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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 February 26, 2024, the free Pokemon for the week are:

Free Pokemon
(February 26, 2024 - March 4, 2024)
Buzzwole Image Buzzwole Decidueye Image Decidueye Dodrio Image Dodrio Wigglytuff Image Wigglytuff

Free Pokemon
(February 19, 2024 - February 26, 2024)
Cinderace Image Cinderace Espeon Image Espeon Mimikyu Image Mimikyu Umbreon Image Umbreon
Free Pokemon
(February 12, 2024 - February 19, 2024)
Blissey Image Blissey Dragonite Image Dragonite Glaceon Image Glaceon Zoroark Image Zoroark
Free Pokemon
(February 5, 2024 - February 12, 2024)
Aegislash Image Aegislash Crustle Image Crustle Duraludon Image Duraludon Gengar Image Gengar
Free Pokemon
(January 29, 2024 - February 5, 2024)
Delphox Image Delphox Greninja Image Greninja Sableye Image Sableye Urshifu Image Urshifu
Free Pokemon
(January 22, 2024 - January 29, 2024)
Chandelure Image Chandelure Mamoswine Image Mamoswine Scizor Image Scizor Tyranitar Image Tyranitar
Free Pokemon
(January 15, 2024 - January 22, 2024)
Absol Image Absol Blaziken Image Blaziken Clefable Image Clefable Gardevoir Image Gardevoir
Free Pokemon
(January 8, 2024 - January 15, 2024)
Dodrio Image Dodrio Mega Mewtwo Y Image Mega Mewtwo Y Mr. Mime Image Mr. Mime Zacian Image Zacian
Free Pokemon
(January 1, 2024 - January 8, 2024)
Goodra Image Goodra Leafeon Image Leafeon Mew Image Mew Mimikyu Image Mimikyu
Free Pokemon
(December 25, 2023 - January 1, 2024)
Espeon Image Espeon Lapras Image Lapras Talonflame Image Talonflame Tsareena Image Tsareena
Free Pokemon
(December 18, 2023 - December 25, 2023)
Delphox Image Delphox Gengar Image Gengar Hoopa Image Hoopa Mega Mewtwo X Image Mega Mewtwo X
Free Pokemon
(December 11, 2023 - December 18, 2023)
Azumarill Image Azumarill Dodrio Image Dodrio Mamoswine Image Mamoswine
Free Pokemon
(December 4, 2023 - December 11, 2023)
Blaziken Image Blaziken Dragapult Image Dragapult Eldegoss Image Eldegoss Zacian Image Zacian
Free Pokemon
(November 27, 2023 - December 4, 2023)
Goodra Image Goodra Urshifu Image Urshifu Zeraora Image Zeraora Zoroark Image Zoroark
Free Pokemon
(November 20, 2023 - November 27, 2023)
Greedent Image Greedent Mew Image Mew Talonflame Image Talonflame Tyranitar Image Tyranitar
Free Pokemon
(November 13, 2023 - November 20, 2023)
Comfey Image Comfey Mega Mewtwo Y Image Mega Mewtwo Y Tsareena Image Tsareena Zoroark Image Zoroark
Free Pokemon
(November 6, 2023 - November 13, 2023)
Delphox Image Delphox Glaceon Image Glaceon Machamp Image Machamp Mamoswine Image Mamoswine
Free Pokemon
(October 30, 2023 - November 6, 2023)
Absol Image Absol Cramorant Image Cramorant Garchomp Image Garchomp Lapras Image Lapras

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.

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.

