21 Jul 2021 9:06 AM +00:00

Pokémon Unite: How To Unlock All Characters And License Costs

Pokémon Unite marks another first for Nintendo's hit franchise. Bringing us a MOBA entry from TiMi Studios, Nintendo and The Pokémon Company, we'll be experiencing real-time 5v5 battles soon on Nintendo Switch, with iOS and Android support coming soon after (check our guide to see when Pokémon Unite cross-progression will be implemented).

However, before you get to all that, you've got to work out exactly how to unlock all the characters in Pokémon Unite. Whether you want to unlock them all, you only want to unlock the best Pokémon in Pokémon Unite, or you just want to unlock your favourite and then work out how to level up fast, you have to unlock the monsters first.

Not all characters are immediately available and require a license to unlock. If you're looking to find out how this works, here's everything we know so far:

Read More: Everything You Need to Know About Pokémon Unite

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How To Unlock All Characters In Pokémon Unite: What You Need To Buy Licenses

Licenses can be purchased in two ways. Players can use either Aeos Coins - earned by completing challenges, missions, events and winning matches - or Gems, Unite's premium currency that's bought directly using your own money.

Pokémon Unite currency can get confusing, so check out our guide to help things make sense.

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Where To Obtain Licenses In Pokémon Unite

To buy licenses within Pokémon Unite, you'll find them available at the Unite Battle Committee (UBC). Once unlocked, players can now use that Pokémon all the time.

How To Get A Free License For New Pokémon Unite Players

The first time you load up Pokémon Unite, you'll be given one free license at the start to choose from. Sadly, this doesn't extend to every available Pokémon, but you can choose between one of five options.

  • Charizard
  • Eldegoss
  • Pikachu
  • Snorlax
  • Talonflame
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How Can I Get More Free Pokémon Unite Licenses?

This is easy, there are a few ways to get your hands on some free Pokémon Unite Licenses other than through picking your "starter" Pokémon above.

We explain how to get Zeraora in Pokémon Unite in our handy guide - but you'll have to be quick to unlock the mythical Pokémon!

You can also unlock Slowbro and Venusaur simply be increasing your Trainer Level - play battles and complete challenges to level up. Slowbro unlocks at level two, and Venusaur at level five.

You can also unlock Crustle for free by completing the seven Beginner Challenges this month.

Finally, you can unlock Alolan Ninetails, Cinderace, and Greninja as a part of your 14-Day Welcome Gifts. Simply play the game for two, eight, and 14 days respectively to unlock these Pokémon Unite Licenses. If you can't wait that long, you can always purchase them from the Unite Battle Committee shop.

Pokémon Unite License Prices

After you've picked your free license, each subsequent Pokémon license comes at a cost, which you can find below.

  • Absol License - Aeos Coins 10000, Gems 575
  • Alolan Ninetales License - Aeos Coins 8000, Gems 460
  • Charizard License - Aeos Coins 6000, Gems 345
  • Cinderace License - Aeos Coins 8000, Gems 460
  • Cramorant License - Aeos Coins 8000, Gems 460
  • Crustle License - Aeos Coins 8000, Gems 460
  • Eldegoss License - Aeos Coins 6000, Gems 345
  • Garchomp License - Aeos Coins 10000, Gems 575
  • Gengar License - Aeos Coins 10000, Gems 575
  • Greninja License - Aeos Coins 10000, Gems 575
  • Lucario License - Aeos Coins 10000, Gems 575
  • Machamp License - Aeos Coins 8000, Gems 460
  • Mr. Mime License - Aeos Coins 8000, Gems 460
  • Pikachu License - Aeos Coins 6000, Gems 345
  • Slowbro License - Aeos Coins 6000, Gems 345
  • Snorlax License - Aeos Coins 6000, Gems 345
  • Talonflame License - Aeos Coins 6000, Gems 345
  • Venusaur License - Aeos Coins 8000, Gems 460
  • Wigglytuff License - Aeos Coins 8000, Gems 460
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