Pokémon Unite, the new MOBA-style adaptation of the ever-popular Pokémon series, released on the Nintendo Switch on Wednesday. From now on, you can download the game for free on the Nintendo eShop and download Zeraora, the thunder-cut Pokémon, for free for a limited time.
Pokémon Unite is a new free game from The Pokémon Company and TiMi Studio Group. In it, two groups compete in teams of five to try to score as many points as possible against the opposing team. A big part of the game will be unlocking new Pokémon to use in battle – one is Zeraora.
How to redeem Zeraora
First off, to get Zeraora, you must log in and download Pokémon Unite for August 31
Once you have downloaded the game, launch it and navigate to the main menu with your trainer and Pokémon on it. Press “X” on the switch controller and it will open a submenu. From there, scroll down to “Mail” and click on “System Messages.” Inside, there’s a message titled “Launch Bonus.” Press “A” to redeem Zeraora’s Unite license and unlock it. Once you have done that, Zeraora will appear as an optional fighter.
It’s just day one, so players will still find the strengths and weaknesses of each character, but it won’t hurt to pick up another fighter. Here is a video showing Pokémon features set in the game.
This mythical electric-type Pokémon is lightning fast, capturing opponents and dealing huge damage in an instant.
Zeraora’s Unite Move emits a powerful electric explosion, creating a plasma zone around the strike zone. #PokemonUNITE pic.twitter.com/3OugXoDPwA
– Pokémon UNITE (@PokemonUnite) July 15, 2021
Pokémon Unite is live on the Nintendo Switch now and is scheduled to hit mobile platforms in September.