    • Mamoswine (post-launch)
    • Greedent (post-launch)
    • Trevenant (post-launch)
  • Supporter
    • Wigglytuff
    • Mr. Mime
    • Eldegoss
    • Blissey (post-launch)
    • Hoopa (post-launch)

One of the game’s main mechanics, just like with any MOBA, is leveling up your character to get stronger abilities the longer a match goes on. And in UNITE, that also ties into the evolution mechanic from Pokémon

Players will start with the first form of a Pokémon in most cases and have to level it up as they would in one of the main titles if they want it to learn new moves and evolve. That means a lot of the roster will be made up of Pokémon with three-stage evolutions, but not entirely—as shown by Snorlax being on the roster.