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This is a full tier list of all the Pokemon you can get for free in Pokemon UNITE. Read on for a full tier list of which Free Characters are best to use and why, and how to unlock all free Pokemon!

Free Character Tier List

S Rank Icon
Zeraora Image
A Rank Icon
Cinderace Image Slowbro Image Crustle Image
B Rank Icon
Alolan Ninetales Image Greninja Image
C Rank Icon
Venusaur Image

Tier List of All Pokemon

S Tier

Free Pokemon
ZeraoraZeraora
Tier: S Rank Icon

Zeraora has a powerful arsenal of moves that hit hard from all directions. It is well balanced in mobility and damage output, making it somewhat flexible in certain situations. Zeraora can be a formidable foe as the game goes on thanks to how strong it is when it comes to farming and fighting opponents in general. It is best to claim Zeraora as soon as you get the chance!

A Tier

Free Pokemon
CinderaceCinderace
Tier: A Rank Icon

Cinderace has superb single target output thanks to its affinity for inflicting burn. It also has high mobility, which makes you a deadly force as you hit enemies in quick succession. Once you get the feel for its powerful attacks, Cinderace can easily be your go-to Attacker for future matches!
SlowbroSlowbro
Tier: A Rank Icon

Slowbro excels at being a great defender because of its ability to shrug off attacks and incapacitate enemies with its moves. Slowbro may feel different from other Defenders due to its unique moveset, but having them makes Slowbro versatile and unpredictable.
CrustleCrustle
Tier: A Rank Icon

Crustle is a tough Defender that can offer strong support moves. It may take a bit of practice to get the hang of its moveset, but mastering Crustle's strengths and playstyle will surely help teams conquer matches. Crustle is a great addition to your Pokemon Roster!

B Tier

Free Pokemon
Alolan NinetalesAlolan Ninetales
Tier: B Rank Icon

Alolan Ninetales can hinder opponents with its ice moves that can inflict slow or freeze them entirely. Though it can easily knock down an opponent with burst damage, it can be a bit difficult to line up perfect hits. But, in the right hands, Alolan Ninetales can easily manipulate the battlefield in its favor.
GreninjaGreninja
Tier: B Rank Icon

Greninja takes a while to get powerful in a match. How it plays doesn't suit its Attacker nature. However, what it lacks in overall offense, it makes up in how it can make itself difficult to hit. It will take a bit of effort to utilize Greninja to its full potential.

C Tier

Free Pokemon
VenusaurVenusaur
Tier: C Rank Icon

Although Venusaur has high offense, and can deliver devastating moves, you will find that it can be easily evaded when timed right. Venausar has potential to dominate its opponents, but mastering it will certainly take much work.

Tier List Criteria

Free Pokemon Tier List Criteria
Power Level Ease of Use Versatility

Each of these factors determine the Pokemon's place within the tier list:

  • Power Level: Determines how well the Pokemon can contribute to the overall competence of the team in terms of its moves, as well as its effectiveness in fulfilling its role as a member of a team.
  • Ease of Use: Determines how easy it is to control the Pokemon during a match, whether it is straight forward enough to pick up and understand without too much hassle.
  • Versatility: Since you will be spending most of your time grinding for Aeos Coins, it is important that the Pokemon can offer variety in terms of gameplay to keep battles fresh.

How to Get All Free Pokemon

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Aside from the Starter Pokemon you picked when you completed the tutorial, you can also get free Pokemon from claiming level rewards or from in-game events. It is important to note that Unite Licenses that you receive through these allows you to keep the Pokemon entirely. So it is best to claim free Pokemon when you have the chance!

Best Starter Pokemon

Claim Level Rewards

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After completing the tutorial, you will automatically start at trainer level 2. As a reward, you will unlock Slowbro. Progress a bit further in trainer levels and you get to unlock Venusaur when your reach level 5. So far, these are the only Pokemon you can unlock through the trainer level rewards.

Pokemon Trainer Level
SlowbroSlowbro 2
VenusaurVenusaur 5

How to Get Battle Points Fast

Logging in Everyday

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Players can take advantage of the 14-Day Welcome Gifts event to get free rewards and, most importantly, free Pokemon! Here, you can get Alolan Ninetales, Cinderace, and Greninja You just have to log in for 14 days to claim the rewards.

Pokemon Log in Bonus
Alolan NinetalesAlolan Ninetales Day 2
CinderaceCinderace Day 8
GreninjaGreninja Day 14

Daily Login Rewards Guide

Obtain from Events

The powerful Zeraora can be obtained via the in-game Mail if the player downloads and plays the game from June 21st, 2021 to August 31st, 2021. There will likely be similar events in the future which allow players to unlock new characters by participating in Events.

Pokemon How to Get
ZeraoraZeraora Claim in mail before August 31, 2021

List of Events

Receive as Challenge Reward

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Players can also get a free Pokemon by doing the Beginner Challenges, which consists of six sets of missions, each with their own set of in-game rewards and currencies. When you complete all the Beginner Challenges, you will be rewarded with a Crustle License!

Pokemon How to Get
CrustleCrustle Day 7 Beginner Challenge Reward

Beginner Challenge Guide

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