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!
List of Contents
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|
|Standard||Available at the start.|
|Ranked||Unlocks at trainer level 6 and above.|
|Quick Battle||Unlocks at trainer level 8 and above.|
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 matches are like Ranked matches except it ignores player ranks.
There are three modes available in Standard matches: Random, Friendly, and CPU Battle.
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.
Random mode matches players with other players online against other teams. Players can also invite their friends to join this mode.
Friendly mode allows players to set up matches with specific players. Players can use this mode to 5v5 against their friends.
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
Players are automatically matched against others. How players are matched depends on the match type.
Unite Battle Guide and Rules
Select Unite Battle in the home screen.
Choose a match type.
Press START button to begin.
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
Select the Battle Menu.
Choose a match type.
Select any of the plus icons. Then, select Invite Friend.
A menu will show listing all you friends. Pick a player to invite, then press A.
An invite will be sent to your friend!
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.
Enter the Lobby ID in the Lobby Search field..
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.
Shop Purchases Guide and Price List
Pokemon UNITE cannot be played offline. It requires internet connection to work.
|Match Types and Rules|
|Match Types Explanation||Unite Battle Guide|
|Ranked Match Guide||Quick Battle Guide|
|How to Use Training Mode||Fair Play Points 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||-|
|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?|
|Play Count and Limit||Can You Play Offline?|
|How to Reduce Lag||What Happens When You Go AFK|
|How to Play with Bots||-|
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