Want to start strong in Pokemon UNITE and blast through the competition? We've compiled 20 essential tips and tricks for Nintendo Switch and Mobile beginners, from basic rules to the best strategies to keep in mind.
|Pokemon UNITE Starter Guides|
|Beginner's Guide||Standard Battle Rules||Things to Do First|
List of Contents
|Beginner's Startup Checklist|
In Unite battles, 2 teams consisting of 5 Pokemon battle it out in Remoat Stadium. The main objective of each team is to get Aeos Energy and deposit them in the enemy's Goal Zones. The team who scores score more points than their opponent at the end of the match wins!
As a beginner, you should familiarize yourself with Pokemon UNITE's controls. Additionally, the game provides extensive customization with the control scheme.
Even for the Mobile version of the game, you can customize it the way you see fit. Use this to tailor the experience to your liking!
|Attacker||Excels at dealing heavy ranged damage to opponents.|
|Speedster||Highly mobile Pokemon that excel at making quick attacks and scoring points.|
|All-Rounder||Tenacious fighters with balanced Offense and Endurance.|
|Defender||Great for protecting allies and hindering opponents.|
|Supporter||Provides team support by inflicting status conditions on opponents and healing allies.|
Each Pokemon has its own set of stats and unique moves for players to master. Just like other MOBAs, their general playstyle is determined by their given Role.
Knowing your Pokemon's Role, along with its strengths and weaknesses, is key to contributing to the overall synergy of your team.
|Best Pokemon for Beginners|
We recommend using Pokemon with Ranged attacks and moves for your first few matches. Ranged-type Pokemon can be pulled out safely when their HP is low, so even beginners can enjoy it with a smaller number of deaths. You can also use Pokemon like Eldegoss or Snorlax to get situated to the role they represent.
When picking out your next Pokemon, we recommend that you choose the Pokemon that have a Novice Difficulty. This does not mean that they are weaker than intermediate or expert difficulties, but rather they offer a more straightforward playstyle while also serving as a great introduction to their respective role.
Before participating in Unite battles, you should check the available challenges in the Beginner Challenges. They offer additional rewards for completing in-game tasks like scoring a certain number of points, defending Goal Zones, or winning a match. Completing Beginner Challenges will reward you with currency, fashion items, and free Pokemon!
Aside from Beginner Challenges, Pokemon UNITE also offers a lot of free items and rewards for players. Especially with the Mobile release, a Commemorative Mobile Version gift was given to newer players. Even though the Holowear is just for style, these rewards give a lot of Item Enhancers which are a necessity!
|Gameplay Guide Checklist|
As the game begins, teams will have their route. Generally, it is best to have at least two Pokemon on each lane and one Pokemon in the Jungle. For beginners, we recommend choosing either the Top Lane or the Bottom Lane as the Jungle area will require some amount of expertise.
Balancing lane placements not only ensures that Goal Zones are well-protected, but also allowing the team to have enough EXP from farming Wild Pokemon in their respective lane. When your teammates cluster in one lane, we recommend that you take a different route to maintain the balance. It may be a hassle, but this ensures efficiency. Additionally, use the Quick Chat feature to request backup when you are alone in a lane.
With the release of Pokemon UNITE for the Mobile, a new way of playing with your friends was added. Squads is a feature that allows you to create a group, similar to a guild, and play with people that match your playstyle. Take advantage of this feature by inviting trainers who you trust to help you win games.
The main way to get EXP and Aeos Energy is to defeat the Wild Pokemon located around the map. The amount of Aeos Energy you receive will depend on the strength of the wild Pokemon you defeated.
|Pokemon||Timers and Rewards|
Points Earned: 4 - 7
Spawn Timer: 9:45
Respawn Timer: 1:00
Grants a buff that makes attacks reduce enemy movement speed.
Points Earned: 4 - 7
Spawn Timer: 9:45
Respawn Timer: 1:00
Grants a buff that increases attack power of the Pokemon against Wild Pokemon with low HP.
Some Wild Pokemon give bonus effects in addition to the Aeos Energy and experience. Keep on the lookout for these wild Pokemon in the arena and use them to your advantage!
Defeating Wild Pokemon not only gives you Aeos Energy, but also experience. Though it is tempting to focus on defeating player-controlled opponents, most experiences are gained by defeating Wild Pokemon. So, it is important to farm as much as you can so you can level up fast and evolve your Pokemon so you can boost your Pokemon's stats and eventually learn their Unite Move
Although scoring points seems to be easy, there are some things that you need to take note of:
Once you are strong enough from gaining EXP, you are bound to clash with the enemy Pokemon one way or another. It will be easier to win fights with the help of your teammates. Remember, having a number advantage is key, especially when you take on objectives and attack Goals.
