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Pokemon UNITE Free Rotation for the Week of Oct. 24-30

Pokemon UNITE's Free Rotation has rolled over again, allowing players to try out new Pokemon.
Pokemon UNITE's Free Rotation has rolled over again, allowing players to try out new Pokemon. / Tencent, Game Freak

Pokemon UNITE's Free Rotation has rolled over again, allowing players to try out new Pokemon.

Free Rotation is a common feature in many MOBAs such as Pokemon UNITE. It is, in essence, a "try before you buy" mechanic. Players can pick from a small pool of Pokemon for a limited time to play for free before deciding to purchase their license outright. This pool is chosen at random, meaning repeats are common, and typically contains four Pokemon in total. The pool shifts late in the day every Sunday.

Pokemon UNITE Free Rotation: Oct. 24-30

The Pokemon featured as part of this week's Free Rotation are:

  • Gardevoir
  • Gengar
  • Machamp
  • Wigglytuff

Gardevoir is a ranged special attacker with its two highest scores in Offense and Support, respectively. Its kit has a mixture of area of effect (AOE) and crowd control abilities meant to trap opponents and back-up allies. Synchronize, its passive, mirrors any damage over time (DOT) or speed affliction onto its attacker. Those who enjoy playing Gardevoir this week can purchase its UNITE License for 8,000 Aeos Coins or 460 Aeos Gems.

Gengar is a melee special speedster that prioritizes special attack over "regular" attack. It was once one of the most deadly choices in-game, but has since taken a blow to its popularity following a recent patch. Its highest rating is in Mobility with Offense, Endurance, and Scoring following behind, respectively. Gengar's passive, Levitate, applies a permanent buff to its movement speed when not in combat. Players can purchase Gengar's UNITE license from the Aeos Emporium for 10,000 Aeos Coins or 575 Aeos Gems.

Machamp is a melee all-rounder that specializes in physical attacks and benefits highly from Attack boost items rather than Sp. Attack. Its highest rating is in Offense with Mobility, Endurance, and Scoring all tied for second. Its superior ratings, alone, make it incredibly popular and easier to master. Its passive, Guts, increases its attack stat when Machamp is inflicted with a status condition—e.g.: being burned. Players can purchase Machamp from the Aeos Emporium for 8,000 Aeos Coins or 460 Aeos Gems.

Wigglytuff is a melee special supporter that prioritizes special attack over regular attack. Despite its "support" role, players typically use Wigglytuff as a mixture of crowd control and muscle—essentially trading part of Snorlax's defense for mobility. Its highest rating is in Support with Endurance and Mobility tied for second and Offense and Scoring tied for last. Wigglytuff's passive, Charm, makes opposing Pokemon infatuated with it and approach it against their will for a short time on a cooldown. Players can purchase its UNITE license from the Aeos Emporium for 8,000 Aeos Coins or 460 Aeos Gems.

The next Free Rotation rollover will be on Sunday, Oct. 31.