Pokemon Unite 5 Character TeamSource: The Pokémon Company

Pokémon Unite is a free-to-play online multiplayer battle arena game for Nintendo Switch, iOS, and Android. Players engage in 5-v-5 battles with Pokémon of different battle types to see who will win. But which Pokémon can you use? Here are all of the playable Pokémon characters we know of so far.

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Pokémon Unite roster

Pokemon Unite CharactersSource: The Pokémon Company

Here are all of the playable characters (we know of so far) and their roles. There is also a Pokémon Unite tier list that shows which Pokémon are higher ranking than others.

  • Pikachu (Attacker)
  • Charizard (All-Rounder)
  • Snorlax (Defender)
  • Crustle (Defender)
  • Greninja (Attacker)
  • Eldegoss (Supporter)
  • Talonflame (Speedster)
  • Lucario (All-Rounder)
  • Venusaur (Attacker)
  • Mr. Mime (Supporter)
  • Slowbro (Defender)
  • Absol (Speedster)
  • Machamp (All-Rounder)
  • Wigglytuff (Supporter)
  • Alolan Ninetales (Attacker)
  • Cramorant (Attacker)
  • Gengar (Speedster)
  • Garchomp (All-Rounder)
  • Cinderace (Attacker)
  • Zeraora (Speedster)

Roles & Battle Type System

Pokemon Unite 5 Character Team OrangeSource: The Pokémon Company

Unlike core Pokémon games, Pokémon Unite's battle system focuses on Battle types rather than Elemental types. During each battle, Pokémon can grow as they fight and can even temporarily evolve.

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There are five different Battle Types:

  • Attacker: Has low Endurance and excels at dealing heavy ranged damage to opponents.
    • Pikachu
    • Greninja
    • Venausaur
    • Alolan Ninetales
    • Cramorant
    • Cinderace
  • Speedster: Has high Mobility and Offense and excels at making quick attacks and scoring points.
    • Zeraora
    • Talonflame
    • Absol
    • Gengar
  • All-Rounder: Has balanced Offense and Endurance and are highly tenacious fighters.
    • Charizard
    • Lucario
    • Machamp
    • Garchomp
  • Defender: Has high Endurance and excels at protecting allies and hindering opponents.
    • Snorlax
    • Crustle
    • Slowbrow
  • Supporter: Provides team support by inflicting status conditions on opponents and by healing allies.
    • Eldegoss
    • Mr. Mime
    • Wigglytuff

Pokémon Unite: Pokémon Licenses coming soon

Pokemon Unite Coming SoonSource: The Pokémon Company

There are currently only 20 playable Pokémon characters in Pokémon Unite, but more will be added to the roster as time goes on. So far, here are all of the Pokémon we know for sure are on their way.

  • Blastoise (Defender)
  • Gardevoir (Attacker)

Pokémon Unite License Prices

Pokemon Unite License ShopSource: iMore

To use a Pokémon in battle, you will need to have its Pokémon License. You can purchase these in the shop by either spending Aeos Coins or Aeos Gems. Aeos Coins are earned as you play, while Aeos Gems can only be purchased with real-world money. Here's the price for each license.

Pokémon Aeos Coins Aeos Gems
Absol 10,000 575
Alolan Ninetales 8,000 460
Charizard 6,000 345
Cinderace 8,000 460
Cramorant 8,000 460
Crustle 8,000 460
Eldegoss 6,000 345
Garchomp 10,000 575
Gengar 10,000 575
Greninja 10,000 575
Lucario 10,000 575
Machamp 8,000 460
Mr. Mime 8,000 460
Pikachu 6,000 345
Slowbro 6,000 345
Snorlax 6,000 345
Talonflame 6,000 345
Venasaur 8,000 460
Wigglytuff 8,000 460

Get out there, champ

To do well in Pokémon Unite, you'll need to keep Battle Types in mind and use your Pokémon to score points. It will help to have a diverse group of creatures on your team. As time goes on, more Pokémon might get added to this list, and we'll update it if that happens.