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This is a guide on how to play online multiplayer in Pokemon UNITE. Read on to know more about the Battle Menu, matchmaking, inviting friends, and more!

The Battle Menu

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After completing the tutorial, players can now access the Battle Menu. There are three types of matches available, namely Standard Match, Ranked Match, and Quick Battle.

Availability of Match Types
Match Type Availability
Standard Available at the start.
Ranked Unlocks at trainer level 6 and above.
Quick Battle Unlocks at trainer level 8 and above.

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Ranked Match

Ranked matches are matches where players are organized according to their current rank. It is more competitive than Standard matches.
This match type can be unlocked only at trainer level 6.
Ranked Match: How to Unlock and Rules

Standard Match

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Standard matches are like Ranked matches except it ignores player ranks.
There are three modes available in Standard matches: Random, Friendly, and CPU Battle.

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As the name suggests, players can battle with computer controlled opponents or teammates. Players can use this mode to practice their skills or different strategies.
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Random mode matches players with other players online against other teams. Players can also invite their friends to join this mode.
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Friendly mode allows players to set up matches with specific players. Players can use this mode to 5v5 against their friends.

Quick Battle

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Quick Battles are 4v4 or 3v3 matches with a significantly shorter timer. Quick Battles are great for practicing Pokemon and different strategies.
The match type can be unlocked only at trainer level 8.
Quick Battle: How to Unlock and Rules

How to Play Online Multiplayer

Match Start
Players are automatically matched against others. How players are matched depends on the match type.
Unite Battle Guide and Rules

1 Select Unite Battle in the home screen.
Unite Battle
2 Choose a match type.
Match Types
3 Press START button to begin.
Match Start

How to Invite Friends to a Match

Invite Friends
Playing with friends can be a fun experience. Pokemon UNITE allows players to invite their friends to play. However, Pokemon UNITE only allows 1, 2, 3, and 5 player queue. This is generally for balancing purposes.
How to Add Friends

1 Select the Battle Menu.
2 Choose a match type.
3 Select any of the plus icons. Then, select Invite Friend.
4 A menu will show listing all you friends. Pick a player to invite, then press A.
5 Select Invite.
6 An invite will be sent to your friend!
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How to Join a Lobby

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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. Players can ask other players for their Lobby ID.

1 Enter the Lobby ID in the Lobby Search field..
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Is the Online Multiplayer Free?

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Pokemon UNITE is free for both Nintendo Switch and Mobile devices. Nintendo Switch users do not need to pay for Nintendo Switch Online.
Only in-game items like Holowears require payment.
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Can Pokemon UNITE be Played Oflline?

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Pokemon UNITE cannot be played offline. It requires internet connection to work.

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