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Pokemon UNITE - Free Rotation Guide

The Free Rotation for Pokemon Unite on the Nintendo Switch and Mobile is a list of free Pokemon that changes weekly. Read on to know which Pokemon are currently free to use, when do free Pokemon rotate, what Free Rotation is, and more!

Current Free Pokemon

This Week's Free Pokemon

As of December 5, the free Pokemon for the week are:

Free Pokemon
(December 5, 2022 - December 12, 2022)
Blissey Image Blissey Delphox Image Delphox Greninja Image Greninja Scizor Image Scizor

Free Pokemon
(November 28, 2022 - December 5, 2022)
Buzzwole Image Buzzwole Decidueye Image Decidueye Espeon Image Espeon Trevenant Image Trevenant
Free Pokemon
(November 21, 2022 - November 28, 2022)
Absol Image Absol Cramorant Image Cramorant Dragonite Image Dragonite Mamoswine Image Mamoswine
Free Pokemon
(November 14, 2022 - November 21, 2022)
Absol Image Absol Cramorant Image Cramorant Lucario Image Lucario Wigglytuff Image Wigglytuff
Free Pokemon
(November 7, 2022 - November 14, 2022)
Blissey Image Blissey Delphox Image Delphox Gengar Image Gengar Tsareena Image Tsareena
Free Pokemon
(October 31, 2022 - November 7, 2022)
Azumarill Image Azumarill Garchomp Image Garchomp Crustle Image Crustle Decidueye Image Decidueye
Free Pokemon
(October 24, 2022 - October 31, 2022)
Aegislash Image Aegislash Blastoise Image Blastoise Dodrio Image Dodrio Glaceon Image Glaceon
Free Pokemon
(October 17, 2022 - October 24, 2022)
Cinderace Image Cinderace Machamp Image Machamp Mr. Mime Image Mr. Mime Tyranitar Image Tyranitar
Free Pokemon
(October 10, 2022 - October 17, 2022)
Absol Image Absol Cramorant Image Cramorant Lucario Image Lucario Wigglytuff Image Wigglytuff

When Do Free Pokemon Rotate?

Mondays at 12AM UTC

Free Pokemon rotate weekly every Monday 12:00AM UTC or Sunday 5:00 PM PST.

The very first rotation occurred on Sunday, July 25th and was estimated to have changed at 5:00 PM PST (12:00 AM UTC on the 26th).

When Do Events Reset?

What is Free Rotation?

Free Pokemon for a Limited Time

Pokemon UNITE - Free Rotation Roster

Free Rotation is a schedule for a set of free Pokemon that allows players can use them without purchasing their Unite License. Once their duration is over, a new set of free Pokemon will be available. You will then need to have earned the Unite License of the previous free Pokemon if you want to keep playing them.

The free rotation is a good way to try out Pokemon you haven't bought to know if they are worth investing Aeos Coins or Premium Currency.

Note:
You can only play Free Rotation Pokemon in Standard and Quick Battles. You need to buy the Pokemon's corresponding UNITE License if you want to use it in Ranked Battles.

How to Unlock All Pokemon (Unite Licenses)

All Pokemon are Free to Play on Pokemon UNITE Days!

Pokemon UNITE - Pokemon UNITE Day Events

On first weekends of the month, the game celebrates the Pokemon UNITE Day weekends! This gives players a chance to play all Pokemon in the Pokemon roster for free (except for Ranked Battles), plus get discounted Holowears!

For more details about the Pokemon UNITE Day Weekend, check out this article:

Pokemon UNITE Day:
Details and Discounted Holowears

Rotating Pokemon Limitations

Only for Standard and Quick Matches

It is important to note that rotating Pokemon cannot be used in Ranked Matches. They can only be used for Standard or Quick Battles.

Cannot Add as Favorite Pokemon

Pokemon UNITE allows you to have one favorite Pokemon, which will be displayed beside you on the home screen. However, you are unable to Favorite a Pokemon while it is in free rotation unless you own a Unite License for them.

How to Check Free Rotation

How to Check Free Rotation
1 Pokemon UNITE - Trainer Menu
Select the Pokemon tab In the Trainer Menu.
2 Pokemon UNITE - Free Rotation Clock Icon
A list of Pokemon with time icons will appear.

Free rotating Pokemon will have a clock icon on the upper left corner of their license, indicating that you have a limited time to use them until it rotates out.

Clock Icon Does not Appear if you Own the Pokemon

If a Pokemon you own is currently in free rotation, the clock icon will not appear. This prevents players from misinterpreting that their Pokemon will rotate out from their roster.

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