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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 March 20, 2023, the free Pokemon for the week are:

Free Pokemon
(March 20, 2023 - March 27, 2023)
Absol Image Absol Azumarill Image Azumarill Cramorant Image Cramorant Trevenant Image Trevenant

Free Pokemon
(March 13, 2023 - March 20, 2023)
Aegislash Image Aegislash Dragapult Image Dragapult Sableye Image Sableye Zoroark Image Zoroark
Free Pokemon
(March 6, 2023 - March 13, 2023)
Cinderace Image Cinderace Gengar Image Gengar Greedent Image Greedent Urshifu Image Urshifu
Free Pokemon
(February 27, 2023 - March 6, 2023)
Absol Image Absol Blastoise Image Blastoise Delphox Image Delphox Tyranitar Image Tyranitar
Free Pokemon
(February 20, 2023 - February 27, 2023)
Cramorant Image Cramorant Duraludon Image Duraludon Garchomp Image Garchomp Mamoswine Image Mamoswine
Free Pokemon
(February 13, 2023 - February 20, 2023)
Aegislash Image Aegislash Decidueye Image Decidueye Dodrio Image Dodrio Mr. Mime Image Mr. Mime
Free Pokemon
(February 6, 2023 - February 13, 2023)
Blissey Image Blissey Buzzwole Image Buzzwole Gardevoir Image Gardevoir Gengar Image Gengar
Free Pokemon
(January 30, 2023 - February 6, 2023)
Machamp Image Machamp Glaceon Image Glaceon Crustle Image Crustle
Zoroark Image Zoroark Sylveon Image Sylveon Greedent Image Greedent
Free Pokemon
(January 23, 2023 - January 30, 2023)
Duraludon Image Duraludon Scizor Image Scizor Trevenant Image Trevenant Urshifu Image Urshifu
Free Pokemon
(January 16, 2023 - January 23, 2023)
Blastoise Image Blastoise Cinderace Image Cinderace Delphox Image Delphox
Espeon Image Espeon Hoopa Image Hoopa Tsareena Image Tsareena
Free Pokemon
(January 9, 2023 - January 16, 2023)
Absol Image Absol Cramorant Image Cramorant Dragonite Image Dragonite Sableye Image Sableye
Free Pokemon
(January 2, 2023 - January 9, 2023)
Buzzwole Image Buzzwole Dodrio Image Dodrio Gardevoir Image Gardevoir Wigglytuff Image Wigglytuff
Free Pokemon
(December 26, 2022 - January 2, 2023)
Clefable Image Clefable Duraludon Image Duraludon Glaceon Image Glaceon Tyranitar Image Tyranitar

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 Icon.png

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 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:

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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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