How To Unlock Free Pokémon In Pokémon Unite

There are currently 20 playable Pokémon in the hit new MOBA game, Pokémon Unite. Out of those 20 Pokémon, you can obtain 8 of them completely free just by playing the game. Here’s how you can do it.


Unlike traditional Pokémon games, you can’t actually catch Pokémon in Pokémon Unite. It ditches its RPG roots for a more bombastic MOBA gameplay. The only way to get playable Pokémon in Pokémon Unite is by acquiring the respective Pokémon’s Unite License. A Unite License can be bought using either Aeos Coins or Aeos Gems. Aeos Coins are the primary in-game currency in Pokémon Unite that you get whenever you win games while, Aeos Gems can only be acquired by spending real world money. 

So technically, you can get every Pokémon in the game by simply accumulating enough Aeos Coins to purchase them all. But there’s actually a way to get Pokémon completely free without spending anything at all including Aeos Coins. Here are those Pokémon and how they can be unlocked.

Starter Pokémon 

Just like typical Pokémon games, you actually get a starter Pokémon to help you begin the game. After completing the tutorial, you can select Pikachu, Charizard, Talonflame, Snorlax, or Eldegoss. Each of these Pokémon represent one of the five roles in the game. Choose wisely as the only other way to get the other starter Pokémon is by purchasing their Unite License. If you’re having trouble choosing who to pick, you can’t go wrong with either Pikachu or Charizard.


Zeraora is a legendary Pokémon from Generation VII introduced in Ultra Sun/Moon. In Pokémon Unite, Zeraora is a Speedster which is the game’s equivalent to an assassin, this Pokémon has blinding speed and insane mobility that he uses to deal damage. You can get Zeraora as a free bonus for players who downloaded Pokémon Unite before Aug. 31, 2021. 


Slowbro is a fan favorite Pokémon introduced all the way back in Generation I. Slowbro is a Defender which is the game’s equivalent to the tank class. Slowbro has very good defensive stats, high HP, and lots of crowd control that make him one of the best Defenders in the game. You can get Slowbro by reaching Trainer Level 2.


Venusaur is part of the original starter Pokémon from the Kanto region. In Pokémon Unite, this Pokémon is an Attacker which is the game’s answer for the marksman or mage class from other MOBAs. Venusaur has excellent single target and area of effect damage that can be surely helpful during teamfights. Although, like most Attackers, Venusaur is pretty vulnerable and can be susceptible if the enemy team gets too close. You can get Venusaur by reaching Trainer Level 5.

Alolan Ninetales

Ninetales is a Pokémon that has been around since Generation I but its Alolan variation was only introduced during Generation VII. Alolan Ninetales is an ice type Pokémon that belongs to the Attacker role. It has great damage and amazing crowd control that make it a nightmare for opponents thinking that they can easily take out this Pokémon. You can get Alolan Ninetales as the day two bonus for the “14 Day Welcome Gifts” event.


Cinderace is another starter Pokémon but this time it’s from the current generation, Pokémon Sword and Shield. Cinderace is a fire type Attacker Pokémon that has plenty of damaging skills and good mobility. It has the same weakness as the other Attackers, which is its vulnerability. Pair up with a good Supporter or Defender and you’ll find yourself easily dominating the game. Cinderace can be acquired as the day eight bonus for the “14 Day Welcome Gifts” event.


Greninja is another fan favorite mostly because of its cool ninja aesthetic and its role as one of Ash’s main Pokémon in the anime. It’s one of the best Pokémon in the game and the best Attacker overall. Thanks to its sheer damage and mobility, this Pokémon is a go to pick for most players who are looking for an easy win. You can get Greninja as the day 14 bonus for the “14 Day Welcome Gifts” event.


Last but not the least is Crustle. This Pokémon is one of the tankiest Defenders in the game. Its combination of high HP and disruptive crowd control makes it a priority pick for any team composition looking for a strong Defender. It works best when played kind of like a tank-support that has massive impact during teamfights. You can get Crustle by completing all seven steps of the Beginner Challenge.

Final Thoughts

Pokémon Unite is a very generous game that likes to give out free stuff every now and then. Make sure to complete Challenges and participate in Events since these can yield more opportunities to unlock more Pokémon. Also, check your Mail regularly because they might sometimes just hand out free Unite Licenses that you can use to unlock even more Pokémon.

So there you have it! That’s everything you need to know on how to unlock free Pokémon in Pokémon Unite. Be sure to check back with us again for more awesome guides on your favorite video games. Have fun!