This is a guide on how to play online multiplayer in Pokemon UNITE for the Nintendo Switch and Mobile. Read on to know more about playing online multiplayer, game modes and matchmaking, inviting friends, and more!
List of Contents
After completing the tutorial, players can now access the Lobby. Here, players enter a matchmaking queue and are automatically matched against other players in the queue. How players are matched depends on the match type.
Unite Battle Guide and Rules
Select Unite Battle in the home screen.
Choose a game mode.
Press START button to begin search queue.
Press Ready once a match is found!
You can play with friends without having to add them, but adding them will make it easier every time you want to play with them.
Press the ZL button in the Main Menu.
Go to Friend Search.
Enter the Trainer ID of the player you want to add then select OK.
Select the trainer, then click Add Friend. An invite will be sent to that Trainer.
Tap your Trainer Icon in the upper-left corner in the Main Menu
Tap Friends in the menu.
Tap Friend Search.
Enter the Trainer ID.
Pick the trainer you want to add as a friend, then tap the + icon. An invite will be sent to that trainer.
Playing with friends can be a fun experience. Players can invite any number of their friends to a match to form a team. However, in Ranked Matches, players can only form a team of 2, 3, and 5. Having 4 friends and 1 random player in one team is not allowed in Ranked Matches. This is mainly for balancing purposes.
Go into the lobby.
Choose a game mode.
Select any of the plus icons. Then, select Invite Friend.
A menu will show listing all you friends. Select a player, then select Invitation. An invitation will be sent to your friend.
Joining a lobby will allow you to play with players you have not added as a friend yet! To join a lobby, players need a Lobby ID. The Lobby ID is a set of numbers found at the upper left corner of the screen when inside a lobby. Players can ask other players for their Lobby ID.
Select Lobby Search in the Main Menu.
Enter the Lobby ID.
|Availability of Game Modes|
|Standard||Available at the start.|
|Ranked||Unlocks at trainer level 6 and above.|
|Quick Battle||Unlocks at trainer level 8 and above.|
Standard match and Quick Battle modes have three match types you can also choose to play! These match types does not change the rules of the game modes, but changes how you matchmake.
Pokemon UNITE is free for both Nintendo Switch and Mobile devices. Nintendo Switch users do not need to pay for Nintendo Switch Online to be able to play online multiplayer.
Only in-game currencies like Aeos Gems require payment.
Pokemon UNITE can now be played offline via the Offline Mode feature!
|Game Modes and Rules|
|Game Modes Explanation||Match Types Explanation|
|Unite Battle Guide||Ranked Match Guide|
|Quick Battle Guide||How to Use Training Mode|
|Fair Play Points Guide||Can Players Use the Same Pokemon?|
|Tournament Mode Guide||Custom Battle Guide|
|Gameplay Manual Guides|
|List of Status Effects||Stats Explanation|
|How to Upgrade Items||Unite Moves Guide|
|List of Berries and Effects||How To Surrender|
|Recall Guide and Best Timing||Super Jump Guide|
|Vision Guide: How Does Vision Work?||Evolution: How to Evolve and Timing|
|Character Creation Guide||Free Rotation Guide|
|Microtransactions Guide||Attack Vs. Special Attack|
|Badge Guide and Explanation||How to Check Team Score|
|How to Check Leaderboard||Tutorial Missions: Access and Rewards|
|How to Increase Movement Speed||Critical Hit Guide|
|How to Use Quick Chat and Pings||How to Use the Camera|
|How to Cancel Moves||Invincibility Guide|
|Move Types and When to Use||Grass Guide: How Does Grass Work?|
|Boosted Attacks Guide||How to Recover HP|
|How to Check Player Levels and Kills||List of Hidden Mechanics|
|How to Chat with Friends||List of Achievements|
|Pokemon Points and Battle Ribbons||Season Points and Rewards|
|Game Setup Guides|
|List of Controls||List of Settings|
|How to Change Your Name||How to Change Your Gender|
|How to Play Online Multiplayer||How to Add Friends|
|Language Settings||How to Use Voice Chat and Best Apps|
|Do You Need Nintendo Online?||Server Reset Time|
|How to Create a New Account||Can You Delete an Account?|
|Player Count and Limit||Can You Play Offline?|
|How to Reduce Lag||What Happens When You Go AFK|
|How to Play with Bots||How to Check Match History|
|Battle Screen and Menus Explanation||Spectator Mode|
|How to Update the Trainer Card||Squads Guide|
|Friendship Points Guide||-|
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