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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 May 16, the free Pokemon for the week are:

Free Pokemon
(May 16 - May 23)
Cinderace Image Cinderace Crustle Image Crustle Decidueye Image Decidueye Dragonite Image Dragonite

Previous Free Pokemon
Free Pokemon
(May 9, 2022 - May 15, 2022)
Blissey Image Blissey Duraludon Image Duraludon Machamp Image Machamp Mr. Mime Image Mr. Mime
Free Pokemon
(May 2, 2022 - May 7, 2022)
Blastoise Image Blastoise Greninja Image Greninja Lucario Image Lucario Sylveon Image Sylveon
Free Pokemon
(April 25, 2022 - May 1, 2022)
Absol Image Absol Gardevoir Image Gardevoir Greedent Image Greedent Wigglytuff Image Wigglytuff
Free Pokemon
(April 18, 2022 - April 22, 2022)
Mamoswine Image Mamoswine Garchomp Image Garchomp Tsareena Image Tsareena Cramorant Image Cramorant
Free Pokemon
(April 12, 2022 - April 17, 2022)
Decidueye Image Decidueye Dragonite Image Dragonite Gengar Image Gengar Trevenant Image Trevenant
Free Pokemon
(April 4, 2022 - April 10, 2022)
Crustle Image Crustle Greninja Image Greninja Sylveon Image Sylveon Wigglytuff Image Wigglytuff

When Do Free Pokemon Rotate?

Sundays at 5:00 PM PST

Free Pokemon rotate weekly every Sunday 5:00 PM PST. The 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), the standard time for Server Reset for Pokemon UNITE.

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.

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 Special Days!

Pokemon UNITE - Free Pokemon on Pokemon Day.png

During the February 27th Pokemon Presents livestream, the Pokemon team announced that all Pokemon will be playable on special days. On that regard, all Pokemon was playable last February 27 as part of the Pokemon Day festivities!

We will be updating this page when all Pokemon becomes free to use on special days so keep an eye out to this page!

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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