Pokémon Unite, the brand new MOBA-style adaptation of the ever widespread Pokémon franchise, launched on Nintendo Switch on Wednesday. Starting now, you may obtain the sport free of charge on the Nintendo eShop and seize Zeraora, the thunderclap Pokémon, free for a restricted time.

Pokémon Unite is a brand new free-to-play sport from The Pokémon Company and TiMi Studio Group. In it, two teams compete in groups of 5 to attempt to rating as many factors as potential towards the opposing staff. An enormous a part of the sport will likely be unlocking new Pokémon to make use of in battle — certainly one of which is Zeraora.

How to redeem Zeraora

First off, to get Zeraora, you’ll want to go online and obtain Pokémon Unite earlier than August 31. If you intend to play on the cellular model that’s popping out this fall, don’t fret. A tweet from the sport’s official web page shared that gamers planning to play on cellular will still be able to get the Pokémon at a later date.

Once you’ve downloaded the sport, launch it and navigate to the primary menu together with your coach and Pokémon on it. Press “X” in your Switch controller and it’ll open a submenu. From there, scroll all the way down to “Mail” and click on on “System Messages.” In there’s a message titled “Launch Bonus.” Press “A” to redeem Zeraora’s Unite license and unlock it. Once you do this, Zeraora will seem as an optionally available fighter.

It’s solely day one, so gamers are nonetheless determining the strengths and weaknesses of every character, nevertheless it received’t damage to choose up one other fighter. Here’s a video exhibiting off the Pokémon’s transfer set within the sport.

Pokémon Unite is stay on Nintendo Switch now and is scheduled to return to cellular platforms in September.