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This is a list of upcoming Pokemon announced for Pokemon UNITE. Read on to know which new Pokemon will be coming to the roster, as well as our predictions for future characters!

Upcoming Pokemon

Greedent to be Released on October 20!

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In the Halloween Event announcement, Greedent was confirmed as the next new Pokemon! This cuddly Pokemon will be making its way to Pokemon UNITE on October 20 as part of the update.

Greedent Release Date

Sylveon Has Arrived on Pokemon UNITE!

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Sylveon has joined the UNITE roster on October 6, 12AM UTC, just one week after the release of Mamoswine!

For more info like builds and best items, check out the link below!

Sylveon Guide: Builds and Best Items

The Next Pokemon: Clefable?

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Clefable is a Pokemon which first appeared in the announcement video for Pokemon UNITE on June 24th, 2020. As it hasn't been mentioned officially in regards to the final release, it's possible that it has been scrapped from the game or replaced by another Pokemon like Wigglytuff.

That said, as Blastoise and Gardevoir also appeared in the original announcement video (and both have already been released), there's still a high chance that Clefable will make it back into the game at some point.

Potential Future Pokemon

Elekid and Metagross are Possible Future Pokemon

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In one of the official images of Pokemon UNITE, Elekid and Metagross can be found walking alongside Professor Phorus and Researcher Erbie. These Pokemon have been under the radar because the image can only be seen when playing the Tutorials, which players are mostly likely going to do only once. They have not appeared in the actual game, but can definitely be future Pokemon.

Who is the Professor? Appearing Characters

2nd or 5th Generation Pokemon

1st Generation
(Red and Blue)
Blastoise Image Charizard Image Gengar Image Machamp Image Mr. Mime Image Pikachu Image Slowbro Image Snorlax Image Venusaur Image Wigglytuff Image
2nd Generation
(Gold and Silver)
Blissey Image Mamoswine Image
3rd Generation
(Ruby and Sapphire)
Absol Image Gardevoir Image
4th Generation
(Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum)
Garchomp Image Lucario Image
5th Generation
(Black and White)
Crustle Image
6th Generation
(X and Y)
Greninja Image Talonflame Image Sylveon Image
7th Generation
(Sun and Moon)
Alolan Ninetales Image Zeraora Image
8th Generation
(Sword and Shield)
Cinderace Image Cramorant Image Eldegoss Image

With the release of Blissey, all generations of Pokemon from Red and Blue all the way to Sword and Shield are already represented. However, both 2nd and 5th generation Pokemon have the least representative Pokemon.

There are already a lot of 1st Generation Pokemon available. For the purpose of balancing all generations, it is quite good to expect that future Pokemon will come from generations that have the least representation.

Note: Mamoswine is technically introduced in Generation IV as an added evolution for Piloswine but the Swinub evolution line hails originally from Generation II.

Tyranitar and Samurott

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It seems only fair that Pokemon from both 2nd and 5th generations will make an appearance in Pokemon UNITE, such as Tyranitar (Left) from the Gold and Silver, and Samurott (Right) from Black and White.

Starter Pokemon from Each Generation

Grass Fire Water
1st Generation
(Red and Blue)
Venusaur ImageVenusaur
Charizard ImageCharizard
Blastoise ImageBlastoise
2nd Generation
(Gold and Silver)
MeganiumMeganium TyphlosionTyphlosion FeraligatrFeraligatr
3rd Generation
(Ruby and Sapphire)
SceptileSceptile BlazikenBlaziken SwampertSwampert
4th Generation
(Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum)
TorterraTorterra Infernape.pngInfernape Empoleon.pngEmpoleon
5th Generation
(Black and White)
Serperior.pngSerperior Emboar.pngEmboar SamurottSamurott
6th Generation
(X and Y)
ChesnaughtChesnaught DelphoxDelphox Greninja ImageGreninja
7th Generation
(Sun and Moon)
DecidueyeDecidueye IncineroarIncineroar PrimarinaPrimarina
8th Generation
(Sword and Shield)
RillaboomRillaboom Cinderace ImageCinderace

Venusaur, Charizard, and Blastoise are the Grass, Fire, and Water starter Pokemon from the 1st generation, respectively. Venusaur and Charizard were already part of the original roster when the game was first released, while Blastoise released last September 1, 2021. With this, it is a possibility that the starter Pokemon from each generation will be making their debut in the future.

Most Popular Pokemon

Looking at the most popular Pokemon across generations is a good place to start. As 9 of the top 20 Pokemon selected in the Pokemon Day 2020 popularity poll are already in the game or confirmed, it's likely that other Pokemon which made this list will have their time to shine soon enough.

All Pokemon Day 2020 Winners (Top 20)

# Pokemon # Pokemon
1 Greninja Icon.pngGreninja 2 Lucario Icon.pngLucario
3 Mimikyu Icon.pngMimikyu 4 Charizard Icon.pngCharizard
5 Umbreon Icon.pngUmbreon 6 Sylveon Icon.pngSylveon
7 Garchomp Icon.pngGarchomp 8 Rayquaza Icon.pngRayquaza
9 Gardevoir Icon.pngGardevoir 10 Gengar Icon.pngGengar
11 Dragapult Icon.pngDragapult 12 Tyranitar Icon.pngTyranitar
13 Bulbasaur Icon.pngBulbasaur 14 Toxtricity Icon.pngToxtricity
15 Lugia Icon.pngLugia 16 Rowlet Icon.pngRowlet
17 Aegislash Icon.pngAegislash 18 Chandelure Icon.pngChandelure
19 Pikachu Icon.pngPikachu 20 Eevee Icon.pngEevee

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Which Pokemon Do You Want Next?