Pokemon UNITE Related Guides

Pokemon UNITE - Game Mechanics Partial Banner

List of Game Mechanics

Game Modes and Rules

Game Modes and Rules
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Quick Battle.pngQuick Battle Guide How to Use Training Mode.pngHow to Use Training Mode
Fair Play Points Guide.pngFair Play Points Guide Can Players Use the Same Pokemon.pngCan Players Use the Same Pokemon?
Pokemon UNITE - Tournament Mode Partial Banner.pngTournament Mode Guide Pokemon UNITE - Custom Battle Partial Banner.pngCustom Battle Guide
Pokemon UNITE - Draft Pick Guide Partial Banner.pngDraft Pick Guide Pokemon UNITE - Full Fury Battle Partial BannerFull-Fury Battles Guide

Gameplay Manual Guides

Gameplay Manual Guides
List of Status Effects.pngList of Status Effects Stats Explanation.pngStats Explanation
How to Upgrade Items.pngHow to Upgrade Items Unite Moves Guide.pngUnite Moves Guide
List of Berries and Effects.pngList of Berries and Effects How to Surrender.pngHow To Surrender
Recall Guide and Best Timing.pngRecall Guide and Best Timing Super Jump Guide.pngSuper Jump Guide
Visision Guide.pngVision Guide: How Does Vision Work? Evolution How to Evolve and Timing.pngEvolution: How to Evolve and Timing
Character Creation Guide.pngCharacter Creation Guide Free Rotation Guide.pngFree Rotation Guide
Microtransactions Guide.pngMicrotransactions Guide Attack Vs. Special Attack.pngAttack Vs. Special Attack
Badge Guide and Explanation.pngBadge Guide and Explanation How to Check Team Score.pngHow to Check Team Score
How to Check Leaderboard.pngHow to Check Leaderboard Tutorial Missions Access and Rewards.pngTutorial Missions: Access and Rewards
How to Increase Movement Speed.pngHow to Increase Movement Speed Critical Hit Guide.pngCritical Hit Guide
How to Use Quick Chat and Pings.pngHow to Use Quick Chat and Pings How to Use the Camera.pngHow to Use the Camera
How to Cancel Moves.pngHow to Cancel Moves Invincibility Guide.pngInvincibility Guide
Move Types and When to Use.pngMove Types and When to Use Grass Guide How Does Grass Work.pngGrass Guide: How Does Grass Work?
Boosted Attacks Guide.pngBoosted Attacks Guide How to Recover HP.pngHow to Recover HP
How to Check Player Levels and Kills.pngHow to Check Player Levels and Kills List of Hidden Mechanics Partial Banner.pngList of Hidden Mechanics
How to Chat with Friends Partial BannerHow to Chat with Friends Pokemon UNITE - Pokemon Points and Battle Ribbons Partial Banner.pngPokemon Points and Battle Ribbons
Pokemon UNITE - Season Points and Rewards Partial BannerSeason Points and Rewards Pokemon UNITE - Prize Machine Partial BannerPrize Machine

Game Setup Guides

Game Setup Guides
List of Controls.pngList of Controls List of Settings.pngList of Settings
How to Change Your Name.pngHow to Change Your Name How to Change Your Gender.pngHow to Change Your Gender
How to Play Online Multiplayer.pngHow to Play Online Multiplayer How to Add Friends.pngHow to Add Friends
Language Settings.pngLanguage Settings How to Use Voice Chat and Best Apps.pngHow to Use Voice Chat and Best Apps
Do You Need Nintendo Online.pngDo You Need Nintendo Online? Server Reset Time.pngServer Reset Time
How to Create a New Account.pngHow to Create a New Account Can You Delete an Account.pngCan You Delete an Account?
Player Count and Limit.pngPlayer Count and Limit Can You Play Offline.pngCan You Play Offline?
How to Reduce Lag.pngHow to Reduce Lag What Happens When You Go AFK.pngWhat Happens When You Go AFK
How to Play with Bots.pngHow to Play with Bots How to Check Match History.pngHow to Check Match History
Battle Screen and Menus Explanation.pngBattle Screen and Menus Explanation Spectator Mode.pngSpectator Mode
How to Update the Trainer Card.pngHow to Update the Trainer Card Squads Guide.pngSquads Guide
Friendship Points Guide Partial BannerFriendship Points Guide -

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