How to Unlock Zeraora in Pokemon Unite

Learn how to unlock and claim Zeraora in Pokemon Unite before it's too late!

The most appealing aspect of Pokemon Unite, besides its interesting twist on the genre, are the Pokemon themselves. The game includes a bunch of fan favorites like Pikachu, Charizard, Gengar, and Lucario. It also includes some newer additions, such as Zeraora.

Some Pokemon will need to be captured unlocked using in-game/real currency. Others can be won by completing various challenges. But how do you unlock the speedster Zeraora?

Zeraora selection screen.

Zeraora is being offered as a free reward to anyone who logs onto Pokemon Unite before August 31.

Just download the free-to-play game via the Nintendo eShop, create your trainer, and boom — one free Zeraora to add to your roster.

Note: If you’re waiting for Pokemon Unite to launch on iOS and Android smartphones later this year, don’t worry. The official Pokemon Unite Twitter account posted that mobile players will also be able to unlock Zeraora for free.

We assume it’ll be in the same fashion; download the game within a specified length of time and you’ll be good to go.

How to Claim Zeraora

How to claim Zeraora in the Pokemon Unite system messages menu.

All you have to do is log into Pokemon Unite to unlock Zeraora. They won’t immediately pop up in your Pokemon list though. You’ll need to claim them first.

This is done by hitting X on the start screen to pull up a side menu. From here, you’ll need to scroll down to “Mail” and click “System Messages”.

Click on the message titled “Launch Bonus” and claim Zeraora’s Unite license to unlock the Pokemon for use. Head back to the main screen and check your roster. Zeraora should be there waiting to be taken into battle.

Zeraora is a solid speedster — assassin-like melee character — whose lightning attacks are as cool as they are powerful. Everyone should add them to their roster as soon as possible.

And there you have it: how to unlock Zeraora in Pokemon Unite. Now you have a free Pokemon to get you started in this great introduction to MOBAs. Stay tuned for more Pokemon Unite guides.


Kenneth Seward Jr. is the Founder/Editor-in-Chief of United Front Gaming and a freelance writer (IGN, Upload, Zam Network, etc.). He occasionally eats mushrooms in an attempt to grow never works. Feel free to make fun/follow him on Twitter (@KennyUFG)!

Published Jul. 23rd 2021

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