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Write down the Pokemon you want to appear next in Pokemon UNITE in the comments section! Let us know why you picked that Pokemon, and what your expectations are for that Pokemon, like what role it's most likely to be.

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Pokemon that We (Game8 Team) Want to See Next

Pokemon Explanation
TyranitarTyranitar Expected Role: All-Rounder
The first Pokemon we want to see come to Pokemon UNITE is Tyranitar.We expect Tyranitar to be an All-Rounder, since there are few in the game. We want Tyranitar to be a 'Juggernaut' type Pokemon that is slow but is durable, and has a high damage output. Once Tyranitor get close to the target, it will most likely be a kill.
NinjaskNinjask Expected Role: Speedster
We also want Ninjask to make an appearance in the future, it is one of our member's favorite Pokemon. It has one of the highest Speed stat of any Pokemon, which is why we expect Ninjask to be a Speedster. We expect Ninjask to have a medium to high damage output, and extremely high mobility (probably the fastest in the game) but is really fragile.
Golem.pngGolem Expected Role: Defender
Golem is another Pokemon we want to be able to play in the future. We expect Golem to be a Defender with high-durability, low to medium attack damage, and decent movement speed. Golem's playstyle would revolve around initiating fights for the team, and providing lots of crowd control.
Since Golem is literally a huge boulder, we want Golem's unite move to be something where Golem will roll continuously in a straight path for a duration, gaining the Unstoppable status effect, stunning and knocking back enemies in its path. When it hits a wall, the move ends immediately. The unite move would probably be named as Steamroller or Rolling Thunder.
MiltankMiltank Expected Role: Supporter
We also want to include Miltank in our list. We expect Miltank to be a Supporter. We want Miltank to be an 'off-tank', a substitute to Wigglytuff. One of Miltank's moves should be 'Milk Drink', a Recovery type move where it heals allies continuously for a short duration.
We also want the 'Rollout' move becuase it is one of Miltank's strongest moves, which is a reference to Whitney's Miltank, the famous Gold/Silver Normal-type Gym Leader from Goldenrod.
AegislashAegislash Expected Role: Attacker
Aegislash is an interesting Pokemon to have in Pokemon UNITE. We expect Aegislash to be an Attacker Pokemon with medium to high attack damage. We want one of Aegislash's moves to be called 'Stance Change' where Aegislash switches from 'Blade form' to 'Shield form', and vice-versa. It will be an interesting mechanic to have on a Pokemon.
ScytherScizorScyther and Scizor Expected Role: Attacker or All-Rounder
We also want to see Scyther make a debut in Pokemon UNITE, but we have something special in mind for the Pokemon.
Along with Scyther, we want a new Held Item called Metal Coat that increases a Pokemon's Defense and Sp. Defense stats. If Scyther equips the Metal Coat as a Held Item, Scyther can evolve to Scizor at level 7.However, if Metal Coat is not equipped, Scyther would just continue to level up normally, and not evolve.
With this special interaction, we expect Scyther and Scizor to be either an Attacker or an All-Rounder. Scyther will have a higher attack damage than Scizor, but Scizor will have a higher Defense and Sp.Defense.
ChandelureChandelure Expected Role: Attacker
Chandelure is also included in our list. Since Chandelure has one of the highest Special Attack stat among the other Pokemon, we expect Chandelure to be an Attacker with long attack range, and high Special Attack, but has low durability. We want Chandelure's passive to be 'Flame Body' where Chandelure damages the enemy when attacked.
GolisopodGolisopod Expected Role: All-Rounder
We included Golisopod in our list, first of all, because Golisopod is cool. We expect Golisopod to be an All-Rounder due to its high defense, and high attack damage. We want Golisopod's passive to be Emergency Exit where it returns to a goal automatically when its HP drops to half.
UrshifuUrshifu Expected Role: Speedster or All-Rounder
Urshifu is definitely a cool looking Pokemon that would be perfect for Pokemon UNITE. We expect Urshifu to be either a Speedster or an All-Rounder due to its decent HP, attack, defense, and speed stats.
What we want from Urshifu is to be able to morph into 'Single Strike Style Urshifu' when you learn a 'Water' type move, and 'Rapid Strike Style Urshifu' when you learn a 'Dark' type move at level 7, which is what we want Urshifu's evolution level would be.
We also want Urshifu's passive to be Unseen Fist where it can penetrate shields, like the one Drednaw has, or like the shield from Buddy Barrier.
QuagsireQuagsire Expected Role: Defender
We want Quagsire to also make it to Pokemon UNITE in the future. Quagsire is definitely one of the cutest Pokemon that exists. We expect Quagsire to be a Defender Pokemon due to its decent HP, attack, and defense stats. We want Quagsire's passive to be 'Damp' which prevents boosted attacks.
ShuckleShuckle Expected Role: Defender or Supporter
Lastly, we want to see Shuckle thrown into the roster. We know that Shuckle is probably the weirdest Pokemon ever, which is why we picked Shuckle. We believe that every MOBA game has to have that one character that is totally out of place, one that is only there to annoy or troll players but can still get things done. We expect Shuckle to be either a Defender or a Supporter. However, we have no idea how the game developers would even build Shuckle, like what Shuckle's moves would be. Nevertheless, Shuckle would definitely be a fun Pokemon to play!

Future Pokemon that Have Been Released

Pokemon Date Released
Gardevoir ImageGardevoir 07/28/2021
Blissey ImageBlissey 08/18/2021
Blastoise ImageBlastoise 09/01/2021
Mamoswine ImageMamoswine 09/29/2021
Sylveon ImageSylveon 10/05/2021

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      hey i added you since me and my friends really tired meeting random people in ranked that's knowing nothing about the mechanics

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      I totally agree, but I would chose Eldegloss because she’s amazing.

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