Pokémon Unite is officially out for the Nintendo Switch, Android, and iOS. For anyone who hasn’t picked up the game just yet, fans can already begin to look ahead to figure out which potential Pokémon they’ll want to use in what promises to be one of the best Android games out.
For those unaware, Pokémon Unite pits teams of five trainers against each other, each armed with just a single Pokémon. Pokémon can evolve, hold items to improve their standing, and even learn new moves during battle. Here are all of the Pokémon Unite playable Pokémon characters so far.
Pokémon Unite playable characters
Source: The Pokémon Company
- Absol (Speedster)
- Alolan Ninetales (Attacker)
- Blastoise (Defender)
- Blissey (Supporter)
- Charizard (All-Rounder)
- Cinderace (Attacker)
- Cramorant (Attacker)
- Crustle (Defender)
- Eldegoss (Supporter)
- Garchomp (All-Rounder)
- Gardevoir (Attacker)
- Gengar (Speedster)
- Greninja (Attacker)
- Lucario (All-Rounder)
- Machamp (All-Rounder)
- Mamoswine (Defender)
- Mr. Mime (Supporter)
- Pikachu (Attacker)
- Slowbro (Defender)
- Snorlax (Defender)
- Sylveon (Attacker)
- Talonflame (Speedster)
- Venusaur (Attacker)
- Wigglytuff (Supporter)
- Zeraora (Speedster)
Roles and Battle Type Systems
Pokémon Unite is different from normal Pokémon games in that the battle system focuses on which Battle Type your Pokémon is rather than what elemental or attacks they know. During each match in Pokémon Unite, your Pokémon will grow as you fight with them, leading to temporary evolutions that can help take down your enemies.
In Pokémon Unite, there are five Battle Types:
- Attacker: Pokémon with low Endurance that excel at dealing heavy ranged damage to opponents.
- Alolan Ninetales
- Speedster: Pokémon that have high Mobility and Offense and excel at making quick attacks and scoring points.
- All-Rounder: Pokémon that have balanced Offense and Endurance, and are highly tencious fighters.
- Defender: Pokémon that have higher Endurance and excel at protecting their allies and stopping opponents.
- Supporter: Pokémon that provide team support by inflicting status conditions on opponents and healing allies in a fight.
- Mr. Mime
Are more Pokémon coming soon?
Source: Android Central
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Are any Pokémon free?
Source: The Pokémon Company
While Pokémon licenses are available to buy, not every Pokémon in Pokémon Unite requires you to spend currency. Currently, 12 Pokémon can be acquired for free, with five of them being the starters you get when you first play the game. It’s important to note, though, that some Pokémon are only available during limited-time events, so make sure you grab them when you can before they’re no longer available for free.
|Pokémon||How to get it|
|Zeraora||Win a total of 32 battles to claim Zeraora’s Unite License on Android.|
|Slowbro||Awarded after reaching Trainer Level 2. You have to claim it to add it to your roster.|
|Venasaur||Awarded after reaching Trainer Level 5. You have to claim it to add it to your roster.|
|Alolan Ninetales||Log in to Pokémon Unite on two different days. Rewarded as part of the 14-Day Welcome Gifts. It won’t join your roster until you claim it.|
|Cinderace||Log in to Pokémon Unite on eight different days. Rewarded as part of the 14-Day Welcome Gifts. You must remember to claim Cinderace in order to use it.|
|Greninja||Rewarded on the 14th day of logging in to Pokémon Unite. Rewarded as part of the 14-Day Welcome Gifts. Make sure to claim Greninja after you unlock it.|
|Crustle||Part of the Beginner Challenge awarded after completing all 7 Day Missions. Crustle won’t join your team until you claim it.|
|Eldegoss||Can be chosen as a Starter.|
|Snorlax||Can be chosen as a Starter.|
|Pikachu||Can be chosen as a Starter.|
|Charizard||Can be chosen as a Starter.|
|Talonflame||Can be chosen as a Starter.|
Grab them all
While not every Pokémon is available for free, a ton of them still are, so if you’re diving into Pokémon Unite for the first time during its launch window, make sure to grab as many free Pokémon as you can. Remember, you must head into the game’s menu and claim any and all Pokémon you unlock in order to keep them, so don’t forget.