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Pokemon UNITE Free Rotation: Week of Sept. 26-Oct. 2

We've listed each Pokemon included as part of Pokemon UNITE's weekly Free Rotation feature.
We've listed each Pokemon included as part of Pokemon UNITE's weekly Free Rotation feature. / Game Freak, Tencent

We've listed each Pokemon included as part of Pokemon UNITE's weekly Free Rotation feature.

Free Rotation is Pokemon UNITE's way of allowing its players to try out different Pokemon in battle without necessarily needing to invest currency in them. There are few things more annoying than sinking hard-earned Aeos Coins into a pick you never end up using. Free Rotation changes every Sunday evening and typically includes four different Pokemon to choose from.

Pokemon UNITE Free Rotation: Sept. 26-Oct. 2

The Pokemon currently available in free rotation are:

  • Garchomp
  • Gengar
  • Greninja
  • Mr. Mime

Players who aren't particularly familiar with these Pokemon shouldn't worry—we've provided short explanations on what to expect from each choice, below:

Garchomp is a melee all-rounder that specializes in physical attacks and, therefore, uses the base attack stat. Most trainers will recognize this Pokemon as the partner to Sinnoh League Champion, Cynthia. Its highest ratings are in Offense and Endurance with Mobility and Scoring tied for second. Rough Skin, its passive ability, applies to other melee attackers by transferring some of their own damage back onto them with every hit. Those who appreciate Garchomp can purchase its UNITE license from the Aeos Emporium for 10,000 Aeos Coins or 575 Aeos Gems.

Gengar is a melee special speedster that prioritizes special attacks over "regular" attacks. 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.

Greninja is a ranged attacker that specializes in physical attacks. Therefore, it also benefits more from Attack boosts than Sp. Attack. Its highest rating is Offense with Mobility and Scoring tied for second. Players may find it difficult to play Greninja successfully due to its passive, Torrent—making this Pokemon more effective when kept at a lower HP total. Players can purchase Greninja from the Aeos Emporium for 10,000 Aeos Coins or 575 Aeos Gems if they don't already own it.

Mr. Mime is a melee supporter and the only special attacker of the group. Its kit is tailored for crowd control than anything else with a powerful shove and AoE stun ultimate. However, like any crowd control choice, it can be difficult to master the amount of awareness and coordination necessary to perform well. Its highest rating is tied with Support and Endurance with Scoring and Offense tied for second. Mr. Mime can be purchased from the Aeos Emporium for 8,000 Aeos Coins or 460 Aeos Gems.