When the match hits the 5-minute mark, the Super Jump Pad at the entrance of your base will be unlocked. Use it to quickly get back into the fight after getting knocked down or recalling
|Upper Left||Upper Right|
|Lower Left||Lower Right|
Aside from the Super jump pad located at the base, there are also mini jump pads located in certain areas of the battle arena. Standing on top of these pads will launch you in a specific direction, which allows you to traverse the arena quickly.
|Advanced Gameplay Tips Checklist|
A very good tip to know is that Goal Zones buff allies. When a player steps on one of their friendly Goal Zones, they will get a shield, a movement speed buff, and will heal slowly over time.
This mechanic can be used to heal and protect you and your teammates while you are out in a lane. When you realize that your team is losing a clash, you can pull the fight back to your Goal Zone to get buffed constantly while you are fighting the enemy team. Conversely, you also need to be careful in taking fights when the enemy is near their Goal Zones since they will be harder to fight.
Tallgrass is placed at strategic areas of the map. When your Pokemon is standing in them, you will turn invisible to your opponent until you attack. Use them for cover when you are being chased down.
When ambushing enemies, go for targets that overextend their reach. This way, they will be too busy running away, allowing you to deliver more strikes and eventually taking them down. Careful, an unsuccessful gank can make enemies more cautious.
Aeos Energy doesn't simply come from defeating wild Pokemon. You can also see how much Aeos Energy an opposing Pokemon is carrying by looking at the number beside their health bars. A good thing to note is that the player who gets the last hit from a wild Pokemon will get the Aeos Energy.
If a player gets defeated, the Aeos Energy they are carrying will be dropped on the ground and any other players can freely pick up the dropped Aeos Energy.
|Zapdos||Gives +20 points to the team. Makes enemy goal zones vulnerable to be captured.|
|Drednaw||Grants EXP points and shields to the allied team.|
|Rotom||Rotom heads towards an enemy goal and aid the allied team in capturing it. Enables faster charging time.|
As you fight your opponents and defend goals, additional objectives will come up during a match that will let you take on formidable Pokemon call Boss Pokemon. Capturing these strong Pokemon gives useful buffs and extra points for your team to take advantage of.
Boss Pokemon appear in strategic areas of the arena, and usually take a bit of an effort to defeat. It is important to communicate with your teammates when pursuing these objectives so you can defeat them efficiently.
As you participate in UNITE battles and slowly master the Pokemon in your roster, your Trainer's level will go up. Reaching certain levels will unlock useful rewards. One of these is called Battle Items which are special items that give extra effects when used in a match. Be sure to add Battle Items in your arsenal to get helpful effects in battle!
|Item||Trainer Level Unlocked|
Each Pokemon's boosted attack has an additional effect when it hits. Understanding how your Pokemon's boosted attack works allows you to make better decisions during battles.
When Zapdos is about to spawn, make sure to have your Unite Move ready when it spawns.
However, if your Unite Move is already available, save it and don't use it until Zapdos spawns. Having your Unite Move when Zapdos arrives gives you and your team a better chance at winning the teamfight near Zapdos' area or taking Zapdos for yourselves.
However, it's important to note that you'll have to spend real money to buy it since it can only be purchased using Aeos Gems.
|All Strategy Guides|
|Beginner's Guide||Things To Do First|
|Things To Avoid Doing||Best Starter Pokemon|
|Best Pokemon for Beginners||Best Team Comps|
|List of Settings and Best Settings||How to Unlock All Pokemon|
|Best Goal Timing: When to Score||Map Objectives Guide: When to Take On Bosses|
|How to Level Up Your Pokemon: EXP Farming||Country and Region Guide|
|Unchangeable Features||Energy Rewards Gacha|
|How to Defend Goals||Targeting and Aim Assist|
|Best Farming Routes||Things to Do Everyday|
|How to Win: Tips and Strategies||Reach Master Rank: Solo Queue Guide|
|Ganking Guide: How to Gank||Tri-Lane Guide|
Pumpkin Box Guide
|7-Day Max Grade Trial Card Guide|
|Beginner Support Box Guide||-|
|Farming and Currency Guides|
|How to Farm Aeos Coins||How to Get Aeos Tickets|
|How to Get Fashion Tickets||How to Get Holowear Tickets|
|How to Farm Aeos Energy||Best Purchases in the Shop|
|How to Raise Trainer Level Fast||What to Spend Aeos Coins On|
|What to Spend Aeos Tickets On||What to Spend Aeos Gems On|
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