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Dragonite is Coming to Pokemon UNITE

Kanto's favorite dragon-type, Dragonite, is coming to Pokemon UNITE later this month.
Kanto's favorite dragon-type, Dragonite, is coming to Pokemon UNITE later this month. / Tencent, The Pokemon Company

Kanto's favorite dragon-type, Dragonite, is coming to Pokemon UNITE later this month.

The winter holiday season is upon us and Pokemon UNITE has seen fit to give fans its gift a bit early this year. Dragonite, the popular dragon-type from Generation I, is making its way into the game later this month. Hailing from the Kanto region, Dragonite has made a name for itself with its tough hide and immense power—all while looking downright adorable.

Here's how to get Dragonite when it unlocks in Pokemon UNITE.

How to Get Dragonite in Pokemon UNITE

Players will be able to purchase Dragonite's UNITE license when it drops alongside the winter holiday event.

While the event, itself, will run from Dec. 15, 2021, through to Jan. 16, 2022, Dragonite's license won't drop until near the middle of its duration on Dec. 20. According to a post published on the official Pokemon UNITE website, Dragonite is a melee all-rounder that "harnesses its impressive heft and draconic might to dole out maximum damage." Its move pool will contain moves such as Dragon Breath, Outrage, and Draco Impact.

Additionally, Tsareena—another melee all-rounder—will have its license available for no cost from Dec. 9 through to Dec. 31.

DBLTAP cannot confirm a price point for Dragonite's license at the time of writing. However, players speculate that it will cost around 10,000 Aeos Coins or 575 Aeos Gems. While this may seem steep, Pokemon UNITE has set up plenty of currency rewards throughout the event for eager trainers who are a bit light in their pockets.

Other major content releases this month include the new 4-on-4 quick battle map: Snowball Battle in Shivre City. In this map, fainted Pokemon become snow-statues that can jump, wave, and perform different poses until their cooldown is over. The mythical Pokemon that appears here will be the legendary bird, Articuno.