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Pokemon UNITE Free Rotation for the Week of Oct. 3-9

We've compiled a short list of Pokemon included within this week's Pokemon UNITE Free Rotation feature.
We've compiled a short list of Pokemon included within this week's Pokemon UNITE Free Rotation feature. / Tencent, Game Freak

We've compiled a short list of Pokemon included within this week's Pokemon UNITE Free Rotation feature.

Pokemon UNITE, like other MOBAs, has a feature that allows players to have a trial run of fighters they may not already own. This "try before you buy" mechanic occurs every week—refreshing late on Sundays—and typically showcases four random Pokemon available on the roster at that time. Below, we've revealed this week's fighters, alongside a brief overview for each one.

Pokemon UNITE Free Rotation: Oct. 3-9

The Pokemon available this week are:

  • Machamp
  • Crustle
  • Gardevoir
  • Cinderace

For those unfamiliar with any of the fighters listed above, we've provided a brief explanation into each one.

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.

Crustle is well-known as one of the tankiest Pokemon in-game and a great foil to speedsters or Pokemon with an otherwise high Offense stat. It is a melee defender that puts itself directly into the line of fire to protect its teammates—a classic tank. Crustles highest rating is in Endurance with Support in second and Scoring in third. Its passive, Sturdy, gives it a defense and special defense boost whenever it takes damage. Players can purchase its UNITE license from the Aeos Emporium for 8,000 Aeos Coins or 460 Aeos Gems. It is also available as a reward for completing a set of Daily Challenges.

Gardevoir is the newest roster addition on this list. It 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.

Cinderace is a ranged physical attacker that prioritizes regular attack over special attack. It is also a popular choice due to its passive and kit. Its highest rating is in Offense with Mobility, Scoring, and Endurance following behind, respectively. Blaze, its passive, applies a litany of buffs from marking a target for extra damage to buffing its speed and base attack at low health. Players can purchase Cinderace from the Aeos Emporium for 8,000 Aeos Coins or 460 Aeos Gems.

Free Rotation will refresh on Oct. 10.